are you able to relax in the parks?

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  1. keith

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    I know it's a weird question but I think these days we hurry through the parks to a restaurant. We hurry back to the fireworks, we hurry to a fastpass.

    It's been AGES since we just sat down somewhere and relaxed

    Is it the parks getting too busy or do you still get a chance to chill? if so, where?!?
     
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    We always find somewhere to sit and people watch.

    The place I relax the most is in World Showcase :)
     
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    Where abouts Wen?
     
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    I find I can relax at the World Showcase get a funnel cake and sit on one of the benches
     
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    I can for short periods of time, but after a few minutes I get angsty and I want to enjoy another attraction.

    I have almost forced myself to walk a little slower and take in the details now... which I can sometimes manage!

    However, if, by relaxed, you mean de-stressed, yes, that happens magically as soon as I walk through the gates and the outside world melts away.
     
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    We stop, sit and relaxl at whichever park we're in.
    AK, there are lovely spots to sit on the trails.
    Epcot, the gardens in UK / Japan / China.
    HS, seats around the lake and hidden benches behind a fab coffee cart at exit to ToT. MK, anywhere. :)
     
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    We always sit by the fountains in France with a glass of champagne :)

    I wouldn't say we hurry through everywhere all of the time unless we are late for an ADR or something, but I did used to find it difficult to sit still as I am always so excited to be there :) But Mr Debs is the sort of guy who likes to sit down for a few minutes and enjoy a drink (beer, margarita, wine, champagne ;) ) and I have learned to enjoy that time out and just watch the world go by wherever we are in WDW.
     
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    I'm going to have to try and sit down to enjoy it I really am :yes:
     
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    Anywhere in the World Showcase is good! We like to be at the edge of the main walkway, usually. :yes: Animal Kingdom is a great place to go slowly. The details will catch your eye and if you really do take your time to look at all of them, you are forced to move slowly. Listen for the baby crying in Harambe, the mother singing to calm her... look for the details on all the benches, and in all the habitats... look for Devine... listen to the sounds as you move through. Sit with a drink and sip it... and watch.
     
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    Is there a book or something with all of that detail in it?
     
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    We are there mostly either during F&W or Pre-Christmas. Needless to say, places to sit and relax during those times are at a premium.
     
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    :unsure: Not sure what you mean? There used to be a guide to AK, but that was from 2000 or so. We have it, but it's really out of date.
     
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    I love people watching and always seem to find somewhere to sit and watch. I guess it depends what you find relaxing. Even sat on the street that goes down to rock n roller coaster and tower and terror can be relaxing. Nobody really notices you as they're going about their business.
     
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    Agree. I love sitting there. Great spot for taking photos too. :)
     
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    If you haven't seen it, I have this book Keith, that I downloaded onto my Kindle last year, and it has lots of little bits of info of things to look out for, some of which I knew but lots that I didn't. There is an updated version coming out at the end of May 2015 I believe :) I got it specifically to be able to notice more of the details that I hadn't seen before.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hidden-Magi...qid=1424070569&sr=1-1&keywords=disney+secrets
     
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    I do find I relax while I'm there...sometimes it's nothing more than getting up a few minutes early and taking my book down to the pool before people start stirring, or hanging out at the pool bar/resort lounge.

    In the parks, we love to sit on the little bench just before you get to the International Gateway and people watch. I also love to sit by the fountain in the marcado in Mexico (or better yet, La Cava). I could sit in front of the castle in MK for hours...literally hours. Animal Kingdom has long been a favorite of mine...it just FEELS like a place for relaxing :D
     
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    Apart from when grabbing food, we definitely don't relax. We race around like nutters for hours on end. You've read the trip reports, so you know I'm not exaggerating. We are up early, in bed late and generally exhausted by the end of the holiday.
    Saying that, we always make sure to spend a good amount of time on the lazy river when we visit the water parks.
     
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    Lazy river that is real relaxing
     
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    Serenity...NOW Serenity...NOW. One of my favorite bits from Seinfeld. I find that in between the rushing around, there are zen moments that come and go. We are only there for a few days so we do quite a bit of rushing about, but that said, I am totally at peace when I am there. I think stress is there if you allow it to be. I am so over the moon when I am there that I feel relaxed even when I am in line for a ride or show. I can always go to my happy place and make the most of every second I am there. Now there are times to REALLY relax like around the fireplace in the lobby of AKL, by the pool at POFQ, sitting in the GF lobby and listening to the piano..usually with a glass of wine or beer at the end of the day. Wonderful time to sit back and relive the day with the people I love most.
     

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