• On Jul 10, 2018
    Lara from CA 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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    My daughter and I both love to trade pins at Disneyland. Does pin trading happen on Disney Cruises? We're taking our first cruise this October and can't wait! Also wondering if you have any other "must-do" suggestions for first-timers.

    Ahoy, Lara!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! How exciting that you've booked your first voyage aboard Disney Cruise Line this upcoming October! Be prepared for a magical voyage every nautical mile of the way. If you haven't done so already, download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for your smartphone so you'll have each day's schedule of activities in the palm of your hand!

    I have great news! You and your daughter can look forward to pin trading aboard your upcoming Disney Cruise! Not only will you find some of the Cast Members in the shops wearing lanyards with pins to trade on them, there will also be pin trading boards from which you and your daughter can trade! My family and I were onboard the Disney Dream this entire week. While we were in Mickey's Mainsail, I saw many families gathered around the pin trading boards excitedly trading pins! Keep an eye out for the Officer Pin Trading Night, too! During this event, some of the ship's officers will be wearing lanyards and trading pins with Guests. This will likely fall on the final night of your cruise, but please note - all schedules are subject to change.

    Lara, there will be so much to "sea" and do during your Disney Cruise, I don't know where to begin! I recommend seeing the Broadway-style shows and entertainment each evening, getting tons of pictures taken by the onboard photographers and enjoying all the delicious food onboard. Your daughter will love splashing in the pools on deck and also checking out the Youth Clubs! Finally, be sure to book a Port Adventure at each port of call.

    I'm hoping this will be the first of many Disney Cruise Line adventures for you and your family.

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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