Wednesday, January 23, 2013
John has family in town this week, which is why it's been quiet over here the past few days. Yesterday we took some of them out to the Magic Kingdom, and we got to eat lunch at the Be Our Guest restaurant in new Fantasyland! (WOOT!)
But those pictures are coming later.
For now, I just wanted to share this bit of awesomeness: John and I caught Captain Jack's Pirate...um...Academy? Tutorial? Show? I don't know what you call it, but it's where Jack Sparrow and a pirate crony teach some of the kids in the audience a few moves:
Ah, but it gets even better. Hang on - I'll come back to that in a sec.
The show is really fun to watch, so even if you don't have kids, definitely try to see it. The good Captain really nailed the role, staggering and slurring and having a merry old time:
He had the smallest kid fight himself, and naturally the fight ended with Jack running away:
His expressions were hilarious, too:
His pirate lackey was also fantastic, looking more like a human cartoon at times, and really jumping into the role with gusto:
But now here's the best part: at the end of the sword-fighting, the pirates ask the crowd who ELSE would like to join their crew. Then they gather all the kids on stage to swear them in. Now, take a look at this picture, and tell me if you see anything...I dunno...really awesome about it:
Plus, lookit that lil' cutie in the pink pirate dress:
I also took a little video, since I wanted you guys to see Cap'n Jack in action - but of course as soon as I hit "record" he stopped talking. Watch 'til the end, though, and you'll see him send the kids away with typical Cap'n Jack flair:
Stay tuned for pics from Be Our Guest, plus a few other fun shots from the day!
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