• On Apr 18, 2018
    Chantal from CA 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.

    I'm in the 75 day ahead online checkin group as its our first time, not until October. I'm wondering if we will have a shot at being able to book adult dinners, shows, character greetings, and off shore excursions or will they be booked up?

    Ahoy, Chantal!

    I'm so excited to hear you've booked your very first Disney Cruise Line vacation. If you're like my family, you'll love it so much it will be the first of many!

    No need to worry - there should be plenty of awesome Onboard Activities and Port Adventures to choose from when your advance booking window opens at 75 days prior to your sail date. While specific dining times for Adult Exclusive dinners may be unavailable, there will still be lots of time slots available for first-time cruisers! If there are activities (Port Adventures, Character Greetings) with limited space that are fully booked when you log in to reserve activities, I recommend checking back closer to your cruise date. Guests are likely to change some of their plans, and you just might find an opening at that time.

    Once you board the ship on Embarkation Day, you can check in with the Cast Members at the Guest Services Desk regarding any events or activities you may not have been able to reserve online. We were able to reserve a really fun beverage seminar on Embarkation Day on our last cruise! I encourage you to check out all of the Port Adventures for your sailing prior to your advance booking window opening, so you're ready to reserve them when the time comes. We make a list of the Port Adventures we're interested in, and put them in order of our favorites. I always try to book the ones at the top of our list first!

    I hope this helps with your planning and preparation for your upcoming cruise. My fingers are crossed that the pixie dust falls your way, and you're able to reserve some awesome activities and adventures for your family. 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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