Travel Tuesday: Disney World
I don’t think it will come as a big surprise that we love Disney World. And Disney without kids (even if you have kids) is even better.
Our actual favorite park is Epcot. Maybe because it is more geared towards adults and you naturally see less kids there. Or maybe because we can drink your way around the lagoon (start with Molson in Canada!). We could actually skip Hollywood Studios altogether. And I think we actually did skip it the last trip (in Feb) because the Star Tours ride was closed. Magic Kingdom is where all the kids will be. And Animal Kingdom is where the animals are!
The last trip to Disney was really because I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I will give a race report on that some other time. But it did impact the trip. We got to see the Wide World of Sports (race expo), where the Atlanta Braves have their spring training. Let me stop right there and say that they are NOT America’s team, no matter what anyone tells you. And we did things a little differently in terms of structuring the days, but not too much. It could explain the overall results.
Enjoying Disney without kids (and not being annoyed by the kids that are there) is all about timing. Timing of when you plan your trip, which parks you visit on which days, and how you attack the day. There are even good guide books to help you do just that sort of planning. I choose this one because it is the most recently updated of the bunch, but they are all good!
Parents, for god knows what reasons, tend to push their kids straight through dinner. So your best bet is to get to the parks early, head back to the hotel for a nap in the afternoon, and then take advantage of whatever park is having late hours that day. Definitely stay on property if you can and use the hell out of FastPass, which is legalized line cutting. And we have LOVED the new dining plan options that you can add to your trip.
All of these tips are in the books so if you haven’t been recently, definitely get a book from Amazon or even your local library. Or email me and I can give you more on what has worked for us!