Disney Cruise Line Children’s Activities

ChildrensActivities

Disney Cruise Line provides a cruise experience for children that is unlike any other Children can now let their imaginations set sail by customizing their cruise vacation by activity rather than by age.

The majority of children’s events and free-time activities occur within dedicated youth spaces on the ship and on Castaway Cay. As always, Disney Cruise Line youth activities are supervised by specially trained, experienced counselors.

Specific program information is available to guests on the day of check-in at the Youth Activities registration desk located in the Disney cruise ship terminal building prior to boarding, or onboard in the Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab.

Disney Cruise Line continues to provide the most family-friendly cruise experience available. While children are enjoying youth activity areas at sea, parents can enjoy the ship worry–free, thanks to an onboard paging service that allows kids to contact their parents anytime and anywhere on the ship. Plus, Disney Cruise Line has the industry’s longest operating hours for children’s activities, providing greater flexibility for parents and even more fun for kids.

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There are a multitude of things for kids to enjoy during their cruise.  These include:

Youth Clubs

Disney's Oceaneer Club #DCL

Disney’s Oceaneer Club: A child activity center for ages 3 – 12 where there are different areas themed around different topics (like Pixie Hollow) where kids can move fluidly through to experience fun-filled adventures.  The Oceaneer Club has opportunities for kids to enjoy both organized and free play.

Disney’s Oceaneer Lab: A place for ages where the kids ages 3 – 12 can take part in activities and games, use their imaginations, and learn. Here kids can listen to stories and watch movies, as well as create and explore. The Lab is connected through the Oceaneer Club.

Edge: A tweens-only space that is super vibrant, with large video screens and vivid colors. It lets kids ages 11 – 14 do what they like to do best, such as listen to music, play video games, and partake in fun activities.

Vibe: This is a teens-only area with an indoor lounge and an outdoor sundeck. This space is perfect for relaxing and spending time with new friends. This trendy space allows teens to sing karaoke, watch movies, take part in dance parties, or even read a book. Guests ages 14 – 17 are welcome here.

It's A Small World Nursery #DCL

It’s A Small World Nursery (Disney Magic, Dream, and Fantasy): This space, themed after the Disney attraction, provides care for ages 3 months to 3 years old. Counselors are there to provide programs like movie time, story time and craft projects. There is also a separate area for napping. There is an additional cost per-hour for use of the facility and because space can be limited, reservations are required.

Flounder’s Nursery (Disney Wonder): Themed after the loveable fish from The Little Mermaid, this soothing environment is set up for ages 3 months to 3 years old.  Counselors are there to provide programs like movie time, story time and craft projects. There is also a separate area for napping. There is an additional cost per hour for use of the facility and because space can be limited, reservations are required.

D Lounge: This family lounge and nightclub can be found on the Disney Dream, Disney Fantasy, and the Disney Magic. It’s a spot where the whole family can get together to play games, enjoy live entertainment, and partake in dance parties.

Studio Sea:  Found on the Disney Wonder, this is the family lounge where families can enjoy live entertainment, play games, and dance the evening away.

Additional Activities

Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique: Only located on the Disney Fantasy, this special place is where your princesses and pirates can go to get a fun makeover.

Quarter Masters: Aboard the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, this arcade is the place to go to play some of your favorite video games and air hockey. Guests purchase a play card which is filled with game credits.

Arr-cade: Found on the Disney Fantasy and Disney Dream, this arcade is the place to go to play some of your favorite video games and air hockey. Guests purchase a play card which is filled with game credits.

Muppets Adventure Game: This fun caper, featuring the loveable Muppets can be found on the Disney Fantasy. Guests play this game using the enchanted art that can be found throughout the ship.

Chill Spa: This relaxing spa, found on the Disney Dream, is a rejuvinating area specifically for teens that includes facials, body treatments, manicures, pedicures, and more. A parent or guardian must be present with the teen for the entire treatment.

The Midship Detective Agency: Found aboard the Disney Dream, this game uses RFID cards to interact with the enchanted art that can be found throughout the ship.

Character Greetings

Pirate Minnie Mouse #DCL

Character greetings are paramount with Disney, which of course means you’ll find them aboard the Disney ships.  Be on the lookout as characters can be found meeting in their designated spots, as well as just randomly wandering the halls. You never know which Disney character is sailing with you.

Pools

Disney's Aqua Lab #DCL

Aboard the Disney ships, there are fantastic pools to delight guests of all ages. The Goofy Pool, which can be found on the Disney Magic and Disney Wonder, The Donald Pool, which is on the Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, and the Mickey Pool, which is a two foot pool that contains Mickey’s smiling face, along with a fun little slide.

Live Shows

Enjoy shows together as a family, at the Walt Disney Theatre, where original, delightful Broadway-caliber musicals are performed.  Each ship has its own unique shows to dazzle the audience.

Movies

First-run Disney movies can be enjoyed in the Buena Vista Theatre (including those that are in 3-D.) In addition, classic Disney movies and shorts can be watched on FunnelVision found by the main pool on the deck.

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