10 Things things that you’re never “Too Old” for at Disney World

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10 Things things that you’re never “Too Old” for at Disney World

A lot of adults write off Walt Disney World as “kid’s stuff”…personally I think that is nuts! While I believe adults can find a lot of ‘grown up’ activities to keep them happy and busy, I also think that everyone should take the time to experience all of these at least once (if not over and over!):

  • Spinning on the teacups as fast as you can (please note: adults AND kids should probably NOT eat right before attempting this!)
  • Getting your picture taken with characters – adults may think it’s silly to wait in line for Minnie’s autograph (I know I do – even I draw the line here – did enough of that when I was a kid!) but if you’re enjoying a character meal, and Minnie comes over to say hi, don’t avoid it, embrace the chance to let her hug you and have your picture taken with her (Minnie is quite the little flirt with the gentleman – so keep an eye on your husbands ladies!). On a separate but related note, I also think no one is too old for character meals, where you will find a fun, casual atmosphere and some of the best food WDW has to offer!
  • Water Slides – Disney offers two water parks full of all kinds of slides and pools, it’s the perfect way to cool off on a hot day
  • Roller coasters – even though many of the rides at WDW may be geared towards the younger crowd, there are many that adults can enjoy – from Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom to Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom, every park has at least one ‘thrill’ ride that will get your adrenaline pumping!
  • Towel Animals – When you stay on property at one of WDW’s many hotels, the cast members who clean the rooms will leave your towels/washcloths in cute shapes, sometimes animals or setup as a vase for pipe cleaner ‘flowers’, it may seem silly, but it always makes me smile (and usually take a picture…could probably make a whole album full of towel animal pictures! Silly, but it’s just another one of those Magical Disney touches that I love!)
  • Fireworks/light shows/nighttime parades – Each park has its own nighttime display/fireworks show, and they are all breathtaking! Special Effects and lights galore, they are enjoyable for all ages
  • Mickey Ice Cream Bars – I know I can’t say no to this delicious treat, chocolate coated ice cream on a stick in the shape of the Mouse (I am drooling just thinking about how good it tastes!)
  • Goofy’s Candy Co. in Downtown Disney offers guest the chance to sample all kinds of sweet treats and even design your own sweet creations, which the cast members create right in front of you (try not to drool on the divider glass!)
  • A Real Safari Ride – Board a Jeep on a trek across an African savannah at Animal Kingdom on the Kilimanjaro Safari Ride. See animals so up close, it will take your breath away.
  • Dinner Shows are fun for everyone no matter what age – the Hoop Dee Doo Review whoops it up western style over at Fort Wilderness, while over at the Polynesian the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, a show featuring hula dancers and fire jugglers amazes all who attend

There are so many things at Walt Disney World to enjoy, the above are just a very few of the things I think are a treat for those tall and small, young and old, and for everyone who is young at heart.

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6 thoughts on “10 Things things that you’re never “Too Old” for at Disney World

  1. I cant tell you how many character pictures my wife and I have. We loved waiting back before we had kids.

  2. I will never be too old for the parades and fireworks. We are HUGE fans of the fireworks. In fact during my root canal I closed my eyes and was at Wishes in my mind 🙂

  3. I’m a major advocate of adults doing meet and greets. My husband and I always have so much fun. Whether it’s rushing toward Darth Vader and yelling “Dad” to doing a voice impression of a character and watch them react (I have talked to Stitch in his voice before and as a reward, he “slobbered” me). You also get great pictures that will last as longstanding memories.

  4. What about boat rides? Where else do you get the chance to ride a boat every day? Maybe I am biased, but I love catching sight of Magic Kingdom for the first time from the boats instead of the monorail. The boats are so relaxing and usually not crowded.

  5. Haha. I love this. My husband and I have annual passes and go to WDW 3x a year at least. We don’t care what anyone thinks. We too spin as fast as we can on the teacups (my husband actually ran into a trashcan exiting the ride one time and I always have to help him out of the teacup). I went giddy over getting my picture with Mary Poppins (my fav movie character). I cry at Wishes. We love water slides and roller coasters. And Goofy’s Candy Shop is one of our stops every time we’re at Downtown Disney – my husband always gets one of the slushy’s.

  6. This is great info something that I have been looking for for several months. Most articles for adults have a lot about night life and paid extras. Disney has great stuff to offer for everyone, why pay for extras when I can’t possibly hit all the included things. I love the idea about photographing all the towels, I love them too but had not thought about pics.

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