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Old 09-21-2011, 03:34 PM   #736
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With all the hype..

Is it really worth the time??? Say you get to WDW every 2 years and not yearly or multiple times in the same year. Going to be at Disney for a week in Nov 2011, plan to have 2 days at MK. I'll have to show my kids some videos and pics - see what they think. DD5 and DS7.
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Is it really worth the time??? Say you get to WDW every 2 years and not yearly or multiple times in the same year. Going to be at Disney for a week in Nov 2011, plan to have 2 days at MK. I'll have to show my kids some videos and pics - see what they think. DD5 and DS7.
Only you can decide if it's worth the time, but I will say it's an amazing experience. My son absolutely loves it and will be very sad if we can't get him in this time. My older daughter, who is a princess through and through really wants to do it, too, so that says a lot to me. It's much more than JUST a makeover...
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Old 09-21-2011, 08:41 PM   #738
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Have a friend at school who really wants her son to do this. They could do this October 10,11,13,14 if anyone is needing to cancel please let PM me.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:28 AM   #739
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Is it really worth the time??? Say you get to WDW every 2 years and not yearly or multiple times in the same year. Going to be at Disney for a week in Nov 2011, plan to have 2 days at MK. I'll have to show my kids some videos and pics - see what they think. DD5 and DS7.
Absolutely I believe it is well worth it. it's so much more then just sitting in a chair and getting makeup. I laughed entirely to HARD!! all my children loved it. this year we are taking our friends with their kids there along with mine!!! My one son did not do it last year and was totally bummed out afterwards. This year he is so excited to get it done..
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Old 09-23-2011, 09:52 PM   #740
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Is it really worth the time??? Say you get to WDW every 2 years and not yearly or multiple times in the same year. Going to be at Disney for a week in Nov 2011, plan to have 2 days at MK. I'll have to show my kids some videos and pics - see what they think. DD5 and DS7.

If they are into pirates at all, I'd say go for it. Get an early reservation. The earlier in the morning, the less amount of time you end up waiting before you get sat. (Like all reservation based places, there is sometimes a long wait later in the day). They get a good amount of merchandise for the price, plus the little things like the pirate name, medallion, and trip into the secret room that are exclusive to the league.

If your kids don't like pirates, don't do it. If they just want their faces painted but won't be into the experience, then hit up a face paint place in another park or DTD. They are, however, right around the perfect pirating age!

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Old 09-24-2011, 09:42 AM   #741
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Costume Availability

My daughter has been obsessed with the Pirate Princess costume since she wore it in the kids' club on our cruise this summer and I want to surprise her with it at the PL next month But I want to make sure it's going to be available or if I need to bring a back-up.

Is the stock usually pretty full? Or is there a chance it will be gone by the late afternoon?

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:27 PM   #742
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My daughter has been obsessed with the Pirate Princess...
Just to clarify, are you referring to the Pirate Maiden? It's Black and Pink; there is an image of it in the first post.
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Old 09-24-2011, 08:52 PM   #743
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Just to clarify, are you referring to the Pirate Maiden? It's Black and Pink; there is an image of it in the first post.
Yes that's it. Sorry, they called it a pirate princess, or something like that, on the ship but that is it.
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Old 09-25-2011, 04:06 PM   #744
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Enough Time?

Berlioz70 and other experts -

Today my DS7 told me that he wants to do PL during our March Spring Break Trip. So I am wondering if I can adjust our reservations and accomplish the following:
  • March 26 - MK opens at 9
  • BBB for DD5 at 8AM (open) - Crown Package includes hairstyling, makeup and nails — no photo package
  • PL for DS7 at 9AM (open) - He does not want the full white skull face which I think would take longest of the looks.
  • CRT for breakfast at 10:15
So... can it be done? We have been to BBB at 8 before and been done by 8:30ish with the crown pkg. But I have no idea how long PL really takes with the post-make-up activities and we really want to have breakfast at CRT afterwards.

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Old 09-25-2011, 04:24 PM   #745
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How many people can you book for the same appointment time?
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Old 09-25-2011, 06:17 PM   #746
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My daughter has been obsessed with the Pirate Princess costume since she wore it in the kids' club on our cruise this summer and I want to surprise her with it at the PL next month But I want to make sure it's going to be available or if I need to bring a back-up.

Is the stock usually pretty full? Or is there a chance it will be gone by the late afternoon?

TIA!
The Maiden dress has typically sold out the quickest, because it's the only female option. I can't speak to the stock for next month, but if it's a hands down must have then I'd recommend having a back up.

Additionally, stock is not new every day, it comes in more sporadically. So a morning or afternoon appointment wouldn't really make that much of a difference.

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Berlioz70 and other experts -

Today my DS7 told me that he wants to do PL during our March Spring Break Trip. So I am wondering if I can adjust our reservations and accomplish the following:
  • March 26 - MK opens at 9
  • BBB for DD5 at 8AM (open) - Crown Package includes hairstyling, makeup and nails — no photo package
  • PL for DS7 at 9AM (open) - He does not want the full white skull face which I think would take longest of the looks.
  • CRT for breakfast at 10:15
So... can it be done? We have been to BBB at 8 before and been done by 8:30ish with the crown pkg. But I have no idea how long PL really takes with the post-make-up activities and we really want to have breakfast at CRT afterwards.

Thanks,
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If you can guarantee that you'll be checking in at TPL at 9, you should be fine - the longest look is Multi-eye Jack. Let them know at check-in that you have a 10:15 ADR and they'll write it on your Muster Form as a heads up to your Pirate Master. If it hits 9:30 and it doesn't seem like you're moving very fast, let the Pirate Master know about your ADR. You'll want your DS to be starting the oath by about 9:40.

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Old 09-25-2011, 07:50 PM   #747
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My kids 3, 8, and 11 did the PL on Friday and they LOVED it!!!! We will be doing it again next trip! It is worth the money. What topped it off was Jack Sparrow came through and everyone got pictures with him.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:36 PM   #748
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Just wanted to check and see if anyone's daughter had gotten one of the "boy" looks. DD3 wants to be just like her brother, who always gets the skull face. When I made the reservation, the CM asked which girl package she wanted, and I told her neither, that she wanted the skull face. While she said this was fine, she seemed really surprised.

I really hope this won't be a problem when we get there. An unhappy almost 4 year old girl is not fun...
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Girls get the "boys" look ALL THE TIME - do not worry at all!!! If you look at the picture of the faces in the first post, the image of the "Smokey Eye Jack" is actually a little girl (yes, with a beard).
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Go for it! My 9 year old son did it last year and loved it. We laughed at the pirates doing the make up and quite honestly when they were done I hardly recognized my own child! Well worth it! His 18 year old brother was sorry he didn't opt for it.
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