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Full time mommy and writer. I love to eat dessert first and have dance parties in my living room with my two kiddies. I have an affinity for strong coffee, Disney and dreaming up fantastical bedtime stories. I love pointing to the night sky and telling my daughter the crescent moon is the Cheshire Cat smiling at us.

10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Fort Wilderness Trails

4. Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground Beach and Trails The forest awaits you at Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, beckoning you to put on your walking shoes and explore. The truly neat thing about this resort is that it seems so far removed from the often chaotic pace of the Disney Parks, when in actuality it’s a short boat ride ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Sky Way Bridge

1. Contemporary Resort Grand Concourse Balcony/Bay Lake Tower Sky Way Bridge There’s a lot going on at this 4th floor Contemporary Resort hotspot from food to shopping to a fun arcade. With the addition of Bay Lake Tower in 2009, a bridge was built to connect the two resorts along with an outdoor patio/balcony on the north end of the ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Aunt Polly's Gazebo

2. Tom Sawyer Island-Aunt Polly’s Gazebo, Magic Kingdom Tom Sawyer Island is a rustic hideaway that can oftentimes feel uninhabited. Getting “lost” amongst the dark caves, exploring the forts, and navigating the playgrounds remains a wonderfully vivid childhood memory for me. Despite the passing of time, much of Tom Sawyer Island remains untouched and unchanged, allowing for the nostalgia to ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Belle Bue Lounge

3. Boardwalk’s Belle Vue Lounge Balcony This is one of those locations that you would swear nobody knows about. I’ve never had to share this space with other people (other than my husband and/or friends) and have many a time enjoyed a drink or two while looking over the Boardwalk’s beautiful and meticulously landscaped courtyard. This often overlooked lounge which ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

10. Saratoga Springs Resort Lakefront Sidewalk There is a promenade found behind the Congress Park section of Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort that takes you along the sun-glinting Village Lake which separates this resort from the lively Downtown Disney. Walking along this peacefully remote footpath and/or taking a seat on one of the many garden benches will afford you a spectacular ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Walkway

5. Magic Kingdom Walkway Connecting Storybook Circus to Space Mountain It’s often all too easy to follow right along with the crowds of park goers, taking the most obvious, wide open routes set before you to get from point A to point B. Heeding the poetic words of Robert Frost we’d learn, however, that taking the road less traveled sometimes ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

United Kingdom

6. United Kingdom Pavilion Gardens, Epcot There is a lovely English garden with beautiful flora and a hedge maze located behind the buildings and shops at the United Kingdom Pavilion in Epcot. During select hours of the day, a cover band can be found playing chart-topping British retro hits of the ‘60s on a small stage off to the garden’s ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Narcooses

7. Narcoossee’s Waterfront Verandah One of my favorite dining locations on Disney property is Narcoossee’s, located on the water at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Exclusive to patrons of this signature dining establishment, a waterfront wrap-around verandah borders the waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon, giving you a perfectly perfect view of Cinderella Castle. Because this space is designated ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Old Key West

8. Old Key West/Treehouse Villas Nature Trail I stumbled upon this “hidden” location on an early morning jog during a stay at Disney’s Old Key West Resort. The trail borders the canal that the resort transportation ferries use to travel to and from Downtown Disney. The paved path eventually merges with a Saratoga Springs Resort walkway and can even lead ...

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10 Amazingly Beautiful “Secret” Spots Around Disney World

Animal Kingdom Lodge Patio

9. Animal Kingdom Lodge Covered Patio Hidden layers and levels abound in the carnivorous layout of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Exploring this resort will reward you with the discovery of several “hidden” nooks available to lounge in, some even offering a wonderful view of the savannah and the grazing African safari animals. My “secret” spot is found at the back ...

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