This post is not sponsored by any party. All thoughts and opinions on Lilo’s Playhouse are my own.
Walt Disney World Resort is the place where family vacations are made of magic. From the theme parks to the festivals, there is always something new to do, as well as old favorites to return to. But what happens when Mom and Dad need a moment away from the kids? Perhaps a night at the highly extravagant Victoria and Albert’s is just the ticket for this year’s anniversary, but the kids might be better off elsewhere than the five diamond-four star restaurant. Fortunately, Disney has a few child care options that are safe, clean, and engaging for your children if you are a Disney Resort Hotel Guest. While you don’t have to be a Polynesian Village Resort Guest, you will need to be staying on Disney Property to utilize these child care options. I recently was given a tour of Lilo’s Playhouse, and it was so fun, I wanted to stay and play all night!
Lilo’s Playhouse is much like Simba’s Cubhouse at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, or Disney’s Beach Club child care, called The Sandcastle Club. If your kids, ages 3-12, have exhausted the Polynesian Resort playground, you can then send them to Lilo’s Playhouse for a rollicking good time from 4:30 pm to 11:59 pm. Following the theme of our favorite Disney Golden Books that Lilo is reading to Stitch, children at Lilo’s Playhouse visit activity centers based on them.
Pricing and Discounts
Lilo’s Playhouse has a flat fee of $55.00 per child, from 4:30 pm – 11:59 pm, no matter when you decide to pick them up. You can make reservations for the child care center by calling the Disney Dining Hotline at (407) 939-7529. Lilo’s Playhouse has a 15% DVC discount as well as a 15% AP discount, so remember to take advantage of those great deals when you visit! If you want more information on Simba’s Cubhouse, please know that the Cubhouse program is priced per hour, unlike Lilo’s Playhouse or The Sandcastle Club.
Lilo’s Playhouse Menu
If your brood visits Disney’s child care center BEFORE 5:30, dinner will be ordered from Oasis for each child (the meal is included in the price of the evening’s care). Parents can order kid-friendly meals during check-in, and dinner will be served around 6:00 pm. An extra snack is offered at 10:00 pm. Rest easy if your children have food allergies or dietary concerns because Walt Disney World Resort takes those very seriously! Each eatery has allergy menus and a chef available for consultation.
Lilo’s Playhouse Children’s Activity Centers
The Activity centers cover a variety of themes and the centers are well spaced. You’ll find organized activities, free play, character visits and more. There is a cap on how many children can attend, with no more than 15 kids to each Cast Member, all of whom are CPR and health trained.
Cinderella Pretend Play
Pretend play is queen at this center. Become a queen, a prince, or simply build your own ice castle with blocks.
Arts and Crafts with Pooh & Friends
My daughter’s personal favorite, coloring, is a fun stop on the activity centers. Endless art supplies accompany art kits for a fun craft experience each night.
Mixing with Remy, or stirring up pasta with the Tramp, kids can explore basic cooking techniques and artful meal construction with top supervision.
Yo Ho! Train up as a pirate with Peter Pan and perhaps some special pirate guests! This is undoubtedly one of the kid’s most favorite centers.
During the late hours, a quiet movie is put on for children who would like to rest. While our tour was going on, none other than Lilo and Stitch was playing!
Wonderland Gaming Center
For those gals and lads that prefer some digital entertainment, one of the rotation stations is equipped with secure video games and entertainment screens. Plus the advantage of having Cheshire Cat watching over the room!