Disney World without kids

Eating at Epcot is one of the best things to do at Disney World without kids. Photo credit: Cheryl Leung

There’s something to be said about going to Disney World without kids – IT IS FABULOUS!

When you travel to Walt Disney World with children, the majority of your time is spent doing what they want to do – It’s A Small World, Dumbo, breakfast with Mickey and Minnie every day, and lining up to see their favorite Disney characters in the hot blazing sun.

Yes, Disney World is very baby and child friendly but it’s also tons of fun when you visit without kids too. Not to mention, RELAXING!


3 ‘Must Do’s at Walt Disney World without Kids

1.Splurge on Food 

The World Showcase at Epcot is a favorite place for my husband and I to explore at Disney World.

Unfortunately having two young children with us when we visit, we don’t get to spend as much time in this area of Epcot.

My most recent solo visit to Disney World had me walking country to country in the World Showcase the entire afternoon – I didn’t even make it to the other side of the park!

Orange Blossom Macaron, Duck Confit and Napoleons – sign me up! Yes, I have a thing for the France pavilion at Epcot. Cheddar Cheese Soup from Canada is pretty amazing too.

There are also some restaurants that offer great culinary experiences which aren’t easy when traveling with kids. Victoria & Albert’s Chef’s Table at the Grand Floridian is one of my ‘Must Do’s but unfortunately since kids under 10 years of age aren’t allowed in we have to either experience it without them or wait more years to go with them.

2. Go Shopping

If you like shopping (or window shopping), there’s plenty of opportunities at the parks, resorts, Downtown Disney and a nearby outlet mall.

Disney World without kids

You can ride the scary rides when you visit Disney World without kids. Photo credit: Cheryl Leung

Being Canadian, I look forward to any chance I can get to go outlet shopping and the only time I’d attempt to do it in Orlando is when I’m visiting without my children. They find no pleasure in shopping unless it’s for souvenirs and plush dolls.

3. Ride the Scary Rides

Since having kids we spend most of our time at the parks on the tame rides. It’s a Small world five times in a row? Why yes – we’ve done that!

When you visit without kids you’re able to go on the scary rides without having to do baby handoff or take turns going into the single rider line. Splash Mountain, here I come!

Have you been to Disney World without kids? What was your most memorable experience there sans children?


Cheryl is a Canadian mom who documents her family’s travels over at KidsOnAPlane.com. She’s a list maker and frequently annoys her husband and two kids with her pen and paper when they travel together. But they realize the method behind her madness and are always thankful afterwards!