Is There a Disney Cruise Drink Package?

disney cruise drinks package

One of the common questions that first time cruisers ask – is there a Disney Cruise Drink Package? Many cruise lines these days offer there guests a chance to purchase an all inclusive drinks package. However, Disney cruises does things rather differently – and we think much more sensibly.



Disney Cruise Drink Package

There isn’t a Disney Cruise Drinks Package available. When we talk about a drinks package here what we mean is the type of cruise drinks package where you pay a flat fee for each day of your cruise and you can have unlimited alcoholic and/or non-alcoholic beverages.

These all inclusive drinks packages are often expensive and you have to drink a lot of alcohol to make it an economical choice.

For instance Carnival Cruises offers a Cheers Program for $49.95 per day plus gratuity. If you buy this drinks package you can have up to 15 alcoholic drinks per day (!). There are certain exclusions to this, but the bottom line is that most drinks are included.

It doesn’t take anyone very long to work out why Disney may not want to be a cruise line which sells a package which some would say, encourages cruisers to drink excessively. Who wants to be on a cruise where the guy on the table next to you is on his fifteenth drink of the day? Probably not those of us who sail on a Disney cruise.

There are no comparable Disney Cruise Drink Packages. While some may be disappointed that there is no Disney cruise beverage package, we think that the price of drinks on a Disney cruise is very reasonable. Also Disney cruise lines has many no alcoholic drinks included and available all day every day for no extra charge.

There are plenty of places that you can enjoy an adult beverage or two on a Disney cruise. It’s just that Disney does not have the approach of many other cruise lines.

Here are some things you need to know about drinks on board a Disney cruise.

Disney Cruise Beverage Policy

Disney Cruise Line Alcohol Policy

Disney cruise lines has an generous policy relating to your taking your own bottles of wine and beer on board.

Disney Cruise Line Guests 21 years and older may bring a maximum of 2 bottles of unopened wine or champagne (no larger than 750 ml) or 6 beers (no larger than 12 ounces) on board at the beginning of the voyage and at each port-of-call.

This is a change from the previous policy where you could bring as much as you wanted. However, it is still pretty generous within the cruise line industry where many lines do not allow you to bring anything at all on board without being charged.

You can enjoy the wine or beer in your stateroom. If you want to drink it in one of the restaurants there is a $25 charge.

We have written a complete guide to this policy which you can see by clicking on the link below.


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Disney Cruise Wine Package


The closest that Disney comes to offering a drinks package is the Disney Cruise Wine Package.

There are two wine packages available for your Disney Cruise and you can purchase. You choose from either The Classic and the Premium Wine  Package. You can buy 3,4,5 or 7 bottles within the package.

All packages are available regardless of the length of the Disney cruise you are sailing on. So you can buy a 3 night package if you are sailing on a 7 night cruise. Or a 5 night package if you are sailing on a 3 night.

Here are the prices for the Disney Cruise Classic Wine Package:

  • 3 Bottle Classic Wine Package $95.00
  • 4 Bottle Classic Wine Package $124.00
  • 5 Bottle Classic Wine Package $149.00
  • 7 Bottle Classic Wine Package $199.00

Here are the prices for the Disney Cruise Premium Wine Package:

  • 3 Bottle Premium Wine Package $145.00
  • 4 Bottle Premium Wine Package $192.00
  • 5 Bottle Premium Wine Package $234.00
  • 7 Bottle Premium Wine Package $309.00

A 15% service charge will be added to all Wine Packages.

You can save up to 25% on the per bottle prices if you get the wine package. Some bottles are more expensive than others, and it is possible to work the system so that you get maximum savings. You can see our complete guide by clicking on this link – Disney Cruise Wine Package – Is It Worth It?

Disney Cruise Drink of the Day

The Disney Cruise Drink of the Day is not a package, but we wanted to include it so that you get an overview of the available drinks. The Disney Cruise Drink of the Day is priced at a very reasonable $5.46 for the alcoholic cocktails which includes 15% gratuity.

There is always a non-alcoholic drink of the day which are priced at $4.89 including tax and gratuity. Note that tax is only charged if you order the drinks whilst you are in port. If you are out at sea this is not added.

