Disney for Adults….sometimes you need to keep the kids at home!

“Disney World is a great place to take the kids. Once. Because we have to.” Can you believe MANY people actually think this!

Well I obviously don’t agree and I also believe that many adults don’t really understand all that Disney has to offer and not only for the kids!



Believe it or not I know plenty of adults who enjoy “the Happiest Place on Earth” just as much if not more!

Disney execs and imagineers work hard to ensure that adults are well catered to throughout Disney World’s four theme parks, two water parks, dozens of dining establishments, and over 20 resort hotels. You’d be surprised how much fun the place can be for “grown-ups.” Take my word for it!

Experiencing Disney World with an adult beverage in hand is an entirely different experience, if not jarring at first. Disney Hollywood Studios, EPCOT and Animal Kingdom all serve adult beverages from beer to cocktails to wine. Beer lovers should head to the Animal Kingdom to find some rare finds from Africa and India.Try turning the World Showcase at EPCOT into a global drinking game, tasting specialty drinks from each nation.  But beware, the Magic Kingdom is a dry park.

Disney also keeps its gates open late for guests staying at Disney resorts. And we’re talking late … as in 2 a.m. in some instances.  Most of the rides and some shops stay open, and it’s perfect for night-owl adults who want to enjoy the parks after most of the kids have gone to bed.

You also might not expect it, but Disney World is home to some fantastic, upscale restaurants featuring some of the world’s most renowned chefs. From Wolfgang Puck’s Café in Downtown Disney, to Todd English’s bluezoo at the Swan & Dolphin hotel to Cat Cora’s Kouzzina at Disney’s BoardWalk Area, there’s something for every palate. There’s even a AAA 5-Diamond restaurant, Victoria and Albert’s, that has a dress code and age requirement.

I do have to mention a favorite event of mine.  It is the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot.

This year it will be September 28 to November 12, 2012. No kids required to have fun!

I will blog more in depth about this event in another post because there is so much to cover but it is a great way to eat around the world!

There are also countless activities in Disney where you won’t likely find a throng of screaming children and appeal to a more mature audience. EPCOT offers a Behind the Seeds tour of their state-of-the-art greenhouses; Disney Hollywood Studios offers an Animation Academy where you can learn to draw iconic characters from animators themselves; and several resorts have their own marinas where you can rent boats of all sizes by the half-hour and hour. There is so much to do for adults and if you can visit the park when school is in session, even better.

As you can imagine Disney is also a great spot for anniversaries, proposals, and weddings. They do truly do it right!


One Response to “Disney for Adults….sometimes you need to keep the kids at home!”

  1. Very nice post! There certainly is a whole world for adults.

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