Lots of us have been to Disney… lots of times. We’re always eager to come back again and again because our love for Disney goes beyond the major attractions. Sure, we love the rides and shows, but we find so much more to love: the grand theming, the small details, the hidden gags and so much more. I find myself drawn to specific areas of the park that are often empty, private, or a bit ignored. I love these spots and look forward to enjoying them every visit. These are places I take refuge in. The surroundings are familiar and the atmosphere is quiet and comforting. So I’ll present to you, in a series of blog entries, specific places you can go to get a break from the hustle and bustle…. My fortresses of Disney solitude!
Fortress of solitude #1
When I think of a quiet, secluded place in Disney, there’s one location that rules them all. Not surprisingly, it’s in Epcot. Epcot is home to many alcoves and private spots, especially in and around the world showcase. If you head to Morocco, you will find the granddaddy. There’s lots of fun alleys and rooms here, but there is one section that holds a special place in my heart. I didn’t know it existed for quite some time. I was in Morocco with friends who thought, “Why not open this unmarked door?” Once we did, we were bewildered by a wonderful hidden world of Moroccan delights. (We stumbled upon the side entrance. There IS a more marked main entrance as well.)
There are three rooms in this area behind the doors. The two outside rooms hold some exhibits displaying garments, jewelry, and other Moroccan adornments. In the center room you will find a full sized horse and Moroccan traveler, and as an extra bonus: benches! What I love most is that you are fully enclosed. The doors close behind you and you are treated to silence and complete peace. I can’t think of a time I came in on anyone in this area. It always seems you are treated to your own private exhibit. My friends and I would explore the exhibits, look at the architecture and tile-work on the walls or just sit and chat. We are even known to lay down on the floor for a relaxing recharge from time to time.
So, if you are exhausted from running from attraction to attraction, or from waiting 6 hours to meet Ana and Elsa, why not take a break? Head over to the Morocco fortress of Disney solitude and soak up all that is there.