The drinks of the day do vary, but include Caribbean Dream, High Tide, Key Lime Margarita, Mai Tai, Paradise Cocktail, Pineapple Mojito, Stingray and Yellow Bird.

Non-alcoholic drinks of the day include Lava Smoothie, Mango Crush, Mint Tea Punch, Parrot Song, Passion Cream Freeze, Princess Delight and Purple Basil Lemonade.

All of the Drinks of the Day are available in a souvenir cup for an extra charge. We usually get at least one of these as they make a nice souvenir to take home with you.

Disney Cruise Beer Mug

If you enjoy a beer once in a while this is a great deal.  You pay $16.95 for a Disney Cruise line glass beer mug. This includes 22 oz of whatever beer you want. Once you have paid for this you can get it refilled for the cost of a 16 ounce beer. So you are getting a free 6 ounces every time.

Don’t worry. You don’t have to carry around your beer glass. You have a token which you show at the bar so they know you bought the deal.

The glass mug makes a nice souvenir.

Disney Cruise Drink Specials

Drinks specials are not guaranteed, but they are often available on a Disney cruise.  Always ask your bar tender if there are any specials available. They are sometimes announced in your Navigator’s, but sometimes you may hit it lucky with an unadvertised deal, or one you may not have seen. It never hurts to ask.

Disney Cruise Beer Package

There is a Disney Cruise Beer Package which will give you a discount on a 6 pack of beer. You will pay for only 5 and get a 6 pack for $30. As with all Disney cruise beverages you will have to add a 15% gratuity onto these prices.

The imported beer choices are:

6 Pack of Heineken Beer $30.00
6 Pack of Guinness Beer $30.00
6 Pack of Corona Beer $30.00
6 Pack of Pub Ale $30.00

If you prefer a Disney cruise domestic beer package here are your choices:

6 Pack of 16 oz Aluminum Bud Light $30.00
6 Pack of 16 oz Aluminum Bud Light Lime $30.00
6 Pack of 16 oz Aluminum Budweiser $30.00
6 Pack of 16 oz Aluminum Michelob Ultra $30.00
6 Pack of 16 oz Aluminum Miller Light $30.00
6 Pack of 16oz Aluminum Coors Light $30.00

How to Order a Disney Cruise Drinks Package

The beer and wine drinks packages are easy to order when you are on board the ship. However you can also pre order any drinks package at Disney Gifts and Amenities. It is so easy to order on board though we never do this – it would be useful if you need to budget prior to the cruise and know that your expenses are already taken care of.

Disney Cruise Beer Mug

If you are a beer drinker another way to save money is with the Disney Cruise Beer Mug. You buy a 22oz glass Disney cruise beer much initially. For all subsequent 22 oz drinks you buy you get a break on the price as you will only be paying for a 16 oz measure. Free beer every time!

What if you don’t want to carry your Disney Cruise beer mug around with you all the time. Of course Disney already thought about this. You will be give a beer mug toke to use instead of having to carry around the beer mug with you. Simply show the bar tender your token and they will give you the 22 oz refill at a discount. At the end of the cruise you can use this to get a clean glass to take home with you as a souvenir.

Disney Cruise Free Soda


This is one of the things which will save you a lot of money on a Disney cruise if you are a soda fan. Whilst other cruise lines charge up to $10 a day for soda packages, Disney gives you a lot of this for free.

The free soda is available in either the buffet or on the pool deck. It is help yourself to as much as you want. The pool deck location is open 24 hours a day.  Teens can also get these unlimited beverages in Vibe.

The selection includes:

  • Coca-Cola
  • Coke Zero
  • Diet Coke
  • Water
  • HiC Fruit Punch
  • HiC Pink Lemonade
  • Fuse Ice Tea
  • Sprite
  • Sprite Zero

If you want any of these in a bar you will pay for them.  However, it is so convenient just to get them from the pool deck. Coffee and tea is also available for free.

As you can see, really there is no such thing as a Disney Cruise Drink Package in the sense that other cruise lines promote them. However, with Disney you have the advantage that if you really don’t want to pay anything for soda, you don’t have to as it is free. Also, the wine package, drink of the day and beer mug can all save you money.

