• On Apr 14, 2019
    Joni from MI Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can you check your child into the Oceaneer Club (6 year old) on a port day when you’re not on the ship? My husband and I are thinking of exploring a bit, but don’t want to take the little one.

    Hi Joni!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!!  It appEARs that you are headed out to sea on the Disney Fantasy for a week long adventure!  And not only that, but a Halloween on the High Seas voyage!  Make sure you plan ahead and bring Halloween costumes with you for the SPOOKTACULAR onboard Halloween-themed activities including trick-or-treating throughout the ship!

    Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  You can most certainly check your Mouseketeer into the Oceaneer Club and Lab while you go explore on land!  And, in fact, I think it is a great idea!  My husband and I will often plan an excursion while at port and leave our boys back on the ship where we know they will be so well taken care of – and having the best time!  In fact, our boys will often prefer to stay onboard on port days because the Youth Clubs tend to be a little less crowded!  So, we gladly take advantage of the chance to get away while they have fun of their own!  While operating hours of the Youth Clubs will vary day to day, they will be open early enough for you to check your little in and make it to your onboard meeting spot.  They will also serve lunch if you happen to be gone during lunchtime.  While you do not need to reserve a spot for them in the Youth Club, I do recommend informing the Counselors when you check your child in that you will be heading off the ship.

    If you haven’t yet, make sure you download the Navigator app and set the Cruise Countdown Clock!  And then be prepared so that when your Online Check In and onboard activity window opens (75 days ahead of sailing for first time Guests), you will be ready to go!

    Wishing you a magical and memorable adventure at sea and on land!

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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

Hello from Texas!  I am a stay-at-home mom to two young boys and a Disney Cruise Line addict!  In my circle of friends and family I am the one that people reach out to for information on Disney vacations.  My family loves seeing the world aboard Disney's amazing ships and I look forward to helping you plan your own magical Disney Cruise Line vacation!   Learn More About Stephanie

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