We had a great time on or last trip to Disneyland. We visited the park on Sept 5th so we were able to make reservations at the Pirate's League that opened Sept 1st.
My son absolutely loved it.
You could either choose to be a first mate or Jake from Jake and the Neverland Pirates. He chose to be Jake. After you are all made up you read a pirates oath and learn how to sword fight. Then you are officially in the pirates crew!
My family loved our experience at the Pirates League. The only complaint I had was that the make-up got everywhere. It even ended up on my husbands shirt later in the day.
Here is the link to the Pirates League with all the info you need to make a reservation.