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Hi, My hubby and I will be taking our first grown ups only trip to WDW in May and are looking for tips. He is a WDW skeptic and is always tired and worn out after a trip with the kids. I really want this experience to be so much better for him as we celebrate my birthday.

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welcome

You've come to the right place. Where are you staying? Do you have dining reservations made? How long are you staying?

My advice - don't try to do it all. Take breaks in the afternoon, relax by the pool.

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welcome to our wonderful world of Disney lovers. I agree with JoAnn. You can't do it all and don't try. Take your time and plan which park you want to spend your time. If you become tired go back to your room and rejuvenate and return in the evening. One thing about WDW it will always be there for the next trip.

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We did buy a package at POR and included the DP. We haven't made reservations yet. I do want to eat at Tony's in the MK sometime during the trip mainly because I love Lady and the Tramp. I didn't even know it was there as many times as we have been to the MK. We mainly stick to MK and AK with the kids but I am looking forward to exploring the other parks some this time too.

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We will be there 4 days and I am so looking forward to enjoying the resorts this time! It's hard to do that with three teenagers that have endless energy!!

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I would recommend trying to make a reservation at Tonys and any other place you really want to try. Many places fill up fast.

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Hi and Welcome! We are a friendly bunch Smile I hope you have time to visit EPCOT and the flower festival, we are also going to be there in may Smile

Oooh if you go to Tony's ask for server James (from England) he's my dear friend Smile

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If you and your hubby enjoy having a drink or two one fun thing to do without kids is "drinks around the world" in EPCOT.

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I defintely recommend spending some time in EPCOT. Its a great park for adults! While there, give the Grey Goose Slushie in France a try. Its yummy!

Ps. Welcome to the forum!

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Hello kywildcatchick and Welcome!!...so glad you have decided to join us! stars

I'll echo the advice that was already given: take it easy and don't try to do everything...you'll get to do what you missed on the next trip.

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Hey, KYWildcatChick! We're so glad you've joined us!

Are you and your husband more interested in taking it slow by the pool, or experiencing more of the dining, or seeing your favorite attractions? I think there's going to be a lot for you to explore at a slow and steady pace at Epcot that you're going to really enjoy, especially, like others have said, since you're going during the Flower and Garden Festival!

And I'm with Joann...book those reservations NOW, like stop reading and book them, so you can be sure to get in a couple of places you'd like to eat, because they do fill up quickly! With the dining plan, you'll want to be sure you're getting the most bang for your buck by taking advantage of some sit-down restaurants!

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Hi there KYWildcatChick! Welcome to our little home on the internet!

My DH wasn't a Disney fan when I took him first but now he's a true blue Disney lover. On that first trip I made sure to work in lots of things that I knew he would enjoy. My DH's favorite park is Epcot, because we eat, drink, and shop our way around the World. It really is a wonderful spot to get away without the kids because you get to see Disney in a whole new light!

Be sure to made Advanced Dining reservations for the spots that you want to eat!

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welcome I'm traveling to Disney in May as well with my soon-to-be husband and also staying in POR! awesome I definitely recommend going at your own pace. Don't feel like you HAVE to stay at a park all day or that you have to be there at gate opening if you're already exhausted! I would definitely recommend you make advanced dining reservations--always nice to sit and enjoy a long, nice dinner together!

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welcome
I also agree with all the advice above. Epcot is a great park to take it easy and just casually walk around. The world showcase is great for shopping and eating. I love just strolling around it. You can also take a boat or walk over to the Boardwalk from Epcot. We just realized it existed on the last trip and walked around. It was great! Nice and calm and no crowds. Next trip we may rent bikes to cruise around it biggrin

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Hello & welcome to WDWForGrownsups! I can't agree more with what's been said and book those reservations now!

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Hello and welcome! Our strategy is to take a break from the parks after lunch, go back to the resort and swim or just relax by the pool and then head back to the parks around dinner time and spend the rest of the evening. Provides for a nice break and refresher. And I change socks too mid-day. It's the little things that get me through laugh laugh

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Welcome! Me and my fella are off to POR in May, too - for our "grown up" trip! You'll have a fab time.
Echoing everyone else though - make your dining reservations ASAP! I tried to change the time of one of mine last week and was told there was nothing available that night, so they're filling up very fast!!

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JeffC wrote:
Hello and welcome! Our strategy is to take a break from the parks after lunch, go back to the resort and swim or just relax by the pool and then head back to the parks around dinner time and spend the rest of the evening. Provides for a nice break and refresher. And I change socks too mid-day. It's the little things that get me through laugh laugh

Omigosh, Jeff, we are the SAME WAY about our socks...what is it with that that makes such a big difference??

That break in the middle of the day does wonders, though...you're right!

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It sounds like since you've been there with the kids before, you've probably already experienced a lot of the "traditional" aspects of WDW (character greetings, the popular kid rides like Dumbo and It's a Small World, etc.) so I would focus more on the many adult aspects to bring your husband around to being a Disney lover! Do some fine dining, resort hopping, grab a drink on the beach of the Poly to watch Wishes, stroll through Downtown Disney and listen to some live music at House of Blues, and hit those bigger rides that might be too intense for the kiddos.

Have a great trip!

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That Slush sounds amazing!! Will be a must while at Epcot mickey

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Thanks so much for all the suggestions. We will probably spend a lot of time at Epcot and doing some of the resort hopping. What are the best places to eat at Epcot?

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I enjoy via Napoli and Le Chefs de France.

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Welcome to the best Disney board around. We love Teppan Edo in the Japan pavilion at Epcot

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Hi friend my name is Steven Fletcher i am from W. Touhy Chicago, IL, glad to be the part of your community !!!

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Hi and welcome Steven!

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welcome Steven to our little Disney family.

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Hello Steven and Welcome!!...so glad you have decided to join us!

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Hi Steven and welcome to our friendly and happy group.

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Hi and welcome.

As for parks, I agree that EPCOT is a great choice for leisure walks, eating/drinks, & people watching, not to mention quite a few rides, if you choose to. Also, Disney's Hollywood Studios has some very nice rides and sights (and restaurants). As for restaurants, I recommend "Boma" at the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge:

http://themeparks.about.com/od/disneyparks/ss/BestWDWCasualDining_9.htm

Have you visited Pleasure Island at night? Great place to shop, dine, and just take in the night!

Enjoy, cheers!

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Hi, Stephen! Welcome!!

Feel free to start a new post on the "Introduce Yourself" board, so you can get the Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy from EVERYONE on the board!!

We're so glad you're here!!

And as for dining in Epcot, KYWildcatchick, we loved having dinner at Tokyo Dining, which is on the second level in the Japan Pavillion, JUST as Illuminations was kicking off! Food was amazing, and so was the view!