• On Aug 30, 2017
    Heather from NC 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.

    We are cruising with the Disney Dream in December of 2018. We are interested in attending MVMCP before embarking on the cruise itself. Does this seem possible to do the night before if available? We will be traveling from NC.

    Hi Heather,

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I am thrilled to greet a fellow North Carolinian, especially one who brings such seaworthy questions! Since I have not sailed on the Disney Dream, I checked with some of my fellow Moms Panelists to get you the best information.

    Before you depart, you definitely need to party with Mickey Mouse and friends at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. As long as there is a party the night before your cruise, you can shake it until the park closes. When the dates are released for 2018, check them to see if there will be a party the night prior to your cruise departure. 

    For December 2017, the dates are December 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19, 21 and 22. Even though Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party starts at 7:00 p.m., my experience has been that guests with party tickets can enter the park as early as 4:00 p.m. Be sure to also review the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party Dining options. You definitely want to make a dining reservation. Cinderella's Royal Table is simply magical!

    If you stay at a Walt Disney World Resort Hotel and need transportation to the cruise terminal, be sure to inquire about the optional Disney Cruise Line ground transfers. With this service, you can send your checked bags to the ship on the morning of your departure and just keep your carry-on bags with you. 

    Before you know it, you will be waving bon voyage to those of us left behind when you embark on the Disney Dream.

    Heather, if you have more specific cruise questions, check with one of this year's cruise specialists, Beth, Marcy or Nancy!

    Magic, memories and Minnie Mouse hugs,
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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