Mom with infant
  • On Feb 15, 2022
    Jennifer from MA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello! We’re bringing our baby on her first Disney trip, staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I’m going to bring a blackout canopy for her crib but don’t know what size the provided crib will be. Is there anyway to know in advance what is on-site at AKL?

    Hello, Jennifer! Welcome to planDisney. We've all heard the advice, never wake a sleeping baby, but sometimes getting babies to settle down in a new environment can be tricky. Bringing a black-out cover for the crib is a fantastic idea! When my boys were wee little ones, I packed a sound machine to help drown out any noise we might make in the room while they napped. I'm happy to help answer your questions!

    Complimentary cribs are available for Guests at all Walt Disney World Resort hotels. The easiest way to request one is by talking to the front desk when you check in or calling Mousekeeping from your room phone. Most are Graco Pack' n Plays, which measure approximately 39″ long x 28″ wide x 29″ high. The sides are breathable mesh, and they have a small padded mattress. The Pack' n Play will come with one sheet, usually a fun Mickey Mouse pattern, but you can leave Mousekeeping a note if you need an extra.

    There are also mini cribs available; however, they are more limited in quantity. These are metal-sided and have an actual crib mattress but are shorter and narrower than traditional cribs. I reached out to the Guest Services at Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge at (407) 938-3000, and he said the cribs at the resort are 42" long x 28" wide. You may want to consider renting from an offsite company if you'd prefer a more regular-sized crib. They will deliver cribs to your resort, and bedding can be included. 

    Many guests don't realize that are extra special places for the littlest of Mouseketeers located in all four theme parks. The Baby Care Centers have private nursing rooms, multiple changing tables, a dining area with high chairs and microwaves, and a relaxing area with a TV (and Disney cartoons). The one in Magic Kingdom Park just got a head-to-toe makeover that's practically perfect in every way!

    As Pooh Bear once said, "Sometimes the littlest things take up the most room in your heart." Taking your precious one with you to Walt Disney World Resort for the first time is going to be filled with many heartwarming memories, Jennifer! See ya real soon.

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Meet the Panelist: Eean, Pennsylvania

Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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