• On May 1, 2017
    Aiden 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.

    How old do you have to be to check a child out of the oceaneer club and lab? And also if my child wants to switch between the club and lab can she do so if she can't check herself out? She's 5

    Ahoy, Aiden!

    It's wonderful to hear from you again with more great questions about your upcoming cruise! Your daughter is going to love spending time in the youth spaces onboard Disney Cruise Line! She'll be able to enjoy the planned programming as well as free play when she's checked in for fun! You will be able to make a list of who can sign your daughter out when you complete the registration for the youth programming online. 13 is currently the minimum age to sign out a sailor from the Oceaneer Club or Oceaneer Lab. If your other daughter or niece are 13 or older, you can include them on the list of signers. The minimum age for a sailor to self-check is currently eight so your daughter has a few more years to go. But, the good news is that she can move back and forth between the club and lab if both are open for secured programming. When my kiddos were younger, they enjoyed having this option and would move back and forth frequently so they could experience the activities and themed areas that are unique to each space. 

    I suggest visiting the Oceaneer Club and Lab on the first afternoon with your princess so she can check out the spaces with you and get comfortable with her surroundings. The counselors will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about the programming. I always use this time to take pictures of the areas, as pictures aren't allowed during secured programming. Another tip is that you'll want to go over the planned events for each area when you get your cruise newsletter delivered to your stateroom each night. This will give you a good idea of what the following day will look like for you and the girls!

    Aiden, it's been a pleasure assisting you! We hope you'll visit again real soon. 

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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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