• On May 13, 2017
    Cailyn 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.

    Hello. I was wondering what time will the clubs have open house and pool be open. I'm planning to get on the ship as early as possible and spend time in the clubs before my family and I separate.

    Welcome back, Cailyn! When the day finally arrives for you to begin your online check-in, you'll not only get to fill out all of your cruise forms and choose some extra activities like Character Greetings and Port Adventures, but you'll also get to choose from the available Port Arrival Times. This is the time that Disney Cruise Line expects to check you in at port, however it is not your boarding time.

    Once you arrive, send your luggage aboard, and make your way through security, you'll then check in at the port terminal and be given a boarding number. If you arrive earlier than your scheduled Port Arrival Time, you may need to wait longer until your boarding number is called. But, then, it'll be time to make your way onto the ship, through that beautiful Atrium, as you and I talked about in your previous question, and begin your magical adventure!

    Once onboard, you can head straight to the pools, as they will be open. My kids love to wear the swim suits under their clothes, so they can hit the pools right away, and grab a quick bite to eat on the pool deck. The Youth Clubs will be open through just before the lifeboat drill, for Open House hours, where parents get to stay and visit the clubs with their children. However, secured programming when parents drop their kids off for activities with the Youth Counselors will not begin until later in the day. Then, after the lifeboat drill, it's time to head up on deck (pools will be closed at this point) for the Sail Away Celebration! Singing and dancing with Mickey and his crew, with a fruity cocktail in hand, signals that it's time to escape from the world for a bit!

    Have fun planning!
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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