• On Sep 9, 2016
    Danilo from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We will go to our cruise on December, I want to know how the character experience works inside the ship. They have place on those events to all the guests? We are going to the Very Merrytime (Disney Dream).

    Welcome aboard, Danilo!

    Disney Cruise Line offers Character Greetings throughout the day and night in various spots all around the ship. Each day, guests receive a Personal Navigator, which is a schedule of events and activities for the day. You can also access these schedules and details on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App. Download that onto your mobile devices before you arrive at the port so you're ready to get the most up-to-date information! You'll see listed in the Navigator the hours and locations where each character is greeting guests that day. Simply show up within that time frame and get in line to meet that Disney character. The lines are much shorter than what you'd find at the Disney parks, so take advantage of the short waits to meet all your favorite Disney friends! 

    When your online check-in begins (75 days prior to sailing for first time guests), you'll see that there are a few special ticketed character events available, such as the Frozen Meet and Greet, and the Princess Gathering, available to book ahead of time. These ticketed events are complimentary, however they do book up quickly, so I recommend logging into your online check-in as soon as you're able, because guests who have sailed with Disney before are able to begin their online check-in 90 or more days prior to sailing, and these tickets go quickly. But, if you're not able to get those tickets, no worries, there will be plenty of non-ticketed Character Greetings for you to attend once onboard. Don't forget your camera! Have a great cruise, Danilo!

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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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