Walt Disney World to Close Children’s Activity Centers

We have learned about a closure coming to Walt Disney World.  The Children’s Activity Centers on property, located at various resorts, appear to be closing permanently.  Disney has announced that the locations will be officially closed starting on August 1st, 2018.  All reservations that are made through July 31st, 2018 will be honored.  Per Disney, the reason for the closure is due to the fact that the Children’s Activity Centers aren’t seeing the amount of guests and bookings that they used to or what Disney would expect in order to keep them in operation.

Here are the Children’s Activity Center locations that will be closing:

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – Simba’s Cubhouse
  • Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Lilo’s Playhouse
  • Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club – Sandcastle Club

Disney will be considering new options to offer guests in the near future.  Guests that need child care services are also still able to book in-room babysitting through Kid’s Nite Out (just remember that Kid’s Nite Out isn’t owned and operated by Disney).

How many of you out there have used the Children’s Activity Centers for your kiddos?


About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at http://magicalvacationplanner.com/staff/christy-caby/ or look for me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/christy.caby. Have a magical day!