Spending the day at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom can be quite the daunting task! With so much to see and do, your feet will definitely get in a day’s worth of walking (and then some), which makes taking a midday break super important!
Taking a break is important no matter which park you’re in, but there are several unique ways to kick back on your Magic Kingdom day! Here are our top three recommendations.
Hop on the Monorail to the Contemporary, Polynesian, or Grand Floridian
One of the quickest and most convenient ways to take a break outside of Magic Kingdom is to hop on the Monorail and travel to one of the three Monorail resorts: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, or Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa.
Keep in mind that as of this writing, you still need a dining reservation (or an overnight hotel reservation) to enter the resort grounds, so resort hopping isn’t as easy as it once was! But if you want to take a break in the middle of the day, you can made an Advance Dining Reservation at any of the Table Service restaurants currently open at the resort, and then take the Monorail over.
Booking lunch at one of the Monorail resorts is a great option if you’re looking for a quieter atmosphere. These resorts, as well as the Monorail, are typically less busy than the Park in the middle of the day.
Travel to Wilderness Lodge
Likewise, you can also take a quick bus ride from Magic Kingdom to Disney’s Wilderness Lodge for your midday break. Just remember that you’ll also need a dining reservation or an overnight hotel reservation to be able to access the resort. Here, you can dine at Whispering Canyon Cafe or Geyser Point Bar & Grill (a great outdoor dining option).
Typically, water transportation is available between Magic Kingdom and Wilderness Lodge, but as of this writing the boats are only carrying guests one way, from the resort to the park. So you’ll have to take the bus from Magic Kingdom, but you can return to the Park by boat.
You can also hop over to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground! There are a ton of activities here to take part in, including horseback riding as well as visiting the horses at Tri-Circle-D Ranch, fishing excursions, archery, and more.
Take a break inside Magic Kingdom
Don’t want to deal with the hassle of added transportation to and from resorts in the middle of your Magic Kingdom day? Who says you have to LEAVE the park to have a relaxing midday break? There are plenty of ways to kick back inside Magic Kingdom. For starters, there are several longer rides and attractions such as Mickey’s Philharmagic, Hall of Presidents, Haunted Mansion, and Pirates of the Caribbean that could offer a brief reprieve from the crowds.
You can also make lunch your “big meal” of the day and enjoy an extended food break at one of Magic Kingdom’s Table Service restaurants. Be Our Guest is currently serving their Prix-Fixe meal for both lunch and dinner if you’re looking for true opulence. Or you can make a reservation at Skipper Canteen, Plaza Restaurant, or Liberty Tree Tavern.
No matter how you choose to take a break in the middle of your Magic Kingdom day, you should feel recharged and ready to tackle the rest of your day!
How do you like to take a break on your Magic Kingdom day? Let us know in the comments!
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