What you don’t have the choice of is the “all you can drink” alcohol package. Really we commend Disney for this. It’s usually a way for cruise lines to make a lot of money on alcohol and we think it encourages the “get your money’s worth” mentality of over consumption. Not what we want on a Disney Cruise! We think that it is just fine not to have Disney Cruise alcohol drinks packages.

What do you think of the fact that there is no Disney Cruise Drink Package? Should Disney introduce one?

Disney Mexican Riviera Cruise


Are you wanting to know more about a Disney Mexican Riviera cruise? The great news is that there are lots of Disney Mexican Riviera cruises to choose from in 2018 and 2019.


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Disney Cruise Line first started sailing to Mexico in 2011 The first Mexican Riviera Disney cruises were from Los Angeles, but the home port has now moved to San Diego. For us a Disney Cruise San Diego is the perfect Disney cruise.

Disney cruise line is well known for offering the highest quality ships and guest satisfaction rates are amongst the highest in the industry. But what can you expect from a Disney Cruise to the Mexican Riviera?

The Disney Wonder

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The Disney Wonder will be your cruise ship for your Mexican Riviera adventure. The Disney Wonder is an 83,000 tonne 964 feet long cruise ship which can carry around 2,400 passengers. It has 10 decks, 3 swimming pools, 4 hot tubs, 2 theaters, and a whole lot of Disney fun!

The recent dry dock for the Disney Wonder has upgraded a lot on board the ship. She really is looking at her very best.

Staterooms are all beautifully appointed with that attention to detail which you know you can expect from Disney. You have a choice of 12 categories of stateroom ranging from an inside cabin to a luxurious suite.

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Disney cruise staterooms are larger than the average industry standard so you will find plenty of room to make yourself at home. One of the most popular staterooms is the Deluxe Family Stateroom with Verandah which sleeps up to 5 guests so is a great choice for a family.

If you sail on a Disney Mexican Riviera Cruise you will have a great stateroom no matter which category that you pick.

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There is so much to do on board the Disney Wonder. We have spent months on board and we really think she is the Best Disney Cruise Ship.

So What Disney cruises to Mexico are available for 2018 and 2019?

2 Night Disney Cruise San Diego

2 Night Disney Cruise San Diego 2019


We have to say that we really think that a 2 night Disney cruise is too short. Really only consider it if you just want to see if you like a cruise, or if you absolutely can’t take a longer vacation.

If you are looking for dates for a Disney Cruise from San Diego in 2018 the Disney Wonder sails on 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 9/28 and 10/5 on a 2 night cruise.

If you want to get a taste of everything which a Disney cruise has to offer you can sail on a 2 night Disney cruise out of San Diego on 4/12/2019, 4/19/2019 and 10/14/19 and 10/18/19.

You will sail out of San Diego on a Friday and return on a Sunday. There is one port stop on Saturday in Ensenada Mexico.

These dates are block out dates for the on board booking offer. What does this mean? if you already have a place holder booking held for a future Disney cruise, you cannot use it for these 2 night San Diego cruises. These cruises are usually very popular and sell out quickly.

3 Night Disney Baja Mexico Cruise from San Diego


There is just one 3 night Mexico cruise offered on the Disney Wonder for 2019. This sails on 5/12/2019.

Day 1 San Diego

Day 2 Ensenada Mexico

Day 3 At Sea

Day 4 San Diego

This gives an extra day at sea as well as a port stop in Ensenada.

There is also a 2018 San Diego Disney 3 night cruise which sails on 5/13/2018.

4 Night Baja Mexico Disney Wonder Cruise from San Diego 2019

This adds the port stop of Cabo San Lucas Mexico to this San Diego Disney cruise. If you can possibly stretch your budget and time to sail on a 4 night cruise, we highly recommend this Disney San Diego itinerary over the 2 and 3 night Disney cruise. Not only will you have more time on the ship, but you will undoubtedly prefer the port stop of Cabo San Lucas over Ensenada.

Day 1 San Diego

Day 2 At Sea

Day 3 Cabo San Lucas

Day 4 At Sea

Day 5 San Diego

The sail dates for the 2019 Disney San Diego Cruise are 3/20/2019 and 4/3/2019.

If you are looking at a 4 night Disney cruise from San Diego in 2018 the dates are 9/19/2018.

