Extra Secret Magic on Disney Cruise Line

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Hi There Guru Kelly with WDW Guru Travel!!

My very favorite thing about traveling with Disney is the extra magic and unpublished surprises that are out there. I am sure there are so many little secrets that have yet to be discovered. Disney Cruise Line is no different from Disney parks in that they have created some of their own special magic too.

I recently planned our first cruise together as a family. While I have done cruises previously for work I have yet to do it with my kids so I wanted to do as much research as I could to make the trip extra special. One of the first tips I came across was so simple yet it ended up being a family favorite and it was SUPER inexpensive.

Before you sail purchase a set of Sharpie markers and a pillowcase. Pack the markers and pillowcases into a zip-lock bag.  Then, as soon as you board the ship head on over to Guest Services and drop off your items. They will have you fill out a short form with your name and stateroom number. They will ask you if you want Mickey and friends or Princesses signatures. They will take your items and they will magically appear in your stateroom autographed the last night of your cruise. I love this tip because for about $11 I got two priceless souvenirs that my kids are still using.


My boys sleep with their pillowcases every single night and not a night goes by where they don’t mention our awesome vacation when they go to sleep.

*I will caution you that I was told they can only do two items per stateroom. I do have three children but my 16 year old did not want to partake so we did not even try to ask for another one.

Some other items to consider:

  • Large initial letter in white from a hobby store
  • White picture frame mat
  • T-shirt
  • Baseball Cap
  • Tote bag

Are you ready to set sail with Disney Cruise Line? Contact us today! We are offering shipboard credits of up to $300!  Call or email us at 877-825-6146 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  You must mention The Mommy Nest at the time of booking to receive the shipboard credit offer. 

  • Guest
    Ashley N Tuesday, 24 March 2015

    Thanks for sharing this fun tip! We have a little girl is who absolutely obsessed with Disney Princesses (you know, like every other little girl), and I definitely think a Disney cruise is in our near future. I like the idea of a picture frame mat too.

  • Guest
    john h Friday, 07 August 2015

    Thanks for the tip. I am planning a disney cruise for next summer. The kids are super excited , we all are. It should be so much fun I love reading on the cruises.

  • Guest
    denise low Monday, 10 August 2015

    I would love to take a Disney cruise. Thank you for the information.

  • Guest
    Angela Skeeters Monday, 21 December 2015

    Thanks for this information....possible Disney Cruise in our near future!!

  • Guest
    Cassandra Sobehrad Friday, 06 May 2016

    Just a Note

    Disney no longer lets you drop off items to be signed at Guest Services. You can still have things signed but you have to stand in line to get the characters to sign them.

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