Walt Disney World is full of MAGIC!
It’s also full of people, often affected by inclement weather and heat, and packed with noises and sights that may lead to sensory overload. Guests who have borne the brunt of the vacation planning can even be affected by an unspoken pressure to “do it all” and “make the most” of the “perfect vacation.”
Disney World is a wonderful place — it really is. There are so many reasons to love it (and so many reasons why we’ve dedicated this entire website and YouTube channel to this beloved destination).
But Disney World can also be… A LOT, you know?
We can all use a little break sometimes… yes, even in (and perhaps especially in) Disney World. And that’s why we’ve rounded up the best places for you and/or your loved one to escape in Disney World when anxiety is overwhelming, along with some of our best tips.
This is an ongoing series, and we’re putting together more lists like the ones you’ll find below as time goes on. So please check back for more Disney Zen in the future as we share these spots in hopes of bringing a little extra peace to your Disney World vacation!
Our Top Tips For Dealing With Anxiety in Disney World
If you’ve felt anxious at Disney or have concerns if you are visiting for the first time, you’re not alone.
We share some of our best tips for dealing with anxiety in Disney World — from other humans who’ve dealt with anxiety in Disney World — in THIS post.
Click HERE for TIPS on Dealing with Anxiety During Your Disney World trip.
5 Places to Escape in Magic Kingdom
Heading to Magic Kingdom? Of course, you are!
And, as home to Disney World’s most iconic landmark — Cinderella Castle — and easily the most rides of any Disney World theme park, so is everyone else! We chat about some great places to chill out in Magic Kingdom here.
Click HERE for 5 places to ESCAPE in Magic Kingdom
7 Places to Escape in EPCOT
EPCOT is a truly massive and sprawling park. Four huge neighborhoods — including World Showcase highlighting countries and cultures from around the world — are packed with some of the best restaurants in Disney World, shopping, and attractions.
Fortunately, it’s also packed with several quiet nooks where you can take a moment to breathe and relax. Find them here.
Check out 7 great places to ESCAPE in EPCOT here
5 Places to Escape in Disney’s Hollywood Studios
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to Disney World’s most popular and in-demand ride — Star Wars: Ride of the Resistance!
While it’s DEFINITELY worth experiencing this unforgettable attraction, this addition to the already popular Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge often makes for BIG CROWDS and even some stress of getting on the ride to begin with. That’s why we’ve put together this list of 5 places to chill out in Hollywood Studios.
Check out 7 great places to ESCAPE in Hollywood Studios here
5 Places to Escape in Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Meandering paths and winding trails — and several other surprising tucked away spots — make Animal Kingdom a great park to explore not only to take in the lush greenery and beautiful surroundings, but also to find a few spots to escape the heat and crowds and take a moment to relax…
Find 5 great places to ESCAPE in Animal Kingdom here
Disney World Restaurants to Avoid if You Have Anxiety
We reached out to our wonderful readers via Facebook and asked, “Which restaurants cause you the most anxiety in Disney World?”
And they had some THOUGHTS. You can click here to read the top picks from their comments.
Avoid THESE Disney Restaurants If You Have Anxiety
Here are a few more resources to help you have a relaxing vacation in Disney World!
More Tips to Make Your Disney World Trip EASIER
Troubleshooting in Disney World:
Simple Solutions to Common Disney World Problems
10 Disney World Tips That Really ARE As Good As People Say
9 BIG Problems You’ll Face in Disney World (and How to Solve Them)
The Most Stressful Situations in Disney World (And How to Fix Them)
How to Fix 39 Things You’ll Hate About Disney World
Dealing with Crowds in Disney World:
12 Disney World LIFE Hacks for the Busiest Days
Dealing with Weather in Disney World:
6 Tips for Planning a Disney World Trip During Hurricane Season
Disney World Character Meals Ranked by Noise Level
And don’t miss our DFB YouTube video: 46 Easy Tricks That Make Disney World So Much Better!
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