Disney World is great for many reasons, but one of the best things about Disney World is its appeal to people of all ages. Whether you are traveling as a single person, a couple with no kids, a couple with little ones, a couple with older kids, by yourself, or if you are taking an adults only trip with friends, there is a fun adventure in store for you.
I’ve written about planning our last family trip to Disney and all that was involved with that. This time around I am traveling with a friend I have known since high school and a couple of her good friends. One of her friends is a DVC owner, so she is being super nice and inviting us all to stay in the DVC room with her. Thank you Melissa!
They had a lot of this planned out by the time I finally realized I would be able to go. We are staying one night at the BoardWalk and then moving over to the Grand Floridian. I’m excited to see the BoardWalk again. We had so much fun there during our last trip. Last time I enjoyed the preferred room view of the pool and Tower of Terror, but this time around we are going to have a BoardWalk view! So excited for that!
I am also excited to stay at the Grand Floridian. I’ve only ever been in the lobby and to 1900 Park Fare (great buffet, by the way). So to stay at a Monorail Resort will be really fun. The lobby of the Grand Floridian is stunning, so I can only imagine what the rooms will look like in person. I’ll make sure to take lots of pictures to share on the website.
So what is different about planning an adults only trip? Well, for starters you can have dinner as late as you want. Some of the reservations are after 8 p.m. and I like that we will have lots of time before dinner to do some site seeing. During the last vacation with the kids we realized that breakfast and lunch are better times for eating out with them. By the time evening hit all the kids were ready to go back to the room. It worked out for us, because we were traveling with friends, so we just alternated date nights between the two couples.
We might try the Monorail Bar Crawl. Obviously, we wouldn’t do this while traveling with kids, so since it’s a girls trip we figured it’s time to give this a try. Even if we don’t get a drink at every stop (nobody likes a sloppy drunk) it will be fun to stop at all the resorts and look around. Besides, I think it’s perfectly acceptable to get a soda or iced tea at the stops, so you can keep your dignity intact. Most lounges offer a bar menu too, so we can always just get food at one of the stops.
A lot of this trip will also consist of taking pictures and videos for the website and YouTube channel. It’s important to keep things freshened up for everyone who reads the blog and uses the app. So, while I definitely want to check out a few rides, the bulk of my visits to the parks will be used for taking pictures and videos.
Another difference is that, so far, planning for an adults only getaway has been more relaxing than planning a trip for the family. Don’t misunderstand though, I LOVE planning our family trips. Every time I get a FastPass for a character I know the kids want to see or book a character dining experience, I just picture their little faces lighting up when they meet the characters and that’s the best thing ever. This time around, I probably won’t be using FastPasses to meet characters, although I would like to meet the talking Mickey.
Also, time is definitely budgeted in a different way for adults only trips. Enjoying the food, drinks, and shopping, is taking precedence over the attractions and the parks and I’m okay with that. A lot of people do resort only visits, or just visit their favorite park, and never feel like they are missing out on anything.
I have to admit that I feel guilty for not bringing the kids or my husband. There will definitely be some souvenir shopping, so I can bring some fun stuff back for them.
Have you done an adults only or resort only trip?
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For years my young adult daughters and I went the adult route and had a fabulous time. Now our annual trips include 3 beautiful granddaughters and watching their wonder, excitement and building memories is also awesome. This year we are branching out and getting a sitter to do the adult monorail crawl for an evening. Only 51 days!!!!
Yay! I hope you have a magical time and enjoy the Monorail Bar Crawl 🙂
Going on our first adult trip in a few weeks!! Our mom and her 3 daughters ( all of us “kids” are in our 30’s) it’s a trip mom has always wanted, none of us were complaining
Hope you and your family have a great time, Nicole! It’s a totally different experience, but just as magical!