There is so much to do at the Walt Disney World Resort. It seems that we are always on the go. What do you do when you need a rest? If you ask my husband, he’ll tell you any mode of Disney transportation will work.
However, what if you’re at a park and don’t want to go back to the hotel because you just want to take a quick break? Sometimes you need it; sometimes it’s someone in your traveling party. One idea, find a bench and have a snack. I have a hard time choosing among churros, dole whips and turkey legs. If you don’t want to eat and just need a breather, these are the spots that I seek out:
Carousel of Progress
I love this attraction because Walt Disney himself was involved in the design. It first appeared in the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Now it is part of Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom. The song, “There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow”, was written by the iconic Sherman Brothers. What makes it a great place to take a break – you get to sit in air-conditioned comfort for approximately 20 minutes. Generally, there is no wait unless you happen to get there in a rainstorm! And yes, I’m one of those people that must sing along.
Tomorrowland Transit Authority Peoplemover
The Peoplemover gives you the opportunity to sit, feel the breeze as you travel through Space Mountain and Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin and get to see Cinderella Castle, Tomorrowland Speedway and the Astro Orbiter. This attraction gives you a 10 minute ride to relax and rejuvenate. In general, there is usually not much of a line. Can you spot any hidden Mickey’s along the way?
We’ve now parked hopped over to Epcot. Located in Future World, Club Cool is a place to get a snack and do a little shopping. However, the big attraction to Club Cool is opportunity to sample complimentary Coca-Cola soft drinks from around the world! Try the one called Beverly and let us know what you think…
There are so many places in the World Showcase in Epcot to rest and just take in all of the countries set around the World Showcase Lagoon. I’ve found a good spot near the Village Traders (in between Germany and China). There are tables, complete with umbrellas. Being in Epcot, I generally find an adult beverage to enjoy while I take a break.
What are your favorite places to “chill out”?