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Amazing New Kids\' Spaces on the Disney Wonder

Disney Wonder\’s recent updates included some of the most amazing updates in the Oceaneer Club and the Oceaneer Lab. Walking into these spaces is just breath -taking! Where the old Lab and Club were dark, the new spaces have so much light and so much to do. With a new inner hallway that connects the two, now kids can more easily go between the two to do whatever fun activity they want to do! The Oceaneer Club and Oceaneer Lab are designed for children ages 3-12. Children must be potty-trained to go into these clubs. They\’re designed with lots of free play spaces as well as spaces for organized activities. These activities can include a coronation with Elsa, storytime with a princess, baking cookies, making Flubber and so much more! Unique to the Wonder is the Marvel Academy! The Magic also has a Marvel Academy, but the one on the Wonder is even more fun! Joining Marvel Academy in the Club is Andy\’s Room and The Wandering Oaken along with a Disney Junior area.

In Wandering Oaken, you can find Frozen Adventures! Here there are tablets where kids can play and spaces just for imaginative free play. In the back corner of the Wandering Oaken, you\’ll find the sauna–just a pretend sauna, of course. The door doesn\’t actually open, but Oaken himself is inside. Randomly the \”window\” will slightly unfog, and Oaken will say a few things. Sometimes the \”window\” unfogs in a snowflake shape!  Also in this space, Elsa may visit to re-enact the coronation with any little princesses (and princes) who want to join. It\’s all so well done and so very cute!

In the Marvel area, the Marvel Academy is fun and cool! Boys were flocking to the area and wanting to try it! Once in place in front of a special screen, Marvel Academy attendees move their characters through their motions so if a kid punches, their character on screen punches!

Click on this video for a quick look at Marvel Academy!

Around the corner is Andy\’s Room which is a huge oversized version of Andy\’s room from Toy Story. In this space, you\’re toy-sized so the bed is huge and all the toys are the same size as the kids! 

Climb up to the top of Andy\’s bed and then slide down the Slinky-Dog slide. Visit with Mr. Potato Head. There are even scheduled visits and activities with Woody and Jessie!

Slide down the Slinky-Dog slide!

The last space in the Club is the Disney Junior area. Here there are more tablets for free play plus a large space for other activities with a huge screen!

Open space for playing; to the right is the hallway that leads to the Lab.

One of the beautiful art pieces on the wall!

A look at the Disney Junior space in the Club

The Oceaneer\’s Lab is a little different than the Club. Here there are lots of tablets, large screens for playing X-Box and Wii games with friends plus the fun video game where kids get to \”drive\” the ship–complete with a horn! 

Additionally, there is an Animation Lab where you can learn to draw Disney characters, a Craft Studio, and a large space where they can do dance parties, watch movies or play group games. 

Ready to try being the captain of the Disney Wonder!

Get creative in the Craft Studio.

Ready to cook up something yummy or make a volcano explode?

On the other side of the Lab is a large group of tables where kids can do science experiments–erupting volcano or making Flubber–or cooking activities like baking chocolate chip cookies.

Cute kid-sized bathrooms are located inside the Club and the Lab. Everything is shorter and kid-sized! Sinks and toilets are shorter. Notice the Mickey mirrors over the sinks?

Overall, the new Club and Lab are great spaces. They all seemed excited to see and experience the new areas!

As on all Disney ships, children in the Club and Lab on the Wonder wear Magic Bands to get in and out. All kids under age 8 must remain in the Club or Lab until an approved adult comes to collect them. To leave, the adult first presents their key card and gives the secret password that they have pre-chosen. Then the child taps their Magic Band. Once everything matches, the Cast Member opens the doors for the child to leave. Once a child is 8 years old, their responsible adult(s) can give the child check out privileges and the child may come and go as desired.

Susan Burks is a Disney travel planner at WishdrawalsTravel, a military wife, and a homeschooling mom to a 

robot-programming, space-loving 11 year old!  

She and her family love visiting Disney World and taking Disney cruises. With eight Disney cruises under her belt, she is now preparing to embark on a ninth Disney Cruise–this time the trans-Atlantic cruise–and planning her next Disney World visit, too!

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