• On Sep 24, 2018
    Christine from WA 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 excited to try out cruising on the 2 night Baja cruise from San Diego in October! With a short trip, I am trying to pack light...and wondering what we should plan for in terms of costumes? Is there a Halloween party and a pirate party?

    Hi there, Christine!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am so glad to hEAR that you will be heading out on your first Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Even with a short two-night sailing, you will still get to experience the fun and excitement that goes along with every Disney Cruise Line vacation!

    Your sailing will include both Pirate Night and Halloween On The High Seas festivities!  Currently, Pirate Night is scheduled for your first night onboard, but the schedule of onboard Halloween activities will not be available until you board the ship.  My family's favorite event is the Mickey's Mouse-querade Party where you can trick-or-treat in the atrium with your favorite characters!  Costumes are completely optional, and you can still participate in the fun even if you choose not to dress up!  My family recently went on a three-night sailing and we opted to not take Halloween costumes, but rather my boys just dressed in their pirate clothes for both Pirate Night and the Halloween events.  This cut down on luggage and they didn’t mind one bit!

    You will see other Guests in costume, as pirates, in cruise casual wear – quite the variety and my recommendation is to go with what makes sense for you and what is comfortable!  You likely won’t be in a Halloween costume for an extended period of time, so if leaving that behind and saving it for the actual holiday works best, go for it!  Or, if you have a unique and fun costume that you want to wear multiple times this season, bring it!

    Wishing you the most magical and WONDERful adventure at sea!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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