• On Feb 22, 2018
    Valerie from CA 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.

    We will be taking our first Disney Cruise this May! We will be travelling with 3yr, 20mo., and 11mo. old children. I just read about the Dine-n-Play option for second seating. Is there an age minimum for this?

    Hi there, Valerie!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  I am thrilled for you and your family embarking on your first Disney Cruise Line vacation!  You will absolutely love it and the little ones will love it as well.  It is so fun to experience it alongside the youngest cruisers because everything is so magical through their eyes!

    Dine-n-Play is reserved for the second seating and allows children to be served first and then Youth Club counselors will pick them up from the dining room to go play.  It is reserved for those that attend the Oceaneer Club or Lab, so they need to be at least three years old and fully potty-trained.  Your three-year old could definitely participate in this option, but your younger two will need to go to the “it’s a small world” nursery!.  When our boys were younger, we opted for the main dining and would order their food first, feed them and then take them either to the Oceaneer Club or the nursery and then my husband and I could enjoy a less-chaotic dinner! Nursery hours do need to be reserved and there is an hourly fee (currently $9 for the first child, $8 for second child) that will be charged to your stateroom account.  

    Disney Cruise Line makes traveling with little ones very convenient!  Be sure to reserve a pack and play and a diaper pail before your sailing.  You can also request high chairs and booster seats for the main dining room and bed rails for the sofa bed in your stateroom.  You can do this through your “My Reservations” or by calling Disney Cruise Line.

    I hope you have the most magical of adventures aboard!  May all your DREAMs come true!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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