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Disney Cruise Line Stateroom Door Decorated in Magnets

Disney Cruise Door Magnets

June 6, 2022 Sarah Coggins
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We learned early on that door magnets on your Disney Cruise stateroom door are a popular thing. Cruisers do it for fun, to show off their personalities, share number of cruises, and simply to identify their door from the sea of matching doors down the corridor. Whatever your reason, here are 11 ideas for Disney Cruise door magnets to decorate your stateroom door or to gift in a magnet swap.

11 ideas for decorating your Disney Cruise stateroom door with magnets.

Perler Beads

Magnets made from Perler beads are the perfect pre-cruise DIY project for kids (and adults too!). Pick a favorite character and there are sure to be templates online to recreate. Once your masterpiece is complete, hot glue a magnet to the back and it’s ready to display on your stateroom door!

Disney themed Perler bead magnets decorating stateroom door.

Photo Magnets

A popular option is to order photo magnets from Shutterfly. They offer several sizes and periodically have free magnets (just pay shipping). You can upload a photo or several and easily personalize the design. During our anniversary cruise, someone Pixie Dusted us with one on our stateroom door! It was an extra special surprise given we didn’t bring any magnets since we were sailing without the kids. I still smile when I see that particular one.

Photo magnet from cruise on Disney Dream in November 2018.

Wooden Shapes

Small wooden shapes (think anchors, boats, and even letters for family initials) can be personalized with a little paint to look like a Disney character. Glue a magnet on the back and it’s ready to display.

Family Mickey Heads

After our first Disney Cruise, I knew I wanted fun Mickey head magnets for each of us to use on future cruises. I found a seller on Etsy and requested the specific heads I wanted – 1 larger family one plus 4 smaller ones featuring our names. Once planning for our Alaska cruise with grandparents began, I ordered smaller name ones for them as well. Those have been stashed away 2 long years waiting to make their grand debut!

Mickey head family magnets on stateroom door.

Paper Piecing Design

We celebrated my mom’s birthday on our first cruise and I wanted a special magnet. After perusing ideas online, I used my Silhouette to make one for her. Cutting the design from cardstock. Then hand painting the dots on the “Minnie” skirt. Finally, I laminated the entire design and glue magnets to the back.

Hand painting white dots on paper Minnie Mouse skirt.

This design has now been displayed on her stateroom door for two cruises! Our initial on the Fantasy in 2018 and, last month, on the Wonder in Alaska.

Paper pieced Disney happy birthday sign with Minnie Mouse theme.

Dry Erase Board

Whether you find a Disney themed small dry erase board or decorate a plain one, these can be a fun and useful way to dress up your stateroom door! Leave a message for family and friends. Write a “question of the day” and see what responses other cruisers leave. Dry Erase Boards can be a lot of fun.

Personalized dry erase board with Disney theming.

Print and Cut

Several websites and Facebook groups share graphics free for personal use. Just choose your favorite, print, cut, laminate, and add a magnet to the back. Super simple. You could even use an editing program or Canva to add personalized text.

Print and cut Disney Cruise door magnet designs.

Alphabet Magnets

Standard alphabet magnets are a super simple idea for decorating your door. Bring enough to spell out a last name or just the first initial of each family member.

3D Printed Designs

You don’t need a fancy 3D printer to create magnet designs. My son has a 3Doodler Create+ Pen and has made a few fun ones for us. One of my favorites is the side view of a Disney Cruise ship.

Magnet of 3D Disney Cruise ship design decorating stateroom door.

DCL Luggage Tags

The day before you disembark, paper character luggage tags are left in your room for you to label and attach to any luggage you want taken off the ship for you. Then you find your luggage the next day in the area with the matching character design.

Disney Cruise Line Tinkerbell luggage tags.

Quite a few people collect these for fun. Others we’ve seen have turned the tags into magnets either by laminating the original tags or by laminating an enlarged scanned & printed copy. Either way, fun and a clever way to decorate.

Disney Cruise Line luggage tags as magnets decorating stateroom door.
This family also displayed a list of all the cruises they have been on. Wow!!

Pin Trading Boards

Many Disney Cruise guests enjoy pin trading. In the past, cruises often had an official trading event. That hasn’t resumed since the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the fun of pin trading has stopped. We made our own pin trading boards to hang outside our stateroom in 2019.

Pin Trading Boards on stateroom door.

We’ve since hung them up on our 2 recent cruises and had lots of trades. Our boards were a huge hit in January during our Star Wars Day at Sea cruise when there were still very strict health rules in place. Even as the restrictions have relaxed a little, we still had quite a few daily trades during our recent Alaska cruise. My kids loved coming back to the room to see what new pins had shown up.

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Hi! I'm a DIY and craft obsessed mom to 2. I have my hands covered in sawdust or paint any given day. My husband and kids join me in many of our projects. When we aren't creating at home, we're creating memories in our many adventures. Join along! Read More

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