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  • On Mar 25, 2021
    Kenneth from OH Asked

    We are arriving to the Art of Aminimation, Mar 26th. We have three children, 9, 6, and 15 mo. Are there "daycare services" we may be able to take advantage of for our youngest kiddo both in park and on our resort grounds?

    Hi, Kenneth! Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question. It looks like your crew is all geared up and ready for the fun to begin, so let's get your Walt Disney World Resort vacation underway!

    You've picked an amazing Resort hotel for your stay, Kenneth! Disney's Art of Animation Resort is fun for the whole family. My son loves the Big Blue Pool, and you'll ooh and ahh at the larger-than-life versions of some of your favorite Disney pals dotting the courtyards. I'm especially a fan of the Cars section, with its street signs, gravel "roads," and a replica of the Cozy Cone Motel. Ka-CHOW! It's more fun than winning the Piston Cup!

    Under normal circumstances, there are some activities and services designed to occupy the littles if Mom and Dad want to have some time with the bigger kids. As the Walt Disney World Resort continues its phased reopening, however, things like in-room childcare and many kids-only activities have been placed on pause for now. But Hakuna Matata! No worries! There are lots of ways to keep the kids happy (and busy) during your vacation!

    Let's start with Disney's handy guide for parents of preschoolers and little ones to help them have a magical time. You'll find everything from the best attractions for younglings to activities that they'll love! And be sure to visit the Baby Care Centers while you're in the Theme Parks. You and the kiddos can take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Parks, change a diaper if needed, have a snack, even sit down to color and watch a movie for a bit. Trust me, they're a Disney parent's best friend!

    Also, you should take a look at Disney's Rider Switch Service, which allows one adult to ride some of the more high-octane attractions with the older kids while the other waits with the little one. Then, you can switch places so the other adult can ride without having to wait in line again!

    One thing my family likes to do as we wind down in the evening after a busy day in the Theme Parks is settle in for the bedtime stories on the Resort hotel TV. As I write this, they air beginning at around 6 p.m. on Channel 30. They're about 10 minutes long, and several of them rotate for a few hours. Just enough time to send the little Mouseketeers off into Disney dreamland.

    Kenneth, I hope this helps your whole family have a ton of fun on your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Please come see us again if you have any more questions!

    Keep Disney Dreaming,

    Kathy K.
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Meet the Panelist: Kathy, Florida

I've lived my whole life just an hour's drive from Walt Disney World, so I've been a regular visitor for as long as I can remember. Even after all these years and so many visits, I love that there's still so much to discover! Now that I'm a mom myself, seeing my favorite place through my son's eyes has given me a whole new perspective that I enjoy sharing with other parents of young children. Learn More About Kathy

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