• On Jun 20, 2021
    Krista from AB Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Do the balcony doors lock on the Fantasy? We have booked adjoining rooms for our family of 6 (4 kids). We would like to know that we can securely lock the balcony doors so our two toddlers cannot have access.

    Ahoy Krista!

    Getting ready for a family vacation on the Disney Fantasy? Oh, I’ll bet you cannot wait! Especially with four kids in tow. Disney Cruise Line has so much going for it, but one of the things I am always most impressed with is the variety of activities and entertainment geared for kids. Whether toddlers or teens, Captain Mickey has thought of everything, from Youth Clubs to splash zones and pools that are sure to evoke lots of smiles and laughs.

    Peace of mind when traveling is so important, especially for parents. So I’m sure you will find it reassuring to know that having a Deluxe Oceanview Stateroom with Verandah can not only be breathtaking, but also safe for your little ones. Verandah doors on all the Disney ships have an upper lock that is too high for young kids to reach. Additionally, the door itself is heavy and the handle must pivot in a certain way, so it’s pretty challenging for even adults to open it, let alone children. I would suggest you set some ground rules with your kids about safety and require that they can only be on the verandah if an adult is with them.  

    Since you have connecting staterooms with verandahs, you could also ask your stateroom host to remove the partition between the two balconies so it would create a larger one and you would be able to easily see the entire space and know when someone is out there. I think you will like adjoining staterooms because it gives the feeling that you are all together in a shared stateroom simply by opening the connecting door. 

    If you are really concerned about your children being able to understand these safety rules and they are climbers, then you could ask your stateroom host to remove the verandah furniture for added peace of mind. Of course, that also means nowhere to sit out there, so I would instead opt to supervise all balcony time and at all other times, I would leave the doors locked.

    Please come back to planDisney if you think of other questions. We love to talk about Disney cruising and are happy to share our tips to make your sailing absolutely FANTAStic!

    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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