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Old 03-25-2013, 07:20 PM   #1
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Edge vs. Vibe for 14 year old

We are taking a cruise to Alaska on the Disney Wonder this July.

Our DD is 14. On the Disney website, I noticed that 14 year olds can go in either Vibe or Edge. Have any of your kids spent time in these clubs? Are they really very different? Would my DD be able to spend time in both clubs or would she have to pick one to stay in? Are Vibe and Edge really that different from each other in terms of acitivities?

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:31 PM   #2
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Vibe hands down is better then edge more fun better facilities all around better.
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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We are taking a cruise to Alaska on the Disney Wonder this July.

Our DD is 14. On the Disney website, I noticed that 14 year olds can go in either Vibe or Edge. Have any of your kids spent time in these clubs? Are they really very different? Would my DD be able to spend time in both clubs or would she have to pick one to stay in? Are Vibe and Edge really that different from each other in terms of acitivities?

Thanks for any info you can share.
Hi we just came from the fantasy with a very shy 14DD we had her try first the edge open house and she made friends there. The girls are younger and she liked it better. She is also not into boys yet and didn't want to be around boys that were a lot older. But it's really about how your daughter is.
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My 14 year old had a great time in Edge.
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It will depend on your DD. They can't go back and forth endlessly, but they will let them try both out before she decides. My DD stuck with the Edge on the Fantasy. She had just turned 14 and wasn't interested in the High School scene, though the Vibe looks awesome. She will still be 14 when we go in 10 days. Not sure what she will do, but it is only 4 days. I'm guessing she will get her last bit of time in the Edge before she doesn't have a choice.

If you check out the Dis Meet for your cruise, you can get an idea of the ages of the other kids going. I suggest she get in touch with others kids her age beforehand. This will also help her decide. HTH
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:00 AM   #6
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DD14 is really not into boys yet. She enjoys group activities, crafts, music, theater, science, learning new things etc.

From what I've read, it seems like there are more organized activities in Edge and more free time in Vibe. Is that correct?

Also, on the Alaska cruises, do they have a naturalist give talks to the kids or have other types of activities related to the natural sites that the kids are seeing on the cruise?

Can kids attend the talks that are given by the naturalist on board or are these talks restricted to adults?
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My DS 14 went to both on our recent Dream cruise- he just looked at the schedule and went back and forth.
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My DS 14 went to both on our recent Dream cruise- he just looked at the schedule and went back and forth.
Just a note for others...most cruises this is not allowed. Yes it happens occasionally, but most of the time the kids are required to choose one or the other for the duration of the cruise.
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Just a note for others...most cruises this is not allowed. Yes it happens occasionally, but most of the time the kids are required to choose one or the other for the duration of the cruise.
Really? I know it's not allowed in Oceaneers club/lab, but the cast members had no problem with it in the edge & vibe. I had no idea...
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Really? I know it's not allowed in Oceaneers club/lab, but the cast members had no problem with it in the edge & vibe. I had no idea...
Actually, 3-12 yr olds are allowed in both the Club and the Lab and they do go between the 2 regularly, particularly on the newer ships that have a easier connector but even on the classic ships all they have to do is ask a CM to escort them to the other location.

If choosing between Club/Lab and Edge or Edge and Vibe, most kids are asked to make a choice. They are allowed to check out both spaces, but not usually allowed back-and-forth for the duration of the cruise. If there aren't many kids on a particular cruise, or not many of the tween/teen age groups, they may be allowed to utilize both but it's not a good idea to board the ship expecting that to be allowed.
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Just a note for others...most cruises this is not allowed. Yes it happens occasionally, but most of the time the kids are required to choose one or the other for the duration of the cruise.
What about my 12 year old daughter. Can she participate in both the oceaneers club and the Edge club? Or will she have to choose one or the other.
She was hoping to still do a few activities in the younger areas with her siblings but still able to be with the Tweens as well.
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What about my 12 year old daughter. Can she participate in both the oceaneers club and the Edge club? Or will she have to choose one or the other.
She was hoping to still do a few activities in the younger areas with her siblings but still able to be with the Tweens as well.
As noted by PP, any child in the "cross-over" age groups will, in most cases, told to try out one location before going to the other. But, generally, will have to choose one or the other. SOMETIMES, if one of the clubs involved is not particularly full, DCL will allow back and forth privileges. But don't count on it.
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As noted by PP, any child in the "cross-over" age groups will, in most cases, told to try out one location before going to the other. But, generally, will have to choose one or the other. SOMETIMES, if one of the clubs involved is not particularly full, DCL will allow back and forth privileges. But don't count on it.
Thanks! Didn't see the wording about clubs/edge previously. Guess she'll decide what's best the first night.
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We are just off the 3/16 fantasy western and the 13 year old boy in our party was allowed in both edge and vibe all week AND his 11 year old sister did several activities at the Oceaneer lab even though she was not registered there (and it was not open house hours).

The club rules seemed pretty flexible, even on our sold out sailing.
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We are just off the 3/16 fantasy western and the 13 year old boy in our party was allowed in both edge and vibe all week AND his 11 year old sister did several activities at the Oceaneer lab even though she was not registered there (and it was not open house hours).
The 11 year old was allowed in the Lab without a wrist band? How does that work?
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