• On Sep 29, 2021
    Latisha from MI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Does the Authorization for minor travel without parent or legal guardian form for Disney Cruises need to be notarized or can the parents simply sign the form?

    Ahoy Latisha!

    Welcome back to planDisney! You’ve got a little over a month before you set sail-how exciting! I can tell you are in the final stages of preparations and wanting to have everything all ready. So I suggest that you check out the Experience Updates page to prepare for your SEAsational voyage. 

    Hey, I always love it when Guests are on the ball as far as their travel documentation is concerned. Nobody wants a surprise at the port! The Authorization For Minor To Travel Without a Parent or Legal Guardian Form, allowing an adult other than the parent or legal guardian to retain care, custody and control of a child during a Disney cruise, does NOT need to be notarized. As you know, this form is required in situations where a child is traveling without a parent or legal guardian. If you look at the form, it only has a signature line for the parent/legal guardian and no indication that a notary has to witness and sign this particular form. So it’s not a requirement that the form be notarized. 

    I think I know why you are wanting to clarify this point since I mentioned notarizing the other day in an answer. Sorry if that made things more confusing. But I was talking about if a Guest also has a separate document known as a Minor Travel Consent Form. Since you will be submitting the Disney Cruise Line authorization form linked above, you have it covered as far as Captain Mickey is concerned. 

    If you think of anything else, please pop back by planDisney and we can map out a plan together!

    Happy Sailing!

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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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