Things to Do At Disney for Adults
Going on an adult only trip to Walt Disney World. Is it worth it? I say, YES! In a previous post, I share my top 5 Tips for an Adult Trip to Disney as well as some pictures of my most recent trip to Walt Disney World without our kids. Take a look at Day 2 of our trip and some great ideas for things to do at Disney for adults.
Day 2- December 6th (My Birthday)
When it comes to things to do at Disney for adults, you can make your time as jam packed or as relaxed as you want it to be. It can be full of all the thrill rides or lounge around at the pool in your resort before heading to the spa on Disney property. Or go on a Disney Food tour, trying all the dishes and snacks that Disney has to offer. It’s all about what you and your party likes. Tailor it to fit what you like.
Here are my recommendations for things to do at Disney for adults.
1. Hang out at Your Resort
(Or any of the resorts for that matter.)
There are tons of things to do at Disney for adults. Many of them are right there, in your resort. From just relaxing at any of the lounge areas on resort property to swimming in the pool, there’s tons to do.
Here are some other great ideas of things to do at Disney for adults at your resort:
- Eat at one of the sit down restaurants on property
- Take a walk through the grounds
- Participate in one of the free activities Disney has happening at every resort
- and so much more
The morning of day 2 of our adult only Disney trip, we walked around our resort, Port Orleans- French Quarter, for a bit and took in the sights. This particular property is so very beautiful.
I loved finding hidden mickeys and fantastic details all over the grounds that made the environment extra special. The resort we stood at (pictured above) is modeled after New Orleans. Take a look at the posts on the left in the shape of horses. They are meant to look like where folks used to strap their horses up to as they went about their business. I’m sure there’s a name for it, but I’m a city girl, horses aren’t really my forte. But I love these details!
One of the extra activities you can do at Disney’s Port Orleans- French Quarter or Riverside, is take a horse drawn carriage ride. Even though there is a fee for this, it is simply beautiful to ride along these quite grounds and the nearby river. So romantic!
2. Visit Disney Springs
After lounging and walking around for a bit we decided to take a quick boat ride to Disney Springs right from the river along the resort property. Not all resorts are a boat ride away from Disney Springs, but a few are. However, you can easily get to Disney Springs from any resort with a simple bus ride that is included, complimentary while on Disney property.
For those of you who don’t know, Disney Springs is a major entertainment, dining and shopping area on Disney Property.
When it comes to things to do for adults at Disney, Disney Springs take the cake. And speaking of cake you can
- Buy a delicious cake or learn to make the yummy and impeccable cakes at Amorette’s Patisserie
- Enjoy a delicious dinner and a show with American cuisine at The Edison and Irish Cuisine at Raglan Road.
- Perhaps you’d like to taste some delicious Japanese cuisine at award winning Morimoto Asia.
- Go shopping at the plethora of stores all throughout Disney Spring
- Go bowling at Splitsville, see a movie at AMC Theaters or enjoy a hyper reality experience at The VOID.
- And so much more! I haven’t even scratched the surface of this place.
After our lovely and scenic boat ride to Disney Springs we took a leisurely walk and then ascended about 400 feet in the air in Aerophile the world’s largest tethered helium balloon.
We had views for miles! It was beautiful and so fun to be up so high and see so much.
3. Visit Your Favorite Park as often as you’d Like
My absolute favorite park is Magic Kingdom. I wanted to spend the majority of our time there. So we went back to Magic Kingdom on Day 2.
I also love food. So being able to try foods I haven’t had the opportunity to try before was important to me on our latest trip. One place I never got to try before was The Plaza Restaurant.
Well, we went and tried the Plaza Loaded Fries I’ve heard so much about. Very yummy.
Because I was wearing my Birthday button, mentioned in Part 1 of this post series, I got a free desert and the restaurant sang Happy Birthday. Disney sure knows how to make a gal feel special.
We did our favorites; Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, Pirates of the Caribbean, Splash Mountain, People Mover, Space Mountain and hopped around the park playing the scavenger hunt game “Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom”! So fun.
And then the view at sunset…! I’ll leave this right here.
We had yummy treats like Le Fou’s Brew and a Cinnamon Bun at Gaston’s Tavern and admired the lights on Cinderella Castle.
A big thing for me is just taking in all of the sights in Magic Kingdom.
Happily Ever After Fireworks
One thing I recommend you make sure not to miss are the Happily Ever After Fireworks at Magic Kingdom. All I have to say is “All the feels!”
…Am I right?
It truly was a wonderful Birthday celebration in the Magic Kingdom. Some times we jumped from one ride to another and another and sometimes we just sat down grabbed a churro and a latte from Starbucks and just people watched. Either way… good times.
Which park would you be willing to visit twice in one trip? What else should we try the next time we are at Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs? Let me know in the comments below. I’m always looking for new things to explore. 🙂