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  • On Mar 6, 2021
    Jennifer from CT Asked

    I’ve booked the DVC 1 bedroom villa at Copper Creek for June!! We’re traveling with a 3 and a 4 year old, I’m trying to figure out sleeping arrangements, we’ve rented cribs or beds in the last but, is there a different option?

    Welcome Home, Jennifer!

    I remember the days of traveling with tiny ones very well. When we became Disney Vacation Club Members my youngest son was only 2, and now he is in junior high! We found that creativity was the key to sleeping all the little ones, and I do have a few different ideas.

    Disney’s Copper Creek Villas & Cabins are a wonderful choice for a family. They are light and bright and very roomy. While I liked the look of the photos before we went, once we arrived for our stay, I felt the photos did not truly do it justice. The rooms are even nicer in person! You’ll find a full kitchen, washer & dryer, a king-sized bed in the master bedroom, and a pull-out couch in the living room. Before Covid-19, you would find a Pack ‘n Play style crib stored in the closet. These are still available but are not currently stored in the room. If you would like one you will need to request one. There is one allocated for each villa, so you can be confident that one will be available for you.

    There are complimentary cribs and bed rails available at Walt Disney World Resort Hotels that are available on request. These are first-come, first-served and so while they may be requested, they cannot be guaranteed. With overall resort capacity lower than typical due to the gradual reopening of the resorts, I would think your odds would be good of having your request for a crib met. You can call to have a request added to your reservation.

    My four-year-olds usually slept on the pull-out couch because at home they had already been evicted from their crib due to the arrival of another sibling! With the pull-out couch being a little lower to the ground than a traditional bed, I was less concerned, but this will be up to your comfort level. My children are on the smaller side, and so we kept the 3-year-old in the Pack 'n Play, as it was readily available and I knew they would be safe there. Unlike adults that would want to stretch out, my kiddos were always happy in there with a familiar blanket from home and a stuffy or two.

    As you mentioned, renting a crib from an outside company is also an option. Do be aware that you would need to make arrangements to meet this delivery yourself. There are also some very cool portable travel mattresses for kids on the market. There are fold-up cot styles and blow-up styles. If you have the room to bring one with you, this is probably more affordable than a rental, and you would have it for other trips or occasions. We had something like this for my daughter to visit my parents and she loved it so much, grandma let her bring it home for a few weeks.

    I hope one of these ideas work for your little ones, Jennifer! And I hope your entire family has a magical trip to the Walt Disney World Resort!

    - Kate
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Meet the Panelist: Kate, Indiana

"Welcome Home!" I'm Kate, a mom and nurse from Indiana. A lifelong Disney fan, Disney Vacation Club opened a world of vacation possibilities for our family. I’ve traveled with young children and those young at heart, planned romantic trips for two and made FastPass+ reservations for an entire marching band! Whether dining with Mickey, surfing in Hawaii, or relaxing around the pool we make the most of our Disney Vacation Club Membership. For this nurse, every day is better with a little dose of Disney! Learn More About Kate

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