I purchased a night at Pixar Play Zone for Red to enjoy. I am a part of the 2018 Disney Parks Moms Panel, and this post is not sponsored.
Family vacations are made of pure, tangible magic. It’s what keeps me going back on girl’s trips, birthday visits, and of course family vacations. Chase and I were fortunate to get some alone time on 2018 Spring WDW Dapper Day, but when we have the kids with us but really want a moment away? Disney’s childcare options are super helpful now that our kids are getting older. With Lilo’s Playhouse coming to a close, Disney amped it up with the opening of the Pixar Play Zone, now open to all guests at Walt Disney World Resort. Red took an evening here and when he got out, gave me a full, enthusiastic review of the Pixar Play Zone! You’ll find his video below as well as more details on how to book and what your kids can expect!
Disney Character Appearances
As the Disney Parks Blog first mentioned when announcing the Pixar Play Place, “Hold on to your space helmets, cowboy hats, and super suits! At Pixar Play Zone, there will be special appearances by some favorite Characters from hit Disney·Pixar animated films Toy Story and The Incredibles.” Red was able to meet Woody, Jesse, and The Incredibles during various play segments during the evening.
Pixar Play Zone Menu
If your brood visits Disney’s childcare center they will be offered a menu to select their appetizer, dinner, dessert, and even a late night snack. Offered beverages included milk, chocolate milk, juice, and water. Parents can order kid-friendly meals during check-in with their initials, and dinner will be served around 6:00 pm. An extra snack is offered at 10:00 pm, and if your child leaves before snack is served, they will take it home in a bag. 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.
Pricing, Discounts and Age Ranges
This experience is offered nightly from 6:00 PM to 10:30 PM at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Doors open for registration at 5:00 PM, and you’re welcome to leave your child as soon as you’re checked in. Children must be fully potty trained, and be between the ages of 4 and 12. The Pixar Play Zone experience is $65 plus tax per child, per night. There are currently no discounts available to DVC or Annual Passholders, but keep checking back. To make reservations for Disney’s Pixar Play Zone, visit the official website or call a Cast Member at (407) 824-5437. You can pre-book with a valid credit card number at the time of booking. Cancellations will need to be made within 24 hours of the scheduled time, or you’ll lose your pre-paid slot.
Take Home Goody Bag
Your kids will come back from the Pixar Play Place with two fun goodies. First is an activity “map” of what they did that evening with stickers of each activity. Use this sheet to prompt them to tell you all about their experiences.
Secondly is this drawstring bag. Any leftover snacks will go home in this bag, as well as the sheet and stickers from above. Red made a pennant flag while he waited his turn at the Piston Cup, so that was included, too. The Pixar Play Zone sign buttons off to show Disney’s Contemporary Resort logo.
Pixar Play Zone Children’s Activities
Space Ranger Training
First up during Red’s Pixar Play Place night was Space Ranger Training. Red told me they gathered around the TV to view a training segment and then took turns proclaiming, “To Infinity and Beyond!” I’m sure any newbie Space Ranger or Buzz Lightyear lover would adore this play segment!
Next up was Woody’s Roundup, where the kids “learned the ways of the Wild West.” Red reported that they took photos with Woody and Jesse, got to greet the characters and watch some cartoons about what cowboys say, how they act and what to do when Stinky Pete shows up. The kids then acted out some fun Western games.
Piston Cup Car Racing
Red’s favorite part of the night was Racing for the Piston Cup! If you watch the above video, you’ll see him gush about building cars with Legos and racing in various heats to find the number one car and celebrate each racer’s abilities. Racers who were waiting for their turn got to sit on cushions and create pennant flags with markers, he said! Red brought his home and showed me all his emblems and theme colors.
The Incredibles Dance Party
To end the evening, there’s an Incredibles Dance Party, where kids can show off their cool moves, line dances and boogie with some characters. This activity happens last, so if you pick up your child before 10 pm, they may miss this segment.