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  • On Jan 14, 2020
    Nancy from MD Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    1st time cruisers over Easter Break. Nervous about what will be available when I can check-in. Royal Tea Party and BBB are top on our list but I want to get as early a boarding time as possible. Recommendations for efficiently checking in on-line please.

    Ahoy Nancy!

    Welcome aboard the Disney Parks Moms Panel.  I am so excited to hear that you will soon be sailing with Captain Mickey for the VERY FIRST TIME!  I hope you are ready for all of the magic waiting for you onboard.

    I have so many fond memories with my daughter at the Royal Court Royal Tea and Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique!  These are truly magical experiences that transport every prince and princess in attendance to their own happily ever after.  I cannot wait for you to see your little one's face light up during these special events!

    To secure your invitation to these events and an early boarding time, be ready when your advance booking window opens 75 days from the date you set sail at 12:00 AM EST.  I always set an alarm for 11:45 PM EST before that window opens so I can be awake, ready and logged in to begin making reservations right away.  I also make a list of the reservations I would like to book like Palo brunch, character experiences, appointments in Senses Spa and Salon and Port Adventures.  I then prioritize them so I know which ones to look for immediately when I log in to target those reservations first.

    If any of your desired reservations are not available when your advance booking window opens, be sure to check back periodically before you set sail.  Guests do change their plans as embarkation day approaches and an open reservation may magically appear!  Once onboard, you can also check with the Port Adventures desk or Guest Services desk to inquire about any openings available once your cruise starts.

    Good luck and pixie dust to you as you finalize your plans, Nancy!  Sail back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any additional questions before you set out on your high seas adventure!

    "Sea" ya real soon!  Angie
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Meet the Panelist: Angie, Minnesota

Hello there Castaways! I have followed the adventures of mermaids and pirates alike since I was a young princess myself.  Disney and the sea are two of my passions.  My husband and I, along with our two little adventurers, love traveling the world sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  Let's work together to chart a course to a vacation that you will remember for a lifetime! Learn More About Angie

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