• On Dec 11, 2018
    Nancy from PA 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.

    I am looking to take a trip with my family of 5 toDisney. We have a baby and 2 older children. Is there any form of offered childcare for times we want to do big rides?

    Hi Nancy, 

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel and thank you for asking us a question!

    Although in-room Childcare Services are definitely available for a fee at Walt Disney World Resort, I believe you’re looking for childcare services within the Theme Parks. 

    Although that option isn’t currently available, the Rider Switch service will allow you the more daring members of your family to experience the more thrilling attractions without your little one. This program will allow you and your family to “swap” who stays with the littlest member of your family while the other adult experiences the attraction. Your bigger kids will be happy to know that they may even be able to experience some of their favourite attractions twice this way: once with each parent! 

    I hope my answer helps you plan the perfect visit to Walt Disney World Resort for every member of your family. Don’t forget to visit the Baby Care Centers with your little one if you need to find a bit of quiet time and don’t forget to visit the Planning for Preschool Kids & Little Ones page for more information about planning a memorable visit with a wee one.

    Have a Magical Day, 

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Meet the Panelist: Lynne, Quebec

Hi, I’m Lynne from Montreal, Quebec, Canada! I’m a working mom who enjoys snuggles with my son and my husband, who has been my sweetheart since 1997. We’ve been lucky enough to experience several milestones in Walt Disney World, including our wedding and honeymoon in 2009. As Disney Vacation Club members, we often plan trips for large, and sometimes even multi-generational, groups to come and enjoy the fun with us. Learn More About Lynne

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