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  • On Feb 26, 2022
    Angela from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi there! We are on a 4-night sailing on the Disney Wonder in April. Has Pirate Night returned, and will their be an optional formal night as well? Thank you!

    Ahoy there Angela! Welcome to planDisney! I'm so glad you sailed my way with your questions about special nights on your 4-night sailing on the Disney Wonder!

    I am so jealous - the Disney Wonder is my favorite of all the ships! If the only thing different about her was that she had Tiana's Place and the French Quarter Lounge, that would be enough to get my vote...but that's a story for another time, you asked about YOUR sailing. I hope you're ready for an amazing adventure!

    I have good news and potentially upsetting news, so let's rip the bandage off first...

    Unfortunately, your sailing is not scheduled to have an official formal night - but I'm here to tell you not to let that stop you and your crew from dressing to the nines! One of the things I love most about Disney Cruise Line is that the Dress Code is meant to let every Guest enjoy their sailing as they see fit! Sometimes that means going "Cruise Casual" every night, and others it's "dress to impress" for formal and semi-formal nights!

    If you decide to bring along your fanciest attire, I've got three "planDrew-approved" suggestions on where to create-your-own formal night!

    • I'd suggest wearing it the night you're scheduled to dine in Triton's! The theming is a bit more upscale and subdued than at Animator's Palate, and that grand entrance off the atrium is great for photos next to the statue of Ariel!
    • Or you could pretend you're partying like "Big Daddy" Le Bouff during Mardi Gras as you stroll past the French Quarter Lounge and down to Tiana's Place in your finest!
    • If it's the adults in your crew looking to turn dinner into a night on the town, you could make a reservation at Palo for a nice quiet - dare I say romantic - dinner for two! 
    But if you decide to leave space in your luggage by leaving your fancy duds at home, you might end up swapping - or should I say...SWABBING - them for your PIRATE GEAR! AYE, A PIRATE NIGHT BE ON THE HORIZON, ANGELA! Now, as of this writing, Pirate Night is still modified as part of Disney Cruise Line's Guide to Updated Experiences, so it may look a bit different than you're used to. While the deck party is currently paused, fireworks and a pirate-inspired menu takeover remain to give you a taste of the pirate's life in more ways than one! I know for a fact castaways are still donning their best pirate garb - and it's a good thing, too...best to blend in so you aren't forced to walk the plank! 

    Whether you and your crew decide to dress it up or dress for Pirate Night - or both - I hope that helps you chart a course for adventure! Here's to an absolutely WONDERful sailing, with fair winds, following seas, and magical memories to last a lifetime! Thank you so much for your questions, and I'll SEA you real soon if you come up with any others - I'm just a message in a bottle away! 

    Until then may your anchor be tight and your compass true! 

    Andrew
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Meet the Panelist: Andrew, Missouri

Anchors aweigh! I’m Andrew - but you can call me PLANdrew! I’m a Disney husband and dad who’s been sailing with Disney Cruise Line since I was 15 years old. My family and I have embarked on incredible itineraries around the world, making magical memories on each exciting adventure. So, if “the line where the sky meets the sea calls you," I’m here to be your guide! As Maui would say, “You’re Welcome!” Learn More About Andrew

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