Everything You Need To Know About Taking An Adult To Disney For The First Time

Everything You Need To Know About Taking An Adult To Disney For The First Time

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!

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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.

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Jared was very happy about the portable fan!

Come Prepared

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!

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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!)

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Celebrating at The Grand Floridian

Celebrating at The Grand Floridian

I’ve been going to Disney World for as long as I can remember, and I had never been to the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa up until two weeks ago.

I’ve always wanted to go, and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate my little sister’s birthday than with a delicious brunch at the Grand Floridian Café!

Plus, the Happy Floridian at the Grand Floridian; sounds like a perfect match to me!

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Bongos Cuban Café at Disney Springs

Bongos Cuban Café at Disney Springs

Delicious food, a vibrant atmosphere and a never-ending party is what I got out of an evening at Bongos Cuban Café in Disney Springs.

Growing up in South Florida I was surrounded by Cuban culture. Our local Publix sells croquetas and empanadas in the bakery and we never had a problem getting fresh loaves of Cuban bread. So, when my family decided to celebrate my sister’s college graduation at Bongos Cuban Café at Disney Springs, I was excited to get some authentic Cuban food (something that’s hard to come by in Lake City.)

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Eating Our Way Through the Orlando’s Farmers Market

Eating Our Way Through the Orlando’s Farmers Market

Orlando is so much more than just theme parks and tourist traps.

I lived in Orlando for four years while attending the University of Central Florida (Go Knights!) and I actually didn’t go to Disney or other theme parks that often because #brokecollegelife.

However, I did take advantage of the events that always seemed to be happening in downtown Orlando. Last weekend I was back on my old stomping grounds and decided to pay a visit to the Orlando Farmers Market on Lake Eola.

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