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High 10 Bathrooms at Disney World

This publish covers the highest bathrooms and greatest bogs at Walt Disney World, with an inventory of hidden gems and rad restrooms. Selecting a favourite restroom is like selecting a favourite baby, nevertheless it’s additionally essential to do. We additionally share all the huge toilet information from a busy yr at WDW. (Up to date December 27, 2023.)

When Disney Blogstorians (as a result of that may completely be a factor) doc the historical past of the weird phenomenon of websites like this one, this publish will dwell in infamy as the purpose this web site jumped the shark. I’ve really wished to do that listing for an eternity, however I’ve averted it as a result of, nicely…it’s bizarre. That’s, till the Tangled Bathrooms opened, and each weblog had like 38 posts on them. All bets have been off at that time. That actually broke down the lavatory barrier, and the bathroom taboo.

Honestly, I don’t know why I’ve shied away from this matter. Simply assume, there’s in all probability some dude sitting in a forgotten nook of the Imagineering workplaces with the title of “Potty Present Design, Tiling & Technical Director” who takes his work very significantly, but is the butt of jokes. Good sir, your day is lastly right here. Now you can do a celebratory fist-pump and regale your loved ones with this weblog’s reward of your superb work. I can solely hope my nice investigative journalism shining a light-weight in your work helps earn this weblog its first (of many) Peabody Awards…

Whereas this may appear to be a troublesome matter to deal with, I’ve had a psychological listing of the highest bathrooms at Walt Disney World for years. Possibly a long time. The laborious half was the images. I’ll wager most of you studying this have by no means taken images of a restroom. Why would you? Till compiling this, I hadn’t both. As such, you in all probability don’t find out about restroom images decorum.

At the start, you by no means take a photograph when one other individual is within the restroom, particularly if they can’t see you. Are you able to think about sitting in there–alone–and listening to somebody waltz in, fireplace off a collection of images, after which rush out? That expensive as soon as in a lifetime Walt Disney World journey simply obtained much more costly as a result of years of remedy after it.

Sadly, the problem offered by capturing all of those restrooms empty is why we don’t have images for every. I’m not simply going to repeatedly duck out and in of assorted Walt Disney World restrooms to see if there’s anybody in there. That wouldn’t be enjoyable to clarify to safety after they inevitably confirmed as much as see what the heck I used to be doing loitering in restrooms. I do some bizarre stuff for the sake of weblog posts, however that’s a bridge too far.

2023 WDW Restroom Retrospective

You may discover the up to date parenthetical above, and be considering, “why on earth does a publish about bathrooms at Walt Disney World want an replace?!” Effectively, rather a lot has modified on the bathroom tech entrance and this weblog goals to be on the slicing fringe of the “new sanitation revolution.” We envision a brighter tomorrow, with good bathrooms and well being monitoring (assume Baymax however in your butt) hopefully coming quickly to Tomorrowland.

Sadly, the final yr has not been a brilliant one for bogs. Sadly, 2023 will go down within the restroom document books (which, to be clear, is a e book about toilet data that’s additionally saved toilet-side, for severe latrine studying–like Kramer’s espresso desk e book about espresso tables) as one of many worst years in latest reminiscence.

Earlier than we get to the unhealthy bogs, let’s begin with the nice: Toy Story Roundup Rodeo BBQ. Whereas these aren’t going to win any awards or declare a spot on this listing, as they’re considerably small for the busy foyer of an all-you-can-eat restaurant. However credit score the place credit score is due–the themed design is enjoyable and becoming and, in contrast to the remainder of Toy Story Land, they didn’t screw up and put the urinals method too near the bottom!

In any other case, most rest room brainiacs will agree that the story this yr was one among squandered potential. If you consider the large additions at Walt Disney World in 2023, what instantly jumps to thoughts is TRON Lightcycle Run in Magic Kingdom and World Celebration in EPCOT. Potty professionals and fanatics alike have been anxiously awaiting these restrooms for 4+ years.

After constructing these latrines at a lackadaisical tempo, Walt Disney World lastly debuted them this yr. Whereas good sufficient, the TRON bathrooms have been undersized, as was the only one (1) at Moana’s Journey of Water. Different restrooms in and across the heart of EPCOT are simply refurbishments of current restrooms. Neither unhealthy nor good.

Then there was the large blow(out), which was the closing of Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. Whereas nobody needs to confess it, the primary motive this much-maligned and misunderstood ‘resort’ had such an ardent fan following was due to its restrooms. (Most likely.) Some may say that ~$4,000 was a small worth to pay for secreting in model in house. I wouldn’t, however some may!

Wanting again to final yr, the very best addition was the restrooms in Connections Cafe & Eatery at EPCOT. These are super bathrooms when it comes to significance and demand. Situated inside a Starbucks and proper subsequent door to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, they’re successfully doing double responsibility (give it some thought for a second…or not). 

That’s additionally what retains them off of this listing. Though these are good high-capacity restrooms (bonus factors for the adjoining water filling station), they’re a sufferer of their location. Once more, these service a quick meals restaurant, espresso store, and thrill trip. Suffice to say, I’ve heard some stuff in right here. Contemplate avoiding them until you’re a gambler or it’s the start or finish of the day.

