This may be the most important thing that you read if you’re planning a Walt Disney World vacation. Okay, I won’t really go that far, but hopefully you’ll find some of this information helpful.
There are plenty of restrooms at Walt Disney World. You should find at least one in each land in the theme parks, and there are plenty at Disney Springs. There is also one outside of the main gate at all four theme parks. Most of the restrooms have a companion or family restroom there as well. Restrooms are clearly marked on your park map. You can also find the closest one on the My Disney Experience App.
Restrooms are made to blend in and look like they are part of a particular land. Probably the best instance of this is the Tangled restroom in Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. You can see this one in the distance, and I’m sure that some kids are disappointed that it isn’t another ride.
One thing that you need to keep in mind with restrooms, especially if there are young children in your party. There are two entrances/exits for many restrooms. This is not usually a big deal, but there are a couple of places where you might exit into a different area. If a child in your party is taking a long time coming out of the restroom, have someone check the other exit before you panic. Although you never need to panic, Disney takes great care of lost children.
If you’re about to hit a ride with a long wait time, you might want to hit the restroom first. If you leave the line you might not get your place back because that’s considered cutting. If it’s because the child with you had to go the others in line might be a little less annoyed, but that is still frowned upon. There are restrooms near the entrances to the most popular rides, you and your child should take advantage of them before getting in line.
From time to time you might see people taking selfies in a restroom. This isn’t as crazy as you might think. The lighting is great, and since it’s Walt Disney World the background isn’t bland and boring.
When you really need a restroom, you will not be able to find one (you know that this is true). Just ask the nearest Cast Member to point you in the right direction. Chances are it will be only a few feet away. I worked at a theme park once a long time ago, and “where’s the closest restroom” was the number one question that we were asked. The Cast Members are used to it.