• On Nov 5, 2019
    Stacy from MD 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.

    Once I pay in full, is there anywhere to search activities for our cruise prior to my booking window opening?

    Hi there, Stacy!

    Ahoy and welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Thank you for “sailing” by with your question about your upcoming Disney Cruise Line vacation!  I don’t know about you, but once I have my vacation paid for in full, I can’t help but count down the days…first until my Online Check-In and advanced booking window opens…and then to embarkation day!  But, before you know it, you will be onboard, having the best time making some really special memories!

    Since onboard entertainment and activities are always changing, a complete schedule of onboard activities that can be pre-booked is not available for you to see until the clock strikes midnight (EST) on the date that your window opens.  My recommendation to you would be to look through the Disney Cruise Line website as well as other information you can find online (Disney Parks Moms Panel page, included!) to see what types of activities may be offered.  Then, once your window opens you can go directly to the “onboard fun” and make those selections.  But just some ideas that you may want to consider booking in advance include adult-exclusive dining reservations, onboard nursery care (if you have a little Mouseketeer traveling with you), beverage tastings, Port Adventures and makeovers at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!

    Another hint – you do NOT need to complete your Online Check-In prior to making reservations for onboard fun…as long as your Online Check-In is completed at least three days prior to setting sail you will be good to go!  And, if you find that you cannot find availability to pre-reserve some activities, check back -- and check often -- as other Guests’ plans will change opening up space immediately for others to book!  And you can always check once onboard for availability, too!

    If you haven’t yet, download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app – you can use it now to watch your cruise countdown clock tick down – and you can also use it to book those onboard fun activities once your window opens (75 days in advance for first-time Guests).

    As you continue planning, please visit us again with any other questions you have!  Have the most magical and memorable time 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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