In-Person Muster Drills Returning to Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line is bringing back their old in-person muster drill system. Guests sailing with Disney in the coming weeks will be asked to once again attend a mandatory in-person muster drill at their assigned location.

This change is reportedly rolling out to Disney ships throughout November. It’s reported, but not officially confirmed, that the lack of guest compliance with the virtual system (no one watching the videos) is why the old in-person drill is returning.

One guest on the Disney Fantasy said the in-person drill returned on November 12, 2022.

Previously, guests were able to use their phone to check-in at their location, and then complete their muster drill through the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. The move to a virtual muster drill process, which was a change due to COVID-19, was one of the best things to come out of the health and safety regulations when sailing resumed.

Guests need to prepare for the in-person muster experience at the start of their sailing. Honestly, it’s not a great time. Unless your meeting location is in one of the indoor theatres or spaces, guests must stand outside on Deck 4 in close quarters with other guests. This can be a very hot and uncomfortable 15 or 20 minutes at the start of the cruise.

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