• On Feb 6, 2019
    Jana from NY 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.

    We have late dinner on the Dream so we would go to the show 1st & then eat. Will they let us go to the later show 1 night if we choose to dine earlier at Cabanas? Have pirate makeovers at 5:30 & worried we won't be done in time for the show.

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Jana! 

    Before you know it, your Disney Cruise Line vacation will be here, and you’ll be headed for some fun in the sun!  As you are preparing for your voyage, be sure to download the Navigator app before embarkation so that you’ll have access to schedules, deck plans, menus and so much more.

    I love the rotational dining system that Disney Cruise Line uses because it makes your dinner decisions so easy for you because you know exactly where to go and when to be there!  But, with that, its also good to know that you don’t have to attend your seated dinner each night.  If you choose not to dine one night in the main dining room you can choose to eat at Cabanas for a seated dinner, quick serve by the pools or even in your stateroom with Room Service!  You can always attend the earlier (or later) show if you are not planning on dining at your specified dining time with no problem whatsoever.  Since my boys are little and we often cannot make it through a late show, we will skip our dinner service and catch the early show.  If we know we aren’t going to be at a dinner service, we like to let our dining room servers know not to expect us out of courtesy, but it is not necessary to do so.

    Another thing to consider is that once you get onboard you can inquire at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique about changing your Pirate League makeover time, if that is something you are interested in doing.  They may have some earlier time slots available – and from experience, we like to do our makeovers earlier in the day so that my boys can enjoy their new look for longer!

    Wishing you a magical and memorable adventure at sea!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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