Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Apr 27, 2015
    Robin from ON Asked

    How do you get to be the Disney family on the cruise ships?

    Ahoy, Robin!

    To get to be the family of the day on a Disney Cruise Line ship means that your family will be the first to board the ship. One of the Cast Members makes a big deal of announcing your family and everyone claps and cheers as you leave the waiting area and go to board the ship.

    There is no secret formula to get to be the family of the day. It is simply a "pixie-dusted moment" that happens for one special family. Our group was chosen as family of the day on our New Year's Eve cruise on the Disney Magic in 2013. We had two families, ten people in all, and we were all wearing bright lime green t-shirts with Mickey ears and a picture of a DCL ship on them. I think we stood out to the Cast Members working in the terminal and we were asked to be the family of the day.

    Other times, our family has worn matching t-shirts and not been chosen. I have seen families with non-matching shirts get chosen. If Captain Mickey chooses you, that is wonderful. If not, it is still wonderful, since you are embarking on a Disney Cruise!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

“If you can dream it, you can do it” just about sums up my life. I am a mother of two amazing girls and wife to a fantastic man, all of whom support my passion for all things Disney. I am a thrill seeker, and have been fortunate enough to go parasailing high above the Disney Fantasy, zip-lining in St. Lucia, and swimming with stingrays in Grand Cayman – all while sailing the seas with Disney Cruise Line. I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Tracy

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