(Closed) Anyone been to Disney World as an adult?

posted 5 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I went last year and I’m 27. We rented a house while we were there.  I’ve never stayed on resort so I can’t really speak to that (my grandma lives in Florida so there really isn’t any point).  I won’t lie Disney is expensive but the more days you stay the cheaper per day for the tickets.  We went in mid May and I swear that is the best time to go.  We didn’t wait in line more than 15 minutes for anything.  I really love Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom was good too.  The night show at Epcot is great.  Make sure you give yourself enough time and believe me you will be tired by the end of each day.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

I’ve gone countless times as an adult, especially to Epcot, where you can DRINK AROUND THE WORLD, but I live in Florida. If we stay overnight, we usually stay at a Disney budget resort. The free parking and shuttles are awesome.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I went 2 summers ago when I was 25, and it was awesome. Way better than when I went as a cranky 13 year old. We stayed with friends, so I have no advice to offer on that. I wanna say it was around $60 for the one day park hopper. We were able to hit up epcot, magic kingdom, and Hollywood studios (I think that’s what its called) all in 1 day. Definitely bring extra spending money for food and souvenirs. I hope to go back soon with FI. There are websites devoted to all the tips and tricks of the parks too.

Out of the rides, I think my favorites were soarin, tower of terror, and pirates of the carribean.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I went at  25 with 2 other 25 yo friends 🙂 We stayed in a hotel in Orlando which was really cheap about $90AUD a night (between 3 it was super cheap) we caught the free shuttles into the parks. We found most hotels in Orlando at the time (’07) were really cheap and as they provided free shuttles we didn’t think it warranted the extra expense to stay at the resort – thou I don’t know anyone who did to tell you if they thought it was worth it.

We did get our tickets before we went which got us 3 day passes – I can’t remember how much this cost us BUT we did find out it would have been cheaper if we had waited til we got there to buy them (but we did appreciate not having to find the money once we got there – for us it was 5 weeks into a 7 week trip so money was getting a little lower :)) 

I loved the Magic Kingdom and the Animal Kingdom but thought Epcot was kind of if you like – I am not sure if it was a let down after the other two parks or if it was just not my thing thou (cos my GF has been their twice and loved it). We stayed really late at the Magic Kingdom so we could see the fireworks over the castle OMG best thing ever 🙂

Sorry i can’t be specific on hotels but it was a while ago so I can’t remember all the prices. However like I said the accommodation was the cheapest of our trip 🙂 

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I have been to WDW several times in my life…

Went with my Ex-H when we were young marrieds, went with our 3 year old and Grampa, went with our daughter when she was older… and also went with my best Girlfriends to celebrate all of us turning 50 years old.

Each visit was different.

There is most certainly a ton of stuff to see and do there no matter your age.  Age doesn’t matter nearly as much as mobility when it comes to Disney… you will do a TON of walking (one of my GFs estimated we walked on average about 15 or more miles a day… from the time we got out of bed, until the time we turned in at nights)

There are excellent Guide Books out there that are printed each and every year with the latest info on Disney

As well you’ll find several websites.  And TripAdvisor (the internet’s foremost leader for Vacation Planning) has a whole section dedicated to each of the Walt Disney Parks Worldwilde (Disneyland California – WDW Florida – Disney Tokyo – Disneyland Paris – Hong Kong Disney).  The great thing about TripAdvisor is not only do they have a ton of info and Traveller written Reviews etc, but the website also has Boards / Forums like there are here on WBee where you can post Questions and chat with Locals and others who know the Travel Destinations best (so lots of great insider tips, up-to-date info, etc)

TripAdvisor – Walt Disney World (Tourism Info) = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g1954828-Disney_World_Florida-Vacations.html

TripAdvisor – Walt Disney World Forum = http://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowForum-g1954828-i20534-Disney_World_Florida.html

Personally, I don’t plan a vacation now without consulting TripAdvisor… I’ve always had great vacations, but TA makes them even better !!

Hope this helps,

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

We took our kids last year and it was the first time I had ever been, We stayed on the property (at a moderate resort- Coronado Springs got free room upgrades and got FREE dining). It was so amazing. I would have loved it even without the kids!

I used disboards.com, and the Passporter book. I also went on allears.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I have been many times as an adult (no kids).  I always loved WDW.  I only stay on site.  Although, I would consider the Waldorf at LBV if the price was rite.  Yes, it is extremely expensive and if you stay on site even more so.  Even the “fast food” places are expensive.  Also, yes it is very complicated with all the transportation options (we always rent a car),  and the sit-down dining options which you really need reservations for well in advance, what rides to ride when and on & on. Check out wdwinfo.com message boards for all the info you will ever need.  If you don’t mind staying off site, you can save a lot of money. 

 

I have stayed at the Polynesian, Caribean Beach, Yacht Club, Animal Kingdom & Wilderness Lodge.  I think Polynesian is the most romantic and prettiest. I think their rooms are also larger than the newer hotels but it is one of the more expensive onsite hotels. 

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

PS, Animal Kingdom is shockingly awesome. I was expecting it to be kind of lame, but it was amazing, especially the Lion King show.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@mrsSonthebeach:  I LOVED Animal Kingdom too-especially if you get on one of the first safaris in the morning and get to see the animal gets fed (we had ADR at one of the restaraunts so we were in the park before it opened). I think they had the best rides too!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I went once when I was 16 and then again when I was 26. Some of the rides and stuff had not changed in that 10 years! But it was good fun all and all. There are some adult enjoyable rides. However, I’d much rather go to Univeral Studios.

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

If you are thinking of going to any non-Disney parks, Sea World has really good roller coasters. Seriously. Manta is crazy. When I went as a kid, the only ride was a simulation ride, and I was totally not expecting legit roller coasters when I went last summer.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I just went for the first time this past January and I am 24. The weather was great down there then, I believe the high 60’s/70’s. I can’t give much info on the price as my mom paid for me, my husband, brother, sister in law, 2 nephews, and herself so not sure what it came out to be. We stayed in the all star movies resort. It is one of the lowest priced ones. I liked it but it was small, you arent in your room much anyway though. We stayed for 7 nights and definately could have done more at the parks. We did them all, Epcot, Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom. We did one park a day with the exception of Magic Kingdom which we went to twice cuz its really the park you think of when you think Disneyworld. I would definately stay for the fireworks there one night, I LOVED it! We only did about half of Animal Kingdom due to time. This may have been because we had a 5 and 13 year old so it took a bit longer but we really didnt do many rides at the parks. I would definately recommend taking your time and enjoying it, have a day you just lay by the pool because you get exhausted walking around from sun up to sun down every day. The things worth mentioning are the outdoor movies at each resort (the Port Orleans is on the beach which is nice, you can also see the fireworks from the beach as well). If you stay on the grounds the shuttles are great. A few of us got food poisoning, not sure from what restaurant, I think the Cafe Mickey one (Buffet with Mickey, Minnie, Donald, etc) I can’t say for sure though. All in all I definately want to go back and so does the hubby. It is just a magical place, its like your in a different world where there are no worries. Oh and one last thing, I liked the parades as well specially at Magic Kingdom..the song will be embedded in your head but its catchy and cute! Any other questions feel free to ask, hope I helped a bit.

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2012

OH and do the food plan as well

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