Earlier in 2018, Walt Disney World announce the closures of all existing Children Activity Centers. These centers offered a safe place where kids could go while their parents were out to a nice meal or Cirque du Soleil. With the closure, Disney also made suggestions to parents of an in-room care provide, someone not hired by Disney that would watch your kids in your room.
While not a replacement for the Children Activity Centers, Disney has announced a pilot program that would allow parents to drop their kids off at the Contemporary where they get to enjoy a special evening without parents around, the Pixar Play Zone. Starting April 13, 2018, Disney’s Contemporary Resort will introduce a brand-new, playful and immersive Pixar character experience as part of a pilot program. Each night, kids, ages 4-12, will be transported to a world full of excitement and adventure with their favorite characters from Disney•Pixar’s “Toy Story” and “The Incredibles”!
In Bonnie’s Play Room, children will find a variety of toys. Around the corner, the Living Room will be the center for most of the action, starting with Space Ranger Training where a Space Ranger will teach kids what it takes to become a Jr. Space Ranger of Star Command, including how to identify enemies, like Zurg, and finally, the call of the Space Ranger, “To infinity and beyond!” Then, Woody and Jessie will show them the ropes of the Wild West during Woody’s Roundup – complete with a sing along for a rootin’ tootin’ good time!
Next to the Living Room will be the Radiator Springs Racetrack where youngsters will be able to build their own racecars and take turns sending them down a soapbox derby racetrack for Piston Cup Derby Races.
Finally, they will learn some sweet dance moves during the Incredible Dance Party with Mr. Incredible and Mrs. Incredible – complete with a party host
The nightly getaway for kids, ages 4 – 12, will open doors for check-in at 5 p.m. The experience will begin at the welcome desk, a stop at the “Monsters, Inc.” handwashing station, then Boo’s Closet Door, where youngsters will be able to store any belongings before taking a couple of steps into an action-packed evening of Pixar fun. Programming will run from 6-10:30 p.m. for a fee of $65 per child (plus tax). Children must be fully toilet-trained. Parents will be required to be physically present to check children in and out of the experience.
You can reserve Pixar Play Zone by calling 407-824-KIDS.
While this is not as flexible as the Children Activity Centers they are replacing, it is an option if you want to drop the kids off for the evening and grab a nice meal, and they can have their own fantastic Pixar experience.