• On Jan 3, 2017
    Yvonne from TX 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 have a 7 yo daughter & a 1 yo son. We are trying to plan our first trip to Disney. My daughter mentioned doing the cruise. With a toddler would it better to do a trip to the park or Cruise? When is it best to do our trip if we are on a budget?

    Hi Yvonne!

    Hearing that your daughter suggested a Disney Cruise made me smile! I think you have a future Disney Parks Moms Panelist in your house! You will have the vacation of a lifetime whether you choose a trip to the Walt Disney World Resort or aboard the Disney Cruise Line.

    My toddler loves visiting the Walt Disney World Resort as well as sailing onboard a Disney Cruise! You may be familiar with the wonderful family attractions found at the Walt Disney Resort but let me share some of the many reasons why cruising with kiddos is packed with fun and adventure, too! Onboard, your kids can enjoy Youth Clubs, movies, aqua play areas and pools, Character Experiences, Deck Parties, Royal Court Royal Tea and so much more, all while traveling to exotic locations! Another reason why we love cruising with a little guy is all of the fun activities onboard are just steps away from our stateroom door. If my son is a "Mr. Grumpy Gills," being a short walk from our stateroom has its definite advantages!

    Being a fellow mom, I completely understand the importance of vacationing on a budget! The best budget-savvy time to take a land or sea vacation is by visiting during the off-season. Other ways to reduce the cost of your Disney Cruise Line vacation is to book your cruise early, explore various Stateroom Categories and find a port closest to your home. I notice you and your family are from Texas! Currently, during certain times of the year, Disney Cruise Line offers sailings out of Galveston, TX!

    No matter which Disney vacation you choose (land, sea or both!) your kids will be guaranteed a trip filled with Disney magic!

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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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