• On Nov 20, 2019
    Julie from OH 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.

    Is there any benefit to taking our Magic Bands onboard our Disney Cruise? We will be cruising on the Fantasy in January 2020

    Ahoy, Julie!

    It is great to hEAR from you again! Your sailing on the majestic Disney Fantasy is coming up soon! I know how excited you must be to start the new yEAR with Mickey. And you'll love having an entire week to enjoy all this vessel has to offer.

    Julie, you've asked a great question about using MagicBands while on a Disney Cruise. At this time, MagicBands are not used onboard Disney Cruise Line. If you have sailors between the ages of 3 and 12, they will wEAR an Oceaneer Band that is very similar to a MagicBand. These are used for checking in and out of Disney's Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab, and any allergies or medical conditions a participant may have are linked to the band. There's no fee for the Oceaneer Band unless it is lost, or if you'd like to keep it as a souvenir, which is an option. If the band is kept, a nominal fee will be charged to your stateroom account. 

    When you check-in for your cruise at Port Canaveral, you'll receive a "Key to the World" card for each member of your family. This will serve as your stateroom key, ship identification, photo card, and your "key" to paying for all  your onboard purchases. Many Guests like the convenience of using a lanyard while onboard. Members of Disney Castaway Club (Guests who have sailed on Disney Cruise Line at least once) or Disney Vacation Club receive a complimentary lanyard at check-in. If you are not a returning cruiser or Disney Vacation Club Member, you may want to bring your own or check the onboard merchandise shops once they open after sail away. 

    Julie, I'm so glad you cruised by with another question about your upcoming sailing. Please let us know if we can assist you again before you are casting off to the Caribbean!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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