Touring the theme parks all day can be hard work. While you want to make the most of your time in the park, taking a few minutes off to relax here and there can help you power through until closing time.
Magic Kingdom is typically the most busy park at Walt Disney World Resort, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some quiet spots to put your feet up! The number one tip for this park is to visit the counter service restaurants at off times (12-2 pm is most crowded at lunch and dinner is busiest from 5-7pm) you can a much more relaxed meal and skip standing in the longer lines that mealtimes demand.
The Hall of Presidents
For a nap, I like to have a seat at the Hall of Presidents. Don’t get me wrong, the show itself is worth watching while awake (I personally recall being super-excited about the addition of President Bill Clinton when I was a teenager) but this is a pretty dark theater and the show lasts around 23 minutes. That’s just enough time to get comfortable and catch a quick power nap!
The Hub Grass
The hub grass is a pretty popular area, especially on a nice day. While you may not always find it deserted enough to catch a nap, it’s a great place to sprawl out for a bit. I find it relaxing to buy a snack, flop down and just people watch for a bit.
The Tiki Room
I know it sounds weird, but my husband is able to nod off during this show. I suspect it is due to the sugar crash following the Dole Whip consumption during the pre-show. We have been known to sit through more than one pre-show to allow this to happen. Some people may find the sudden tropical thunderstorm a little much to sleep though but otherwise the show is relatively tame – if you consider a bunch of singing birds to be tame, that is.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover
This is a lovely way to get out of the heat and off your feet for a bit. Parts of the ride take place in the dark and there aren’t loud interruptions or abrasive sounds, making it an easy place to zone out. If it isn’t a busy day (and sometimes if it is) the cast members won’t ask you to leave, just let you ride around in a loop until you are finish resting. I have tested this theory by feigning sleep – or was I?
The Columbia Harbor House
Check out the second floor here as on a slow day you may even have it to yourself. We love the lobster roll for a quick lunch. If you add in a corn on the cob and a side of fries instead of chips (just ask, they will swap out for you for a small charge) and you have a very filling meal for two for less than $20.00. That alone could be worth making this your recharge station! Oh, and you’ll find a few electrical outlets if you look, a nice bonus to recharge your phones as well.
What are your favorite places to catch some downtime at Magic Kingdom? Let us know in the comments!
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