Walt Disney World has always been extremely accommodating to families with infants and young children. A fantastic amenity that is offered are the Baby Care Centers throughout the property. There is a Baby Care Center in each Disney World Park. Every center is a bit different but all offer the same services: privacy, nursing rooms, changing tables, family restrooms, high chairs, microwaves, sinks, tv/waiting room, and an on-site shop for baby necessities.
Magic Kingdom’s Baby Care Center
The Magic Kingdom‘s Baby Care Center is located just off of Main Street, near Crystal Palace Restaurant, next to the First Aid Center. This Baby Care Center has a fresh new Alice in Wonderland theme after a refurbishment last May. What sets this Baby Care Center apart from the others is it’s large waiting area, filled with many chairs as well as a big screen tv that plays the movie “Alice in Wonderland”. This room is air-conditioned and has high chairs as well as toddler chairs. There is a sink for rinsing out bottles and also a water station. The Baby Care Center is beautifully decorated and is the perfect spot for all families to take a break from the Florida heat. There are many changing tables and also a family restroom. There is a small shop for purchasing diapers, wipes, baby food, or onesies. Its nursing room is dim, quiet, and has many rocking chairs for relaxing baby to sleep.
I visited this Baby Care Center when I vacationed with my infant and my toddler. The size of this Baby Care Center was its strongest feature for me. I really felt like I could spend extended time in this Baby Care Center and truly take a break with my little ones. Magic Kingdom is a high-capacity park that attracts many young families, so be assured that this Baby Care Center is equipped to fill your needs.
EPCOT’s Baby Care Center
EPCOT’s Baby Care Center is located near World Showcase, just before you enter Mexico. It is also located directly next to a First Aid Station. This Baby Care Center is a bit smaller than Magic Kingdom’s and isn’t as decorated or themed, but it still has fantastic amenities. A communal nursing room with dim lights and rocking chairs, a sink, water station, tv and chairs, and even coloring for the little kids.
When I visited this Baby Care Center, I felt a little more rushed than I did at Magic Kingdom. To me, this Baby Care Center is not as suited for long breaks as Magic Kingdom’s is. However, it was there for my needs: I nursed my baby, we cooled off, and we used the family restroom and changing tables. This Baby Care Center was a very valuable resource for my family.
Hollywood Studio’s Baby Care Center
Hollywood Studio‘s Baby Care Center is a bit hidden. It’s near the front of the park to the left as soon as you enter. Yet again, this Baby Care Center is here to meet your needs with its amenities. A great feature of this Baby Care Center that sets it apart from the others is the fact that it has private nursing rooms instead of communal. Something to note about this Baby Care Center is that it doesn’t have a shop within for purchasing baby items. However, there is a store located just steps away that will carry some of these items.
For me, this Baby Care Center was the smallest of them all. It was also very well hidden and I had to ask a Cast Member for assistance in finding it. I enjoyed the private nursing room and felt like I could relax and spend extra time there to cool down. However, because of the small waiting area I didn’t feel like it was as good as others for my toddler and husband to hang out while they waiting for myself and the baby.
Animal Kingdom’s Baby Care Center
Animal Kingdom‘s Baby Care Center is located on Discovery Island to the left right before the bridge to Africa. This is one of the largest Baby Care Centers, comparable to Magic Kingdom’s. There are many changing stations in this Baby Care Center, as well as private nursing rooms rather than communal. The waiting area is big and perfect for toddlers and other family members to utilize, or to take a family break altogether. There is a shop in this Baby Care Center as well.
Something that really stood out to me with this Baby Care Center is that it is the only Baby Care Center that allows you to bring strollers inside. This is especially nice if you are a family with more than one child as it allows you to keep your toddlers stationary while you tend to your infant. I also enjoyed how the waiting are was a separate room from the feeding area.
Overall, the Baby Care Centers are a valuable resource for any family with babies or young children traveling to Walt Disney World. Every Baby Care Center has everything that you will need for you family, as well as extremely helpful Cast Members ready to assist you. Did your family utilize the Baby Care Centers on your trip? Which Baby Care Center was the most helpful for you? Please share your experiences in the comments below!
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