Child Care FAQ

update Simba's Cubhouse, Sandcastle Club and Lilo's Playhouse will close as of July 31, 2018.

Pixar Play Zone | Children's Activity Centers | In-Room Child Care


A new, interactive experience for children ages 4–12 opened April 13, 2018, at Disney's Contemporary Resort. The Pixar Play Zone is an adventure-packed evening that features arcade games, visits with Disney•Pixar characters from the films "Toy Story" and "The Incredibles", dinner and more.

While the kids play, parents can enjoy their own getaway throughout Walt Disney World Resort.

This new experience is a pilot program that takes place nightly from 5 to 10:30 p.m.

Show Director Tony Giordano shares more about the experiences:


Pixar Play Zone


Pixar Play Zone encompasses several elaborately themed spaces:

-- The Living Room has Space Ranger Training, where kids learn what it takes to become a Jr. Space Ranger of Star Command, including how to master the call of the Space Ranger, "To infinity and beyond!"

Pixar Play Zone

Then, Woody and Jessie will show them the ropes of the Wild West during Woody's Roundup -- complete with a sing-along for a rootin' tootin' good time.

Pixar Play Zone

Bonnie's Play Room has Radiator Springs Racetrack, where youngsters can build their own racecars and send them down a soapbox derby racetrack in the Piston Cup Derby Races.

Pixar Play Zone

The evening ends with an Incredibles Super Dance Party during which kids can dance with Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible.

Pixar Play Zone


Doors open for registration at 5 p.m. nightly. Children must be toilet-trained. Activities and entertainment are subject to change.

COST: Pixar Play Zone costs $65 plus tax per child.

Availability is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. You can reserve a spot by calling 407-824- KIDS (5437).

Simba's Cubhouse, Sandcastle Club and Lilo's Playhouse will close as of July 31, 2018.
(This does not affect the Pixar Play Zone or Camp Dolphin at the Walt Disney World Dolphin)

Until then the following FAQ applies.

I've heard that some Walt Disney World resort hotels have special clubs that provide child care. Which ones? And what are the services they offer there?

Some deluxe resorts offer child-care services on-site for Disney resort guests. In some cases these services are also available to off-site guests. (Call to determine availability.)

The Disney resorts offering evening childcare are:

Animal Kingdom Lodge
Simba's Cubhouse

located on the first floor near the Uzima Pool deck area
(407) 938-4785

Lilo's Playhouse
located near the bus stop, across from the Great Ceremonial House
(407) WDW-DINE

Beach Club
Sandcastle Club

located just off the main lobby, near Atlantic Wear
(407) 934-7000, ext. 6191

GENERAL CONDITIONS: The following conditions apply to most Walt Disney World resort hotels' kids' clubs, but are subject to change at any time. Call first if you have any questions or to verify specifics.

Age: Child-care is provided for children over age 3 who are potty-trained (no Pull-Ups) through age 12. Resorts will not make exceptions.

Hours: 4:30 p.m. to midnight (11:55 p.m.), with some exceptions.

Parents leave their cell phone numbers so they can be contacted in case of emergency. (Parents may also call the child-care club to check on their children if desired.)

Price: $15 per child per hour with a two-hour minimum at Simba's Cubhouse. There is a $55/child flat rate charged for the entire evening at Lilo's Playhouse and the Sandcastle Club.

Dinner is included and is typical children's fare, such as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers, macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and French fries, fruit and ice cream. Call ahead for special requests. No outside food.

Activities offered at the clubs include board games, puzzles, arts and crafts, video games, Disney movies.

Reservations are required in most cases. To make reservations, call 407-WDW-DINE. You may also call some of the resorts directly -- the phone numbers are listed with the resort details below.

Cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise a fee is assessed. Reservations are held for 30 minutes before they are released to other guests.

Also on Disney property, although not a Disney-operated resort:

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel
Camp Dolphin
located on the first floor near the Dolphin Health Club
(407) 934-4000, ext. 4241

Age: Child-care is provided for children 4, if they are potty-trained, through age 12.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. - midnight
Price: $15 per hour, per child (two-hour minimum).
Activities: Arts and crafts, video games, a visit to the Dolphin game arcade and Disney movies.

Meals: Counselors take the kids to nearby Picabu restaurant, where the meals they have pre-selected from a menu of traditional kid favorites, such as cheeseburgers, mac and cheese, chicken fingers and hot dogs, are served. Then, they are treated to ice cream from The Fountain shop.

Reservations are required. Call 1-407-WDW-DINE (939-3463).

What if my child is too young for one of the clubs? Or what if I'd prefer to have a babysitter come to our room?

Disney recommends:

Kid's Nite Out
(407) 828-0920, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week

Kid's Nite Out Caregivers are at least 18, are insured and bonded, have hands-on training and child-care experience, including child/infant CPR and basic first aid. They will provide one-on-one in-room child care in a Walt Disney World Resort room, and will provide a variety of activities, including reading, coloring, or games. A sitter can also be hired to accompany children to area attractions (with the exception of water areas) or act as father's/mother's helper. Kid's Nite Out also plans and works children's parties, camps, and children's theme conventions.

Children ages 6 months to 12 years are eligible. Kid's Nite Out also cares for children with special needs. -- call for details.

Hours: Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at all Walt Disney World Resorts

One child = $18 per hour; two children = $21 per hour; three children = $24 per hour; four children = $26 per hour. For five or more children, please call 1-800-696-8105.

There is also a $10 transportation fee.

*After 9 p.m. an additional $2 per hour premium. Cancellations require a 24-hour advance notice. Advance reservations are required. Holidays and special events require an additional premium. Rates are subject to change.

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