Walt Disney World is known as the most magical place on earth. There are fairytales and enchanting lands. There are princes and princesses. There are magical worlds and magical lands, but Walt Disney World is not just for children. If you are planning a getaway to Walt Disney World for adults only, then you are in luck, as there are a lot of great options at your disposal. And in this article, we’re going to highlight some of the best options available.
Disney has some lavish resorts and hotels that appeal to the need and luxury for adults on vacation. So, let’s begin with the popular Polynesian Village Resort:
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a tropical South Pacific inspired deluxe hotel located along the monorail. This luxurious resort is located and the Seven Seas Lagoon with volcano tower pools, waterfalls, and waterslides. Guests are offered the unique experience of over-the-water bungalows which gives guest the experience of sleeping on the water.
This resort has some tasty dining options. ‘Ohana serves delicious breakfast and dinner options. Both meal times provide different entertainment to guests. In true South Pacific style, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort invites guests to enjoy a luau that has hula dancing, fire dancing, drummers, and more at the Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show. Kona Café, Tambu Lounge, and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto are additional dining options. Also, there are several quick service dining options such as Captain Cook’s, Kona Island, and Oasis Bar & Grill.
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort offers a variety of activities to resort guests. The resort offers movies under the stars, campfire activities such as toasting marshmallows, boat rentals, volleyball fishing, and scenic jogging trails. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort has fun and exciting transportation besides just the bus system. Guests can travel by monorail and even boats. Guests can enjoy a night at the Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort for $452.00 a night.
The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is an elegant, upscale hotel with adult comfort in mind. This Victorian-inspired hotel allows adults to indulge in elegance. It is located on the Seven Seas Lagoon and has pools that include waterfalls, waterslides, and whirlpool spas. Guests can relax and rejuvenate while on their vacation with the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian. This spa offers massages, facials, pedicures and manicures along with zero gravity chairs in the new sauna lounge. The Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian is a great way to indulge the senses and relax during a vacation.
The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers some wonderful cuisine. There are many different options such as character dining at 1900 Park Fare, quick service at Gasparilla Island Grill, and fine dining at exquisite restaurants such as Citricos, Narcoossee’s, and Victoria & Albert’s. There are also options to eat with Imagineers and experience one-on-one conversation during the meal to ask questions and learn more about Walt Disney Imagineering at the Citricos Lounge.
The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers some additional vacation fun. Guests can enjoy basketball courts and jogging trails. There are great fishing spots and specialty cruises such as a firework cruise to enjoy either fireworks at Epcot or Magic Kingdom. Families and adults can enjoy roasting marshmallows and watch movies or children can engage in a pirate cruise adventure. Guests and relax and enjoy the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa for around $574.00 a night.
Though the Grand Floridian is the epitome of adult relaxation, it lacks the entertainment and nightlife that adults enjoy on vacation. However, Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk Inn Resort has the exciting nightlife coupled with adult luxury for the ultimate vacation accommodations.
Disney’s BoardWalk Inn rests next to Crescent Lake. This resort is reminiscent of an Atlantic City seaside during the 20’s and 30’s. The BoardWalk Inn is a waterfront resort filled with elegant decor, fun atmosphere, dining, and entertainment. Between hotel amenities, nightlife, recreation, restaurants, and the ideal location, the BoardWalk Inn is the ideal hotel for adults visiting Walt Disney World. Accommodations for this hotel start around 408.00 a night.
The Coney Island-style boardwalk leads guests to a variety of activities. There are carnival games, drinks, and food along with plenty of nightlife to enjoy. The BoardWalk is host to unique shops, an art gallery, and candy shops.
Adults can enjoy their favorite sports games at the ESPN club. In this ultimate sports club, guest can catch live sports interviews and favorite games, enjoy delicious food, and cold beer. The menu includes pub-style bites including ESPN Wings and Ale Braised Short Ribs.
If sports are not your thing, then guests can experience the Atlantic Dance Hall. This dance hall is a fun place to get your groove on. This dance hall plays music from the 80’s to current top hits. It’s a great place for adults to grab some drinks and have a fun night.
