• On Oct 18, 2016
    Penny from AL 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 am a single mom traveling with my 12 year old daughter. If we are in the main seating for dinner, will we be able to make the shows?

    Welcome aboard, Penny! A girls trip with Disney Cruise Line is a wonderful way to get away from the stresses of everyday life at home and escape for some special time with your daughter. I've taken both of my children on individual cruises, just a Mommy and Me escape, and they've been such magical experiences! I'm excited for you and your daughter!

    Disney Cruise Line's fabulous Broadway-style musicals take place twice each night. The first show is around 6:15, so guests that have the second dinner seating can enjoy the show before they eat. The second show is around 8:15, so those who have dined during the main seating have the show to look forward to after dinner. There is no need for reservations, simply arrive a bit before the show begins to find a seat and sit back, relax, and let Disney do what it does best: provide magical entertainment for you!

    There are also some fun variety shows that take place in the time period between dining seatings, so after you dine during main seating, you might pop into the D Lounge for a variety show, the types of which vary by sailing, before the Broadway-style show begins in the Walt Disney Theatre. Disney offers so many fabulous types of entertainment, and since the two dining seatings don't conflict with any of it, you'll be able to attend everything and anything you see that suits your fancy! 

    Be sure to download the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App before you arrive at the port. Once onboard, you'll then be able to access it to view the schedule of daily events, and also use the fun text feature with your daughter if she has her own mobile device with the app too. The two of you can stay in touch while onboard using this handy app!

    I hope those details help as you continue to plan, Penny! 
thumbnail image for Marcy

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

Didn't find what you were looking for? Click the Ask a Question button to open the Ask a Question dialogue box. If you are not logged in a dialogue box will appear to signin in order to ask a question.

To submit your question, please sign in now if you have not already done so.

Ask a QuestionOpens the Ask a Question dialog box.

Update Browser

For a better experience browsing this website, please download an updated version of Internet Explorer.

Or you can continue browsing without updating.