The Magic Kingdom is packed with experiences that whisk Guests into worlds of fantasy, adventure, and magic. However, there are moments when reality sets in, especially when nature calls or your child needs to go potty.
While there are plenty of restrooms for use, and all are themed and functional. Not all are created equal, and some are magnets for large crowds. Let’s examine the best and worst to use when visiting the Magic Kingdom.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Like many attractions in Walt Disney World, Pirates of the Caribbean deposits Guests in a gift shop when the experience is over. However, when existing the classic attractions, if one simply turns left, one can find a nearby restroom that is typically quiet. Its mosaic tile accents and signs that read “Caballeros” and “Damas,” maintain the Caribbean theming.
The Storybook Circus area is home to classics like Dumbo the Elephant and Big Top Souvenirs. But there is also a large bathroom past the Casey Jr. Splash ‘N’ Soak Station, where a large brick building houses charming restrooms. Themed to blend in with both Storybook Circus and the nearby railroad station, these restrooms are typically clean and quiet.
Another restroom, though much more well known, can be found in Fantasyland between the Haunted Mansion and “it’s a small world.” The Tangled bathrooms bring the village from the animated film to life with charming architecture covered in original paintings by Rapunzel. Fans of the popular movie will also recognize wanted posters for favorite friends from The Snuggly Duckling and other small items and details. While these restrooms are usually busy, their size and theming make up for it.
Tomorrowland is home to one of the busiest (and dirtiest) restrooms at the Magic Kingdom. And the addition of Tron Lightcycle Run to the area is not helping matters. The subpar restroom in question can be found on the walkway connecting Fantasyland and Tomorrowland just across from the Tomorrowland Speedway. Its central location makes it a magnet for all Guests in the Park’s two busiest lands, resulting in it often having lines spilling out the door.
Another very busy and sometimes dirty restroom can be found in Adventureland. Near The Magic Carpets of Aladdin is a large breezeway that passes through to Frontierland that keeps a decently sized washroom. Similar to the issue mentioned with the previous bathroom in Tomorrowland, this one is located between a pair of lands that see a lot of traffic. Although there’s nothing particularly wrong with these restrooms, the congestion is often so high that most Guests would be better off holding it if they can and walking over to Pirates of the Caribbean.
On Main Street, U.S.A., is Town Square, where Guests enter and exit the Park while enjoying a turn-of-the-century theme. Next to Town Hall are some of the busiest restrooms in the Park. Understandably, many Guests stop by this restroom before running to their first attraction or returning to their hotel. Although the bathrooms have lovely charm and background music from Main Street, U.S.A., the Park has better, less busy options.
There are countless restrooms throughout Walt Disney World for Guests to use, ensuring that there is always a facility within a quick walk. And although Disney does try their best to keep the restrooms clean and organized, it’s one of the busiest vacation destinations in the world. So if you need a facility while in the Magic Kingdom and can’t make it to one of these “bests,” use your best judgment.