The Adult Side of Disney Travel


When most people hear the word “Disney” they immediately think of children and family-based entertainment and travel.  If this is you, allow me to open your mind to the possibilities.

While travel to a Disney destination is a great way for young families to spend quality time together, there are also many reasons these destinations can be a paradise for adult travelers.  Whether you travel with children or without, you can relax and enjoy a “grown up” Disney vacation.

Disney Cruise Lines offers a host of “adult only” offerings which include exclusive pools, restaurants, night clubs, spas,  and adult-only land excursions.  Disney’s attention to detail and ease of travel is evident in every element of your cruise.  And if you are traveling with children, there are plenty of wonderful supervised children’s activities and adventures that will thrill your kids while allowing you to enjoy some time to yourself (all while being reachable via a wave-phone, if needed).

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Adventures by Disney provides guided tours to more than 25 worldwide destinations.  The best feature of these tours is that your Disney guide takes care of everything for you, making travel as simple as packing a bag and getting to the airport on time. There are adult only adventures available.  And, as with the cruise options, if you are traveling with your children there are supervised activities that allow you some time to explore on your own.

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Disney’s Aulani Resort is a beautiful Hawaiian beachfront escape perfect for getting away from it all.  Spend the day at the greatest pools in all of Hawai‘i. Stroll down to the secluded cove for a day at the beach. Or do some exploring with guided excursions and activities. Then, enjoy an evening of incredible dining and spectacular entertainment.  And once again, you have the option to enjoy adult only amenities while little ones enjoy their own adventures and activities.


Aulani couple

Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resorts – if, like me, you are a kid at heart then these destinations can become fabulous adult adventures.  As my children are now grown, my husband and I still love to visit the Disneyland Resort as a couple on a regular basis (we are even Annual Passholders).  With fabulous fine dining options, cocktail lounges, romantic views, entertainment, and spectacular fireworks, these destinations can be enjoyed at a slower pace with strolls through the park hand-in-hand. Even if you never stepped onto a “ride” there is so much atmosphere and entertainment to enjoy.  Of course, I also enjoy the rides and attractions; and escaping the “real world” for a while helps me de-stress and enjoy the carefree feeling of being a kid again. Whether you visit these resorts with kids or without, they can be very enjoyable and rejuvenating (even romantic) vacations.

Disney travel is not just for kids, it’s for everyone!  Put one of these adventures on your bucket list today and let’s start dreaming.


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