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Age Restrictions at Disney to Be Revised

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Credit: Disney Cruise Line

Disney vacations are magical because there is something for everyone to do. In Disney Parks, the whole family, from grandparents to little ones, can have mystical experiences together. Together they can soar on Dumbo or visit Mickey Mouse for the first time. 

Disney Parks aren’t the only Disney vacations perfect for the whole family. Disney Cruise Lines also provides fantastic holidays for the entire family. While on the ship, families can enjoy great shows, visit characters, and have great meals together.

Disney Cruise Lines is great for letting everyone have their fun. Adult-only areas and kids’ clubs provide fun for everyone. For families that take advantage of these areas during their Disney cruises, they will want to be aware of a significant change.

Second Night Oceaneer Club 5

Credit: Disney Cruise Line

Disney’s Kids Clubs Changing

After reaching out to DCL ourselves, we at Disney Dining can confirm that Disney Cruise Line will be updating the ages for Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab across their ships. 

This change will be implemented with sailings that depart on December 21, 2023. The following are the changes that will be put into place:

Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab will change from 3-12 to 3-10. Kids in the 11-12 age range will be allowed to visit Edge, the tween club for those ages 11 to 14.

Mickey and Friends Disney Cruise LIne

Credit: Disney Cruise Line

Impact of Change

This quick change to Disney Cruise Line could impact guests traveling with kids in this age range. Although kids 11-12 will still have a great experience in Edge, the adjustment could cause some frustration for guests who might have kids in the 3-12 range who want their kids to be in the same club.

We aren’t sure what brought about this change for Disney Cruise Line, but we will continue to monitor this adjustment as sailings occur.

We love that Disney vacations are great for the whole family to enjoy together. Disney Cruise Line is a fantastic option for families wanting to enjoy some magic together and some time alone. 

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About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.

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