The opposite excellent news is that there’s an amazing huge stunning toilet tomorrow! Sooner or later within the first half of 2024, we’ll be handled to the brand new restrooms in CommuniCore Corridor at EPCOT. There are additionally a number of trip refurbishments and reimaginings on the 2024 Walt Disney World Closure Calendar, and it’s possible that a couple of of these will lead to redone restrooms. All of that, plus the brand new resorts and eating places that’ll debut within the new yr.

The underside line is that 2024 must be an thrilling yr for the Great World of Walt Disney World Washrooms!

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When mentioning CommuniCore Corridor, we’d be remiss if we didn’t additionally pay our respects to the bygone bogs of Walt Disney World. Whereas nothing of worth was misplaced this yr, we’re nonetheless mourning the Innoventions restrooms. This was an enormous blow for the gloriously-weird early Nineties restrooms.

CommuniCore Corridor is the alternative for the Innoventions buildings that housed these beloved bogs. Right here’s hoping that the inventive minds behind the EPCOT overhaul can put their tile-selecting skills to good use and create new restrooms worthy of the legacy of EPCOT Heart. (Within the spirit of Creations Store, I hope they go for “Toilet Constructing.”) Imagineers like to pay tribute to extinct sights–it’d be superior to see a nod to those retired restrooms in CommuniCore Corridor!

With all of those essential updates out of the way in which, let’s flip to our listing of Walt Disney World’s most excellent outhouses…

Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge – I’m actually torn about these bathrooms. On the one hand, they’re extremely industrial and utilitarian, missing the heat and good vibes I’m in search of when score a restroom.

Then again, they’re giant and extremely environment friendly, actual “folks consuming” bogs in a land that’s usually busy and crowded–a stark distinction to the restrooms in Toy Story Land. Plus, the background music ‘radio’ feed is enjoyable and these restrooms are the very best place to listen to it.

House 220 Restaurant – As famous above, Epcot is the epicenter of washroom work at Walt Disney World proper now. Restroom refreshes in World Showcase, within the entrance plaza underneath Spaceship Earth, and in different areas of the previous Future World. Nonetheless, just one newcomer is an area (consolation) station standout.

House 220’s is definitely an identical story to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The House 220 restrooms have a sterile high quality, however that’s good for an area station. There are additionally plenty of intelligent indicators, and the comm chatter you’ll be able to hear within the restrooms is enjoyable and amusing.

Arendelle/Norway – The opposite comparatively latest addition in Epcot to make the listing is the expanded space of the Norway pavilion that’s, primarily, the Kingdom of Arendelle.

This space is residence to Anna & Elsa’s Royal Sommerhus, the Wandering Reindeer reward store, and a few of the nicest, most fashionable, and thematically charming restrooms in all of Walt Disney World.

Hollywood Brown Derby – Flush like the celebrities, within the restroom that could be a beacon for the present enterprise elite. These restrooms are situated simply contained in the aspect entrance to the Hollywood Brown Derby, making them simple choices even should you’re not eating on the restaurant.

The 2 upsides listed here are that they’re hardly ever crowded and well-themed, making them far and away the very best choices in a panorama of lifeless restrooms at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

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Mexico – Regardless of the restroom scenario being fairly deplorable in World Showcase, there are some gems. These embody those up and out of doors Katsura Grill in Japan, ones again by Worldwide Gateway, and the unheralded ones within the World Showplace pavilion, created to flush within the new millennium.

Of all of those, although, my favourite is the restrooms inside San Angel Inn. Stylish, hardly ever crowded, and probably the most handy spot should you’re in pressing want after spending a while at La Cava del Tequila, these are a beacon of sunshine within the darkness that’s the World Showcase restrooms.

American Journey – Fashionable Individuals use the restrooms greater than our forefathers in 1982. Or, so you’ll assume should you strolled by means of the World Showcase and located small restroom after small restroom, all of that are inadequate for demand, particularly within the period of “Ingesting Across the World.”

Teddy Roosevelt as soon as provided phrases of motivation to these toiling within the quest to discover a restroom in Epcot: “braveness just isn’t having the energy to go on; it is happening whenever you don’t have the energy.” These sage phrases gave former Epcot VP Jam MacPhee a spark of inspiration, and he used them as his motivation for including new restrooms to American Journey. Simply the biggest set of restrooms in World Showcase, these bathrooms embody the American Dream.

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Pioneer Corridor – In the event you’ve ever been within the males’s restroom right here, you recognize precisely why it made the listing. That. Mural. I assume (and hope, fairly frankly) that that is some kind of twisted inside joke among the many Imagineers added clandestinely throughout development, and by the point somebody in administration caught this factor, it was already too late to alter it.

Regardless of the motive for this inexplicable mural, it’s wonderful. Sorry, women, however from what I perceive, you don’t have the nationwide treasure that’s this mural in your restroom. Our pal Adam recreated this mural in a superb piece of efficiency artwork, however I don’t assume the web is prepared for that picture but, so right here’s a celebratory group picture of my crew in there following the Walt Disney World Marathon.

