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  • On Nov 2, 2019
    Carolyn from CT Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Do I need to pack puddle jumpers or life vest for use at the pool? My 3 yr old is not a swimmer yet

    Hi there, Carolyn!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for stopping by with your question about your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation!  I hope you are preparing yourself for an adventure filled with magic, fun and non-stop excitement!  I am so excited for you and the memories that await you onboard.

    Onboard each of the four Disney Cruise Line ships you will find complimentary life vests available for Guests to use by the pools.  Additionally, if your itinerary takes to you Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay, you will also find life vests for use near the lifeguard stands.  The vests are available in a variety of sizes, with sizes fitting even the littlest of Mouseketeers.  So, you do not necessarily need to bring a puddle jumper with you unless you (and/or your Mouseketeer) will feel more comfortable using their own puddle jumper.  When my boys were younger, we would often bring puddle jumpers with us because that’s what I felt they were most comfortable in, but looking back, I know they would have been just as content – and safe – in the provided life vests.  So, that is completely up to you whether or not you choose to bring a puddle jumper with you or not!

    Make sure that when you complete your Online Check-In you go ahead and register any Mouseketeers traveling with you for the onboard Youth Clubs.  That way when you arrive at the port for embarkation, they will receive their Oceaneer Bands and be ready to go once onboard!

    I hope this information is helpful in planning for your adventure at sea!  Wishing you a magical and memorable vacation!  Say hi to Captain Mickey for me!

    Happy Sailing!
    Stephanie
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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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