• On Jan 23, 2017
    Grace from WA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    We're thinking of booking our first cruise (son will be 9). Are the 2nd and 3rd weeks of January less crowded? We want to try one of the Star Wars Days but we're not sure if they are actually busier. Any thoughts would be really helpful. Thx

    Hi Grace!

    Thanks for stopping by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question! How much fun to be planning your first Disney Cruise! We recently returned from a cruise aboard the Disney Dream during the second week of January and it didn't seem crowded at all! Much like Luke Skywalker deciding to leave Dagobah, you have an important decision to make.

    I was so excited to hear that Disney Cruise Line brought back Star Wars Day at Sea for the early 2018 sailings! I believe the itineraries you're eyeing in January will be popular, but probably not as crowded as those Star Wars Day at Sea cruises that fall in the middle of kids' spring breaks (in March or April). Grace, there's more excitement than a pod race onboard, I'd hate for you to miss it!

    One of my favorite activities onboard a Disney Cruise is to watch movies in the Buena Vista Theatre. With the next Star Wars movie coming out this December, I don't need to use the Force to bet that it will be showing during your cruise! Your Padawan will love possibly walking past a Stormtrooper on his way to the beverage station, or maybe brushing elbows with a Wookiee as he's walking on deck. In this Disney Parks Blog announcement there are links to some of the highlights from last year's galactic voyages!

    Without a doubt, any voyage aboard the Disney Cruise Line is filled with magic and adventure. For your family's inaugural Disney Cruise, how exciting would it be for you to sail alongside Captain Mickey and Darth Vader to a "galaxy far, far away"!?

    "May the Force be with you" onboard,

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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