Disney may be synonymous with child-like wonder and unabashed youthful excitement, but the pleasures of Disney World are made for every age, every style, every wallet, and every soul.
Even if deep in your heart you never want to grow up, it can be profoundly satisfying (and completely possible!) to have a joyful grown-up time at the Walt Disney World Resorts in Florida.
Combine your preferences with our top four recommendations below to choose the best Disney World Resort for adults.
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After all, part of the fun of Disney is that #AdultingIsHard and you deserve a break from it.
You deserve a carefree day for a change.
Most of all, you deserve to be spoiled like the adorable little kid you are on the inside.
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The Four Best Disney World Resorts for Adults:
There are many legit reasons to plan adults-only Disney vacations or to cater to the adults in your group sometimes because let’s be honest, the kids are probably going to be happy anywhere in Walt Disney World.
I mean, come on. It’s Disney World.
But if you’re trying to design a particular type of vacation or you know that certain personalities in your family require specific amenities, here are the Disney Resorts that should be at the top of your list:
BoardWalk Inn & BoardWalk Inn Villas
Traveling by yourself?
Going for a bachelorette party?
Adding a Disney playday with co-workers during a Florida conference?
Stay at the BoardWalk Inn or book one of the luxurious BoardWalk Villas.
In addition to being the go-to place for the most hoppin’ nightlife, this place oozes charm and enjoyment.
Here are some of the amazing adult-focused offerings:
- AbracadaBar – the sophisticated social club for illusion admirers and enchantment enjoyers
- Jellyrolls – the lively dueling piano bar for 21 and older, complete with audience sing-alongs
- Restaurants galore – a sustainable seafood eatery, a grill & brewery, an Italian place where Lady and Tramp just might be eating out back, a quaint old-school lounge, a bakery, a pizza window, a funnel cake cart… yep the noshin’ is good here!
- Close proximity to Epcot where you can enjoy the World Showcase of 11 different countries, 4,000 years of history, plus endless entertainment, shopping, amazing food, and delicious drinks.
- And oh so much more!
This splendid Atlantic-City-meets-Disney experience is fantastic for adults.
Whether you love to laugh, love to boogie, love to chow down, love to sing, or love to feel like a kid again, this is a place where dreams can come true.
Port Orleans ~ French Quarter
On your honeymoon?
Don’t have the kids this weekend?
Surprising your sweetheart with a romantic escape?
Port Orleans – French Quarter is as romantic as all get-out.
As Princess Tiana could tell you, “bring your paintbrush we’re paintin’ the town!” and the French Quarter is just the place to start.
An ideal, relaxed, grown-up lounge with snazzy jazz music.
Flawless food, including New Orleans’ world-famous beignets.
An easy, joyful boat ride over to Disney Springs with more magnificent restaurants, bars, and shopping to provide endless entertainment without even entering the parks.
The quintessential quiet, quaint atmosphere of romance.
You won’t even need to ask, can you feel the love tonight.
It will be abundantly clear.
If this small but sumptuous hotel is all booked up, you can also try Port Orleans – Riverside (pictured below along with its lovely marina).
Port Orleans – Riverside has more rooms available but still bursts with Bayou beauty, charm, and the same great amenities offered at Port Orleans – French Quarter.
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Celebrating a special occasion with your partner?
Extra cash burning a hole in your pocket for a once-in-a-lifetime splurge?
Simply want to spoil the members of your family with the best that money can buy?
The luxury and splendor of The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa may not be in everyone’s budget, but the extravagant treats available there are hard to beat for adults visiting Walt Disney World!
This elegant Victorian-era masterpiece can have you feeling like royalty in no time, with:
- Massages, hair cuts, nail treatments, and more at the spa
- Award-winning multi-course meals or elegant sit-down brunches at the many dining options
- Drinks and classy renditions of Disney music at the lounges
- Upscale entertainment like a premium view of the fireworks and Cinderella’s castle
- Delightful, polished decor year-round
Capture the glamorous, high-end experience offered at this breathtaking resort, or elevate the treatment even higher with one of The Villas at the Grand Floridian.
For more ideas, this article on the overall best Disney Deluxe Resorts provides focused Disney splurge possibilities with enormous pleasure potential for you and/or your loved ones.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser
Are you and your love big gamers?
Would you enjoy some immersive, out-of-this-world, completely family-oriented role play?
Does your lifelong-Star-Wars-fan spouse have a birthday coming up?
Then perhaps the Galactic Starcruiser (*hotel*) Halcyon could be your delightful destiny for two of your vacation days.
Like Cosplay? Play here! This is one of the few places in Walt Disney World where adults are allowed to completely dress up all year long – not just on Halloween!
A time coming soon in a galaxy near, nearby could see you toasting at the captain’s table, drinking with aliens in the lounge, running smuggling operations for the Resistance, or guarding the ship’s safety with the First Order.
All the choices are yours in this 48-hour Star Wars experience unlike anything offered anywhere else in (or out of) this world.
More Disney World Resort Options For Adults
With 33 supercalifragilisticexpialidocious resorts on Walt Disney World property, there’s not a single one that isn’t pleasing regardless of the age or size of your group.
If the suggestions above don’t meet your needs, there are plenty of other amazing options.
What are your priorities?
Want To Choose The Best Disney World Resort For Adults Based On Location?
If you already know that the majority of your time is going to be spent at Epcot, then you should select one of the best hotels near Epcot for your Florida stay.
If Magic Kingdom is your destination to revel in the nostalgia of childhood magic, go ahead and reserve one of the best hotels near Magic Kingdom.
If you don’t know what park you might want to be closest to (no shame in that – with four amusement parks and two water parks in Walt Disney World, there is a lot to choose from!), listen to the Turkey Leg Talk’s best WDW parks by age group podcast episode to help decide your favorite.
Of course, you may also want to consider the California coast as well, if any geographic location is on the table. See if the original Disneyland park is what you’re looking for instead of the newer, bigger property in this article about Disneyland vs Disney World.
Looking For The Best Pool In Walt Disney World?
For splashing and sunning, no stressing no running… you need look no further than Stormalong Bay.
The absolute only way to get access to it is by staying at:
With the exclusive access to Stormalong Bay offered by these beautiful hotels, you can make like Dory and *just keep swimming* for luxurious relaxation and fun during your stay.
Curious About Disney World Resort Costs?
Here is a list of all the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort properties.
Organized below roughly according to price, you can select your preference anywhere on the scale between *I’m Princess Jasmine, money is no object* and *I’m street-rat Aladdin, going to be cruising on my carpet and spending no time at the hotel, so let’s spend as little money there as possible*.
There are resorts for every budget and – most importantly – there are no bad choices in the bunch.
Trust your instincts if one is calling out to you.
WALT DISNEY WORLD DELUXE RESORTS:
- Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
- Old Key West Resort
- Polynesian Village Resort
- Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
- Contemporary Resort
- Contemporary’s Bay Lake Tower
- Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Kidani Village
- Jambo House
- Wilderness Lodge
- Boulder Ridge Villas
- Copper Creek Villas & Cabins
- Riviera Resort
WALT DISNEY WORLD MODERATE RESORTS:
- Caribbean Beach
- Port Orleans – Riverside
- Coronado Springs
- The Cabins at Fort Wilderness
- The Campsites at Fort Wilderness
WALT DISNEY WORLD VALUE RESORTS:
If you have specific desires or need help choosing between all the wonderful options, reach out to the Ear To There expert Vacationeers so we can get you matched with your ideal Walt Disney World resort and start planning the vacation of your dreams.