5 Night Disney Baja Mexico Cruise from San Diego 2019


This 5 night San Diego itinerary gives you even more of a chance to enjoy the Disney Wonder.

Day 1 San Diego

Day 2 At Sea

Day 3 Cabo San Lucas

Day 4 At Sea

Day 5 Ensenada

Day 6 San Diego

The Disney Wonder sails on this 5 night Baja cruise itinerary on 3/10, 3/15, 3/24,3/29, 4/7, 4/14, 10/4 and 10/9 in 2019.

If you are looking for 2018 San Diego 5 night Disney cruises the dates for this are 4/22, 4/29, 5/6, 9/14, 9/23, 9/30, and 10/14. These last 4 dates in 2018 are Halloween on the High Seas Sailings.

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Disney Mexican Riviera Ports of Call

The Disney Wonder makes port stops at Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan and Peurto Vallarta on her 7 night cruises for the Disney Mexican Riviera Cruises.

Cabo San Lucas

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Disney Ship In Cabo San Lucas

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Sailing into Cabo San Lucas on a cruise is a very special experience. The bay is just breathtakingly beautiful. Once a small fishing village, now experiencing a tourist boom (mainly from the increasing number of cruise ships arriving in port) Cabo still retains it’s considerable beauty and charm.

Located on the Southern Tip of the Baja Peninsula Cabo offers a huge choice of things to do – ranging from sport fishing to snorkeling, kayaking to relaxing on one of the white sandy beaches.


The port of Mazatlan with it’s 14 miles of sandy beaches, Golden Zone Shopping and Old Town are known as The Pearl of the Pacific. Mazatlan is a busy commercial port and this is where the cruise ships dock – you will be taken on a free tram ride away from the port and towards the town. Here you can either take a taxi to the interesting and authentic Old Town or pick up an excursion bus.

Make sure you stop by and watch the Cliff Divers They are always happy to dive into the waters below – for a fee of course!

Other excursions include sport fishing, brewery tours, visits to Old Town or just realxing on one of the many beautiful beaches.

Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is perhaps my favorite Mexican Riviera Port. The charming donw town area is well worth a visit. Excursions include swimming with dolphins, snorkeling, whale watching, sailing,zip lining, and horseback riding.

What is So Special About A Disney Cruise?

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A Disney cruise usually costs just a little more than other cruise lines with similar itineraries so is it really worth paying the extra? Most guests would agree that it is. There is something for everyone on a Disney cruise.

Of course when most people think of Disney cruises they imagine that it is aimed a families with young children. They would be right as Disney has one of the very best kids programs at sea and is designed to make it very easy for families to enjoy their time on the ship.

But Disney cruise line also thinks of the adults. It really goes out of it’s way to provide for the grown ups too. They adult only areas are really well designed and are (unlike some other cruise lines) kept child free.

The Disney Wonder Staterooms are large than average and are particularly well designed.

The restaurants are innovative and most guests enjoy the fact that you ‘rotate’ around 3 different restaurants but keep your wait staff each day so they are familiar with your party and their dining requests. Whether you want a gluten free bread roll or a chilled glass of water with lemon waiting at your table every evening your server will have it there for you.

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The entertainment on a Disney cruise is of course of very high quality. Having sailed on many cruise lines I can say that no other cruise line really comes close to being as good as Disney.

And of course you just have that Disney cruise experience. That little bit of Pixie Dust which once you have experienced it just keeps calling you back to find that magical vacation once again.

What Makes a Disney Cruise So Special?


What makes a Disney cruise such an amazing experience? My family and I have just returned from a magical 7 night Mexican Riviera cruise on the Disney Wonder. We have sailed many times with Disney cruises and have also sailed with a number of other cruise lines.

Nothing even comes close to the Disney cruise experience compared with the other cruise lines we have tried. For us the first choice is always Disney. Why?


I gave a lot of thought to the question of what makes a Disney cruise so special. We particularly enjoy the Disney Wonder as we like the size of the ship. The entertainment is amazing, the kids programs are the best at sea, the staterooms are very well designed, and of course it is just, well, it’s Disney!

