• On Dec 4, 2018
    Richard from CA 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're on the Disney Magic this summer with little ones and was wondering what the hours of operation for day care and youth clubs are? Will they be open before the adults go ashore?

    Hi Richard!

    Thanks for stopping back by the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your question about your upcoming MAGICal adventure overseas!  With a jampacked itinerary, you will certainly be busy, but you will have so much fun while doing so much!!

    My family has been fortunate enough to cruise on a European adventure each summer and with busy days with little ones can be incredibly taxing on them – and sometimes is just a better idea to leave them back on the ship.  My husband and I have often left them onboard in secured programming at the Oceaneers Club or Lab now that they are older or at the “it’s a small world”! nursery when they were smaller while we enjoyed the sights.  The hours for the onboard Youth Clubs vary each day, but they will be available for you to check in littles before the “All Ashore” time.  This allows you to get them dropped off and meet onboard with the Port Adventures team for any scheduled excursions.  If you are planning on utilizing the nursery, make sure you reserve your little one’s spot when your onboard activities booking window opens.  Reservations are not required for the Oceaneers Club or Lab for port days, but I do recommend letting the Youth Counselors know that you will be heading off the ship when you check your kiddos in for the day.

    If you haven’t yet done so, begin looking through the many incredible excursions offered through Port Adventures.  They always seem to find the best of the best opportunities for Guests to get the most out of their time at port.  They do all the legwork, allowing you to simply enjoy your time ashore!

    Please come back with any other questions you may have!

    Happy Sailing!
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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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