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5 Tips for Tackling Disney World Without Kids

When conjuring images of Disney World, most people will think of children meeting their favorite characters for the first time or smiling as their ship takes flight on Peter Pan’s Flight, but there is much on Disney property for adults to enjoy without kids. Whether your next trip is an adults-only affair or if you are just looking for a night away from the kids, these five tips we definitely come in useful!

5 – Restaurants – Disney World has a lot of restaurants – between offerings in the parks, at the resorts, and the array of options at Disney Springs, every person’s palette can be satisfied on a night out. We enjoy discovering new restaurants at resorts and then exploring the resort after the meal. If you are visiting with family, this could be also a good time for parents to sneak away for a romantic evening alone.

4 – Disney Springs Entertainment – construction at Disney Springs is ongoing, but the section is soon to be opening this summer. We far often neglect Disney Springs when we visit Disney World, but there is so much to do there – you can grab a drink or an appetizer at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar or take a spin around the lake near the Boathouse on an Amphicar. You can also go bowling at Splitsville, catch a show at La Nouba, or even watch a movie at the fork and screen theatres at AMC. There are many ways to tackle the night when visiting Disney Springs!

3 – Lounges and Bars – while many adult guests of Disney have partaken in the Drinking Around the World activities at Epcot, many guests may have overlooked the multitude of lounges and bars throughout the resorts that offer great views and great drinks for those willing to explore! We love grabbing a drink at Port Orleans Riverside at the River Roost Lounge or floating between the Outer Rim and the Wave Lounge at the Contemporary. Or even grabbing a tropical drink outside of the Polynesian at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. Take some time and explore the resorts and we are confident you will find a new favorite place to grab a drink!

2 – Unusual Entertainment – on a recent trip, we spent a lot of time around the Boardwalk area of the park and discovered an array of entertainment options that you don’t find in other areas of the resort. Guests can go dancing or enjoy a dueling piano show at Jellyrolls. We also finally played a round of miniature golf at Winter Summerland. Even though it is family friendly, mini golf can be fun for adults as the courses are both challenging and fun. Adult guests can even grab a drink before hitting the links!



1 – Late Night in the Parks – without little ones to worry about, adults can also take advantage of Evening Extra Magic Hours which during peak times of the year can keep parks open until the early morning hours. You can also experience things that may not be popular with the kids – we have seen late night shows at the Hall of Presidents, the Country Bear Jamboree, and, sometimes, even an edgier comedy at the Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor!

Adults can have the same amount of fun as kids when visiting the parks and the resorts, they just have to know where to look. Try one of these tips on your next adults-only trip or night at the park! Have you tried any of them? What is your favorite?

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About Tyler

Tyler is a lawyer living in South Florida who visits Disney World at least once a month. He enjoys re-living classic Disney experiences and discovering new things about the parks when he visits. Friends and family always ask him to plan their trip for maximum Disney magic!