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  • Hi, I just booked our first Disney cruise on the Dream in late Jan. and my daughter will be 20 months at the time. Would you recommend the main dinner seating so she can join us or the late seating so that she can go to the 6pm live shows?
  • - Asked by Kim from Virginia on 7/8/2011
  • A first cruise is exciting, but especially a first Disney cruise.  Disney Cruise Line is sure to capture your heart, Kim!   As for your question, I'm trying to think back to when my kids were that age; it's been awhile!  I hesitate to recommend the shows for your daughter because I'm not sure they would hold her attention. If she were to get fidgety you might miss the majority of the show, too, and I'd hate for that to happen!  Does your daughter sit through movies yet?  That might be a clue as to whether or not she is ready to attend a production like those on the Disney ships.  If you think along the lines of a Broadway-style show, that's what you're looking at.  They are most definitely family-friendly, I'm just not sure that a child as young as yours would sit through the whole thing.  If it were me, I'd probably opt for main dining so that my family could enjoy meals together.  Based on my memory of my almost-two-year-olds, I'd probably wait another year or two before trying to take them to an evening show.  I hope that helps!
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