Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney Resorts
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #1
CastleLight
DIS Veteran
 
CastleLight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Posts: 552

Pirate Cruise

My son will be 3 weeks shy of 4 when we go to WDW. Do they make any exceptions to the age requirement for the pirate cruise? Do they verify ages?
__________________
CastleLight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 04:58 PM   #2
Marthasor
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,149

If I recall, you need to list your child's birth date on the registration/waiver form that you are required to sign at pirate cruise check-in.
Marthasor is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 11-07-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
ladybug0506
Earning My Ears
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 51

Quote:
Originally Posted by CastleLight View Post
My son will be 3 weeks shy of 4 when we go to WDW. Do they make any exceptions to the age requirement for the pirate cruise? Do they verify ages?
Honestly, if it were me, I would just fudge a little on his birthdate to be sure. I seriously doubt that they are going to ask to see a birth certificate. Just add a month to his age and you should be fine.
ladybug0506 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
Deb & Bill
DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
 
Deb & Bill's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 45,006

Quote:
Originally Posted by ladybug0506 View Post
Honestly, if it were me, I would just fudge a little on his birthdate to be sure. I seriously doubt that they are going to ask to see a birth certificate. Just add a month to his age and you should be fine.
The age requirement is because of legal/insurance issues. If anything happens to the child on the Pirate Cruise, the parents won't have a leg to stand on. Sharing ways to get around Disney's rules isn't tolerated on the DIS.
__________________
Deb - DVC Member since '97
OKW and VWL Homes

Stop the madness. No more DVC construction.
Bring back Vacation Magic. Dump Disney Files!
Stopped drinking the Kool-aid long ago.
Deb & Bill is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-07-2012, 10:41 PM   #5
Missytara
I'm all ears!
 
Missytara's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Delaware
Posts: 14,095

In addition, you have to give the birthdate of each child when making a reservation, so the computer already has the info when you sign up for the cruise.

As Deb stated, it is a question of liability, just like the height requirement on attractions.
__________________
Missytara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 08:19 AM   #6
Marthasor
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 3,149

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deb & Bill View Post
The age requirement is because of legal/insurance issues. If anything happens to the child on the Pirate Cruise, the parents won't have a leg to stand on. Sharing ways to get around Disney's rules isn't tolerated on the DIS.
I agree. As I stated in my post, you must list your child's birthdate and then SIGN THE FORM, signifying that what you have listed on the form is in fact, the truth. Should the information turn out not to be true, and something happens to your child . . . don't look to Disney for help. The Pirate Cruise will be there. Maybe you would consider waiting a year.

Please understand that they typically take a maximum of 12 children out on the cruise, with two adults - one of whom is driving the boat. The children are getting on and off the boat and the cruise staff need to be able to supervise the ENTIRE group of children. Disney has determined an age minimum for this activity to help ensure the entire group is safe and properly supervised. Perhaps they believe children under the age of 4 may need more supervision and, given the structure of the tour, they do not feel comfortable taking younger children. I certainly hope, for the safety of all of the children on the boats, people will adhere to Disney's rule.

Disney is very serious about age limits. I have a friend who tried to book an excursion on a Disney Cruise with a 4 year old age minimum. Her child was turning 4 THE DAY AFTER the excursion was to take place. DCL would not make an exception and they could not do the excursion. In this case, DCL had the child's passport on file so there was NO getting around the rules.

The more people try to break the rules, the tighter Disney will become with restrictions. There are good reasons for age and height minimums! Safety being number 1!
Marthasor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-08-2012, 10:20 AM   #7
mandyb
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 94

Where all do they offer this cruise? My boys are both old enough and they would love it!
mandyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 02:48 AM   #8
DragonMomma
Basking in the Magic since 1984
 
DragonMomma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 46

I've been looking all over for more information on the waiver attached to this adveture. I've read a lot of things to put me at ease, I just would like to know in advance what exactly I'm signing over when I sign the waiver for my child to participate. I understand the cruise is quite safe, but I still have concerns about what the waiver would mean. Does it relieve Disney of all liability? I like to know what I'm getting into before I'm there and they're departing in 5 min, and I'm feeling pressured. Yanno? Anyone have a copy of this, or remember it clearly?
DragonMomma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2013, 03:31 AM   #9
disney2014plan
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 211

I'm not a lawyer, but there is no waiver in the world that can remove all liability from the company. For example if they failed to ensure that the boat was serviced correctly and the engine caught on fire, no waiver would let them out of that, because one would reasonably expect a company providing a service to have appropriate health and safety compliance.
disney2014plan is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:24 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.