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More Great Spaces for Kids on the Disney Wonder!

On the Disney Wonder, one of the biggest updates on the ship was the kids\’ spaces–Oceaneer\’s Club, Oceaneer\’s Lab, It\’s a Small World Nursery and the Edge. I focused on the Club and Lab last week, so we\’re looking at the nursery, the Edge and some photos from the Vibe.


It\’s a Small World Nursery is for the littlest cruisers ages 6 months to 3. They have a beautiful space with bright colors in the play area and soothing cool colors in the sleeping/napping space. With a limited number of babies and toddlers allowed in this area and reservations required, the nursery uses its space well.

While the nursery does have a fee (currently $9/hour), the ratio of adult to child is very low and gives little ones a chance to play or nap while parents enjoy dinner at Palo or a massage!

This area has squishy mats and climbing and building things. There is another large space for playing with larger toddler toys and a small table for coloring or crafts.


Great toddler toys and books!


This adorable area is for sleeping. There are more cribs on the other wall, too.


On the other end of the spectrum is the Edge and the Vibe. The Edge is designed for tweens ages 11-14. Previously, the Edge was located on deck 2 in the middle of the ship. While far away from the activity of the other decks, I actually loved the old set up. It was a combination of cool loft and squishy basement furniture! There were beanbag chairs and large couches for hanging out and watching movies. There were also several tables for board games or crafts as well as an area for playing video games like Wii and X-Box. 

The new Edge is, well, edgy. Disney moved it up to deck 9 where the Arrr-Cade used to be. The kids like the location near the quick service pizza at Pinocchio\’s and is quick for them to come out for the deck parties or grab ice cream. Inside, shiny silver aluminum chairs have replaced the squishy couches and small backless stools have replaced the lounging area for video game play. It feels cold and sterile in here to me, and is the only change I didn\’t really love on the Wonder.


Chess board set up on \”moving boxes\”!

Looking into the back corner; these windows are similar to the magic portholes in the inside cabins of the Dream and Fantasy. Sharks, fish and other animated ocean animals swim by from time to time.



The last space left to see is the Vibe. I didn\’t notice anything different in the Vibe! They have a great space high up in the front funnel. Designed to look like a cool loft or maybe a college dorm rec room, they have plush couches and chairs and beanbags and great spaces to hang out. They have multiple TVs with spaces to watch movies, play video games or board games or do a fun \”organized\” activity with their youth counselors.

This is against the back wall and is used for board games or other table-top activities.

Fun spaces to hang out and watch TV.

Small room in the back has more chairs and beanbags; this is a great place for gaming.

DJ booth for music and dance parties!

I love this booth in the back corner! Feels like a great place to hang out and chat with friends. To the right is a smoothie bar! Behind the smoothie bar is a huge wall of windows that overlooks the front of the ship!

The kids\’ spaces updates on the Wonder are amazing overall! Where before some of the areas were dark and outdated, everything is bright and up to date and fun. I wouldn\’t hesitate to recommend any of the Disney ships for families.


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

robot-programming, space-loving 12 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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