Spots to Visit When You Just CAN’T at Walt Disney World

Let’s be honest — Disney World can be exhausting both physically and emotionally!

Disney’s Magic Kingdom Park

It’s easy to get exhausted during a long trip to the parks, and sometimes you just need a break away from it all to chill.

Today, we’re sharing our list of the best places around Walt Disney World to take it easy!

Center Street in Magic Kingdom

If you’re walking down Main Street, U.S.A., toward the castle, you’ll pass a small side street on the right — Center Street! In this little nook, you’ll find tables and chairs, benches, and hopefully, a little bit of peace and quiet.

Quiet Christmas Street in Magic Kingdom
Center Street off of Main Street, U.S.A.

It’s away from the hustle and bustle of Magic Kingdom, and it’s hardly ever crowded down here. Plus, there are some cool Imagineering details to check out, so make sure to listen to the sounds coming from the windows above you. You may just hear the citizens of Main Street!

Magic Kingdom Hub Grass

And if we’re talking about places to relax, there’s really nowhere more classic than the hub grass! Here you can kick back with a snack or beverage, lay out in the sun, and people watch with a great view of the castle.

This looks like the perfect afternoon.

From this vantage point, you’ll be able to watch the character cavalcades go by, and enjoy just being at Disney World. Is there anything more magical than that?

Pavilions Around Animal Kingdom

All around Disney’s Animal Kingdom, there are pavilions with tables and chairs that offer great views of the water. Some of these include the seating area for Drinkwallah and the Relaxation Station across from the Feathered Friends in Flight show.

Upcountry Landing Relaxation Station

We also really like the seating area for Flame Tree Barbecue. At any of these places, you can sit down in some shade and chill for a little while. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to watch the character flotillas glide by!

Voyageurs’ Lounge at the Riviera Resort

Located next to Le Petit Cafe on the main floor of the lobby, Voyageurs’ Lounge at the Riviera Resort is a great place to head when you’re looking for somewhere quiet and calm.

How cozy is this?!

The room is themed to look like a library, and it has cozy seating with several tables. You won’t be surrounded by noisy crowds in here! Plus there’s some cool Walt Disney-related memorabilia you can check out, too.

Couches/Chairs at Your Resort

Many Disney World Resort hotels have seating areas tucked away all over the resort. You’ll find them down the hallways of the Yacht Club Resort or in the Solarium at the Beach Club. There’s a whole section of plush couches and chairs in the old lobby of Coronado Springs as well.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Lobby

There’s plenty of room to relax with your family on the second floor of the Contemporary Resort, and the same goes for Wilderness Lodge — up there, you may be able to secure a seat in front of the fireplace.

Nomad Lounge at Animal Kingdom

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, one of our favorite places to eat is Nomad Lounge! It’s the lounge/bar attached to Tiffins, and no reservations are required, you’ll simply use the Walk-Up Waitlist to get in.

Nomad Lounge

Here, you can sit indoors or outdoors, and many of the seating areas involve big, comfy chairs and couches. Take some time to sit back, relax, and enjoy some drinks or small plates during your visit. You’ll feel refreshed in no time!

Resort Beaches

Many Resort hotels at Disney World have beaches…and most of those beaches come with beautiful waterside seating areas! Some places have beach chairs while others have hammocks. Either way, you can enjoy some time in the sun with a lovely breeze.

Polynesian Village Resort Beach

Some of the best examples of this are at the Polynesian Resort, the Grand Floridian, Caribbean Beach, the Riviera, and Coronado Springs. It’s like a Disney trip and an island vacation wrapped up in one!

Star Wars Launch Bay at Hollywood Studios

The last one on our list is a little unconventional, but if you’re looking for a quiet indoor spot with air conditioning, it’s perfect. Star Wars Launch Bay in Hollywood Studios was used as a Relaxation Station for a while, but has since reopened as a walk-through exhibit (albeit, a pretty small one).

Star Wars Launch Bay

In here, there are several benches throughout and it’s usually not very crowded or busy. If you’re a Star Wars fan, there are several artifacts for you to look at. Plus, the air conditioning is great on those hot summer days!

Those are some of our favorite places to visit when we need a break, so we hope this list will help you out in the future! Stay tuned to AllEars for the best Disney World advice and tips!

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2 Replies to “Spots to Visit When You Just CAN’T at Walt Disney World”

  1. Back in May when we were there, we went to the Joffrey’s Coffee by Tower of Terror. Right behind it is a little alcove type place with some covered benches. It was perfect for us to just sit down in the shade, relax, and enjoy our iced coffee.

  2. Star Wars Launch Bay is actually pretty cool. Our last trip we walked in just looking for something to do. We were pleasantly surprise.