Childcare options available at Disney World

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Disney Vacation Guide to Theme Park Childcare

When most of us think about a Florida vacation to Disney World, we think about the kids. But, Disney World has so many fun things for adults to do that once you get there you may start wondering how you get your kids cared for so you and your honey can enjoy some of the more grown-up activities together.

While there’s no childcare inside the theme parks themselves, there are childcare centers for potty-trained children over the age of three in:

  • the Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • the Hilton, the Yacht & Beach Club Resorts, the Swan, and & the Dolphin at Epcot
  • the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Wilderness Lodge & Villas in the Magic Kingdom

Childcare services vary by location but generally, you can drop off your little ones between 4:30pm and midnight. Most centers provide dinner, milk and cookies before bed, and blankets and pillows for snuggling.

There isn’t organized activity at these centers but play is fully supervised with videos, games, and plenty of toys. If you’re staying at a Disney resort or a Disney campground you’ll be welcome to use these services.

In-room sitting options

There are three companies that provide in-room childcare throughout Walt Disney World and areas surrounding the park. With in-room sitting, not only will the sitter come to your room so you can enjoy an evening out, but if you’re finding touring the theme parks with your brood a little exhausting, you can hire a sitter to accompany you and give you an extra set of hands!

Ask the concierge at your hotel who to contact to make arrangements for childcare during your Disney World vacation.

Tell us…

When you’re on vacation do you try to take advantage of childcare services so you can enjoy some one-on-one time with your spouse?