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  • On Jul 14, 2021
    Letha from VA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    We are heading to WDW in September with two little ones. Does Pop Century still offer child care services? We want to have about 2 hours of "us" time one day.

    Hello Letha!

    We’ve been visiting the Walt Disney World Resort since my kiddos were tiny, and now the oldest is heading off to college. I've been feeling a bit like Andy's mom from Toy Story 3 recently! It’s a big change from the days we couldn’t get away, to now the teenagers wanting to go to the parks without us. But I do remember those days where getting a few hours away was a real treat!

    In the past, there were Children’s Activity Centers at several locations that offered drop-off childcare for a fee. To the best of my knowledge though, there was not a location at Disney's Pop Century Resort. Sadly, the Activity Centers have since closed. But not to worry, I have a few ideas for you!

    Depending on the ages of your kids, you will still find Camp Dolphin available at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel. This is available for kids ages 4 to 12 and is open from 5 PM to midnight. This might be the perfect idea if you’d like to slip into Epcot for a nice dinner. Even better, if you dine at the Walt Disney World Dolphin at Shula’s Steak House, Todd English’s Bluezoo, or Il Mulino New York Trattoria, you’ll receive up to 2 hours at Camp Dolphin for free! You could take the Disney Skyliner from Disney's Pop Century Resort to Epcot, and then walk to the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel for a few hours of alone time.

    There are also outside companies in the Orlando area that offer in-room babysitting, but they are not officially sponsored by Disney, and so you would need to make your own choices on companies and what you feel comfortable with if you go this route.

    Making travel fun and easy with kids is something Disney does better than anyone! You may want to review Disney’s guide for parents of preschoolers and little ones, where you can find all kinds of kid-friendly attractions and entertainment! If you’ll be traveling with tiny ones, be sure to check out the Baby Care Centers where you can purchase baby essentials, utilize their full-size changing tables, find quiet places to nurse or pump, and even high chairs for mealtime! And if mom and dad both want to ride the big attractions, Disney has a plan for that too! Use the Rider Switch Service so each parent can take on Expedition Everest or Space Mountain.

    Wishing you a truly magical visit to the Walt Disney World Resort, Letha! Please let us know what other questions you have before your visit. We love talking Disney and are here to help!

    Have a Magical Day!
    - 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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