Earlier this summer, my family and I had the pleasure of visiting Pirate’s Dinner Adventure in Buena Park, California. We had an arrr-some time!
For decades, pirates have been the subject of countless books, movies, and plays. Most people are familiar with Captain Hook in the story Peter Panas, as well as Captain Jack Sparrow in the movie Pirates of the Caribbean. But, do fictional pirates bear any resemblance to the real pirates of the Golden Age? Yes and no.
Pirates have occupied the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans and the seven seas for thousands of years. They were known to attack ships and steals valuables like gold, jewels, and money. Some pirates were even paid to do so! A professional pirate, known as a privateer, was authorized by the government to stop other ships and take possession of their property. Similar to the role of a bounty hunter, a privateer would turn the crew of the ship over to his country. Those captured were faced with charges and even punishment. But by the 19th century the Golden Age of piracy was over.
About Pirate’s Dinner Adventure
In light of this history lesson, I took my children to see a show at the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, where history and humor are combined in a live re-enactment. During a traditional show, you will experience more humor. On an educational field trip, you will see how Pirate’s Dinner Adventure blends learning about performing arts and history with entertainment.