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  • On May 28, 2009
    Wendy from MA 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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    How does the sign up for Oceaneer Club & Lab work?Choose from certain time blocks or pick your own times?Will we know what the scheduled activities are at sign up?Planning our family's 1st cruise, 3 nights w/ DD 5 & 8 & trying to learn as much

    Sign your daughters up for the Oceaneer Club and Lab online. On our last family cruise, I pre-registered my son online under the My Disney Cruise link at

    At the terminal prior to boarding, you’ll find an area to pick up wristbands for your daughters which they will wear at all times. Parents also receive a pager.

    The programs in the Oceaneer Club and Lab consist of scheduled activities which you’ll find in your Personal Navigator. The activities are broken down by age group. If you search your web browser for “Disney Cruise personal navigator”, you will see examples. The Personal Navigator lists the onboard shows, meal times, character appearances, shopping hours and much more. The Youth Programs will have the daily activities listed as well. I like to highlight the activities that we do not want to miss.

    You’ll receive your first copy when boarding the ship. It will list that afternoon and evening’s activities. Then, each night you’ll receive a Personal Navigator in your stateroom which will list the next day’s schedule.

    When your daughters see an activity that they want to participate in, just stop by the Oceaneer Club or Lab prior to the start time. During popular activities or busy times of the day, there may be a small line to Check In. Each time your children check in, they will be given a name tag. There is no signing up for activities or blocks of time. Just check the kids in prior to an activity and be on your way!

    Feel free to stop by the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab once on board. This is a good time for the family to tour the space. Usually on embarkation night, the Club and Lab begin accepting “sign ins” around 6:00 p.m. The Welcome Parties are a nice opportunity for the kids to get to know their counselors and the activity space as well as meet new friends.
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I am a stay-at-home mom with a 12 year old son. I thrive on planning vacations, especially to WDW. Inspiring families to vacation at Disney with a memorable itinerary and budget-saving tips is extremely rewarding for me. Learn More About Kimberly

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