newbie Questions...

Discussion in 'Disney Cruise Line Forum' started by tchan03, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. tchan03

    tchan03 I have found my Cinderella

    Jun 5, 2005
    HI We will be on Disney Dream 4 night cruise on Feb 24th 2013.
    I have a 2.5 years son, not potty trained yet. Wanna ask some questions....

    Q1 Pool area: I heard that kids cannot go to children pool unless they are already potty trained. Well there will be absolutely no pool and no slide for him ??
    If yes, i am curious what can my son play , other than the water splash area.

    Q2 Dinner timing: we are on 2nd seating. How can we switch earlier time (1st seating ) ? Usually Disney will let you switch ?

    Q3 Formal or Dressy night. I know there is no formal night on 4 night cruise. I suppose one of the nights will be "dressy". If i wear tuxedo , would that be over-dressed ?

    Q4 Disney transporation. How can i find out their schedule between port and MCO airport ?

  2. PrincessShmoo

    PrincessShmoo DIS veteran

    Feb 12, 2009
    See my answers in red.

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  4. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

    Oct 27, 2011
    Further about Q1...this is not a DCL rule but a (Health Department?) law that applies to all cruise ships. Swim diapers are not allowed in the pools. If a "bio event" occurs, the whole pool must be drained, cleaned an refilled. You can imagine that is not a simple or quick task, impacting all guests. Therefore, no swim diapers in the pools. The Dream and Fantasy have splash zones specifically designed for the youngest kids to offset this issue. At least on the Dream, this includes a small slide in the Nemo's Reef area.

    Enjoy your cruise!
  5. kcashner

    kcashner DIS Veteran

    Dec 4, 2003
    A 2 year old is unlikely to meet either the age or height requirements for the slide regardless of toilet training or lack thereof. No, he will not be allowed in any pool unless trained. Guess you'll just have to book another cruise for when he is of suitable age for those activities.
  6. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

    Feb 25, 2003
  7. jdb in AZ

    jdb in AZ It could end up curdled

    Feb 11, 2011
    Thanks for the link. I understand the need for this and the recommendations from Center of Disease Control and all that, but since most cruise ships are registered by foreign countries, why does the U.S. govt have jurisdiction over the pools, especially in international waters? Not trying to stir up things or start a controversy, just curious.
  8. bats

    bats Serious DCL addiction

    Nov 25, 2007
    I couldn't care less where the rules came from, I'm just glad they're there!!!
    I used to be a lifeguard in a pool and the amount of adults who thought that their littlie wouldn't do anything in the pool was astonishing. If they can't hold it in in the home, why do people think a pool is any different?

    Nasty memories of having to deal with that!!

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