Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Apr 27, 2015
    Robin from ON 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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    How do you get to be the Disney family on the cruise ships?

    Ahoy, Robin!

    To get to be the family of the day on a Disney Cruise Line ship means that your family will be the first to board the ship. One of the Cast Members makes a big deal of announcing your family and everyone claps and cheers as you leave the waiting area and go to board the ship.

    There is no secret formula to get to be the family of the day. It is simply a "pixie-dusted moment" that happens for one special family. Our group was chosen as family of the day on our New Year's Eve cruise on the Disney Magic in 2013. We had two families, ten people in all, and we were all wearing bright lime green t-shirts with Mickey ears and a picture of a DCL ship on them. I think we stood out to the Cast Members working in the terminal and we were asked to be the family of the day.

    Other times, our family has worn matching t-shirts and not been chosen. I have seen families with non-matching shirts get chosen. If Captain Mickey chooses you, that is wonderful. If not, it is still wonderful, since you are embarking on a Disney Cruise!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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