How rushed is it to make the pirate party with late dinner seating?

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by Fab5Family, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Fab5Family

    Fab5Family Mouseketeer

    Jan 19, 2009
    Right now we have late dinner seating (wait listed for main).

    We have three boys who will be anxious to attend the pirate party. By the time we finish dinner will we be stuck way at the back of the crowd on deck 9? Is deck 10 a better place to try?

    Any advice?
  2. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    There are lots of good places for the pirate party, so that's not a worry. You won't be hungry when they bring out the buffet, but you'll be in plenty of time for the fun.
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  4. Waltworshiper

    Waltworshiper DIS Veteran

    Jul 21, 2008
    We had second seating- 8:15 dinner in Nov and made it to the pirate party and still got a good spot. The servers are aware everyone wants to go, and dinner that night seemed to come out a lot faster than the other nights. You can also skip dessert that night, as the buffet later has plenty of sugary treats!
  5. lavawalker

    lavawalker DVC Member!

    Feb 2, 2007
    yes, they definitely served dinner faster that night, but we still got stuck up in the mob on deck 9. And yes, we weren't hungry and the food looked delicious. We just took a plate of desserts and shared them.
  6. WDW Princess 71

    WDW Princess 71 DIS Veteran

    Sep 15, 2008
    We were finished dinner by 9:45, and went straight up to the party to get right up front. But, you could have gotten there after 10:00 and still gotten really close...the fireworks weren't til almost 10:30, and the "show" of pirate mickey and everything wasn't until quarter after 10, which was when the party got really mobbed. So just tell your servers when you sit that you want to be done by 9:30, and you will, then you can take your time going up and have plenty of places to decide where to hang out.
  7. eeyoregon

    eeyoregon I have DDD: Disney Destination DISorder

    Feb 8, 2006
    We had plenty of time to get to the Pirate party after late seating and we were some of the last ones out of the dining room.

    My only complaint was that the pirate buffet looked amazing but we were TOO stuffed to eat!!
  8. PenskeSth1

    PenskeSth1 <font color=red>Davey is my little Pirate!

    Jul 8, 2003

    I second this!!:rotfl:

    We were close to the stage and we had second seating. Like others have stated, there is so many places to watch from.
  9. LMO429

    LMO429 DIS Veteran

    Mar 20, 2007
    on a 4 night cruise what night is pirate night?

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