At a Glance
|Location:||Deck 5, Midship|
|Designed For:||Children from 3 months to 3 years|
|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 3 months to 3 years, 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
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.Reservations
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
What to Bring to It's a Small World Nursery
Families should bring baby food, formula, milk and bottles; Disney's trained counselors will be more than happy to feed your child. Additionally, parents should 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 ages 3 months to 3 years with special needs are welcome at It's a Small World Nursery. While we cannot provide one on one care, simply let our counselors know in advance and we will accommodate the best we can.
Fun Facts & Tips
Mary Blair, a Disney Legend animator, designed the characters in the "it's a small world" attraction in Disneyland Park.