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It's A Small World Nursery

Location: Disney Dream

At a Glance

Location: Deck 5, Midship
Designed For: Ages 3 and under
Hours of Operation: 9:00am - 11:00pm

It's a Small World Nursery— located on Deck 5, Midship on the Disney Dream—is a nursery for children ages three years and under, whose whimsical design was inspired by the classic Disneyland attraction. This nursery is available at an additional charge.

Open throughout the day, It's a Small World Nursery invites Adults to enjoy more adult-oriented adventures during the cruise while their children are safely cared for by trained Disney counselors. Hours may vary while we are in Port, so please check the Personal Navigator—the Disney Cruise Line daily newsletter detailing all there is to see and do—for daily operating hours.

Inspired by the classic Disneyland attraction—"it's a small world"—this nursery provides a colorful and soothing environment that infants and toddlers are likely to enjoy. The nursery's décor is a stylized patchwork of colorful shapes associated with the "it's a small world" attraction that Disney Legend animator Mary Blair designed.

The facility consists of 3 distinct areas:

  • An acclimation zone, designed to help youngsters adjust to the nursery
  • A main play area, with a 3-dimensional façade of the small world attraction that's filled with interactive features and hidden delights
  • A separate room for naps that is quiet and peaceful


The main play area also includes a river pattern along the soft surface floor and is surrounded by colorful, kid-sized tables and chairs for toddlers to enjoy crafts, books and games.


Activities at It's a Small World Nursery are unscheduled and vary depending on the mood of your child. However, with programs like movie time, story time and craft projects, counselors are sure to keep your children grinning from ear to ear.


It's a Small World Nursery is available at an additional charge and must be reserved in advance. Reservations for It's a Small World Nursery can be made online up to:

  • 120 days in advance for Concierge and Platinum Castaway Club Guests
  • 105 days in advance for Gold Castaway Club Guests
  • 90 days in advance for Silver Castaway Club Guests
  • 75 days in advance for all other Guests

You can also make a reservation during the open house on Embarkation Day on a first-come, first-served basis. Because space is extremely limited, be sure to book your child's nursery stay early.

Prices for It's A Small World Nursery
It's A Small World Nursery is available at an additional charge.

  • $9.00 per hour for first child
  • $8.00 per hour for second child in the same family
Cancellations may be made without penalty up to 4 hours in advance of reservation.


What to Bring
Parents should bring baby food, formula and bottles; the nursery is able to provide milk. Parents wishing to provide breast milk may do so. Parents may also bring non–perishable snack food items in their sealed and original packaging. Please do not bring products containing peanuts or nuts. Disney's trained counselors will be more than happy to feed your child. Additionally, parents are urged to include diapers or pull–ups, diaper wipes, extra clothing and a baby blanket or pacifier, if applicable, when dropping off their child.

Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs are welcome at It's A Small World Nursery. While we cannot offer one on one care for your child, families are encouraged to speak with our Special Services team pre-arrival to discuss any questions or clarify participation guidelines.

Fun Facts & Tips

Mary Blair, a Disney Legend animator, designed the characters in the "it's a small world" attraction in Disneyland Park.


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