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Childcare at Disney World

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Walt Disney World is a magical adventure for kids of all ages, not just the littlest mouseketeers! And while your exploring the Disney Parks with your family, there might come a time where mom and dad need a little escape. So what are your options? A lot actually! Through kids’ clubs at various resorts, to fun kid-only activities, Childcare at Disney World is something you’ll want to research in-advance of your big trip. Here’s a few magical childcare options…

Pixar Play Zone

Disney’s Contemporary Resort has sadly ended the Kids Club. However, they do have a fun new option, the Pixar Play Zone.  Kids ages 4-12 will step into the fun world of some of their favorite characters from Toy Story and The Incredibles!. And while kids are interacting with characters, playing games and enjoying enriching activities, you’ll be enjoy a private getaway to the park.  The Play Zone cost $65 and goes from 6pm to 10:30pm, perfect for a Disney Dinner Date!

In-Room Babysitting

The only issue we have with the Pixar Play Zone, is that it doesn’t offer options for parents that have kids younger than age 4.  And if you have 2-3 kids, you aren’t going to utilize the Play Zone if one of your younger tots has to stay with you.  That’s when we’d recommend leaving the kids in the hotel room with a sitter, using the Kids Nite Out service at Disney. The starting rate is $18 an hour per child, and $2 more per hour for each additional child.  Plus, you can have a baby as young as 6 months’ old.  When you’re dealing with young kids, are three or more, this is a much more affordable option than the Pixar Play Zone.

Disney Baby/Toddler Center

The Disney Baby Center is a lifesaver if you want to prepare food for your baby,  feed them, change diapers, or provide a quiet oasis for a nap.   And occasionally, they house a lost child until the parents pick them up.  When visiting Disney with little ones, we highly recommend noting the location of the Center’s prior to your visit.

If you are visiting the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find the Baby Center to the left side of the hub between Casey’s Corner and Adventureland. They keep a Disney video running at all times and some cute toys for the kids to play with. They have high chairs and places to feed and nap as well.

The Epcot Baby Center is located at the halfway point between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion where Future World and World Showcase meet. It doesn’t offer as many resources as the Magic Kingdom Baby Center, but it’s still just as functional.

If you are at Hollywood Studios, the Baby center is on the left of the main entrance.  And if you are visiting the Animal Kingdom, the baby center is just to the left of the Discovery Island and near the bridge to Africa.

In Park Assistance with Kids Nite Out

There are a few brave parents who either go to the parks with their 3 or more kids, or even go as a lone parent with their little ones.  This can still be a fun trip if you share the workload with an in-park assistance helper!  Not many people know of this awesome childcare option by Kids Nite Out.  No matter your circumstance, you can hire a child care helper to accompany as you visit the park.  The same rates apply and it’s always helpful to have an extra set of hands when traveling to Disney with kids!

Treasure Hunt

A fun way to have the kids on a little adventure is to enjoy a kids-only treasure hunt.  Departing at either Crescent Lake or 7 Seven Seas Lagoon you’ll find these adorable kids-only pirate cruises. In addition to just finding hidden treasure, they’ll read stories, meet beloved characters and eat healthy snacks.  A swashbuckling cruise last for 2-hours and cost from $39-$49 per little one.

Need a Travel Agent who specializes in Disney or Family Travel? Visit our Travel Agent Directory and search for either “Disney” or “Family Travel”. While this article is useful knowledge, nobody knows how to plan a Disney family vacation more than a Travel Agent! If you want to make sure your trip is perfect, we recommend to always book through a Travel Agent!

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