• On May 6, 2021
    Chris from MN Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can a 7 Year Old be left in the Kids Club areas while parents go ashore?

    Hi Chris!

    Greetings and welcome to planDisney! Like you, Port Adventures are one of the things I look forward to the most before sailing with Captain Mickey. Sometimes they are perfectly geared to having the whole family participate. Other times, you might prefer an adults-only excursion. The good news is that BOTH are viable options with Disney Cruise Line. 

    But what to do with your kiddo? Well, good news! You are totally able to leave children ages 3-12 in Disney's Oceaneer Club and Disney's Oceaneer Lab if you decide to go ashore for the day on a Port Adventure. In fact, there have been times my two kids told me to leave and come back much later because they were having so much fun in these Youth Clubs! Now, wouldn’t that inspire a great deal of comfort to hear that from your child? 

    While Youth Club hours vary each day, these kid-centric areas will be open to check in your kiddos before your scheduled excursion meet-up time. I recommend letting the Youth Counselors and your child know your plans and your anticipated return time. Even if you will be ashore during lunchtime, the Youth Clubs have it all covered as kids will be fed lunch.

    So now that you know that your 7-year-old will be all taken care of, you’re all set to make those Port Adventure plans as soon as your Advance Booking Window opens and your cruise has been paid in full. 

    Cruise back to planDisney if you have any additional questions before you set sail. Chris, please tell Captain Mickey I said hi!

    Bon Voyage!

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Meet the Panelist: Sherry, South Carolina

Ahoy there! I'm Sherry, a wife and mom to two, lawyer, and blogger from South Carolina. Family time is precious, so making the most of it is a top priority. That's why planning cruises to exciting destinations, trying new port adventures, and experiencing fabulous entertainment and dining is my jam! I'm thrilled to be your personal navigator as you chart your course on your next Disney Cruise Line vacation.  Learn More About Sherry

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