• On Dec 21, 2017
    Mariana from IL 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.

    Have you left an only child at one of the Children's Activity Centers? We noticed Disney Beach Club has one and were wondering if our daughter would do well there. She's 4 and easy going, but still, she's young so can get nervous. Any thoughts?

    Hi Mariana,

    I have an only child who is a daughter as well, and I am happy to share our experience in having her visit the Children's Activity Centers at Walt Disney World. She has absolutely loved them! I remember having her spend and evening at Sandcastle Club at Disney's Beach Club Resort when she was 4 years old, just like your daughter! She absolutely loved her time there. At all of the Children's Activity Clubs, we have found the activities and toys available to be exciting and fun for her. We have also always been impressed with the caring and attentiveness of the cast members working at the Children's Activity Centers.

    That said, you know your daughter best. My daughter has always been outgoing and comfortable in social situations. At the time that we started taking her to the Children's Activity Centers, she was also in preschool and had experience staying at the child care center at our local gym, so she was used to being dropped off places with groups of children and other adults. You mentioned that your daughter can get nervous. If you think that going to a Children's Activity Center might be overwhelming for her, you can also check out in-room babysitting at Walt Disney World. This is provided by the independent company Kid's Nite Out, which you can find online at kidsniteout.com. We have also used this service, and found that the babysitters that they sent were kind, and my daughter enjoyed that they would bring a bag of activities customized to her age and preferences!

    Overall, we have had great experiences with both the Children's Activity Centers and in-room babysitting at Walt Disney World, but choose what you think is best for your daughter!
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Meet the Panelist: Mona Leigh, Maryland

I am a wife and mother who works in children's technology design and research. When I'm not at work or with my family, I'm often planning a Walt Disney World trip for my family or friends. I'm a Disney Vacation Club Member, and am excited to help you plan your Disney vacation!  Learn More About Mona Leigh

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