If you are anything like me (and I know you are) you take Peter Pan’s advice to never grow up very seriously. And where do people with this mindset go? To Disney World of course because it’s not just for kids, in fact you don’t need kids at all to enjoy his magical place.
Disney World has so much to offer when it comes to adult-only trips. So sit down, buckle up and get your Minnie Ears ready!
I would say that one of the most obvious appealing factors to adults when planning their Disney trip or vacation is the incredible hotel options. There are so many hotels to choose from ranging from value to deluxe options to suit different budgets.
Putting it simple..
Hotels with huge amounts of cheesy, Disney character that make guests feel apart of their favourite Disney films. I just love em!
They are arguably most popular for families but still well worth considering unless you want to totally escape the family vibe when leaving the parks. Art of Animation is my personal favourite (but you knew that already) but other awesome hotels include All Star Movies, Music and Sports and Pop Century.
If you like the idea of a package deal when booking your Disney trip from the UK, you may find that moderate hotels are usually the best and cheapest option (but don’t quote me on that).
Generally moderate hotels are a little more “sophisticated”, offer slightly larger rooms and more recreation options. There may be more dining options too including one quick service and one waiter service location. These hotels are the perfect balance of Disney charm and indulgence.
If luxury is what you are after, the deluxe resorts are right up your street. Of course these hotels are a little more pricey but the perfect getaway for adults. Deluxe hotels offer great, indulgent dining options, lots of recreational activities and are typically closer to the parks. You may even be able to watch the fireworks from your room if you are lucky.
These are fabulous for adult-only trips with a little (or a lot of) luxury and can make for the ultimate escape.
A lot of people assume that Disney Parks only offer smaller, family-friendly rides and although we all love a boat ride through the jungle or a sing song with some exotic birds (yes it’s a must-do classic right?) there’s also offerings perfect for the adrenaline junkie.
Fancy a hike (or fast-paced roller coaster) up Mount Everest? Did I mention it goes backwards too?! Or perhaps you’d rather fly on the back of a Banshee or travel through space. The options are endless and there’s something in every park.
Whilst tours are really not my thing (my inner child would hate to see the costume department or anything that spells “real life”) I can appreciate that backstage Disney tours are a hit when it comes to adult-only trips.
There’s loads to choose from including Behind The Seeds at Epcot, the very popular Keys To The Kingdom tour and so many others depending on what you fancy (and can afford). Of course they all need to be booked in advance through Disney but it’s certainly something to consider if you want to spend the day doing something a little different in the parks.
Festivals and Events
It’s no news that Disney World host a lot of fabulous events and festivals depending on the time of year. I’ve been lucky enough to Trick or Treat around the Magic Kingdom, sip on hot chocolate whilst watching the Christmas parade and eat my way around Epcot’s Food and Wine festival. There’s just so much to do!
So no matter the celebration or no celebration at all, there’s something to enjoy that’s not your typical scene.
Parties include Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, which are both amazing and well worth the extra cost. But if you don’t want to spend more money on tickets or are visiting at a different time, Epcot offer impressive festivals such as the very beautiful Flower and Garden, Festival of the Arts and more.
Every event offers something a little different and or course extra magical. It is Disney World of course!
Disney said be our guest and we said “heck yeah!” Dining options are everywhere from parks to hotels when it comes to Disney World and there’s so much on offer from quick service to fine dining.
Whether you fancy an afternoon tea at The Grand Floridian or want to feel like a big kid and eat lunch with Mickey and friends (the Garden Grill is a particular fave) there’s something for everyone.
And let’s be honest, what adult trip doesn’t involve some food indulgence?!
So are you packed yet? I wish I was!