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  • On Apr 5, 2013
    Dawn 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 the Disney Magic at the end of April for 8 days. How many formal nights do we have and how strict they are about the kids dress code in the main dinning room. My son is 7 and is not a fan of dress shirts and dress pants. ALL BOY! Any Ideas?

    Welcome aboard, Dawn! Just a few more weeks until you set sail on the high seas with Mickey and his friends! I sailed on the Magic out of Galveston in January and had a wonderful time, as I'm sure you will on your sailing as well.

    On your eight night voyage, there will be one Formal night and one Semi-formal night. The other nights are Cruise Casual, (or pirate attire on Pirate Night). Disney asks that guests wear long pants (not jeans), skirts or dresses in the main dining restaurants. Little boys, including your seven-year old, would be fine wearing dressy shorts and a polo shirt for Cruise Casual nights. 

    On Formal and Semi-formal nights, at least long pants like khakis and a dress shirt should be worn. Many families go all out with suits and tuxedos, formal gowns and dresses on those nights. Some guests won't dress up quite that much, and your son will not be turned away in the restaurants, but I would encourage you to see if he'll dress up more than usual just at dinner. You might convince him by letting him know that even Mickey and Minnie and their friends wear their best that night. Goofy has his tuxedo, Daisy is in her sparkly formal dress and the other characters are out for some really great formal photo opportunities.

    I hope that information helps, Dawn! Please let me know if you have any other questions as you inch closer to your cruise on the Magic!

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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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