Even with strollers, kids sometimes need to just park and rest. While the parks can seem bustling and busy everywhere you go, each of the four Disney World theme parks actually has quiet, restful places out of the way of the crowds. Let’s take a look at the best option in each of the parks.
The best quiet spot in the Magic Kingdom
Parents often assume that the Magic Kingdom is the least relaxing park of them all, mostly because it has by far the highest attendance of any park. However, there’s actually a great, quiet spot relatively close to the entrance. The rose garden between Cinderella Castle and Tomorrowland has winding paths, a quiet, serene view of the water, and is almost always very quiet. Note that this isn’t the best place to rest during the parade or fireworks, as people will be lined up waiting all around it, but during the rest of the day it’s generally the quietest option.
Take a break in Animal Kingdom
There are actually two great options in Animal Kingdom. Either take a break and ride the train to Rafiki’s Planet Watch, where a slower pace is the norm. There you can visit a petting zoo, visit with veterinarians, and explore a variety of animal exhibits. Alternatively, take a break on one of the numerous animal trails throughout Animal Kingdom. There are benches throughout and it’s easy to find an out-of-the-way spot to take a long or short break.
Find a spot to rest in Epcot
Epcot is full of great places to rest – just head to the World Showcase! Find your favorite country, wander around, and you’re sure to find benches and out of the way spots to take a rest. For example, in China you’ll have Zen gardens to sit by, in Canada you can walk to the back and sit by the waterfall, while in the UK you’ll have a private flower garden at the end of a brick-lined street.
Rest your feet in Hollywood Studios
If you need a rest while the littles run around, then the Honey I Shrunk the Kids! play area is a great choice. There your kids can run to their hearts content, playing on soft, safe surfaces while you watch them in the enclosed area. If you all need a rest, then take a break and head to the lake in the middle of the Studios. If you’re not sure where it is, just look for Gertie, the huge green dinosaur! There are benches and even covered tables all around the lake. For hotter days, stop by the Writer’s Shop, a coffee and snack café that rarely has a crowd.