Disney World is so much fun for kids and adults, but let’s face it…. sometimes adults need a little bit of quiet time or time to enjoy a kid-free meal, event or show. The parks get overwhelming for kids at times and the quieter, safe, comfortable resort environment can still be a lot of fun and leave children feeling like they are having the best vacation ever, while their parents get a little bit of break. There are different options on property to help make childcare and childcare planning easier for you and leave you feeling comfortable that your children are being well cared for and will have a blast! Here are 6 child care options available at Walt Disney World:
6. Simba’s Cubhouse (Children’s Activity Center)
This African-style location is at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge on the 1st Floor, Zebra Trail just right off of the pool deck area. The location has toys and games galore, video games, themed arts and crafts to make things to bring home and commemorate their trip and a fun play area with energetic cast members to keep them safe and happy while you play!
5. Lilo’s Playhouse (Children’s Activity Center)
The theme inside are based on Disney classic movies. There are even pages from the storybooks decorating walls and floors to make a fun and engaging activities for the kids, and located at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort in the Tangaroa Building. Activities include themed crafts and games, video games, various Disney movies, dress up and a fun play area for children to use their imagination.
4. Cub’s Den (Children’s Activity Center)
At this fun location nestled inside Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, your child can participate in arts and crafts with a western theme that they will get to take home. They can also play video games, watch various Disney movies and play with available toys and games at the location, all under the guidance of caring staff. Your bear cubs will have a blast!
3. Sandcastle Club (Children’s Activity Center)
This location is at Disney’s Yacht Club and Disney Beach Club lobby near Beach Club Marketplace. This paradise for children offers arcade games, video games, computer technology, board games, various Disney movies, themed play areas, toys for the children to play with and various themed arts and crafts for the group that they will get to keep.
2. Camp Dolphin (Children’s Activity Center)
This location is at the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Walt Disney World Swan resorts. This is the one CAC that isn’t TRULY a Disney location, so the details, prices and hours can vary from the other locations, so be sure to double-check the details if you plan to use this location. You can still expect engaging cast that will lead your child in various themed crafts and games, as well as video games, board games, toys and a fun play area. Dinner is also still included at this location.
1. In-Room Child Care
Kids Nite Out is the company contracted through Disney to provide this service. They only provide caregivers that are over the age of 18, bonded, trained and are certified in CPR. You can expect that you would receive a highly qualified caregiver for your child(ren) in the safe, comfortable environment of your resort room. They will lead your child in games and activities while adhering to any schedules and guidelines that you want them to adhere to. Your child gets to have a great time one-on-one with a fun, engaging caregiver and you can enjoy a little bit of a break knowing that your child is in good hands. The most recent rates can vary but are regularly listed below. Note that after 9pm, a $2 charge is added per hour. Additionally, a one-time transportation fee of $10 is also required.
1 child – $18 per hour
2 children – $21 per hour
3 children – $24 per hour
4 children – $26 per hour
Children’s Activity Center General Info:
The Children’s Activity Centers have set hours of operations, and are available to all guest. You do not have to be staying in the respective resort in order for your child to utilize the CAC. It is recommended that you make reservations in advance. Rates begin at $15 per hour per child with a 2 hour minimum. Children are also served dinner during their time in a CAC and the menu varies by the different locations. To enjoy the CAC’s the child must be potty-trained and be at least 3 years of age.