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But of course I really don’t have to think too hard about why the Disney cruise experience is the best. Really for us it is the crew. The people who are there to make sure you have the best cruise experience. Of course the ship is beautiful, the entertainment wonderful, but the thing which really brings the magic to life are the people who work so hard to make the cruise experience truly special.

One of those people is our very favorite server. Dinesh from India. We met him on the Disney Wonder last year and very much hoped that he would be there for us on this cruise. In fact for my 10 year old son this was the most important aspect of the cruise. Forget the shows, the kids club and the water slide – the thing that he was most wishing for was that he would see Dinesh!

I had requested that he be our server months ahead of time. As a travel agent I do this all the time as guests often want to request a particular server. I even double checked as this was so important to us all. As soon as we checked in and I saw the table number on the card I thought that something was wrong. It wasn’t anywhere near the one we had last time and I guessed that a mistake had been made.

As soon as we boarded we went to Parrot Cay for a buffet lunch. We were so happy when we saw Dinesh there. Not so happy when we realized that a mistake had been made and that he was not our server in the dining room.

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Happily he sorted it out for us and we changed our dining assignment so that he could be our server again. It didn’t even matter that we had to change from the very coveted Main Seating to the later one as it was more important to us all that we were at his table.

For me people like Dinesh are what makes the Disney cruise line the best in the world. You just know that he genuinely wants to help you get the most our of your experience. He remembered that we like curry so made sure that we got some amazing dishes every day.

He made sure that my very picky 5 year old always got the exact type of bread that he wanted. He got ginger for my daughter’s tea as she was not feeling well. There were so many things that he did above and beyond what he needed to do. He really looked after us and made us feel very special.

Cliche though it may sound, he and other Disney crew members just make you feel at home. You feel so welcome. The customer service we experience in daily life is so often just not good. You can often tell people don’t really enjoy their jobs. The waiter who looks annoyed when you ask for something, the person on the phone who is irritated and reading off a script, the hotel receptionist who just wants to get back to talking to her friend. The concept of great service is now the exception rather than the rule.

Thankfully Disney cruise lines gets service right. From the stateroom attendants who always greet you with a smile, to the highest quality entertainers at sea, to the bar staff, the restaurant servers, the kids counsellors and every other member of the almost 1,000 crew at sea. They make you feel welcome. That is the Disney difference.

To lessen the sadness of leaving a Disney cruise I always have to book another one before I leave the ship. We will be back on the Disney Wonder later this year. And I am calling this morning to make sure that we get our favorite Disney crew member in the dining room. Let’s just hope that the request gets communicated to the ship this time. See you soon Dinesh!

Update for 2018: I found this post recently, more than 6 years after I had written the orginal. I am happy to report that I still feel exactly the same way about the Disney cruise experience. I have spent many months on board a Disney cruise with my children and will always return to the amazing Disney ships.

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Best Day To Go To Disney World


Which is the best day to go to Disney World? The answer to this depends on a number of different factors. There are ways to predict the likelihood of a particular Disney World park being more or less crowded on a particular day or time of year.

However these factors are only indicators of how busy a Walt Disney World park may be on a particular day or during a particular time of year. Predicting Disney World crowd levels is an art – not an exact science!

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Which are the Busiest and Quietest Times at Walt Disney World?

The most crowded times of the year are Christmas, New Year and the 2 weeks around Easter break. As you would expect, July 4th weekend is also one of the most popular times to visit Disney World.

Summer Vacation which is mid June until mid August. The later weeks in August tend to be much less crowded although there are many British visitors as their school break extends into late August/early September. So if you are arriving from the UK those last 2 weeks in August are a much better choice than the first 2 weeks.


Remember also that even if you do have to visit at the busiest times of the year then advance planning can go a long way to enhancing your Disney experience. Simply having an idea of the layout of the parks and which rides that are on your must see list will mean that you see a lot more and get more out of your visit. Always make sure that you use a Fast Pass when they are available for an attraction.

At busy times the park opening hours will also be extended with extra parades and fireworks scheduled.

Moderately Crowded Times

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The parks are also likely to be busy during other major school and college breaks.

Spring Break is often around the same time at Easter break so the parks will be busy from mid March until mid April.

President’s Day until the end of February

Memorial Day Weekend

Thanksgiving Week is usually extremely busy.

Quieter Times to Visit Disney World

The first 2 weeks of February are good up until mid February.

