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My husband and I are thinking about a Disney trip this November for our 10 year anniversary. We have never been without the children and wanted to know what the best resort would be for an adults only trip? Thanks!
There are many great Resorts at Walt Disney World. That being said, if I were choosing a resort for an adult only trip, to celebrate an anniversary, I would choose one of these - Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter (Moderate), Disney's Wilderness Lodge (Deluxe) or Disney's Boardwalk Inn (Deluxe). Of course this will also depend on your budget. I would choose Port Orleans French Quarter for it's charm and romance. The Wilderness Lodge for its quiet elegance and proximity to the Magic Kingdom. I would choose the Boardwalk Inn for its proximity to Epcot and ambiance.
First off, CONGRATULATIONS! Ten years is quite an accomplishment! And going without the kids may seem wrong to some (namely the kids) Walt Disney World can be a great place for romance and bonding. When my husband & I were dating/recently married, we loved to stay at Port Orleans Riverside. The old south romantic feel was perfect for us - we always requested the mansion side. If you are looking to splurge, consider the Grand Floridian or Polynesian. Wear your anniversary buttons! You will receive many well wishes from cast members and strangers. Also plan a special meal - Disney has many signature locations that will set the romantic feel but the best place would be Victoria & Albert's in the Grand Floridian, but be prepared to pay top dollar. This restaurant requires guests to dress appropriately for dinner and has a preset menu. Other options may be Jiko in Animal Kingdom Lodge or Flying Fish Café at the Boardwalk. Some less expensive things you may want to consider would be the Tomorrowland Terrace Fireworks dessert Party in Magic Kingdom or a horse and Carriage ride at Port Orleans Riverside. Hope your anniversary is magical!
Hi! You came to the right place with this great question. My husband and I travel sans children all the time (since we don't have any...LOL). We have found that we enjoy the Epcot Area resorts the most. We love the Beach Club, Boardwalk and Yacht Club so much. The Yacht Club seems to have the least amount of children staying there, it appeals to the grownup crowd a bit more. I personally LOVE being able to walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Being able to stroll through the World Showcase with my number one after a day of touring the other parks is so relaxing. I also enjoy the ability to pop over to Epcot to enjoy one of their many dining establishments. All of this being said I would be happy staying anywhere with my husband, but when we are traveling alone we always try to stay in the Epcot Area resorts.
Mary K A.
Congratulations on 10 years - here is a toast to many, many more! We took an adults only trip last May. Based on our experiences I would highly recommend Boardwalk Villas. A studio villa is the perfect size for a couple plus it will have a private balcony to enjoy your morning coffee. If you go in early November you will be able to experience the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot. Boardwalk is within walking distance of Epcot and Hollywood Studios so you could just take a quick jaunt over to spend a few hours at your leisure. On the boardwalk itself there are numerous dining options from quick Boardwalk Bakery to fine dining at Flying Fish. The evening brings out entertainment for everyone with jugglers and various other artists performing on the boardwalk. Combine that with ESPN Sports Club, Jellyrolls piano bar and Atlantic Dance Hall if you are looking for adult party time or visit the Bell Vue Room for a more subdued evening of scotch. There is so much to do and enjoy it is hard to name them all. I highly recommend Boardwalk if you are looking at doing things at your own pace as there is so much within a short distance.
Fort Wilderness is a great place to stay! Nestled by 750 acres of pine and cypress forest, you can take a long, quiet walk through the resort. The Meadows Recreation area offers horseback rides, canoeing, or try your hand at archery. The cabins make a nice, relaxing place to kick up your feet and rest after a long day at the parks. You can enjoy dinner on the deck while dining on a bucket of Giddy Up and Go Chicken from The Trail's End Restaurant. Treat yourself to a dinner show at the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue and enjoy a romantic carriage ride later! You'll enjoy viewing "Wishes", the nighttime fireworks spectacular at Magic Kingdom, from the beach, along with the Electric Water Parade!
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