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  • On Apr 6, 2015
    Eileen from CA Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son will be 2 years and 10 months during our cruise in June. I was allowed to register him for the youth program on the cruise website. Is there a strict birthday cutoff for the youth program or is potty training the only requirement?

    Welcome Aboard, Eileen!

    Thanks so much for stopping by with your question!

    We get lots of questions regarding the age cutoffs for young cruisers, so Disney Cruise Line recently released this official statement regarding the Youth Clubs:

    Disney's Oceaneer Club/Lab - Ages 3 - 12*

    Edge - Ages 11 - 14

    Vibe - Ages 14 - 17

    *All children must be 3 years of age or older and potty trained (able to use the restroom independently) in order to participate in the Disney's Oceaneer Club and Lab. Children 3 years of age (who are not fully potty trained) and younger may visit Flounders Reef Nursery onboard the Disney Wonder, or “It's A Small World” nursery onboard the Disney Magic, Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy.


    So, the official word is that a child must be three years of age or older to participate in Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab activities. I hope this helps answer your question!

    It won't be long before you're sailing away with Captain Mickey - hooray! - Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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