A “theme park nanny” is probably a term you’ve never heard of before.
However, the definition is pretty self explanatory.
A theme park nanny will help you take care of your children while you are together at the amusement park.
Most families who hire these nannies do so when they need an extra pair of hands.
An extra set of hands isn’t the only benefit of hiring a theme park nanny, as the founder of one theme park explains.
She decided to take to TikTok to share her experience working with families at theme parks and what her job was all about.
The role of the theme park nanny is to provide assistance to families with multiple children to make their trips less stressful.
Cyan Nardiello is the CEO of a childcare company that she launched herself called ‘Once Upon a Nanny LLC’.
Through her official website, parents can book her services and have her accompany their families on vacation to theme parks.
In a TikTok video viewed over 300,000 times, Nardiello explains how crucial his work truly is.
“We live locally and go to theme parks to help the family with whatever they need,” she says.
“Many people who book this service have multiple children… having an extra set of eyes and hands is always very useful in a busy and super busy place like theme parks.”
In addition to families with multiple children, Nardiello says its services are beneficial to single parents traveling with children.
Because the ages and heights of kids in families vary, Nardiello shares that as a theme park nanny, she could stick around with younger kids who don’t meet the height requirements for certain rides so the rest of the family can continue. .
She reveals a photo of her with six young children and explains that the children’s parents went on rides in “The Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror,” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios while she cared for them.
“This is also a great option for my parents who like to drink around the world,” says Nardiello.
“Drinking Around the World” is a popular adult event at the EPCOT Disney theme park where guests can sample different alcoholic beverages from various countries.
Nardiello also shares that she can take younger children on age-appropriate rides while families take the more thrilling rides with their older children or vice versa.
“We know how to entertain children, obviously in the park but also verbally, by playing visual games… you’d be surprised how much fun they could have if they just had a simple conversation,” he says.
Nardiello’s services are not limited to theme parks.
Her company also provides babysitters to families who need to leave the kids at hotels, whether they’re going on a date night or want to stay in the parks beyond the kids’ bedtimes.
“It’s the most fun job ever. The kids have so much fun, we have so much fun, and it’s so magical every night,” says Nardiello.
TikTok users and parents loved the idea of Nardiello’s theme park nanny services, but some had negative responses.
Users have wondered why parents are unable to take care of their children or if it was worth it.
However, judging by the many single parents, parents with disabilities, and people wanting a more relaxing trip to the theme parks who have praised Nardiello, it seems that theme park nannies are a vital service.
“Just went to Disneyland in March by myself and my three kids. It would have been great when I had to use the bathroom or go to eat,” commented one mother.
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“Oh my gosh, I wish I’d thought of that when we went to Disney, that would’ve made the trip really fun for us too!” wrote another user.
“Sounds like a great job, and great for kids and families too!” added another user.
Nardiello’s theme park nanny services provide more than just childcare and an extra set of eyes and hands.
They offer families experiences and memories of a lifetime.
Megan Quinn is a writer at YourTango covering entertainment and news, self, love and relationships.