Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Nov 15, 2015
    Elsa from NH Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Hello. We just booked our first Disney cruise for a family of 4. Two girls, 10 and 7.Do you know how they break up the kids club by age? They do not want to be separated but I wasn't sure what is the age and how they split it up.

    Ahoy, Elsa!

    Congratulations on booking your first Disney Cruise Line vacation! My girls were 6 and 9 on our first Disney Cruise aboard the Disney Magic. The Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are geared for kids ages 3 to 12. Your girls will be able to hang out together for the duration of your vacation.

    Something that I will suggest is that you try to take your children separately to do something, while the other one is in the clubs. This will give each of your children one-on-one time with you, and also encourage them to meet other kids in the clubs. You might take one child to a movie and experience the Princess meet and greet with the other.

    Once you have fallen in love with cruising with Captain Mickey and his crew, be sure to book your next cruise while you are onboard, to enjoy a 10% savings on most future cruises plus an onboard credit. This was one of the things I wish I had known on my first Disney Cruise!

    Some other first time tips:
    1. The stateroom doors are magnetic...and they ALL look the same. Help the small people in your room by decorating your door with magnets. You can make some great magnets with your computer and printer. There are some GREAT graphics groups on Facebook.
    2. You can't do it all, and it is ok. Just like when you visit the Walt Disney World Resort, there are lots of activities to keep your family busy throughout the day. You can't possibly attend every single trivia, movie, and dance party. That is what your NEXT DCL cruise is for!
    3. Be sure to stop for any and all photo never know when the photographer will catch your next frame-worthy shot!

    I hope this helps with your cruise planning. Please visit us here at the Disney Parks Moms Panel with any more questions that arise before you set sail!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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