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.