According to statistics released by TEA (Themed Entertainment Association), Disney theme parks remain the leaders attendance-wise across the globe.
These amusement parks attract millions of people to their amusements every year and are a top destination for all kinds of families. Yet if you’ve never been there before, you might wonder if there are things to do at Disney World for adults?
Here’s the low down on the best things to do on an adults-only trip to the magical worlds of Disney.
1. Keys to the Kingdom Tour
No under 16s may join in on this adventure which takes you behind the scenes at the Magic Kingdom.
The outing includes access to the Utilidor where cast members and supplies travel around the park unseen. This nuts-and-bolts area of the park runs the entire operation from its secret location right under the feet of unwary guests.
You’ll also get insights into the inner workings of some rides and get to have a free turn on some of them. During your explorations, you’ll find out interesting facts and historical snippets about the parks as well as their founder.
This seven-hour experience includes lunch, and you can also book for a longer nine-hour version. Disney allows walk-ins for the Keys to the Kingdom Tour but it’s best to book in advance.
2. Animal Antics
For an informative day admiring Africa’s most endangered species, sign up for the Elephant or Rhino Tour at Animal Kingdom. This tour takes you on an up-close-and-personal encounter with these giants of the African savanna.
You’ll get to learn all about their conservation, learn about how Disney cares for these creatures, and get a peek inside their sleeping quarters
3. Wet and Wild Things to do at Disney World for Adults
If you think of Disney’s water slides and rides as the domain of children, you couldn’t be further from the truth. Disney World’s water parks offer a host of exhilarating and relaxing pastimes for adults too.
Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach both offer plenty to keep you amused for a day or more as you splash and paddle your way around the properties.
You can drift gently along on tube rides or dash headlong down steep slides, these water parks have something for you, regardless of your energy levels.
4. Wining and Dining
Disney World offers a wealth of dining options, but some simply aren’t suited to fidgety kids. When you’re traveling as a party of adults, you can treat yourself to fine cuisine at luxury restaurants and also sample more of the alcoholic beverages offered on-site.
There are booze outlets at all the parks except for Magic Kingdom too. Here you can sip on unique ales crafted especially for your location. Some of the best ones include Mo’ara High Country, Hawkes’ Grog Ale, Safari Amber, and various brews at Oga’s Cantina.
You can also drink your way around the world at Epcot Center.
If you want to make the best use of Disney at night for adults, it’s best to check availability at one of DVC’s nearby resorts for affordable overnight accommodation.
5. Poolside Lounging
After a night of good-natured revelry, a pool day is exactly what the doctor ordered. Disney World hotels all have heated pools, so you can enjoy a swim any time of the year and in Florida, sunbathing’s an option most days of the year.
You can enjoy the ambiance of any of the themed pools like the volcano at Disney’s Polynesian Resort. Thanks to the onsite pool bars you’re assured of suitable refreshment all day as well as snack options.
Pool cabanas offer a welcome retreat from the sun and most of the hotel guests are out enjoying the sites for most of the day, so you’ll get some respite from the crowds too.
You’ll find some of the best pools at Disney World for adults at Stormalong Bay, Animal Kingdom, and Copper Creek Springs.
6. Disney Nightlife for Adults
Disney for adults doesn’t end with daytime activities. Some of the other things adults can do at Disney World when night falls include:
- House of Blues
- Jelly Rolls comedy club
- Starlight Safari
Many of Disney’s resorts and hotels offer karaoke, campfire sing-a-longs, and a chance to dance the night away. Couples can spice up their trip with romantic activities too.
Some ideas include:
- Strolling around Epcot’s World Showcase late at night
- Gazing at the Animal Kingdom fireworks from Polynesian Village
- A tandem bike ride for two at sunset
- A couple’s massage at one of the resort spas
Whatever your tastes, you’ll find something to keep you up at night amongst Disney World’s many attractions.
7. Shopping Options
If shopping’s your idea of a good time, head for Disney Springs where you can enjoy a head-spinning frenzy of retail therapy. There is a multitude of boutiques and specialty stores to choose from at this resort.
It’s the perfect place to start your Christmas shopping with endless options for stocking fillers including custom candy, Disney memorabilia, collectibles, and household knick-knacks.
Lovers of luxury can spoil themselves with plush eyewear, outfits for every occasion, luggage, and timepieces. There are toy stores in abundance if you want to do some shopping on behalf of Santa without your children in attendance too.
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Did you know there were so many things to do at Disney World for adults? So, step away from the usual, and embrace a World of Disney experiences you never knew existed.
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