Having so much to offer for adults, so much that it’s definitely not just for kids, is Walt Disney World. Here are some tips to help you get started on your grown-up kid adventure, if you’re planning an all-adults trip to the most magical place on Earth.
First you should try to visit outside of school break schedules if your schedule allows. Although the parks are never really ‘empty’, you’ll generally find lower crowds when school is in session despite the fact that crowds at Walt Disney World vary throughout the year. Usually seeing manageable to low crowds are the months of January and February, late August through early November, and May before Memorial Day.
Next make enough time for Epcot! The first time I visited with an all-adult group, we didn’t plan nearly enough time to explore Epcot’s World Showcase, as you’re deciding how you want to spend your time at the parks. I would recommend allotting at least a full day for this park because the area is full of unique shopping, dining, and entertainments.
There are great special events offered seasonally, and several are geared especially to adults, depending on when you’re visiting Walt Disney World. The International Food and Wine festival in September and October and the International Flower and Garden Festival in March, April, and May which are some of the two of our favorite seasonal events which Epcot hosts. With delicious tasting-size dishes and drinks from around the world to purchase, as well as seminars and demonstrations, both of these feature marketplaces. A must-do for any Star Wars fan is a visit over at Hollywood Studios, celebrities and characters gather for Star Wars Weekends in May and June.
Some of their best are actually located outside the parks at the Disney resorts are some truly unique and delicious restaurants to visit all year round, in Walt Disney world. Try some amazing seafood at the Flying Fish Café on Disney’s Boardwalk or where Guests can try an all-you-care-to-eat Polynesian-inspired feast at ‘Ohana at Disney’s Polynesian village Resort. Try the fun and inexpensive Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Beach Club & Yacht Club Resort by Visiting resort restaurants which doesn’t have to be pricey.
You get to decide your bedtime, when you’re traveling with a group of adults. The theme parks may have very late hours – sometimes the Magic Kingdom is open as late as 1 or 2 in the morning, Depending on the time of year. If you’re a night owl, you can take advantage of fewer crowds and shorter lines though most families with children will not be leaving long before the park actually closes. I think the parks are more magical at night in case you want to try.