Review of Disney Wonder deck 5 (Cabins-Kids)
Disney Oceaneer Club (open between 9 am - 12 midnight) is a kids-only complex of 4 themed playrooms for kids 3-12 yo. The rooms are themed after different Disney movies and feature supervised activities like Puzzle Playtime and Bartleby the Bookmaker (storytelling and bookmaking). The 4 kids playrooms are: Andy’s Room (“Toy Story” movie-themed, has Slinky Dog slide, Mr Potato Head, Hamm), MARVEL’s Avengers Academy (interactive room for Marvel superheroes- special missions, training, large LCD screen), Pixie Hollow (Tinkerbell movie-themed, dress-up parties, storytelling, teapot house) and Mickey Mouse Club (ear-shaped tables, toys, games, Goofy Gears wall game). While the rooms might be divided by theme, Oceaneer itself is an open space and children can wander throughout to play with various features or participate in activities, regardless of age. The only one of its kind in DCL-Disney fleet is a reproduction of the cabin from "Frozen", Wandering Oaken's Trading Post. Windows that show snow outside might change to offer "Olaf's Summer Snow Day" along with other programs throughout the voyage.All objects here offer Norwegian atmosphere. Hidden trolls make checklist items for scavenger hunts. IPads in the back of the room are available for free play, while the princesses Else and Anna visit for royal ceremony once per sailing.Lights and sirens in Marvel's Superhero Academy go off during the day indicating world peril which requires the attention of the superheroes. Motion-capture video game lets kids use teamwork to fight bad guys. At the end of escapades, youth staff emphasizes inner strengths that make a hero, not just superpowers. The superheroes add badges for accomplishing different tasks. Also inside is found a display case of Marvel items, such as relics and masks. Marvel heroes visit the children on occasion. Disney Junior room is a space created for the smaller guests to interact with favorite shows in an exciting way that they cannot do at home. Children can play in the realms of Doc McStuffins, Captain Jake and Princess Sofia, while listening to stories or making crafts. Plenty of nighttime parties are organized in the club, from pirate play to glow jams and GAGA ball. The Oceaneer also has open houses for adults and older teens who want to meet Black Widow or Captain America. The club is connected via a "secret" corridor to the Oceaneer Lab, which serves as a dining area for kids during mealtimes. Both areas are open from 9:00 a.m. to midnight.
Disney Oceaneer Lab (open between 9 am - 12-midnight) is a kids-only complex (for children 3-12 yo) with large flat TV, fun experiments, culinary classes, Animator’s Studio (Disney animation workshops), Craft Studio (arts-crafts activities), Captain’s Workshop (Internet computers and Navigator Simulators / multiplayer gaming stations). The lab features an experimental environment with a space theme. The Oceaneer Lab also has a beanbag area for lounging and reading. Activities include classes on the secrets of animation; Ratatouille Cooking School where children make chocolate-chip cookies; "Cars"-based building race cars out of soap.
It's a Small World Nursery (for infants and toddlers / 3 months to 3 yo) is at surcharges (fees per hour apply) and advance reservations are required. The nursery has an acclimation zone, main play area and quiet room for naps. Group playtime and babysitting incur an extra fee of $9 per hour, $8 for an additional kid. The international theme features cushioned floors and cheery primary colors.
Buena Vista Theatre (268 seats Cinema for 3D movies and Disney premieres. The theatre is styled like much of the decor onboard and there are Art Deco touches from the marquee to the patterns on carpeting. Buena Vista features first-run Disney films throughout the cruise, some in 3D. A cart selling candy, popcorn and souvenir cups with soda is found just outside.
Service boats (20 lifeboats, 4 tender boats)
Cruise cabins from 5000 to 5650, of which Inside rooms (categories 11B – Standard; 10A – Deluxe), Oceanview rooms (category 9A – Deluxe), Oceanview Verandah (7A – Deluxe Navigator Verandah; 5C and 6A – Deluxe).
On Deck 5 are located 6 staterooms (plus 2 on Deck 6) that are oceanview but can be booked as "Category 10 inside". Their views are from obstructed porthole windows. The obstructed view is by the canisters holding liferafts. Deck 5's "Secret Porthole cabins" are located near the "Nursery" and "Buena Vista Theater". These staterooms also benefit less foot traffic and noise. For comparison, most Category 10 cabins are without windows and located on lower decks (many under nightclubs).
Of Deck 5's "Secret Porthole cabins", 2 are connecting room pairs - great for families of 5, and affordable alternative to Category 4. "Secret Porthole cabins" numbers are 6006 (less obstructed), 6506 (less obstructed), 5020, 5520, 5022, 5024 (connecting, most obstructed), 5522, 5524 (connecting, most obstructed).