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  • On May 11, 2012
    Mike 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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    I'll be taking a cruise on May 19th with my 8 year old daughter on the new Fantasy. As a single dad, can you offer any tips? Want to have quality time with her, but I want us BOTH to have fun, afraid she'll want to be off in kid's clubs and I'll be bored

    Hi Mike!
    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  I think you are going to be surprised at how much fun you and your daughter will have on the newest member of the Disney fleet!  The Cruise Staff does an amazing job planning activities for all types of families and for all ages!  My first tip is to check your cruise newsletter, The Personal Navigator daily. It will list everything you need to know about what is being offered on your sailing.  There will be plenty for you and your princess to enjoy together such as the incredible Broadway-style shows, interactive MidShip Detective Agency, character experiences, family games shows, dance parties, pirate night, and Goofy & Max's Mini-Golf.  Mickey's Pool and slide, Goofy's Pool, the AquaLab and AquaDuck all provide the most splashtacular fun, and your daughter may never want to leave the pool deck!  When she does decide to go to the club, there are some fantastic adult-only offerings that I hope you will take advantage of for yourself.  If you need to relax in a tranquil space, Quiet Cove Pool or Satellite Falls are both perfect atmospheres for reading a good book or catching a few winks on deck.  If you are looking for a more upbeat environment, Europa, the adult-entertainment district, is the adult playground onboard.  Opportunities such as tastings, live music, trivia, or your favorite sports team on the big screen will keep you very busy! A visit to the Buena Vista Theatre is also a great activity to keep you occupied.  During your sailing, you will find some of the latest flicks including "The Avengers" playing here. 
    I have a feeling you and your daughter are going to have the most magical time during your Fantasy voyage!  I also know many priceless memories will be made that you will treasure always!
    Have a wonderful time!
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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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