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  • On Jan 8, 2013
    Kelly 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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    My family is of 11 is sailing this August for our 8th Disney Cruise. Can you give me some ideas how to make this trip special? The kids are already getting the "been there, done that" feeling. We have done all the restaurants and many of the excu

    Kelly, welcome aboard! Your family is so fortunate to have sailed with Disney so many times already! I'm happy for you that you have booked your eighth Disney Cruise Line adventure!

    I don't think you need to worry about your family being bored on the ships. There are new activities being added to the Personal Navigator all the time, so I'm sure you'll spot something you've never tried before.

    One thing you may not have done on the ships is to go on a Hidden Mickey hunt. As you may know, Disney Imagineers have hidden Mickey silhouettes all over the parks, cruise ships and on Castaway Cay. We love Steve Barrett's "Hidden Mickeys" books, which you can find on before you sail. His brand new "Hidden Mickeys Go To Sea" edition just came out this month, and it includes the latest Mickeys on all four of Disney's ships and Castaway Cay.

    You didn't mention the ages of your family members, but no matter their age, a Hidden Mickey Hunt is the perfect activity to keep everyone engaged, and you can do this on any or every day of your voyage. Make it a scavenger hunt, split your group into smaller teams and see who can find the most in a given amount of time - pictures required as proof!

    I hope you have a magical cruise and that you spot as many Mickeys as possible!
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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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