"Disney World again?! But you don't have any small children.. What will you do there?!"
We got these comments and more as we planned our adults only trip. My husband and I had never been to Disney alone together so we decided it was time. February seemed like a good month when both of us could take off work and the crowds would be light. So I got to work with planning. I booked with a travel agent who has taken care of us before and is awesome. As luck would have it or pixie dust to Disney people, I received a PIN code in an email before I finished my planning. With a price difference of only $100, we chose to stay at the Animal Kingdom Lodge (AKL) over Port Orleans Riverside. We have had the chance to stay at AKL once before and loved it. The first week of February seemed like so far away but before we knew it our bags were packed and we were on a plane headed to Orlando.
There are several advantages to traveling to Disney with just adults. Getting up early and staying up late does not usually cause a disruption in schedule. Even though my husband is not a morning person he can get going when he needs to make a plane. Our flight left at 6:30am and we had to drive an hour so we were up very early on a Saturday. After only an hour and a half flight we were headed to the Magical Express. It was my husband's first time using this Disney luxury and he was a fan! No waiting on luggage; just head to the bus. In no time at all we pulled out and were headed to the AKL. When we arrived, our room was ready so we dropped off our carry on bags, grabbed lunch at Mara and headed to Animal Kingdom.
After several hours touring Animal Kingdom, we went back to our room to change and make a reservation at Narcoossee's at the Grand Floridian Resort for dinner. Another advantage to only adults is choosing some dining options that might not appeal to children. Since we had the dining plan we splurged on this meal and used two table service credits each. It was totally worth it. This had to be some of the best food I have had at Walt Disney World. Our waitress was Janet and she recommended the surf and turf. We both had the filet, I had scallops and my husband had a lobster tail. From the bread we ate to start until the last bite of dessert, this meal was superb. I had also made sure to chose a reservation time that would ensure that we could end our meal watching Wishes from the restaurant. A perfect ending to our first day. Except we did not end it there. We went to the Magic Kingdom because it was open until 2AM. Although we only made it to midnight because we planned to be up early for our next day of adventure, but we certainly made the most of our first day.
Have you ever taken an adult only trip to either Walt Disney World or Disneyland? What was the best perk for you?
Keep an eye out for part two of my adult only adventure!