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Old 03-23-2013, 02:30 PM   #16
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Hey guys! I am turning 13 in April 2013, and I am going on the Disney Fantasy (same as the Dream) in August! I have read what other people have posted and I see that your parents have to sign something! My friend (13) also went on the same cruise past week (march 2013) and said you have to have an older sibling (14 or older) to enter the Vibe! Is this true? My parents would be totally fine signing anything... And I am totally cool being with 17-18 year olds. I guess you could say I look 14, 15 MAX, but I definitely look older then I am. But will I by anyway be able to get into the Vibe?
This thread was active prior to the big crack-down on the ages in the clubs. In Dec 2011, they started being more strict with ages in the clubs.

Edge is ages 11-14 and Vibe 14-17. In most cases, these guidelines will be enforced. There have been a few (very few) reports of 13 year old in Vibe since the change, but generally not.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:31 PM   #17
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My son has been Vibe age on both cruises. The first one had Edge visiting often. I guess both clubs didn't have many kids. Most activities were combined, but there would be special times set aside for just the Vibe age kids in Vibe.

Our second cruise, nobody underage, not even siblings, were allowed in Vibe. I think it was just too full. We had dinner with a family who had a kid in Edge and a kid in Vibe. Both were very happy with their clubs.
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My son went in the vibe when he was 13.
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Old 03-23-2013, 02:33 PM   #19
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My son went in the vibe when he was 13.
When was that?
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On the fantasy a week ago they were letting 13 yo into vibe if their parents agreed.
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On the fantasy a week ago they were letting 13 yo into vibe if their parents agreed.
Oh my I hope to goodness that this is NOT the case for our Aug cruise. I have never let my girls bend the rules just so they could be older/happy/etc.. And now that they both are the age the Vibe has set they will be down right UPSET if DCL is letting 13 year old's in. Actually my DD just said "No Mom it's fine we will just IGNORE them or we won't go to the Vibe at all" I would feel so bad if my girls do not get to enjoy their vacation because DCL is bending the rules. UUUGGG what's a parent to do?
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When was that?
It was three years ago on the Trans-Atlantic cruise. We went in the first day and talked to CM. We explained he did not want to hang out with the younger kids and I was not letting him play computer games on the cruise. We were told have him try the younger area and if he did not like it to come to the Vibe. At dinner the first night we had a 16 year old girl at our table that asked him to escort her to the Vibe the first night where she did not have to go alone and that was that. He said when he showed up they did not question him and had no problems the entire cruise.
We have been on two Disney cruises sense then and I have heard different things. Some 13 year olds are getting in and some are not. I think it takes the parent thinking about do they want their 13 year old with 17 year olds and how the parent talks to the CM. You might be told no, but if you do not ask you will not get in.
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It was three years ago on the Trans-Atlantic cruise. We went in the first day and talked to CM. We explained he did not want to hang out with the younger kids and I was not letting him play computer games on the cruise. We were told have him try the younger area and if he did not like it to come to the Vibe. At dinner the first night we had a 16 year old girl at our table that asked him to escort her to the Vibe the first night where she did not have to go alone and that was that. He said when he showed up they did not question him and had no problems the entire cruise.
We have been on two Disney cruises sense then and I have heard different things. Some 13 year olds are getting in and some are not. I think it takes the parent thinking about do they want their 13 year old with 17 year olds and how the parent talks to the CM. You might be told no, but if you do not ask you will not get in.
Yeah, OK, that was before the "crack-down" on the ages. That started in Dec 2011. Yes, you can certainly talk to the CMs at Vibe about the possibility of a 13 year old going there. Sometimes they will allow it. Most times not.
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Oh my I hope to goodness that this is NOT the case for our Aug cruise. I have never let my girls bend the rules just so they could be older/happy/etc.. And now that they both are the age the Vibe has set they will be down right UPSET if DCL is letting 13 year old's in. Actually my DD just said "No Mom it's fine we will just IGNORE them or we won't go to the Vibe at all" I would feel so bad if my girls do not get to enjoy their vacation because DCL is bending the rules. UUUGGG what's a parent to do?
Yes, that's another point I've heard about. The older (read that as correct age) kids in Vibe (as well as Edge) will sometimes not be particularly kind to the "babies" they see as "invading their space".
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We are sailing this Aug with DD16, DS13, and DD's 2 best friends who will both be almost 16. Our plan is to send DS13 to Edge ... he makes friends really easily so hoping that our kids having totally separate spaces on the cruise is a good thing.

If he absolutely HATED Edge, I would consider asking about bumping him up, but having no expectations of it being allowed. On our last cruise, DD went to Edge and found nothing appealing to her ... luckily DS likely won't find that to be the case. It was a short 4 night cruise so luckily she didn't care at that time about not going at all.

My biggest concern is with looking at some of the old Navigators that have been posted ... it looks like the first "welcome to the programming" for both clubs starts around 9PM that first night ... we have 2nd seating for dinner ... so how bad is it that they are likely going to miss those first "connections" in Edge and Vibe? This is an extended family cruise, so I really don't want them missing their first night in the dining room ... pretty sure they will skip the odd night later in the cruise, but I want them with all of us that first dinner.
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I really hope this is not so strictly enforced. My DS will be 2 weeks away from 14 & starting HS in fall. He is the only kid in our group & I was counting on the club to offer him some kids to hang out with. He gets along with all ages but I do not want him to be bored!!
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I really hope this is not so strictly enforced. My DS will be 2 weeks away from 14 & starting HS in fall. He is the only kid in our group & I was counting on the club to offer him some kids to hang out with. He gets along with all ages but I do not want him to be bored!!
If he's only 2 weeks away from turning 14, there will be no problem whatsoever with him going to Vibe. I've read many many times that if they are within a month of their birthday, they can bump up with no problem.
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If he's only 2 weeks away from turning 14, there will be no problem whatsoever with him going to Vibe. I've read many many times that if they are within a month of their birthday, they can bump up with no problem.
I agree. My son was permitted in prior to his birthday and 6 months later, he brought a friend who was 2 months shy of his birthday and he too was permitted in. The only stipulation was that they weren't permitted to go into both clubs. They had to decide on one and stick with it.
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If he's only 2 weeks away from turning 14, there will be no problem whatsoever with him going to Vibe. I've read many many times that if they are within a month of their birthday, they can bump up with no problem.
As long as there is room in Vibe, this is a definite possibility. If Vibe is already "full" because there are a lot of 14-17s onboard, it may not be allowed.
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My 13 year old was allowed into the Vibe. No problem, but he was with his older brother (15 at the time).
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