Family fun on board
  • On Jun 2, 2020
    Alexandra from ON Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    We are a family of 5 sharing two rooms that do not connect on the Disney Wonder. Can we ask that our room card key open both rooms? I know this depends on the kid...but at about what age do you let kids carry their own card.

    Welcome back, Alexandra!

    How exciting you will be cruising on the Disney Wonder to Alaska! She is officially my favorite ship after our Alaskan itinerary, and even more so after voyaging to Mexico on her from New Orleans this year. 

    A Key the World Card can do many things: serve as an ID, be used for charging privileges, and unlock your Disney Wonder staterooms. But it cannot be coded to unlock multiple staterooms. So to work your way around this challenge, visit Guest Services (Deck 3, Midship) to have them program one of the cards in your party to open your stateroom instead of the stateroom they are staying in. This way, one of the kids’ cards will be able to access your stateroom during your sailing.

    Everyone will be issued a Key to the World Card for identification purposes; for younger kids, it is up to you whether they carry the card or you hold onto it for them. If it’s not your first Disney Cruise Line vacation, then you all will be given lanyards to store the cards in and wear. I leave that decision to you, but I have found that my kids were very quick to learn the procedure and happy to keep their lanyards on them at all times. Granted, I did not sail with mine until they were preschool age and older, so that may be a good benchmark for when they might be ready for it.

    Since your kiddos are between 3 and 12, they will receive an Oceaneer Band that will unlock all the fun in the Youth Clubs. It looks similar to a MagicBand, but it has a safety clasp that keeps it secure during the cruise. You can opt to let your older children ages 8 and up have self-checkout privileges at the Youth Clubs, at which point they would most definitely need to carry their Key to the World card. 

    Wishing you and your family a WONDERful voyage. Cruise back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel if you have any additional questions before you set sail!

    Happy Sailing!

    Sherry
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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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