• On Mar 22, 2018
    Fumiko 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.

    Hi. We'd love to take our 3 year old to the kids club but not sure about what 'potty trained' means... She does not wear diapers. She tells us when she needs to go but still needs help. Is she allowed to go to the club?

    Ahoy, Fumiko!

    As a mom of two teenage daughters, our potty training days are far behind us. However, that doesn't mean that I've forgotten what a challenge it was when we were trying to train them to be independent in the potty department! Moms and dads should get trophies for surviving the potty training years. Your little girl sounds she's right on the verge of mastering her potty skills!

    At the current time, children must meet the age requirement of 3 -12 years old and be fully toilet trained to participate in Disney's Oceaneer Club and Disney's Oceaneer Lab. "Fully toilet trained" requires them to be able to use the potty independently, as the Youth Counselors aren't allowed to accompany the children into the restrooms in the club , and diapers and Pull-Ups are not allowed. Children who don't meet the age/potty training requirements are welcome to visit the youth clubs during Open House hours each day. The Disney Cruise Line Navigator App will list Open House hours, as well as your Personal Navigator (a daily newsletter delivered to your stateroom).

    If you'll need childcare services during your cruise, (if she still hasn't mastered her potty skills before your sailing), I encourage you to make a reservation for your little one at "it's a small world nursery"!. Reservations are required, and can be made in advance online. Reservations can also be made on a first-come, first-served basis on Embarkation Day and throughout your sailing. Childcare in the nursery has a hourly charge, currently $9 per hour.

    I hope this helps with your planning. Have a magical day! - 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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