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Quietest places in Hollywood Studios for a break

Sooner or later we all can use a few minutes to sit down and relax and take a break from the fun, but tiring task of theme park touring.  On the WDW Today podcast, we've been looking at places in the parks to take break.  At Disney's Hollywood Studios, there are some great places to be found if you need a few minutes to take a break.

My absolute favorite spot in Hollywood Studios for a break is one I've written about in the past and that's the tables and chairs by Echo Lake.

What I love about this area is that it's usually empty and the view is lovely of Echo Lake.  It's serene, quiet and relaxing.  The umbrellas at the tables are a great option to escape the sun as well.  I like to grab a cold beverage (adult or otherwise) and bring it back here to enjoy.

If it's before 11am and you need a break already, an overlooked area is inside the Hollywood Brown Derby restaurant.  Yes, the restaurant is closed but the building is open.  I've often gone inside and sat down in the comfy leather seats that are in the lobby whether to wait for a friend or just take a few minutes to check Twitter.

Once 11am hits, the Brown Derby opens up and you get a lot more people coming through for their meals but in the early morning hours, it's a very nice spot to get away.

Believe it or not, there's actually a quiet stretch of Pixar Place that has benches that are perfect for taking a breather.  As you pass Toy Story Midway Mania and keep going towards the Backlot Tour, there's a stretch of Pixar Place across from the vacant Soundstage One that is usually quiet.  There's shade and benches and when you're knee-deep in theme park touring, it's perfect for a brief respit.  

I suppose if there's one benefit to there not being an attraction in Sounstage One, it's that we get a nice area to relax in!

Is there a place in Hollywood Studios you like to take a break in?  Share it in your comments so I can check it out!

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Posted: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 by