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  • On Jun 27, 2015
    Tiffany 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.

    How do I go about making sure my kids get pictures with the characters?

    Ahoy, Tiffany!

    One of the best things about a Disney Cruise is being able to meet and interact with some of your favorite Disney friends. Each day, you'll receive a Personal Navigator - a daily schedule of all the fun activities happening on the ship. There's a special section just for Character Appearances, where you can find times and locations for all the fun meet-and-greets. You'll also see favorite Disney friends at random times on the ship, strolling the pool deck or hanging out in the lobby. Those are my favorite moments - it's magical to encounter Peter Pan on the atrium steps or Daisy Duck out by the pool!

    If your cruise includes a stop at Castaway Cay, look for special Character Greetings around the island!

    For scheduled appearances, make sure to get in line a few minutes before the time listed, and bring along your autograph books and a camera! There will usually be a ship's photographer on hand as well to capture these special memories. Some of our favorite photo ops are with Captain Mickey, or with the characters on Pirate Night - dressed in their pirate finery!

    Although subject to change, Disney Characters you are likely to see during your cruise may include:

    Mickey Mouse / Minnie Mouse
    Donald Duck / Daisy Duck
    Chip & Dale
    Goofy /Max
    Captain Hook / Peter Pan
    Lilo / Stitch
    Cinderella / Belle / Snow White / Princess Aurora / Princess Tiana / Ariel
    Captain Jack Sparrow
    Princess Anna / Queen Elsa

    Some popular character greetings (Anna/Elsa, Princess Gathering) may require a ticket to reserve your spot in line. Simply stop by Guest Services to pick up your free ticket for these special events.

    I hope this helps! Have a magical day! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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