It doesn’t get much better than seeing your child’s face light up when they are at Disney World. But not everyone has children! Children grow up and when they do, does Disney lose it’s luster? Although we all know that WDW is a great place for kids, is Disney World for adults?
In many ways, Disney World can be even more fun without kids. While it is perhaps the most kid-friendly park in the world, this article will highlight a few ways that you can have a blast as an adult.
Nothing says a good time in America like good food. Practically every type of food imaginable can be found. Would you like a fine dining experience? How about a “gorge-yourself buffet?” In the mood for Japanese food? Mexican? Moroccan? Food is one of the big draws at Disney World, and it’s much easier to eat without the children around!
Epcot is home to 11 different countries, and endless varieties of beer and adult beverages! I wouldn’t necessarily recommend the “around the world” drinking game, however. In the heat of Florida, you’d be fortunate to make it halfway around the World Showcase. But over the course of a week, the variety is enough to keep you coming back to Epcot for more. The World Showcase is without question the “Can’t Miss” attraction of Disney World for adults.
Let’s take a look at some of the best that Disney World has to offer in terms of the night life:
ESPN CLUB – Want to watch a game? Over 100 TV’s at this sports bar
House of Blues – Concerts and live music aren’t to be missed at this late night bar
Movie Theater – The AMC 24 Theatre allows you to catch a blockbuster or two
Shopping – This is self-explanatory. There is no shortage of ways to spend your money shopping at Disney World. Downtown Disney is basically an outdoor shopping mall filled with souvenir shops and traditional stores. Orlando also boasts some great outlet malls located very close to the Disney World resorts.
Big River Grille & Brewing Works – Sample a variety of beers on the Boardwalk
Don Shula’s Steakhouse – Try the 48 ounce Porterhouse!
These are just a few of the many adult attractions you’ll find. There are many other lounges, bars and festivities taking place in Downtown Disney, the Boardwalk and even many of the hotels. If staying up late and having fun is your cup of tea, Disney is the place for you.
Disney has 4 world-class Golf courses, and even a 9 hole course. ESPN Wide World of Sports is a must-see for sports fans of any type. In the spring you can even catch Atlanta Braves exhibition games, head to the Playstation Pavilion for video games, or catch some of the many amateur sporting events that take place all spring and summer long. Don’t forget the water parks, which help you beat the heat no matter how old you are.
The Theme Parks
Whether you are young or old, the reason you go to Disney is the theme parks. Without children, we can approach the parks completely different. Without having to leave for naps, we can get there early, knock out all the rides, and stay until the park closes. At all four of the parks, you likely will be able to fully explore any of the parks during a given day, as well as take in the food, festivities and parades.
By the way, there is nothing wrong with going to Fantasyland without children. We all do it.
In summary, don’t let the name Disney scare you off from having an adult vacation. Many couples have taken honeymoons here, and described it as the perfect honeymoon. While it may not have the seclusion and relaxation that a trip to the beach can provide, there isn’t another place on earth that can provide as many things to do as Disney World. It’s a wonderful place to be, whether you are young or old!
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