Deluxe Resorts – Solely commoners must be pressured to topic themselves to utilizing paper towel to dry their fingers, a truism Disney acknowledges when stocking the Deluxe Resort public restrooms with material towels for hand-drying. Generally, the general public restrooms at these resorts are small, however nicely appointed (usually with floor-length, wooden doorways for the stalls), with nicer cleaning soap than their counterparts within the parks. I’m not even kidding.

If I needed to decide favorites, I’d select the restrooms outdoors of Citricos and Victoria & Albert’s, the hallway close to Belle Vue Lounge in BoardWalk Inn, and the foyer degree of the Modern. With the unwashed lots monitoring their muddy boots all around the flooring, I assume the parks merely can’t do nicer restrooms? 😉

Tangled Restroom

Tangled Bathrooms – The opening of the Tangled Bathrooms paved the way in which for lavatory running a blog, and for that, I feel we will all rejoice. There was some preliminary outrage over the hype about these restrooms, however that was solely the results of over-coverage by bloggers quite than precise hype by Disney. Sadly, there was no “grand opening” for the restrooms nor a press launch.

Regardless of all that, the restrooms are good. Whereas they do draw vital crowds attributable to their location on the boundary between Fantasyland and Liberty Sq., they’ll simply meet demand due to their enormous measurement. Different favorites in Magic Kingdom embody these within the previous Tomorrowland Skyway constructing (close to Carousel of Progress), Tomorrowland Terrace, and tucked away in Caribbean Plaza north of Pirates of the Caribbean.

Restaurantosaurus – I do know what you’re considering: “however Tom, isn’t all of Dino-rama only one big rest room?” Figuratively, sure. Nonetheless, I might warning you towards treating it as such, as a result of safety may disagree with that evaluation. Being the most recent of the parks, Animal Kingdom was constructed after Walt Disney World had actually exploded in reputation, so the park constructed restrooms in gentle of contemporary attendance numbers.

In consequence, you don’t actually need “hidden gem” restrooms right here, because the park does a a lot better job–on the entire–of assembly restroom demand. There are some colourful places up in Discovery Island and my second-favorite location is the restrooms in Harambe Village, however the Restaurantosaurus ones are private favorites.

Journey Into Creativeness – This restroom was the inspiration for doing this listing within the first place. My absolute favourite restrooms at Walt Disney World. These are on the far proper entrance aspect of the Creativeness Pavilion, and they’re by no means crowded. That’s one promoting level, however the even larger one for a Disney geek like me is that they’re one of many final vestiges of EPCOT Heart, enjoying the Journey into Creativeness pavilion’s unique 1983 background music loop.

Whereas the remainder of the pavilion obtained new music within the late Nineties, these restrooms have been surprisingly forgotten–or deliberately spared so we followers might take pleasure in this excellent loop. No remark as as to if I’ve ever spent ~quarter-hour in right here solely to benefit from the full loop. The video above is a small clip–all the time I stood there in worry that somebody would stroll in, as a result of that would’ve been a enjoyable one to clarify. YOU’RE WELCOME, AMERICA.

BONUS BATHROOM: Sivako Secret – Will you “rise to the problem” and use the covert commode within the queue for Avatar Flight of Passage?! There’s really nothing particular about these, apart from their mid-queue location in what’s often the longest line at Walt Disney World. That alone could make them probably the most welcome latrine scene–an oasis in a desert, however in a reverse sense.

The Avatar Flight of Passage mid-queue restrooms have been really added to the attraction not that way back and have been borne of necessity. For the primary few years of the attraction’s existence, there was an indication outdoors the doorway that knowledgeable friends there have been no restrooms within the queue. After all, most children and even adults can’t forecast their toilet breaks 2-3 hours upfront, so didn’t do an entire lot. Hopefully there’s a Disney+ behind the lavatory scenes on the making of those.

DOUBLE BONUS: Cinderella Citadel Suite – Okay, so this one includes a royal throne that none of us will ever be capable to sit upon (there’s actually a “Present Prepared” signal on it, letting you recognize it’s not to be used amongst us peasants), however we’d be remiss if we didn’t at the very least point out it right here.

You may see extra in our Cinderella Citadel Suite Picture Tour, however that is unquestionably probably the most memorable toilet in all of Walt Disney World. If given the possibility, I might spend hours photographing it’s ornate and lavish particulars–and that bathtub! Wow.

Usually, I keep away from hypothesis as to what Walt Disney would assume, however on this case, it goes with out saying that Mr. Disney would completely agree with this listing of the very best bogs at Walt Disney World. As he so usually mentioned, “should you can dream it, you are able to do it.” 😉

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Everybody has their favorites, so what’s your favourite toilet at Walt Disney World? Any location with significantly distinctive theming? Higher than common TP? Nice music? Low crowds? Share your knowledge on this pressing matter within the feedback under! Listening to your suggestions—even whenever you disagree with us—is each attention-grabbing to us and useful to different readers, so please share your ideas under within the feedback!

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