Did you know that there's a relaxing place near the Walt Disney World Resort that is reserved only to Cast Members and their families? It's called MICKEY'S RETREAT.

Located on the banks of Little Lake Bryan, Mickey's Retreat offers the perfect combination of the great outdoors, natural beauty, and recreational opportunities. Visitors (who must be always accompanied by Cast Members) can enjoy a children's playground, swimming pool, marina, tennis courts, basketball courts, volleyball courts and a large sports field. For large gatherings, four pavilions can be reserved for a fee. The park also has picnic areas equipped with tables and grills.

Operating Hours

Monday-Friday:
Park: 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Pool: Noon - 5 p.m. (Noon - 6 p.m. on Friday)
Marina: Closed

Saturday & Sunday
Park: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Pool: Noon - 6 p.m.
Marina: Noon - 5 p.m.

**Beginning Nov. 8 through March 12, Mickey's Retreat will close at 7 p.m.**

Offerings
  • Marina Rentals
  • Children's Playground
  • Sand Volleyball Courts
  • All Purpose Field
  • Full-Length Basketball Courts
  • Minnie’s Pool 
  • Cast Reservations
  • Lap Swimming
  • Screen Room
  • Restrooms / Lockers / Showers
  • Tennis Courts
Reserve a Pavilion
  1. Click here to find out if we have space available on the date of your gathering. If so, follow the instructions on this site to start the reservation process.
  2. Once your reservation is approved, you will receive an email. Use the links in the Acceptance Email to complete your reservation.
  3. Accept the Contract Online.
  4. Pay the rental fee online by credit card or by cash at the ESPN Clubhouse Shop.
Contact Information (for Cast Member Use Only)

Information Line: 407-828-3620 (tie line 8-222)
Street Address: 8151 Lake Forest Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Note: Cast Members with a valid company ID may bring as many Guests to Mickey's Retreat as the number on their Main Entrance Pass plus three additional Guests.

Photos

Mickey's Retreat is located within the Little Lake Bryan subdivision, a Disney-owned community:


This sign welcomes you:



What a peaceful place...



Look how low are the rates for Donald's boat rental:



Really nice out there:



It has two different swimming pools:



The banquet room:


The playground:






Goofy's tennis courts:






The basket courts:



The map of the area:



In the Big Bass Pier you can even fish (but then you have to throw the fish back in the lake):




The Hyatt hotel can be seen across the lake:




And we conclude with a picture of the Cast Members waiting for the bus to go to work:


And remember: OTPN goes where the others don't.

29 Comment(s):

Anonymous said...

Actaully pretty cool to know that the cast members have a great area like that to take there families and that the prices are much more reasonable than in the parks, thanks for sharing

Anonymous said...

The Chatham bus stop is hardly a backstage area......That's where some of the CP's stay. In the background of some of the pictures you can see The Commons which is another Disney owned housing complexes filled with Cultural Reps.

Samuele said...

To the 2nd anonymous: It seems like you know the place (since you named the Commons...)!!!
I said Backstage because since this blog is viewed mostly by Orlando visitors (that never knew this place) it's like a behind-the-scene look at a Cast Member-only place...
But thanks for clarifying.

It seems like a lot of fun and a pleasant place. The pools at Mickey's Retreat are also used for lifeguard swim test. It's also across the street from Chatham so it's beautiful easy to get to as a CP. I really like to play the table tennis, and the table there is inside a screened in picnic area and very nicer than the tables at the apartment swimming pools.

Best Regards,

Anonymous said...

That hotel is the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress. It's not a DTWN Disney hotel though. It's off of Vineland Road to the north of LBV.

Samuele said...

Oh, thanks Anonymous! I didn't know that someone could actually identify it, since it was very far and it's not so clear...
But, thanks!!

Anonymous said...

can anyone go to this place? do they check id's

Yes, they do check your ID to go inside the park itself, but to just visit Little Lake Bryan, you don't have to show them anything...

Anonymous said...

Does anyone happen to know the hours? that would be really helpful, thx in advance. =D

Anonymous said...

The hours are 11 AM- 8 PM. The pool is open from 12-6.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how many people a cast member can get in at a time?

Wanda said...

The cast member can get the same amount of persons that they have in the main gate pass.

Anonymous said...

Cast members can take up to 6 people with them.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the phone number

Anonymous said...

Are pets allowed?

Anonymous said...

Yes good question, are pets allowed there?

Anonymous said...

According to the sign in the front, there are no pets allowed.

Anonymous said...

Can third party participants enter?
And does either pool have lane lines for fitness swimming?
Thanks

Anonymous said...

Yes one pool does have swimming lines

Anonymous said...

can you take two cars in there with just one member's pass.

Anonymous said...

I met and married a raccoon from this place. Great place to "meet wildlife"

Yes, they do check ID and one cast member can bring up to five family / friends members

Yes, they do check ID and one cast member can bring up to five family / friends members

Becky said...

first time here, swam for a little got out of the water to FaceTime a friend from back home I won't see for over four months, got told by a lifeguard i had to swim or leave, she said me laying out was wasting her time and I should find a beach to lay out on. Completely rude and unwelcoming. Don't think I'll return EVER.

Becky said...

first time here, swam for a little got out of the water to FaceTime a friend from back home I won't see for over four months, got told by a lifeguard i had to swim or leave, she said me laying out was wasting her time and I should find a beach to lay out on. Completely rude and unwelcoming. Don't think I'll return EVER.

Unknown said...

can my wife come here with the kids without me (the cm?)

so if I am a cast member can my wife and kids come here without me while i am at work? or do i have to be there for her to get in?

Anonymous said...

Are the boats available for rental every day?

Anonymous said...

What about third party operating participants?

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