If you’re the kind of person that can go on vacation and leave your real life (i.e. work) behind, I want to know your secret.
For many people, there is some point during your vacation when duty calls. Maybe you have to take a call from your boss or a client, you have to answer e-mail, or you have to finish up an important project.
Whatever it is that you have to do on vacation, Disney has some amazing places to do it. Since you could be anywhere when you get the call, I’ll tell you about places in all four parks and Disney Springs.
10. Town Center Welcome Center
If you happen to be in Disney Springs when work calls, Town Center Welcome Center has just what you need.
There are rocking chairs that overlook the water, and it’s relatively quiet. It’s also a nice, shaded area, which is hard to find in Disney Springs.
It’s also free to access. A restaurant with a balcony would provide a similar experience, but you’d have to pay for food to get a table, and you might have to wait.
9. PizzeRizzo Balcony
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is a pretty noisy and boisterous park, so it’s hard to pick a great place to do work here, but PizzeRizzo balcony is pretty good.
Where as Pizza Planet was very loud, PizzeRizzo has been redesigned so it’s balcony much quieter.
Another thing that contributes to it being a good place is that it’s located in the not-very-busy back of Muppets Courtyard. If you can work during a time that isn’t a popular mealtime, there will be very few people on the balcony.
Innoventions East and West used to house some awesome exhibits proudly displaying technological and practical advancements like virtual reality, science, engineering, and robotics to name a few. However, it’s recently been reduced to one attraction that does little to draw crowds.
This is good for people who need some peace and quiet since very few actually venture into the almost empty building. Inside you’ll find some seating, a restroom, and even air-conditioning. All of these things make it a great place to get a little work done.
7. Flame Tree BBQ
When Imagineers designed Disney’s Animal Kingdom, they purposefully created the park to have quiet spaces with lots of camouflaged paths. You would think that would mean there are lots of great places to do work, but the paths are often pretty confined spaces. If just one family comes down the path, it can turn your quiet seat into a noisy spot pretty quickly.
Instead, I think Flame Tree BBQ is a good place for a couple reasons. First, the seating area is calming and peaceful especially during non-mealtimes. Second, if you need some sustenance to get through your work, you can get some great barbecue! Third, it has a beautiful mountain view with Expedition Everest in the background.
6. Hotel du Canada
Epcot‘s World Showcase is one of my favorite places to find some peace because there are so many places off the promenade where few people venture. The Canada Pavilion is no exception, and with Florida’s version of Niagara Falls in the background, it’s that much better.
The left side of Hotel du Canada has some benches and very few crowds. Whether you have work to do or you just need to get away for a minute, head to Canada.
5. Disney Vacation Club Community Rooms
Some of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts have community rooms filled with entertainment like board games, televisions, movies, pool tables, and furniture. It feels a lot like a living room or game room at home. However, few people use them.
Since you don’t have to be a DVC Member to use the halls, this is a great place to do work with little interruption. Locations include Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Villas, Disney’s Old Key West Resort, and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort.
4. Katsura Grill
Katsura Grill in the Japan Pavilion at World Showcase features a serene setting with hanging lanterns and a reflecting pond nearby. While you will have to pay for food if you want to grab a seat here, the Japanese cuisine is delicious and not very expensive.
Specifically, the outdoor seating is very peaceful. You can really relax and do some good work.
3. Crescent Solarium
Crescent Solarium is an airy sun porch with comfy seating and some tables. It’s located at Disney’s Beach Club Resort near the Villas. Fortunately (at least for this situation), few people know about it.
It’s hardly ever busy, and oftentimes there’s no one there. You can very easily get comfortable and settle in to get some work done.
2. Tomorrowland Terrace
While it does sometimes function as a restaurant, it’s always open for seating (except when it closes early for dessert parties). Since it’s almost always pretty empty, The Tomorrowland Terrace is a great place to set up a laptop and get some work done. Where else can you work with Cinderella Castle in the distance?!
1. Wilderness Lodge Fireplaces
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is one of the most relaxing resorts on property. One of the best places here is near the fireplaces- and there are several of them.
While the one in the lobby is beautiful in size and grandeur, it’s often crowded and noisy. Head to the second floor, and you’ll find secluded alcoves with private fireplaces and soft chairs and couches.
I really can’t think of a better place to get work done.
Have you had to do work when at Disney World? Where?