• On May 4, 2017
    Cailyn 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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    I'm going on a cruise next year and I have two questions. 1. Will we be able to celebrate a birthday even though it's a week before we sail out? And 2. Is there birthday celebrations at the Royal Tea?

    Welcome aboard, Cailyn! Isn't it exciting to begin planning that magical cruise with Disney? It sounds like this may be your very first sailing with Captain Mickey and his crew. There are so many surprises in store for you when you head out to sea! I can't wait for you to experience all of what Disney has to offer!

    Disney is happy to help your family celebrate a birthday no matter when that birthday is! Ask your travel agent or the agents at Disney Cruise Line (800-951-3532) to add a note to your reservation saying that you'll be celebrating a birthday onboard. The Cast Members love to go out of their way to make birthday guests feel special. Your dining servers will also sing a song and present the birthday guest with a special dessert one night! If you want to go all out, there are additional birthday decorations packages or specialty cakes that can be pre-ordered through the Gifts and Amenities page of Disney Cruise Line's website.

    Last year, my friends back home surprised me by pre-ordering birthday decor for my stateroom when I sailed over my birthday. When my family and I opened to door that first day, we were greeted with ceiling to floor decorations! What a wonderful way to begin our cruise!

    Taking your child to the Royal Court Royal Tea would be a fabulous birthday gift! I don't believe they celebrate birthdays during this event the same way they do during your dining rotation, however, be sure to let the Cast Members know, as you arrive, about the birthday guest, and I'm sure they'll recognize them in some way!

    Have so much fun planning this magical adventure at sea, Cailyn!
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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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