• On Jan 28, 2019
    Danielle from PA 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.

    My online check in/activities booking is on July 2nd (Sliver Castaway). I will be in San Francisco on vacation. What time (PST) should I sign on? Also I won’t have my laptop with me. Can I do everything on my iPhone?

    Hi Danielle!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  As a previous cruiser and Castaway Club member, you are aware of all the fun and excitement that awaits you onboard a Disney Cruise Line vacation.  I find that no matter how many Disney Cruises one has been on, there will always be something new and exciting to experience onboard!

    I always look forward to the day because once I have completed the check-in process and booked my onboard activities I can relax and just wait for vacation time to arrive!  Online Check-In and onboard booking opens at 12:00AM (EST) so if you are in (PST) you will want to plan to log-in at 9:00PM (PST) or even a few minutes before that.  At the stroke of midnight, you will be able to complete check-in and reserve onboard activities such as adult-exclusive dining (my favorite), complimentary character greeting tickets, Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations, Port Adventures and lots more!  I just tried using my iPhone to log into my account and it appEARs that I can complete registration on my phone without a problem, but it may take a bit longer to navigate on the phone than it would on a computer.  Did you know that you can reserve your onboard fun prior to completing the online check-in?!?  Since there are more steps and information needed in the online check-in process, I would recommend booking onboard activities when you are traveling and then completing your check-in when convenient and when you have a computer handy.  As long as you complete your Online Check-In at least three days prior to sailing you will be good to go!

    Thanks for sailing by with your question and please come back with any other planning questions you have as your adventure approaches!

    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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