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  • On Feb 4, 2023
    Kristen from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, We are sailing on the Wonder in a few weeks. I reserved a beer tasting for my husband and I. However, I now realize the kids club will not be open yet (embarkation day). Are they allowed to be near (in the lounge?) or will I need to cancel? Thank you

    Ahoy, Kristen!  

    How exciting, your Disney Cruise Line adventure is nearly here! I adore the Disney Wonder, she is a beautiful ship with so much to offer onboard and visits exciting destinations. Thanks for bringing your detailed question to planDisney, I’m happy to help you sort out the logistics for embarkation day and your planned tasting.

    I spoke with a Disney Cruise Line Crew Member today and confirmed that for the reserved alcoholic tastings, children cannot be inside the lounge. Once the event begins, they close the lounge doors, and everyone inside must be 21 years of age or older for the duration of the event.  

    You’re correct in that the youth clubs host Open House hours on Embarkation Day. This is a wonderful opportunity for parents to tour the facility to feel peace of mind and envision what their kids are doing when they spend time there on their cruise. Since the club is wide open during these times with adults going in and out to visit, there is no formal supervised care. The youth spaces will open for regular hours around 7:00 P.M. that evening. Please check your Disney Cruise Line Navigator App once onboard and in “onboard mode” to confirm the Open House hours.

    I’m sorry if this doesn’t align with the time you’ve reserved for your Beer Tasting, and I know it’s disappointing to potentially cancel fun plans. You may cancel or shift plans on the Disney Cruise Line website or in the Disney Cruise Line Navigator App without penalty within three days prior to sailing, so I hope you receive this information in time. Within three days of your sail date, you can't change activities but you may speak with Guest Services once onboard. They will be able to change your plans for a more suitable time based on what’s available. Oftentimes there are additional opportunities for tastings and other activities once you are onboard, so please don’t be discouraged.

    If you are a beer fan, do you know about the Beer Mug Savings Package? This is available through Onboard Gifts and Amenities for your reservation. It enables you to receive a 21 ounce pour of your favorite brew for the price of a 16 ounce, for the length of your cruise.  

    Wishing you a practically perfect sailing!

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Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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