• On Feb 7, 2017
    Kristy from NJ 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.

    How are seating arrangements done aboard the ships for the evening shows? Is it first come first serve? Do you need to reserve seats ahead of time?

    Ahoy, Kristy!

    No matter how many times I sail aboard Disney Cruise Line, the talented performers that bring the Broadway-style stage productions to life on the Walt Disney Theatre stage always blows me away. It is what Disney does best, and it amazes me how easy they make it look on a moving ship!

    There are two shows scheduled nightly, one for first seating Guests and one for second seating Guests. Guests with dinner at 5:45 p.m. will see the show after dinner at 8:30 p.m. while Guests with 8:15 p.m. dinner will see the show first at 6:15 p.m. There is no reserved seating so it is first-come, first-served. We like to arrive around 15-20 minutes early because my kids like to sit upfront, but you can typically find seats right up until show time. The doors tend to open around 30 minutes prior to the start of the show in case you want to secure a specific spot. 

    You won't want to miss the nightly entertainment in the Walt Disney Theatre, Kristy! Be sure to keep an eye on your cruise newsletter, the Personal Navigator and the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for all the details.

    Thank you for sending in your question and have a magical day!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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