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Tuesday 17 October 2017
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Fun Babysitting Options at Disney World

As expected, my Walt Disney World vacations changed after having kids.  Sit down meals became a bit stressful.  Our pace slowed down.  Some of our favorite attractions were put on hold for a few years.  And what about “Drinking around the World” at Epcot?  It’s just not going to happen for a while.

 Can you enjoy Epcot with the kids?  Yes!
Then again, you can still have some “grown up time” while at Walt Disney World.  A few years ago a friend of mine told me about the Never Land Club at the Polynesian Resort, a babysitting service for kids.  She and her husband dropped off their two kids for an evening and went to Epcot for dinner and drinks around World Showcase.  She said it was amazing and the kids had a blast!  Turns out that there are a number of kid only services offered by Disney that can let parents have a little grown up time and the kids can have fun with other children.
5 resorts offer unique “babysitting” options:
  1. Simba’s Cubhouse in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is themed, of course, for the Lion King.  
  2. Cub’s Den at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is a wilderness themed club.
  3. The Sandcastle Club at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resorts.  I wonder if this club offers actual sandcastle building!
  4. Never Land Club at Disney’s Polynesian Resort.  A Peter Pan theme club – how cool is that?
  5. Camp Dolphin at Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan Hotel
These fun themed clubs are open nightly.  The hours vary, but they are usually open from about 4pm – midnight.   There are extra fees for this service and you have to pre-book your child by calling Disney at (407) 939-3463.
Along with these themed sitting locations, Disney can also arrange for private babysitting for your child in your hotel room.  They use an independent service called Kids Night Out and can be reached at (407) 828-0920.
Also, check out more information on the drop off Wonderland Tea Party that Lacey shared in a post.  There is also a pirate theme adventure for boys that is a drop off activity.  It’s called the Pirate Adventure, and it’s a fun two hour pirate filled activity.  Both can be booked through Disney at 407-WDW-PLAY.
Photo courtesy of From Niceville with Love
These services are all a wonderful option for folks who might want a night away from the kids or are looking for a totally fun and unique experience for their kids. 
~Amy


Amy is a Disney loving mom of two Disney loving boys. She loves planning for Disney trips, reading about Walt Disney World and most of all, going to World Disney World!


  • I would honestly be a little afraid to leave my kids alone in a hotel room with a stranger (at their age), but the “Club” options at the resorts sound like they might be something worth trying. Do you know if there are age restrictions or any other restrictions?

  • Amy

    I agree, but I know they are all screened before hand. Kids have to be 3 for the clubs.

  • Anonymous

    My kids were so well taken care of at the Neverland Club. They had dinner and a movie, crafts and a did not want to leave when we came to pick them up. We were not staying at a Disney property and this is the only kids club that admits kids of families not staying on property. Wonderful experience. Would recommend to all…