Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Jan 10, 2015
    Lynn from WI 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 Moms, My boys will be 10 and 12 when we cruise in March on the Magic. I'm sure my 12 yr old would like to go to Edge, and his brother (who will almost be 11) would like to join him. Do they make exceptions to the ages so siblings can stay together?

    Welcome Aboard, Lynn!

    How exciting that you will be cruising on the Disney Magic in March. Our very first cruise was on the Magic, and it is still my favorite ship. Now, with the reimagine, it is even better!

    With the addition of MARVEL's Avengers Academy, you might find that both of your sons will want to hang out in the Oceaneer Club on the Disney Magic, at least some of the time. Your oldest son is definitely the perfect age for the Edge tween club, so I would encourage him to check it out. As far as your younger son, you might want to have him try the Oceaneer Club and Lab at first to see how he likes it.  Since he is close to being the age for Edge, you can always talk to the Youth Counselors there to find out if it is possible to let him into Edge.Their decision is usually based on the number of children aboard and the ages of the children on the ship. 

    Another avenue to consider is meeting new friends prior to cruising. There are a couple of great websites where I have had good luck finding others cruising on our same cruise. My daughters have both made friends prior to cruising, and then had a new friend to hang out with once we were onboard. One of my favorite sites is If you go to the "Disney Cruise Line Forum" tab and then to "Disney Cruise Meets", you can search by your Disney Ship and sailing date. By meeting friends before our cruises, my daughters had an option other than to just stay together on the ship, which they enjoyed. 

    I hope you have a MAGICal cruise! If you are daring, take a plunge on the AquaDunk, it's fantastic!

    Happy Cruising, Tracy V.
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Meet the Panelist: Tracy, Illinois

GAWRSH! Hiya pals! I am a Goofy-loving mom of 2, who is married to my real-life Prince Charming. My family supports my passion for all things Disney. Walt Disney World was my very first vacation, when I was just 3 months old, and I recently completed my 73rd trip to a Disney location! I have been fortune enough to parasail high above the Disney Fantasy, attend opening day of Batuu, snorkel in the lagoon at Disney's Aulani, and SO MUCH MORE! I can't wait to help you plan your Disney vacation! 

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