Everything you need to know about Disney Cruise Line Kids Clubs

If you’re planning a Disney Cruise and have kids in tow, you probably have a ton of questions. Find everything you need to know about Disney Cruise Line’s Kids Clubs — from registration, FAQs, and helpful tips — in our ultimate guide.

Disney Cruise Line is renowned for being one of the best cruise lines for families. One of the key factors contributing to this prestigious title is the exceptional Kids Club facilities available on all the ships in their fleet. These clubs provide a safe and entertaining environment where parents can confidently keep the kids busy while you enjoy other activities on the ship.

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Infants & Toddlers – It’s A Small World Nursery

If you’re planning a Disney Cruise and have young children, the It’s A Small World Nursery is the perfect solution for you. This dedicated childcare center is available on all Disney Cruise ships and is designed to cater to children aged from 6 months to 3 years old. It offers a safe and engaging environment where parents can feel at ease while their little ones are taken care of.

It is the only childcare centre on the Disney ships which is not provided free of charge

It’s important to note that the It’s A Small World Nursery is the only childcare center on the Disney ships that is not provided free of charge. However, the fees are reasonable considering the quality of care and the peace of mind it provides. Pre-booking and advance reservations are required, and this can easily be done online through the Disney Cruise website.

Advance reservations are required and can be made online

To ensure that your child gets a spot at the It’s A Small World Nursery, it is highly recommended to make advance reservations. This can be done conveniently online, allowing you to plan your cruise itinerary with ease. By booking in advance, you can rest assured that your child will have a place secured, providing you with a worry-free vacation.

Juice and crackers are available for snacks, but lunch and dinner are no longer provided

The It’s A Small World Nursery offers snacks such as juice and crackers to keep your little one satisfied during their stay. However, it’s important to note that lunch and dinner are no longer provided. Parents are now required to provide their child’s meals, taking into account any dietary restrictions or preferences. This allows you to have full control over what your child eats while in the nursery.

Parents need to provide diapers, wipes, and pull-ups for their child

Just like meals, parents are also responsible for providing diapers, wipes, and pull-ups for their child while they are in the nursery. This ensures that your child is comfortable and taken care of throughout their stay. It’s recommended to pack enough supplies for the duration of your child’s time in the nursery to avoid any inconvenience.

Parents can bring their own formula, bottles, and baby food

If your child has specific dietary needs or preferences, you have the option to bring your own formula, bottles, and baby food to the nursery. This ensures that your child’s nutritional requirements are met and helps maintain their routine during the cruise. The staff at the It’s A Small World Nursery will work closely with you to ensure that your child’s individual needs are catered to.

Parents can attend the open house to help their child adjust to the new environment

To help your child adjust to the new environment of the It’s A Small World Nursery, parents are invited to attend the open house. This allows you to familiarize yourself with the nursery, meet the staff, and introduce your child to their surroundings. It’s a great opportunity to ask any questions or address any concerns you may have, ensuring a smooth transition for both you and your child.

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Disney’s Oceaneer Club & Oceaneer Lab 3 – 12 years old

Welcome to Disney’s Oceaneer Club, a magical place where your child’s imagination can take flight! This club is specially designed to provide a fun and interactive experience for younger children aged 3 to 12 years old. With themed play areas, interactive games, and Disney character encounters, there’s never a dull moment at the Oceaneer Club

Themed Play Areas

One of the standout features of Disney’s Oceaneer Club is its themed play areas. From pirate-themed adventures to princess-inspired wonders, children can immerse themselves in a world of imagination and wonder. These play areas are designed to spark creativity and encourage children to engage in interactive play.

Each play area is meticulously designed and decorated with attention to detail. From the vibrant colours to the whimsical decorations, every corner of the club is a delight for the senses. Children can explore different themed rooms and discover new adventures around every corner.

Interactive Games

In addition to the themed play areas, Disney’s Oceaneer Club offers a wide range of interactive games for children to enjoy. These games are designed to be both entertaining and educational, providing a perfect balance for young minds. Children can participate in group activities or play individually, depending on their preferences.

The interactive games at the club are tailored to different age groups within the 3 to 10 years range. This ensures that each child can join in the fun at their own pace and skill level. Whether it’s solving puzzles, playing video games, or engaging in physical challenges, there is something for every child to enjoy.

Beloved Disney Character Encounters

One of the highlights of Disney’s Oceaneer Club and lab is the chance for children to meet and interact with their favourite Disney characters. From Mickey Mouse to Elsa and Anna, children can have magical encounters with beloved characters during their time at the club.

The Disney character encounters are carefully orchestrated to create unforgettable moments for children. They can take part in character breakfasts, participate in interactive storytelling sessions, and even join in dance parties with their favourite characters. These interactions create memories that will last a lifetime.

