Disney World for Adults [Updated 2019]

Disney World for Adults 2017

Disney World for Adults 

Not to long ago I came upon this study that outlines the types of people who love Disney.  Single adults made up a huge chunk.  I tried to find the link or at least get you a screenshot but I can’t seem to come upon it.  Nonetheless, many people think Disney is only for families with kids but that’s so far from the truth, Disney World for adults is just as fun. 

My adult-only/couple trips to Disney are some of the best memories I have.  I don’t have any children of my own yetI usually find myself with a sibling or niece when I head over.  Disney World for couples is the best but let’s talk about how it’s different.

It’s easier.  

Seriously – without kids, you do what you want, how you want.

Where to Stay

Not all Disney hotels are created equally.  Some are better than others for families and some are better for adults and to get more specific, couples. Here are a few I like for adult Disney trips.

Yacht and Beach Club

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Boardwalk Inn

Fort Wilderness

Caribbean Beach Resort

Contemporary Resort

Polynesian Village

But why?  What makes one better than the other.  Why the theme of course!  Take a look at this photo from the Art of Animation Resort and another from the Yacht and Beach Club.

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You can see that some themes are more child-friendly while others are more tranquil, relaxing and subtle.

I’m huge kid at heart but unless I’m making a child’s vacation with this theme, I think I’ll choose something else to look at daily.

Remember, on an adult’s trip to Disney you’ll be spending a lot more time in the room.  Maybe having a relaxing day by the pool, sleeping in, etc.

Spend some time getting to know the resorts at Disney, the themes and prices in order to pick the right one for you.

What To Do

If you are heading to Disney World than I know you have a grand imagination and love to have fun.

Magic Kingdom

This being Disney’s staple park, you’re guaranteed to have a phenomenal time.  When at Magic Kingdom make sure to open your mind and let your imagination run wild.  Rides such as Dumbo and Flying Carpets can be skipped for more thrilling rides such as Space Mountain and the Seven Dwarves Mine Train.

Interesting side note: You will only find alcohol at Be Our Guest during dinner time.

Epcot

As an adult, Epcot has become my all time favorite park.  Touring the various countries, trying the different foods, and riding the intense rides does not get old.  To really optimize your time at this park I would do a ton of research.  Where you would like to eat, what you want to ride, etc.

Drinking Around The World

I know you’ve heard of it.  Guests are to go around and drink one drink from each of the 11 countries at Epcot’s World Showcase.  Can you make it to the end? WDWInfo does a great job on the breakdown of what to drink where.  I haven’t tried this yet but I would love to.  I even see people with team shirts made.

Animal Kingdom

Just an inspiring park with a ride ready to blow your socks off (Expedition Everest).  I loved every second at this park.  Whether it was the roller coaster, safari, animals, or Lion King show.

You can also try a ton of different types of drinks, dishes and (best of all) beers here.

Hollywood Studios

With the new Star Wars Land, Hollywood Studios is not to be missed.  You should be able to do it all in one day and your experience won’t differ as an adult only family.

Other Things To Do

Disney Springs

Disney’s Boardwalk

Atlantic City Dance Hall

Jellyrolls

Senses Spa

What To Eat

Disney World is famous for their family friendly meals but they have great romantic dining options as well!

California Grill at the Contemporary Resort is a great place to have a dinner.  You can also see Wishes at Magic Kingdom from the restaurant.

Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge has an ambiance that’s to die for.  If you’re into trying new foods this is the place to go.  Either way the food is delicious.

Victoria & Albert’s at Grand Floridian is the best and most romantic Disney World restaurant.

Beaches and Cream Soda Shop at the Beach Club resort now has hard floats including this s’mores shake I’m dying to try.

Breakdown

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Once Upon A Time…

There was a woman who had the fondest memories of Disney World.  I think nostalgia is the right word.  She finally got to go back with her little sister and has gone so many times since then.  But guess what?  She doesn’t have any kids, and though most of her trips have been with (someone’s) kids, the ones as two adults, a couple, have been amazing too.

When I’m on my own time, and not the kids, I get to do my own thing.  I can wake up as early or as late as I want.  No one is too young to walk that far, and I don’t have to stop drinking.

A Disney World trip for adults, or as a couple, is definitely different but equally as good.

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35 thoughts on “Disney World for Adults [Updated 2019]

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    I’m sending the post to my adult children who are going with me to Orlando in two weeks! Thanks for the play by play list!

