Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Nov 2, 2011
    L from NE 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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    We would love to take a Disney cruise, but my son's special needs really limit what he can do. Would he be able to go to the centers for kids to play, so my husband and I could have a meal alone? Is there food there? He's on a restrictive diet.

    Hello L,

    Your son is more than welcome to attend to attend the Kid Clubs (so you can enjoy a date with your husband!).  If you click here, you can read about how Disney Cruises works with guests with disabilities. Specifically, mid-way down the page is an area about children with disabilities. 

    The clubs do not serve food to kids; however if children are there during meals, they'll be taken up with the group to go through the buffet line at the buffet restaurant. If needed, the kids can be taken to the restaurant before it is open to everyone.

    With your son's restrictive diet, I'd make contact with the DCL Food & Beverage Team (at least a month in advance) by emailing the request to

    Thank you for visiting the Moms Panel!  We are happy to help if you have more questions.

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I am a retired teacher with a family of 3 adult sons who have grown up through Disney. I am known by friends as the Star Wars loving Disney Nerd who always wants to serve up tips and ideas of how to make visits to Walt Disney World special and magical.  Learn More About Kara

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