Updated: Nov 1, 2020
Disney World isn’t just for kids! Adults can have an absolute blast too! Here are some exciting things adults can indulge in at Disney World.
Now, some folks might say they’d feel a tad guilty without bringing their kids along. Well, forget about that! Let’s turn it into an anniversary vacation instead! We’ve worked our tails off on our marriage, so we deserve a getaway like this to reignite that spark. We had a blast together before we had kids, and we’ll have just as much fun once the kids have grown up and flown the coop. So, let’s make magical memories that’ll make us giggle like kids again!
Let the fun begin. We left EARLY Friday morning for a quick trip to Disney. We had only 2 days to do all 4 parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom! It was going to be hard, but we were up to the challenge!
Transportation to the Disney Parks
I love staying on-site at Disney because you never need to rent a car. The shuttles take you from park to park. The shuttles also drop you off at the front of each park. You never have to worry about missing one, because they are always running and it won’t be long till the next arrives.
These bands come in a month before your trip. You can select your favorite color in advance. Also, check out Pinterest for some awesome Disney Magic Bands decorating ideas. The bands are your: hotel key, park pass, fast pass, and credit card. When at Disney World these are all you need. You only get the wristbands if you are staying at the park hotel and they are free. (They are no longer free and must be purchased online). It is not a requirement, but you can add your park passes, genie passes, and credit cards to your MagicBands as a luxury.
Hotel at Disney World
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
Royal Guest Room – Standard View
All the hotels have a theme. This hotel has a French Quarters feel, with several large plantation mansions on a river, and Jazz music that plays throughout the hotel. The hotel grounds are clean and beautiful, with Oak and Magnolia Trees. It is one of my favorites. I love the Royal room because it has an Aladdin theme. The best part about this hotel is it’s close to all 4 of the parks.
Port Orleans is considered a moderate (middle-level) hotel, but it’s just as impressive as their deluxe hotels. There are three Disney hotel levels value, , moderate, and deluxe. I’m not a huge fan of value hotels, because they seem like cheap motels on the inside. I would stay with a moderate or deluxe hotel, if within budget.
We checked into the hotel but we did not have our bags. Why is that? Our amazing travel agents had the hotel pick up our bags from the airport, and then deliver them to our hotel rooms while we were at the parks. It’s free!
Because we did not have any bags we were able to hit the ground running. VIP style.
My best friend Jennifer made these adorable #DisneySquad T-shirts. My cute Minnie hat and Mickey leggings were $10 each on Amazon.
Disney Hopper Passes
Since we were all adults and loved thrill rides, we decided to have hopper passes so we could jump around all 4 parks. We had our fast passes scheduled for all the big kid rides at all 3 parks. I said 3 because there aren’t many thrill rides in Magic Kingdom.
My husband’s favorite park is Hollywood Studios.
Disney World App
Make sure you have the Disney World App on your phone so you have access to ride wait times, and you can set up your next fast pass. Once you use your first two fast passes, then you can keep using one fast pass at a time. Once you are at the ride and scan in then it will open up your next fast pass opportunity. **IMPORTANT** If you cannot find the ride you want, then keep refreshing your Disney World Phone App until the ride you want is available. Fast pass opportunities are refreshing every second. We never stood in line for any rides. We used fast passes all day.
Below is the Disney App. Also, you can use this App to find characters’ locations and their wait time.
Chase Disney Visa
If you have a Chase Disney Credit Card, then you can meet Mickey backstage! No lines and no sharing! Mickey is all yours! Most people do not even know about this. Of course, our travel agents had a Disney card, so we had some personal one-on-one time with Mickey and Goofy. I felt like I was meeting a celebrity.
Drink around the World at Epcot
That evening, we headed to Epcot to drink around the world. You can experience the culture, drinks, shopping, and dining in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Japan, the United States, Italy, Germany, China, Norway and Mexico.
FYI, You can drink at all 3 parks except Magic Kingdom.
We had drinks in China and Germany.
We had dinner in France at a cute restaurant called Chefs de France, then I passed out in Mexico from exhaustion. Park hopping is exhausting! It was the perfect country in Epcot Center to pass out in because Jennifer and Michael (our Disney travel agents) decided to hit the dance floor. Growing up in Texas everyone knows how to dance to Mexican Music. It’s a right of passage. After 10 minutes of rest, I hit the dance floor too.
If you love food, then you will love Disney. All the restaurants are amazing. My travel agents say some of their clients book trips to Disney just to eat the food. Wow!
The next day, we spent most of our day in Magic Kingdom.
Anniversary Pin at Disney World
When you enter Magic Kingdom, if it’s your anniversary you can request free “Happily Ever After” pins. See the above picture and below.
Photo Pass at Disney World
We had a blast being a kid again. If you like all of our pictures and videos, then add Photo Pass to your package. If you order 3 days in advance it only costs $169 for the entire trip, but for the day of the cost is $200. If you decide on the Photo Pass, then leave that camera in the bag, because Disney has staff all around you to take pictures and videos. After they take your picture just have them scan your MagicBand. At the end of the day, you can view everything online.
Lunch at Pecos in Magic Kingdom
Our favorite quick-service meal is at Pecos Bill’s in the Magic Kingdom. You can get yummy Mexican food for fast food prices. I’m not a huge fan of fried chicken fingers or hamburgers, so this is the place to go to avoid that.
Bar at Grand Floridian Hotel
Our friends, aka Travel Agents, told us about the amazing drinks at the Grand Floridian Hotel. The drinks are yummy and strong! You can relax by the gator-filled water while you sip. What I love about Disney is the drinks are always strong, so you’re not wasting money.
Insider information: If you are staying at the park, you can hang out at any Disney hotel bar. This shirt Jennifer made me say it all “I’m done adulting, let’s go to Disney.”
“Be Our Guest” Disney Anniversary Dinner
On our last night, we had our anniversary dinner at my favorite restaurant, “Be Our Guest.” It’s located right inside an enchanted Beauty and Beast castle taken right out of the movie. It requires a reservation months in advance. It’s extremely expensive, just like all the sit-down character restaurants at Disney. The menu is French-inspired. You should try to do at least one sit-down character dinner during your stay.
One thing I can promise is time flies at Disney and you will never say I’m ready to go home.
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