• On Feb 18, 2017
    Stephanie from TX 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 going on our first Disney cruise in a couple of weeks. (Disney Dream) What are some things that we don't want to miss? Also, what are the best things to do on Castaway Cay?

    Ahoy, Stephanie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You must be so excited about your upcoming inaugural cruise aboard the Disney Dream! The Disney Dream is my favorite ship! I'm happy to share with you all of my family's favorite activities to do while onboard and at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay!

    One thing I love doing while sailing with Captain Mickey is eating! Be sure not to miss dining in each of the three Main Dining restaurants for dinner! Another must-do is watching the incredible Broadway-style musicals performed throughout the cruise. Do you have any water lovers sailing with you? If so, they have to take a ride on the AquaDuck! Smaller sea guppies will enjoy all the splashtacular fun in Nemo's Reef. I like taking an afternoon while at sea to just relax. My favorite place to relax onboard is in the Rainforest Room at Senses Spa & Salon. The best night aboard the Disney Dream is Pirate Night! Definitely don't miss the fireworks show! I suggest grabbing a spot on Deck 12, starboard side of the ship to watch the amazing fireworks!

    In my opinion, Castaway Cay is one of the most beautiful places on Earth! I definitely suggest snorkeling in the Snorkeling Lagoon off Family Beach while visiting. Another thing my family loves doing is renting bicycles and exploring the island. Don't forget about lunch! Cookie's BBQ will offer a delicious lunch that's always a perfect break from the fun and sand.

    To be absolutely sure you don't miss any of the fun while onboard, make sure you download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for your mobile device. Once onboard, you'll be able to see all the happenings around the ship each day of your cruise!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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