Top 10 Quiet Places in the Parks at Walt Disney World

As much as we all love the parks, they can get a bit overwhelming sometimes. There is so much to do, see, and experience that you just need a break! Well, if you’re looking for some peace and quiet in the parks, here are some of our favorites:

10. Tom Sawyer Island

Tom Sawyer Island in Magic Kingdom is a spot many people seem to gloss over. To get to the secluded island, you must take a raft boat! Once there, guests can explore the island as they please. Because of the many wooded areas and caves, you are bound to find at least a few quiet places in Tom and Huck’s old stomping grounds!

9. Seating in Backlot Express

If you’re looking for a good place to grab a bite and hear the person sitting across from you, check out the Backlot Express in Hollywood Studios. This quick serve restaurant is located right next to Star Tours. We like this spot because of the abundant seating offered. There is a covered outdoor seating area that is often pretty deserted. This space is quiet unless there’s a Jedi Training going on…

8. Canada Garden

The Canada Pavilion in Epcot has so much to offer! Not only do they have one of the best restaurants on property (we’re looking at you, Le Cellier), they also have spectacular gardens! These gardens are huge. Modeled after the Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Canada, here you can hundreds of flowers, a quaint little cottage, a waterfall, and often bunnies. And quiet. It’s easy to wander with your thoughts here.

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7. Flame Tree Seating

We love Flame Tree Barbeque in Animal Kingdom for its killer ribs, but it’s also awesome for seating. There are several covered gazebos out behind the quick serve restaurant. They are so set apart and away from everything, they are often incredibly quiet for eating. Here you can have a nice meal and conversation with your family. Not to mention the views from the gazebos are amazing!

6. China Garden

We love the garden in the China Pavilion in Epcot for its stillness. With a large coy pond and winding trails, it’s easy to breathe here. Of course, you do have to time it right because the Chinese Acrobats do occasional shows and Mulan does meet and greets. But if you get there with nothing going on, there are some wonderful benches to sit, relax, and maybe even enjoy a peach Oolong tea and some potstickers!

5. Discovery Island Trails

So much of Animal Kingdom is all about peace and quiet, which is something we really appreciate about the park. Throughout the various lands, guests can find little pathways called Discovery Island Trails. These are quiet and calm paths to wander and discover the animals that live there! You can often see turtles, parrots, otters, and more. You might even run into Pocahontas!

4. Alley on Main Street

Can you believe Main Street made it on this quiet list? We know. It’s sounds pretty ridiculous. But shockingly, one of the quietest spots in Magic Kingdom is a little alleyway right off of Main Street USA. As you walk down the street toward Cinderella Castle, you’ll notice a little side street by the corner of the crystal shop. Down this alley you’ll find seating, fun hidden details, and, miraculously, quiet. Your quiet might be disturbed by a singing lesson in an apartment upstairs, but it’s not too bad…

3. Behind UK Pavilion

The United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot has a lot of fun things to offer. From comedy troupes, to Beatle Mania, to Winnie-the-Pooh, you won’t be bored here. Another major perk of this pavilion is how quiet it can be. When those special events aren’t taking place, the back courtyard area behind the shops and the tea garden is quite lovely and very serene. Grab a spot of tea and enjoy!

2. Bridge Between Africa and Pandora

Africa’s Harambe Theatre and marketplace and Pandora are generally pretty hopping places. Animal Kingdom has a lot going. However, the bridge between these two lands is surprising tranquil. This long walkway goes over a still river and sort of hides backstage areas of the parks. Because it’s not the main way to get to Pandora, the bridge is often less crowded and very quiet. There’s not much to do here except stop and breathe, but sometimes that’s enough.

1. Morocco Fez House

The Morocco Pavilion in Epcot is a great place to wander about and clear your head. This extensive pavilion actually offers a few quiet spots, like the tables outside of the shops, and sometimes the shops themselves. But our favorite quiet spot is the Fez House. This is a giant room made to look like an authentic Moroccan house courtyard. Not only is it incredibly detailed and beautiful, but it’s also ridiculously quiet. It is completely closed off from the rest of the pavilion so unless someone is inside talking, you can’t hear anything. It’s a wonderful place for reflection, or just some peace and quiet.

What are your favorite quiet places in the parks?

About Molly Elias

Molly Elias has been a dedicated Disney fan since she was 18-months old. She has grown up with and learned from Disney her whole life. As her family's main vacation spot, Disney World is a place of love and laughter and magic for her. Her family also prides themselves on their Disney Cruise Line knowledge and would rather be on the high seas with Mickey than anywhere else in the world. Molly plans to keep Disney in her life forever, while also pursuing a writing career. She recently completed a master's program in creative writing in the hopes that someday she will be able to be a writer for the Happiest Company on Earth. Molly keeps Walt's famous quote at the forefront of her life: "Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious...and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."