• On Dec 11, 2017
    Brian from AK 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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    We are going on a 5 day cruise in late December. My 14 year old son is a competitive athlete and wants to stay in shape while on board. It says the fitness center is for 18+ only--is there some way he can use it if accompanied by an adult?

    Hi Brian!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! You and your family must be getting so excited for your upcoming Disney Cruise! I love that your son is already planning ahead and wanting to maintain his training during the cruise. He sounds like a competitive athlete; most kids his age would probably be looking forward to a break from training during a family vacation!

    In order to enjoy the equipment in the Fitness Centers on all four vessels, Disney Cruise Line does require that Guests be 18 years of age or older. With that being said, I'd love to help think of some creative ways your son could get in some great workouts while sailing to paradise! There is an outdoor running track on each Disney Cruise ship that he will be able to use! Plus, he won't be able to beat the view! Does your upcoming cruise stop at Disney's private island, Castaway Cay? If so, your son can change up his cardio routine by renting a bike and cycling around the island. If he's looking for lightweight exercise equipment he can pack in his suitcase and easily store onboard, I recommend bringing a few different sizes of resistance bands! Your son can get a full-body workout by using them in your stateroom or even bringing them onto the sandy beaches of Castaway Cay. (Your athletic pirate won't be able to loop the exercise bands around any furniture within the stateroom, but may stand on them to create the resistance he desires!)

    Brian, I'm wishing you and your family an unforgettable voyage! If you have any other questions, please sail back and visit us again!

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Meet the Panelist: Beth, Illinois

Let's talk about the WONDER and MAGIC of your FANTASY DREAM vacation aboard the Disney Cruise Line! I'm a proud stay-at-home mom to my little buccaneer with special needs and, along with my husband, a lover of everything Disney! We've had so many unforgettable memories and adventures while sailing on Disney Cruise Line. I can't wait to help you navigate through any questions you may have while planning your family's adventures at sea! Learn More About Beth

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