“I Go Without My Husband All the Time”: Are We Going to See Fewer Couples at Disney World?

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There’s’ nothing quite like a Disney vacation. Both the Walt Disney World Resort and Disneyland Resort, along with their Theme Parks—Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s’ Animal Kingdom, Disney’s’ Hollywood Studios Theme Park, Disneyland Park, and Disney California Adventure—provide visitors with a unique chance to fully immerse themselves in the Disney experience.

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“”Partners Statue”” in front of Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort, Central Florida/Courtesy of Disney

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Going to Walt Disney World is an experience like no other. From the myriad rides at each Disney Park, like Haunted Mansion and Space Mountain, to the incredible shows and experiences on offer, like “Fantasmic!” there’s much for all Guests to enjoy. Disney also puts on some fan-favorite events for people from different cultures, backgrounds, and identities to enjoy. They even have unique Valentine’s Day-themed offerings.

But, despite all of this, it seems there’s trouble in the Magic Kingdom for some couples. Disney Guest, u/racheleng2415, took to Reddit to share that her husband had recently dropped the bomb on her that he “never wanted to go back to Disney World.” The OP was incredibly shocked and said she “didn’t know how to process the comment.”

She also added, “I love disney. The kids too. I like to go for 7-8 days every 1.5 years. I’d preferred to go every year.”

Beacons of Magic, Tree of Life, Disney's Animal Kingdom

Beacons of Magic, Tree of Life, Disney’s’ Animal Kingdom Theme Park, Walt Disney World Resort / Courtesy of Disney

The OP ended by asking if any other Guests had faced this sort of situation, and as it turned out, many have chosen to leave their husbands behind when coming to Walt Disney World.

One user shared, “My dad hated it and made us leave early both times, so my mom stopped inviting him.”

Another also added, “I go without my husband all the time. Now that the kids are older, I go with friends. I don’t want someone there that is going to rain on my Disney parade. Just because we’ve been married over 30 years doesn’t mean we have to do everything together. Go anyway. Enjoy yourself. And don’t feel guilty.”

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Holly and Cody Cole with their daughter at Walt Disney World Resort in front of Cinderella Castle in the Magic Kingdom. Credit:

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Of course, not every commenter agreed or felt this way. Many sympathized with the OP’s husband, and as we at Disney Fanatic have reported in the past, Disney World has even saved one couple’s marriage. While these were just a few Guests’ opinions on taking your significant other to Walt Disney World, it certainly opens the question of whether we will soon start seeing fewer couples at the Disney Resort.

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The Central Florida Disney Resort is one of the foremost destinations for Guests from all over the world to live the Disney experience. While taking in all the entertainment on offer, visitors can also choose to stay onsite at one of the many Disney Resort hotels, such as Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and more.

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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