• On Jun 16, 2018
    Brandie 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.

    I will be sailing with my 4yr old and her last name is different then my last name. Do I need to get her father to fill out a form saying I have permission to take her on vacation or should I bring my custody order?

    Ahoy, Brandie!

    Thanks for cruising by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question.

    I'm so happy to hear that you and your little one will soon be sailing away with Captain Mickey and his crew on a Disney Cruise Line vacation.

    As long as you are the parent or legal guardian of your daughter, there are no additional forms that will need to be completed to sail with her. The only time a Minor Authorization Form would be necessary is if a child is traveling with someone other than his/her parent or guardian. The only documentation you should need for your little princess is her passport or original birth certificate, and you should be good to go! (Of course, if it makes you feel more comfortable to bring along a copy of your custody paperwork, feel free to do so, but you will not be asked to present it.)

    Disney Cruise Line has so many amazing activities and events that you and your daughter can experience together, such as Broadway-style shows, Character Greetings, first-run movies, Deck Parties, and more. You can also make time to explore the ship on your own while your little one enjoys some time in the awesome Youth Clubs onboard. A Disney Cruise is the perfect vacation for guests of ALL ages, and you and your daughter are going to be making magical memories to last a lifetime. I'm so excited for you!

    Please let us know if you have more questions before your sail date - we're happy to help.

    Have a magical day! - Diane W.
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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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