Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day! And just a few simple “arghs” may bring you a pirate’s booty, Disney fans.
In previous years, anyone who dressed up like a pirate and visited a Krispie Kreme store was given a dozen glazed donuts for free. Unfortunately, the doughnut chain has chosen not to participate this year. (However, Krispie Kreme locations will be celebrating National Coffee Day the following week on Sept. 29 with a free coffee and a glazed doughnut for each customer, plus free coffee all weekend — through Oct.1).
But back to today! Long John Silver’s locations are offering a free deep-fried Twinkie for anyone who comes in and talks like a pirate or is dressed up like one today.
And Disney fans still have plenty of ways to celebrate. At the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s PhotoPass photographers will have a unique MagicShot for guests today. Weather permitting, a photographer will be stationed across from the Pirates of the Caribbean clock tower from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can pose there for a special image that adds a pirate ship in a bottle.
If you want other ways to celebrate pirates today (and any day), Disney’s PhotoPass captures images on the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction and adds a very special artistic frame to the image. If your junior pirate is chosen to train during Captain Jack Sparrow’s Pirate Tutorial in Adventureland, a PhotoPass photographer will document their swashbuckling skills. Finally, those who visit the Disney PhotoPass Studio in the Marketplace at Disney Springs can ask a photographer for a pirate-themed virtual backdrop, such as a classic scene from the attraction.
While in the Magic Kingdom, don’t miss A Pirate’s Adventure. For this interactive experience, players head out on one of five possible quests to help Captain Jack Sparrow locate the Treasures of the Seven Seas. And, of course, there is The Pirate’s League, which immerses guests in the swashbuckling world of pirates and their wenches by transforming them into new recruits for Captain Jack Sparrow’s crew.
Younger pirates who aren’t traveling for this holiday might enjoy watching Disney Junior’s “Jake and the Never Land Pirates” episodes on the network’s website. Plus, children and their parents will find downloadable interactive themed activities and games. Kids can even create their own pirate names.
Older pirates can watch the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, including the newest installment, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (With Bonus Content) which is available on Digital HD from Amazon Video and iTunes today. (Oct. 3 is he release date for the DVD and Blu-ray versions.) In this fifth “Pirates” movie, Captain Jack Sparrow searches for the trident of Poseidon while being pursued by an undead sea captain and his crew.