Monday, September 26, 2011

Crib Options at Walt Disney World

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

Graco Travel Lite Crib
I have this smaller model at home.
Great for travel.
Graco Pack 'n Play
WDW uses the basic model
similar to this.
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 similar to the image on the left.  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 (above right) at home so I don't have any of the larger sheets, however lots of people do bring their own sheets.  The WDW Pack 'n Plays we have used looked almost new but I felt better after giving them a good cleaning with some disinfecting wipes.  Keep in mind that these portable cribs do not include a bassinet insert.

crib at Walt Disney World, travel crib
One of the few cribs at WDW, waiting to go into a
villa at Saratoga Springs.
For older children who may not yet be comfortable in a standard-sized bed, you can request removable bedrails when you make your room reservations.

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.


  1. We requested a crib and got the Graco Pack n Play. I was happy with it and the cute little Mickey Mouse sheet we got.

    They were also great when TWICE in one night my toddler got the stomach flu and got sick all over the pack n plays. Mousekeeping brought us new ones!

  2. Thanks! We were happy with the pack n' play too. I had worried in advance if I had needed to buy or borrow a sheet for one, but as always, Disney had me covered. I've seen the disassembled rental cribs at bell services from time to time.

  3. We love the Pack and Plays at WDW! Our daughter is used to them as that's what she sleeps in when she's away from home at any of the grandparents ore we're on day trips (we have a Graco Pack and Play). We always bring our own sheets though.


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