Walt Disney World is a very popular destination for adult-only trips. There is a common misconception that Disney is just for families or those who have small children. Childless adults who visit the parks are often labeled as “super fans” or a little weird. We may be weird, but there are worse things than being a Disney addict.
Over the last few years, we have seen a switch from marketing targeting families with small children to now include adult-only vacation options. This is exciting to see as an adult who enjoys Disney with and without her family.
Hotel options have “grown-up” as well at the Walt Disney World Resort. We have seen the addition of resorts like Gran Destino Tower and most recently Disney’s Riviera Resort pop up showing off beautiful bars, lounges, and dining. Even the hotel room options throughout many of the resorts have had an adult-friendly makeover. These are just a few of the ways Disney has begun to cater to the new adult demographic visiting the parks and making up for 50% of the visitors in 2019 alone! Maybe there is something to this childless millennial fad…
10 Reasons You Need an Adults Only Trip to Walt Disney World
10: Not as Much Planning Needed- When you plan a trip to Walt Disney World with an entire family in tow it often requires months of planning. Dining, FastPass+ reservations, scheduling the day around naps and snack breaks, and an early bedtime for little ones. When you go with adults there is less planning involved. You are free to make changes last minute and go with the flow! If there are just two of you, you are more likely to be able to grab a last-minute FastPass or hop a bus to catch the fireworks without packing up your whole life in a stroller.
9: Save Money- While you don’t need to cheap out on an adults-only trip, it is possible to save quite a bit of money when you don’t have to bring the kids. There are no Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservations, no kids asking for every toy in the gift shops, less snacks to purchase, and more money for the two of you to have a nice dinner.
8: Go Big- Instead of going cheap, you have the option of going all out on an adult’s trip! Without extra mouths to feed or purchasing a bigger room, you have a more flexible budget. Take advantage of that extra spending money and make dining reservations at Le Cellier Steakhouse in Epcot or a firework view dinner at California Grill in the Contemporary Resort. Take a VIP private tour to learn all about how the food you love is made at Magic Kingdom. Spend an afternoon getting a couples massage or pedicures. Go to Disney Springs and have your makeup done at MAC for a night out. The options are limitless.
7: Enjoy the Nightlife at Disney Springs- There is something going on every single night at Disney Springs. It is like a clean version of Vegas with a reasonable bedtime(because we all have to get up early to park hop the next day). From live entertainment to incredible dining locations with lively bars, you have so many options. Plan ahead and make reservations or just head out and enjoy a drink and enjoy the atmosphere. There is something for everyone at Disney Springs.
6: Enjoy a Disney Bar Crawl- There are a lot of great bars at Walt Disney World! When you’re with the kids it’s hard to (responsibly) enjoy the amazing adult beverages that only Disney offers. With a little planning, you can create a fun day visiting different resorts on Disney property bar by bar. From the campy vibe of Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Resort to the elegant Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, there are so many options to plan a whole day or night drinking responsibly at Disney without children.
5: Shop- When you are with the kids it’s hard to take your time and look at things. Disney has some of the best shopping in the country(in my opinion). You can spend hours at Disney Springs, resorts, or parks shopping. When you are kid-free you have time to try on clothes, window shop, or buy things for yourself without feeling guilty about the purchases. You can get some things to bring home for the kids, but you won’t have to rush to find it!
4: You Don’t Have to Share Character Time- Disney character interactions are so much fun. Waiting in line with the kids to see characters is sometimes torture. By the time you get to do your photo opp they are cranky, hot, and tired. When you are sans kids you have the opportunity to get some fun adults-only pics with Mickey, Minnie, or any of your favorites!
3: Do All the Thrill Rides: Even though Disney has a great rider switch option for families, it is so much easier to be able to grab a FastPass+ for Space Mountain or hop in the single rider lines to get on your favorite attraction. You can also snag harder to get FastPass+ options when there are just two of you!
2: Enjoy Epcot- *This will be even better after the construction has been completed* Though Epcot does have kid-friendly activities and venues, it is (by far) the most adult-oriented park. There is always a festival to enjoy like the Food and Wine Festival in the fall or the Flower and Garden Festival every spring. All the festivals bring lots of food, drink, and free entertainment that makes for a great date night or adult adventure!
1: Time to Connect- Disney brings emotions out in children and adults we don’t have anywhere else. It doesn’t matter what age you are when you watch the fireworks over the castle, an emotion is created within you that is hard to describe. These moments were strategically created by Disney to have an emotional response for their guests. Take the time together to reconnect. Create memories together that you wouldn’t be able to do with kids in tow.
Booking a trip to Disney just got even easier! Contact our friends at Key to the World Travel today to have a perfectly planning adults-only trip in 2020!