• On Aug 23, 2017
    Sandra from CA 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 this is my first Disney cruise vacation. I would like some tips on how to make the most of it? We will be doing the 5 day baja California halloween cruise. We have a 5 year old girl and would love to know all the perks or any ideas you may have to make

    Welcome aboard, Sandra! I'm so excited for your family! I'm getting ready to head out to sea for a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Wonder this fall too!

    Have you started your online check-in yet? If not, do it now! There you can pick extras like the Princess Gathering and the Frozen Meet and Greet. Your little princess will delight in these experiences! Download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App for on-the-go access to the activity schedules, maps, menus, and texting feature.

    Let's talk costumes! You'll want to pack a few costumes for your daughter. A Halloween costume for Mickey's Mouse-querade Party, a Pirate costume or accessories for Pirate Night, and a Disney princess dress or two for her to wear anytime throughout the sailing. I just love seeing little princesses each night at dinner!

    Did you book a magical makeover at Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique? If not, consider it! My daughter enjoyed two royal makeovers that were the highlight of her sailings, especially at your daughter's age! Memories! If you don't want to spend too much, book a smaller package and bring a new princess dress from home to surprise her with onboard! Check out sales at Dinseystore.com before you go, or other online costume sales in early October before Halloween to save some cash!

    Finally, book at least one Port Adventure because the magic doesn't only happen onboard. Disney offers some great family adventures in every port of call, so take the opportunity to introduce your daughter to the history and culture of Mexico!

    Happy planning, Sandra!
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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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