• On Aug 16, 2017
    Irene 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.

    We are taking 6 grandkids on Disney cruise in November. Some relatives want to give the kids Disney gift cards. Can they be used in stores on the ship?

    Ahoy, Irene! 

    I can't think of a better way to enjoy time with your grands than on a Disney Cruise vacation! My children and their cousins were lucky enough to share the magic of a Disney Cruise with their grandparents and treasure all the precious memories created from this special sailing. I know the time with your crew of princes and princesses will be just as wonderful, Irene! 

    Disney Gift Cards are the perfect gifts for someone planning a vacation with Captain Mickey! I always encourage family members to give them to my children because they enjoy having their own Disney money to spend onboard, and they can be conveniently used directly in the merchandise shops! The shops offer an array of products with some items being exclusive to Disney Cruise Line. My kids have purchased Disney plush, trading pins, t-shirts, figurines, jewelry, pirate-themed toys, games, Vinylmations, coloring books, princess accessories, hats and more! I normally try to take them to shop when it's not too crowded and early on in the vacation, so they can have time to look everything over and have the best selection. The most crowded times are normally before and after the shows each night and on the last night.

    One souvenir I always have to purchase is a Disney Cruise Line ornament. I typically go for one with the year on it, but have added it to the back or bottom in permanent marker if it's not included. These ornaments serve as wonderful reminders of each one of our voyages with Disney Cruise Line, and I love displaying them on our tree each year. This might be a nice gift to give each grandchild or to the siblings traveling together as a keepsake from this special sailing. 

    Thank you for sending in this question, Irene! Please write back if we can help you further with your magical plans. 

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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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