Great pics! I was trying to figure out how to squeeze Pirate Tutorial (is that what your Jack Sparrow pics are from?) into our touring plans for MK and couldn't quite get it. I think I'll try again!
FWIW, not Disney and long, long ago, I worked three summers at Cedar Point as a ride hostess. Guessing that the amusement park organization logistics are similar, the CMs that work on rides are in a completely different department than the ones that sell any sort of merchandise (including photos), which are different than any that serve food, and little knowledge passes between them. Not helpful for this hat situation at this point, but if something similar happens in the future, skip EVERYONE that doesn't work on the ride in question. Go there. They might have it, available, might not, but at least they would give you the right information.