Watching a child experience Disney World for the first time is nothing short of magical. But how do you inspire that same magical feeling in an adult? Well, it’s pretty easy if you follow these steps and let Disney do the rest!
I’ve been to Disney World more times than I can count. So sometimes I forget that many people have never even been before! For my 25th Birthday, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Disney World with my sisters and all our significant others. My boyfriend hadn’t been to Magic Kingdom in nearly 30 years, and had never been to Epcot and Animal Kingdom, so I knew I had to show him how amazing it all is!
I’ve been begging Jared to get an annual pass with me for months, so I knew this was my chance to convince him that Disney World truly is as magical as I said it was. And after three days packed with Disney fun he was sold! Here’s some things you can do to make sure you show your adult guests the best first Disney experience ever!
Don’t Rush Through The Parks
Park of the magic of Disney is the experience of walking through the parks. But when you have someone visiting for the first time it’s easy to get swept up in the thought of having to go on every single ride or see every show going on that day. You want to get your money’s worth after all. Just remember to take your time and really enjoy the moment without trying to rush to your favorite rides.
Skip The Kiddy Rides
My boyfriend is 33 years old, so I knew he wasn’t going to care about riding the Peter Pan, Barnstormer or Small World rides. Although the smaller rides are cute and nostalgic, they’re usually not worth riding as an adult unless the wait is really short. You’re better off waiting to go on the larger rides or exploring the rest of the park.
Just like when coming to the parks with little kids, grown-ups need their own park survival kits. I made sure my backpack was full of cold water, cooling towels, a miniature fan, Advil (for the inevitable aches and pains), sunscreen and a couple snacks. I knew I had everything I needed to ensure that we didn’t get too hot and could really enjoy the day without having to stop constantly.
Make The Day About Them
There’s bound to be thing that you want to do at the parks that your visitor doesn’t and vise versa. But, especially if you’re an annual passholder like me, the day should be about them. My boyfriend really likes beer, so I made sure we stopped at the Germany pavilion at Epcot so he could try some of the best in the parks. I also waited in lines for rides I don’t usually care for, but knew he would love. It’s all about compromise!
Eat All The Disney Snacks
What’s a visit to Disney without food?? Make sure you get some of the classic Disney staples, like the Mickey Ice Cream Bar, as well as some other fun treats. Jared is a big guy so I knew we needed to eat somewhere with big portions. The Sweet and Spicy Chicken Waffle Sandwich from Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in Liberty Square was a huge hit!
Overall, we had an amazing first time at Disney together. We cant wait to go back (mostly me though!)