• On Aug 8, 2017
    Vania from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! I am excited to start booking my activities for our 1st cruise in October. I am a little worried that I may not be able to book any character dining for my kids due to the popularity of the event. Are there other dining events the kids can enjoy?

    Ahoy, Vania! 

    I'm sure you've been dreaming of all the SPOOK-tacular fun you'll have onboard your Halloween on the High Seas Cruise this October. You've chosen a fantastic sailing for your first adventure aboard Disney Cruise Line since it stops in two very special places-Castaway Cay and the Walt Disney World Resort. My family experienced this same cruise a few years ago and loved all the ship had to offer on the sea days and exploring the Bahamas and the Disney Parks when the ship was docked. And the Halloween festivities sprinkled in will make it even more magical for your crew!

    It's always an exciting day when your Online Check-in opens up because it means your cruise is just around the corner. I like to be online at midnight on my assigned day to secure all my onboard fun and Port Adventures. Vania, there are a few complimentary Character experiences that require tickets including the Princess Gathering, Frozen Meet and Greet and the Disney Character Breakfast. Once you've completed your check-in, just head into "My Cruise Activities" to see what days and times are still available. My fingers are crossed that there will be availability, and you'll be able to secure and confirm all three. If you don't see any openings, I would keep checking right up to three days prior to your departure because you never know when someone might change their plans. If slots don't open up, head straight to the Port Adventures Desk once onboard because there are usually a limited number of tickets for embarkation day. 

    Vania, the Royal Court Royal Tea is another Character dining experience offered for an additional fee. It does require advance reservations that can be made once your booking window opens up.

    Good luck with your plans!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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