Pirates take christmas 2021 review
- buena park, ca

Boy were we glad to set sail again with Pirates Dinner Adventure in Orange County! Pirates did not have their usual Vampirates show for the Halloween season, but this season’s Pirates Take Christmas Holiday show more than made up for it. With a slightly modified story that employed the same structure as previous years; this round was a bit more entertaining than the previous season.

What’s new this year was apparent the moment you step into the gift shop and bar area after your souvenir photoshoot. The lounge area with the stage was closed. Don’t worry, the bar was still open so you can procure a rum or two before the show. The pre-show that usually starts 30 minutes prior to the actual show has now been moved into the main theatre. There are pros and cons to this move. In past seasons, doing a pre-show in the smaller venue that is the lounge gave the audience an up-close-and-personal look at their assigned Pirate and team as you would be paired with them when they take you out to sea. This also gave you a front row action to some of the stunts and action. It felt exciting, the audience felt involved since they were so close and had to follow their Pirate team leader. Now with the new format, it does have a few good things. By being in your already assigned section and seat, it offers a more relaxed viewing environment. Compared to the lounge; it’s standing room only if you arrive later as seating is first-come, first-served. Your view may be more obstructed in the lounge since people can’t be spread out like in the theatre. Lastly, by having everything in the theatre, it produces a “one-long show” without any interruptions.

Another noticeable difference was in one scene, the First Mate was acting in place of Captain Sebastian the Black. This did not alter or affect the storyline. Everything else was what you would expect from previous seasons: death defying stunts, choreographed sword fights and battles, magical vocal performances and cleverly crafted comedy and supper. This really is a complete event and outing for families and couples.

Pirates Take Christmas remains a favorite attraction of ours in our book of Holiday adventures. The experience and the attraction leaves you with plenty of memories that can brighten up anybody’s Holiday season. Even someone like Scrooge may turn cheery here without the help of any ghosts.

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