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First time Disney, what are things not to miss?

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We have sailed 16 cruises but never Disney.  Have 4 cabins booked on Disney Wonder in Jan. out of Galveston.  2 grand children will be going ages 5 and 7.  What are the things that are not to be missed?  Are there any things we need to watch for or sign up for before or upon embarking the ship?  I saw the hand mitts you can purchase so the kids can wave with the Mickey hands at the sail away.  Going to have their cabins decorated to give them that wow factor.  My mom is getting them the Disney back pack to keep them occupied in their cabins between activities...……….but what else is there that should not be missed?

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On the day and time you can sign up for your excursions sign up for certain meet and greets that are very popular and they need a free ticket advance registration.  For the Wonder they were Frozen meet and greet (Anna and Elsa) and Princess Gathering (a group of three or four princesses that vary).  Also depending on your length of cruise there may be a free Disney Junior breakfast that you sign up for to be able to attend - which is fun.  For most of the character greetings you find the place and time in the daily schedule (Navigator) Download the DCL app!  It has a cute countdown clock and tells you when you are on the ship the daily schedule of fun things to do.  They will probably love the kids club - on the first day everyone can tour it - its really cute to look at.  On Disney the entertainment is amazing - don't miss the shows - currently they have Frozen and other Broadway caliber shows on the Wonder.  Have a wonderful time - I love Disney Cruise Line and have sailed on three other cruise lines but for me - when we are with our grandchildren Disney is the best!

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Random encounters are everywhere.  Granddaughter ran into a princess in the hall heading for a meet and greet and got a couple of private minutes with her.  Peter Pan snuck into the back of a large group getting their photo taken on the staircase - he said all the art in the gallery were of Tinkerbell.  We were up above - the people being photographed probably didn't even know he was there.


Lots of people dress up on Pirate night.


Disney has some of the nicest adult areas we have seen on ships, but we didn't spend much time there since we were with granddaughter.  Second cruise she didn't want to leave the kids club even for meals so we got more time.

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