Why You’re Never Too Old for Disney World.

Why You’re Never Too Old for Disney World.

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.

My all-time favorite Disney character.

My all-time favorite Disney character.

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.

France

France

England.

England.

Italy.

Italy.

Mexico.

Mexico.

Morocco.

Morocco.

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.

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Comments (16)

  1. Eileen

    I’ve enjoyed all our Disney vacations over the years but I think this might have been my favorite thus far. I think we need to do this again with the rest of the family.

    1. The World Wanderer

      That’s because we were drunk! Haha! xx

  2. Traveling Ted

    I have been to Florida many times, but I have never gone to Disney. There are so many awesome canoeing rivers in Florida not to mention the Everglades, that I always head to those places first. Perhaps someday my mom will take me, but I doubt it. Looks like you had a great birthday there. If I did go, the drinking around the world in Epcot sounds like the ticket.

    1. The World Wanderer

      It is the happiest place in the world, Ted. 🙂 I have to admit, that I have never done anything adventurous in Florida. Just Disney and a lot of drinking in Miami. Guess, I’ll have to try something new next time I’m down there.

  3. the lazy travelers

    this is SO CUTE. we love your mom.

  4. Kieu ~ GQ trippin

    I love Epcot! Your mom is a genius.

    1. The World Wanderer

      It’s so great…especially when you’re drunk. 😉

  5. @mrsoaroundworld

    Having only been to Disneyland Paris in my teens, I wrote off the big Disney world until I have children who will enjoy it – I had no idea they had bars!!
    Seems like you had an amazing birthday!! Your mom had a fab idea!

    1. The World Wanderer

      It was pretty incredible! Yes, the bars are a wonderful addition. Although, the Magic Kingdom does not. 🙁 Which is why, my mom and I left, had a drink by the pool at the hotel and then went back to MK. 🙂

  6. D.J. - The World of Deej

    Obviously, I could not agree with this post more. Great pics, and looks like you had a great time to go along with them. It probably won’t surprise you that some of the bartenders in the UK know me on a first name basis:)

    1. The World Wanderer

      I can definitely see how they know you by name! We actually spent a lot of time there chatting about Ireland. It was great fun!

  7. Raul (@ilivetotravel in Twitter)

    I have done the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot, and let me tell you, I remember starting but not finishing! What a great idea from your Mom – God bless her! And I really like your pix from the “earlier” visit, when you got drunk on characters! 🙂 Wonder what your Mom has in store for you on your 30th – start training! And can she plan my next birthday? She has 5 months to do so.

  8. Craig Zabransky

    I’ll be in Disney in March… good to know I can drink around the world… perfect.
    stay adventurous, Craig

  9. Annonymous

    Three words… Monorail. Bar. Crawl.

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