• On Feb 22, 2017
    Susan from FL 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.

    Do I need to check in online?

    Welcome aboard, Susan! Your Disney Cruise Line vacation must be getting pretty close if you're asking about online check-in! I'm excited for you to begin your pixie-dusted voyage!

    Guests should definitely plan to check in online during their online check-in window, which for first time cruisers with Disney begins 75 days prior to departure, 90 or more days prior for those who have sailed with Disney before. I highly recommend beginning your online check in as soon as your booking window opens because not only will you check in and select your port arrival time, but you'll also have access to booking all the fun extras like Port Adventures, Adult Exclusive Dining, select special character experiences and more! Some of these are very popular activities and they book up quickly, so you don't want to wait and risk missing out!

    You didn't mention when you will be setting sail, but if your'e already within that 75 day time frame, log on today and see if there are any extras that you absolutely must book, and go ahead and do so right away! You won't want to miss out on the Disney Princess Gathering if you have a little princess of your own. Five or so princesses gather in the atrium lobby of the ship to meet one at a time with young cruisers. It was always a favorite activity of my daughter's when she was younger! Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations for princess and pirate makeovers are also available during online check-in, so if you were hoping to book these, that's when you'll want to do so. I also highly suggest a romantic dinner at one of the Adult Exclusive restaurants, Palo or Remy. Palo is my favorite, and my husband and I never miss an opportunity to dine there!

    Happy planning, Susan!
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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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