One of the major items on my Bucketlist was to finally go to Mickey’s Retreat!
I knew that it was really nice, but never made the time for it. Since I haven’t been to Traditions yet (so can’t get into the parks), I decided today was the day to finally go!
Mickey’s Retreat is located directly across from the Chatham Square complex. It has several large sports fields, a couple volley ball areas, two swimming pools, areas for grilling, and you can rent boats to go out onto the water!
And it was beautiful!!!
Here is the view of the volleyball areas.
You can rent the boats Saturday and Sunday 1-4pm. All boats have to be back in by 5pm and you have to pay in cash. Still $2 is super cheap for a 3 hour boat rental!
All the sports equipment (volleyballs, etc.) is free to rent.
It got really humid – so sorry for the blurry photos! Here is a view of the different boats you can rent. Long canoes, kayaks, and paddleboats!
The lake is SO beautiful! We even saw some cranes and shore birds walking around.There is also a huge green, park-like area filled with benches and grilles for parties!
The pool was super clean and empty and the lifeguards were very nice. Next time, I want to bring my lunch and have a picnic! 🙂
Located between Chatham Square and The Commons, Mickey’s Retreat is a free 19-acre recreation facility on Little Lake Bryan open exclusively to Disney Cast Members and their families.
Come out and play, but don’t forget your Disney ID!
Address: 8151 Lake Forest Dr. Orlando, Florida 32821
Phone: (407) 828-3620
Summer Hours: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm (Mon – Sun)
Cost: Free admission for Disney cast members with ID
Facebook page: Mickeys Retreat Facebook Page
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