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Old 10-09-2019, 06:58 PM   #71
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WDW as an adult is really a 'whole new world' - and it's a good one. We've been enjoying adult only trips for roughly 12 years. Two years in we joined DVC because we enjoyed WDW so much as a couple. It is so freeing when there is one 1 person to consult, although mostly, since I know that one person really well, I just arrange stuff.

No running - No worry someone is going to get separated, no waiting from people to get off a ride, miss some wanted attraction/event, not have enough water to drink, why we have to stand in one more line, will we have time to do this or that - no worries. Just enjoyment.

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I am looking forward to enjoying what you talked about.
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Old 10-10-2019, 08:12 AM   #72
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We do WDW as a couple 3 times a year. Sometimes another couple joins us for extra company. It seems when we vacay with the grands we are displaced and over ruled by the helicopter parents in tow so it sours me on the family trip experience (I ask permission to buy candy for the kids - as forbidden fruit- parents agree to my request only to be told by the kids that the parents throw it away when I am out of sight ).
We so enjoy the couple pace as well. More vacation, less park commando.
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:37 PM   #73
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"no kids trip"

OMG! Cannot wait for that day!
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Old 10-10-2019, 12:41 PM   #74
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It's the best.
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Old 10-10-2019, 05:29 PM   #75
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DH and I are full into this now. Our youngest was off to college this past September. We did take 2 trips without kids prior to this transition and it's exactly what everyone else explains: more leisurely. Love it. We go once per year with just us, then once per year with the kids and usually some friends in tow. The friends in tow actually helps to keep the trip 'lighter', if that makes sense....I guess I don't feel the need to make sure they are always entertained that way.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:18 PM   #76
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are a must .
We are all big kids
wine, women song !!!!
annual passes
epcot for dinner or drink round the world
get to meet other people in the pool, have time to talk in fact make a point of it
Walk the Boardwalk(running the boards was thirty years ago)
ride rock and roller coaster single line
Ride tower of terror together
Go for a movie and a boogie at springs
Play golf early morning
ride the speed boats
drink a pint of Guinness without comment
need I go on or can others add to this list
think about the kids for a moment and then return to partying
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:25 PM   #77
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Skip that last one and you will have completed your transition to the DINK Side of the Force. The water's great over here

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Old 01-14-2020, 12:43 AM   #78
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the first time we went with no kids, several years ago, i really missed the kids. felt like i was being mean to the kids. of course they were asked if they wanted to go, but work and other things were in the way. around half way through we were in a condo and a storm came thru and the power went out. told my wife to pack i was not staying without power. trees in the road and all over the interstate, listened to the radio and it was a hurricane that came thru. didn't see that coming. but the highway at 11pm when we left was totally empty, but anyway after that got over it and go once or twice just us every year, wonderful. its different but extremely nice without kids. morning parks, lunch and nap, night parks.
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:32 AM   #79
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Hi
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As you can probably guess from our buy in date, I am a middle aged, semi retired teacher who has done WDW primarily with our family. We bought in 1993 when the children were 14 and 8 after staying at CR, POLY, Disney Inn,
(now Shades of Green) and BC.
I also had an opportunity to go with high school groups so I did have some adult time, and several times I stayed a day after family trips. Now I am comfortable just going down for a couple of days. In September, I stayed 2 days at Kidani, I took a camera course at Reunion Station, walked through a couple of parks, had a couple of good dinners and found 2 places I was comfortable "hanging out" One is the family bar/lounge at Wilderness/CCR and the other is the bar/lounge at Kidani. I am a professional woman, so I am comfortable sitting at a bar and ordering an appetizer if I happen to be alone, or with my adult children and their significant others. We have also done 3 family trips with a grandchild.
I also have invited two girlfriends to WDW. On one of these trips, the bakery in France was discovered. I never knew it was there as we were probably always rushing by to get to an attraction or a dinner reservation.
As a couple you can go at your own pace. Spend some time before your trip to plan some new things.
That is one positive thing about Disney. There are always new experiences and adventures to be found.
Best wishes!
As a couple, you can take your time exploring
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Old 01-14-2020, 10:38 AM   #80
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no need to pack pajamas now!
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