Where to Get Away from it all at Walt Disney World

Secret Spaces at Walt Disney World

Secret Spaces
Where to Get Away from it all at Walt Disney World

As much as I love Walt Disney World Resort, let’s face it, it can be a very busy place. Some times of year are much busier than others, but for the most part, you don’t usually plan a Walt Disney World vacation because you want to get away from it all.

But… what if you do want to get away from it all while you’re visiting? Is there anywhere on property that’s not filled with crowds? Thankfully, the answer is yes.

My Three Favourite Spots for Quiet Time at Walt Disney World

Depending on what you want to do, here are my three favourite spots for where to get away from it all at Walt Disney World.

Clementine' s Beach, Fort Wilderness.

Clementine’ s Beach, Fort Wilderness.

1. Disney’s Fort Wilderness

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground is the perfect place to get away from the crowds and slow things down for a little while.

Disney Imagineers captured the ambiance and flavour of simpler times when they created this wonderful area and it hasn’t lost much of its charm over the past nearly 50 years (Fort Wilderness is one of the original three Walt Disney World Resort properties from 1971).

While visiting Fort Wilderness, you can relax in many ways. There are playgrounds for the kids, horseback riding, archery, a campfire show, fishing, bike riding and much more.

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground is a great place to go if you want to get away from it all for a short while during your Walt Disney World vacation.

Secret beach at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort.

To this day, this stretch of prime beach rarely sees a soul.

2. Private Beach by Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

If your vision of getting away from it all is sitting on a secluded beach somewhere, then there are a couple of spots near Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort that you may want to check out.

Located along the pathway between the Grand Floridian Wedding Pavilion and Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a stretch of soft sand that is rarely ever populated. Back in the ‘70s we used to make this our private beach (long before Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort was ever built). Even with the construction that has taken place since then, there is still a stretch of sand here that remains intact and is rarely ever crowded. It’s also a great spot for photos in the morning, evening or on a sunny Florida afternoon.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Fountain and Pond in Morning

The pastoral grounds of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa.

3. Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort

If you want to get away from it all by visiting a laid back luxury resort property, try visiting Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort for a few hours.

This sprawling 65-acre property is a great spot to grab some lunch and while away a few hours. Plus, it’s close enough to Disney Springs that you can easily walk there after you spend some time away from the crowds exploring this idyllic resort.

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