Mom And Son Water Slide
  • On Sep 25, 2014
    Christine 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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    We are REALLY looking forward to our second Disney cruise this Dec. with our boys that will be 11 and 12. Some of the port adventures state that it's for 12 and over. How firm is this age requirement? My 11 yr. old is taller and heavier than I am.

    Welcome aboard, Christine! Congratulations on booking your second cruise with Disney! Since you've already sailed with Captain Mickey once, you know that there is so much magic in store for your whole family on your vacation this year! 

    Disney Cruise Line's Port Adventures have firm age requirements, and unfortunately, exceptions are not made. In fact, when you go to book your adventures online, the system won't allow you to add your 11-year old to an adventure that requires a minimum age of 12. I understand that can be frustrating sometimes when your child is physically the size of an older child. My son is really tall for his age, and since he's my daredevil, this is great when he's tall enough to go on certain thrill ride attractions at Walt Disney World, (this kid was three years old and dragged ME kicking and screaming on the Tower of Terror! He loved it. Me, not so much!), or the big slides on the ships.  But, it is hard when he can't participate in certain Port Adventures that I know he'd love, just because he is a few months shy of the cutoff. Disney works with wonderful teams in each port to ensure the most fabulous Port Adventures for their guests, and safety is always a top concern, and age plays into that. So, we understand, and have always been able to find alternate Port Adventures that we can enjoy together.

    The good news, though, is that there are plenty of other amazing Port Adventure options for the whole family to enjoy, so I hope you're able to find the one that is best for your whole family. Have fun as you continue planning your cruise, Christine! You're really going to enjoy your Very Merrytime Cruise with Disney this winter! 
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Meet the Panelist: Marcy, Ohio

Welcome aboard! I'm the mom of two tween/teen Castaway Clubbers who would live on any of the Disney ships if they could. I would love to help your family discover the magic that awaits you on the open seas with Disney Cruise Line. Learn More About Marcy

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