• On Sep 24, 2018
    Karen from SC 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 are going on the Very Merry Christmas 3 night cruise in Dec. Is there a way to reserve a Mickey character experience? Or are those just by chance? Thank you, Karen

    Hi there, Karen!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! I don’t know about you, but as fast as this year is going for me, December will be here before we know it!  And then you'll be heading on your Very Merrytime cruise!!  I love sailing onboard during the holidays – the wintry themed decorations, the yummy aromas that fill the atrium…it’s all so magical!

    During your sailing, you will have several opportunities to see Mickey and friends!  Daily character greetings will be listed in your Personal Navigator which is a schedule of daily events that you will receive each night in your stateroom.  Additionally, there is a Disney Cruise Line Navigator app that I recommend downloading to your smartphone prior to your cruise so that you have all that information (and so much more!) right at your fingertips!  During those appearances, you can get autographs and onboard photographers will be available to take your photo with your favorite characters!

    There may also be a scheduled character breakfast on your sailing.  If available, you will see it listed as an option under “Onboard Fun” when you log in to book onboard activities (75 days ahead of sailing for first time Guests).  During the complimentary character breakfast, your table will be visited by different characters where you can take photos and get autographs, but please note that onboard photographers are typically not available for photos during the breakfast so make sure you've got your personal camera on hand!

    Wishing you the most 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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