I think that Disney World is a wonderful vacation destination for couples - even after they have children! I know, it's really hard to picture going to Disney World and leaving the kids at home, but I'll be honest - I would love it!
Kurt and I have taken two trips alone to Disney World together, once while I was pregnant with Evy, and then again once she was almost two. She stayed with grandparents and we had a wonderful time together! I mentioned in my previous post that we have a family trip planned for next January (I CAN'T WAIT!!), and I'm always thinking up new plans in my head. Kurt and I talked about how we'd like to return by ourselves to WDW, and that got me planning. We don't have it on the calendar, but I'm determined it will happen! Maybe for our anniversary one year?
There are many things that I'd love to do that are a little easier without kids in tow! Here's what I would love to do for a couples trip:
The Backstage Magic Tour is a 7-8 hour experience that shows you behind-the-scenes views of many areas of the Walt Disney World complex. You get to see the "utilidors" underneath Main Street U.S.A., the secrets of the American Adventure at Epcot, the WDW Nursery and Tree Farm, and several elements in Disney Hollywood Studios. The experience includes lunch at Whispering Canyon Cafe. The cost is $229 per person, for ages 16 and up. Theme park admission isn't required or included. Kurt and I love learning about "behind the scenes" magic, so I think we would really enjoy this!
The Richard Petty Driving Experience would be Kurt's dream come true! He loves cars and driving fast (ha!), so I know this would be awesome for him. The Walt Disney World Speedway is the home of the Richard Petty Driving Experience, and there are many packages to choose from. The cost ranges from the $99 Ride-Along, where you accompany a driver and ride the track, to the popular $449 Rookie experience, which lets you drive a NASCAR racecar for 8 laps, to the ultimate splurge, the $2,099 Speedway Challenge (50 laps!). This would be a great way to convince the guy in your life to come to Disney World with you (if he's reluctant!)!
Victoria and Albert's is the ultimate dining experience at Walt Disney World. Located in the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, the restaurant "offers a unique dinner menu each night of exceptional, contemporary American cuisine served with unparalleled charm and elegance." I would love to have a 2-2.5 hour dining experience and taste the wonderful creations of Chef Hunnel! There are three experiences to choose from: Victoria and Albert's Dining Room, Queen Victoria's Room, and the famous Chef's Table. This is definitely an adults-only restaurant, perfect for when the kids are at home.
I would love a trip that combined any of these fun experiences, and it proves that Walt Disney World isn't just for kids!
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