Mom And Kids Animal Kingdom
  • On Dec 23, 2014
    Beatriz from ON Asked

    What can I do or where to eat when taking my 50 year old husband to Disneyworld? He said he was done with Disney when the kids were young but I am not. My ideas are fine dining, race track but no golf this time. Any other ideas? Going Dec 1, 2015.Thankyou

    Hi Beatriz,

    My husband and I first visited Epcot together almost 30 years ago, soon after we started dating. We've been hundreds of times in the 22 years since we became parents. A couple of years ago, as we strolled around the World Showcase, we both admitted that -- even though we love visiting with our two daughters -- we now love Walt Disney World even more when it's just us.

    So, as a couple of 50+ Disney-lovers, let us share a few of our favorite things.

    We've always enjoyed the special experiences and tours. My husband highly recommends the Richard Petty Driving Experience. The Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom is fabulous. Or try the Segway tour at Fort Wilderness. (My husband loved driving a Segway, too, even if it isn't as speedy). The Behind the Seeds tour at Living with the Land also is fun and educational.

    We are big on the signature dining. Both of us celebrated our 50th birthdays at California Grill, and we're  fans of Flying Fish Cafe, Jiko, Narcoossee's and Artist Point. But we also really enjoy other more casual dining, including Raglan Road, Rose and Crown, Tokyo Dining, the Wave, Sanaa and Spice Road Table. The variety of tastes available at Walt Disney World is terrific.

    Often, when it's just us, we snack our way around World Showcase. Or we have appetizers and a drink in the resort lounges. The ones we like best: Territory Lounge at Wilderness Lodge, Crew's Cup at the Yacht Club, Mizner's at Grand Floridian and Tambu Lounge at Polynesian Village.

    Our adult Walt Disney World visits are more leisurely than when our children were young. My best recommendation is to use the time to relax and enjoy each other's company, no matter what else you do while you're there.

    I hope that helps a little bit. Please check back with the Disney Parks Moms Panel for other advice as your trip nears. Enjoy your time with your husband!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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