Jake and the Neverland Pirates Band at Downtown Disney

This past Sunday, we braved the afternoon rain for a trip to Downtown Disney so that Dexter could attend his very first concert, featuring Sharky and Bones, the Jake and the Neverland Pirates band.

Sharky and Bones

This is one of his very favorite shows to watch, and when I heard that they were giving free performances so close to home, I couldn’t help but get excited. For those who don’t know, Jake and the Neverland Pirates is an animated Disney children’s show based on the Peter Pan characters.

Jake, Izzy, Cubby and Skully are jolly buccaneers who set out to solve pirate problems and add gold doubloons to their secret treasure chest.  At the end of each episode, two of the characters who work for Captain Hook, Sharky and Bones, appear in live action to sing a song. Dexter loves them and dances around the house in excitement, and Mark and I have seen most of the episodes so many times that we sing along with them.

Anyway, we headed out to Downtown Disney and got seats at the Waterside Stage a good half hour before showtime, and yet the place was already packed. Since Dexter had been a bit poorly that day, he was asleep in his pram right up until the characters came on.

I had wanted to wake him a few minutes earlier, as I knew he’d find it hard to get enthused when he’d just woken up, but he was so tired, I just let him sleep. Once the characters came out, I woke him up, and we skipped out on our seats and joined tons of other children directly in front of the stage so we could see them up close and personal.

Daddy and Dex

And while his face remained serious and focussed during the performance, it was clear to us how much he enjoyed the whole thing. With mama singing along with him and daddy clapping and dancing around, it was 15 minutes that even the steady drizzle couldn’t dampen.

The band are playing every day until August 12th, so we are probably going to head back again sometime this week for an encore and hope that Dexter is more awake and ready to rock.

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Katie Reed

Katie Reed

Katie Reed is a 38 year old mom blogger from Salt Lake City, UT. She is married to the man of her dreams and together they have four beautiful boys. Dexter is 9, Daniel is 7, Chester is 5 and Wilder is 2. She writes about living with mental health issues while navigating motherhood. Her blog focuses on tips and tricks for moms, information and parenting news, kid-friendly recipes and crafts. She loves to reflect on the humorous side of parenthood and shares the reality of her life, with a "warts and all" attitude.

12 Responses

    1. Aw. 🙂 We were just saying that we need to get the soundtrack so we can play it in the car for him. He LOVES it. We’re going for a second time tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully he’ll be more awake this time. 😉

    1. Aw. 🙂 We were just saying that we need to get the soundtrack so we can play it in the car for him. He LOVES it. We’re going for a second time tomorrow afternoon. Hopefully he’ll be more awake this time. 😉

  1. Ah Youngling would love this. We went to Haven Holiday Resort recently, and his Daddy Doo took him twice too. He loves the characters there (called the Zoo Troop) and always sings and dances to them. Anything that gets children on their feet and vocalizing their feelings has a huge thumbs up from me 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed, Take care my lovely, Kate xx
    (aka Makeshift Mummy from http://www.facebook.com/MakeshiftMummy)

    1. It was definitely a great experience. And doubly wonderful because it was totally FREE. It was fab seeing SO many little kids singing and dancing and getting excited. They even came through the audience and let various children shout pirate phrases into the microphone. 🙂 It was great.

  2. Ah Youngling would love this. We went to Haven Holiday Resort recently, and his Daddy Doo took him twice too. He loves the characters there (called the Zoo Troop) and always sings and dances to them. Anything that gets children on their feet and vocalizing their feelings has a huge thumbs up from me 🙂

    Glad you enjoyed, Take care my lovely, Kate xx
    (aka Makeshift Mummy from http://www.facebook.com/MakeshiftMummy)

    1. It was definitely a great experience. And doubly wonderful because it was totally FREE. It was fab seeing SO many little kids singing and dancing and getting excited. They even came through the audience and let various children shout pirate phrases into the microphone. 🙂 It was great.

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