• On Dec 31, 2018
    Leonard from CO 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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    Sailing the Disney Magic in March (Marvel). We would like to make a dinner reservation at Palo. How do I know what day to reserve considering that I do not know what day we will be at one of the 3 rotational dining. Also do we need to reserve childcare?

    Welcome aboard, Leonard! Only two months left until your Marvel-ous adventure on the Disney Magic! I can't wait for you to experience Marvel Day at Sea!

    My husband and I always dine at Palo when we sail. Whether it's the fabulous dinner or mouth-watering brunch, nothing holds us back from at least one Palo meal onboard. I'm happy to hear that you'll be sneaking away from the kids to enjoy an Adult Exclusive meal there too. Since you won't know your dining rotation until you arrive at port, and I understand that you won't want to miss a favorite restaurant in your rotation, you might consider doing what I do, and requesting a specific rotation for your cruise. This way, you can know that on day four, for example, you'll be dining in a restaurant that you'll have already experienced and can more easily skip it. Just give the agents at Disney Cruise Line a call at 800-951-3532 to request a specific rotation. While they can't guarantee that rotation, I've found that they do their very best to honor your request. Once onboard, verify the rotation and your Palo reservation and make changes if necessary. 

    Now, what about the kiddos? If they're under three, they'll be in It's A Small World Nursery, which does require advanced reservations, so go ahead and book those. However, kids three and up in the Oceaneer Club, Oceaneer Lab, or Edge and Vibe don't need reservations, so simply swing by on your way to Palo, check the kids in, and you'll be off to a lovely evening while they kids are fully engaged and entertained. "Mom and Dad, who?" I have a hard time getting my kids to leave all the fun in the Youth Clubs!

    Have fun planning, Leonard!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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