We all three write for our blog. Fittingly, we all have different opinions on our favorite things at Disney World. Today we will give our favorite spots in Magic Kingdom with a short explanation of why.
Elaine (mom): My favorite spot in Magic Kingdom- and maybe all of Disney World- is “The Enchanted Forest ” in New Fantasyland beside Gaston’s Tavern. This is one area that is usually peaceful and beautiful in the daytime and even prettier at night with the lights on. It is particularly “enchanting” at Christmas when the decorations are up. As a frequent visitor, I regularly seek out a peaceful spot to sit and rest, and this is one of the few places I have found. A favorite routine of ours is to get a Lefou’s Brew in Gaston’s and take it outside to sit and drink. The trees in the enchanted forest are different than any I have seen and the fountain in front of Gaston’s adds a peaceful sound that further enhances the experience.
Son: My favorite area in the Magic Kingdom is, like my mother, Perdita, the area outside Gaston’s tavern, but for different reasons. The area has the best looking medieval style houses. The tavern has a treat even better than the famous Dole Whip. The Lefou’s brew is what I am talking about, since it has the tasty apple slush, topped with froth. It is good to sit and drink, while listening to the riders of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train scream nearby. The fountain, with it’s funny plaque, is perfect for the spot, right in front of the tavern. The inside of the tavern is lined with animal heads, and hunting guns, and has two sitting rooms: one with a huge circular table under a chandelier of antlers, a fireplace, and Gaston’s own chair, the other, smaller with a few chairs. There is a giftshop, mini-forest, and great views of Eric’s and Beast’s castles, too. This makes for a nice, and surprisingly uncrowded place to sit.
Dad: My favorite location in the Magic Kingdom is the center of Tomorrowland near the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, especially at nighttime. I love the lights, the metallic facade, and the peaceful “space-age” music. It takes me back to childhood notions of space and the future: Star Trek, The Jetsons, and Marvin Martian with his Illudium Q-36 explosive space modulator. Nearby, Mickey’s voice repeats on a circuit from the Tomorrowland Transit Authority, saying “It’s out of this world!” I wholeheartedly agree.
What is your favorite spot?