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 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). We have over 10 Disney World vacations under our belt. Our recent adventure was a big move from St. Louis, MO to Florida! We knew that we needed more Disney magic that just a couple times of year, and we worked hard to make it happen! Now we hit the parks almost every weekend! We are working to dine at every location, experience every attraction and look for every hidden Mickey! We want to be able to say that we have one it all! We are branching into the Cruise Line and are planning a trip to Disneyland in California next year. To say that we are Disney addicts may be an understatement. When I am not at WDW with my family, I am reading Disney blogs and news, crafting (usually Disney décor for our home), planning Disney vacations for others or working on my dissertation for my doctoral program. I am a Project Manager by profession, so I have mastered fitting everything into a tight schedule! We feel we lead an exciting life where we get to spend a lot of time together doing what we love! I love being able to this love and Disney magic with everyone else so that others can make the most of whatever time they get to have at the most magical place on earth!