The Best Places to Relax in the Walt Disney World Theme Parks

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We all love to explore every part of Walt Disney World parks.  Enjoying the rides, the food and the characters can be tiring.    We have found some great places to relax in the Walt Disney World theme parks.

If you don’t feel like leaving the park to go back to your resort to rest a little, there are places that are quiet and out of the way for you to relax a bit. Of course, each park has some longer attractions that have seating and are dark and air conditioned (perfect for that 15 minute power-nap).  Magic Kingdom has Carousel of Progress & Mickey’s PhilharMagic.  Hollywood Studios has One Man’s Dream.  Epcot has Canada Far and Wide, Impressions de France or the Beauty and the Beast: Sing-Along, and The American Adventure.  Animal Kingdom has Animal Encounters: Winged Encounters – The Kingdom Takes Flight (which is outside, but covered and with fans).

But if you want to take your time, sit and relax where it is usually more quiet, check out these places to relax in Walt Disney World parks.

Magic Kingdom

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Enjoy an out-of-the way place to relax in New Fantasyland near the Railroad Station.

New Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom has an area in between Big Top Souvenirs/Pete’s Silly Side Show (meet & greet area) and the Walt Disney Railroad New Fantasyland Station.  There are lots of tables and chairs and even an area of fun seating under a big top tent.  Because there aren’t any food options nearby, it seems to be a quieter area.  This is a perfect place to have a picnic, whether you buy it there or bring it yourself, and just take in the sounds of Magic Kingdom.

Hollywood Studios

Courtyard near the Brown Derby Lounge is another great place to relax.

If you visited Hollywood Studios prior to 2017, you might remember Staring Rolls Café.  While that fan favorite spot may be gone, the courtyard seating is still there.  Because there aren’t many food options nearby, there is usually availability of relaxation spots.  Bonus, you can walk over to the Brown Derby Lounge and order a beverage.


Seating area in the Japanese Pavilion is a new place to relax in Epcot.

A gem at Epcot is in the Japanese Pavilion, behind the Japanese Pagoda.  They have added quite a bit of tables & seating.  It’s a perfect spot to take a break, being about half way through World Showcase.  We were so happy to find this area!

Animal Kingdom

View from outdoor seating area of Tiffins Lounge.

My favorite spot to relax at Animal Kingdom is in Nomad Lounge.  It is a quiet lounge next to the restaurant Tiffins.  Sitting outside gives you a nice view of the cavalcades that run sporadically throughout the day and inside give you a respite from the heat.  There are many other areas to rest throughout the park, like near the Conservation Station or on the Maharajah Jungle Trek.

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Interested in visiting Walt Disney World?  I’d love to help you plan your next vacation!  Contact me for a free, no-obligation quote Julie Dobrin at The Magic For Less Travel.



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