• On Sep 21, 2016
    Niki from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    How do we get picked as the first family to board the ship?

    Ahoy Niki –

    FAITH. TRUST. PIXIE DUST. Being picked to be the Family of the Day at Disney Cruise Line would probably be the highlight of my trip. I have tried to figure out what it takes to be chosen, and it really has a lot to do with luck.  This is because they are chosen at random by the cast members at the port. On embarkation day, one lucky family is selected to be introduced to the other cruisers and board the ship first.

    I have seen plenty of different folks chosen: some dressed in costume, some with custom Disney shirts and some wearing regular old clothes. They are from all walks of life and from all over the world. A little pixie told me that it does not hurt to ask at check-in if you would like that honor. Have I had the best vacation of my life without being Family of the Day – ABSOLUTELY. I am sure that whether or not your family is chosen, it will be the best trip ever.

    Niki, thanks for visiting with us at the Disney Parks Moms Panel and remember that “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes, When You’re Fast Asleep,” and with Disney Cruise Line it just may come true!

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Meet the Panelist: Brandy, Texas

Are you feeling stressed and need to unwind?  If you are looking for a way to reconnect with your family and relax, then I have a prescription to get you back on track! I am a family practice doctor, a wife, and a mother of two and I have found that Disney Cruise Line gives me the way to do all of those things. I love to experience the joy of every Disney vacation, and sharing the Disney fun with my friends makes the experience complete.


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