Ths DIS is a great place to ask Disney Cruise Line questions and share tips.
Dreams Unlimited Travel - The official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums Dreams Unlimited Travel - the official sponsor of the Disney Cruise Forums  

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Cruise Line > Disney Cruise Line Forum
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read



Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-05-2012, 10:26 AM   #1
JimGA
Mouseketeer
 
JimGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 404

Is a lanyard a good thing to have?

I have never been cruising before, but it seems like I will be spending a lot of time in my swimsuit and no wallet is needed. Is it a good idea/necessity to have a lanyard to carry your room card?

I was thinking about purchasing some from the Disney store, 25% off with current promotion, but I do not want to drop $30 on four of them for all of us. If they are a good idea to have, do the kids need one too, or just some for us adults?

Or is there something better out there?
__________________
DCL surprise video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeqJAiuc1Qs


Disney World 1978, 1995, 2010, 2011
PORS 2010, POFQ 2011, CBR 2012

Disney Dream, May 2013
Disney Fantasy, Thanksgiving 2015
JimGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 10:27 AM   #2
cypressmom
Love my Disney vacations!
 
cypressmom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 924

My kids did not use one, nor did my husband. I used one.
__________________

Disney World, 1986,1995, 2011 & 2014
Disneyland, 2001, 2007, 2010, 2011 & 2013
Disney Cruise Line, 2012 & 2014
cypressmom is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 12-05-2012, 10:55 AM   #3
shburks
DIS Veteran
 
shburks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Dover, DE
Posts: 1,516

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimGA
I have never been cruising before, but it seems like I will be spending a lot of time in my swimsuit and no wallet is needed. Is it a good idea/necessity to have a lanyard to carry your room card?

I was thinking about purchasing some from the Disney store, 25% off with current promotion, but I do not want to drop $30 on four of them for all of us. If they are a good idea to have, do the kids need one too, or just some for us adults?

Or is there something better out there?
Before our cruise, I would have scoffed at a lanyard but we bought three the first or second night and found them to be lifesavers! DS was 7 so didn't always keep his KTTW card in it but it was so convenient especially as a woman who doesn't often have pockets!
__________________

DCL: Wonder: October 2015 * Magic: January 2014 * Fantasy: October 2013 * Dream: January 2013 * Fantasy: August 2012
WDW: Beach Club Apr 2014 * Coronado Springs Oct 2013 * Boardwalk Sept 2013 * Animal Kingdom Lodge July 2013 * PO French Quarter (Jan 2013, Apr 2014) * Pop Century (Aug 2012, Dec 2009) * Wilderness Lodge (Sept, 2013, Oct 2011, Sept 2010), ASMo Dec 2003, off property: 1990, 1988, 1985
Disney's Vero Beach Resort: July 2013
shburks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
kmcford
Mouseketeer
 
kmcford's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 180

I put buying them off until the last minute because I really didn't think I would use it. I am SO happy I ended up buying them. All of us except the 5 year old used them. I love that I never had to carry a purse or anything. I would put my card and id in the lanyard and my camera in my pocket. No worry about losing anything.
__________________
kmcford is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 12:44 PM   #5
PrincessShmoo
DIS Veteran
 
PrincessShmoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 16,603

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimGA View Post
I have never been cruising before, but it seems like I will be spending a lot of time in my swimsuit and no wallet is needed. Is it a good idea/necessity to have a lanyard to carry your room card?

I was thinking about purchasing some from the Disney store, 25% off with current promotion, but I do not want to drop $30 on four of them for all of us. If they are a good idea to have, do the kids need one too, or just some for us adults?

Or is there something better out there?
You can buy lanyards at places like WalMart or 99 cent stores pretty cheap. Usually around $1.

If you're only carrying your KTTW card, I will point out, it can get wet. It's just plastic, like a credit card. DH keeps his in his swim trunks pocket when using the pools/beach. And put mine in a place that only DH has access to .

__________________

HAL Alaska 2009;2012;PC 2013Carnival Baja 2014
DCL Magic May 2008 Panama Canal WB, Sep 2010 Med/WB TransAtlantic,
DCL Wonder Oct & Dec 2011 Mexico, Oct 2012 Hawaii

DL too numerous to count WDW 1974, 1983, 1985, 1989, 1991, 1997, 2001, 2008 Tokyo DL 1984
PrincessShmoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #6
jennab05
Mouseketeer
 
jennab05's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 102

My family got them for free cause were castaway club members (cruise more than once with Disney) but regardless I think they help a lot. Disney sells some with a mini wallet attached which is cool for Id and money at ports.
__________________
jennab05 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 01:39 PM   #7
sayhello
Have Camera, Will Travel
 
sayhello's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 10,223
DISboards Moderator

I would be lost without it! I'm much better at remembering to take my KTTW card with me when it's on a lanyard, and it helps me from misplacing it.

