Post Halloween Sales and pirate night

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by wdwlovin'family, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. wdwlovin'family

    wdwlovin'family Mouseketeer

    May 27, 2009
    We were at Target this evening and checked out their Halloween clearance. We found an awesome Jack Sparrow Pirates of the Carribean hat, orginally $12, for $4 and a pirate play set with sword, earring, eye patch, hook and hat for $3. The sword is very obviously a fake pirate sword but I am wondering if it can go in carry-on luggage. Right now, we were thinking of only doing carry-on but we might check one bag. I know fake guns are not allowed in carry-ons. What about plastic-y swords? Did my $3 sword just turn into a $38 dollar one?

    What are some other cheap and compact ideas for dress up at Pirate night? We already have the pirate mickey ears. Unfortunately, there were no more pirate costumes. I probably should hit up the Target across town to see if any are there.
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  3. jlynch924

    jlynch924 Mousin' Around

    Oct 19, 2012
    I'm pretty sure that I read somewhere on the DCL site that swords, no matter how fake looking, are not permitted. :(
    But great score on the hat!!
  4. fredgirls

    fredgirls DIS Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Good find on the hat!
    After last halloween we picked up red and white stripy pirate stockings at walmart for $1. Makes a 'put-together-costume' all the more pirate-y looking! pirate:
  5. mmouse37

    mmouse37 DCL Diva!!

    Jun 29, 2001
    From the DCL website:

    What items are not permitted on board?

    In order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our Guests and crew, the following are examples of items that Guests are not allowed to bring on board. These and other similar items will be confiscated upon being found.

    Weapons and firearms (including ammunition, knives—including dive knives—swords, daggers or any other types of weapons) are not allowed onboard under any circumstances
    Realistic replicas of firearms and weapons
    Highly flammable liquids and combustible substances
    Non prescribed controlled substances, illegal drugs, medically prescribed and synthetic marijuana
    Power Tools and Tool boxes (except those tools of the trade utilized by vendors providing services)
    Sporting equipment (i.e., baseball and cricket bats, hockey and lacrosse sticks, pool cues, ski poles, fishing gear and archery equipment.)
    SCUBA equipment (i.e., tanks, spears guns /slings, dive knives, pry bar, and underwater scooter)
    Kites, balloons, surfboards, wave boards, inflatable floats/pools (including pool noodles), and wagons
    Bicycles, Segways, skateboards, inline & roller skates, any footwear with wheels, (i.e. Heely's type shoes)
    Electrical appliances such as rice cookers, hot plates, coffee makers, electric irons, bottle sterilizer and bottle warmers, electric blankets, electric blenders, etc. Please note: A limited number of approved bottle warmers and bottle sterilizers are available upon request through Guest Services. Also all ships offer laundry facilities with irons and ironing boards. Valet laundry service is also available for a nominal fee.
    Candles & Incense
    DVD, VCR, or Blu ray players or, Playstation, Xbox, and Nintendo Wii gaming systems are not allowed because of compatibility issues with the stateroom TVs
    Musical instruments
    Large Ice Coolers (Please note: small, personal-sized coolers, no larger than 12" x 12" x 12" brought onboard for the purpose of housing medications are permitted as carry-on luggage.)
    Homemade, pre-cooked or other perishable food items plus any open snack containers
    Metal detectors are not allowed on the ship or on Castaway Cay, as any object found using thesedevices would need to be returned to the owner or donated to charity
    Personal fireworks or pyrotechnics
    Seasonal and celebratory lighting strings
    Liquid oxygen
    The following items are permitted but with the following restrictions:

    Walkie-talkies and two-way radios (e.g., Motorola, JVC). Please be aware that the amount of steel in the ship's infrastructure may cause some "dead zones" and the radios may not transmit in these areas.
    A small portable fan. However, please contact Guest Services to have the Chief Electrician approve the use of your particular appliance in the stateroom.
    Coast Guard approved personal flotation devices (PFDs) and flotation sewn into the bathing suit for safety. However, recreational floating devices such as floats, rafts and fun noodles cannot be brought on board and are not permitted in the pools or on Castaway Cay.
    Golf clubs, as long as they are stored in your stateroom.

    Bolding is mine. So, unless it looks very real then I would say it is OK to bring.

