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  • On May 9, 2012
    Tena 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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    Good afternoon all! We are sailing on our first Disney Cruise in June. I have sailed once in college but that's been over 15 years ago. Any helpful hints with a very active 10 year old birthday boy?

    Hi Tena!

    Congratulations on your first Disney cruise!  I'm very excited for you.  You'll be amazed at all there will be to see and do on a Disney cruise. 

    Make sure to register your ten year old in the Oceaneer Club.  He'll have the time of his life!   Computers, organized activities, TVs, a GIANT TV screen for movies and video games...the fun is endless!  My kids would be so exhausted by the end of the day, they would fall asleep in less than a minute..and I'm not kidding:)

    Disney loves being part of making magical celebrations!  Make sure you visit Guest Services onboard to get him a birthday button.  He'll get special attention wearing that.  I'm not sure how long your cruise is, but character breakfasts are on cruises that are seven days or longer. 

    When you call to make the reservations for your sailing, please let your Disney Cruise Line representative know that you will be celebrating his 10th birthday on the cruise.  Their phone number is (800)951-3532.  They will note the celebration on your reservation.

    You can also purchase a Celebrations Package that include in-room birthday decorations and a customized birthday cake.  You can have it delivered to your room or to your dining room on the evening of your choosing.  Please remember that customized cakes need to be ordered at least seven days before your sailing date.  If you don't want to order the cake your servers will still bring him a special birthday dessert and sing Happy Birthday in the dining room.

    Have a wonderful time on your trip Tena!  Please let me know if there is anything else I can help you with.  Bon voyage!
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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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