We’ve all done it. After a late-night experiencing the Kiss Goodnight at the Magic Kingdom, we are up bright and early the next morning for rope drop. Then in the mid-afternoon it hits – exhaustion !! I try so hard to fight through it, and then it’s inevitable that either intentionally or not, I’m catching some zzzzzz’s somewhere. So without further delay, here are my Top 5 Walt Disney World Nap Locations where I’ve fallen asleep (accidentally…. or not) !!
1. The American Adventure – Epcot. One of the unofficial acronyms of Epcot is Every Person Comes Out Tired. Let’s face it…it’s a BIG PARK. At the farthest point from the main entrance stands The American Adventure. Although I have to admit to dozing off here, it’s a shame as this is an amazing and stirring presentation of all that is good about America. But with a 29-minute show, it’s just going to happen. You will see lots of heads slumped over.
2. Carousel of Progress – Magic Kingdom. When the crowds get heavy and the heat builds up, I often look to the Carousel of Progress for some air conditioning relief. However, this often leads to a little nodding off, too. If you do find yourself missing a decade or two during this presentation, come back when your a bit more aware. This attraction is well worth trying to stay awake. An original design by Walt Disney himself, this is the actual attraction that stood at the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Sing along: There’s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow….
3. Spaceship Earth – Epcot. Heading back to Epcot, my husband would fail a trivia quiz on this attraction as I’m sure he’s never seen the whole thing. A slow-moving and dark ride takes you through the history of communication through time. Being that you are only sitting with one other person, a cat-nap won’t infringe on the other guests on the ride.
4. Haunted Mansion – Magic Kingdom. Another dark and slow ride, it’s not unreasonable to think you might doze off here, too, in the midst of a long day. Beware waking up suddenly…. you may think you are in a living nightmare !!
5. Your Resort !! – If you know that you are running on half a tank, take some of that precious time and head back to the resort. A power nap for an hour or two can do wonders for recharging the batteries. Then have dinner and head back to the park. If you have kids, this is especially important when the parks are open later at night. There is nothing worse than having a meltdown at dinner time and losing the rest of the evening. Take some nap time in the middle of the day when the heat is at the highest, and the crowds are usually at their peak.
Bonus Tip: For the kiddos, just let them ride it out in the stroller. (Stroller kids courtesy of Dream Designer Rachel Franco)
So, yes, I don’t “try” to fall asleep on any of the attractions, but sometimes I just can’t help it. How about you? Where have you fallen asleep?