Is Disney Approving Adult Only Spaces at Disney World?

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Disney is branded as “The Most Magical Place On Earth.” When Walt Disney created Disneyland Resort, his intent was to make a Park where adults and children alike could enjoy themselves and be immersed in the magic. As the Disney brand has grown and transformed, Parks have been created worldwide, allowing people of all ages to enjoy.

The term Disney Adult has gotten a lot of heat and even backlash. Some people think Disney Parks are primarily for children, and, weirdly, adults would go childless to a theme Park. Walt Disney World offers so many experiences for people of all ages it’s impossible just to categorize them into one age group. The purpose, of course, is for all to enjoy; it’s not just for kids.

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Walt Disney once said, “To all who come to this happy place: 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 the hope that it will be a source of joy and inspiration to all the world.”

The truth is, a Disney vacation can become quite expensive for a couple or for a whole family. Many adults didn’t have the opportunity to go as children and now can experience the magic in their adulthood. Disney World offers plenty of options for children, the entire family, or just adults to enjoy. Locations in Disney Springs, Disney Resorts, Disney’s Boardwalk, and even spots in Disney Parks can be considered “adult-only.

Disney to Implement Adult-Only Spaces

Will Disney implement adult-only spaces in the Parks? Well, it’s sort of a yes and no answer. Yes, because there are already some experiences that youngins can’t participate in. For one, some of the newer attractions that are thrill rides require Guests to meet a certain height, which most children under a certain age cannot. EPCOT’s newest ride, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, is definitely not for younger Guests or even adults who may have certain health conditions.

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Bouncing off of EPCOT, there is drinking around the world. While children are most welcome to enjoy the World Showcase and eat around the world, for obvious reasons of the drinking age being 21 or over, this is an adult-only activity. “Several spots scattered throughout Disney property cater primarily to an adult audience without a truly official age limit,” Inside the Magic writes.

Additionally, looking at Hollywood Studios, there are attractions and experiences geared more towards adults. Moreso, Hollywood Studios Jollywood Nights coming up this holiday season offers an evening event that feels more enticing to adults than children. With the late-night ending time, along with specialty cocktails, lounges, and a DJ, it sounds almost like a Disney club for the holidays.

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Although Disney has not given word on an adult-only day or specific space in Disney World, adults have somewhat fostered their own. “Perhaps the excitement over this idea will convince Disney to add this to the Park,” Disney Dining suggests.

The truth is, regardless of where you go in Disney World, other than bars and clubs hosted at locations in Disney Springs or Disney’s Boardwalk, you’ll likely always find a mixture of children and adults. After all, it’s fun for everyone!

What are your thoughts on adult-only locations at Disney World?

About Sarahfina LoFaso

Sarahfina is an author, and adjunct professor with a passion for writing and of course, all things Disney! Cinderella is her favorite princess and movie, both the animated and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1997 version. In close second place is Hercules, tied with Saving Mr. Banks. Sarahfina enjoys writing about the history of Walt Disney and all the parks, along with food, dining, and resorts. Her favorite ride is the Tower of Terror, and her favorite restaurant right now is the San Angel Inn, in EPCOT. Most importantly, her must-have snack every Disney trip is the controversial turkey leg, because it reminds her of her family trips as a kid with her grandparents.