Top 5 Reasons To Go To Disney Without Kids

In November I was really excited to take an adults only trip with my favorite Dole Whippies to Walt Disney World.  You would not believe the amount of people who were incredulous about the idea of going to Disney without my child, with other adults!  But let me tell you, it was an amazing choice!  Here are some great reasons why you should take a kid free trip to Walt Disney World.

5. No sharing! Unless you want to!  You know how your child will order ice cream that is  blue just because it is blue, and you order a delicious mint chocolate chip scoop?  Except yours always looks more appealing once it shows up.  Well no sharing required, you get that Dole Whip to your self!

4. Explore the World Showcase!  This is one place it is hard to appreciate with kids who are just looking for their next snack or attraction.  You can really soak in the atmosphere of the different pavilions and experience all there is to do at your own pace!

3.You don’t have to get the light up toy.  You know, the kind on the cart that comes out at dusk and they are so bright and flashy and your kid MUST have it and you have to figure out how to get it home.  Not this time! You can stroll smugly by and keep your wallet in your purse or pocket.

2. Sleep in and stay out late.  Both of these things can be very hard to accomplish with kids of any ages, they get tired or grumpy or both.  Well this happens with adults too, but it is generally a little easier to handle.  You can take advantage of nighttime extra magic hours and enjoy really low crowds.  No reason to get up early with the little ones, just close the curtain and hit snooze!

1. Freedom, sweet freedom.  You get to choose which attraction you want to do, which character to meet.  You can push lunch back by and hour and not have too many melt downs.  Or maybe you decide to linger over a drink or dessert.  Or you can try on all the tiaras in the shop in Germany and accomplish nothing else that day.  But that is ok because you do what you want.photopass_visiting_mk_393054706674

I can’t recommend enough how much fun it is to feel like a kid at Walt Disney World by going without kids. It is good for the soul and trust me, you will be a better parent for it when you return home!


Top 5 Places to Get Coffee in Walt Disney World


I don’t know about you, but I’m a coffee addict.  I need a daily fix of my glorious dark roasted fuel before I can handle the day, and being on vacation at Disney is no exception. In case you’re the same way, I’m listing my Top 5 places to get coffee at WDW.

1.  Kona Cafe

This restaurant at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has authentic Hawaiian coffee beans that are ground and then brewed in a French Press pot.  This is for folks who take their coffee seriously (like me).

2.  Starbucks at the Main Street Bakery

Located right there as you come in the gate, you can’t get a much more central location.  They have all your ‘Bux faves as well as the adorable mug you see up top.

3. Sunshine Tree Terrace

Not only can you get a Dole Whip here, you can also pick up an Iced Coffee Float.  Your choice of flavored coffee poured right over some creamy vanilla soft serve.  Cool down and get your caffeine fix simultaneously.  I do love efficiency!

4.  La Cava del Tequila

If you like your coffee tipsy, this is for you.  You can get a Coffee Mezcal Margarita.  You read right…a coffee margarita.  This combines two of my favorite drinks.  How can this go wrong?

5.  Writers Stop

This hidden gem is nestled between Sci-Fi Dine In and the Streets of America and is not usually very busy.  Pop in for a cappuccino and a cookie and get off your feet for a few.

What’s your favorite coffee stop in The World?  Leave a comment and let us know!

Top 5 Disney Smells

Smell is a one of the senses you will use a lot at Disney.  It can help bring back some great memories as well!

5. Resorts, some have a very unique and memorable scent, I’m looking at you Polynesian!

4. Pirates of the Caribbean, yeah you’ve probably smelled it before, chlorine and musk. It never fails to remind me of my previous vacations.Pirates

3. Toiletries, yes those little lotions and soaps they have in the resorts. They vary by resort type but they all smell so good.

2. Main Street Bakery, baked goods are always a win in our book.

1. Soarin’, aside from being a favorite attraction it smells so good you want to bottle it up and take it home.

Top 5 Dishes I Want To Try At Epcot Food & Wine 2015

I’m headed to WDW this weekend and I’m planning on going to the Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival.  Here’s a list of all the things I want to try while I’m there.

