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  • On Jan 24, 2013
    Shannon 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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    My son will be 30 days away from turning 5 when we are on our cruise. Some of the activities say 5 and up. My son is very big for his age and meets the height requirements. Will I have trouble booking the excursions if he's not "technically" 5?

    Ahoy Shannon!
    Welcome to the Moms Panel!  I'm sure you are looking forward to a magical voyage onboard Disney Cruise Line very soon! 
    I wish I had better news for you, but Port Adventures offered through Disney Cruise Line are very strict about age requirements. These requirements are actually set by the tour operator which unfortunately means no flexibility for Guests in your particular situation.  When you log-in to your cruise reservation to reserve your fun ashore, you will notice that if you try to book your son on the excursion it will not let you because his age is already recognized in the system.  I'm not sure which adventures you are looking into but if you need any further assistance, please let me know.  There are many fabulous offerings so I hope you are able to reserve something your entire crew can enjoy! 
    Good luck with your plans, Jennifer! 
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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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