Fantasyland's Tangled Rest Area Elevates The Theme Park Bathroom

The Magic Kingdom's New Fantasyland offers guests visiting the Walt Disney World Resort a great new selection of new rides, shops, shows and eateries to spend their times enjoying. The Imagineering team created some truly enchanting environments for guests to enjoy like Storybook Circus and the Enchanted Forest. Yet, one of the most notable areas of all may in fact be some new bathrooms. Located along the walkway between Fantasyland's Small World and Liberty Square's Haunted Mansion - Rapunzel's tower sits high above a waterfall offering a focal point to draw guests down the path to the rest area.

Rapunzel Rest Area Is Located Next to It's A Small WorldRapunzel Rest Area Is Located Next to It's A Small World

Rapunzel's Tangled Rest AreaRapunzel's Tangled Rest Area

The waterfall turns into a refreshing stream that leads the way to Fantasyland. As guest cross the bridge in this transition area the air becomes filled with cheerful music. It's obvious that guests have entered the charming village from Tangled as it's about to celebrate the birth of the Princess. Tall trees offer shade from the sun in the summer months, and guests move along the path lined with interesting props to see like Flynn Rider's bag, Maximus' horse shoe prints, wanted posters, and plenty of frying pans.

Rapunzel's TowerRapunzel's Tower
Trees Offer a Shady RespiteTrees Offer a Shady Respite

Above the walkways hang bright lanterns and banners painted with the familiar sunshine motif. At night they illuminate the area with a warmth and beauty that one doesn't generally expect from a theme park bathroom. The walls are painted with colorful art that Rapunzel could have drawn herself. There is plenty room to park a stroller in the courtyard and let the kids run around while you wait for the rest of the party to take care of necessities. A scavenger-hunt for ten of Pascal's chameleon friends hidden in the landscape encourages guests to linger and enjoy the extensive landscaping, or simply keep kids distracted while the grown ups take a break.

Can You Find Pascal's Friends?Can You Find Pascal's Friends?
They're Hidden In The LandscapeThey're Hidden In The Landscape

One of the most unique features of the rest area is the "D-zone" which offers a series of small tables and benches positioned right next to six charging stations that offer both electrical outlets to plug in to. This spot is not only a benefit to guests using mobile electronic devices, but for travelers who need to recharge mobile medical devices or powered wheelchairs it's a small marvel. I sincerely hope that Disney continues to create more spaces like this one.

Sitting Area Offers Guests A Place to RechargeSitting Area Offers Guests A Place to Recharge
Tree Stumps Hide Electrical & USB Charging StationsTree Stumps Hide Electrical Charging Stations

Overall the Tangled Rest Area offers guests so much more than just a potty break. It's an immersive, well themed area that offers a fun and comfortable respite in the midst of touring the Magic Kingdom. Have you seen the Tangled Rest Area yet? What did you think? Do you hope that Disney continues to create spaces like this within the Parks? Leave a comment and let us know!

mimi wrote on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 15:02:

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We were lucky enough to come upon this rest area early during EMH and no one was around. I thought it was just beautiful! Tangled is one of our favorite movies and I thought the attention to detail was phenomenal!!
Yes!! I would love to see more spaces like to this one!

Rach W wrote on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 20:18:

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As someone who's had to deal with a rented ECV that was having battery issues, more charging areas are a GREAT idea.

Mitch wrote on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:30:

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We were able to enjoy this area back in March. Nice place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Fantasy Land and relax for a few minutes. And the added restrooms were great, and very nice on the inside.

Kelley wrote on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 00:51:

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Can I go now?

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 12:27:

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I'm so glad to hear that other folks are enjoying this area as much as I do!

eric wrote on Wed, 11/09/2016 - 16:55:

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The music played near Tangled Rest Area sounds a lot like Saltarello by a band called Dead Can Dance. Does anyone know what the music is?

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