12 Things for Adults to Do at Walt Disney World Resort

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (Sept. 29, 2023) – Vacationing at Walt Disney World Resort as an adult is a chance for guests to embrace cherished memories while experiencing Disney magic through new eyes. Watching a child interact with their favorite Disney Princess or Mickey Mouse for the first time is special, but there are plenty of things for adults to experience too that just might make them feel like kids again.

Here are the 12 things for adults to do at Walt Disney World Resort.

  1. Recreate a Childhood Photo – Favorite memories take on new life when guests recreate their own vintage photos taken while on vacation at Walt Disney World as children. From character greetings with Mickey Mouse to rides on classic attractions like Dumbo the Flying Elephant, the possibilities are endless.
  2. Visit Walt Disney World Resort During the Holiday Season – From seasonal decorations, festive foods and jolly entertainment offerings to brand new events such as Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, there is so much for adults to see and experience throughout the winter holidays at Walt Disney World Resort.
  3. Attend a Seasonal Festival at EPCOT – The seasonal festivals at EPCOT, including the EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth, offer an ever-evolving assortment of delicious cuisine and entertainment that everyone can enjoy. Adults will be able to appreciate global dishes with a new perspective and sample beverage pairings throughout the park.
  4. Plan a Special Dining Experience – Walt Disney World Resort is home to incredible dining. For luxurious dining right in the heart of the magic, reserve a table at Victoria & Albert’s. Located in Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, this award winning restaurant offers spectacular cuisine and service in a setting inspired by Queen Victoria’s Jubilee Celebration. Guests can choose from three options, including The Dining Room, Queen Victoria’s Room, or The Chef’s Table for an unforgettable culinary journey.
  5. Ride Favorite Attractions – Visiting Walt Disney World as an adult presents an opportunity to ride classic attractions guests remember from childhood and check out all of the new attractions that have been added recently such as Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure at EPCOT or TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise at Magic Kingdom Park.
  6. Run in the Parks with runDisney – In-person runDisney races offer plenty of magic at Walt Disney World Resort. Adults who participate will have the chance to run past iconic Disney landmarks and beloved characters before the Disney theme parks open to guests.
  7. Eat Classic Walt Disney World Treats – From DOLE Whip and Churros to Mickey’s Premium Ice Cream Bars, memorable Disney treats from childhood are just as delicious now as when adult guests experienced them as a kid. And with new DOLE Whip flavors and an exciting list of creative new menu items across property to try, these nostalgic treats can now be enjoyed with a “newstalgic” twist.
  8. Gather with Friends at Disney Springs – Adults visiting Walt Disney World Resort can take advantage of unique dining experiences they will not find anywhere else, including a variety of eateries, bars and lounges at Disney Springs, a destination for fun-filled time with friends.
  9. Stay in the Magic with the Disney Resorts Collection – The Resort hotels at Walt Disney World offer themed amenities and unique dining experiences along with convenient proximity and transportation to all four Disney theme parks, Disney Springs and Disney Water Parks.
  10. Go to Multiple Disney Theme Parks in One Day – Adults can maximize their trip at Walt Disney World Resort by purchasing a ticket with the Park Hopper Option and taking advantage of Walt Disney World transportation offerings, such as the Disney Skyliner, to easily hop between theme parks.
  11. Watch a Nighttime Spectacular – Watching fireworks is a quintessential part of any Walt Disney World Resort vacation. Now is the perfect time to experience Happily Ever After presented by Pandora Jewelry at Magic Kingdom Park or EPCOT Forever at EPCOT. Later this year, guests can also look forward to the debut of Luminous The Symphony of Us on Dec. 5 at EPCOT.
  12. Visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios – From special appearances by favorite characters to piloting the Millennium Falcon, adults can visit Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge at Disney’s Hollywood Studios to see the Star Wars stories and characters from their childhood brought to life.