• On May 21, 2019
    Jennifer from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We are going on an Alaska cruise in June, and one of our excursions will be dog sledding. What kind of shoes do you recommend for our boys, ages 16, 14, and 9? I am thinking duck boots for myself - same for them?

    Hi there, Jennifer!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  With your adventure to Alaska coming up so soon, I know you must be getting excited!  You are going to have the best time exploring Alaska and will make some WONDERful memories with your family!  My family heads to Alaska later this summer and we, too, are anxiously counting down until our own adventure gets here!

    Your dog sledding excursion will be so much fun!  My husband and I took our two boys to Alaska when they were itty bitty, and we went to the Summer Dog Sled Camp and had a great time!  Since our boys don’t remember it (one was strapped to me in a carrier and the other one was asleep the entire time!), we plan on taking them again this summer!  When it comes to attire and gear, I think your plan is great!  If you are going to the Dog Sled Summer Camp, tennis shoes would probably be sufficient since the dog sledding is on a paved course, but if you are going to be on a glacier for dog sledding, duck boots would provide the perfect support and warmth!  Definitely pack and dress in layers during your adventures on land – and onboard as sometimes the common areas get a little chilly!

    Make sure your boys take advantage of the onboard Youth Clubs – while I don’t yet have teens, I know those big kids have a great time making new friends onboard and participating in events and activities just for them in Vibe!  And, your nine-year old will have a great time doing his own thing in the Oceaneer Club and Lab with activities perfect for his age!  If they have smartphones of their own, you will also want to make sure they have the Navigator app that has a chat feature which allows Guests to communicate while onboard!

    Wishing you a magical and memorable adventure!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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