The final 2 weeks of April right up until mid June tend to be good. If Easter is late then try and delay your visit in April until after the school vacation is over.

October until the week before Thanksgiving

The Best Months to Visit Walt Disney World

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The quietest times are in January after the first week is over and the kids have gone back to school. Avoid Martin Luther King weekend as this is one of the busiest times.

September is usually one of the quieter months with the exception of Labor Day weekend.

The first 2 weeks of December are a great time to visit. Not only are the crowds low but you also get to see all of the Christmas and Holiday decorations. The one downside can be the weather.

These are the quietest times at the parks. The downsides are that the weather can be cool in December and January and also that the parks will tend to close much earlier than at the busy times. All in all though this is a great time to visit if you want to beat the crowds.

Which are the Best Days to Visit Disney World?

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Once you have decided the time of year that you are going to visit then you should be aware that certain days are more likely to be busy in certain parks.

Magic Kingdom Saturday, Sunday and Monday

Epcot Wednesday and Friday

Disney Hollywood Studios Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday

Disney Animal Kingdom Monday, Tuesday and Friday

You do need to know that lots of factors come in to play though rather than just these broad recommendations. They do tend to be a good indicator but once again this is not an exact science.

One good rule of thumb to follow is that if there is an Extra Magic Hour then if you are not staying at a Disney World Resort Hotel you should avoid this park. The Extra Magic Hour allows Disney resort guests to either enter a specific park early or to stay later than usual opening hours. This adds up to more people in that park on that particular day.

Another factor to look at is scheduled events. So for instance if the Disney World Marathon is being held on that weekend then you will find more guests in all of the parks. Or if it is a Star Wars Weekend at Disney Hollywood Studios then that park will be much busier than it usually would be at that time of year.

Whichever time you visit Walt Disney World make sure you are as prepared as you can be be by reading guides, looking at videos and deciding which rides and attractions your family will really enjoy. Then you will be very sure that you will get the most out of your visit to the Most Magical Place on Earth.

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Disney Cruise Galveston



Disney Cruise Line is offering a number of sailings for 2018 and 2010 from the port of Galveston Texas. The Disney Wonder will sail from Galveston on cruises to the Caribbean and the Bahamas.

Disney cruise Galveston 2018 and 2019 sailings are primarily for 7 night round trip Bahamian and Caribbean cruises. However, there are some shorter cruises and a cruise to San Juan to choose from.


The most popular of the Galveston cruises on the Disney Wonder are the 7 night round trip sailings. The Bahamian Disney cruises from Galveston have a port stop at Castaway Cay. The Western Caribbean cruises do not have a port stop at Castaway Cay. If this is important to you then your only option from Galveston is a 7 night cruise to the Bahamas on the Disney Wonder.

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Disney Wonder 7 Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston


This 7 night sailing is set for November 30th 2018 and December 20th 2019.

The Disney Cruise Galveston itinerary is:

Friday Galveston, Texas
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Cozumel, Mexico
Monday Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tuesday Falmouth, Jamaica
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday At Sea
Friday Galveston, Texas

This means that December dates for the Disney Wonder in Galveston is a Christmas cruises. Disney’s Very Merry Christmas themed cruises offer special Holiday events.

Disney Wonder 7 Night Bahamian Cruise from Galveston

2018 sailings are on November 16th and 23rd, December 7th, 14th and 27th.

2019 sailings are on November 22nd and 29th, and December 27th.

Friday Galveston, Texas
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Key West, Florida
Monday Castaway Cay
Tuesday Nassau
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday At Sea
Friday Galveston, Texas

4 Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston on Disney Wonder

Friday Galveston, Texas
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Cozumel, Mexico
Monday At Sea
Tuesday Galveston, Texas

2019 Sail Dates are January 9th, December 12th and 16th.

6 Night Western Caribbean Cruise from Galveston on Disney Wonder

Friday Galveston, Texas
Saturday At Sea
Sunday Cozumel, Mexico
Monday Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
Tuesday At Sea
Wednesday At Sea
Thursday Galveston, Texas

Disney Wonder Galveston to San Juan Cruises

The Disney Wonder will reposition to San Juan from Galveston in 2019. These repositioning cruises can be a good chance to get a lower per night rate than many Disney cruises.

