Three Generations Aboard Ship; fireworks; night
  • On Mar 23, 2009
    Denver from MO 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 wife and I are taking our 8, 5 & 3 on a 3 day cruise this thursday the 26th of March. Will the Oceaneers Club allow my 8 year old to enter with my 5 & 3 year old. They will want to stay together.

    Congratulations on your upcoming sailing aboard the Disney Wonder!

    Did your 8 year old have a recent birthday? Youth Activities will sometimes allow children to participate in the younger age group for various developmental reasons or if the child is close in age. For example, a 10 year old would be unable to participate in the ages 3-7 Oceaneer Club but some discretion may be allowed for a young 8-year old. This decision is at the discretion of the Youth Activities Counselors. You should certainly inquire as to whether this is an option for your family.

    My son is an only child and has enjoyed all of his experiences in the Oceaneer Club and now at the age of 9 in the Oceaneer Lab.

    You will find that activities within the Club and Lab are then broken down into appropriate age groups. On the Wonder, these groups are ages 3-4, 5-7, 8-9, 10-12 and teens. For example, while the youngest cruisers are making Clarabell's Moo Juice, the 5-7s might be enjoying Slide Time.

    Many activities between the 3-4 year olds and the 5-7 year old children also overlap. For instance, they might all participate in parachute games at the same time.

    In addition, there are many activities around the ship that the entire family can enjoy together. A few favorites include swimming, watching shows on the Ariel View screen and attending a movie.

    My advice is to make sure that you've registered your children for the Youth Activities program. Then, once you are aboard the Disney Wonder, visit the Oceaneer Club to inquire about your eldest child's participation.

    Enjoy your magical voyage
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Meet the Panelist: Kimberly, Tennessee

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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