• On Dec 10, 2018
    Jacqueline from CA 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.

    Do I need to sign up my kids for the kids club before sailing or do I wait until we are on the ship?

    Ahoy Jacqueline!

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel!  Can you believe that you will soon be headed out to sea for a Disney Cruise Line vacation?!?!  Get ready to make so many wonderful memories that you won’t soon forget!

    Oh, the onboard Youth Clubs…I do love SO MANY things about cruising with Captain Mickey, but I must say, the Youth Clubs may be one of my favorite things!  Not only do my boys LOVE spending time there, but I too love the opportunity to enjoy and explore the ship without them!  Don’t get me wrong…I love vacationing with my boys and I love experiencing new and exciting things with them – both onboard and at port – but the Youth Clubs allow the grown-ups to get a break too!!  Your kiddos will LOVE it – and make sure you take advantage of those times without them to explore onboard adult-exclusive opportunities such as beverage tastings or fine dining!  Or, just sit back and relax at the Quiet Cove pool…or watch a movie in the Buena Vista Theatre…or take a nap!!

    It is not necessary to sign your kiddos up for activities in the Oceaneer Club or Lab, but if you have some little Mouseketeers that are cruising with you who will be visiting the “it’s a small world” nursery! you will need to make reservations for them ahead of time.  You can register your kiddos for the Youth Clubs when you complete your Online Check-In, but it is not necessary.  If you do, they will receive their Oceaneer Bands when you check in at port for embarkation..and that just means they will get to go play and explore sooner!

    Wishing you the most magical of adventures!

    Happy Sailing!
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Meet the Panelist: Stephanie, Texas

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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