Disney’s just for kids, right? WRONG. There’s plenty to do at Disney World for adults, and lots of good reasons why should you hit the parks without anyone under the age of 18. Disney knows this too, so there’s plenty to do in all the Disney World parks for people of all ages. What if you only have time to hit one of the four parks? Which Disney World Park is best for adults?
The Magic Kingdom is the most famous and the most popular of the parks at Disney World. For adults, there are plenty of thrill rides to keep you busy, such as Space Mountain, Splash Mountain, and Big Thunder Mountain. Looking for a scare? Try the Haunted Mansion.
Some of the classic attractions are aimed at younger visitors, but a lot of adults love the old-school rides like Peter Pan’s Flight, the Tiki Room, and Tomorrowland Speedway purely for the nostalgia factor. And of course, you’re never too old to be wowed by the castle.
For a more grown-up dining experience, you can eat at Be Our Guest, Cinderella’s Royal Table, The Plaza Restuarant, or Tony’s Town Square Restaurant. Many people think you can’t buy alcohol in the Magic Kingdom, but this is actually a myth. The alcohol isn’t exactly flowing, and you are restricted in what you can get, but you can buy alcoholic drinks (usually only beer, wine, and hard cider) in some of the table service restaurants.
Epcot is largely regarded as one of the best choices for adults. The World Showcase can be quite dull for kids, as there aren’t many rides, and it’s a long walk around the lake. For adults, however, there are lots of things in each of the pavilions to see, taste, and do. You can explore around the lake, trying different cuisines from different countries. Perhaps most importantly, Epcot has the most alcohol. All the pavilions have something to offer, and you can drink all kinds of cocktails, wines, beers, and spirits as you go.
For thrill rides, you’ve got Mission: SPACE and Test Track. The walk-through galleries and rides like Soarin’ and Living With The Land are more interesting for adults than kids too. Epcot is also home to lots of festivals throughout the year that adults will love, including Food And Wine, Flower and Garden, and Arts.
Hollywood Studios is another great park for adults. There are plenty of thrill rides, including the iconic Tower Of Terror, Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster, and Slinky Dog Dash. Hollywood Studios is also home to Galaxy’s Edge, which is perfect for grown-ups. Both Smuggler’s Run and Rise Of The Resistance are great rides for adults, and the experiences like building a droid or your own lightsaber are likely only going to suit an adult-sized wallet.
The ’50s theming of most of this park is also likely to be lost on kids, but adults are sure to appreciate it.
You can do fine dining at the Hollywood Brown Derby, or do some of the fun, themed dining experiences and hopefully dodge the shrieking children. If you want alcohol, you can buy cocktails, beer, and wine in several places around Hollywood Studios, including 50’s Prime Time Cafe, Baseline Tap House, and Oga’ Cantina.
If you like seeing amazing animals, then Animal Kingdom is the park for you. Take a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris to see even more animals. If you’re looking for thrill rides, Animal Kingdom has more than you might think, including Avatar Flight Of Passage, DINOSAUR, Expedition Everest, and Kali River Rapids.
The Flame Tree Barbecue, Rainforest Café, and the Yak & Yeti Restaurant all offer great meals for adults. Many of the snack counters and quick-service locations serve beers. You can also hit the Nomad Lounge or the Dawa Bar. At Tamu Tamu Refreshments, you add dark rum to your Pineapple Dole Whip.
Which Disney World Park Is Best For Adults?
Disney World is definitely not just for kids. Each park has something to offer adults. The best park to visit will depend on whether you want thrill rides galore, a leisurely day lounge-hopping, or some special experiences like safaris or Galaxy’s Edge. Which park is your favourite?
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