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Ahoy! Swab the decks and ready the pirate puns!
The Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is setting sail for its second season in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
After a successful maiden voyage that saw more than 600 shows in seven months, the swashbuckling second season officially kicks off January 31.
“The response and feedback from guests during our first season was just extraordinary,” said Leah Hicks, Director of Sales & Marketing for Pirates Voyage in a press release that was surprisingly devoid of salty pirate language. “Families love experiencing our show and having fun together while creating great memories. We can’t wait for more and more families to have that kind of fun and excitement at Pirates Voyage, and in 2020, we have a full season from January 31 to early January in 2021 for people to experience our unique brand of fun. It’s perfect for swashbucklers, pirates, mermaids, and more, and the food alone makes the show one-of-a-kind!”
Avast, ye scurvy PR dogs. Step up ye olde game.
The adventure in the second season remains much the same. Pirates aboard two full-scale pirate ships in a 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon do battle to win Davy Jones’ coveted sunken treasure. (Editor’s Note for Monkees fans: No. Not that Davy Jones and, for the record, the treasure is not a burgundy crushed velvet button-up and a pair of striped bell-bottom slacks.) Mermaids perform high above the water before diving and disappearing back into Buccaneer Bay.
A couple of castaways, which include a “Salty” sea lion win a battle with Captain Blackbeard through clever antics and pirate wit. And no, I did not consume edibles before writing that sentence.
There are acrobatics, comedy, animal acts and adventure worthy of the high seas but the fun begins even before the show, as young guests can be transformed into mermaids or pirates in the Pirate Village.
In addition to the show, guests are served a hearty – HA! There ye go, PR people – four-course feast. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. The feast fit for a pirate – or mermaid – continues with cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, swashbucklin’ sugar-cured ham, matey’s mac ‘n’ cheese, and Jolly Roger sweet potato souffle. God knows, you’ve never truly had ham until you’ve had a swashbucklin’ ham.
Walk the plank peach turnover and unlimited Coca-Cola products, tea or coffee complete the meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request. And alas, there be no grog.
Ticket prices are $56.99 for adults (10 and over) and $29.99 for children ages 3 to 9. For more information, visit their website here.
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