Child Care Options at Walt Disney World Resort
Sometimes, even in the midst of Walt Disney World, parents need a night out for themselves. Fortunately, there are options for child care at Walt Disney World — child care centers and in-room babysitters. The centers are operated by Walt Disney World, but the sitters are not. Walt Disney World does recommend Kids Night Out for in-room child care, but there are other options available as well. In addition, there are supervised resort activities at select resorts where kids can have some fun and adults can have some down time.
In Room Child Care
Kid’s Nite Out can be contacted at 888-542-7370. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance and up to three months in advance. Kid’s Nite Out in-room child care is available for children 6 months to 12 years old. Reservations may begin as early as 6:30 a.m. and/or may begin as late as 11:00 p.m. There is no limit to the number of hours that you may utilize the services of a caregiver. Services are available 24/7. During the Walt Disney World Marathon, reservations may be booked as early as 3:00 a.m.
Kid’s Nite Out Caregivers provide one-on-one, in-room childcare in the comfort of your Walt Disney World Resort room. They can also provide a fun sitter to just hang out with your family if you need a father’s/mother’s helper. The professional well-trained staff of Kid’s Nite Out gives your child individual attention by playing a variety of fun-filled activities including reading books, coloring, or playing “I Spy” games. The Kids Nite Out sitters are all over the age of 18 years and are certified in child/infant CPR and basic first aid. Water activities are not permitted (bathing, boating, swimming).
Per child rates are based on a 4-hour minimum. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance to avoid the 4-hour charge (make sure that you speak to a live person when you cancel a reservation).
Rates are as follows (all rates per hour):
- 1 child $30.00
- 2 children $33.00
- 3 children $36.00
- 4 children $39.00
All reservations have a caregiver transportation fee of $15. Before 8:00 a.m. and after 9:00 p.m. there is an additional $5 per hour charge.
Nightly Supervised Children’s Activity Centers
Disney has closed its three Children’s Activity Centers located at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts as well as The Pixar Play Zone located at The Contemporary Resort.
Phone: 888-828-8850 or 407-934-4241
Activities: Games, arts & crafts, a Disney movie as well as special events and a video arcade.
Location: Walt Disney Dolphin on the first level, next to the Health Club; during busier times of the year, the Camp may be moved to one of the resort’s ballrooms.
Hours: 4:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. daily
Ages: 5-12 years old, must be toilet trained
Menu: dinner is included for children who are at Camp Dolphin from 7 to 8 p.m. Selection include Spaghetti with Tomato Basil Sauce, Macaroni and Cheese, Pizza, Chicken Fingers, Burgers, and Grilled Cheese. Allergy restrictions should be noted on the reservation.
Child activity centers are located in the Disney World Dolphin hotel, but you don’t have to be staying at this location to use Disney’s kids clubs.
Rates are as follows:
- $65 per child for Early Evening (4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
- $50 per child for Late Evening (8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.)
- $85 per child for All Inclusive (4:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.). Additional children $65 each.
Reservations can be made at least 180 days prior at Camp Dolphin by calling 407-939-3463, or via the Swan and Dolphin website. A 2-hour minimum length of stay fee will be assessed for all cancellations not made at least 24 hours in advance. Participating children must be potty-trained, and no pull-ups are allowed. Parents are provided with beepers for emergency contact.
Advance reservations are required. Same day reservations are sometimes available; call the location directly after 4 p.m. for availability.