Whenever I tell someone I am headed to Walt Disney World on my next vacation, I always get the same response – something along the lines of a weird look and a comment like “Again?” or “I thought Disney was just for kids”. I just smile and explain to them that we love it there and leave it at that. I do get a lot of questions about Disney for Adults, so I thought it might be helpful to go over some of the most common ones:
“I thought WDW was just for kids?” – This could not be more wrong! WDW is perfect for those of ALL ages, the young, old, and young at heart! They really do have something everyone can enjoy, no matter what your interests – thrill rides, shows/attractions, live entertainment, food and drinks, water parks, and much, much more! It’s a great place to go to rediscover your youth, or to enjoy being an adult! There is plenty for adults to do at WDW, which brings me to the next question…
“What are some “Adult” WDW Activities?” – Where to begin…hmm. Well, there are spas for pampering, golf courses (lots of them!), five star restaurants, behind the scenes tours, wine tastings, watersports and boat rentals, bike rentals and walking/jogging/nature trails, horseback riding, night clubs and bars, tons of great shopping, a movie theater, bowling alley, a chance to “Drink Around The World”, and much, much more
“Why should I go to WDW?” – For me, it’s that “Disney Magic” – that intangible thing that can’t really be described except to say that I feel happy and “at home” when I am there, it’s a fun place to be, and if you have never been, I highly recommend it! If you are a Disney newbie, then you should go for the fact that there is SO MUCH to do, you can spend a week there and never do the same ride or eat in the same restaurant twice, you can spend time exploring and trying new things – after all, isn’t that the point of a vacation anyway?
“When Should I go?” – Being in an all-adult party traveling to WDW certainly has its advantages – a BIG one being you don’t have to wait for a school break or summer vacation to head off on vacation, and Disney does some amazing events during these “off peak” times – like the Food and Wine Festival and the annual Flower and Garden Festival. I recommend heading there in the fall (September-ish), or in the early part of the year – January or February can be a bit lighter, crowds wise
“Where Should I stay?” – There are plenty of amazing WDW Resorts to choose from, and they come in three price categories too – Value, Moderate, and Deluxe. The Value are very family friendly and are the least expensive, and are great for those on a budget, but for those adult only parties, I would say you might prefer the slightly more upscale décor and amenities offered at the Moderate and Deluxe Resorts. They offer sit down restaurants and bars/lounges, multiple modes of transportation (not just buses – boats/monorails too!), and beautifully decorated rooms. My personal choice for adult travelers is Port Orleans French Quarter Resort – it’s a Moderate resort that is smaller than most, and has a great romantic atmosphere
“What’s The Food Like?” – Many people assume that WDW food is like most other theme park food – burgers/chicken fingers/mac and cheese…kid’s stuff. While it’s true they do offer those things, they really have so much more than that. You can get it all here – from sushi to steak and everything in between. Everything is always made fresh and using only the best ingredients. And you don’t have to go to a sit down restaurant to find the good stuff either – counter service locations all around WDW offer salads, sandwiches, sushi, pasta, Asian, Roasted chicken, BBQ, and much more. The prices are not too high, and many meals are big enough to split between two people. Oh, and did I mention the food is also super delicious?
I think WDW is even better as an adult than it was when I was a kid – I enjoy it more and have more appreciation for it – but I would love to know what YOU think – have you ever been on an “adults only” WDW trip? Would you try it sometime?