As adults, we tend to think of Disney World as a place for children, and children alone. But, Disney does have a lot of fun to offer to adults, which is why no matter what your age, it’s plain and simple, you are never too old for Disney World.
Sure, it isn’t the same fun we had as children – getting character’s autographs, riding the same ride over and over (and over…) again, or heading to a character breakfast filled with hugs, kisses, and photos with your favorite Disney creation. Instead it’s a different kind of fun.
When my mom suggested heading to Disney for the weekend to celebrate my birthday – something I always wanted to do as a child – I was hesitant. I wasn’t turning an age that seemed suitable for a birthday in Disney. Then, she suggested how we could spend it – by drinking around the world in Epcot. This World Wanderer was sold!
So, we set out with a plan. First, we’d ride a few of the rides we used to love and test out a few new ones, then when The World Showcase opened at eleven, we’d head right to the bar and work our way from country to country.
I’m here to tell you that it wasn’t easy. Disney does not water down their drinks. I didn’t even make it to all eleven countries, even though originally, I was disappointed that was all they had. But, we did make it to seven and I managed to maintain the most fantastic buzz throughout my entire twenty-eighth birthday.
I am missing photos from my last two countries, America and Germany, but at that point, I’m okay with not having photographic evidence.
I have to admit, that it was one of the best birthdays I have ever had. I was able to travel around the world in one day without boarding a plane or dealing with customs. Disney does an excellent job of transporting their visitors from place to place, and it really does feel as though you are far away from home.
Having spent a lot of time in Disney World as a child, I have no doubt that Epcot’s World Showcase helped inspire me to get out there and travel.
So, although I was initially hesitant about going back to Disney, my RTW trip there was proof that, quite honestly, no one is ever too old to visit Disney World.