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  • On Dec 27, 2013
    Jenel from MD 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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    Family of 4 taking first Disney Cruise on Magic on 4/14/14. So excited! What will the dining schedule be? How do we arrange babysitting for adults dinner at Palo? Are kids clubs included in cruise fare? Thank you, this is a great resource?

    Ahoy Jenel!
    Welcome back to the Moms Panel!  You should be so excited because you will LOVE everything Disney has to offer on the high seas when you set sail in April!  My family sailed on the newly re-imagined Disney Magic last month so I know what an amazing time your crew will have when it's your turn in just a few months!  Although scheduling is always subject to change, you can expect the following for your dining attire schedule-Day One: Cruise Casual, Day Two: Optional Dress-Up Night, Day Three: Pirate Night and Day Four: Cruise Casual.  You will not know your dining rotation until you arrive at the port, but you will visit each dining room ( Animator's Palate, Carioca's and Lumiere's) at least once and one dining room twice.  If you are planning on dining at Palo, you will be able to utilize the Oceaneer Club and Lab while you enjoy your dinner in this elegant venue on Deck 10.  The youth programming for ages 3 to 17 is included in your cruise fare.  Hours of operation run from early in the morning to late at night so there will be plenty of time for you to enjoy all the adult-only offerings onboard.  The night you eat at Palo you can order room service for your kids, let them eat quick service on Deck Nine or check with the club and lab on their dinner time for that particular evening.  The fact that Disney Cruise Line is so family friendly will make it very easy for you to enjoy your night out at Palo!
    I'm so glad you are finding the Moms Panel helpful, Jenel!  If you think of any other questions, please write back!
    Have a magical day!
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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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