A Disney Mid-Day Break A Good Time To Use Shades of Green’s Laundry Rooms

Take a mid-day Disney break and wash your drawersCentral Florida can be very hot and muggy in the summer! Almost all Disney planners recommend a mid day break from the theme parks to go back to the room and recharge your batteries.

We always do this if we are at WDW in the summer. Some people hate to leave the parks once they are there, but being there from early in the morning until closing has been known to make not only children, but seasoned NCOs cry. Summertime hours in the parks can run from 8AM the 11PM or later. That’s just too much to take at one time.

So, sometime after having lunch in the park bail out and head back to your room. Get out of your very sweaty clothes, hit the pool, or just get a nap. I recommend both!


Then put on dry clothes and head on back to the park. You’ll have a decisive edge on those who have stayed there to tough it out.

The only down side of this strategy is that wearing two full sets of clothes per day you’ll accumulate laundry at an increased rate. So unless you packed for a month you’ll need to do laundry sometime during your stay.

Shades of Green has two laundry rooms, one in each of the guest wings. Both have all you need to get the job done.

Shades of Green's Laundry has all you need

Washers, Dryers, and the soap machines take tokens which are sold from a machine in the laundry rooms.

Shades of Green sells laundry detergent

Any unused tokens can be cashed back in at the front desk when you are done.

Shades of Green's Laundry has a Coke Machine and Microwave

Each laundry room has a soda machine and microwave plus chairs to wait on.


The last time we used the laundry room at Shades, Dad took the kids to the pool and Mom had some quiet time in the laundry room. Sounds odd but after a hectic morning with the kids in the parks she enjoyed the quite of being by herself with a good book.




Information on Shades of Green the Military Hotel on Disney World property


See all the current Shades of Green Discounts and Packages

A Special Note on Shades of Green Discounts: Something to be aware of is that Shades constantly changes the dates and discounts offered of their specials and packages.

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  1. I know I enjoyed a nice little break in the laundry room from the family togetherness. (There’s a tv in the room in case you don’t bring a book.) I picked up a small nylon basin from a local EMS store. It’s wonderful for rinsing out a few items. It folds up compact in your suitcase. When I want to use it I just place it in the tub and fill w/ some soapy water. Hand wash the items and hang them out over the balcony chair or shower. For the last trip I had each family member pack a couple of athletic (quick dry tee’s). They wash and dry easily so you can get a several wears out of one shirt during your stay.

  2. We ate in the laundry room twice while we were there last week. Eating out so much was expensive and we weren’t used to eating so much. we packed a few canned dinners (soup/pasta) and just microwaved them and ate right there. It saved us over $100. ☺️