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beach Hi everyone, I'm so glad I found this website! We've traveled to Disney World 4 times while raising our girls. Well now we're retired and ready to do it without kids. Yipee! We will be traveling with two other couples and are looking forward to doing those things we didn't have the opportunity to do, trying to keep our girls happy. What is the #1 thing we should do or see at WDW without kids? Suggestions?

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Welcome to the best WDW forum on the web. What time of the year are you heading to the world?

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I'm thinking maybe October. We are in the planning stage and haven't set a date yet. We want to go when it's not as hot and the crowds are smaller. We are all retired so we can go anytime.

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Hello pinkflamingo and welcome to our happy group. As far as your question, What is the #1 thing we should do or see at WDW without kids? the answer should be "Anything you want to". wink

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welcome If you head to WDW in October then you will be there for the Epcot food and wine festival. You could take a leisurely stroll around world showcase sampling different snacks and beverages. Also visit the shops and attractions in the pavilions.

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I love Food & Wine festival, and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween party! Both are "must do" for my husband and I when hitting WDW in October. I think the most important thing though is just to relax and go a little slower, there is so much to see and take in the environment. A lot of times when worrying about the kids and what they're doing I would miss all the details that Disney is known for. My favorite thing about going without the kids is just taking it slow!

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October is my favorite time of the year to go. You will love the Food & Wine Fest in Epcot! Its yummy and a lot of fun!

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welcome October is the perfect time of year to go for an adults only trip! My husband and I were there this last October and the F&WF is just incredible!

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welcome

October is awesome! October and January are our favorite times so far. We really do enjoy the Food & Wine Festival and Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party.

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welcome and so glad you found us. What can you do in WDW without kids? Whatever you want to do! Take your time and enjoy yourselves. Remember your with the mouse!

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That's a great idea. We've always taken in the World Showcase but never spent as much time there because the children weren't as interested waiting , as we were. Thanks for the idea.

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pinkflamingotravel wrote:
That's a great idea. We've always taken in the World Showcase but never spent as much time there because the children weren't as interested waiting , as we were. Thanks for the idea.

#1 thing to do w/out children - Drink Around the World!! clapping Not necessarily to get smashed, but it's so nice to sit in a different country, cold drink in hand, and people watch - then move on and do it again!!!

Welcome!!

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Thank you everyone for the kind words and great ideas. muchlove

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I love drinking around the Showcase idea. wink

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welcome I am getting so jealous with everyone talking about their October trips! I would love, love, love to go someday during F&W. PLUS my birthday is in October so it is perfect; alas, one day perhaps!

I am so excited for you going in October, though! From what I hear, it is one of the best times. DEFINITELY drink around the world (just be sure to space it out.) I have only been to the World without kids, because I haven't had any yet and we never went when I was a kid. So my advice is simply do what we do: take it slow, people watch, indulge in desserts, drinks, and snacks. Anything that looks interesting, but kids would never touch!

However, you are at Disney, so you are entitled to still be a kid and do kiddy things AS an adult. Do Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot--still hilarious as an adult. Do the Laugh Factory at MK. Eat at Pizza Planet. Ride the Teacups. You can do whatever you want! Have fun!

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You're not the first to say take it slow. I never thought about it, but we should. When our kids were young we always had to rush, rush, rush. You know we had to get our money's worth and see it all. We will take it at a slower pace this time and nibble and drink our way through all the parks

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I really have enjoyed all the shows, street performers, and film type attractions without kids. They never wanted to stop for any of that...but that is mainly what I do now as an adult! mickey

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Thanks Disneydoc for the feedback. Your right there are a lot of side shows going on to check out.

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Hi and welcome like your name

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That's the name of my imaginary travel agency. I research places to travel then share my ideas with our friends, then we travel. I send out news letters to our friends that are a real hoot. I live in this imaginary Pink Flaminigo Travel Agency world. I guess that's why I love Disney, it's all about your imagination! Big smile

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HI and welcome. I'm going to throw another suggestion at you - November. If you time it right you can catch the end of the F&W and watch the World transform into the Christmas season.

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Ooo, Food and Wine and Christmas. Hmm Santa

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Hiyas pink!! I love your name and the story behind it Smile

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welcome to the group!! I agree with that everyone said! We usually go early November (like JoAnn said) and it's a great time biggrin

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KanineKrunchies wrote:
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However, you are at Disney, so you are entitled to still be a kid and do kiddy things AS an adult. Do Turtle Talk with Crush at Epcot--still hilarious as an adult. Do the Laugh Factory at MK. Eat at Pizza Planet. Ride the Teacups. You can do whatever you want! Have fun!

YES!! What KK said!! Smile

And I'm also in agreement with everyone else that you should take in F&W Fest! What a great way to take it slower and sample EVERYTHING there is! Hard to convince the kiddos to wait in line for FOOD over and over again, but as adults, you understand the payoff!

But, don't forget the fun kiddo stuff, too!

Welcome!! We're glad to have you and your awesome imagination!! Smile

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Thanks Nancy for your warm welcome. beach

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Hello and Welcome! We went the first week of October last year........loved the food and wine festival...but it was still super humid and hot!!! The weather finally cooled right after we left for home..crowds were low though....we do not do heat well so shooting for November/December this time..... mickey

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Last year was extremely hot and dry in Missouri. Maybe the heat in October of last year was due to the unusual weather last year. Thanks for the warm welcome.