DCL welcome party


Earning My Ears
Oct 27, 2021
We are thinking about doing a welcome party for our guests and are trying to determine the cost to add to our budget. Does anybody know how much it costs for a welcome party and what venues are available for them? Also, we are getting married on Castaway so Mickey and Minnie are not available for our cake cutting. Would we be able to include them for our welcome party instead?


DIS Veteran
Feb 1, 2013
I can't comment to a welcome party on DCL, but I did get married at WDW. We had a dinner for everyone before the wedding at The Polynesian Laua show. It was a lot of fun. My husband and his brothers got taken up on stage. This was twenty years ago, it was for about 20 or so people and the cost was almost $800.


DIS Veteran
Feb 5, 2012
I am not 100% sure @lurkyloo she probably knows.

But I think for most private parties you can hire/rent/arrange(?) for characters to show up. I think the issue with CC is that it is all out in the open, so other guests on the cruise can see it. If you do a private party during the day in an empty room/restaurant, I don't believe it is an issue.