Family eating ice cream on deck of Wish
  • On Nov 17, 2023
    Lindsay from FL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Worried about my potty trained three year old in the Oceaneer Club. Will they be kept in age groups? Are their counselors encouraging play time? Or is it more of a “play your way…”?

    Hello, Lindsay! Welcome to planDisney. 

    A Disney Cruise is the ultimate family vacation because your entire crew can enjoy many activities together. But where Disney shines is in their imaginative youth spaces! I have been in your potty-training shoes before. My son was three on his first Disney Cruise and reluctant to potty train. From one mom to another, I’m happy to share what worked for us. 

    Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are two connected spaces aboard the Disney Dream for sailors 3 to 12 years of age. My son loved the club side. There’s a magic floor, Andy’s room, and Pixie Hollow to explore. When exploring the ship on the first day, stop by the youth clubs during Open House hours to meet the counselors, investigate these interactive spaces together, and hunt down the bathrooms. 

    Children can choose free play or participate in a scheduled activity. You’ll find a list of activities on the Disney Cruise Line Navigator app. Before taking my son to the club, we would have him use the bathroom, and then I’d check on him every hour. Sometimes, I would walk by and see him playing, and he’d give me a thumbs up. Other times, he was ready to leave, and we were off on a family adventure. 

    One activity we enjoy doing together is helping Mickey and his friends solve a mystery for the Midship Detective Agency. This self-guided game is a great way to work together as a family to solve a crime. Your mission will take you all over the ship, exploring different interactive artwork with a special badge. It’s self-paced, so you don’t have to solve the mystery all at once. You can play the game little by little throughout your voyage. My husband always picks artwork near the self-serve ice cream station. I wonder why? 

    I hope you have a magical time with Captains Mickey and Minnie, Lindsay. Please stop by and see us again!

    SEAS the adventure!
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Meet the Panelist: Tracie, Florida

Ahoy! Just like Moana, I feel the irresistible call of the sea. I think the best vacation is aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship – thankfully, my family agrees. Whether savoring gelato in Italy, snorkeling in Mexico, or basking in the sea breeze on deck, each destination fills us with memories to last a lifetime. I look forward to helping your family plan a Disney Cruise Line adventure brimming with cherished moments!

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