Disney Cruise Line Staterooms
We kept hearing even before we left that Disney does cruises the best. As I researched more into this, I learned that it wasn’t just because of the top notch service and accommodations, but also because of the interaction encouraged between guests! Of those, there are parties to attend, mixers, classes to take and fun Disney cruise door decorations and fish extenders in the ships dorm areas! The doors on the Disney ships are magnetic and people purchase or make their own Disney cruise door magnets to put on the outside of their door. For us I loved the idea of using Disney cruise door decorations as a way for our kids to easily locate our room and participating in the fun! In our hallway nearly every single door was decorated and many people purchased some very pretty magnets from ETSY stores. However, there were a ton of other people who made their own using Disney printables, using a pretty similar process as we did!
Get the Free Disney Cruise Door Magnets Printable
I was hoping to make our door interactive for folks to create their own combinations of characters or just dress up the Mickey Mouse head however they would like! It was the Halloween cruise so a Frankenstein type character creations would be a really fun Disney cruise door decorations. First I created the files in Silhouette studio by finding images on Google, tracing them and making files. I had to do some creative work here and figured that I would save you the effort and offer the SVG, PDF, and JPEG files for you to download. Just click here or on the photo below to access the files!
You can see how nice they printed out below. After I printed them out I decided to cut them out by hand. If you have a silhouette, you can also trace and cut them out that way, but I forgot to use the print marks so I just cut them myself. It really only took about 10 minutes, so that wasn’t a big deal.
Now Get to Work on your Disney Printables
Once they were all cut out, I laminated them. With my laminator, I had to cut them out prior to laminating because the lamination seals around the paper and not on the paper. Depending on how your laminator works you may only have to cut them out once.
After the Disney Cruise door magnets were laminated, I had to re-cut them out by hand, this actually went much quicker because it didn’t have to be perfect and the lamination was clear so if I didn’t have my corners perfect, you really couldn’t tell!
We did end up having to add extra magnet pieces to each of the magnets because we were one of the ONLY doors on the entire ship that had been demagnetized! We didn’t realize this until after we added more magnets and it still didn’t work. Totally threw off the fun idea of “Frankensteining” the Mickey Mouses! I will tell you that the magnets stuck just fine to other doors before we added more magnets and then they stuck even better, it was just our door that was not magnetic!
Luckily our awesome neighbors had painters tape and came in and saved the day helping ensure our Disney cruise door magnets stayed attached! We were able to stick our little guys up and although people couldn’t move them around and play with them, they still looked very cute! I wish the lighting wasn’t so hard, but you get the gist! If you are interested in purchasing any of the supplies to make your own, you can shop my links below!
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Thursday 15th of August 2019
I didn't think the doors were magnetic, just steel. Were you perhaps in concierge? Thos doors have wood panels over the steer making it harder for the magnets to stick, and those flexible magnet strips/sheets are very weak magnets. We're going on our first Disney cruise in February on the Fantasy. I'm planning to add strong earth magnets to overcome the distance from magnet to steel door. Thanks so much for sharing your printables!
Sunday 18th of August 2019
Hi! Not in concierge, We were on Deck 2 and all the doors around us were magnetic, just unfortunately not ours. We tried our magnets on everyone else's doors with those magnet strips and they worked great :) Our door just failed lol.!
Tuesday 23rd of April 2019
Hi, I love the magnets and will be making them soon, thanks! Do you also have an article on how you made your fish extender in the picture? Thanks.
Sunday 28th of April 2019
I am going to send you an email. Have a great day!
Monday 22nd of April 2019
Hi Laura, Your magnets are great! I will definitely make them before my cruise. Do you also have a webpage on how you made your fish extender that is shown in the picture? It looks fantastic and I wanted to try to make that also, thanks.
Tuesday 23rd of April 2019
I have not actually written that post yet. It is in my drafts waiting to be published. However, basic instructions are that I purchased this (https://amzn.to/2W5KOmQ) and then I purchased fabric and ribbon to cover the front of the pockets using hot glue. Before I affixed anything, I used heat transfer vinyl to cut out our names and the mickey and minnie heads and then ironed those onto the grey fabric, then used hot glue to attach the grey fabric to the pocket organizer, then I used the ribbon to finish off the edges. Thanks!
Wednesday 17th of April 2019
These are adorable. Thanks for sharing.
Sunday 21st of April 2019
awe! Thanks for commenting!
Tuesday 6th of November 2018
When I click on the picture or choose "click here" I get taken to google drive and a blank screen. Is there another way to get these printables? They are too cute!
Tuesday 6th of November 2018
That is odd, sometimes clearing your cache gets that to work. If you would, please email me at email@example.com and I can send you the file.