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Exclusive Adults-Only Activities in Walt Disney World

There is so much to experience in the Walt Disney World Resort. Many experiences are available to Guests of all ages, including signature dining in restaurants such as California Grill in Disney’s Contemporary Resort and Sanaa at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, entry into Disney lounges such as the Enchanted Rose in Disney’s Grand Floridian, and behind-the-scenes tours in the Disney Parks. Surprisingly, there is also a selection of activities exclusively for adults. The Walt Disney Company knows how to cater to all Guests.

While you may think you should be accompanied by younger Guests to enjoy all there is to offer, adults-only Disney vacations are incredible fun. You may be thinking about experiences with Disney Cruise Line. However, there are also some available in the Walt Disney World Resort. During your next adults-only Disney trip, make time in your plans to enjoy the following activities and experiences.

adults in Walt Disney World
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Located on Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and just a short walk from EPCOT World Showcase or the Disney Skyliner, Jellyrolls is one of the best places to spend an evening. It is Walt Disney World’s dueling piano bar. Open daily from 7 p.m. to 1:45 a.m. is a lively bar serving cocktails and alcoholic beverages. Guests can also order popcorn to their table to snack on while enjoying the live music. Throughout the evening, the stage is occupied by two talented pianists. They take requests written on napkins and entertain the audience with incredible piano playing. During your time in Jellyrolls, sing along to the songs being played, make your requests, and take in the atmosphere.

There is an entry fee to Jellyrolls. Guests aged 21 years or older are permitted to enter upon presentation of photo ID. There is a selection of tables and seats to sit at during the evening. There is also standing and dancing room. We recommend getting to Jellyrolls a little ahead of EPCOT Park closing time to avoid the rush of Guests entering afterward. Doing so should allow you to secure a seat. If you are a Guest of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, or the Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin, Jellyrolls is a short walk from your hotel. You won’t need to worry about getting transport back to your hotel after an evening of live music and fun.

Jellyrolls, Disney's BoardWalk
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Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto

You’ll find a unique tiki bar in Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto is a themed bar filled with artifacts and plenty of fun. The popular hideaway has limited tables and chairs and often has a waiting list to enter. It’s open from 3 p.m. daily until midnight. However, it’s an adults-only bar from 8 p.m. onwards. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto serves an exotic menu of cocktails and appetizers. Spending an evening here guarantees you fantastic fun and delightful surprises. Stay as little or as long as you like.

Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is perfect for a Walt Disney World evening. We recommend securing an advance dining reservation at ‘Ohana or Kona Cafe for dinner. Stop by Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto to place your name on the waiting list ahead of your reservation. After dinner, sip cocktails in the Grotto, and enjoy the fun atmosphere. Retire to the Disney Resort beach area when you’ve finished, and watch the sunset over Seven Seas Lagoon. Soon after sunset, you will have a perfect view of Happily Ever After over Magic Kingdom Park. Enjoy a view of the fireworks over Cinderella Castle while the soundtrack is played on the beach. Alternatively, you are a short walk or one Disney Monorail stop away from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort, where you can enjoy Happily Ever After from the marina.

Trader Sam's Grog Grotto, Disney's Polynesian Village
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Sangria University

Just a short drive from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort celebrates Spanish, Mexican, and Southwest American cultures. While it’s a Disney Moderate Resort, it has many restaurants and lounge areas to enjoy. It’s also the place for Guests to take part in Sangria University. The Three Bridges Bar & Grill in the middle of Lago Dorado is where Sangria University takes place each weekend. On Saturdays and Sundays, Guests can participate in a 90-minute course beginning at 1:30 p.m. that will inform them of the history of sangria and include the tasting of four in-house varieties of the Spanish drink.

For $59 per Guest, you can enjoy the Sangria University experience. You will be served with a flight of four sangria offerings to taste and a light appetizer. Afterward, you’ll also have the opportunity to make your own glass of sangria from fresh fruits and base spirits. Younger Guests will be able to join you at Sangria University; however, they will be served a flight of non-alcoholic beverages while being charged full price. You can make your advance dining reservation for the Disney experience on My Disney Experience.

Sangria University, Disney's Coronado Springs
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Wilderness Back Trail Adventure

If you’ve always wanted to ride a Segway, there’s an opportunity you should consider at the Walt Disney World Resort. You can participate in the Wilderness Back Trail Adventure at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground. After an introduction to using a Segway, you can take in the beauty of the scenic routes of the Disney Resort. Your guide will take you along various surfaces, including paved paths and woodland trails. You’ll get to stop off at Tri-Circle-D Ranch and Bay Lake along the way.

The Wilderness Back Trail Adventure is available to Guests aged 16 or older for $90. The exclusive Disney tour takes place Tuesdays through Saturdays, from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. You can book your experience by calling The Walt Disney Travel Company or by speaking to the Front Desk of your Disney Resort hotel when you arrive in Lake Buena Vista. We recommend getting to Disney’s Fort Wilderness using the Magic Kingdom Park water taxis. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Guests can use Disney buses or water taxis to travel between the Disney hotel and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. 

Wilderness Back Trail Adventure, Disney's Fort Wilderness
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Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour

If you’ve always wanted to learn about the fascinating history of Magic Kingdom Park and look at the Disney Park’s backstage areas, then you’ll want to participate in Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour. The five-hour walking tour will show you hidden areas of Magic Kingdom, let you into little-known secrets of the Disney attractions, and allow you to discover trivia, little-known facts, and exciting tidbits about the beloved Disney theme park.

Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour is available daily and at select times in the morning. Guests must be 16 or older to participate for a fee of $114 per person. You must have a Disney Park Reservation and admission to participate in the Disney experience. The tour includes lunch and an exclusive keepsake to take home with you.

Disney's Keys to the Kingdom Tour, Magic Kingdom
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Which of these experiences will you plan for your next Disney vacation? Enjoy the opportunity to socialize with other adults, without the presence of younger Guests, when taking an adults-only Disney trip.

Victoria Mills

Victoria is a Disney-loving, tea-drinking, Math teacher from Liverpool, England. Her motto is 'work hard, Disney harder'! Having taken part in the Disney College Program back in 2010, Victoria's love and appreciation for Walt Disney World only grew, and it's the place where she feels most herself - it's home!

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