Childcare on Your Disney Vacation

Childcare on Your Disney VacationLooking for an adult night out while visiting Disney World with your infant or toddler? Unfortunately, Disney’s kids clubs are reserved for children ages 3 to 12, but you still have options:

1) Consider bringing an extra family member. An aunt, or grandma, would certainly love to come along for the trip. Maybe offer to pay part of their vacation expenses in exchange for a night of watching your infant or toddler. You’ll also appreciate having an extra set of hands during the day, too!

2) There are a few independent companies that offer in-room care at hotels and resorts. The sitters provided will stay at the resort, will often bring their own age appropriate toys, and will follow whatever instructions you provide. While leaving your kids with a stranger may seem daunting, Kids Nite Out is licensed and insured, and is highly recommended.

  • Kids Nite Out is Disney’s recommended provider. Their rates are currently as follows: 1 child ($18 per hour), 2 children ($21.00 per hour), 3 children ($24 per hour), and 4 children ($26.00 per hour). There is also an additional $10 trip charge and surcharge for those using the services after 9pm.

3) Care.com is also growing rapidly in the Orlando area. There are many sitters on the site that specialize in providing services to vacationing families. Many of these providers are available short term, or on a live-in basis for your entire vacation. If you decide to use care.com, be sure to choose a background verified sitter. Personally, our  regular sitter provides live in care for vacationing families and enjoys it. Rates will vary per sitter, but if you aren’t a care.com member I’ve got a deal for you: Save 10% on Premium Memberships at Care.com w/code: STOREVOUCHERS.

Now that you’ve secured a sitter, need some ideas for great date nights? Why not try a signature restaurant like California Grill, Jiko, or Victoria & Albert’s? Maybe a dualing piano bar like Jellyrolls is more your style? Or have you thought about a concert at House of Blues at Downtown Disney? Whatever you decide, have fun!

Updated 10/13/2015