• On May 9, 2019
    Natalie from PA 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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    We are going on a Disney cruise for our first Disney experience, kids ages 8 and 5. I’m concerned they won’t get the “Disney magic feeling” because it’s a ship and not the park. Do the cruises provide a magical experience equivalent to the park? Thank you!

    Hi there, Natalie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so very excited to hEAR you have a Disney Cruise Line vacation on the calendar!  A Disney Cruise Line vacation is nothing but magical and I am so thrilled for your family and the fun that awaits you onboard!

    I honestly cannot say enough wonderful things about a Disney Cruise Line vacation and the magic that it brings with it.  I think of the Disney Cruise Line ships as Walt Disney World Resort without the theme park attractions!  Onboard you will find character experiences, top-notch entertainment, non-stop activities and “Disney magic” throughout your entire voyage.  And your Mouseketeers are at the perfect age to enjoy everything about a Disney Cruise Line vacation; they will love the onboard Youth Clubs which are filled with everything from games and crafts to puzzles and free play!  And you can take time to enjoy the onboard adult-exclusive spaces adding to your magical experience.  All Disney Cruise Line ships have a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique where your prince or princess can be treated to a magical makeover or be transformed into a swashbuckling pirate for the always fun and exciting Pirate Night.  Additionally, you can reserve complimentary tickets to character meet and greets onboard or simply meet the characters for fantastic photo opportunities during their scheduled appearances!  And, always have your camera ready because you never know when you may happen upon a favorite character roaming the ship!

    From the minute you arrive at the port terminal to that final minute onboard, I can guarantee that you will find “Disney magic” all around!  And experiencing it alongside your children will make it that much more magical and memorable for you!

    Wishing you nothing but magic and memories on your first Disney Cruise Line adventure!  Say hi to Captain Mickey for me!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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