Here’s How You Can Take Midday Breaks at Disney World Without Leaving the Parks

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By now it’s no secret that visiting Walt Disney World Resort is an exhausting ordeal from start to finish. Before you even arrive, it’s best to begin planning in order to create the ‘perfect’ trip. And then, once you arrive, there’s so much pressure to live out that ‘perfect’ planned trip.

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But the truth of the matter is that the perfect trip to a Disney Park looks different for everyone. If your trip includes taking a break throughout the day, then here’s one of the best tips for you.

One of the best ways to relax while visiting a Disney theme park is to book a dining reservation.

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Although many Guests simply grab a bite at a quick-service restaurant before booking it to the next experience, those who want a midday break should book a dining reservation for the chance to sit down and catch a breather.

When it comes to eating at a quick service restaurant, there’s a more emphasized air of urgency.


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But when you book a dining reservation, you’ve guaranteed your party a 90 minute break full of food, drinks, and best of all, air conditioning! Your party can sit down and take a breather, focusing entirely on the meal and on the experience.

After the meal, your group will definitely feel refreshed and ready to jump back into the action.

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So there you have it! You don’t have to relax at a Disney World Resort by retreating to a Disney Resort hotel. Instead, you can stay put at Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT an take the perfect break you need to have a magical day.

About Isabella Reimer

Isabella Reimer grew up visiting Walt Disney World and relocated to Central Florida to be even closer to The Most Magical Place on Earth. She earned her Bachelor’s from Florida State University, where she studied Creative Writing and Women’s Studies. Her biggest hobby is bonding with the ikran at Avatar Flight of Passage, and her retirement plan includes becoming the 1,000 Happy Haunt of the Haunted Mansion.