Friday, October 4, 2013

5 Reasons to Leave the Kids Home and Do an Adults Only Disney Weekend




 

When most people think about a trip to Walt Disney World, children automatically come to mind- at least for those of us who have children in the family! Experiencing the magic along with your children is the stuff family memories are made of.  By all means, take the children- but here are 5 reasons why you should also consider and adults-only getaway:

1) You deserve a break! Everyone needs to recharge, and honestly, when's the last time you did something for yourself? We hear this kind of thing all the time, but its importance is often overlooked. Even just a few days focused on you can do wonders. You'll be renewed. You'll be re-energized. You deserve it.

This spot? It's calling out to you...

2) You'll  get to do things you wouldn't normally get to do. When is the last time you put your interests first? Have you always wanted to try that signature restaurant, but didn't feel right about bringing along the preschooler? Book it! Perhaps you've always wanted to check out the Flower & Garden Festival, or the Food & Wine Festival? These are perfect times for an adult getaway. Shopping all day? Hitting only your favorite attractions? Lounging in a secluded resort corner? Do it- this is all about you.

Get your festival on!

3) You'll have so much time! Zipping around child-free is infinitely quicker than moving en masse. My usual partner in adult-only visits has four children with whom she typically visits the parks. She is continually amazed at how much we can accomplish in short periods of time. There have been many days when 11:00am hits, and she declares that we've already experienced more than her troop would have been able to get done all day. Sure, this touring style isn't for everyone- but if you want to see how much you can really do in a day at the theme parks... try it child-free.



4) You can travel off-peak and find deals and other perks. Discounts are often found during low attendance times, when families aren't traveling because of children's schedules. The highest rates are during the most popular times of the year- holiday periods, and the peak summer months. Traveling at off times can allow you to take advantage of airline sales & specials, as well as room rate discounts, which are offered at times that just won't work for the kids. And the benefits of visiting when crowds are low? Immense.

The day this showed up in my inbox? Happy day...


5) Going with a friend means splitting the room cost! I was so used to pricing out trips for my own family- where we foot the entire bill- that I was shocked when I first priced out a weekend getaway with my sister. When I realized we could split the room cost, everything suddenly became much more affordable. Maybe you can finally book that deluxe resort you always wanted to try! And if you have really good friends and can share a room with three people? Or even four?? Crazy savings.



What are you waiting for?

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Have you ever visited Walt Disney World sans children? Tell us about your trip in the comments...


17 comments:

  1. As an experienced solo traveler, I endorse ALL of these reasons. It is extremely liberating to travel w/o kids (and sometimes w/o other adults)! Everyone should try it once if they can.

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    1. I fully agree! I was hesitant before I did my first solo trip, but I quickly realized I LOVED everything about it...

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  2. Lovely photo of the Magic Kingdom. Was that taken from the top of the Contemporary? I had dinner up there once at the California Grill. By the way, a great place for and Adult-Only dinning experience.

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    1. That's exactly where it was taken- and can you believe that was the natural sky color? No filter was used in this shot! California Grill is a great place for an adult outing...

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  3. Amen sister! Can I add that doing a @runDisney race without kids is an AMAZING way to experience the parks?! ;) You knew I had to add that one, right? lol

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  4. I cheat for the moment because I am always solo but I will keep all of these in mind when I build my own family.

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    1. When the time comes, Dana, make sure you do it both ways! :)

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  5. We were talking about maybe doing this one day. Thanks for the tips! Hello from Sharefest

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    1. It's worth it! Thanks for visiting the blog!

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  6. I've never gone to Disneyworld as an adult but I'd love to! Now to convince someone to go with me.

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  7. I've never even thought of Disney minus my Kiddies but these points make it seem intriguing and very realistic. Thanks for sharing ...Happy Sharefest!

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    1. It can be a GREAT time. Thanks for visiting!

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  8. This looks like a great getaway! What fun!

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  9. I'm headed there soon, sans husband and children, on my second solo trip this year. There can't be enough said about how great it is to kick back by yourself and recharge at Disney World. Great post!

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