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Atlantic Dance Hall and Jellyrolls are both 21 and up

A few days ago I read an article that bugged me a bit. The author claimed that people without kids should not go on a Disney Cruise. Since taking a Disney Cruise is the top item on my bucket list, I wasn’t too thrilled. It dawned on me that some people also think that Walt Disney World is just for families with children. That could not be further from the truth.

Of course families should visit Walt Disney World. Kids are good at believing in the impossible, and Disney has perfected the art of doing the impossible. There is a special magic that happens when a child sees a favorite character for the first time, or when a little one realizes that he or she is finally tall enough to ride. But just because Walt Disney World is the top family destination in the country does not mean that there’s nothing for adults. After all, it’s one of the top honeymoon destinations as well. It can be pretty romantic.

There are no rides at Walt Disney World that are only for children. That means that adults without kids can experience anything that they want. Characters aren’t just for kids either. You’ll see plenty of adults without kids waiting for character pictures. I just might be in that line.

There are some spots at Walt Disney World where everyone has to be 21 or older. Those are certainly not kid-centered! (If you drink, please do it responsibly.) There are also fine dining experiences that were not created with children in mind. If you decide to splurge on a meal at Victoria & Albert’s, you’ll notice that there are no crying babies. That’s because all diners need to be at least ten years old. Many tours have minimum age limits, making them perfect for adults. Most kids won’t want to take a seven hour tour, but for adults it could be seven hours of pure magic.

When you visit Walt Disney World with kids, a lot of the vacation will be centered around them. It’s all about what they want to do, what they don’t want to do, what they want to eat, etc. On an adult trip, you can ride what you want to ride, eat where you want to eat, and not have to worry about finding time for a nap; unless you want one. You won’t miss the fireworks because the kids got cranky.

If you want to go to Walt Disney World but don’t have kids to enjoy it with, go anyway. You’ll have a great time, especially if you let your inner child come out. Walt Disney World isn’t just for kids. It’s for anyone who wants to believe in magic.