No Reservations Required

Unlike many other children’s clubs, Disney’s Oceaneer Lab does not require reservations. This means that parents have the flexibility to drop off and pick up their children whenever it is convenient for them. Whether you want to enjoy some alone time or explore other areas of the cruise ship, you can rest assured that your children are in safe hands.

The drop off and pick up process is streamlined and efficient, ensuring a smooth experience for both parents and children.

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Edge 11 – 14 years old

Edge is the perfect cruise experience designed specifically kids ages 11 to 14. This unique offering by Disney Cruise Line understands the needs and interests of this age group, providing them with an exciting and immersive environment to have fun and make lasting memories.

Highly Interactive Spaces and Games

One of the highlights of the Disney Cruise Edge is the highly interactive spaces and games available for tweens. From karaoke and video games to puzzles, challenges, and scavenger hunts, there is never a dull moment onboard. Tweens can unleash their creativity, showcase their talents, and engage in friendly competitions with their fellow cruise mates.

Disney Characters and Kids Clubs

While onboard the Disney Cruise Edge, tweens also have the opportunity to meet and interact with their favourite Disney characters. These beloved characters make special appearances at the Kids Clubs, adding an extra touch of magic to the cruise experience. Imagine the joy of meeting Mickey Mouse or Elsa and Anna from Frozen in person!

Exciting Activities

In addition to the interactive spaces and Disney character visits, there are a variety of exciting activities organized exclusively for tweens on the Disney Cruise Edge. Some of these activities include That’s Hilarious, where tweens can enjoy side-splitting comedy shows; Heroes and Villains, where they can dress up as their favourite characters and participate in epic battles; and the Crowning of the Couch Potato, a fun event recognizing the ultimate champion of relaxation.

The Disney Cruise Edge offers a safe and supervised environment for tweens to have fun, make friends, and create memories that will last a lifetime. With a dedicated team of trained Disney counselors, parents can have peace of mind knowing that their tweens are in good hands while they enjoy their own activities on the cruise.

So if you have a tween who is looking for an unforgettable cruise adventure, look no further than the Disney Cruise Edge. With its highly interactive spaces, visits from Disney characters, and exciting activities, this cruise is tailored to entertain and delight tweens aged 11 to 14. Book your Disney Cruise Edge expert

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Vibe – 14 – 17 years old

Are you a teenager between the ages of 14 and 17 looking for a fun and exciting experience on your Disney cruise? Look no further than the Disney Kids Clubs Vibe! Designed specifically for teens like you, this club offers a vibrant atmosphere filled with activities and opportunities to meet and socialize with other teens onboard.

At the Disney Kids Clubs Vibe, there is never a dull moment. You can unleash your inner superstar at the karaoke nights, where you can showcase your singing talents and rock the stage. If you’re more into gaming, there’s a wide variety of video games to choose from, ensuring you never run out of challenges or opponents. Vibe on the Disney Dream has a brilliant outdoor area.

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How to Register Your Child for the Disney Cruise Kids Club

To register your child for the Disney Cruise Kids Club, simply follow these easy steps:

  1. Log in to your Disney Cruise Line Navigator app and navigate to the “Kids’ Clubs” section.
  2. Select the desired cruise and click on the “Register” button for the appropriate age group.
  3. Provide the necessary information about your child, including any allergies or special needs.
  4. Review and confirm your child’s registration details.
  5. Upon boarding the ship, visit the Kids Club Open House to complete the registration process and receive your child’s wristband.

When are the kids clubs open?

The Disney Cruise Kids Clubs operate during specified hours to ensure all children have a fun and supervised environment to enjoy.

The exact hours may vary depending on the ship and itinerary, but typically, the clubs are open from morning until late evening, with select activities available during port days.

Potty Training Requirement for Disney’s Oceaneer Club

To ensure the comfort and well-being of all children in Disney’s Oceaneer Club, we kindly request that all participants are fully potty trained.

If your child is not yet potty trained, don’t worry! We have a dedicated team of counselors who will be happy to assist your child in the Flounder’s Reef Nursery, where diapers and training pants are allowed.

Are the kids clubs open when we’re in port?

Even on Castaway Cay and port days, the kids clubs continue to offer exciting and age-appropriate activities for your children.

While the clubs may operate on reduced hours during these days, rest assured that your child will still have plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure.

Can my older kids pick up the little ones?

Disney understands the importance of maintaining a safe and secure environment for all children in our kids clubs. Therefore, only parents or legal guardians are authorised to pick up their children.

If you have older children who would like to pick up their younger siblings, we kindly request that you inform the Youth Activities team in advance.

Inclusion of Children with Special Needs on Disney Cruise Line

Disney Cruise Line is committed to creating magical experiences for all children, including those with special needs.

They strive to make our kids clubs as inclusive as possible, providing accommodations and support for children with disabilities or other special requirements.

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