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  1. Jumba

    Jumba Earning My Ears

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    I have a tween DS. He is 12. Can he attend both the tween club & kids club or does he have to choose.
     
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  3. MaleficentRN

    MaleficentRN DIS Veteran

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    Cruised with a 12 year old this past May. She had a choice to go to the tween club or go with her brother to the kids club. It was either one or the other. She ditched him and chose Edge. ;)
     
  4. Princess_Kayla

    Princess_Kayla Pre Published Author

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    I believe that when they're 11 and 12 they can go to both
     
  5. bulldog42

    bulldog42 Mouseketeer

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    The oceaneer club/lab is for kids up to age 12 and the edge starts at age 12. Your child can try both out to see which one he/she enjoys more but once they choose they can't do the other club. For instance, if your son signs up to do Edge, he can't go to the Oceaneers club/lab unless it is during an open house time.
     
  6. janpluto

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    We sailed on the Dream this past August. My daughter was 11 at the time and she attended Edge. Disney's website shows this is for ages 11-14. We were also able to sign her up for the Oceaneers Lab/Club in case she wanted to go there whenever she wanted. We could not sign her up online for Oceaneers. We had to wait till we got on the ship. They also did not put a time restriction on when she could or could not visit. She only visited it for a few hours. The majority of her time was in Edge.
     
  7. lanejudy

    lanejudy Moderator Moderator

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    Since 12 is one of the "overlapping" age groups between clubs, he should probably check out both the Edge and the Oceaneer Lab. There's a chance they'll let him switch back and forth, attending activities at either; but they could make him choose 1 for the duration of the cruise. I think it depends how many other kids on are the cruise so they can plan staffing levels for each club.

    Enjoy your cruise!
     
  8. drsg

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    Last week on Fantasy, son was able to go to either (although only went to the Edge).
    We were told if he were going into the Oceaneers area he was to put on his wristband, but in order to enter the Edge, it would have had to be off.
     
  9. LBollengier

    LBollengier If you can dream it, you can do it. ~Walt Disney

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    In July my 12 year spent time in both. She enjoyed both and was very happy to have this option. She wanted to do some of the structured games and activities in the lab but liked going in and out of the edge in between!
     
  10. carcam51

    carcam51 Mouseketeer

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    This is most helpful...thank you op for asking. I have a DS9 and DS11 so I'm hoping DS11 will either have the option to go between both or stick with DS9. It a first cruise for both of them and I'd prefer if they stay together when not with me....is that asking too much? :confused3
     
  11. mom4fun

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    My son will be 12 and I think he would prefer edge but I am a little nervous since he will be alone.
     
  12. KristiMc

    KristiMc DIS Veteran

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    My son was 11 and in the Edge by himself (his younger brother was in the Lab). He had a great time and met some new friends.
     
  13. janpluto

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    My 11 year odl daughter had a great time this past summer and met a few friends that she would hang around with. They all spent a majority of their time in Edge as well as swimming. My husband and I felt comfortable knowing she would be safe walking to and from there. We always made sure she had a Wave Phone with her so we can stay in touch. We gave her a curfew each night and she was never late. Hopefully I can say this same thing about a curfew when she is 18. ;)
     
  14. kcashner

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    The Oceaneer's Lab is for kids up to age 12.

    The Edge is 11-14.
    The Vibe is 14-17.

    As you can see, there is overlap; the idea is that the parents/children can make a decision as to which is the most appropriate program at those overlap ages. For instance, a 14 year old in high school is probably more suited to the Vibe while a 14 year old in middle school would be a better fit in the Edge.

    My experience has been that one must choose one programming level to attend other than during "open house" hours. At open house, anyone can enter the space where the open house is being held and participate in the programming there.
     
  15. gstroop28

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    My DDs will be 11 and almost 15 (a week away from it). They don't know they are going yet (christmas surprise) but I know my older one will want to be at Vibe (she's a freshman). My younger one loves to "play" so I envision her wanting to be at the oceaneers club and playing with some of the younger kids there.
     

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