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keith
23-09-2008, 11:00 PM
Previosly only available for grand gatherings, beginning March 1, 2009, the Magical Fireworks Voyage experience will become available to all Guests, including Grand Gathering Guests, regardless of the size of your party. Guests can begin booking the experience beginning in winter 2008/2009 by contacting (407) WDW-PLAY

After bidding farewell to Captain Hook and Mr. Smee on shore, your group will sail with Patch the pirate along Seven Seas Lagoon by Magic Kingdom. This memorable evening includes ideal "seaward" viewing of the "Electrical Water Pageant" and the spectacular new "Wishes" fireworks extravaganza over Cinderella Castle. The voyage features group trivia and song activities and a celebration for special occasions like birthdays, reunions or anniversaries. The irrepressible Patch regales you with tales of Peter Pan on the trip back to shore. Speaking of Peter Pan, he awaits your return to pose for photos and sign autographs. Ages 10 and older, $39.99; ages 3-9, $18.99.

Jimminey
23-09-2008, 11:13 PM
Please do not let Tinker see this . LOL I know what she will be planning for June .

Johnie
23-09-2008, 11:13 PM
OMG!! Everyone MUST go!! I have been 3 times and it is FANTASTIC!!!

Tink
24-09-2008, 02:16 AM
Would Seth Nicholas like it Johnie? :unsure:

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:25 AM
Is he ok with Wishes? Does he like boats/water? If so, he would love it. It starts out at the Contemporary (been in a different place in the resort all 3 times). They have snacks and drinks available. Capt hook and Mr Smee come in and play with everyone, take pics, etc. The 2 lead pirates come in and get everyone into their groups (2 large groups since there are 2 large boats). You get led down to the dock and they want you to sing.

Once on the boat, there are jokes, trivia with prizes, congratulations to those celebrating things, and singing. They pull up so you can see the EWP and then position in front of MK so you can watch Wishes. It is the PERFECT view since you can see all the train, the front of MK and the castle all at once. Just beautiful. They turn out the lights and pipe the Wishes music in and you watch. Afterwards, you go back to the Contemporary and Peter Pan is waiting to meet you on the dock.

It is so worth the money. I;m excited that you don't have to be a Grand Gathering anymore to do it. Though I imagine this is going to make it harder to get in.

Tink
24-09-2008, 02:27 AM
He likes pirates, after a fashion and fell asleep before Wishes, but did like the other fireworks display. He likes boats and loves water.

I wonder...

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:28 AM
We saw lots of little ones dressed like Peter Pan and pirates. It really is a wonderful cruise.

Tink
24-09-2008, 02:29 AM
Oh, he might really like that. His Da might too! :lol:

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:31 AM
Now I feel like I've talked it up too much.....I hope you like it!

Tink
24-09-2008, 02:32 AM
Oh, don't feel that way. :hug2: Peter Pan was his Da's all time favorite, so this is almost a no brainer.

Oh, how long does it last (about)?

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:34 AM
hmmmm....I'd say the whole thing is about 2-3 hours. Taja and Figment went with us the last time we went. Maybe they will remember the time frame.

Tink
24-09-2008, 02:35 AM
Oh, that seems like a nice time period for the cost. :yes:

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:39 AM
Our pirate leaders

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:41 AM
My gang before the voyage....apparently I am the official drink holder :p

Tink
24-09-2008, 03:09 AM
OH! Thanks for the photos!!

Who is that with you? :unsure: (Other than your daughter)?

Tinker
24-09-2008, 03:43 AM
thats Johnies sister Dana, Sister Tink and Alysia's friend . Sorry, I'm answering for you, Johnie .
I want to go, Honey . The night of my birthday will work . :D

Dizneyblonde
24-09-2008, 07:15 AM
I can see a plan coming together for August '09 too!!!!

Dawn
24-09-2008, 07:18 AM
Oooh me, me. Steven would love this. Well I would too. :D

Debbie2
24-09-2008, 07:36 AM
I can see a plan coming together for August '09 too!!!!


me too....How many days out can you book it?

Skywatcher
24-09-2008, 07:50 AM
:dozey:

MARCH 2009

hurumph

lisaw
24-09-2008, 11:49 AM
We are definitely doing this! Makes a change to be adding something instead of taking something away. :yes:

Johnie
24-09-2008, 12:48 PM
In my group photo, it is mom in the back, my sister Dana, Alysia (the one with the black underneath her hair), her friend Jordan and me in the Capt Hook tshirt.

You could book 180 days out when it was a Grand Gathering. It's probably the same thing now. I'll doublecheck.

Isafari
24-09-2008, 02:29 PM
So, if you book this, how many will be on the boat with you?

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:31 PM
It's a good sized boat. It probably holds 60 people or so.

Isafari
24-09-2008, 02:37 PM
It's a good sized boat. It probably holds 60 people or so.

WOW! I thought you were going to say "about 10" :lol:

Johnie
24-09-2008, 02:39 PM
Oh no, there are usually several groups on each boat.

Taja
24-09-2008, 02:40 PM
Oooooh! Love this! Leu will be so excited--we never have enough people for a Grand Gathering!

I'm going to say it was 2.5 to 3 hours from gathering time to docking. I'm thinking Wishes was at 8:00 p.m. that night (it was an EMH night at MK) and we had to gather about 6:30 p.m. Not knowing what to expect, we all arrived about 30 minutes earlier and chatted a bit. :)

There can be extended time on the dock at the end if you want to see Peter Pan. So actual gathering to docking is about 2 hours, plus additional waiting time and time to visit with Peter Pan. Allow about 3 hours.

Sorry! Was thinking it through as I typed! :lol: