Disney Fantasy Oceaneer Lab

Today, Disney Cruise Line confirmed changes to the ages of the Disney kids’ clubs. For the last couple of weeks, guests have been reporting changes to the club for guests aged 11 and 12. They were being separated from the younger kids and could not participate in activities with the younger guests.
Starting December 21, 2023, guests aged 11 and 12 will go to the preteen club The Edge. The Edge was an option for 11 and 12-year-olds before the change. They could go to Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, and The Edge. Now Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab will only be for kids ages 3-10.

Disney Magic Kids Club
Disney Magic Kids Club

The Vibe will remain the same and be open to teens aged 14 to 17. Guests of any age can visit all clubs during open house hours.

We look forward to welcoming you aboard the Disney Wish and are writing with important information about our onboard youth activities spaces. Based on Guest feedback, and to enhance the youth activities experience for our youngest and tween guests, we are updating the age range for Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab. The revised age range will begin on sailings that depart on or after December 21, 2023.

Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab

The age range in Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab will change from 3 to 12 years of age to 3 to 10 years of age. Kids of all ages can continue to experience these spaces during Open House hours. During all other times, kids 3 to 10 years of age will have Disney’s Oceaneer Club and Disney’s Oceaneer Lab reserved just for them, with specially guided activities for children ages 3-4 years old.


Children 11 and 12 years of age may visit Edge. Edge will continue to be available to tweens 11 to 14 years of age.


Vibe will continue to provide Guests ages 14 to 17 with their own special place where they can connect with other teens.

During our youth activities Open House times, Guests of all ages are permitted in youth activity spaces, including Disney’s Oceaneer Club, Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, Edgeand Vibe. 

Guests with children 11 and 12 years old no longer need to complete youth activities registration as part of Online Check-in for these children. If you have a child within this age range and have already completed online registration for Disney’s Oceaneer Club or Disney’s Oceaneer Lab, know that your child will attend Edge. Guests with children 3 to 10 years of age may continue to utilize the online youth activities registration process as part ofOnline Check-in. We appreciate you sailing with us and look forward to

creating magical memories at sea for your family.


The Cast and Crew

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There is some concern because the Edge doesn’t require kids to check in and out like with the Oceaneer Club and Lab. On the other hand, I think separating the older kids from the young ones is a good thing. The first time we went on a Disney cruise, I thought my daughter was very little compared to the older 10-12-year-old running around the club.

It is believed the change is due to an alleged incident involving an older child and a 3-year-old in 2020.

What do you think about the changes to the clubs’ ages?

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