• On Jun 23, 2021
    Mark from Lancs Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi we are on a staycation cruise next month. How long is the usual(won’t hold u to it) wait on the virtual queue to get into the goofy pool. Kids are prebooked on kids clubs at midday but that’s no good if we happen to be at the pool the same time… thanks

    Ahoy Mark!

    I’m so happy to hEAR that you have plans to cruise on one of the Disney Magic at Sea itineraries. Since these are brand new to Disney Cruise Line, Captain Mickey has made some changes to how to make reservations for certain activities and entertainment. So it would be my pleasure to help you navigate the cruise planning waters.

    I am impressed that you are already learning about and taking advantage of the reservation system for things like the Youth Clubs and Goofy’s Pool. Just trying to maximize the fun on your staycation vacation. You can explore all the current details about the Disney Magic at Sea Experience Updates as your voyage approaches!

    Frankly, we have no idea what the virtual queue wait times will be because the system has never been used before. I could speculate on how long the queue might be, but that would be purely guesswork on my part. Instead, I would rather rely on Guests’ feedback when these voyages start sailing. I’ll bet that you will be able to experience the Pool Deck on the same day that the kids are scheduled to be in the Youth Clubs, even if that means opting to rejoin the virtual queue for the pool later in the day.

    Since we are talking about the virtual queue, I need to remind you to have the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app downloaded with location services and notifications enabled. Sounds like you are already aware of this, but the app is the means by which you will use the virtual queue system to reserve time at the Goofy’s Pool Deck Area and AquaLab Deck Area. It will also be useful to communicate directly with Guest Services and other onboard teams via the new live chat feature. So if you run into challenges with scheduling activities, you could also check with Guest Services to see what the options were. I’m certain you will be able to experience as much of the Disney magic while onboard the actual Disney Magic!

    Mark, I trust that you will come back to planDisney if you need us again. Wishing you a MAGICal time at sea with Captain Mickey!

    Happy Sailing!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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