Being a parent is hectic, especially during a busy Disney family vacation. If you’re looking for some alone time, and wonder if there are childcare and babysitting services at Disney World, the answer is YES.

There are a few options to give adults a chance to enjoy a night out with the peace of mind knowing that your kids are in good hands. Kid’s Night Out is a Disney in-room babysitting service and Camp Dolphin is a drop-off childcare center. Rates for both services are very affordable and it couldn’t be any more convenient.

Let’s explore these two childcare/babysitting options at Disney World.

Kid’s Night Out Babysitting Services

Are couples entitled to a little “alone time” away from their kids during their Disney family vacation? We think so!

Maybe it’s a romantic dinner at one of Disney’s many fabulous dining spots. Or maybe it’s relaxing at a lounge, nightclub, or sports bar.

You may want to stroll the BoardWalk or shop at Disney Springs.

Whatever the occasion, Disney’s childcare services have has you covered!

Your first option is Kid’s Nite Out. This service will provide you with one-on-one babysitting right in your Disney World resort hotel room.  Your childcare provider will engage your children in activities such as reading, crafts, and playing games.

The service is available for children 6 months to 12 years of age.

How much does Kid’s Night Out cost?

Rates as of June 2023 (subject to change)

 Number of Children Price Per Hour
1 $30
2 $33
3 $36
4 $39
5+ $42

Please note:

There’s a four-hour minimum and you’ll pay a one-time transportation fee of $15 per booking.

Furthermore, a $15 per hour surcharge is added to reservations which start before 7:59am or after 8:59pm. Additional charges may apply to reservations which begin at an extremely early hour.

Rates are subject to change and reservations should be made at least 2 weeks in advance (30 days would be better). To make your reservations, contact your Disney Travel Agent (we recommend The Vacationeer), or call the Kid’s Nite Out hotline at (800) 696-8105.

Details about Kid’s Nite Out

  • For children 6 months to 12 years of age
  • Babysitters are available 24/7
  • 4-hour minimum
  • Endorsed by Disney (but not run by Disney)
  • All childcare providers are 18+ and insured and bonded
  • They all have previous childcare experience and training in basic first aid and child/infant CPR

Hire a Helper for In-Park Assistance

You can also hire a Kid’s Night Out provider to give you an extra set of hands when you (the parent/guardian) are present.

Guests can reserve a childcare specialist on a per-hour basis. They will accompany your family as you visit the theme parks.

The “nanny” will help you organize, push a stroller, give you tips, and just lend a helping hand when needed. They will make your day go as smoothly as possible.

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camp dolphin at Disney's Dolphin Hotel

Camp Dolphin

Another option at Disney is Camp Dolphin.  This children’s activity center is located on the first floor of Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, not far from Hollywood Studios and Epcot.

At Camp Dolphin, you simply drop off your kids and head off to enjoy your evening out. Meanwhile, your kids will engage in fun activities like play games, coloring, crafting, and more.
Activities change nightly, there are souvenirs and prizes, and the activity center even offers a special dinner-and-dessert program. Children tend to love it!
Camp Dolphin is staffed with trained and caring counselors (childcare providers). They will keep your children stay entertained and safe while you, their parents, enjoy a quiet (or eventful) evening to yourself.

Cost of Camp Dolphin

Camp Dolphin costs as of June 2023 (subject to change):

  • All-Inclusive (4PM-11PM): $85 for first child, $65 for each additional child
  • Early Evening (4PM-8PM): $65 per child
  • Late Evening (8PM-11PM): $50 per child

All services include an hourly activity schedule. Dinner is served during the 4PM-8PM time period, and a snack is served between the 8PM-11PM timeframe.

Details about Camp Dolphin

  • For children ages 5 through 12 years
  • Hours of Operation: Daily from 4:00 PM – 11:00 PM, with specific drop-off / pick-up times
  • A secure environment with trained childcare providers
  • This children’s activity center is operated by the Swan and Dolphin hotels.
  • Activities: Disney movies, video games, board games, read books, play with new friends, and arts and crafts
  • Children must be potty trained (no pull-ups allowed)
  • Reservations are required. Call (407) 934-4241, or better yet, have The Vacationeer make all your arrangements at no additional cost to you!

Baby Care Centers

Another thing worth mentioning is Disney’s Baby Care Centers.

Baby Care Centers are areas that provide parents with a convenient place to nurse, feed, and change their infants and toddlers. They are located within all 4 of Disney’s theme parks:  Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios.

These parenting zones provide privacy and plenty of helpful amenities so you can tend to your little ones.

Details about Disney World’s Baby Care Center

  • Open during normal park hours
  • Facilities are staffed and free to use
  • Changing rooms (includes tables and restrooms)
  • Private nursing room w/ rocking chairs
  • Feeding area w/ highchairs
  • Changing Stations
  • Main room w/ seating, table, and tv
  • Kitchen w/ sink and microwave
  • On-site shop offering baby food, formula, diapers, wipes, juice, over-the-counter medications, sunscreen, and clothing for purchase

Lost Children

If a child is separated from their parents while in one of Disney’s theme parks, a Cast Member will escort the child to the Baby Care Center. Here they’ll be cared for until the parent(s) comes to claim the child.

Other Baby Care Centers Locations?

Disney World’s resort hotels, Disney’s water parks, and Disney Springs do not have Baby Care Centers.  However, baby changing stations are located in most restrooms at these locations.

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Your Vacationeer will serve as your single, dedicated point of contact for planning your entire Disney trip. If you’re traveling to Disney World with a toddler or infant, it’s great to be able to let someone else handle the logistics so you can focus on having fun!

Best of all, The Vacationeer‘s services are completely free of charge! Why wouldn’t you take advantage of free help planning your Disney vacation?