Three Generations Aboard Ship
  • On Jul 20, 2010
    Kathie from SC Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Hi! We're ready to go on our 1st cruise on the Wonder with our two kids ages 10 & 13. I'm wondering what kids club options do they have that allow them to stay together? Can 10yr old go to Aloft with sibling? What is the "Out and About" progr

    Hi Kathie,

    Thanks for your question, I love helping other "Moms" plan their Disney Cruise vacations!

    Both of your children will have unlimited access to the events and activities in both the Oceaneers Club Oceaneers Lab and  (the lab will probably have more appealing activities for this age group).  While some activities are recommended for certain ages, participation is based on a child's interest level and maturity—not age (so your 13 year old will have no problem sticking with your 10 year old). 

    Aloft is restricted for children ages 13-17, and from one Mom to another I think it's wise to stick to this recommendation.  Although every child is different, personally I think there is a wide maturity gap between a 13 and 17 year old, so I don't think I would be all that comfortable allowing my 10 year old hang out with the older teens.  I think that DCL has recognized that many feel the same because they have broken out another age group on the Disney Magic and Disney Dream exclusively for 11-13 year olds.  So you'll have to re-book once onboard to take advantage of this new option!

    The Out and About series is one of the themed offerings that is part of the youth programming.  This series is recommended for kids ages 10-12 (but your 13 year old would be welcomed), and consist of activities that take place outside of the designated youth activity spaces.  These typically are very active events such as Dodgeball Extreme, Basketball Shoot Outs, Relays, Sports, Karaoke etc.

    Happy planning!
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Ahoy matey!  My name is Karen and if there is such a person as the all-American Disney Mom, I'm it. I am a proud card-carrying member of Disney Cruise Line's Castaway Club and I would love to help you plan your Disney Cruise Line vacation! Learn More About Karen

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