Please bear with me this is my first trip report....
Last Saturday, we went to the first Pirate and Princess Party since they debuted the event back in March 2007. The tickets we're 41.00 (advance sales) and 48.00 (day of event) kids tickets are cheaper, we don't have kids so I do not have prices, The event is from 7pm til' 12am and includes park admission, entertainment and a special fireworks show titled "Magic, Music and Mayhem"
As stated above the event begins at 7pm, however Cast members begin handing out wristbands at the turnstiles beginning at 4pm, now you just got your family 3 more hours for free and for Disney that's awesome.
After you enter the turnstiles you are handed a black satchel for all of your treasures and trinkets that you will be hunting for around the Magic Kingdom. All treasure locations are located by a large X on your adventure map that you recieve while walking the red capet underneath the tunnels before you arrive on Main Street U.S.A.
The red carpet areas were great for good photo oppurtunities and yes there are many fastpass photographers available to take photos for you and your pirates or princesses.
Lines during the event were minimal, (this was the 1st event in 6 months) I won't guarantee that it will always be like this, so plan accordingly. Also food was limited, Cinderellas table is booked for day guests until 9pm and Liberty Tree and Crystal Palace are closed for the Event. Tony's on Main Street U.S.A. is open, however only until 8pm. You can eat at Cosmic Rays (Tommorowland), lines were about 10 minutes long, They were only serving burgers and Caesar salads. Bay 1 and bay 3 were closed and had no menus posted.
Many guests including Mom's and Dad's were dressed in Pirate and Princess atire, added to the atmosphere alot, we also noticed that alot of the Cast members were dressed as pirates but not many as princesses.
Dream Along With Mickey (Castle Forecourt Stage)
Same show as during the daytime just dark!
Character Parade (can't remember the name)
tip: Both performances Step-Off (begin) from Frontierland and end on Main Street
Magic, Music, & Mayhem (Skies above Magic Kingdom)
tip: Find a good spot in the Hub area in Front of Cinderella's Castle
This Show is worth all the money you paid to get in!!!!!!
A few things before You go:
If it is going to be 90+ bring your own water
Wear Comfortable Shoes
Check Your Candy ours was from Valentines Day
Main Street does a hard close at 12am if you are not in the stores by then no shopping for you and your family