Magic Kingdom guests may see more than a few youngins – and some blokes, too – masquerading as scoundrels, rogues and ne’er-do-wells on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates in September and October. That’s because The Pirates League, an outpost in Adventureland where Walt Disney World guests are transformed into swashbucklers, is already getting reservation requests for Halloween Party-day transformations – and expects a lot more.

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To accommodate anticipated requests, The Pirates League will extend its hours of operation to 8 p.m. on Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party dates:

Sept. 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
Oct. 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
Nov. 1

Reservations can be arranged by calling 407/WDW-CREW (939-2739).  Based on availability, walk-ups will be accommodated until 7:45 p.m. on those dates – but reservations are strongly recommended.

Each guest (ages 3-and-up) checking in at the plunder-filled pirate’s lair (next to the Pirates of the Caribbean gift shop) gets an official pirate name.  Then it’s off to Muster Station for applications of beards and eye patches, scarves and scars, earrings and pirate teeth – all done with the savvy skill of a veteran pirate who shares his or her own tales of sea-sailing adventures.

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After the new buccaneers recite a sacred pirate oath, they are officially part of Captain Jack’s motley crew, leaving their old identities behind.  Past a hidden portal and into the treasure room, the shipmates have their “pirate portrait” taken before being turned loose on an unsuspecting Adventureland – and no doubt feeling right at home at the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction.

Guests can choose from three daily pirate packages – including an Empress Package.  All the details are available at disneyworld.com/crew.

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