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Old 02-11-2013, 02:32 PM   #76
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Oceaneer Club/Lab- First Cruise

How long do most parents leave their kids in the Oceaneer Club/Lab each day? This is our first cruise and I just want to know what to expect on average.

Should we plan for our kids to eat dinner with us each night, or would they rather go to the kids clubs? Do you have to tell the waiter in advance or is it okay to have a bunch of empty seats if they decide last minute to go to kids club for dinner and play instead? Would LOVE some feedback from any personal experience.

Our son is 9, and our girls are triplet 6 year olds. Their cousins will be on board too, so they will be joining them in the kids clubs. They are generally fast eaters, so I don't know how long they will be interested in sitting at a table.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:20 AM   #77
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How long do most parents leave their kids in the Oceaneer Club/Lab each day? This is our first cruise and I just want to know what to expect on average.

Should we plan for our kids to eat dinner with us each night, or would they rather go to the kids clubs? Do you have to tell the waiter in advance or is it okay to have a bunch of empty seats if they decide last minute to go to kids club for dinner and play instead? Would LOVE some feedback from any personal experience.

Our son is 9, and our girls are triplet 6 year olds. Their cousins will be on board too, so they will be joining them in the kids clubs. They are generally fast eaters, so I don't know how long they will be interested in sitting at a table.
This is our first cruise with a kiddo so I can't answer this question. You might try posting it on the main forum though Happy Sailing!
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Old 02-12-2013, 10:40 AM   #78
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How long do most parents leave their kids in the Oceaneer Club/Lab each day? This is our first cruise and I just want to know what to expect on average.

Should we plan for our kids to eat dinner with us each night, or would they rather go to the kids clubs? Do you have to tell the waiter in advance or is it okay to have a bunch of empty seats if they decide last minute to go to kids club for dinner and play instead? Would LOVE some feedback from any personal experience.

Our son is 9, and our girls are triplet 6 year olds. Their cousins will be on board too, so they will be joining them in the kids clubs. They are generally fast eaters, so I don't know how long they will be interested in sitting at a table.
Last May on the Dream, my grandkids determined their length of stay in Oceaneer Club / Lab each day. My oldest (10 years) spent little time in the Club / Lab whereas my youngest (5 years) spent all the time she could in the Club / Lab. They will page you if your child wants to leave Club / Lab.

Your DCL servers are very accomodating to children. It doesn't matter to them if your children join you for dinner or not.

If requested, they will bring out the kids food first with your appetizers and a counselor from the clubs will collect the kids and take them to the Club / Lab for you. They only do this for the second seating.

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Old 02-13-2013, 11:19 AM   #79
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Can someone post the link to FB? I tried doing a search and couldn't find you and the link wasn't working in the previous posts. I am on Facebook way too much as it is so that is a great option for me!
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:18 PM   #80
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Can someone post the link to FB? I tried doing a search and couldn't find you and the link wasn't working in the previous posts. I am on Facebook way too much as it is so that is a great option for me!
I think this may be because we switched to a secret group vs. a closed group. I will switch it back, please try clicking one of the links above later this evening. If that still doesn't work please let me know.
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Old 02-13-2013, 12:47 PM   #81
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I think this may be because we switched to a secret group vs. a closed group. I will switch it back, please try clicking one of the links above later this evening. If that still doesn't work please let me know.
You can keep it as a secret group, and add people to the group once they friend you. That way everyone in the world can't see that we will all be on vacation from April 20-26, 2013.
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Old 02-13-2013, 01:03 PM   #82
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You can keep it as a secret group, and add people to the group once they friend you. That way everyone in the world can't see that we will all be on vacation from April 20-26, 2013.
I truly appreciate safety concerns, which is why I prefer not to "friend" each member of the group as I reserve my Facebook for close friends and family only and keep my privacy setting to the most restrictive settings. At this time I am going to leave the Facebook group as "closed" but would be more than happy to transfer my administrative rights to someone else who is willing to "friend' each of person to keep the settings as "secret".
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Thanks I found it and sent my request. As for safety I can understand - we can change the name of the group so it doesn't reflect the dates of our vacation. As a closed group anyone can see the group if found in a search and who's in it but only members see posts.
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Old 02-17-2013, 11:38 PM   #84
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Super Excited Sailing on the Magic 4-20-13

We are a family of 5, 2 boys 16 and 8 and a daughter 14, on our very first cruise ever! I am very interested in learning about and joining the Fish Extender Activity. Will someone please tell me about it or where I can get information on it.

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Old 02-17-2013, 11:55 PM   #85
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How do I put my ticker on here? I made one but do not know how to see it. LOL Thanks!
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:44 AM   #86
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We are a family of 5, 2 boys 16 and 8 and a daughter 14, on our very first cruise ever! I am very interested in learning about and joining the Fish Extender Activity. Will someone please tell me about it or where I can get information on it.

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If you read the previous posts here you will find a link to sign up for the Fish Extender and our facebook page if you are interested. There are tons of great ideas on fish extenders and gifts on the DISboards if you do a search. There is also a link on the cruise facebook page to another facebook page all about Fish Extenders, from how to make them to where to buy supplies to make gifts and more.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:21 PM   #87
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Personal Navigators

Has anyone been able to find Navigators for our cruise?

I have heard some people post them online after their cruises sometimes but I am not having any luck finding them.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:34 PM   #88
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Has anyone been able to find Navigators for our cruise?

I have heard some people post them online after their cruises sometimes but I am not having any luck finding them.
http://www.wdwinfo.com/wdwinfo/cruis...-navigator.htm
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:20 PM   #89
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Fish Extender

Hi there... We have just booked our 3rd Disney Cruise.. And wondering why I am just now hearing about Fish Extender ??? This sounds like so much fun, but I have no idea where to start or where to ask my questions.. Any tips would be appreciated!!!
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:08 PM   #90
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Hi there... We have just booked our 3rd Disney Cruise.. And wondering why I am just now hearing about Fish Extender ??? This sounds like so much fun, but I have no idea where to start or where to ask my questions.. Any tips would be appreciated!!!
In previous posts you'll find the link to our exchange. As for ideas, searching the DISboards, pinterest, or the Fish Extender facebook page will give you tons of ideas! Welcome aboard!
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