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02-20-2001, 02:17 PM
Hello all,

My family finds it not feasible to leave the MK for an afternoon break since we do not stay at one of the monorail resorts. We do leave the other parks in the afternoon, but never the MK. The reason? it can take 30 minutes from the end of Main Street to get to your car. So we have looked around and have found what is in our opinion the best napping place in MK. In fact, all 3 of my boys have napped here in years past as infants and toddlers. The place? The Tomorrowland Transit Authority. Hardly anyone rides this attraction, so when we board, we can just ride it over and over again without exiting. We just smile and wave to the CM as we go by. I usually stay on for an hour or so until the kiddos have had a decent nap time; this also gives my tired feet a much needed break. The ride is peaceful and entertaining - I actually look forward to it!

I've also heard that there is a place on Main Street that shows continuous Disney cartoons. This may be a great place for naps too. We've never tried it since the TTA works so well for us. My kids are lulled to sleep by the motion of it.

Hope this helps someone :) We will be there in May and will do the TTA thing with my 4 year old. Maybe I'll see some other tired Moms with napping children on board :)

02-20-2001, 06:55 PM
I unintentionally found that the Bear Country Jamboree to be my personal nap place. I've dozed off there the past two trips. Just long enough, too, to be a nice power nap. Maybe one of these times I'll actually catch all of the show.

My 2 yo son found the TTA to be his fav ride when we were just there. It does luul one when you're on your 4th or 5th go around.

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02-20-2001, 07:52 PM
I've snoozed in the Hall of Presidents before. You get out of the sun and into the cool airconditioning and zzzzz..... What will I do on my next trip if it's closed??

02-21-2001, 04:56 AM
the my friend and the kids were all very entertained by the butterflys they were trying to touch. but I napped through to the end. the kids were saying how great it was and when i told them I fell a sleep they couldn't beleive it!!

02-21-2001, 07:25 AM
I discovered "Food Rocks" in Epcot was a great place for a nap! I wasn't even intending to nap, but the woman next to me mentioned that she found herself falling asleep in the darker shows. Next thing I knew, I couldn't keep my eyes open. Talk about the power of suggestion!

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02-21-2001, 11:23 AM
I have found the Hall of Presidents an excellent place to take a nice lengthy nap. It's cool and dark and the seats are fairly comfortable- I too am upset that it will be closed on my next trip. Another suggestion if it's still open is Drew Carey's "sounds dangerous" in MGM because it is totally dark and it's all through the headsets.

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02-22-2001, 07:07 AM
On my last trip I found it hard to stay awake on the Universe of Energy ride at Epcot. DD was out like a light pretty much from the moment the ride portion started.

02-22-2001, 08:32 AM
FergieTCat - you must be able to sleep through a tornado!!! I cant imagine how anyone could fall asleep in Food Rocks. It is SO loud!!! You cracked me up.

I have never even gone here but maby someone else would know. How about on Tom Sawyer's Island at MK?

02-22-2001, 09:26 AM
Heidi --

LOL! That's very true -- I can sleep through almost anything. And I swear, I wasn't tired until the lady next to me mentioned it.

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02-22-2001, 06:19 PM
When we were there in 1997, I had a sinus infection and was really dragging. It was pretty warm too. I actually dozed off in Indiana Jones! When something loud would happen on stage, I would jerk awake and then doze off again.

02-22-2001, 07:42 PM
While on out honeymoon, DH and I both fell asleep in the Impressions of France movie. More recently, DS and I fell asleep in "The American Adventure" (in his defense, he was 15 mo. old in my defense - I was 6 mo. pregnant and carrying around DS).

I am planning on trying the TTA when we visit in May! (now I'll have a 3 year old and an 18 mo. old!)

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02-24-2001, 05:39 AM
When you are staying onsite--why would you take your car to the MK? The buses drop you off at the main gates--not where you have to take the monorail or the ferry, and it saves soooo much time. We have been back at our room in 10 minutes!

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02-24-2001, 06:25 AM
The Hall of Presidents gets my vote, but now it's closed for reburishing. OH No! Also, the tomorrow land people mover is a great place to take a load off, if only they would let us stay on for several trips. Carousel of Progress is a good one too (only if you've seen the show, of course, it's not one to be missed).


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02-24-2001, 09:16 AM
My 5 yr old DS fell asleep during the American Adventure show. We also used the Tomorrowland transit as a wonderful rest for MY tired feet.

