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Newly Updated Pirate’s Adventure in Magic Kingdom

Published September 29, 2016 by ltdjosh

Three years ago, Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom introduced an interactive quest for guests of all ages. The name of the quest was “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasure Of The Seven Seas”. Over the years, thousands of wee pirate lads and lassies (as well as a few buccaneers) have enjoyed scavenging around Adventureland to find clues and solve the mystery of the adventure. A few months ago, Disney announced an addition to the adventure. Let’s take a look at one of the adventures, as well as the new surprise ending awaiting guests.

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The building where you sign up for the Pirate’s Adventure is next to Pirate’s Of The Caribbean, towards Splash Mountain. It’s an unassuming building that most people just quickly walk by, perhaps thinking it’s a food vendor or something of that nature. However, once you walk inside, your fate be forever changed. There are 5 different adventures you can choose. Once you’ve chosen your adventure, simply scan your magicband (or your park ticket) and the on screen guide will tell you what mark on your map to go to first. For this demonstration, I chose the Guardian’s Curse adventure. Once I scanned in, I was off on an adventure I won’t soon forget.

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For each adventure, you receive a treasure map telling you roughly were to go to find your clue. Once you reach the area, you have to find the symbol listed on your map. When you touch your magicband (or ticket) to the symbol, something magical will happen in the immediate area that will tell you where to go next. You never know what you’ll find. First up, the compass symbol.

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This symbol seemed easy enough to find. Look for a treasure chest, a lantern, and a map on top of an old crate. Then find the symbol. Well, there are a lot of crates around. Thankfully, I found my symbol.

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The next symbol that I was to find was the bulls eye symbol. This one proved even trickier to find, but I kept a sharp eye out and sure enough, found what I was looking for on top of a barrel (perhaps filled with rum for Captain Jack Sparrow?).

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Next up, I had to search for a parrot symbol. Since I knew there were parrots all over Adventureland, it took me a few minutes to find the right parrot (and the matching symbol).

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However, I found the tricky bird.

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And his symbol.

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I was getting excited. This was fun, and it didn’t take that long to do. Plus it was a great way to spend a very quiet morning in Adventureland. Off to the next symbol: A captain’s hat.

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A few moments later, I had found the blasted hat.

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I had won the adventure, but this odd pirate came up out of his watery grave to tell me that I should continue my quest for more treasures.

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Since it had taken me less than 10 minutes to complete the entire adventure, I decided that I would try, as my Pokemon Go friends would say, to “catch them all”. At the end of the 3rd adventure, I was dealt a pleasant surprise: a complimentary fastpass for Pirate’s Of The Caribbean.

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This wasn’t time stamped, but date stamped, good through the end of the month any time the ride was operating. I then went on my way continuing adventures, and received another at the end of my 4th adventure, and another at the end of my 5th adventure. An hours worth of work searching all over Adventureland (and seeing things that I had never noticed before) and I had 3 free legacy fastpasses to use anytime over the course of the next 2 weeks.

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If you’re in the area and have some free time, I definitely encourage you to take the challenge and enjoy the Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures Of The Seven Seas. You won’t be disappointed.

 

Joshua Snyder is a Disney fanatic and Travel Agent, working with My Mickey Vacation travel.. He is an annual passholder for Walt Disney World, and enjoys going the parks as often as he can. In his spare time, he enjoys reading everything he can about the parks and helping introduce new families to the Happiest Place On Earth. He currently resides in the Orlando, FL area. He can be reached at joshua.snyder@mymickeyvacation.com.

A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasure of the Seven Seas – Secret Details Revealed!

Published April 10, 2013 by Disneyways.com

Ahoy mates! Coming this Summer, adventures await at Walt Disney World when Captain Jack Sparrow himself brings his swashbuckling antics to Magic Kingdom in a new interactive quest to the park this spring. It’s called “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” and an adventure it will be! Join our new facebook group here to join in the fun from home!

The experience will have guests playing the role of a pirate in an attempt to save Adventureland. There will be five different pirate raids, each with a separate map, as well as a talisman, to guide you in your quest of collecting treasure.

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On the adventure, guests will interact with Captain Jack Sparrow’s famous compass and come in contact with things like a parrot, an oyster, a bobcat spirit, a cannon, and a treasure chest. “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” will take us through five different “pirate raids” fighting off Captain Jack Sparrow’s many enemies including the Royal Navy and Captain Barbossa among others. We will of course – look for treasure along the way.

Guests will be equipped with a pirate map and a “magic” talisman looks to be placed inside a skull (photos to come!) where guests will begin the adventure. It looks as though the Royal Navy and captain Barbossa aren’t the only things we need to be on the look out for. Images of sharks circling in the water, cannons, talking shrunken heads, battles between ships in a bottle and other scoundrel activity will be just a few obstacles placed in your way to finding the treasure. Some of the “raids” might take place inside the shops near the Magic Carpets of Aladdin, maybe the Swiss Family Tree House, and near the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction entrance.

Guests who are successful in helping Captain Jack eliminate his foes and locate the Seven Seas treasures will be welcomed as part of his new crew. Those who do not are sentenced to “face the wrath of the cruel sea – alone.”

With the announcement of a 5th Pirates of the Caribbean movie set to hit theaters on July 10, 2015 we can’t help but wonder if “A Pirate’s Adventure: Treasures of the Seven Seas” will give us some hints as to what’s coming next for the mischievous Jack Sparrow and his scallywag adventures.

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