On Tuesday, June 7, 2016, Disney Cruise Line will give guests the opportunity to pre-book special character breakfast and two of many meet & greet opportunities with their world famous Disney Characters online. Emails were sent out over the past few weeks to concierge guests informing them these experience are already reserved for the traveling party if they wish to participate.
Then, last night we received the email (below) which targeted Platinum Castaway Club members to pre-book character experiences. For our sailing, we were offered to option to pre-book a Disney Character Breakfast, Princess Gathering or a Frozen Meet & Greet.
If you are interested in securing bookings for similar experiences during your next cruise and you are within your online booking window, visit the My Disney Cruise section of www.disneycruise.com on or after Tuesday, June 7, 2016. I’d like to point out that there may still be availability once onboard if you do not pre-book online.
The following is a summary of the offering DCL is providing travel agents.
Pre-Book Character Greeting Opportunities Aboard Disney Cruise Line
Beginning on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, your Clients will have the ability to pre-book two Meet & Greet opportunities with Disney Characters through the My Disney Cruise section of DisneyCruise.com. Guests sailings on cruises of 7-nights or longer that feature at least two sea days will also have the opportunity to pre-book a special Character Breakfast online.
Similar to Port Adventures, if your Clients do not pre-book these experiences prior to sailing, they may check availability once onboard.
If your Clients are interested in pre-reserving tickets for the Princess Gathering, Frozen Meet & Greet or a Disney Character Breakfast (if applicable) during their cruise, encourage them to visit the My Disney Cruise section of disneycruise.com on or after Tuesday, June 7, 2016 to pre-book these experiences.
Concierge Guests will not need to pre-book these experiences. Character Meet & Greet opportunities and Character Breakfasts will be pre-booked ahead of time by the Concierge Team.
For some reason, DCL is not allowing guests to search ALL DAYS for the Character Meet & Greets Requiring Tickets. For now, you must click on each day of your cruise to see if these experiences are available.
@TheDCLBlog you can now search for the character events using all days vice individual days
— Mark Rustin (@Rustin_Mark) June 9, 2016
Once you selection an experience and select eligible guests you can check availability to choose a specific time for your sailing. For example below are the times for the Frozen Meet and Greet, Disney Junior Character Breakfast and the Princess Gathering on Day 3 of a Disney Fantasy Eastern Caribbean cruise.
This long overdue pre-booking option will definitely reduce the line at the Port Adventures desk upon embarkation to reserve these experiences. What are your thoughts on pre-booking these character meet and greet experiences?