• On Jun 18, 2019
    Lori from MD 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.

    If my child turns 16 while on our Disney Cruise but is 15 when we set sail will he need a government ID?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Lori!

    OH MY DISNEY!  You are only a few days away from your magical getaway.  What better way to celebrate a birthday than embarking on a high seas adventure with Captain Mickey!

    I called to speak with an embarkation specialist at Disney Cruise Line about the travel documentation requirements for your child.  I was advised that if your child turns 16 years old while sailing, they will need both a state issued birth certificate and government issued ID if the cruise leaves and returns from the same United States port and they are a United States citizen.

    If you have additional questions on proof of citizenship requirements for your cruise, you can contact Embarkation Guest Services at 1-800-395-9374 Monday through Sunday from 7:00 am until 8:00 pm (ET).

    While onboard, you can make your child's birthday special by ordering an in-room celebration package through Onboard Gifts.  Also be sure to let your rotational dining team know that you are celebrating and you may get a little pixie dust during your dinner!  Stop by the Guest Services Desk as well to pick up a happy birthday button so everyone can recognize this special day.  The button makes for a great souvenir!

    Enjoy making magical memories.  Happy birthday to your pirate-in-training!  "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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