What do you think of when you hear Walt Disney World? Mickey? Magic? Memories? How about… mayhem!? All kidding aside, Walt Disney World can be exhausting… even on it’s best day! That is why it is so important to plan some downtime for each day of you trip.
Here is a list of locations where you can find a bit of rest and relaxation at Walt Disney World… both inside and out of the parks!
Ready… set… CHILL!
Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover
When it comes to calming attractions, you’d be hard pressed to find anything more relaxing as the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover. While there is no AC, this ride takes you on 16 minutes tour through Tomorrowland at a smooth 7 miles per hour.
The Carousel of Progress
Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress is a rotating theater audio-animatronic stage show attraction that is located in Tomorrowland. The show is sweet, charming, and classic. In addition, the theatre is dark, comfy, and cool.
Main Street, U.S.A.
You’re probably thinking we’re crazy with this suggestion! After all, Main Street, U.S.A. is one of the most jampacked hotspots in all Walt Disney World. That is, during the fireworks! But midday, there are plenty of places to grab a bench or cozy corner to zone out. Not to mention… you get to enjoy the sweet smell of popcorn and ice cream in the middle of the afternoon!
The Japan Pavilion
The courtyard of the Japan Pavilion is one of the most open and airy spots in a Disney park; filled with ponds, waterfalls, and bridges placed in well-shaded areas. Even the distant sound of the Taiko drummers provides an unique tranquility.
The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion
There is nothing more serene than an underwater view of oceanic life. Both this dark ride and it’s accompanying aquarium are a peaceful hidden gem inside Walt Disney World’s second gate.
American Heritage Gallery
The American Heritage Gallery is a living museum right in the middle of World Showcase. Not to mention, it has benches, bathrooms, AC, and plenty of history to fill your time as you rest and recharge.
Na’vi River Journey
When to comes to relaxing attractions, Na’ve River Journey is a must-do at Animal Kingdom. On this visually stunning and mysterious river, you’ll glide through a series of caves and into a bioluminescent rainforest alive with the sights and sounds of exotic plants and creatures on all sides—even overhead.
Walt Disney Presents
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is action-packed with high octane thrill rides. But it is also home to Walt Disney Presents, a low-key interactive gallery located in Animation Courtyard at Disney’s Hollywood Studios featuring memorabilia from the Disney archives. There is also a documentary that places at the end of the tour inside a large theatre, which is both nostalgic and heartwarming.
Jogging might sound likes the least relaxing thing to do on vacation. But if you’re an avid exerciser, it could be just the answer. Throughout property, you will uncover pathways and trails for you to explore. There is a 1-mile-long, paved jogging trail connecting All-Star Movies, All-Star Music, and All-Star Sports. There is also a 3.1-mile-long pathway surrounding Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
Geyser Point at Wilderness Lodge
This outdoor poolside bar and grill at Wilderness Lodge Resort is both scenic and restful, showcasing classic comfort food dishes in a family-friendly environment.
This quarter-mile Atlantic City-style promenade is bedecked with rare boutiques, spirited nightspots, and marvelous dining locations. Take a stroll along the water or enjoy some street performers.
And there you have it, Part One of our Rest and Relaxation at Walt Disney World! What would you add to this list? And remember, your Traveling Mouse Company Travel Agent can tell you EVEN MORE places to chill while you’re in you home away from home.