Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Jan 22, 2009
    Helen from NJ Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    Have enjoyed reading your answers. Wondering where in each of the theme parks you like to sit and just "people watch". My daughter (in a wheelchair) and I have our favorite spots to watch the magic happen around us, but was wondering your favori

    So nice of you to send me a question Helen!  Yes I do indeed like to slow down and watch the magic around me in the parks and in the resorts.  I am fortunate to be a frequent guest so I am no longer having to race to the attractions or shows.  There truly is more to Disney then just that!

    I have found several places to enjoy my restful magic in the parks. I love Japan in EPCOT because it is a wide open space and there are some very quiet areas as well as entertainment happening.  No matter how crowded the parks are I can find a nice spot. Another EPCOT spot is the fountain in Future World although it is sometimes difficult to find shade.

    In Hollywood Studios I love strolling the streets of America or sitting outside Rock 'n' Roller Coaster so see the smiles on those that exit that ride.

    Animal Kingdom is full of wonderful restful places but my all time favorite is at Flame Tree Barbecue.  Follow the path down to the water's edge and sit and watch Expedition Everest. You are almost guaranteed to be joined by feathered friends of all sizes checking to see if you have a nibble for them!  It is the most quiet and peaceful place there.

    I really don't have a favorite in the Magic sitting and watching at any point. Just seeing all the happy guests is a magic in itself for me.  It is easy to forget any troubles and refreshes me to remember that I am so fortunate in so many ways.

    My all time resort favorite is the Grand lobby of the Grand Floridian resort.  I could sit there for an entire evening listening to the orchestra and piano music.  A second favorite would be the beaches of the Polynesian resort in the evening to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks or the water parade.

    Just being at Disney is enough for me as I know it is for you. I am sure I will find new "spots" with each visit too!
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Hello Adventurers and travelers! I am Kay and a past Adventures By Disney mom for the panel. But now I am excited to share vacation planning tips for those heading out for an incredible vacation to Walt Disney World. Learn More About Kay

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