Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Mar 9, 2009
    Gwen from NC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hello Disney Pros! My ? is: We are going on the 3 day/4 night land/sea vaca in May. What characters can we expect on the cruise? I don't want to waste a lot of time in line at MK if they are going to be on the ship also. Thanks for all your hard work.

    On my last cruise, Minnie greeted in the terminal. Once on board, dial 7-PALS for a character schedule or visit the information board in the Lobby Atrium.

    Some Character Meetings aboard the ship are designated for photos only and autographs are not allowed at these sessions due to time constraints in allowing guests to get to their dinner seating, etc.

    Children may also encounter characters during events in the Oceaneer Club such as Do Si Do with Snow White.  If your child participates in the Oceaneer Club or Lab, they'll have the opportunity to join the Friendship Rocks show, sharing the stage with Mickey and Minnie! This is a highlight for our family.
     
    There are many characters in the Sail-Away Celebration and evening shows in the Walt Disney Theatre, but the characters that actually greet guests (subject to change) include:

    Minnie, Goofy, Mickey, Wendy Darling, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Aladdin, Stitch, Max, Chip, Dale, Snow White, Cinderella, Captain Hook, Belle and Captain Hook.

    On Castaway Cay,  look in front of the Post Office and across from Scuttle's Cove for more Disney pals. I waited patiently while my son had a photo taken with Jack Sparrow in front of the Flying Dutchman. Then, I posed with the Captain too! You'll also find Captain Jack greeting passengers aboard the ship on Pirates IN the Caribbean night.

    Other character sightings include a Character Dance Party in the gazebo on Castaway Cay and on the ship's gangway upon return to the ship in the late afternoon.

    Have a magical vacation!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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