Walt Disney World Permanently Closes Cub’s Den Children’s Activity Center

There have been a lot of changes and new development happening at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge.  The popular resort at Walt Disney World has added new DVC villas and cabins for guests to enjoy as well as new dining locations.  As this work was in progress, the Cub’s Den Children’s Activity Center was closed. This closure was thought to be temporary, but it is looking more like Cub’s Den is expected to be closed permanently.  Disney’s website only lists the 4 remaining locations as locations for the Children’s Activity Centers.


The available locations if you plan to utilize the Children’s Activity Centers are:

  • Simba’s Clubhouse at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Sandcastle Club at Disney’s Beach Resort
  • Lilo’s Playhouse at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
  • Camp Dolphin at Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel

The Children’s Activity Centers are open for set evening hours where parents can bring their children (minimum age is 3 and they must be potty trained) to play for the evening with cast members at the location while parents get the opportunity to go out for a night of fun at Walt Disney World.  It is enough time to have dinner and get a little bit of adult time.  The locations serve the kiddos dinner and have various scheduled activities for them.  There is a charge based on the number of hours.  Reservations can be made in advance of your stay so that you know you have a spot and can make dining reservations accordingly.

Who out there has used the Children’s Activity Centers?  What do you think of them?

About Christy Caby

I am a long time Disney addict! This love began as a child and stayed with me in my teen years. I completed the Disney College Program, was engaged and honeymooned at Disney, visited WDW while pregnant with each of our two boys, and have brought our boys since they were babies (they are now 5 and 2).