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Quiet Corners of the Magic Kingdom

No visit to the Walt Disney World Resort is complete without enjoying time in the Magic Kingdom which opened with the resort in 1971 and has been welcoming Guests to enjoy unforgettable experiences ever since. The Disney Park is home to some of the most quintessential Disney experiences like “it’s a small world”, the Haunted Mansion, Dumbo the Flying Elephant, Space Mountain, and more.

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With so many amazing things to enjoy in the Magic Kingdom, the Disney Park frequently has high levels of crowds which can make some wait time lengthy and walkways and paths a little crowded. This definitely doesn’t damper the magic much, but there are also lots of quiet and relaxing spots for Guests who are looking to avoid the crowds for a bit and soak up the ambiance. Here are some wonderful quiet corners in the Magic Kingdom where Guests can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of the Disney Park.

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Center Street

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Center Street

Main Street, U.S.A. is always bustling with Guests as it is the only way in and out of the Magic Kingdom, but there is a quiet area about halfway between the Walt Disney World Railroad and Cinderella Castle where Guests can stop to take a few moments and enjoy the beauty of the area. Center Street can be found opposite the Emporium between Crystal Arts and Uptown Jewelers and is a small area with several store fronts and charming details.

Guests can relax at several small tables, watch silhouette portraits of other Guests be created, and even hear sounds from local music and dance lessons from above. Center Street is only steps away from the busy Main Street, U.S.A. but is the perfect example of how quiet and relaxing spots are all around for those who take the time to explore and find them!

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Cinderella Wishing Well

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Cinderella’s Wishing Well

Cinderella Castle is an icon, and many Guests love to stop in front of it to take photos and make incredible memories. One small pathway on the right hand side of Cinderella Castle winds from near the Merida meet and greet area to Fantasyland, and along the way Guests can find a wonderful Cinderella Wishing Well. This beautifully carved wishing well features characters from Cinderella, beautiful details and flourishes, and the chance for Guests to make a wish then relax on a nearby bench and soak in the stunning views of Cinderella Castle.

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Swiss Family Treehouse

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Swiss Family Treehouse

Adventureland is home to several popular attractions like the Jungle Cruise and Pirates of the Caribbean, but there is also one often overlooked attraction that features some beautiful views and relaxing atmosphere. The Swiss Family Treehouse shares the creative home that the Robinson family crafted after being shipwrecked, and Guests can climb six stories above the Magic Kingdom to check out every room of the home as well as unparalleled views of the Magic Kingdom that stretch all the way to the nearby Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Few Guests make the trek to the top of the Swiss Family Treehouse, so the experience always offers up some quiet corners to enjoy.

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Tom Sawyer Island

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Tom Sawyer Island

Frontierland is very popular with Guests thanks to the big thrills found on Splash Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, but just across the Rivers of America is a quiet and entertaining area many Guests experience. Tom Sawyer Island can be reached via raft and is home to winding pathways, mysterious caves, bobbing barrel bridges, and Fort Langhorn where Guests can check out special lookouts and supply areas. Large in size, Tom Sawyer Island is an amazing place to enjoy some quiet in the Magic Kingdom, and Guests can explore all that the island has to offer a well as enjoy comfortable rocking chairs that look out across the Rivers of America towards the Haunted Mansion.

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Interior of Columbia Harbour House

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Second Floor of Columbia Harbour House

Guests who are looking for a quiet location for lunch or dinner in the Magic Kingdom can head to Columbia Harbour House in Liberty Square. This quick service location features a menu of fresh seafood favorites served up in a nautical setting complete with charming details such as oceanic maps, ship parts, and more. Many Guests who dine at Columbia Harbour House don’t realize that there is a second floor which is typically very quiet and peaceful and also offers up beautiful views of Liberty Square, the Rivers of America, and Tom Sawyer Island.

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Storybook Circus

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Back of Storybook Circus

A great spot to relax and enjoy some quiet in the Magic Kingdom can be found in the very rear of Storybook Circus across from the Barnstormer and behind the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station. There Guests can find a quiet area with spread out tables that is nearly always quiet except for Guests heading towards the nearby Pete’s Silly Side Show meet and greet. With umbrellas for shade, charming ambiance and music from Storybook Circus, and low crowds, this corner of the Magic Kingdom is a great spot to relax and recharge for a while before continuing to enjoy all that the Disney Park has to offer.

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Tomorrowland Terrace

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Tomorrowland Terrace

A final quiet corner of the Magic Kingdom depends on timing as it can sometimes be very busy depending on the day or event. The Tomorrowland Terrace can be found on the edge of Tomorrowland linking it to Main Street with a walkway just past The Plaza Restaurant. This quick service restaurant is typically only open on very crowded days in the Magic Kingdom as well as during special events like dessert parties. When the Tomorrowland Terrace isn’t open for service, Guests can enjoy an expansive open air patio with plenty of seating and beautiful views of Cinderella Castle, making it a great spot to relax and enjoy the wonderful details and atmosphere of the Magic Kingdom.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.