Heading on a Disney vacation with your family but worried there might not be anything for you to do?
Let me stop you right there.
The one thing I think people forget is that Walt Disney designed Disney World with the whole family in mind, not just kids, and that has not changed. There is something for everyone in every park.
So, let’s dive in…
1. No one will judge you for getting excited about Mickey waffles – or however many you put on your plate. So go ahead and eat your third one, you need the strength to go on all the rides!
2. Speaking of rides, there are plenty of ride options for the tame advocates to the thrill seekers in each park.
3. There’s so much to do – not including rides. There’s entertainment everywhere, in every park, from firework displays in the evenings to live action shows and character meet and greets – no these are not just for kids. Go grab that selfie with Mickey!
4. There’s loads of entertainment outside the parks too. Disney Springs offers a magnitude of entertainment for all ages, there’s Cirque du Soleil’s show La Nouba, which is sadly closing at the end of this year and will hopefully (it’s been rumoured) make way for a new show, so make sure you see it while you can. There’s also bowling at Splitsville, a great way to get competitive with your partner, family and friends. Or if you like heights, why not venture to the hot air ballon on the west side. Although you don’t travel anywhere but up, you get some of the most amazing views of Disney Springs and you can even see some of the parks famous land marks.
4. In need of a margarita? Head over to the Mexican pavilion in Epcot or visit Dockside Margaritas in Disney Springs to have a relax whilst looking over the lake.
5. If you’re not into character dining but enjoy dining entertainment, don’t despair, there are so many good options for you. You can enjoy dinner entertainment from some of my favourite restaurants: at Teppan Edo in the Japan pavilion in Epcot you can sit and watch a chef cook your meal in front of you, be prepared for some snazzy knife tricks. Additionally, the restaurant in the Moroccan pavilion offers a great selection of Moroccan delicacies with live music accompanied by belly dancers – you can even try belly dancing for yourself!
6. If you prefer fine dining, then head on over to Epcot. The restaurant in the France pavilion is more catered towards adults and offers an excellent menu with an extensive imported wine selection. If however you wish to incorporate fine dining and a family experience then visit Be Our Guest in Magic Kingdom – if you can get table that is! As the name would suggest you get to feast in the Beast’s castle, with some of the best food I’ve eaten at Disney – which is probably why it is usually book up. So make sure you book in advance or ask about last minute vacancies.
7. The highly anticipated Pandora – The World of Avatar land has finally opened in Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom and has been getting rave reviews, making it a must see for any fan. Enjoy the brand new rides, food and general atmosphere of this alien planet.
What do you love most about Disney?