I belong to a Disney cruising Facebook group where we can all discuss the different cruises and offerings. What I’ve seen be asked again and again is “How safe are the verandah doors on the Disney cruise with my toddler or child?” No one wants to end their cruise story with someone falling overboard from their cruise ship balcony.
I totally get this. I was worried too, even with my 10-year-old. You don’t want them to be able to easily get out on the verandah alone!!
Verandah Door Safety on Disney Cruise Lines
On both the Disney Fantasy and the Disney Dream, the verandah door is a heavy sliding glass door in a steel frame that isn’t easy to manipulate.
It has two locking mechanisms. Not only is it heavy with a handle that is not the easiest to manipulate, but it also has a safety lock at the very top of the door that children can not reach.
It’s easiest to see this safety lock, so I took a video on our last cruise to demonstrate how to use the lock. Once you see the video, you’ll realize it’s impossible for a kid to reach easily, and it truly adds to the safety of the door.
Other Ways to Stay Safe with a Verandah and Balcony on a Cruise
Other than use the safety lock available at the top of the verandah door, there are other ways to keep yourself and your children safe on the cruise verandah/balcony.
- Don’t let your child be on the verandah alone without adult supervision.
- Do not let your child climb on or scale the verandah wall (which is often plexiglass on the cruises).
- Do not let your child stand or play on the verandah furniture (often two chairs and a small table). If you are very concerned about them, you can even ask your stateroom host to remove the verandah furniture completely.
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The sliding doors on the Disney Cruise Line Verandah rooms are very safe with two different locking mechanisms. With a few extra safety steps, there is no reason to miss out on your beautiful ocean view!!!
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