Greetings fellow Mouse Fans!
Today’s FAQ: Is there anything to do at Walt Disney World if you DON’T have kids?
Answer: I love this question. I could, and probably will, blog for a week on this topic alone. Because the answer is, "There is EVERYTHING to do at Walt Disney World without kids!"
As Walt himself said:
"Thatâ€™s the real trouble with the world, too many people grow up. They
forget. They donâ€™t remember what itâ€™s like to be twelve years old. They
patronize; they treat children as inferiors. I wonâ€™t do that. Iâ€™ll temper a
story, yes. But I wonâ€™t play down, and I wonâ€™t patronize."
One of my favorite things about Walt Disney World is that, to large degree, it is a judgement free zone. No one is going to look at you funny if you ride Dumbo by yourself. No one looks twice at a grown up proudly wearing Mickey Ears. (Trust me on this one…Steve, I’m talking to you!)
So I’ll cover the multitude of activities outside the theme parks for adults in the coming days but for today, let’s get the obvious out of the way. Experience the parks in a way that will make the frazzled parents in line behind you envious! Ride only the rides you want to ride. See the shows that bored kids whine about having to sit through. (Because while The Hall of Presidents is very educational and impressive in it’s technology, this is lost on most 7 year olds.) Actually enjoy the queues of rides and their theming. Take time to enjoy the small details often overlooked by the commando tourists among us desperate to ride all the E ticket rides.
There is a reason that Walt Disney World is among the top honeymoon destinations in the US. Tomorrow I’ll cover some of the more "grown up" activities but for today – scream like a little kid at the Yeti, jump at the ghosts in the Haunted Mansion, and fly like a bird at Soarin’.
Be well and make magic wherever you go!