There is so much to do at the Walt Disney World Resort. What do you do when you need a break? Check out Part 1 to find out my picks for the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. This article will feature my choices for Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom.
Min and Bill’s Dockside Diner
Right next to Echo Lake there are lots of tables, chairs and umbrellas. You don’t have to have something from Min and Bill’s, though their milkshakes are fabulous. And they do offer the world-renowned turkey leg! It’s a great place to sit and relax for a few minutes. It’s also a great central meeting place for your party, in case you went your separate ways during your visit to Disney’s Hollywood Studios.
The Great Movie Ride
This attraction in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a good place to rest because most of it takes place sitting in a large moving tram. Disney recently partnered with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and parts of this ride have been updated with new movies. You’ll see and experience some of your favorite movies. Audio-Animatronics of a few famous movie stars along with special effects are part of this attraction. Relax and enjoy this 20 minute attraction and rest those weary feet.
This attraction in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is one of my favorites and a must-do for any visit. It’s also a great place to rest because the 18-minute ride takes place in an open-air safari vehicle. It’s not always a smooth ride but where else can you see giraffes, zebras, hippos and many other animals while your driver tells you all about them. You may also see some people taking the Wild Africa Trek tour. Keep your camera ready. There are countless photo opportunities – including the possibility of an animal close-up!
At Animal Kingdom, most people visiting Dinoland head straight to Dinosaur. For good reason – it’s an exciting, prehistoric trip in a Time Rover. But if you are looking for a place to relax, head to Fossil Fun Games area. There are two more attractions here (Primeval Whirl and TriceraTop Spin) along with some carnival-type games and a few benches and tables. So if your kids aren’t ready for a break but you are, they can play a few games while you get a drink or snack at the Dino Diner, or just sit and relax at one of the tables located in this area.
What are your favorite places to “chill out?”