Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Jan 26, 2012
    Judy from MI 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 love this site and stop here often to read Q&A. Thanks for all the advice! Are they ANY options for giving kids their own "money" to buy stuff on board? I want to give my grandkids the freedom of their "own" account, so they can b

    Ahoy there Judy!

    Thanks so much for the compliment, and I'm thrilled to hear you are a frequent Moms Panel visitor! You also sound like a very generous grandmother!  

    When you check-in at the port each family member will receive their very own "Key to the World" card.  This card allows you to get into your stateroom and also serves as your "charge card" while onboard.  If you would like for your grandchildren to have the option to make shipboard purchases you can  give them each charging privileges when you check-in online.  Just make sure to list their names when plugging in your credit card information.

    Another idea would be to give your grandkids, Disney Gift Cards.  They are available in various denominations at grocery stores, Disney stores, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and online at  They can be turned in at Guest Services anytime during your cruise and will be credited towards your stateroom account. 

    I know you are counting down the days until you are sailing the high seas with Captain Mickey!  Please let me know if you have any other planning questions before you embark!

    Have a magical day and Bon Voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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