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  • On Apr 11, 2013
    April from WI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Cruising on Dream 6/8/14. I heard that you could wait hours to board the ship, do you have any good ideas or tips on how to pass the time for the children in our party (ages at time of sailing 2,3,6,7,8,9,11). Is there photopass on Disney Cruise?

    Ahoy April!
    It is wonderful to hear from you again!  I just returned from a Disney Cruise and had a very short wait at the cruise terminal and arrived at one of the most popular times-11:00am.  My family was on the ship within an hour of our arrival at the port so unless there are some problems with boarding you should be on the ship within an hour or so of your arrival as well.  There are a few things to do at the port such as check out the large model of the Disney Magic, get a close up look at the ship on the observation deck,  meet and greet a Disney character, check-in for the kids programming and watch some classic Disney cartoons.  I always have my kids bring a small backpack with some travel sized games, their electronic devices, playing cards and a few pre-packaged snacks to pass anytime we have to wait.  Before you know it, your crew will be passing through the Golden Mickey ears ready to start your Disney Cruise vacation!
    Disney's Photopass is not the system used onboard.  Your Key to the World Card will also serve as your photo card, and you will be able to swipe it at one of the photo kiosks to view your pictures.  Shutters, the onboard photo store, will print out your photos and place them in a folder just for your crew which you can view anytime the store is open.  Individual prints, photo packages, and photo CDs are all available for purchase.  Once you are onboard, you can visit Shutters for current pricing.
    Thanks again for stopping by the Moms Panel, April!  Please keep me posted as you continue to plan!
    Have a magical day!
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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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