Captain Mickey with Mom and son
  • On Mar 6, 2023
    Lauren from WI Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are taking a cruise on the Disney magic. Can I go down the little yellow slide with my 3 year old or does he have to go alone?

    Well ahoy there Lauren, I'd like to wish you a warm welcome to planDisney!

    I am so glad to hear that you're doing your homework and planning ahead for your upcoming voyage on the Disney Magic, lovingly known as the sister ship with all the seniority across the fleet! It was so great when they included the brand new AquaLab recreation area with pools and play features that suited a variety of ages and abilities up on Deck 9. It was so popular with folks of all ages that the Twist 'n' Spout even had its maximum height requirement removed so that adults could now enjoy it as well!

    At the present time, the current policy for the Twist 'n' Spout water slide only permits one rider at a time who must wait until the dispatch signal (whether a green light or verbal instruction by a Crew Member) indicates that the slide is clear for them to proceed. In my experience, I've seen younger sailors enjoy this slide independently just as long as they meet the minimum height requirement which is currently set at 38 inches. Though children under the age of 16 may still require adult supervision when using the water slides and play area, they must also be able to follow crew member instructions to enter and exit the slide on their own. While policies on board may be subject to change without prior notice, I always recommend to friends and family that if you're ever unsure if a child may not feel prepared to take on a certain experience that they may find frightening to do on their own, it's always more worth it to wait until they gain a better sense of independence so their first experiences on board a ship are positive memories for them to look back on!

    If your little one is a headstrong hero and happy to take on the world and chart his own course like Moana, perhaps he's even ready to enter into secure programming in the youth activities spaces on board: Disney's Oceaneer Club and Disney's Oceaneer Lab. I highly recommend Disney's Oceaneer Club for more chances for him to engage with more children around the same age and even encounter characters that even adults might not be able to meet over the course of your journey! If let's say, you want to join in on the fun alongside him, I also definitely think you should check out the Marvel Super Hero Academy for a taste of the immersive spaces during scheduled Open House times that everyone can enjoy together. 

    If your heart is set on sliding together when he's tall enough and perhaps a little older, I highly recommend taking a cruise on the Disney Fantasy, the Disney Dream or the Disney Wish to take advantage of the AquaDuck and the AquaMouse respectively - there's nothing like experiencing all the exciting turns and drops together in clear acrylic tubes high above the open deck!

    Please come back to planDisney any time to ask me any more questions about the spaces on board for our youngest sailors, and be sure to connect with our Disney Cruise Line specialists Tracie and Adrianna who are always happy to bestow their pearls of knowledge to those who seek it.

    Here's hoping that you and your child make a splash and slide on into a successful sailing!
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Hello, Bonjour, Aloha and Ahoy there! As a performer and world explorer who's been to all of the Disney theme parks around the globe, I'm always happy to provide my best adventuring advice and knowledge to navigate your way to all of the greatest snacks, attractions and entertainment on land and at sea. Find me featured on the planDisney Podcast and on the Disney Parks Blog, discussing Disney Eats at festivals and beyond, holiday events at Walt Disney World Resort and planning my Disney Fairy Tale Wedding! Learn More About Prince

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