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  • On Oct 7, 2015
    Jill from NC 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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    Hi! We are so excited about our upcoming cruise on the disney dream in April. We will be cruising with our almost 3 year old son! I'm a little worried about him sitting through the long dinners. Any advice?

    Welcome Aboard, Jill!

    While the meals in the Disney Cruise Line main dining rooms do tend to take some time, you can voice your concerns to your dining team. They will definitely work with you to either expedite your meal, help to keep your little one entertained, or whatever solution you feel will work for you.

    You might consider getting a new special book, game, or toy that your son will only be allowed to use during meals. This could help keep him busy while you and your husband enjoy your meal. You also can schedule time in the "it's a small world" Nursery!, maybe partway through the meal one of you can head there to drop off your little guy and then return to enjoy some adult-only time.

    If you think your kiddo might sleep in a stroller through your meal, maybe you want to try eating at the later dining time. Then, you could feed your son earlier through either Room Service or something from the food areas near the pools. I know my girls were really good sleepers, so being in their stroller was not an issue.

    Be sure to take your little guy to the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab during the open house times to play as a family! I bet he will love it, and it gives you a preview for your next cruise!

    Please come back and visit us again here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with more questions that arise before you set sail.

    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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