• On Feb 20, 2017
    Megan 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.

    This is the 2nd Disney cruise (Fantasy 7-night) we are taking but I can't remember for the first day when you get on the cruise. Are the food places on the ship open? After traveling all day the kids will be hungry before dinner time.

    Welcome aboard, Megan! Congratulations on your second sailing with Disney! You are now officially a Silver Castaway Club member since you've completed one sailing with Disney! You'll get some special perks as a Silver member now: earlier online check-in, which means earlier access to booking fun extras like Port Adventures, Adult Dining, Character Greetings, and more! Log in 90 days prior to sailing to take advantage of this, and snag some of your must-do's before they book up! You'll also receive Silver Club lanyards as you check in at port, and a Castaway Club gift waiting in your stateroom!

    Speaking of arriving that first day, yes, the ship will be serving lunch as soon as you board, so your hungry kiddos can eat right away! I'm always super hungry by the time we arrive at the ship too, so I'm happy to head straight to Cabanas or Enchanted Garden to sit down, relax, and let the vacation begin by enjoying a nice meal. Remember that you can check your bags ahead of time, so those will meet you in your stateroom later in the day. Keep a day bag with you as you board the ship, have lunch and explore a bit before the staterooms are ready. Sometimes we pack swimsuits for the kids in our day bags too because they want to skip the sit down lunch and just grab a quicker lunch on the pool deck when we board so they can head straight to the AquaDuck! The quick service spots on the deck will be open then too, if you'd like to do the same!

    Have so much fun and please stop back with any other questions as you count down to your cruise, Megan! We're happy to help!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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