EPCOT; Mother and Son; Spaceship Earth
  • On Feb 12, 2014
    Cindy from KY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Can we use a child care center if we are not staying at that particular resort but are staying in a WDW resort? Any opinions on which to use? What about in room care? How do you reserve and what are the fees?

    Hi Cindy,

    Thanks for coming to the Disney Parks Moms Panel with your great question. Up until our last family vacation, we had never used the different childcare services. However, we used both last June and were thoroughly satisfied.

    Yes, as long as you are a guest at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, you can use any of the children's activity centers. There are 5 different locations to choose, however, space available and hours can vary by location. Keep in mind that children must be potty-trained and at least 3 years old and no older than 12 years old. Snacks and dinner are served, which is included in the cost of of your visit. Security is of utmost concern and procedures are taken to ensure this. Activities such as crafts, games (board and electronic), Disney movies, and free play will keep them entertained. My kids didn't want to leave when we picked them up, so needless to say, I think they had an awesome time.

    Since my youngest son wasn't old enough to go to the center, we hired an in-room sitter for him. We figured this would also work out well since she could have fun with him and then get him into bed since we planned on a late night. Our sitter came prepared with books, coloring, and games, so that made us feel good about leaving him in the hotel room with very few toys from home. Security, again, was a priority and we were told who to expect and our sitter came with identification and we knew ahead of time that their sitters are background checked. 

    For more information about both of these as well as rates, see the childcare services page on the Walt Disney World website. To reserve a spot at any of the children's activity centers, call (407) WDW-DINE. To book an in-room sitter with Kids Night Out, call (407) 828-0920.

    Have a magical day!
    ~Allison L
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Meet the Panelist: Allison, Texas

I am a mother of three that loves all things Disney...the never grow up mentality, the fairy tale endings and the ever changing Disney Parks. With so much to explore, I would love to help you discover all the magic and wonder your heart desires. Learn More About Allison

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