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Heading to Disney World should have you forgetting about the outside world. However, this is sometimes easier said than done when dealing with the demands of small children in such a wonderful, yet overwhelming environment. This is where the Disney World Baby Care Centers come into play! Their job is to make it as easy as possible to transition from the various Parks to dealing with your baby’s needs. With feeding chairs, an on-site shop, a private nursing room, and more, you will never have to stress during Park hours. Want to know what age is free at Disney?
There are four main Baby Care Centers when you are in Disney World, with one location being in every major Park. If you are unfamiliar with the four major Disney Parks, they are positioned in Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios. If you are in Magic Kingdom, it is located near the First-Aid station between Casey’s and The Crystal Palace. In EPCOT, you can head over to the Odyssey Center next to the Test Track and the Showcase Plaza. For Animal Kingdom, if you are in front of the Tree of Life, head left and it will be the first building you see. Lastly, Hollywood Studios is simply by the main entrance to the Park
What is in the Facilities
Most of the time when you think of a Baby Care Center, you would expect a few areas to change your baby; and while this is true for Disney World’s Baby Care Centers, they also offer so much more! These four spaces offer all of the amenities that will have you in and out of the Center in no time. Keeping the weather conditions, we have written an article on Weather at Disney World.
We As stated by the Disney World Guest Services page, during park hours you can head into the Center at any time for, a changing room with several tables, restrooms, a private nursing room with rocking chairs, a feeding area with highchairs, a kitchen with a microwave and sink, main room with TV and comfy seating, and an on-site store that offers formula, diapers, wipes, medications, clothing, baby food, and more! Almost anything you could want to fit your baby’s needs will be located in the Baby Care Centers for your use at any time during Park hours.
There are only four main Baby Care Centers, but if you happen to need to change your baby while at Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, Blizzard Beach Water Park, or Disney Springs, you can head into any restroom and they will have baby changing stations for your use.
All four of the main Parks Baby Care Centers are a bit different in their way. In Magic Kingdom, there are four separate rooms to accommodate the different needs that your child may have. Once you walk in, there is a waiting area where you can look through the small cabinet and decide if you need to make any purchases. If you do, then you can move over to the kitchen area to buy the item you need. A few of the items that they offer are Gerber foods/juices, formula, Huggies diapers and wipes, sunscreen, over-the-counter medications, and more! If you buy and need to heat food, there is a sink and microwave in the kitchen to prepare the food. Moving on, there are outlets for breast pumps, a quiet nursing room, and a variety of changing tables as you make your way around the Care Center.
It is important to note that this can be one of the most jam-packed places in the park, so be prepared to be accompanied by several other mothers during your short stay.
This Care Center is a bit smaller you will notice. The main area has a microwave and sink space to prepare food, just as Magic Kingdom’s does, and also a TV to watch if you need some downtime. There is only a small seating area in this Center, with just two nursing booths next to the main area if you need to breastfeed. Due to the size of this particular Care Center, privacy can be very limited. Contrary to Magic Kingdom’s Center though, one positive here is that you can bring your stroller in with you, which can be an extremely helpful amenity. The last thing to note is that you will not find a store inside this Center for baby care items. That portion is located in Movieland.
EPCOT’s Care Center is one of the largest and most accommodating of the Centers. This area is filled with five separate rooms and is a great spot to come if you need a rest from all of the hustle and bustle going on in the Parks. Along with the options that the other Centers have to offer, what is unique to the EPCOT Care Center is that they have a playroom for children. With books, toys, and a TV, you can take rest for however long you need so you and your kids can rejuvenate some energy for the rest of the day.
Although only offering three separate rooms at this station, Animal Kingdom’s Care Center provides the most open space for your family. They offer many of the same services that the other Care Centers do as well, with a kitchen, several highchairs, feeding areas, a merchandise shop, and more. As mentioned, what makes this different from the other areas is the space that you are afforded inside the Animal Kingdom’s Center. Animal Kingdom will have your children running around in circles with all of the characters and activities that they can see, so head over to their BCC if you’re seeking a moment to get some rest. You will need it, trust me!
Baby Care Centers are the hidden gems of Disney World. This behind-the-scenes oasis can be just the lifesaver that you and your family need while partaking in the non-stop action of the four main Parks. Imagine having to head back to your hotel room for essentials like a private place to breastfeed or change your baby, or forgetting that sunscreen for those sunny Florida days!?! Nothing short of a nightmare with little ones in tow. Thankfully, the Care Centers are a perfect stopgap for you and your children. Whether it be to rest, change a diaper, or breastfeed, the Baby Care Centers will be there to rescue you.