Kids clubs....

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  1. SweetMissy

    SweetMissy DIS Veteran

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    Information here regarding the kids clubs state that the Oceaneers Club is for 3-7 year olds and the Oceaneers Lab is 8-12 but on the actual Disney site, it states the Oceaneers Club is for 3-12 year olds. After looking at pictures and watching the video, my son (who will be 9 if we go next year) says the Oceaneers Club looks like more fun. So which site is right? I'm assuming the actual Disney site. Any input? What did your kids do?
     
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  3. cypressmom

    cypressmom Love my Disney vacations!

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    He will be able to go back and forth between the two.
     
  4. kcashner

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    They used to be separate programs. Now the kids are free to move between the areas at will. Activities do have a "suggested for" age, but any kid can do any program or do free play in either area.
     
  5. jlynch924

    jlynch924 Mousin' Around

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    Which ship are you planning on? On Dream, the two are attached and the kids can go back and forth, if I recall correctly. On Wonder, they are in separate locations.
     
  6. kcashner

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    On the Magic and Wonder, they are across the lobby from each other, but there is a "secret" hallway between them. The kids are still free to move back and forth.
     
  7. PrincessShmoo

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    On our MR cruise (Wonder) we saw that the secret hallway was being use for storage. When we asked about it, they said they just escort the kids from one location to the other across the regular walkway.

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  8. SweetMissy

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    Oooooh ok. So that's good news then. We're looking into the Wonder. Are the activities held at certain times and is there a times guide, so we know when to bring them? I'm just trying to figure this out. With the baby (he'll be almost a year and a half), how does that work? When you make reservations, do you make it for the whole day but specify when you get there what time you want/need?
     
  9. PrincessShmoo

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    The kids club doesn't require reservations. It's drop off, anytime. The activities will be in the Navigator that you receive nightly for the next day.

    For the nursery, you must make reservations. It's best to book your max number of hours precruise, you can always cancel them. Or you may be able to pick up additonal hours once onboard, if they are available. The cost for the nursery is $6.00, I believe.

    The Oceanears Club/Lab does have Open House hours daily where you can take the younger kids in (as long as you stay with them) to participate in the activities, these hours will also be noted in your Navigator.

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  10. SweetMissy

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    Oh, so all the activities they have listed, the parents have to be there for them?
     
  11. PrincessShmoo

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    In the kids club (Oceanears Club/Lab, ages 3-12) it's a secured area, no adults other than the kids club staff during regular programming. During Open House hours, any age child may participate as long as a parent is with them.

    In the nursery, 3mo-3 years, only the DCL staff is permitted in the nursery with the children.

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  12. SweetMissy

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    Ok thanks!

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  13. nhgirl

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    You can bring them to kid's club (or oceaneers club) and bring the wave phone with you. Then if your kid wants out - they call you. Mine never wanted to leave (okay maybe once). When we would go to get her she would beg to stay. She is eight years old.
     
  14. SweetMissy

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    1 more question (for now)....I just want to double check. If there's an excursion we want to do but the baby is too young, we can leave him in the nursery for that time?
     
  15. kcashner

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    That is up to you. Realize that you will not have a way back to the ship and that the ship will have difficulty contacting you. On the other hand, the CMs are certainly better trained than the average teen sitter that parents might use when going out from home.
     
  16. SweetMissy

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    I'm not saying we would do that or feel comfortable doing that....I was just wondering.
     
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  18. cruisecrasher

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    I always go back and forth on that..whether I would. I haven't left the ship without the kids unless DH is staying onboard...but you can.
     
  19. candielips

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    We left the ship for 2 hrs and left out DD5 in the kids club, but took our DS2 with us.
    But she had been in the kids club before and begged to go in all the time, so I knew shed be ok while we went ashore to buy some rum cakes.
     
  20. Night Owl

    Night Owl Earning My Ears

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    I'm confused about this. I tried to "check in" my kids to the kids club online in my reservations. On DCL website it says ages 3-12, so technically all 3 of my kids can be together. But when I got to register my kids, only my youngest 2 names show up as able to register and at the top it says for ages 3-10. So how old can you be to go to kids club?

    My kids are 4, 8 and 12.
     
  21. lbgraves

    lbgraves Little Cinderella's Mommy

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    Kids ages 11-14 are eligible to go to Edge, which does not require the kids be signed in or registered like the younger kids. If your 12 yo wants to go to the lab onboard, you will have to take them to the lab to get a wristband to wear while there.
     

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