It is possible to enjoy quiet time at Disney World theme parksDiscover some quiet time at Disney World! From the screams of thrilling roller coasters and the sounds of laser guns battling space aliens to fireworks and magical parades, a day at Disney All-American Rose Garden, Magic Kingdom – located near Cinderella Castle, between the castle and Tomorrowland, you’ll find a spectacular rose garden. World is full of noise, crowds, action and high energy. All that hyper-activity and stimulation can be exhausting for adults as well as young children. But you’ll be happy to know there are some places where you can enjoy a respite from the din and relax in a little oasis of peace; a place where you can regroup, recharge and reset before taking on the rest of what the Disney parks have to offer.
Walk through and enjoy excellent views of the castle and the smell of roses. You may even find a family of ducks waddling through the area.Tom Sawyer Island, Magic Kingdom – Hop aboard a log raft and escape the hustle and bustle of Magic Kingdom on Tom Sawyer Island, a rustic, secret hideaway inspired by the timeless tales of Mark Twain. Take a casual walk, exploring dark caves, creaky suspension bridges, narrow passages and mystery mines. You might even uncover an age-old fort. And be on the lookout for Harper’s Mill, Injun Joe’s Cave, Fort Langhorn, Potter’s Mill, and Tom Sawyer’s Scavage Fort.
Living with the Land, Epcot – sit back and relax on a boat ride as you sail through the greenhouses if The Land Pavilion. See where your food comes from; see what a 9-pound lemon looks like; discover Mickey-shaped pumpkins and more. You’ll learn how favorites like chocolate, coffee, vanilla and rice grow on trees, vines and soil-less environments and how Disney horticulturists produce bigger crop yields.United Kingdom Courtyard, Epcot – Tucked in the back of the United Kingdom pavilion, you’ll find an ideal spot for relaxing and taking a quiet break. Take a few moments to enjoy the beautiful English garden, a variety of topiaries and Tigger’s Maze. Children will love winding their way through this maze of hedges. You might also find Characters such as Winnie the Pooh and Mary Poppins in the area. China Showcase, Epcot – When you visit the China showcase at Epcot, you can escape to a quiet and tranquil garden, complete with a reflecting pond filled with beautiful water lilies. You can also see the House of Whispering Willows gallery and a replica of the famous 1974 terracotta tomb-warrior excavation in Xi’an, China. Walt Disney: One Man’s Dream, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – cool off inside this attraction where you can set your own pace and enjoy a leisurely self-guided walking tour of Disney’s multimedia gallery of rare artifacts. You can also enjoy a 15-minute film that brings the story of Walt Disney to life. View rare props, models and sketches while discovering more about the man behind the mouse. Artifacts include Walt Disney’s 2nd grade desk, audio and film clips, vintage Disney toys, Mary Poppins costumes, the Tree of Life model from Animal Kingdom and more. Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover, Magic Kingdom – Relax and enjoy a 10-minute tour of Tomorrowland aboard an emission-free mass transit system. The People Mover takes off from Rockettower Plaza and offers an elevated ride into the world of tomorrow. You’ll enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at Buzz Lightyear’s Space Ranger Spin, Space Mountain, Mickey’s Star Traders retail shop and more. Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage!, Disney’s Hollywood Studios – Ready to just sit down and relax? Why not relax and enjoy the Beauty and the Beast Live stage show, a Broadway-style epic filled with Oscar-winning music based on the 1991 animated Disney film. This 25-minute production set in a 1,500-seat theatre features all your favorite hits. Echo Lake, Disney’s Hollywood Studios — Situated in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Echo Lake is a peaceful area where you can grab a bite to eat at the ‘50s Prime Time Cafe, cool off with an ice cream cone at Dinosaur Gertie’s or just sit on a bench and enjoy some quiet time. The clear lagoon area is filled with spectacular palm trees and the kids will enjoy the fountain and the giant dinosaur in the water. Wildlife Express Train, Disney’s Animal Kingdom – Another opportunity to sit and relax comes aboard the Wildlife Express Train at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Every 5-7 minutes, a train departs, providing backstage views from Harambe, Africa to Rafiki’s Planet Watch. The peaceful 7-minute ride covers 1.2 miles through a section of the park dedicated to the preservation and conservation of animals. After visiting Rafiki’s Planet Watch, you’ll enjoy another scenic 5-minute ride back to Africa. Discovery Island Trails, Disney’s Animal Kingdom – wind down on this quiet trail where you can stroll casually around the giant Tree of Life. Enjoy the lush landscape while walking across wooden foot bridges and through cave-like tunnels. Animals you may encounter include white stork, Asian small-clawed otter, red kangaroo, West African crowned crane, African crested porcupine, Galapagos tortoise, lesser flamingo, macaw, ring-tailed lemur, saddle-billed stork and lappet face vulture. Or you can look closer at the Tree of Life which features more than 300 animal carvings. Hotels – Of course, no matter which Disney theme park you visit, another option is to simply return to your hotel or resort for a short break. Take some time to grab a lunch, take a quick nap or refresh with a dip in the swimming pool. This option is ideal when staying on Disney property or if you choose a resort close to the parks. For example, Westgate Resorts offers luxurious and spacious villa accommodations large enough for the entire family and with lots of exclusive amenities – all just one mile from the Disney gates. You can even take advantage of Westgate’s complimentary, scheduled theme park transportation. After your break, you’ll be ready to take on all that Disney has to offer.