While most people think of Walt Disney World as a destination for families with young children (and it certainly is!), adults can also have a wonderful time visiting without children. Here are my top five things to do on an adult trip to Walt Disney World!
1 . Thrill Rides!
I love thrill rides, but my kids are still a little too small to fully enjoy them. So, when I travel without my kids, I always make sure I hit the thrill rides first. My favorites? The Hollywood Tower of Terror and the Rock N Roller Coaster at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Expedition Everest at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.
2. Eating and Drinking Your Way Across the World Showcase
The International Food and Wine Festival makes wining and dining around Epcot’s World Showcase very easy, but if you aren’t traveling during the festival, you can still do it. For drinks, I recommend the margaritas in Mexico (go inside to La Cava for the best ones), the beer in Germany, and the wine in France. My top food choices are funnel cakes in the U.S., crepes in France, and pretzels in Germany.
3. The Boardwalk
Now that Pleasure Island is closed, the Boardwalk is your best choice for evening entertainment. I love Jellyrolls, a dueling piano bar with a fun, casual atmosphere.
4. Fine Dining
While most of the restaurants at Walt Disney World are completely kid friendly, there are a few restaurants where I’d prefer not to bring the kids. In fact, Victoria and Albert’s actually has a policy where kids’ aren’t permitted. In addition to that, I’d recommend Jiko – the Cooking Place (at Animal Kingdom Lodge), the California Grill (at the Contemporary), and Artist’s Point (at the Wilderness Lodge).
5. Spa Treatments.
Several of the Walt Disney World resorts, including the Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs resorts offer full-service spas and spa treatments. It’s the perfect beginning or end to your day!
Photo credit: Jodi Grundig