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  • On Jul 30, 2023
    Molly from WA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can people like teenagers and adults who are special-needs can wear a princess dress or a Disney cruise?

    Hello there, Molly, and welcome to planDisney! My panelist pals and I are happy to have you cruise our way. 

    You ask a great question! It's important for every guest that steps aboard Disney Cruise Line to feel like royalty, and the Crew Members onboard will certainly make that a reality. However, there are some guidelines about who can dress like royalty onboard. Guests under the age of 18 are welcome to dress like their favorite characters while on the ship. That means the teenagers in your travel party are welcome to wear a princess dress. 

    The costume guidelines for adults request that adults limit their costume-wearing to special themed events onboard (think: Pirate Night, Star Wars Day at Sea, Marvel Day at Sea, or Halloween on the High Seas). If you have guests in your travel party that want to dress like princesses, I recommend that they choose to "Disney bound" instead. This is the term for wearing clothing that is similar to, but not an exact copy of a costume. This prevents guests from being confused with the actual Disney Characters on board the ship. I hope this information helps as you plan to pack and prepare for your sailing. 

    I encourage you to carefully read the section of the Disney Cruise Line website that outlines how to Request Special Services for anyone in your travel party that can benefit from these offerings. Please, visit us again if you have any further questions! My pals and I would be happy to help. 

    Wishing you a wonderful cruise, 

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Meet the Panelist: Adrianna, California

Welcome, fellow voyagers! Like my favorite bibliophile princess, I want adventure in the great wide somewhere! I’m a wife, a mom of two, and my favorite way to find adventure is on board the Disney Cruise Line. I’d love to help you and your sailing crew plan for your own adventures, filled with magic and memories that last a lifetime. Learn More About Adrianna

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