Ami B. (NDM#381) (35 Posts)

Princess Ami grew up going to Disney World when it was young and very small in comparison to today. It was a “World” that spanned only the Magic Kingdom resort area and the E-ticket was king! Disney World grew and Ami did with it, savoring every moment and change. Now that they are both knocking on 40, Magic Kingdom does its Disney magic with 3 more parks. It’s probably not a coincidence that Ami now experiences that new magic with 3 more princesses in tow. The girls are growing up addicted to the magic just as their mom did. Married to Prince Scott, Ami is gradually converting him over to the pixie dusted side! In addition to writing Disney infused blogs like and, Ami is a singer in her Virginia church’s contemporary praise band and a self-proclaimed foodie.



photo credit: Ami B-E


One of my all time favorite pastimes while visiting the Walt Disney World Resort is to amble around slowly, taking in all that satiating attention to the finer points.  From the music, just loud enough to fill your subconscious with pleasantries, to the subtly jovial colors, mature foliage and precise architectural details, all properties within Disney World are a feast for the senses!  Some even have their own aromas!  Goodness, what I wouldn’t do to bottle that crisp, Polynesian fragrance!


I believe, that if you look intently, many of the spots nestled within the Walt Disney World Resort  hold a different kind of magic.  You know, the kind that makes you want to slide in a little closer, hold hands and savor moments.


Let’s first take an intent look at Magic Kingdom itself.  If your legs are too tired to meander on their own, allow me to suggest the PeopleMovers.  This is one of my favorite rides, actually.  You get a leisurely, ambling journey and a birds eye view.  Two to a car is perfectly acceptable.


nearing sunset


Another spot in the Magic Kingdom is the Wishing Well.  A famous nook for proposals, it is clearly a fairy tale locale!  Go ahead…throw in that penny and make a wish!

I wish I may, I wish I might...


The Fairytale Garden Theatre has just been repurposed from Belle’s area to Rapunzel’s.   Although I miss Story Time with Belle, who can resist the lanterns as they come to life?


...and at last I see the light!


Now let’s wander down Main St., shall we?  If you are headed towards the castle, chances are you are looking straight ahead and are bewildered by the shear wonderment of it all.  I hate to pull you away, but you can get back to that later.   About halfway down Main St. on the right is Center St.  I can imagine how many people pass it by.  Down at the end of the street are bistro tables and a bench.  Flowering trees attract humming birds and offer a secluded ambience, and the amusing sound of a singing lesson drifts from the second story of a building on the left.  Take the time to sit a spell.  You won’t be sorry.




reading the windows will offer glimpses into the past.



There are a million other places around Magic Kingdom just waiting for you to discover!  All you need to do is slow down and savor the beautiful moments placed before you by those brilliant imagineers.


Next week: The magic Kingdom Resort area!
Contributed by: Ami B. (NDM#381) Ami is the DDL Ethics and Marriage Blogger. She is also the creator of Disney Park Goddess.


  1. One of mine and my wife’s favorite is the shady spot beside Sleepy Hollow Refreshments.  We were there 4th of July week a few years ago, and as busy as the park was, had it all to ourselves.  Nice, quiet, cool and with a great view of the Castle.  Although last year, Tiana and Naveen had taken it over for meet and greets.  We also like the old Swan Boat dock, down by the Rose Garden. 

  2. I love that Center street area.  We go there for a nice break.  It is pretty quite (relatively) and there is a music and dance lesson track that comes out of the window.  You can hear a singing lesson, piano lesson and tap dancing lesson.  It is pretty funny.  it sounds like it was made in 1950.

  3. one of my favorites (and not always quiet) is in Columbia Harbour House.  My hubby and I would go there when we were first dating and sit in the “bridge” over the Fantasyland/Liberty Square walkway.  We would choose to go at times when fewer people were eating and sit for a bit to rest and enjoy….Now we return with our three boys, and it is far from calm and quiet for us…  We still enjoy the spot to cool off, enjoy a meal, and take in the sights from the windows!

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