A trip on Disney Cruise Line is all about exploring fun places and total relaxation. Disney does all the work for you so that you can enjoy all of the activities on the ship and the adventures at ports of call. With that in mind, there’s one simple item we found that makes a trip much, much easier – lanyards.
If you’ve already been on a Disney cruise in the past, you’ll receive a lanyard as a member of the Castaway Club. But if it’s your first trip with Disney Cruise Line, you won’t be receiving a lanyard. That’s extremely important as you’ll find that your Keys to the World card is something you’ll want on you whenever you leave your stateroom, and it’s handy to have a convenient place for it.
The Key to the World card serves as your stateroom key, your ability to purchase items on the ship and more. The Key to the World card can be compared to a MagicBand at Walt Disney World. Instead of sticking the card in a wallet or purse, most people keep their card in a lanyard so they can tap it on their door lock, or use it whenever it’s needed.
As first-time cruisers, we wish we would have had lanyards when we boarded the ship. By sticking your Key to the World card in your lanyard (we also put our IDs in our lanyard), we were able to leave cumbersome purses and wallets in our stateroom.
We ended up buying the official Disney Cruise lanyards from the gift shop. Admittedly, the official lanyard by Disney Cruise Line is a bit pricey on the ship and more affordable options may be found online.
Card holder lanyards are much cheaper than any item you’ll find on the ship.
Summarized, a lanyard frees you up, allowing you to travel around the ship without any bags or things in your pockets. You’ll see the vast majority of guests wearing lanyards because it makes things that much easier.
Whether you pick up a lanyard online before your trip or on the ship itself, you won’t regret having one.