Halloween on the High Seas (Email)

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  1. tigerfan2012

    tigerfan2012 Mouseketeer

    Apr 24, 2013
    Just got the following email:

    Thank you for choosing a Disney Cruise Line vacation. We look forward to sailing with you and want to take this opportunity to share with you some important information as you prepare to pack for your vacation. You'll want to make room for your costume, because this year we've created an all-new event, Halloween on the High Seas, and we'll be celebrating with themed offerings on your sailing.

    The Disney Dream will unveil Halloween on the High Seas with new events and activities along with a costume contest for adult Guests and a special costume parade for children on the following sail dates:

    September 22

    September 26

    October 3

    October 6

    October 10

    October 13

    October 17

    October 20

    October 24

    October 27

    October 31

    Though not required, we encourage Guests of all ages to bring their costumes and join in our expanded Halloween celebration. From spellbinding stories, fun-filled family entertainment and yummy treats, we've tried to think of everything to make these voyages special. While there will be themed activities throughout the cruise, on one special evening, children will receive candy treat bags in their staterooms that they can bring along to a ship-wide party to collect even more treats. On this same evening, prizes will be awarded to our adult costume contest participants based on the following categories:


    Most Spooky

    Best Group

    Most Original

    Most Disney

    More information on themed nights, times and locations will be available onboard in the Personal Navigator that will be delivered to your stateroom.

    Please remember that while all Guests are invited to wear costumes, we ask that you choose costumes that are not obstructive or offensive. To avoid any disappointment or delay in the boarding process, we ask that when considering costume options you refrain from bringing toys or props that resemble guns, knives or other related implements, as these items will not be allowed onboard.

    Again, we look forward to sailing with you and hope you have a magical cruise.


    The Cast and Crew
    Disney Cruise Line
  2. pammiesik

    pammiesik Earning My Ears

    Jun 24, 2012
    YEAH!!!!! Just saw this in my inbox.
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  4. GarrettJD

    GarrettJD DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2003
    I got the email too! We're super excited!

    So what are you all dressing up as? My wife and I will be on the 3 night Dream sailing on 10/10 as Alice and the Mad Hatter :-)
  5. STLEdge

    STLEdge Mouseketeer

    Jul 16, 2012
    Me too - any idea what nights they will do this one and whether it will affect pirate night?
  6. randomiam79

    randomiam79 Mouseketeer

    Jun 8, 2009
    The blog post i read a couple weeks ago said the Halloween activities were in addition to pirate night.
    Just got the email too!
  7. acamechis

    acamechis Mouseketeer

    Apr 26, 2013
    We're on the fantasy but we just got out email too! So excited that we get pirates night and Halloween! Can't wait for our 10/26 sail date!
  8. Ssamara28

    Ssamara28 Mouseketeer

    Mar 29, 2011
    Is anybody else just excited to see any email from DCL? I'm excited about the Halloween parties. I had no intentions on taking a costume for our group now I'm rethinking my packing. Hope they have orthodontic friendly treats. Wish we knew what night and time it will be so I can plan for Palo and sending children to the club. Hope to get feedback from those who are sailing on the earlier dates. Can't wait to sail the high seas.
  9. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'd just bring some of your own. That's what I'll do and it is what we have done for the Halloween Parties at WDW and DLR. When DS get something he can't have (for ingredient reasons, not braces, though) we swap it out, piece for piece.

    Notice they didn't spell out plastic swords. How could they, when kids could very well have them (as my son will from the previous days of our vacation) from WDW's Pirate's League?

    Now...how to work out costumes when my son doesn't know a thing about this?
  10. bethann77

    bethann77 Mouseketeer

    Oct 7, 2008
    I was so excited to get this e-mail yesterday :cool1: Three years ago we got to do the onboard trick or treating on the Magic. It was such a cool experience. Thank goodness I already plan to buy the pic cd :rotfl2:
  11. tigerfan2012

    tigerfan2012 Mouseketeer

    Apr 24, 2013
    Well I know my 18 month old son will be wearing the plush mickey costume. It makes him look almost round its so puffy.
  12. dizzi

    dizzi DIS Veteran

    Jan 25, 2007

    AND makes me soooo happy.

    I love HALLOWEEN!!!
  13. Disney_Jem

    Disney_Jem Earning My Ears

    Jul 28, 2010
    We will be on the Fantasy's September 28th sailing. Do you think many adults will be dressing up given it is just over a month away from Halloween? My husband and I dressed up for Pirate night on the Dream a couple years ago and felt really out of place as only of handful of other guests dressed in costume as well. The serving staff were not even in Pirate garb!
  14. Justacruiser

    Justacruiser Military Veteran

    Aug 29, 2011
    I doubt many people will know about a Halloween celebration on a 28 september cruise. However, if you dress up, you will be the ones they look out. They will be saying, how did they know? and their kids will wonder why your kids are dressed up (if applicable).

    As long is it is a theme night, I would dress in what you want. You are just going along with the program!
  15. Disney Canadian

    Disney Canadian Mouseketeer

    Feb 26, 2013
    Come join our meet thread! http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2824509

    We also have a FB group :) We all received an email about the Halloween festivities so everyone will know about it and there seems to be a lot of excitement and hype surrounding the announcement. We are very excited and our DD will be dressing up (we haven't decided what we adults will do yet though).
  16. gometros

    gometros <font color=teal>WDWWDS Chief Weapons Inspector an

    May 4, 2001
    What? Only kids get the treat bags? What about us big kids traveling alone?

    Sing it with me - I Want Candy ;-)
  17. WanderlustNZ

    WanderlustNZ DIS Veteran

    Oct 13, 2012
    I got an email from Disney yesterday telling me to bring a costume to my Sep 21st Fantasy cruise. I'm guessing most of the Sep 28 cruisers got the same email.

    I'm not going to bring a costume for DH and I. We have strict international baggage limits and I need to pack lightly. But I'll probably bring something for my son.

    However, if I did have a costume and was one of the only ones dressed up, I'd be happy that I stood a better chance of winning one of the prizes. :)

    By the way, incase anyone didn't get the email, the adult dress-up prize categories are the same on the Fantasy as they are on the Dream (see original post by OP).
  18. tmoor

    tmoor Mouseketeer

    Apr 26, 2013
    Hmmm, my friend received an email from DCL for her September 21 cruise on the Dream (I'm sorry...I mean the Fantasy). I was so excited about it because it was also going to take place on the Magic! Wooohooo...UNTIL...it won't be until the October 26 sailing. :sad:I'm on the October 20 sailing on the Magic! How come they can do it as early as September on some ships and not until the week of Halloween on the Magic? What gives?!!!
  19. lildreamer101

    lildreamer101 Simply meant to be....

    Jun 5, 2013
    What are the prizes?

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