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Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Mon 21, 2014 9:57 am
by Westclock
Curious if others do this. I have spent a lot of time sitting in random locations and just people watching. One of my favorites is the benches by the Wishing well just east of Cinderella Castle.

I'd have to add just about any place in World Showcase once its late enough for the alcohol to kick in. :p

Where is your "I wanna sit and do nothing for a moment go to spot?

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Mon 21, 2014 12:32 pm
by duggett
How about the "magic surprise squirting fountains" in front of the Imagination pavilion at Epcot. Kids are just tickled by the surprise bursts of water from one red & blue circle to the next. And running under them and getting sprayed. I could watch those smiles and giggles for hours.

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Mon 21, 2014 2:48 pm
by horizons1
For MK, I like sitting on a bench in the old Swan Boat Dock in the Plaza rose garden.
For EC I used to like sitting in the Fountain View Ice Cream shop which is now a Starbucks, and I don't drink coffee! :(
For HS, I like sitting in the Farmer's Market at a table along Sunset Blvd.
For AK, I don't like sitting there any longer than I have to.

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Mon 21, 2014 8:43 pm
by Amy
horizons1 wrote:For MK, I like sitting on a bench in the old Swan Boat Dock in the Plaza rose garden.....
Um, I hate to break it to you but...
(you know it is gone now right??)

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Tue 22, 2014 7:52 am
by cccmouse
My favorite "people watching" spot is sitting in Frontierland across from the turkey leg vendor. Lots of traffic moves through that small space.
My favorite "do nothing for a while" spot is in a rocking chair on the porch of the Trails End restaurant at Fort Wilderness.

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Tue 22, 2014 8:07 am
by Westclock
I started my cast member career at that turkey cart. And i gotta say... its a great spot to watch the masses! haha

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Tue 22, 2014 10:54 am
by horizons1
Amy wrote:
horizons1 wrote:For MK, I like sitting on a bench in the old Swan Boat Dock in the Plaza rose garden.....
Um, I hate to break it to you but...
(you know it is gone now right??)
What's gone? The little patio/dock with the green roof? I didn't know that.

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Tue 22, 2014 1:34 pm
by kelpseaweedkelp
Def agree with outside of Imagination. I like outside the exits of ToT and Space Mountain too (or any of the thrill rides) to see ppl all thrilled
AK - any little bench under a tree - I like the area by the Dinosaur ride with all the ancient plants - it is quiet and ppl stroll by being quiet and a little spooked out by the dino sounds

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Tue 22, 2014 6:18 pm
by Amy
horizons1 wrote:
Amy wrote:
horizons1 wrote:For MK, I like sitting on a bench in the old Swan Boat Dock in the Plaza rose garden.....
Um, I hate to break it to you but...
(you know it is gone now right??)
What's gone? The little patio/dock with the green roof? I didn't know that.
Yeah, the swan boat dock came down as part of the latest refurb around the hub. They are supposedly making more walking space around the hub to avoid so much congestion at parade and fireworks times. Many people have fond memories of that location and were quite disappointed it went away :(

I can't say I people watch too much ~ I'm too busy doing and seeing myself. I do hope that once I live closer I will be more inclined to stop and relax and people watch. It really can be a fun activity and I'm guessing you really see a lot of variety of people at WDW!

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Tue 22, 2014 7:58 pm
by Sharonofwindham
Trails End porch in Ft. Wilderness. I actually think that's the only place that I have sat long enough to people watch. I love the tranquil atmosphere. Sitting in a rocking chair while looking across the walkway at the trees filled with Spanish moss, (I'm from New England so this stuff is really cool to me).

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Wed 23, 2014 2:33 pm
by JonathanCC
Either on a beach chair at Poly overlooking the lagoon or one of the benches in Epcot in the World Showcase.

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Fri 25, 2014 12:08 pm
by Westclock
I do like the hammocks on the beach at the poly. But usually a little tough to get one. :/

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: Apr Sat 26, 2014 4:04 am
by Bunni
Just outside cosmic rays during a rain storm Milkshake in hand. I remember 1 holiday we got stuck undercover there for 2 hours as it was torrential rain and a very impressive thunderstorm that actually grounded pretty near by freaking us all out. It was quite a nice experience in some ways as all the families gathered under for shelter where all laughing and joking together. Just outside the exit of ToT is another of my favourites, I love seeing people all excitedly chatting about their experience and light up with such joy!

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: May Sun 04, 2014 7:36 pm
by bcgm3
At Magic Kingdom, there's a few. One is in Adventureland, somewhere near the shops by the Magic Carpets -- I love watching people get squirted by the golden camel, looking around like, "who did that?" There's a little dock with rocking chairs near the fort on Tom Sawyer Island, too, that affords a great view of Thunder Mountain. At EPCOT, I like to sit near the trees right in between Innoventions East and the Land -- You can hear the music there really well and there's plenty of shade. Animal Kingdom has a nice spot on the far side of the bridge to Asia, where there's a phone-booth sized structure with some bartops and usually a barstool or two. You get a nice view of the water and it's a great little spot to huddle and saty out of the rain for a minute.

Re: Favorite people watching location

Posted: May Tue 06, 2014 6:32 pm
by packwingfn
I love sitting on top of Main St Train Station & people watch people enter & leave the park!