• On Jun 3, 2020
    Amanda 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.

    Hi We will have four children with us age 12, 11,9 and 4 my eldest will turn 13 two days after arrival so will we still able to use the in room babysitting service? It would not be safe to leave our eldest with them all as she is also sight impaired?

    Hi Amanda!

    Welcome back to the Disney Parks Moms Panel! Thank you for bringing another great question to us!

    It sounds like you have quite the crew coming to visit the Walt Disney World Resort and I can imagine their excitement as you plan the trip. It certainly sounds as if in-room babysitting, part of Childcare Services, would be a possibility for you during your trip. Unfortunately, I could not confirm a response from them at this time because they are temporarily closed. If you prefer, feel free to check with them directly at 407-828-0920 once we are closer to the park reopening dates. Or, please contact us again and we will be happy to reach out to them once more since that would be an international call for you!

    Since you have some time to plan your trip, I hope you have considered making advanced dining reservations. Given the size of your group, I definitely recommend that you make at least a few dining reservations as it gets closer to the dates of your trip. Even though my girls are 13-years old, they still enjoy character dining experiences. Some of our favorites are Cinderella's Royal Table, Akershus Royal Banquet Hall, and The Crystal Palace. We also ALWAYS make a reservation for dinner at 'Ohana. For us, dining at 'Ohana has been the perfect ending to a long day in the parks. 

    Also take a look at some of the Enchanting Extras options. The Nature Experiences are our favorites. Caring for Giants, Up Close with Rhinos, and Dine with an Animal Specialist have all been incredible experiences behind the scenes. As you explore possibilities, remember to double-check the age requirements, especially since you will have a 4-year old with you. And, know that, at the time of your visit, there may be new operational updates, so remember to check again as you plan since experiences and dining availability may change. 

    Amanda, I do have two final tips - as you consider the rides you want to experience in each theme park, remember to review the attractions list to check the height requirements and, if you have not done so already, consider working with your kiddos to make a savings plan. My girls still have a savings jar that they use to save money for Disney souvenirs!

    Sending you pixie dust as you plan!

    Magic and memories,

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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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