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02-25-2001, 04:23 PM
The Hall of Presidents. My DH and DD and I went on our first trip to WDW on the 4th of July in 1991 for 3 days! We stopped to do the presidents and movie and missed the WHOLE thing, but we were revved up for the rest of the day.

We've been back many times - in the fall or late winter/early spring and we've never needed to do this again (we now stay on property and stay longer), but the memory of that nap is one we talk about quite often!


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02-25-2001, 06:54 PM
After enough rides through it, I have found myself napping in Haunted Mansion. The curved sides of the car is enough to prop up against, oh and when the car tilts back to go down? Goodnight!

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02-27-2001, 10:10 AM
When my DH and my sister would go on the ride I would take the "CHICKEN" path and wait for them where they unloaded and fall asleep on the bench waiting for them.

03-01-2001, 11:38 PM
I had a really bad headache at the MK one day and took a very much needed nap in the Legend of the Lion King. My BF votes for the busses that run around between the parks and resorts. as the best place to nap. Every time he gets on one he falls asleep no matter how wide awake he is when we get on.

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03-02-2001, 12:37 AM
Believe it or not, my friends and I have actually fallen asleep on the grass, nearby the monorail (almost under it). We decided to sit in the sun on the grass, very relaxing. other people were also sitting nearby us. if you have a picnic blanket or something that's even better, but the grass was good enough for us :) It's more convenient than going back to the hotel, and once ur done just get up and go! no one really cared that we were there since there were a number of people doing this.

03-02-2001, 09:40 AM
When I went in 1991 with my girlfriend we slept in the American Adventure. We were really tired. We even slept during the pre-show too

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03-02-2001, 02:51 PM
When my kids were young they always fell asleep at the Hall of Presidents and Carousel of Progress. We always stopped at one of those attractions when someone got cranky and they worked great. Of course last year my 15 year old daughter still fell asleep at the Hall of Presidents. I guess it's a tradition.

03-03-2001, 07:39 PM
is dark and relaxing, especially on the ride back down.

03-05-2001, 11:27 PM
... as you can actually lie down flat there on the floor. I have a tendency to overheat, and I have to lie flat in a cool place when it happens. If I'm on the back side of the park, that's my usual place to lie down for 30 minutes. If I'm up front I'll go to the first aid station. Anyone know a good cool flat space in Tomorrowland? (chuckle)

I'm not above riding several mid-day loops on the monorail to let a child sleep. Also, though I've never done it, I've seen parents sipping a cool one in the lobbies of monorail hotels, with a little one out cold beside them on the couch.

03-09-2001, 12:25 PM
bump. These are great. Any more???

03-12-2001, 07:10 AM
All this talk of napping is making me sleepy. ....Yawn....

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03-12-2001, 09:32 AM
...out of the mention of sleeping in the Hall of Presidents, as it's become a tradition for her, too! (I must admit to dozing off in there too, *SIGH* for a quick snooze...there's just something about it!) I told her that HOP was probably going to be closed when we visit the first week of April (at least that's what I've read -- for refurbishment?) and she was most disappointed. Have to find a new place, lol! ;)

03-12-2001, 11:08 AM
My DH caught a good nap during Carousel of Progress. He's not a Disney fan so he didn't mind missing this one.

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03-12-2001, 11:42 AM
I`ve also slept in the American Adventure. Really set me up for the rest of the day at Epcot.

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05-08-2001, 07:48 PM
All of these are great places and I have even fallen asleep in HOP and AA myself. But one place that would be a great place to nap is on the monorail. As long as it is not too crowded you could stay on there for a long time and ride it around. It is perfect... air conditioning, not too loud and a nice soft ride. I have fallen asleep many times at night after a long day. This could also work for the buses I guess, if you don't have to wait too long. Happy Napping.
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05-10-2001, 08:27 PM
My oldest DD gave up naps at 15 months unless she was in motion. So what did I do? Got on the monorail with her and did the loop many times. I could even speak the words in spanish by the time I was done.

05-11-2001, 07:52 AM
My favorite is Drew Carry "sounds of snoring" go in the highest row possible all the way to the end and then "forget" to put on the headphones. After that it's Doug Live. I liked the show the first time now it is a great place for as nap. I carry those disposable foam earplugs in my bag ....one of the longer naps at WDW.

05-14-2001, 11:37 PM
Although I love Carousel of Progress, I have to say that on a hot day, it is a great way to catch a short nap...

05-15-2001, 11:32 PM
Has anyone found any great rest and napping spots in the two places...I have a feeling I'm gonna need one in a few weeks;)