Wednesday, October 3, 2012

A kid free Disney vacation...HOW?

Pin It Now! Imagine a lovely trip to Disneyland, the Walt Disney Resort or a Disney Cruise without hordes of children around.  Not possible you say?  I can have a kid free Disney vacation?  HOW?! Well, it is unlikely that any Disney Destination vacation will be completely child-free.  However, there are a few insider tricks to having as close to a kid free experience on a Disney vacation as you possibly can.  And I am going to fill you in. 

In a recent report by CNN, it was revealed that now is the perfect time of year to take advantage of low crowds and not many children in attendance, in both the Disney theme parks and on the Disney Cruise Line.  The reason being, most children have gone back to school.  Early fall and the return to school makes this time of year perfect for adults who are young at heart but who would like a quieter, adult vacation experience. September, after Labor Day, and October are the optimal times to travel to a Disney Destination.  While some parents are willing to take their children out of school for travel, and including those who homeschool and may be traveling, early fall is still a perfect time for an adult Disney vacation.

There are a few other options to consider as well.  Make sure to consider all of the variables of a Disney vacation, think about exactly what you want in your vacation experience, and then also be realistic to where you will be.  A Disney vacation after all is a highly sought after destination for those with children.  It will help to enjoy the experience when you have reasonable expectations.  Then make plans to enjoy all of the adult-only features that Disney offers through out their many destinations.  At the Walt Disney World Resort there are several resort locations that can be secluded and peaceful, providing a wonderful and relaxing stay for adult guests.  WDW also offers world class dining with several options for adult only atmospheres and various recreational activities including boat rentals and golf.  Another adult only activity that can be enjoyed is the spa at the Grand Floridian Resort.  With many services and treatments to choose from.

My husband and I recently celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary with a 3 night Bahamas cruise aboard the Disney Dream.  We had a wonderful time and since our cruise was in September after school had started, we were able to enjoy and almost adults only cruise experience.  For our dinner seating we were paired with two other couples, which made for a pleasant dining experience and great adult conversation. We enjoyed The District in the evenings, the ships adults only section of lounges and bar areas that provided great entertainment and activities for adults, and Serinity Bay the adults only section of Disney's private island Castaway Cay.  Also on board the ship was a wonderful adults only area with pools and lounge chairs where adults over 18 could relax and spend sometime away from the hustle and bustle of the family area.  It was very nice.

So as you can see, there are ways to enjoy a kid free (or as close to) experience while visiting a Disney theme park or on a Disney Cruise.  For a sure way to have an adults only, completely kid free Disney experience you can take advantage of an adult-exclusive departure on an Adventures by Disney vacation.  They provide all of the benefits of an ABD vacation with the bonus of sophistication and unique experiences designed specifically for adult travelers age 18 and over.  With destinations to Australia, Europe, Greece and Southern California tailor-made with adult tastes and expectations in mind.

1 comment:

Chelsey McGee said...

Great points! Went to Disney on our Honeymoon and that totally started our families obsession...we'll I had it but it hooked my husband. 10th Anniversary is when we'll get our next kid free trip!