5.  Apple Maple Spiced Latte, iced.  It’s going to be hot so iced coffee is the way to go.  Apple and maple are such a fantastic Fall combination so this sounds amazing to me.  You can even get it with a shot of Bailey’s if you’re so inclined.

4.   Belgian Waffle with berry compote and whipped cream.  Waffles, fruit, cream.  Need I say more?

3.  Cocadas.  This is a Brazilian coconut candy.  I am a coconut fiend so this definitely appeals to me.

2.  Kalua pork slider with sweet and sour Dole pineapple chutney and spicy mayonnaise.  I love pineapple and pork together.  Such a fantastic combination.

1.  Warm chocolate pudding with Kerrygold Irish Cream Liqueur Custard.  I’ve never had warm pudding or Irish Cream custard, but it sounds like a recipe for deliciousness to me!

Are you going to Food & Wine?  What sounds good to you?

Top 5 Overlooked Attractions in Magic Kingdom

Of course there isn’t time to get to everything at Disney in a short trip but these 5 attractions so worth checking out on your next vacation.

5. Walt Disney Railroad, no it isn’t a time saver to take the train, but it will get you off your feet and you will see stuff in the park that you won’t see anywhere else!

4. Tom Sawyer Island, sure it takes some time to get there and back but its views are pretty and kids and adults alike can blow off some steam and go on an adventure.

3. Peoplemover, or the Tomorrowland Transit Authority is amazing. Nice views, a breeze, a look inside of other attractions. You don’t want to miss it.

2. Carousel of Progress, it might be a bit slow but the storyline is lovely and it is an original.

1. Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room, the music is so catchy and it is a cute show. Plus you can sit down and cool off for a bit too!

Top 5 Things to Put in Your Park Bag

It doesn’t have to be a big bag or it could just be pockets but you won’t regret taking some of these along.

5. Sunglasses, or a hat if you like. But the sun is bright so do yourself and your people a favor and get sunglasses for all.

4. Hand Sanitizer, just think about how much stuff you touch and how everyone else does it too, ick.

3. Sunscreen, apply before you leave your room, but don’t forget to reapply during the day.

2. Moleskin, you never know when a pesky blister might show up.

1. External phone charger, using apps will drain your phone’s battery so quickly, this will help you recharge without having to stop what you are doing in the parks.

Top 5 Things to do on a Non-Park Day

Sometimes your arrival or departure day in Orlando are short enough that it isn’t worth using a park day. Or maybe you are trying to save some money or save your feet while you are visiting Walt Disney World. Here are some ideas for things to do!

5. Water Park, yes this will cost extra but it might be cheaper than a park ticket.


4. Spa, there are plenty of spas at various Disney resorts. What a way to end a great vacation by relaxing a bit.

3. Golfing, regular or mini golfing, Disney has them both! And this is a lot of fun of adults and kids.

2. Downtown Disney, Splitsville, Disney Quest, shopping, dining, entertainment, La Nouba, Characters in Flight, and a movie theater. Some things are free and others are paid but it is a great way to fill time without having to visit a park.

1. Resort Hopping, this one is free and it gives you a chance to check out other resorts that you might want to stay at for your next vacation. You can catch activities, a movie, campfire, or some entertainment if you time it just right. Just know that there is no resort to resort transportation so you will have to drive or take a bus to the nearest park then take another form of transportation to get to the resort.


Top 5 Snacks to try in Magic Kingdom

5. Mickey Waffles, lovely soft pretzels with cheese, even better when it looks like a mouse!

4. Rice Krispie Treats, they sure don’t taste the same at home. Must be the chocolate or some Disney magic.

3. Popcorn, there is something so awesome about munching on popcorn while watching a parade. Bonus points if it is in a cool bucket!

2. Premium Mickey Bars, chocolate and ice cream and mouse ears oh my. What is not to love with this cold treat?

1. Dole Whips! Or Dole Whip Float if you prefer. Did you think we would go with anything else?