10 Best Ways Adults Can Feel Like A Kid Again At Walt Disney World

You are never too old to feel like a kid at Walt Disney World!  You just have to cut loose and be willing to enjoy yourself!  Here are our 10 best ways for adults to feel like a kid again at Walt Disney World:


10. Character meet and greets.

There is something extra magical about meeting and greeting with your favorite Disney characters.  We all feel like a kid again when we get to hug them and pose for fun pictures.  It is a great memory and a great way to immerse yourself into the amazing Disney magic during your vacation.

9. Ride the slow-moving attractions.

The thrill rides are definitely amazing, but don’t overlook all of the themed slow-moving attractions.  You can enjoy the story line and all of the amazing details.  Try to think about what it might be like to see and experience all of this through a child’s eyes.

8. Load up on sugar.

There are so many delicious treats to enjoy at Walt Disney World.  The ones that are shaped like Mickey or Mickey ears are even more magical. You should be sure to sample all of the treats and not worry about the calories.  Be a kid again and enjoy the sugar rush!


7. Wear Mickey ears and fun shirts.

In order to feel like a kid again, you have to look the part.  Dress up in a fun pair of ears or a hat and then deck yourself out in Disney clothes.  You can wear fun ears and hats all day every day while at Disney, so maybe get yourself a couple of different options!

6. Sing and dance to the music.

There will be songs and music playing just about everywhere you go.  There will be music in each park and individual lands as well as areas where there will be bands and special performers.  Cut loose and enjoy everything going on around you.  Don’t be afraid to sing and dance!  You don’t have to worry about how you look or what other people think since you will never see them again!  Just enjoy the feeling of being a carefree kid again!

5. Enjoy a character meal.

There are a variety of character meals on property.  If you want to dine with the classic characters like Mickey and Minnie you can do that or you could choose an all princess meal.  Character meals are a great way to interact with the characters, enjoy a delicious meal and act like a kid the entire time.  Get yourself an autograph book so that you can collect autographs, too!

4. Earn Wilderness Explorer badges.

At Disney’s Animal Kingdom there is a Wilderness Explorer experience where you can earn your badges from stations all around the park.  You pick up a guide book where you can collect all of the different sticker badges and affix them to the location within the book so can track when you have collected them all.  This is a really fun way to participate and learn a few things in the process, too.

3. Play at the pool or water parks.

Playing in the water will definitely make you feel like a kid again.  You can enjoy the water slides and lots of other water games and fun.  You can enjoy the pool and splash areas right at your Disney resort or purchase tickets to one of the water parks.  At the resort pools, the cast members lead guests in a variety of games and fun, too!

2. Book an in-room celebration.

Through Disney Florist, guests are able to book in-room celebrations where they can come to their resort room and find special deliveries and decorations in their room to set the tone for an extremely magical vacation.  You can have a large variety of different experiences to suit your own tastes and interested and get a variety of great souvenirs to bring home.

1. Participate in the resort movies and events.

If you are staying at one of the Disney resorts, then you will be able to attend a variety of different events right from your resort that will be a ton of fun.  You can watch Disney movies, attend campfires, dance at parties, etc.  They are all great events that will have you forgetting what adult-life is like and enjoying the simple things!

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!