Going to Walt Disney World as adults without children can be daunting. What else to do except see Mickey, ride Space Mountain and eat Mickey-shaped treats all day long? There is a lot to do for adults! While some ideas may be a bit more creative or may be an extra charge, they are certainly worth it, especially if you do not have to push a pram around in Magic Kingdom all day.
Take a Guided Tour
Disney offers a wide selection of tours for every budget and every interest. Are you interested in trains? There is a tour in the Magic Kingdom. Are you interested in gardening? There is a tour in Epcot. Are you interested in elephants? There is also a tour in the Animal Kingdom! All you have to do is find the tour you want to make on the Disney website, and you're ready to go!
. 2 Drinking Around the World
Drinking around the world has become a bit of a game and a challenge for adults over the age of 21. You'll need a ticket to get to Epcot, and the goal is to have an adult drink in each of the World Showcase countries during the day. This is a great idea if you have a larger group of friends or family members. Why? Well, you can share a drink between a few people and meet more countries before you have crossed the allowed limit for a theme park. (Disney security is pretty tight on public poisoning.) Sharing drinks also helps cut costs, because, let's face it, alcohol at Disney is expensive.
3. Have a Spa Day
There are two full-service spas at Walt Disney World, and both are incredible. One is in Grand Floridian and the other in Saratoga Springs. While reservations are highly recommended, they are not essential if you do not care what time your appointment is.
. 4 Play Golf
Disney has some of the best golf courses in Florida. There are three 18-hole courses and a nine-hole hiking trail. Recent renovations have been made on the Palm Golf Course, where the course was designed by Arnold Palmer Course Design. Two of the 18-hole courses are directly opposite the Grand Floridian and the other right through Saratoga Springs.
. 5 Monorail Bar Crawl
This is the unofficial bar crawl of the Resort Monorail Loop around Seven Seas Lagoon and Magic Kingdom. As with the "Drinking the World" challenge, this is best done in a group environment, because while there will not be nearly as many stops as Epcot, drinking alone is not fun. You can choose any start / stop combination for "The Contemporary", "The Polynesian" and "The Grand Floridian". There are plenty of bars in every resort, and most bars also serve food, so this is a great alternative to a big dinner or if the weather is not so good a night out of your Orlando vacation.
6. Hang Out at the Disney Springs Late Night Party
Disney Springs, formerly Downtown Disney, has recently received an important upgrade for its nocturnal entertainment. There are some restaurants with late night menus and a few restaurants with live entertainment after dark! Morimoto Asia has a fantastic late-night menu with a variety of small plates and drinks. If you are looking for entertainment, The Edison is the place for you. There is a live band and all kinds of adult-only entertainment throughout the night. Note that on certain days after 10pm, the Edison has a protection fee and dress code
7. Enjoy Good Food
There are a ton of restaurants in Walt Disney World, and you can go around the corner and get a Churro or Mickey Ice Cream Sandwich almost anywhere. But there are also some great restaurants in Walt Disney World, called Signature Dining. Everyone has a dress code and everyone needs a reservation. If you enjoy dining with views, California Grill at The Contemporary is a great experience with some of the best food in Walt Disney World. If you want something with more flair and adventure, Jiko at Animal Kingdom Lodge is a perfect place for dinner. If you really want a world class culinary experience, Victoria and Albert's at Grand Floridian is the only recipient of the AAA Five-Diamond Award in Florida.
8. Hang Out in a Dueling Piano Bar
Yes, Disney has a dueling piano bar, and yes, it's great! Located on Disney's Boardwalk, Jellyrolls is a great place to be at your resort after dinner or after a fun pool day. This 21-and-over bar is open for guests from 19:00 and music starts at 20:00. There is a nominal charge, so be prepared before you come to the Boardwalk. Like any other dueling piano bar, you can hear almost everything and have a good tip if you want to hear your song request. All the musicians who play here are super talented, and that alone makes the trip worth boardwalking.
9. Book a Fireworks Cruise
If you're looking for something more romantic, you can book a firework cruise on a private boat from Magic Kingdom Resorts. You will visit Seven Seas Lagoon and watch Happily Ever After from a great place that very few people ever experience.
10th Go to the Parks
Finally you should go to the parks. After all, you're at Walt Disney World and what's going to Disney without seeing Cinderella Castle? There is so much to do in each of the four Walt Disney World theme parks that you could never do anything on a trip. Disney's Animal Kingdom is a great place to explore and walk on some back paths and even for a few minutes away from the crowds.
If you are about to travel to Walt Disney World on an adult's journey, try some of these tips. You never know what your new favorite Disney experience could be!
Source: Megan duBois