The sailing in 2019 is on January 9th with this itinerary:

Wednesday Galveston, Texas
Thursday At Sea
Friday At Sea
Saturday Falmouth, Jamaica
Sunday At Sea
Monday San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites

Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites

Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites

Want a look inside the Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites? These 5 very special Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites are available (at a price of course) and now you can take a sneak peak inside when you watch this new video:

The Disneyland Hotel Fairy Tale Suite is a dream come true. Tinker Bell will magically greet you at the door as you enter this suite fit for a Princess and her Prince.

Disneyland Fairy Tale Suite

The canopied King Size bed is lavishly decorated. My favorite part of the suite has to be the amazing bathroom. Lots of ornate decoration in muted colors.

Disneyland hotel fairy tale suite

Of course it has a huge tub and a television which magically appears in the mirror.

The Pirates of the Caribbean Suite starts with the theme as soon as you arrive with the doorbell that plays Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirate’s Life For Me.

Disneyland Hotel Pirates of the Caribbean Suite

The decor in the Pirates of the Caribbean Suite is rich dark woods, with luxurious soft furnishings. You would of course expect to find treasures inside the Pirate Suite and you won’t be disappointed. Look closely and you will find many pirate themed items including a replica of Captain Jack Sparrow’s revolver.

The Pirates of the Caribbean Suite has a living room and two bedrooms. The master bedroom has a very opulently decorated four poster bed. The kids will be happy in the second bedroom which of course has a pirate theme.

Thankfully the Disney Pirates of the Caribbean Suite has rather more updated bathroom features than you would find on a Pirate Ship and includes a Jacuzzi tub and steam shower.

Or would you prefer the Disneyland Hotel Big Thunder Mountain Suite?

Disneyland Hotel Big Thunder Mountain Suite

Push the doorbell and you will hear the sound of howling wolves. Push a button on the wall and you will hear sounds from the classic Big Thunder Mountain attraction.

You will have all the luxury and amenities that you would expect including a flat screen television that conceals art work, a surround sound system, and of course lots of mine train artifacts.

There are two bedrooms in the Big Thunder Mountain Suite. Lots of dark wood and comfortable furnishing which give a rustic feeling.

Big Thunder Mountain Suite Bathroom

This bathroom in the Big Thunder Mountain Suite has a wonderful copper bath. And of course there is a television screen concealed in the bathroom mirror so you can watch your favorite Disney movies while soaking in the tub.

How about staying in the Mickey Mouse Penthouse Suite in the Disneyland Hotel?

Disneyland Hotel Mickey Mouse Penthouse Suite

This suite has a very modern feel and is decorated in the Mickey Mouse colors of black, white, red and yellow. This has to be the least favorite for me. The master bedroom features a King bed, whilst the kids will love the round bed in their room.

The master bathroom has a steam shower, Jacuzzi tub and of course a television concealed in the mirror.

The Adventureland Suite at the Disneyland Hotel takes it’s inspiration from the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tikki Room in the parks.

Disneyland Hotel Adventureland Suite

There is a beautiful four poster king bed in the master bedroom in the Adventureland Suite. Dark woods and lavish fabrics evoke a jungle safari feel – with a lot of luxury of course. An unusual feature is the claw foot bath in the bedroom. The second bedroom is a kids dream as the design makes it feel as though you are sleeping in a safari tent.

The best feature of the Adventureland Suite is the stone grotto. An amazing steam and rain shower which even has light and sound effects.

Disney Adventureland Suite

If you want to enquire about prices and availability of any of the Disneyland Hotel Signature Suites please call (714) 956-6425.

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Where to Find Sleeping Beauty in Disney World

Where to Find Sleeping Beauty in Disney World

Where to Find Sleeping Beauty in Disney World

Where is the best place to find Sleeping Beauty in Disney World? Sleeping Beauty or Princess Aurora is a very popular Disney Princess and many guests hope to meet her in person when they visit Disney World. So where are the best places to find her?

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Sleeping Beauty in Disney Magic Kingdom

Sleeping Beauty is easiest to find in Magic Kingdom where she can be in one of a number of places. As with all Disney characters remember that you should check schedules the day that you arrive in the park and that character appearances are subject to change without notice.