Sayhello
__________________
Check out my Southwest Splendors Trip Report! (2008). 5 parts, full of pics & details & impressions!
My Taming the Last Frontier ABD Alaska Trip Report! (2009)! 7 parts, pictures, stories, & more impressions!
Also check out my ABD/DCL Mediterranean Magic Trip Report! (2010)
NOW POSTING! My DIS Unplugged London/Paris/Disneyland Paris Trip Report! (2011)
Now posting my Greek Odyssey Trip Report (2013)
sayhello is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #8
codex57
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: NorCal
Posts: 48

Got them as Castaway Club members. Used them for a few hours. Stopped cuz just too inconvenient. Pockets in pants worked much better.
codex57 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #9
darkwing818
DIS Veteran
 
darkwing818's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Franklin, TN
Posts: 2,495

Quote:
Originally Posted by sayhello View Post
I would be lost without it! I'm much better at remembering to take my KTTW card with me when it's on a lanyard, and it helps me from misplacing it.
We couldn't agree more.
darkwing818 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 04:30 PM   #10
RedxPanda
DIS Veteran
 
RedxPanda's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: 1 hr to WDW :: 30 mins to PC
Posts: 537

Lanyards are good for Women and Children. What with our having limited to no pockets and kids putting things down and walking away without them. I bought the 2 of us the DCL lanyards from the site, on sale like you speak of. I am glad we got them. They are good quality and it was handy to have a wallet at the end, when we went into port I stuck money, credit card, passport card, etc in there. You can wear it under your shirt for more protection of your belongings and for photos. DH used his as well. I think my DH could take or leave his, though.

I am thinking of picking up small caribiner clips so we can clip them to our shorts to make photos look a little better.
__________________
Kristina - CM Summer of '01 - Main Street, MK || Marc || Sofie (1.5)

Past Sailings/Recent Trips
CCL Triumph - 7N E. Caribbean - 12/2006
NCL POA - 7N Hawaii - 3/2010
CBR - 4 Parks 4 Days - 5/2010
Disney Magic - 4N Bahamas - 5/2012 - Trip Report
Disney Wonder - 5N W. Caribbean - 1/28/2013 - CC Review - Trip Report
CCL Dream - 7N W. Caribbean - 6/22/13 - Port Reviews
RedxPanda is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #11
kcashner
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 33,275

I wear one almost all the time on the ship. If they were a "bad" thing to have, I don't think DCL would give them to returning cruisers.

But--Walmart and similar outlets sell them for $1-2. You don't have to pay $8 on the ship to get one.
kcashner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 06:06 PM   #12
JimGA
Mouseketeer
 
JimGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 404

Quote:
Originally Posted by RedxPanda View Post
Lanyards are good for Women and Children. What with our having limited to no pockets and kids putting things down and walking away without them. I bought the 2 of us the DCL lanyards from the site, on sale like you speak of. I am glad we got them. They are good quality and it was handy to have a wallet at the end, when we went into port I stuck money, credit card, passport card, etc in there. You can wear it under your shirt for more protection of your belongings and for photos. DH used his as well. I think my DH could take or leave his, though.

I am thinking of picking up small caribiner clips so we can clip them to our shorts to make photos look a little better.
So they are big enough to fit other things in them other than the KTTW card? I am worried I cannot fit much cash or id's in them as well.
__________________
DCL surprise video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeqJAiuc1Qs


Disney World 1978, 1995, 2010, 2011
PORS 2010, POFQ 2011, CBR 2012

Disney Dream, May 2013
Disney Fantasy, Thanksgiving 2015
JimGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 06:07 PM   #13
JimGA
Mouseketeer
 
JimGA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 404

Quote:
Originally Posted by PrincessShmoo View Post
You can buy lanyards at places like WalMart or 99 cent stores pretty cheap. Usually around $1.

.... And put mine in a place that only DH has access to .

LOL
__________________
DCL surprise video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oeqJAiuc1Qs


Disney World 1978, 1995, 2010, 2011
PORS 2010, POFQ 2011, CBR 2012

Disney Dream, May 2013
Disney Fantasy, Thanksgiving 2015
JimGA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 06:23 PM   #14
DL1957
DIS Veteran
 
DL1957's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Virginia
Posts: 1,322

Quote:
Originally Posted by JimGA View Post
So they are big enough to fit other things in them other than the KTTW card? I am worried I cannot fit much cash or id's in them as well.
You can fit and ID as well as a little cash however you do not need any cash on the ship. If you are DVC members they give laynards as well. I use mine all the entire cruise. DH finally decided to use one our last cruise and put his wallet in the safe while on the ship. He liked not having to have his wallet in his pocket. Enjoy your first cruise.
__________________
DCLStarted in 1999 became Platimum in September 2012! 1st Panama Canal, 1st Med, 1st Balitic, 1st LA to Vancouver repo, 1st Alaska, 1st to Greece & Turkey!
DCL
Western Carribean 1st time on the Fantasy May 2015
Copenhagen to Dover June, 2015!
Disneyland - over 100 visits
WDW - Over 10
DVC since 2001
DL1957 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2012, 07:03 PM   #15
dbarker
Mouseketeer
You can't miss my DH. He's a big burly USMC redneck w/ a fanny pack and acting like a kid who can't wait for the next ride at WDW.
 
dbarker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Waco, Texas
Posts: 2,570

DS and I use the lanyards. DH does not, but he always has pockets.

I would also recommend a magnet w/ a hook for hanging them on the inside of the door or on the wall close to the door. That way they are handy and do not get lost.
__________________
dbarker is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:11 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.