If the dance hall is not your style, adults can enjoy Jellyrolls. This piano bar is great for groups of all sizes. There is great music, dancing, and drinks. If you are up for a challenge, see if you can stump these dueling musicians.
• Free wifi
• Fitness center
• Valet parking
• Mail service
• Banking/exchange service
• Airport transportation
• Business Center
• Child care services
• Laundry and dry cleaning
From parking to a business center, this hotel has all the amenities needed to enjoy comfort and luxury. There are three pools. One is themed, and the other two are leisure pools. There is also a cocktail lounge for adults to relax while at the pool.
There are several different room options. There is the standard view which sleeps up to 5 people. With this room, your view will be the BoardWalk Inn gardens, pools, or parking lot. The ocean view also sleeps up to 5 people and gives guests a view of the BoardWalk or Crescent Lake. Then there is the club level which includes a turndown service; access to club level lounge; continental breakfast, snacks, and wine; and access to concierge services. At this level, there are also standard views and views of the BoardWalk and Crescent Lake.
Like other Disney resorts, BoardWalk Inn gives guests the ability to check-in to the resort online. There is transportation available to and from the airport. The resort also has resort airline check-in. This allows the guests to check luggage and obtain boarding passes at the resort to make your return home a breeze.
There are several activities to enjoy at the BoardWalk. Rent a bike and hit the trails for beautiful views of the water and décor, or grab a line and bask in some quiet fishing. There are tennis courts and wonderful jogging paths. With the lake so close, adults can participate in a variety of recreational activities.
Muscles & Bustles Health Club is a 24-hour fitness center on-site. It includes state of the art fitness equipment, and there is also a sauna and availability for massages. Adults can book a little relaxation into their vacation.
The BoardWalk Inn has beautiful gardens. Guests can stroll these gardens and relax from the hustle and bustle of Walt Disney World along with benches where guests can sit and enjoy the tranquility of the area.
Boardwalk Inn has a variety of dining experiences guaranteed to fit any budget. Flying Fish is a Disney signature restaurant. This features some exquisite sea inspired courses that can be seen prepared by the chef on-stage. This restaurant does have a dress code. Guests can also enjoy Flying Fish-Chef’s Tasting Wine Dinner where guests can interact with the chef while enjoying a 5-course meal.
For something more relaxed, guests can enjoy Big River Grille & Brewing Works. This microbrewery adds a twist to American bar classics. Guests can also watch the brewmaster prepare beer through the floor to ceiling glass window. BoardWalk also features Trattoria al Forno Italian restaurant and the ESPN club for casual dining.
The BoardWalk has quick service dining too. The BoardWalk Bakery offers soups, salads, and sandwiches along with some delectable baked goods. Pizza Window, on the other hand, offers whole pizzas or slices that can be coupled with beer or sangrias.
After dinner, guests can relax and sip adult beverages at two different lounges. The Belle Vue Lounge is a 30’s style sitting room where guests can enjoy board game and cocktails in comfy chairs or on the verandah. Leaping Horse Libations is located next to the Luna Park Pool. This merry little area brings some fun to the evening with whimsical carousel theming.
- For more on restaurants, be sure to read our article on Disney World Restaurants, which goes into details of everywhere you can eat at all the four major theme parks.
The BoardWalk Inn has a great location. The BoardWalk Inn is within walking distance to both Epcot and Hollywood Studios. This is a great way to beat the crowds for festivals or at the end of the day to avoid crowded Disney transportation. Bumping up to the lake, makes these walks relaxing scenic trips to both parks. BoardWalk Inn is also in close proximity to Disney’s Swan and Dolphin hotels and the Yacht and Beach club where adults can enjoy more fine dining and a full-service spa.
Walt Disney World is the most magical place on earth. The magic is not just for children. There are several amenities and hotels designed for the comfort of adults. There are relaxing spas, fine dining, and cocktail lounges. The BoardWalk Inn combines the luxury of a Walt Disney World deluxe resort with the proximity to restaurants, parks, and a nightlife making it the best Disney World resort.
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