Mom And Daughter; Animal Kingdom
  • On May 17, 2012
    Gina from NSW 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, I was wondering if anyone has used the babysitting facilities in WDW before and if so what did you think of the service? also does anyone have any suggestions about child minding during the marathon weekend? Is there child minding at the race retreat?

    Hi there Gina! 

    As a parent, I'm pretty picky about who baby sits my daughter. So, when I found it nearly impossible to pry my little girl away from the Neverland Club and Simba's Clubhouse on more than one occasion, I knew the cast members were providing a high quality experience for her. It truly is a wonderful way for parents to relax and snag some much-needed adult-time without feeling the least bit guilty about it. Seriously! While each center we've used has been well-themed and provided plenty of supervised fun and games, hands down my little one's favorite location is the Neverland Club at Disney's Polynesian Resort. Just be sure to keep in mind that reservations are recommended for all locations with same day walk-ins also welcome based on availability. Simply  call (407) WDW-DINE to make your childcare arrangements prior to leaving home for your vacation.

    Now, for marathon weekend, you may need more extended hours outside the traditional 4:30pm-12am offered by the kids clubs. So, it's nice to know that caregivers are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week through the Kid's Night Out Program! Kid’s Nite Out provides in-room childcare services for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years and reservations may begin as early as 6:30am and/or may begin as late as 11:00pm. There is no limit to the number of hours that you may utilize. However, it is advisable to book your childcare reservation at least 2 weeks to 30 days in advance especially during a runDisney weekend event! Reservations are accepted up to 3 months in advance and can be made by calling 1-800-696-8105.

    Thanks so much for visiting us here at the Walt Disney World Moms Panel and good luck with your marathon!
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Meet the Panelist: Kim, North Carolina

I am a wife and mom of 2. I have some unique Disney planning experiences related to special diets, touring with a preschooler and teenager at the same time, and meeting mobility needs. I look forward to helping you plan the vacation of your life! Learn More About Kim

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