CRIBS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

Amy E. (NDM#242) (18 Posts)

Amy’s love of Disney stems from a family tree firmly rooted in the Mouse. Her father’s first trip to the World was to the Welcome Center before the Magic Kingdom was completed. He filled their home and vacations with Disney magic. Herself a former College Program Cast Member, DVC Member, Disney Marathon finisher, and Disney bride, Amy has seen and done much of what Disney has to offer but she’s always longing for more. Currently a stay-at-home mother, she’s enjoying blogging with her father, brother, and some fantastic Disney friends at www.growingupdisney.com. She’s thoroughly enjoying meeting new friends and sharing Walt Disney World memories through her writing.


You’ve decided to take the family to Walt Disney World. Where is the little prince or princess going to sleep? You have some options.

There are a few full-sized cribs available on request at Walt Disney World resorts, but it’s a very small number and they aren’t that great. Generally, when you request a “crib” at WDW, you will be given a basic Graco Pack ‘n Play and one fitted sheet for it. The sheet is Disney-made and not an official Graco one, so the fit isn’t quite as good. However, it was clean and Tink seemed to think it was comfy. If you get the sheet dirty, just call Mousekeeping for another one. We have the travel size Pack ‘n Play at home so I don’t have any of the larger sheets, however lots of people do bring their own sheets. The Pack ‘n Play we used last trip looked almost new but I felt better after giving it a good cleaning with some disinfecting wipes. Keep in mind that these portable cribs do not include a bassinet insert.

For older children who aren’t quite ready for a standard sized bed on their own, you can reserve removable bed rails.

If you’d like to guarantee a full-sized crib or need a bassinet, I’d suggest you rent one. There are a number of companies in the Orlando area offering all sorts of baby gear for rent. They will deliver the crib to and pick it up from your resort. You usually have to assemble a rented crib, but they choose simple models. The bedding is included with the sites I considered. Do an internet search and compare the offerings of a few companies. If you have used a baby gear rental company, please leave a comment below to help other parents.

And if all else fails, there are superstores only a short drive away.

Contributed by: Amy E (NDM#242). Amy is our resident baby expert and creator of Growing Up Disney.

Amy E. (NDM#242)

Amy’s love of Disney stems from a family tree firmly rooted in the Mouse. Her father’s first trip to the World was to the Welcome Center before the Magic Kingdom was completed. He filled their home and vacations with Disney magic. Herself a former College Program Cast Member, DVC Member, Disney Marathon finisher, and Disney bride, Amy has seen and done much of what Disney has to offer but she’s always longing for more. Currently a stay-at-home mother, she’s enjoying blogging with her father, brother, and some fantastic Disney friends at www.growingupdisney.com. She’s thoroughly enjoying meeting new friends and sharing Walt Disney World memories through her writing.

2 thoughts on “CRIBS AT WALT DISNEY WORLD

  • Sunday, October 3, 2010 at 2:30 pm
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    On our last trip, our 5yo and 3yo shared one of the beds, which we had requested bed rails. Our 2yo was just too big for the pack and play, but was not going to fit into either bed. So, we actually brought along our UV ray tent that folds up to about a 12″ circle and fit perfectly into the front pocket of our suitcase. Mousekeeping brought us extra blankets to line the bottom of the tent and sheets and another blanket to cover her up. The tent fit perfectly between the table and tv armoire in the Caribbean Beach room and was the perfect size for her to stretch out and have all her dolls with her. If you have a child that is too big for the crib, but you’re a family of five this is a great solution. Of course, the tent won’t work for next trip because she will be too big, but it certainly was great this trip, especially since we could velcro the front closed and she had her own space.

  • Monday, May 30, 2011 at 8:57 am
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    Thanks for the information  regarding the cribs of the Disney world.. I have heard so much about it but never tried it before, but after reading your post I will definitely look forward to it..

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