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  • On May 30, 2012
    Kay from IN 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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    My niece is looking to take a short cruise this summer. Her 6 yr old son has disabilities/not toilet trained and non verbal. Can she use any of the kids clubs/child care on the ships? Doesn't want him to be with the babies. thank you

    Hi Kay,

    I'm happy to hear that your niece is considering a sailing on Disney Cruise Line.  The cruise line puts a lot of effort into making sure that their Guests (even the littlest ones) with disabilities have a wonderful time while onboard.

    Disney Cruise Line states the following:

    Parents may make a request with the Youth Activities team onboard to have a child with disabilities partake in modified participation for a limited time period during the cruise. Our ability to fulfill the request will depend upon the child's needs, the availability of counselors, program participation and other applicable considerations. Disney Cruise Line cannot guarantee that all special requests will be accommodated.

    Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate anyone with a contagious disease or who shows symptoms of illness; Children who require one-on-one care; a child or adult who wishes to participate in an age group much younger/smaller than their physical age/size; children who need the attention of a counselor with special training; or children who need counselor-assisted medical attention.

    Since I don't know the full extent of his disabilities, I would suggest that you please discuss your needs with the reservationist at the time of booking.   For more detailed information you can also call (407)566-3500.

    I hope this helps Kay.  Please let me know if I can answer anything else for you.  Thanks for visiting the Moms Panel!

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Meet the Panelist: Marisol, Florida

Magic Kingdom still takes my breath away, but my favorite place to be is on a Disney ship looking at the horizon and breathing in that crisp, clean ocean air!  I love planning Disney vacations for others and making sure it's more than they dreamed. Learn More About Marisol

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