Disney Trip for Adults
By: Anna Trosper
Disney adult trips are fun; I do them all the time. Believe me, Disney is not just for kids! I have done adult trips with my husband, girlfriends and yes, even just me. Don’t get me wrong, I love coming to the most magical place on earth with the little ones, but I also LOVE to come without them. The first time I did an adult only trip it was with my husband. At first, I felt a little guilty about being there without the kids. I got over that fast! If you have never thought about doing Disney without kids, after this you just might! Let me tell you a few great reasons why you would love to do Disney the adult way!
Well, the first reason is a no brainer; no kids! We all love the little ones but be truthful. Do a few days away from them sound good? I am not saying it has to be a whole week, but how about a weekend? One nice long weekend, you know, where you can be you! Not a mom or an aunty or a nana, but just you. Time to relax and recharge! When was the last time you had time to yourself? It’s not a bad thing, in fact, it’s a great thing! It helps us stay sane. This is not only time away for the kids, but it’s time away from the craziness of life! Even if you have no kids, life in general is hard to get through without a break every now and then.
When you can travel without little ones you are not tied down to a school schedule and you know what that means, right? You can travel when prices are lower! Rule of thumb: When school is out prices are higher, when school is in, prices are lower. You are not stuck having to travel during prime seasons. This will save you money! Now how great is that? Flights are less, rooms cost less and tickets are less. That is a trifecta of great perks if you ask me!
Speaking of when you can travel, Disney has different festivals throughout the year. And taking into account the above reason of being able to travel in non-prime seasons, pick one, or all, to visit.
To get you in the mood for Spring, try the Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. This is a great time of year to go to Disney World. This festival is amazing! You know Disney and that everything they do is over the top. This time of year, Disney steps into spring full force. The park comes alive with character topiaries, floating gardens, lagoon side murals in full bloom and a butterfly garden. With the abundance of activities Epcot already has for adults, adding a festival into the mix means even more great fun. Add in the Garden Rocks concert series and outdoor kitchens that offer a great variety of tasty dishes, and there you go, it’s a perfect weekend!
Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival offers fabulous fall fun. Again, this is a great time when kids are in school! This festival is very popular with adults and can get quite busy on the weekends. You will definitely not be the only adults at this festival! If you are wanting to go to this one I do recommend booking your trip well in advance to make sure you get the resort and room you want. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival is an incredibly popular annual food festival at Walt Disney World and resort rooms in the Epcot area fill quickly. Epcot guests can mix and mingle with celebrity chefs, experience hands-on culinary workshops and demonstrations, and get their gourmet groove on nightly at Eat to the Beat concerts. Traditionally the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival ran from late September to mid-November, though in recent years the start date has moved forward to begin in late August.
Fall is perfect for other reasons, too. Yes, you have the Food and Wine Festival, but you also have the Magic Kingdom all decked out for the Halloween season. On select nights Magic Kingdom has a party. Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party! I know your thinking you can’t do that without the kids. Oh yes you can and you will have a blast doing it! Remember, you’re doing adult Disney. I have gone to the party three times with no kids. I love to do the desert party and take my time seeing things. Not having to run from one ride to the next, allows you to notice all the details. And yes, I do dress up! Hey it’s a party so I dress to impress!
The holidays at Disney World are my favorite time of year to go! No, I am not saying go to Disney without the kids at Christmas. I am saying the first two weeks in December are a great time to go. The weather is great, prices are down and Walt Disney World is, well, adorned in Holiday décor. No one, and I mean no one, does the holidays like Disney. A long weekend to see Magic Kingdom all decked out, to see all the Disney resorts in holiday slender, is a magical experience. Have a nice dinner and take your time taking it all in. Really get to see it all not just rush all over the place. Yes, and as always, Mickey has another party for you. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Here you can again do a dessert party and really take your time and see all the small details that goes into making this truly a magical place. Oh, and yes, you will at some point have to bring the kids to see this. Walt Disney World at Christmas is a trip the whole family must do at least one time. Your family will never forget this magical time of year!
So, as you can see there are many great reasons for you to do an adult only trip to Walt Disney World or, even, Disneyland. I love my trips and come back refreshed and ready to take on the world. We all need adult time now and then. Why not have a little fun while doing it? Bring out that inner kid that lives in all of us. Take your time and do what you want to do; sleep in, stay at the resort you’ve always wanted to. Eat dinner at one of the top restaurants. Have a spa day! Or, you know what? You don’t even have to do a thing; stay at one of the deluxe resorts with concierge services. No parks; just relax and enjoy the resort for the weekend. I have done this and who says you have to go to the parks? I love staying at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge for the weekend and do nothing! Sit by the pool and be, me!
If this sound like a trip you are wanting to take or have more questions, please contact me and I will be happy to help you plan a trip for YOU! Or how about that girl’s weekend or just the guys? There’s great golfing and fishing at Disney World! Visit my Facebook page and make sure to like it so you can keep up on all the latest travel information. If you would like to talk please send me an email and we can set up a time. I look forward to helping you with your next adventure!