Who says Walt Disney World is only a destination for families with small kids? With so many amazing adult-themed festivals, eateries and activities it is the perfect place to celebrate your honeymoon, anniversary or if you’re just looking to get away for a long weekend. But when it comes to doing an adults only Disney getaway not all of Disney’s resorts are created equal. There’s a handful of properties that we here at Disney Addicts think are more adult friendly than others. With that in mind, here’s our list of 6 Disney Resorts perfect for an adults only getaway.
1. Disney’s Pop Century Resort – Not only is this my favorite Value Resort but it consistently ranks the highest among my adult clients taking budget-friendly vacations. The theming, with each section of the resort representing a different decade, really appeals to guests that actually lived through the 50’s, 60’s , 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. The rooms are also currently being refurbished in a move that will make them even more popular with adult visitors. Why stay in an awkward room with two double beds? The new rooms feature 1 queen bed and then a dining table that folds into an extra bed. This means more spacious sleeping arrangements and more space when the bed is folded up. Transportation is also quick and convenient from this property as the buses make direct stops from the resort to the theme parks. Prices at Pop Century usually range between $100 – $180 a night depending on the season.
2. Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Resort – Out of all of Disney’s Moderate Resorts, this one is a fan-favorite with adult visitors for a few reasons. First, many of Disney’s Moderates are absolutely massive, making it quite a hike to get from one part of the property to the other. Not the case with French Quarter which is actually the smallest of the Moderates. Where it’s sister resort Port Orleans Riverside tends to be more popular with families, I’ve always found the vibe at French Quarter to be a bit more adult, serene and quiet. It also offers a water taxi service to Disney Springs making it perfect for those evenings on the town. There are a range of views to choose from including River and Garden views and there’s even a King Bed option. Standard Rooms feature 2 queen beds. There’s also a fun Mardi Gras-themed central pool area. Guests staying at French Quarter can also take a short walk over to Riverside to take advantage of their amenities. Prices at Port Orleans French Quarter usually sit in the $200 – $300 a night range.
3. Disney’s Boardwalk Inn – This Deluxe Epcot property isn’t a resort its a destination. Part of Disney’s wonderfully imagined re-creation of a turn-of-the-century Atlantic City style boardwalk, there is so much to see and do right at your doorstop that you’ll be spoiled for choice. The property is located in the Epcot resort area which means your are a short walk or water taxi ride over to Epcot (making it the perfect location during Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival) as well as Hollywood Studios. The Boardwalk also houses a wonderful array of restaurants shops and night clubs. My favorites are Flying Fish a Fine/Signature Dining Restaurant with amazing seafood, the Houdini-inspired Abracadabar which serves up a magical array of cocktails as well as Jellyrolls dueling piano bar which is the perfect venue for a fun-filled night out. The rooms are tastefully done in an early 20th century style and the property is filled with deluxe amenities that don’t disappoint. Prices at the Boardwalk usually range from $450 – $550 a night.
4. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort – Arguably the most romantic resort on Walt Disney World property, you really feel like you have been whisked away to a tropical island hideaway during a stay at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. The rooms are spacious and some even offer views of the Magic Kingdom. Being on the monorail line means that you are only a short ride away from Magic Kingdom and Epcot. You can even watch the evening fireworks and the Electric Water Pageant from the resort’s sandy beaches or enjoy the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show There’s also my favorite bar on Disney property- Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto where an amazing array of tiki-inspired libations await. Oh and did I mention you can get a Dole Whip right at your resort? These are just some of the many reasons why the Poly ranks tops with honeymooners and those on an adults only getaway. Rates at the Polynesian start at $500 a night and will vary depending on the season and the view.
5. Disney’s Old Key West Resort – Rounding out this list is Disney’s original DVC property Old Key West Resort. This location is perfect for those who plan on spending a lot of time at the resort as no other property quite evokes that feeling of being “at home” than Old Key West. The property consists of a range of studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom options. The villas also boast the largest square footage of any of the Deluxe Villa properties meaning the rooms feel wonderfully spacious. Activities abound at this resort: there’s a golf course at your doorstep, three tennis courts, fitness center and numerous pools. There’s a nice range of dining options from poolside snacks to Olivia’s table service restaurant and the Community Hall runs an array of resort activities with something for visitors of all ages. Because of the more sophisticated theming this resort is not as popular with families as some of the other villa options. Studios at Old Key West Start at $400 though Disney frequently runs specials offering substantial discounts so keep your eyes peeled.
We here at Disney Addicts don’t think you can go wrong with any of the amazing resorts on Disney property. However, some are just better suited for adults looking to escape the hustle and bustle of it all.
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