Take a virtual audio trip in this installment of the WDW-Memories podcast as we enjoy more of our magical memories from our first trip aboard the Disney Dream. In this memory, you will let your ears take you aboard this majestic Disney Cruise Line ship as we wrap up Pirate Night aboard the Disney Dream with a viewing of fireworks from the top deck of the ship.
Well hello and welcome to the WDW-Memories Podcast where together we relive that Walt Disney World Magic. My name is Lou and I’ll once again be your host on this magical adventure.
This pace is tough to keep up. I don’t know how those weekly Disney Podcasts do it, but I hope you’re enjoying all these extra memories while you’re staying safe at home with me. I’ve also been blogging more, and have posted recently some of my favorite Disney Experiential Podcasts (like this one), Favorite Disney Experiential Video Channels on YouTube, and a playlist for Virtually Going to Walt Disney World (I’ve linked to them in the show notes). But today we’re getting to have some more fun on the Disney Dream, and what is more fun than Fireworks and a show, so let’s go have some fun.
In our previous memory, we watched Mickey and the gang defeat Captain Hook in the Mickey’s Pirates in the Caribbean Deck Party. After the show, we headed inside to catch the show in the Walt Disney Theater, which again was a magician who was quite good, but it doesn’t translate to audio recordings so we won’t be reliving that memory. Instead, after the show ended we headed back up to the top deck to catch the very special Fireworks show.
As with most Disney fireworks shows it’s not just “shoot up some fireworks and be done”, instead it begins with a stage show to help tell a story. Shortly after we arrive, Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew comes out and entertains the crowd. When Captain Jack makes his appearance, the pace quickens. Because Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is only a year old at this time, the synergy is still alive, so Captain Salazar and his undead crew are chasing after Jack. The pool is covered, so there is plenty of space for sword fights, zip lines, and characters flying up and down from the smokestacks. Plus with the help of the jumbo screen that is over the pool, even captain Salazar can make an appearance or two, ordering his men to find and capture Jack. Finally, as Carina Smyth informs everyone about how to get the trident, the fireworks begin overhead.
The show itself is not so family-friendly. First off, it’s late (by now it’s probably 10:30 at night). Second, Dead Men Tell No Tales is probably one of the darkest and scariest of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise in my opinion, and I spend more time apologizing to my wife, and telling my children when to look away so they wouldn’t have nightmares and ruin their memories of our magical Disney Cruise vacation. That said, the stage show is phenomenal, the musical score is marvelous, and the fireworks are something you will not find on any other cruise line to date. It has to be seen when you take a Disney Cruise.
Today’s memory is in binaural once again, so I’d suggest putting those headphones on to fully immerse yourself in the memory.
Now join my family as we wrap up Pirate Night aboard the Disney Dream with a viewing of fireworks from the top deck of the ship.