Character meet and greets

Visiting Walt Disney World without kids? Society may have you think that a Disney vacation is really only enjoyable when you bring the kids along, but we know that is not necessarily true. Walt Disney World actually has plenty of activities and attractions that cater to the 21+ crowd and appeal to adult guests traveling without children. What’s more, there are plenty of kid-centric activities that can also appeal to adults if we allow ourselves the opportunity to enjoy them. Read on to discover ways that you can let out your inner child at Walt Disney World regardless of your age:

Meet the characters

Meeting Smee

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Some guests may have the impression that meeting characters is an experience that is exclusively meant for kids, but that is not the case. Meeting characters can be fun for guests of all ages, especially if you set out to the parks in search of those characters you really want to meet. Adults may not have as much interest in meeting characters from Disney Junior, but there are plenty of other characters around Walt Disney World that you may be much more interested in meeting. Check out the times guide or the character guide on the My Disney Experience app to see which characters you may want to meet during your next visit.

Become a Wilderness Explorer

Wilderness Explorers

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Let out your inner child at Disney’s Animal Kingdom by becoming a Wilderness Explorer! Follow in the footsteps of Russell from Up! and learn about the animals found in the park and how you can support conservation efforts in your daily life. The Wilderness Explorer program allows guests to travel throughout the park completing activities and earning badges while they learn about animal life and various cultures represented in the park.

Play games by the pool

Poolside recreation

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Check the recreation schedule for your Disney resort to see what will be going on at the pool during your stay. While some pool games are meant exclusively for kids, games like trivia and jewelry-making activities can be fun for all ages. Sometimes resorts even offer trivia or other entertainment near the pool bar area. Note that some poolside activities do come at an additional cost (primarily the ones that require certain materials be used like tye-dye shirt making).


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