On May 31, Disney Parks Blog announced the debut of yet another interactive experience at Walt Disney World Resort, this one designed to appeal to the swashbuckler in all of us. “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” will send guests seeking treasures in Adventureland in Magic Kingdom.
As the Disney Parks Blog notes, “A Pirate’s Adventure” is inspired by the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies. Briefly, the game’s overarching story has Disney guests become enchanted by the spirits of pirates past. These new pirate recruits then have the fate of piracy placed in their hands as they undertake one or more of the five possible raids.
The pirate recruits join Captain Jack Sparrow on his quest for treasure. Together, they come up against the some of Captain Jack’s foes: the Royal Navy, Captain Barbossa, headhunters, curses and even Calypso, the sea goddess. If the pirate recruits successfully help Captain Jack with all the available raids, they are welcome to join his crew.
Disney guests sign up for “A Pirate’s Adventure” near the Pirates of the Caribbean water ride. They are given pirate maps and a magic talisman (RFID chip) that will help them discover the Treasures of the Seven Seas. Guests use the map and magic talisman to find locations and unlock clues. The result is a game that reveals the sometimes-overlooked details in Adventureland – as well as uses some Disney-Imagineered special effects.
“A Pirates Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” offers five set adventures. Each one is relatively short to play, depending on how many guests have joined the game. The game can be played around other aspects of a day spent at the Magic Kingdom, such as attractions, entertainment and dining.
While the popular Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom relies on strategy via card collecting, and game experiences will vary with the cards’ use and the games levels, “A Pirate’s Adventure” operates more as an guided, interactive story. It is more akin to Epcot’s Phineas & Ferb: Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure game (and Kim Possible before that). As such, although anyone is welcome to play the game is likely to appeal especially to younger guests.
“A Pirate’s Adventure” joins Pirates of the Caribbean and a number of other pirate-themed experiences at Walt Disney World, including Captain Jack’s Pirate Tutorial, a character show, and “The Pirates League” makeover in Magic Kingdom; Pirates of the Caribbean: The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow and Jake and the Never Land Pirates with Disney Junior – Live on Stage, both at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; Pirate Adventure Cruises for kids at Disney’s Caribbean Resort, which also offers themed pirate rooms; and Pirates & Pals Fireworks Voyage, a moonlit cruise on the Seven Seas Lagoon with a view of Magic Kingdom fireworks.
“A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” is free to play, included with Magic Kingdom admission.
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