My fiance desires that the two of us take a vacation to Disneyworld. It’s not going to happen right away, but it will probably take place at some time in the next couple years. I’ve already agreed to this, since I never really say no to any proposed vacation destination.
So, what does an adult who’s not too interested in people in foam suits do at Disneyworld?
My wife and I took our kids to Disney Land many years ago (1977) and the neat thing about it was being able to go on rides with my 4 year old son that I would have been embarrassed to ride without him.
A few years ago my wife and I went to Disney World and had a blast. There is a lot of adult stuff there. I got a kick out of It’s a Bugs Life in 3D and Epcot Center and a bunch more.
To tell the truth though I sort of wished they had kids for rent so I could have gone on some of the rides like Its a Small World without feeling dorky.
Downtown Disney is in the process of big renovations that have just started–all the Pleasure Island nightclubs closed down a few years ago. Still has the restaurants and shops, but that’s all.
As for the parks themselves, as others have said, just go and have fun. I had no problems being a single guy riding the old Snow White ride or anything else, really. The shows are still a lot of fun, and even if you don’t have the sense of childlike wonder that you might have as a kid, you can still marvel at the efficiency and work that they do to pull everything off. I took a backstage tour of the Magic Kingdom a couple years ago–amazingly interesting stuff.
You could have a seat right over there while Chris Hanson asks you some questions.
I’ve actually heard a lot of childless adults like going to disneyland. The reason is they never got a chance as kids and want to experience it for once. So I’m guessing there is already a community of people who go as adults, and venues for them at Disney.
It was 20 years ago, but my wife and I went with our kids once and without the kids once. Both were equally fun. I’m out of date, but the restaurant at the Mexican pavilion at Epcot was very romantic. Lots of new things now.
I’m involved in a conference at Disneyland (not as good for adults) and my wife and I got free passes for one evening, and went on tons of rides. Didn’t feel at all odd about going on Small World without kids.
Honestly, I’d wait till you have kids or bring some young neices/nephews or somesuch. There’s some stuff for adults to do, but most things, including the rides, are pretty kid oriented. Its great if your a couple with kids since they’ll have a great time while there’s enough there to keep the adults from getting bored, but if its just the two of you, I think you could find a better place for your vacation-dollars.