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  • On May 8, 2024
    Sarah from South Yorkshire Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We will be on the Disney Dream for a transatlantic cruise on Halloween, which happens to be my little boy’s 6th birthday. Any chance there will be any special things on that day, including trick or treating? We want to make sure he has a special day!

    Hello Sarah!

    Welcome aboard! Thanks very much for your question, I am so excited to share all my favorite spooky things at sea with you. 

    How fun to celebrate a birthday on a cruise! I've done this for my own birthday and I have to say that our cruise staff made me feel so special. First, make sure to add your little Mouseketeer's birthday to your cruise information by going to "My Reservations" and filling out a special request form! Your cruise staff will likely already be aware of his birthday, but it's a good thing to mention your first night at dinner, too.

    With that sorted, let's talk about Halloween on the High Seas! Your cruise will include lots of special Halloween fun, including crafts, themed character meetings, and a night with trick-or-treating (for adults too!) onboard. I can't say for sure if that night will be your son's birthday, but it's a strong possibility! You'll be able to check the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App when you board the ship to see exactly what night trick-or-treating will be. Don't forget to pack your costumes!

    I can see that October 31st on your cruise is currently planned as a Day at Sea, so I have a few suggestions for celebrating the birthday boy!

    • Start the day with an awesome breakfast in one of the ship's main dining rooms. This is a little bit fancier than the buffet and the servers are always so sweet with my kids.
    • Stop by the Guest Services Deck and see if they have a birthday button so everyone will know that it's his birthday!
    • Check the app for character meet-and-greet times. Birthday hugs from a favorite character are always wonderful! 
    • Order a fun surprise from Onboard Gifts! I see a cute birthday celebration decor set, as well as some fun backpacks that your son might enjoy. There are also plenty of fun things to shop for on the ships...my kids love picking out an extra souvenir when we travel on their birthdays!
    • Finish the day by ordering a late-night treat from Room Service. A delicious end to a magical day!
    Sarah, I have no doubt that your son will have an amazing birthday. He'll be sharing a fantastic adventure with you and I'm sure it's one he will never forget! I hope you find the perfect way to show him how loved he is. Happy sailing!

    Keep moving forward!

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Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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