  6. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    They actually sell plastic swords in the gift shops, and do allow them in checked luggage brought on board.
  7. Ariel224

    Ariel224 DIS Veteran

    Aug 30, 2009
    Bolding is mine. I'm pretty sure the OP is asking about AIRLINE carry-on restrictions. The $38 price for the sword being the addition of the checked bag fee.

    I too would like to know the answer to the airline question.
  8. kay1864

    kay1864 DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    Airport TSA lists as prohibited:
    Realistic Replicas of Firearms
    Sharp Objects (including swords)

    For swords TSA is clearly talking about metal objects with sharp tips. Nothing about replicas of swords.

    If you put it in your carryon, a plastic sword probably won't even show up on the xray. But I'd pack it with all the pirate stuff just in case they decide to examine.

    TSA's own rules do not list replicas of swords, only replicas of firearms. If an overzealous TSA agent says it's not allowed (doubtful IMHO), you can ask for a supervisor, who will know the rules more thoroughly.

    But honestly I think you'll get through security without any issues.
  9. disneyfan888

    disneyfan888 DIS Veteran

    Mar 4, 2011
    If its plastic you should be fine. If it has any metal on it even if its just on the handle, that might be a problem. I hope all turns out well and great job on the awesome deals! :thumbsup2
  10. SpoonfulofSugar

    SpoonfulofSugar DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2005
    I'll just say that I don't know the real TSA rules but every time we leave MCO airport there is a garbage can full of disney plastic swords taken off people at the check point. So sad to see the kids cry because they can't keep their swords.:confused3
  11. sue

    sue love my DVC

    Jun 10, 2005
    How about making a sword. Take some sturdy cardboard and cover it with tin foil or grey duck tape. TSA can't complain about that and you could just throw it away after pirate night. Less to take back home :)
  12. mammacaryn

    mammacaryn Don't be a JERK!

    Oct 20, 2009
    We bought a sword and gun on the ship on our first cruise....toy ones of course. We put them in our checked luggage. If you only paid a couple bucks for it, put it in your carry on, if you can't take it and have to leave it, you are only out a few bucks.
  13. kay1864

    kay1864 DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    I got to wondering about that bin full of swords at MCO, and apparently the TSA has additional rules that don't display on their Prohibited Items list. I used the search box on the site, and found this:

    Water guns, toy guns, toy swords and other items that resemble real firearms or other weapons can look just like the real thing in an X-ray. Please pack them in your checked bag.
  14. kay1864

    kay1864 DIS Veteran

    Mar 3, 2010
    My thoughts exactly. Good luck to the OP!
  15. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    Want to know what gets your luggage hand searched by TSA? A box of WDW Christmas tree ornaments! Yup, the wires on the ornaments had to have been what triggered the search....oh fun.

    Your plastic sword will be fine in checked luggage but not in carry ons.
  16. wiigirl

    wiigirl DIS Veteran

    Oct 29, 2012
    Yup...Just put it in your carry on. It will be fine. :thumbsup2
  17. jmrbc9900

    jmrbc9900 Earning My Ears

    Jun 30, 2012
    FYI Waterford crystal vases do to. My grandmother gave me a small rounded one that looked like a grenade on screening. (Waterford is leaded crystal!)
  18. neg58

    neg58 DIS Veteran

    Oct 5, 2012
    Or an Irish Whiskey bunt cake wrapped in tin foil! At least 3 agents were looking at it trying to figure out what it could be.

    I think the TSA will take ANY sword, no matter how plastic and fake it looks, because they don't want to make the call about what looks fake and what looks real - they just take them all.

  19. DesertGal

    DesertGal Mouseketeer

    Jun 19, 2010
    We took three pirate swords on board a few weeks ago (we bought them at Target). There were several people with the same ones. We used them on pirate night.
  20. Vicki C

    Vicki C Earning My Ears

    Sep 21, 2012
    Great information. Thanks I going out now to look:cool1:
  21. chateau

    chateau DIS Veteran

    Jan 27, 2012
    ship it... save yourself some room (especially if you just want to bring carry-ons): see Boxes sent to cruise (Port Canaveral)

    it definately WILL show up in airport scanners and be confiscated, no doubt about it (unless it is so far off from realistic that it'd be ridiculous)

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