VISITING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Childcare Centers: At several Disney resorts,
there is a club for children over the age of three. It is open from 5:00
PM until 10:00 PM, possibly later in the summer. It includes a buffet
dinner, group activities, free video games, movies, and a visit by a
Disney character. Blankets and pillows are also provided. It costs more
than you would pay at home, but some children consider it their favorite
attraction. They require reservations.
Cast Members: Disney employees are called
cast members, and each one has a nametag. Introduce your children to
a cast member and point out the nametag - nametags are the same general
shape and style as shown, but might not include Mickey or any other character.
If a child becomes lost, the child should know to ask any cast member
Kid Swapping: Some of the park attractions
have minimum height requirements. The restriction may be as low as 40" or
as high as 48". To help family members who want to ride, without
leaving the others behind, Disney permits Kid Swapping at most of these
attractions. Start by waiting together in line. At the loading platform,
tell the attendant that you are kid swapping. Some of you will wait with
the child while the others ride. When the first group returns, they take
the child and the others ride.
Strollers: Strollers are a good idea
for carrying small children, bags, and the many things parents accumulate
throughout the day. They are available at the parks for a small fee.
If someone takes your stroller, you can replace it by showing your receipt.
To reduce the risk of losing your stroller, you should take a few
- to help you find your stroller,
attach an expendable article, such as a Garris Travel luggage
tag, to the handle;
- park your stroller with other strollers; and
- never leave an item of value on an unattended
stroller - a diaper bag should be OK.