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6 Child Care Options At Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is a great place for families –but it’s also wonderful to know that you have some options if you need a few kid-free hours. Disney currently provides on-site kid’s clubs at 5 of the resorts. This is a very convenient option if you are having a quick night out, such as two or three hours for a signature dining experience. In-room sitting is great if you need a longer break for fine dining and then heading to the parks to enjoy some grown-up attractions.

The information provided here is subject to change. You can get up to the minute information and make reservations by calling 407-WDW-DINE. Disney’s Children’s Activity Centers are generally open from 4:30pm-11:55pm. Pricing is $15.00 hourly per child age 3-12 years of age, and there is often a 2 hour minimum. The clubs provide entertainment for children such as games, activities, movies and a chance to make new friend! Things like dress up, crafts, and storytelling are not uncommon. Many parents find that even if their child is very shy – they still have a great time – and don’t always want to leave when it’s time for pickup!

Dinner is available nightly, featuring lots of kid favorites that are included in the cost. Mickey Check options that meet Disney Nutrition guidelines are available. You will select meal options at check-in.

6. Simba’s Clubhouse at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Simba’s Clubhouse at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is a children’s activity center that is known for putting young Guests in the center of wild adventure, inspired (of course!) by The Lion King. Your cubs can relax with an evening of Hakuna Matata in kid-sized play areas tailored to them, no matter what interests they may have.

Menu items MAY include things like turkey sandwiches, mac and cheese, hamburgers, chicken nuggets, peperoni or cheese pizza, or Kid’s Salad.

5. Sandcastle Club at the Beach Club Resort

Your kids can chart a course for an evening filled with all the fun and whimsy of the seashore over at the Sandcastle Club at the Beach Club Resort! Kid-sized play areas are available for young sailors – and they cater to every interest.

Menu items MAY include grilled chicken, mac and cheese, pasta marinara, hot dogs, or turkey sandwiches.

4. Lilo’s Playhouse at Polynesian Village Resort

Inspired by classic Disney Little Golden Books stories such as Alice in Wonderland, Lady and the Tramp, Pinocchio, and more – the kids will have a blast at Lilo’s Playhouse at Polynesian Village. Imagination will run wild as the stories unfold in themed play areas inspired by storybook pages themselves.

Menu items MAY include grilled shrimp skewers, Mickey ravioli, grilled fish of the day, hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and even cucumber roll vegetarian sushi!

3. Cub’s Den at Wilderness Lodge

Young campers can kick back, relax, and enjoy an evening inspired by some of Disney’s classic nature adventures at Cub’s Den at Wilderness Lodge. Activities are watched over by a friendly mural of Humphrey the Bear in this rustic cabin-inspired space, and of course, qualified Cast Members!

Menu items MAY include hamburgers or cheeseburgers, pepperoni or cheese pizza, turkey sandwiches, pasta marinara or chicken nuggets.

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2. Camp Dolphin at Dolphin Resort

Camp Dolphin is located in the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel on the first level, next to the Health Club. The Dolphin Resort is not Disney owned. However the qualified staff at Camp Dolphin has an extensive schedule of youth activities planned, for sure. Supervised activities for ages 4-12 will include things like sports, games, arts & crafts, dinner, a Disney movie as well as special events.

Bonus!! Your kids will get 2 free hours of play time at Camp Dolphin if you dine at Shula’s Steak House or Todd English’s bluezoo! All you need to do is bring your receipt as proof of purchase.

1. In Room Childcare

Here is a tip you may not have been aware of yet. Did you know you can arrange to have a babysitter come to your resort room? This is available for children ages 6 months – all the way up to 12 years old. Certain packages entitle you to utilize In-Room Child Care for up to 6 hours per day. Ask your travel agent for details on this! You may also opt to pay the babysitter upon arrival. The staff is professional, and they will give your child individual attention by playing a variety of fun-filled activities including reading books, coloring, or playing “I Spy” games. Kid’s Nite Out can also provide a fun, well-trained sitter to just hang out with your family if you just need help with the kids! Services are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week; however phones are only answered from 8am to 9pm daily.

Kid’s Nite Out Caregivers provide a memorable and nurturing atmosphere and have hands on training and childcare experience. The sitters are over the age of 18 years and are certified in child/infant CPR and basic first aid. Each applicant is interviewed and required to provide detailed references and a thorough background check. Kid’s Nite Out is insured and bonded.

So there you have it, six great child care options in the heart of the magic. Keep in mind there are also several recreational and resort activities just for kids – that are not listed here. Do you have experience with the Child Care options at Disney? What did you think?

About Krista Joy

Krista Joy is an Orlando native and former Disney cast member. She is also the owner of Disneyways.com and founder of the Living The Dream online radio show. Krista was born and raised in the heart of Orlando Florida – where she still lives. Krista’s Disney dream is to bring magic and fun to the every day lives of her fellow Disney fans – while sharing some laughs along the way. She is very grateful to Rick and the team at DisneyDining.com for helping her to make this dream a reality. Contact information for Krista can be found at Disneyways.com/connect