The Baby Care Centers at Walt Disney World are a welcome place for parents to care for the needs of their infants and toddlers in a comfortable, peaceful and air-conditioned environment. Guests will find a Baby Care Center at each of the four main theme parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. All Baby Care Centers operate during regular park hours and are complimentary to guests of the parks.
Sponsored by Huggies and created with families in mind, the Baby Care Centers are fully-staffed, offer privacy for parents and baby, and feature many helpful amenities. Here are some of the amenities you will find inside each Baby Care Center:
Private nursing room with rocking or glider chairs
Each Baby Care Center has a specific space just for nursing moms. The lighting in each location is kept low or is dimmable. At EPCOT and the Magic Kingdom the nursing room is a group area with 4 chairs. At the Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios the nursing rooms are private. Some of the Baby Care Center nursing areas have wooden rockers and some have padded glider chairs.
Need to pump for your baby? All of the nursing rooms have outlets and you’re welcome to use your breast pump there. Baby Care Centers are not equipped to store expressed milk, however, you are welcome to get ice packs at the first aid station next door. You may also store your breast pump at the first aid station while you’re touring the park.
Changing room with tables and women’s restroom
There are several full-size changing tables inside the changing room. It can accommodate several children at once and it has always been very clean when I have visited. It’s a a quiet place to change and wipe down baby.
A bathroom with a small, toddler-sized flush toilet
Parents find this helpful as many toilets in the park restrooms are adult-size, although there are some kid-level sinks provided at some locations.
Feeding area with high chairs
There is a large area with several high chairs for feeding children who are at the baby food stage or for children who require homemade foods for special diets. Parents can heat the food in the kitchen and feed baby here. This is the only place in the parks where you can actually heat the food you provide as the restaurants are not allowed to do this.
Kitchen with basic equipment for food prep
The kitchen in each Baby Care Center is equipped with a microwave, a sink, ice and plastic spoons.
Main area with seating and television
There is a main area with tables and chairs and a television that shows Disney movies. You will also find picture books and coloring pages. One adult in your party can wait here with older children while baby is being tended to.
Items for sale
There are many different items for sale in the Baby Care Centers. These include: diapers, training pants (similar to Pull-Ups), baby wipes, diaper rash ointment, baby lotion, formula, baby food, juice, bottles, sippy cups, pacifiers, basic infant clothing, Pedialyte and standard over-the-counter children’s medications. There are also adult comfort items such as deodorant, feminine hygiene products and over-the-counter medications. There is a reader device in this area for using your magicband if you are a guest of a Disney resort.
Here is a list of items you will not find at the Baby Care Centers:
Cribs: There are no cribs at the Baby Care Centers. Your best bet for nap time for your baby is in the stroller while you walk around or take a mid-day break.
Large changing tables for older children: There are no extra large changing tables for larger toddlers or special needs children in diapers. Guests are welcome to use a space on the floor to change the older child. The environment is at least cleaner than a normal bathroom and the environment is calm and peaceful here.
Baby Care Center Locations
- Magic Kingdom: The Baby Care Center is between Casey’s Corner and The Crystal Palace. Upon entering the park, you will go toward the castle and, at the end of Main Street (by Casey’s Corner), turn left.
- EPCOT: The Baby Care Center is in the Odyssey building between Test Track and Mexico. While technically located in Future World, it’s really close to the Mexico pavilion. If you’re on the path from Test Track to Mexico, you’ll see the long brown Odyssey building.
- Animal Kingdom: The Baby Care Center is to the left of the Tree of Life. If you go left at the Tree of Life and past Pizzafari, it will be on your left.
- Disney’s Hollywood Studios: The Baby Care Center is on the left side right inside the front entrance to the park. Simply turn left after the turnstiles. It’s in the same building as Guest Relations.
They are easy to find from anywhere in the parks. Just look for the pacifier on the park map (see below).
A couple of notes about the Baby Care Center locations
The Baby Care Center at the Animal Kingdom is the roomiest and most comfortable. The centers at the Magic Kingdom and EPCOT are also very nice. The Baby Care Center in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is smaller and somewhat cramped but it is still a private area which is a welcoming place for parents of infants and toddlers.
An Important Note About Lost Children
A child who is found to be separated from his or her parent while in the park will be escorted by a Cast Member to the Baby Care Center. Once there, a cast member will look after him or her until the parent comes to claim the child.
Have you visited the Baby Care Centers? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below.
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