6 of Our Favorite Walt Disney World Resorts for Adult Getaways
Let’s dispell the notion that Walt Disney World is a destination only for kids! From 25 amazing resorts, countless restaurants, thrill rides, nightlife and more- there’s certainly something for visitors of all ages. However, when it comes to planning a Walt Disney World Resort stay some hotels are simply better than others. That’s why we here at MickeyBlog thought we’d share with you some of our favorite places to stay at Disney when we leave the kids at home.
VALUE: Disney’s Pop Century Resort
This resort has ALWAYS been a firm favorite for adults look for budget-level accommodation. Recently it’s added some additional touches making it even more appealing! Let’s start with the recently remodeled guest rooms. These now feature a queen bed as well as a dining room table that converts into another queen bed. The beauty of this layout is that if you’re two adults traveling alone you can keep the second bed folded up providing you with more space to move about in your room. Add to this new in-room features from hard floors to fancy walk-in showers and there’s a lot for adults to love! This resort is also on Disney’s new Skyliner route which opens the end of September making getting to and from Epcot and Hollywood Studios just a short cable car ride away. Add to this a price tag that usually sits in the $160- $170 per night range and you’ve got a great value option!
MODERATE: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
Unlike many of Disney’s resorts which are very family-focused Disney’s Coronado Springs resort has a sizeable convention center attached which means that there are more amenities that cater to an adult clientele. From a decent fitness center and spa to bars and lounges it’s the perfect place for grown-ups to be pampered. Add to this the newly opened Gran Destino Tower featuring gorgeous rooms, an incredible lobby inspired by Salvidor Dali and rooftop dining with fireworks views and Disney has definitely kicked it up a notch. The great thing is that though this property feels like a Deluxe Resort it still comes at Moderate prices with rooms typically in the $250 – $350 range. Transportation to the theme parks from this resort is still by resort bus but that’s a small price to pay for all this property has going on!
DELUXE: Disney’s Boardwalk Inn
This Deluxe property located in the Epcot area of Walt Disney World is a destination onto itself! Situated on a bustling Atlantic City-style boardwalk, there is so much to see and do right at your doorstep that you’ll be spoiled for choice. The resort is just a short walk or water taxi ride over to Epcot a well as Hollywood Studios (soon to be the home of Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.) The Boardwalk has an incredible array of restaurants shops and nightclubs. My favorites hotspots are Flying Fish an Award-Winning Fine/Signature Dining Restaurant with amazing seafood, the Houdini-inspired Abracadabar which serves up a magical array of cocktails and Jellyrolls duelling piano bar. The rooms are also more sophisticated than some of Disney’s more family-friendly resorts and are done in an early 20th-century style. The property is also filled with deluxe amenities that don’t disappoint. Prices at the Boardwalk usually range from $450 – $600 a night.
DELUXE MONORAIL – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Arguably the most romantic resort on Walt Disney World property, you really feel like you have been swept away to a tropical island hideaway during your stay here. The guest rooms are spacious and some even offer theme park views of the Magic Kingdom. Also, being on the monorail line means that you are only a short ride away from the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Other highlights include your prime position on Seven Seas Lagoon where you can watch the Electric Water Pageant and the “Happily Ever After” fireworks from the resort’s sandy beaches. There’s also the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show offering delicious island-inspired cuisine and incredible entertainment. The property is also home to my favorite Walt Disney World Lounge- Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto where you’ll find an amazing array of tiki-inspired libations. Did I mention you can also get a Dole Whip right at the resort? These are just some of the many reasons why the Poly ranks tops with honeymooners and those on an adults-only getaway. Rates at the Polynesian start at $500 a night and will vary depending on the season and the view.
DELUXE VILLA – Disney’s Old Key West Resort
Here at MickeyBlog, we are absolutely smitten with Old Key West– one of Disney’s original DVC resorts. This property is lush, tropical, beautiful and the perfect for those who plan on spending a lot of time at the resort as no other property quite evokes that feeling of being “at home.” Old Key West offers studios, 1 bedroom, and 2 bedroom options. This property also has the unique distinction of offering the largest square footage of any of the Deluxe Villa properties meaning the rooms feel large and comfortable. Activities are also plentiful at Old Key West. For those looking to spend a day at the resort, there’s a golf course at your adjacent as well as three tennis courts, a fitness center and quiet pools. Dining options are plentiful with everything from poolside dining to Olivia’s table service which is popular with Disney regulars. Studios at Old Key West Start at $450 and prices can go up to $800+ depending on the size of the villa.
NEWCOMER: Disney’s Riviera Resort
There’s a lot of buzz already about this new Deluxe Villa property inspired by Walt Disney’s visits to Europe. What makes this great for adult travelers is that there’s a special NEW room category that is perfect for couples planning a special getaway to Walt Disney World that don’t want to break the bank in the process. The Tower Studios offer more compact accommodate and feature one queen-size pull-down bed. Prices for the studios start at around $335 a night meaning you can enjoy all of the incredible amenities at a deluxe resort for a fraction of the cost of some of the other properties on site. And what amenities they are from incredible pools to rooftop lounges. When the Riviera Resort opens this December it will also be on Disney’s Skyliner route meaning that you’re just a short journey to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Here at MickeyBlog, we hope that we’ve given you some inspiration for you adults-only getaway to Walt Disney World. Readers are encouraged to keep following along for the latest Walt Disney World news and updates.
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