Who Says Disney is Just for Kids?

I had no idea what to expect as I was traveling to Walt Disney World for the first time with no children. As a 38 year old going on an adults only vacation what I came to find out is that … it was absolutely AMAZING!

Before I left I was kind of overwhelmed with the thought of being surrounded screaming kids and not being able to have a good time. I know Disney is the “Happiest Place on Earth,” but I also know the reality that when kids are tired, hungry or not getting their way, they will act out… no matter where they are. Once I was there I was relieved to find out that I was having way too much fun doing my own thing to get worked up over anything happening around me.


I know there is nothing like the joy of seeing Disney through a kids eyes, but the selfish part of me loved the fact that I got to do what I wanted to do. My kids are not into thrill rides, and thrill rides are what I live for! It was so awesome to be able to set up my FastPasses for things more my speed. Space Mountain, Tower of Terror, Aero Smith’s Rockin’ Roller Coaster… If there are large drops and speed, sign me up! Avatar Flight of Passage in Pandora is a must!


We were also there during Epcot’s International Food & Wine Festival. It was so nice to be able to partake in this event without being told “I’m bored.” It also was nice to be able to enjoy a couple adult beverages without having mom guilt. This is a great event and I would highly recommend checking it out if you are to plan an adults only Disney experience. This festival usually runs sometime in September through November.


I would highly recommend checking out the evening entertainment in Disney Springs! When Disney Springs was considered Downtown Disney, I felt it was something you could go to, but it was a necessity. Disney Springs has definitely become a destination in its own right. It’s a great place to shop, dine, drink and find entertainment. We went to Raglan Road Irish Pub for some late night snacks, refreshments and entertainment… It was definitely a major highlight of the trip! We got a table right by the stage and they had an amazing band playing Irish tunes such as The Galway Girl, Molly Malone, and Whiskey in the Jar. We were so exhausted after a full day of Disney, but this stop is something I’m so glad I did not miss out on! The energy at Raglan Road gave us our second wind and we were able to go out with a bang.


I would highly recommend visiting Walt Disney World as an adult, it’s a completely different experience. It was amazing to feel like a kid again and reminisce my youth.

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Danielle Gwilt

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