Baby Care Centers
A good piece of advice for anyone traveling to WDW
with kids is that you should know where the Baby Care Centers
are located in each of the four main theme parks and take advantage
The Baby Care Centers provide a place for handling
changing and feeding chores. They also have supplies available
(you'll pay a premium price versus what you'd probably pay at
home, but they can be very handy in a pinch). The centers
also have quiet relaxing feeding/nursing rooms. The facilities
are staffed with knowledgeable attendants who can answer questions
about handling kids around WDW.
The center at the Magic Kingdom, especially, is
nicely appointed and well located. The Epcot and Disney / MGM
Studios centers were both poorly located and less "user-friendly",
but can still be wonderful for handling those baby-care chores
if you're in the neighborhood. The Animal Kingdom center
is at least centrally located, and is very nice.
The Center is located on the West side and at the
end of main street (nestled midway between Casey's and the Crystal
The entry into the Magic
Kingdom's Baby Care Center ...
These photos are on the wall as you enter the Magic
Kingdom's Baby Care Center. One of these little guys is Walter
Elias Disney. The other is big brother Roy. Don't ask
me which is which, though.
The Disney brothers.
Cast members at all of the parks place large sheets
of paper on these tables to provide guests with a fresh, clean surface
for changing infants, and also spray and wipe them down throughout
... the changing area ...
Each Center provides a kitchen area to warm bottles
and baby food and to handle feeding clean up. Also, the centers
each have quiet areas for nursing or bottle feeding, and fathers
can accompany mothers into them if they are not occupied.
... kitchen ...
The waiting areas can be handy for keeping older children
occupied while their younger siblings are changed and fed.
The Centers are well-stocked with toys and videos to keep them occupied.
... and waiting room.
One important note... the photo above reminded me
of another function of the Baby Care Centers. The Centers
in each park are also the "lost parent" locations.
If a child loses their parent(s) in the park, cast members are trained
to bring those kids to the Baby Care Centers. (I'm not completely
sure, but it looks to me like we might have a boy here in the Center
who is being closely watched over by a cast member while waiting
for his lost parents to claim him.) You really should tell
your children to seek out a Disney cast member if they get separated
from the rest of the group.
Located on the World Showcase side of the Odyssey
Center between Test Track and the Mexico Pavilion, you'll find
the facility at the top of the walkway closest to Mexico.
There are signs to direct you, but you have to keep your eyes
The changing area in Epcot's Baby Care Center,
and the waiting area.
Disney / MGM Studios
The Studio's Baby Care Center is located in the
guest services building, just to the left as you enter the gate
(next to Sid Cuehuenga's One-of-a-Kind Shop). This is, by
far, the smallest of the centers and is actually integrated with
the guest services area. Because of the smaller size, this
place tends to be very busy... even with fewer people than at
the other parks' Centers.
The Studio's Baby Care Center
Another view of the changing
The feeding areas have highchairs for babies. Both
the public and quiet feeding areas (not shown, but available for
nursing mothers) are great for infants who need a place to eat without
a lot of distractions.
The Studios' feeding area
A picture of a young Shirley
Temple graces the wall of the Studio's Center.
The center in Animal Kingdom is located way to the
West side of the Oasis, just past the Pizzafari Restaurant
as you walk in from the entrance of the park.
Animal Kingdom's Center has off-the-shelf changing
tables like those sold at baby furniture stores. They're smaller
than the tables at the other parks and don't have the "elbow
room" that those larger tables allow you to enjoy. Changing
a child on these tables, though, is still better than having to
handles that chore in a public restroom.
The Animal Kingdom changing
tables don't compare to those in the sister
parks. Note the private feeding rooms in the background
of the picture.
One note about the nursing rooms at the Animal Kingdom
(above): unlike the nursing rooms at the other parks, they
are completely private.
All kinds of baby and child care supplies are available
for purchase at the four Centers including diapers, wipes, bottles,
pacifiers, rash ointments and other over-the-counter medications,
sunscreen, and feeding supplies such as formula, baby food, bibs
At Animal Kingdom, bibs,
cups, plates, and spoons
are feeding necessities... along with plush?
The Centers also maintain a selection of infant and
small toddler clothes just in case of emergency.
All of the WDW Baby Care
Centers, including the center at Animal
Kingdom, sell a small selection of infant and toddler
The waiting area at the Animal
Kingdom Baby Care Center is quite spacious.
If you have a potty-training toddler, you may wish
to bring their children to the Centers to use the toilets since
the restrooms there are both larger and more private than a typical
stall in a public restroom. At the Magic Kingdom, a family restroom
houses two toilets, one adult-size and one child-size.