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    My husband was working in Orlando for a few weeks one year and I was at home with three very young kids. We decided I’d fly down at the end of his work trip and we’d spend three days in “the world” alone. It was like a second mini honeymoon. We had the best time! We got to rides we had never been able to go on with our kids (or bothered to take the time to rider swap). We enjoyed nice quiet meals in fancier restaurants and got to spend time shopping, walking around and really taking in the sights.

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      That sounds like an amazing time! It really is a totally different type of vaca

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    Yep – I’m an adult who also loves Disney. But, havent visited in a million years. However, your ideas are making me want to reconsider going again soon “as that adult” and without kids!

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    I really wanted to take my husband to Disney before we had children. It didn’t work out but we are going in 2017 as a family. Maybe one day we will go back, just the two of us!

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    This post seriously makes me so happy! My goal is to run the Disney Marathons in 4 years. We don’t have kids, so it’ll just be the two of us and I want to do all the things you’ve listed and just enjoy the experiences!!

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      I’m so glad this helps you out! I’d love to do a Disney marathon…you might just inspire me to set to it.

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    My hubby and I have enjoyed several trips to Disney World and Disney Land by ourselves. It was wonderful to concentrate on all the food and things we wanted to see!

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    Disney is totally amazing for adults! It is so much fun no matter what age you are!!

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    I’ve ever been to Disney because I always assumed it was meant for kids. I’d love to go and vacate there for a few days.

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    I can imagine it being so much easier without kids. I have always dreamed of going can someone pack me in their suitcase already?

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    I love Disney! There has been only one time when I went to Disney without kids – my senior year in college with my family and my husband – it was awesome! I especially love Epcot with no kids 🙂

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    I love Disney! We were just there this summer with our 5 year old son. I’m sure it is so much easier without a little one to worry about but it’s more about him than me so I’m ok with some of the stress etc associated with bringing a child along. I just love seeing the amazed expression on his face when he rides a new ride or meets a favourite character. Perhaps one day my husband and I will go back on our own…

    Nicole | The Professional Mom Project

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    I haven’t taken my kids to Disney yet. But, I am so glad I got to enjoy it as an adult without kids. It gave me great insight into what to expect and what things I’d want to take them back to see. There is so much to do!

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    We went to Disney last year. Epcot was my favorite place, but it’s best for adults, the kids didn’t like it so much. Good tips! I wonder if we’ll ever go back without kids, they’d be so mad! 🙂

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    I have so many friends without kids who go to Disney regularly! I would love to go with or without kids sometime soon!!!

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    This is a place for everyone! I literally used to live two blocks away from Disneyland as a young child and used to go every other weekend. xo.

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    I have been going to Disney since I was 5 years old. We go at least once, sometimes 2-3 times, per year. Most of the time with Mini Me, but every once in a while just the 2 of us go. No matter how many times we go, there’s always a few new things to explore.

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    We love Disney World! It will be a long time before we can go there childless, but I would love to go there later in life with my husband!

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    You know I’ve never considered going with just adults! I always look at Disney from a kids perspective. We’re currently planning a trip with my kids, but I’m going to propose this idea to my hubby! I love how you have it all planned out.

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      When you get there, think of how it would be as just you and your husband.

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    I agree, there is so much you can do there to have fun as an adult. I went shortly before I got engaged, and we had a blast.

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    I’ve never been to Disney World in Florida because I live down the street from Disneyland in California…but I’d love to head to Florida! Even without any kiddos!

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    Man. I cannot wait to take my husband to disney world! We don’t have any kids yet so we are definitely planning a trip for just the two of us before any kiddos come along. I cannot wait! Thanks for the tips!

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    I love Disney with the whole family but it would be cool with just the adults. You are never too old for Disney!

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    I’ve never been in Disney World, but it’s one of my dream to visit there. Going there alone with my hubby would be a blast. Your tips certainly a big help to arrange a trip to Disney World, as you cover all the necessary things. I bookmark this post!

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    I can’t wait to take my family to Disney some day, I can’t imagine how wonderful an adults only trip would be!

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    I love all things Disney! I think the Grand Floridian is my favorite for an adult only trip and my favorite time of year is during the Food & Wine Festival!

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    Would you believe I’ve never been? I’d love to visit. This might sound selfish, but I prefer without the children first so I can enjoy it and the second time, bring them. Because it’ll be all about them.

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    I’ve always wanted to visit Disney land but I’ve secretly wanted to leave the kids behind and do it alone with the hubby!

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    Great suggestions!!! When I was childless and livung in Orlando I had an annual pass and went to Disney all the time!!! Adults can have just as much fun as kids

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    Great tips as I never done Disney as an adult before. For 2017 I want to make it happen thanks for the tips!

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