• On Jan 3, 2020
    Hayley from Essex Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    What activities or events do you have suitable for a 2 year old as I'm noticing most is all 3yrs upwards? And if they are toilet trained can they go in the pool with their parents? With a floater jacket? Kind regards

    Ahoy, Hayley! I love that you are ready to set out from the reef into deeper waters with a Disney cruise. Fortunately, Disney Cruise Line makes traveling with little ones a breeze! I only WISH I had introduced my kids to cruising sooner than ages 9 and 5 because there is SO much for them to do and explore.

    As far as places tailor made for two-year-olds, I start with two splashtastic ones: water playgrounds and pools. Crush, the turtle from "Finding Nemo" would definitely be saying his favorite word "Righteous!" if he could see the water playgrounds on Disney cruises. Each ship has different names for them: Nemo's Reef on the Disney Dream and the Disney Fantasy; Dory's Reef on the Disney Wonder; and Nephews' Splash Zone on the Disney Magic. These areas are always so alive with squeals of laughter and endless energy!

    As far as pools, toilet trained toddlers (say that three times fast!) will make a SPLASH in the Disney pools. Your Nemo or Dory can use a floater jacket, water wings, or bathing suits with flotation devices. Additionally, complimentary life vests are provided onboard, so you won't have to haul yours from England unless you just prefer using one that you call "MINE MINE MINE!"

    Besides the pools and toddler splash zones, there are tons of other fun activities for all ages, including deck parties, games, and character greetings, open to guests of all ages. One that's a big hit with the younger set is the Princess Gathering where Disney princesses show up for hugs, autographs, and photos. To reserve tickets before your cruise begins, visit the "My Cruise Activities" tab on the Disney Cruise Line.

    Young sailors who are less than three years old at the time you sail can enjoy their time onboard in the "it's a small world" nursery.  Your toddler will be able to enjoy playtime, toys, games and Disney movies.  Time in the nursery is available for an additional fee and is limited.  My tip would be to make reservations for your little guppy to enjoy this space as soon as your advance booking window opens.

    Just keep swimming back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have more questions. Say hi to Captain Minnie for me!


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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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