For most people, visiting Walt Disney World may involve trying to see as many characters as possible, riding every ride and watching the parades. When you’re travelling with children you want to experience all the magic, but if you’re visiting just as a group of adults or a couple, you can embrace the magic of Disney but with some new experiences.
If you plan to visit Walt Disney World during either of the Festival seasons, Flower and Garden festival which normally runs March to May, or the Food and Wine Festival later in the year, then adults can enjoy the fantastic variety of drinks and food available in all the different countries around the Epcot World Pavilion.
Afternoon Tea at Grand Floridian
Take time away from the parks and enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the Garden View Room at the Grand Floridian hotel. A perfect way to enjoy one of the finest Disney hotels without paying the price tag!
Fireworks with a view
Combine fine dining with the magic of the nighttime shows by watching from hotels around the Seven Seas Lagoon. Try Ohana at the Polynesian Resort or watch the fireworks and enjoy cakes with the Tomorrowland Terrace Desert party.
You can dine at any Disney hotel restaurant, although some require reservations, or simply explore the grounds around the hotel, some have themed areas, art classes, archery classes. Even travelling between resort hotels can offer a new experience, travel over the Seven Seas Lagoon from Magic Kingdom to the Grand Floridian or Polynesian resort. Walk around the Boardwalk area or ride the monorail.
Horse & Carriage Ride at Port Orleans
Perfect for some couple time, take a horse and carriage ride around the lakes in Port Orleans.
For the professional golfer, there’s four courses to choose from around Walt Disney World, or for more fun there’s two different mini golf options, Winter Summerland and Fantasia Gardens. A great way to spend an hour or two!
Walking around the parks can take it out of you, literally take time out to relax in one of the Disney hotel spas. Or if you’re more budget minded, create your own spa time in your hotel.
Bike Ride around Disney hotels
Most of the Disney hotels offer bike rentals to explore, ride as a couple on a surrey bike.
Behind the scenes tours
There are a variety of tours available, at a cost, to learn more about the magic of Disney. Most of these are family friendly, but some can only be taken by those over 16, these offer an insight to the magic behind the magic.
Take your hobby to Disney World
Love drawing, running, photography, cooking? Whatever your hobby, take some time in your trip to enjoy it in the surroundings of Disney. I took a day to go around and take photographs of some of the finer details that some may take for granted in the parks.
Embrace your inner child
Enjoy all the perks that being an adult can bring, or simply don’t care about age and do everything a child would do! Re-ride Toy Story Mania to get the highest score, be silly with your favourite characters, or try all the sweets and deserts Disney has to offer.
Have you visited Disney as an adult without children? What was your favourite memory?