• On Mar 19, 2017
    Ashley from CT 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.

    This is our first disney cruise and I was wondering if we have a three year old who is not potty trained, is she still able to be in the kids club or will she have to be in the nursery since she is still in a diaper? Also is she allowed in pools? Thank you

    Ahoy, Ashley!

    Hooray for your first Disney Cruise! I know you are looking forward to soaking in some Disney magic with Captain Mickey real soon!

    You've asked some great questions, and I'll be happy to provide you with some helpful information about the youth programming and the pools onboard. At the present time, children who are not potty trained are not allowed to check-in for secured programming at the Oceaneer Club and Lab even if they are three years olds. The reason being is that the youth counselors are not allowed to change diapers or accompany children in the bathrooms. Your daughter will be able to enjoy the youth spaces during Open House hours each day. Check your cruise newsletter or the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app for more information. 

    As for the pools onboard, the United States Public Health Services does not allow children in diapers in any pool, on any cruise ship for safety reasons. Disney Cruise Line does have a splash area on each one of their vessels for those not potty trained. Nemo's Reef is on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, Dory's Reef is on the Disney Wonder and Nephew's Splash Zone is on the Disney Magic. These splashtacular areas are a lot of fun and designed with little sailors in mind. My son was not potty trained on our first sailing, and I was definitely worried about him not being able to swim since he loved the water. Luckily, there was so much to experience, he didn't spend a whole lot of time on the pool deck, and he was happy with the wet area for the littlest cruisers. You'll love the water on Castaway Cay if your cruise stops at the Disney's private island. It's calm, shallow and perfect for sailors of all ages!

    It was a pleasure assisting you with your questions, Ashley. I hope you'll come back if you think of anything else. We are always happy to help!

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Meet the Panelist: Nancy, Georgia

Ahoy there!I'm excited to help you plan a magical voyage filled with pixie dust onboard one of the magnificent Disney cruise ships. As a mom of two,I love planning a Disney cruise and can't wait for you to experience all that DCL has to offer. Learn More About Nancy

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