Cinderella’s Royal Table

Cinderella’s Royal Table is the incredibly popular restaurant inside Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom. Getting a reservation here is the most difficult of all the Disney restaurants.

The combination of the attraction of dining inside the Castle and the chance to meet some of the Disney Princesses makes this the most difficult of all of the restaurants to get a reservation for in the whole of Walt Disney World. It isn’t just Cinderella who you will find here. Sleeping Beauty often makes an appearance here. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at Cinderella’s Royal Table.

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Disney’s Princesses Fairytale Hall

There is a good chance that you will be able to meet and greet Princess Aurora in the Disney’s Princesses Fairytale Hall. Even if Sleeping Beauty is not there then you will certainly be able to see one of her Disney Princess friends. Check your schedule for times. This is one of the best places for meeting the Disney Princesses without having to book a character dining meal.

Princess Aurora in Epcot

Over the years the Disney Princesses have made more and more appearances inside Disney’s Epcot. It is one of the best places to go for a chance to see your favorite Disney Princess.

Disney Princess Storybook Dining at Akershus

Disney Princess Storybook Dining is one of the very best places to spend some quality time with the Disney Princesses. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Akershus restaurant in the Epcot Norway Pavilion there is a good chance that Sleeping Beauty will be there.

Usually four or five Disney Princesses are there at any one time. This can include Princess Jasmine, Snow White, Belle and Sleeping Beauty. There is no guarantee that a specific Princess will be there. However, there is sure to be at least one Princess on your favorites list.

Princess Aurora is also regularly seen outside the Epcot France Pavilion. This is an excellent place to meet both Belle and Sleeping Beauty. Generally the lines are shorter than for meet and greet in Magic Kingdom. Look on your daily schedule for times.

Princess Aurora Outside the Disney Parks

There are few chances to see the Disney Princesses outside the Disney parks as they usually keep to Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. You won’t see Princesses inside Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

My Disney Girl’s Perfectly Princess Tea Party

This regal tea party is held each Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:30am until Noon in the Grand Floridian Hotel Garden View Lounge. Hosted by Miss Rose Petal who is a rose from Sleeping Beauty’s garden this is a very special, and at $333.64 for one adult and one child, very expensive tea party.

Any of the Disney Princesses can be there with Rose Petal but often it is Sleeping Beauty herself. This is a very popular event and the reviews are usually positive. It is recommended for girls aged 3 to 11 and is promoted as a mother daughter event. As well as being served tea, cake and sandwiches, girls receive a lot of extra goodies including a doll which is dressed just like Princess Aurora.

Who is your favorite Disney Princess? Have you had the chance to meet her yet? Leave me a Comment below.

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Disney Dining Cancellation Policy


What is the Disney Dining Cancellation Policy? It is very important that you understand the charges and policy. You really don’t want to be penalized for not showing up for one of you Advance Dining Reservations at Disney World. So here is how you must follow the rules.

Gone are the days when you could make several Advance Dining Reservations at once, or make a reservation thinking that you would choose at the time whether to show up or not. Too many people were doing this so Disney wanted a way to discourage this. The solution? Hit guests in the wallet if they fail to show up for an Advance Dining Reservation.

These rules apply to all Walt Disney World sit down restaurants. It you make an Advance Dining Reservation you will give a credit card guarantee. If you do not show up you will be charged $10 per person. If you are dining at Victoria and Albert’s and don’t cancel you will be charged $25 each or $50 each for Chef’s Table.

If you are booking ADR’s in the My Disney Experience App you can enter your credit card information and save it. This saves a lot of time so that you don’t keep having to re enter your credit card details.

Disney World doesn’t actually charge in advance for most reservations. It will simply hold your credit card details and charge you $10 per person if you fail to show. There are some exceptions. If you make a reservation for a dinner show such as Spirit of Aloha or the Hopp-de-do Revue, you will be charged in full in advance. Cinderella’s Royal Table will also charge you for the meal in advance.

You can cancel a reservation online, in the My Disney Experience App, by calling 407 WDW DINE, at any restaurant podium, at a concierge desk or at guest services in any Disney park.

Always be very careful. It would be sad to forget to cancel and it cost you money.