Most people think that there is a certain age to start taking kids to Walt Disney World and a certain age to STOP taking kids to Walt Disney World. I personally think that you are never too young OR too old for Disney. Actually, for my birthday this past year my husband and I took an adult only trip to Disney. Today I am going to give you a few hints on how to make the most of your Adult Only Trip.
1. Pick the perfect place to stay: For an adult only reservation, I encourage you to splurge a little and stay at a Moderate or Deluxe Resort. Although all of the resorts are kid friendly, most families tend to gravitate towards the Value resorts. Moderate Resorts like Disney’s Coronado Springs offer quiet pools and stellar restaurants. Deluxe Resorts like The Boardwalk Inn, Beach Club & Yacht Club are walking distance from Epcot and offer so much for every couple. How about relaxing on the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Resort while watching “Happily Ever After” fireworks at Magic Kingdom. Also, don’t forget the spas that are located at many of the Walt Disney World Deluxe Resorts.
2. Enjoy the nightlife: The best part about being on an Adult Only Disney Vacation means you do not have to deal with your own cranky kids that are up past their bed time (Yes! I said it). Enjoy the parks at night and take advantage of the Extra Magic Hours, nothing is more romantic that taking a stroll down Main Street USA with the Cinderella Castle lit up in the background. Disney Springs also offer some fantastic night time activities. Ragland Road Irish Pub and Restaurant is one of my favorites while visiting Disney Springs.
3. Disney’s Boardwalk: I was going to add this one to #2 but after staying at Disney’s Boardwalk this past November with my husband, I truly think that the Boardwalk needs its own number. Adults will find premium restaurants like Flying Fish and Trattoria al Forno. You can also catch the big game at ESPN Club (dining reservation are recommended). Try a handcrafted beer at Big River Grille & Brewing Works. After dinner you can find yourself at the dueling piano bar Jellyrolls or let loose at the Atlantic City Dance Hall.
4. Food and Drink: Drink Around the World Showcase at Epcot or Dine at a restaurant that you normally would not with the kids. Kids are not the only ones who get to have fun in Disney. In fact, I say to splurge a little more and add the deluxe dining plan to your vacation package, book a reservation or two at a signature restaurant or dinner show that take 2 table service credits. Did you know that most dinner shows are all you care to eat and drink? In the fall months don’t forget about Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival which is perfect for adults!
5. Be a Big Kid: I know this is an adult only trip, but that doesn’t mean you can’t let your inner 10 year old come out every once in a while. Ride the rides!! Kiddy rides are still fun for adults too! You also get to ride the rides you normally skip because the kids are too small to ride on! Don’t forget to stop for a photo with Mickey and book a character meal too!
Have you ever taken an adult only trip to Walt Disney World? Tell me some of your top things to do!
Cindy Dismukes is an independent agent for Fairytale Adventures Travel Agency. She specializes in family vacations to Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Universal, Major Cruise Lines and All Inclusive Resorts. You can reach Cindy at Cindy@FairytaleAdv.com or on her Facebook page Cindy Dismukes-Destination Specialist.