The term “” has gained momentum in recent years. At face value, it doesn’t sound so bad, does it? However, the term is used as a dig towards adults who are enthusiasts, and I’m not talking about just your average .
Essentially, a “, wait in line for hours for the limited edition ” is thought to be immature, spend too much money on merchandise or trips to Figment popcorn bucket, and frequently participate in Bounding.
A religion studies professor even went so far as to compare to a religion for some avid -goers. Although, it’s important to note that she made the comparison in defense of Adults.
So what’s the deal? Why is the internet so negative towards movies, visiting Parks, or really anything -related, those who do are thought to be embarrassing and cringe-worthy. Adults? For those who don’t have any interest in
The Spectrum ofAdults
Like most things in life, there seems to be a spectrum of for every vacation, have a closet full of Mickey ears or Dooney & Bourke purses, and a house full of -inspired décor. Perhaps, they may even be willing to fork over $600 for a Adults. Of course you have those who may be considered “extreme” – those who are visiting Coach Mickey plush.
On the other hand, you have those trip. Adults who are more in the middle of the spectrum. They may have acquired a handful of t-shirts, have a subscription to +, and maybe even put some of their tax return check toward a
Regardless of which end of the spectrum someone may be on, the simple fact is that ‘s intention was to build a place for all ages:
“To all that come to this, welcome. Disneyland is your land. Here age relives fond memories of the past, and here youth may savor the challenge and promise of the future. Disneyland is dedicated to the ideals, the dreams, and the hard facts that have created America… with hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”
But it’s so expensive!
Both Disneyland and are places for anyone who wants to experience a fun and magical getaway. One common critique of Adults is that having as a hobby can be quite expensive.
However, there are many expensive interests out there. Some choose to spend their time and money on scuba diving or horseback riding. Some on improving their golf game and traveling to play on fancy courses. Others, on collecting art or wine. It’s all about personal preference and how one enjoys to spend their time. If isn’t your cup of tea, that’s okay, everyone has different preferences.
But like with anything, if you’ve never given a fair shot, we recommend dipping your toes in one day. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy a well crafted . We would be very surprised if you didn’t have an absolute blast in the Parks.
Silly Adults,is for Kids!
For those who argue that is exclusively for children, visiting the Parks is a totally different experience if you’re with children versus on an adults-only trip. There are so many things to do that kids would not enjoy. EPCOT is a perfect example. While there has been many additions over the years, EPCOT has had a reputation of being the “boring” Park for kids. Many people find that EPCOT was their least favorite park when they were kids, and then grew to love it as they got older and could better appreciate it.
But beyond EPCOT, there are things for adults to enjoy at , ‘s , and ‘s . If anything, the construction and attention to detail is remarkable. Honestly, we believe would be proud to see Star Wars come to life in Galaxy’s Edge. And ? Gosh, you wouldn’t even believe the nostalgia!
If the argument is that in general is juvenile, and not just visiting the Parks, then we recommend watching a classic like Aladdin (1992), The Lion King (1994), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996), or . Or even give some of the newer films a go. Watch Inside Out (2015), Coco (2017), or even the first 5 minutes of Up (2009) and see if you don’t get hit right in the feels.
Life is too short not to embrace what you enjoy
At the risk of sounding cheesy, some people find their , and that’s not a bad . And if “ Adults” want to dress like and , go for it! Well, just as long as it’s not in the Parks – that’s a no no. to be
Also, there are valuable lessons jam packed into so many movies, and they’re not just for kids. If you have ever cried during a in your adult life, it’s because something resonated with you. You were touched and moved, even if it was by something so seemingly silly like a cartoon fox and hound.
Next time you’re tempted to roll your eyes at a Disney Adult, consider this – Disney brings them joy, and don’t they deserve to be joyful? And if you are a Disney Adult, keep on keepin’ on. Just don’t be weird about it. Or do! Embrace your inner Peter Pan and never grow up!
Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the children’s approach to life. They’re people who don’t give a hang what the Jones’ do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought – sometimes it isn’t much, either.
– Walt Disney