Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jan 28, 2014
    Samantha from PA 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.

    What is the Key To The World Card used for? is it for only buying things are is it your room key also?

    Welcome aboard, Samantha! Once you set foot for the first time on a Disney cruise ship, you'll discover all of the magic that awaits you! And the first piece of that magic is your Key To The World Card. 

    This card allows the ship to be cashless, so you do not need to have cash or credit cards with you as you explore the ship each day. We usually just lock our wallets in the safe in our stateroom when we arrive and don't worry about them until we leave. Disney makes it very easy. Of course you'll want some cash on hand for shopping in the ports or to tip the Cast Member who delivers your order from the complimentary room service onboard. 

    Each guest, including kids, will receive a Key To The World Card, which serves many functions. It is your stateroom key, your charge card for onboard and Castaway Cay purchases, and your photo assignment card. Each time you have a picture taken on the ship, the photographer will scan your card to assign that picture to your stateroom, so you can easily scan your card at Shutters and view all of your photos on the digital kiosks. When you begin your online check-in, you can assign who has charging privileges. For example, we don't allow our five and seven-year olds to have charging privileges. But, if they want to buy something in the gift shops, we do give them each a Disney Gift Card (the only other form of currency used in the shops only), so they have a set amount to spend and when it's gone, it's gone! 

    Cast Members will scan everyone's Key To The World Cards as you disembark in ports of call and as you re-board the ship too, so be sure to have each person's card (including kids) when you're ready to head out into port. Many guests will wear a lanyard with their card in it so they don't have to carry a purse if they don't have pockets, so you might consider that as an option for keeping the card nearby at all times. 

    Hopefully those details help as you continue to plan, Samantha!
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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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