Mom And Daughter Laughing together on Hammock at beach
  • On Apr 24, 2009
    Sheri from AB 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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    Hi! We are cruising in November of 2010, and my daughter will be 7. Will she be bored with the activities for the 3-7 year-olds? If she is, will she be permitted to join the "older kids"? This cruise & a week in the parks will be our 1st visit

    While the Oceaneer Club accommodates children from 3-7 years old, during planned activities kids are split into age groups, 3-4 and 5-7.

    Some recent activities that were offered for the older group were:
    Animation Antics, Ratatouille Cooking School, Toy Story Boot Camp, Flubber and a Disney Game Show. During Animation Antics, kids explore the history of animation and learn to draw Mickey Mouse. For Ratatouille Cooking School, kids venture to the Oceaneer Lab to don chef hats and make cookies.

    I think your daughter will have a great time in the Oceaneer Club. The older kids also go to the Oceaneer Lab for some of the planned activities. It’s the best of both magical worlds!

    Of course, Disney Youth Counselors are always available to speak with you about your child’s placement. As a general rule, kids within a month of their next birthday may be moved up to the next age group. Other placements are reviewed individually. After speaking with the Youth Activities Manager on the Disney Magic, I can assure you that the Counselors will do their best to make sure your child is placed in the most appropriate group.

    Just realize that if she moves up to the next group that during free time she would be in the same space as older children and participating in programming with kids 8-9. I would recommend trying out the 7 year old age group first.

    Wishing your family a magical first visit to Walt Disney World and with the Disney Cruise Line!
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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