Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Trip Planning Forums > Disney for Adults and Solo Travelers
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old 02-15-2010, 09:54 PM   #61
Tinker_
DIS Veteran
 
Tinker_'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,197

Alesia! You could sneak one in now! hahaha! That's what we are doing! I justified it by telling myself that he gets to go for 8 days in May- and when we are gone he gets quality MeMe and Pops time.

Yanno- maybe I will throw one or two back- why not, right? haha!
__________________
"All of our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." Walt Disney
Tinker_ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2010, 10:28 PM   #62
JenSop
DIS Veteran
 
JenSop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Split between Pennsylvania and Europe (Croatia and Austria)
Posts: 1,916

Child free here and HUGE Disney lovers!!!

I've been going regularly since I was 8 years old, but DH only did two trips before we got married - one when he was really little and one in HS. Well, let's just say that I didn't have to work hard to convert him to the Disney-lovin' side! The best thing we ever did was buy into DVC. Now we're always planning our next trip. Since joining, we did a big extended family trip in '08 with my parents and grandmother, then drove down last summer just the two of us. Now this year we'll be there at the end of July (DH is a teacher, so mostly summer trips for us), then I'm doing a girls-only trip in October. (I am SO excited for that one!!!) We're also planning out long range for a really special trip in 2012 - plan to get a Grand Villa at AKV and take my parents again, grandmother, and my sister and her DH and two little girls. I can't wait to see my nieces faces when they experience Disney for the first time!

Look, I know I'm a "grown-up", but seriously, I just still feel like a big kid - and nothing does that more than my Disney trips. (Only I'm a big kid that enjoys partaking in all the alcoholic beverages Disney has to offer. )

I don't know if I ever want kids. As some friends have told me, I may look like I'm in my twenties, but my eggs are my real age and have a certain shelf life. Oh well, if I eventually get the urge and it's too late, I think we'll look into adoption. In the meantime, I'm happy being a pet parent.

And I'm happily counting down to my TWO Disney trips this year!!!!
JenSop is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 02-16-2010, 06:22 AM   #63
maddhatir
Disney lovin' Harley gal....or is that Harley lovin' Disney gal??? ...and a huge HOWARD fan!
Pirate lovin', freebie posting, Susan Lucci wannabe of the Tag World
 
maddhatir's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 15,483

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alesia View Post
We saw La Nouba last year. It was incredible!

Chris and I are already talking about our first child-free trip - even though it's about 10 years away. Were definitely planning on drinking around the world. Whether we'll make it around the entire WS remains to be seen.
Whaaaaaaat!? 10 years!? Are you waiting for Carly to go to college??

ITA with Cassi- sneak one in soon!

Quote:
Originally Posted by beatlesblonde View Post
Hello CF peeps, hope you don't mind me crashing the party. DH and I are also CF by choice (as much as both our mothers whine they're going to have to settle for furry grandkids ) We got engaged at WDW, got married at WDW and are planning 3 trips this year. Every time we see a crying kid or a parent struggling with the stroller and diaper bag we just smile and keep on walking. If you have kids, more power to ya, but it ain't for us.
Welcome!

No worries- no crashing here- just joining in!

Quote:
Originally Posted by JenSop View Post
Child free here and HUGE Disney lovers!!!
Congrats on the DVC purchase! Lucky you. DH has already told me flat out "no buying a DVC" He is NOT a Disney freak like me. But, I have my evil plan in place to try and change that......even if it is just a little bit
__________________

......Me and DH
maddhatir is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 07:53 AM   #64
Alesia
DIS Veteran
 
Alesia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Orange Barrel Capitol of the World
Posts: 9,630

Quote:
Originally Posted by maddhatir View Post
Whaaaaaaat!? 10 years!? Are you waiting for Carly to go to college??

ITA with Cassi- sneak one in soon!
We are going in about 4 years, but Carly will be with us, so it won't be child-free. Honestly, though, she's better company than most adults I know.
__________________

Alesia is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 08:06 AM   #65
Shyvioletisme
So I have a doppleganger running around out there with a kid
 
Shyvioletisme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Earth
Posts: 1,903

Quote:
Originally Posted by beatlesblonde View Post
Hello CF peeps, hope you don't mind me crashing the party. DH and I are also CF by choice (as much as both our mothers whine they're going to have to settle for furry grandkids ) We got engaged at WDW, got married at WDW and are planning 3 trips this year. Every time we see a crying kid or a parent struggling with the stroller and diaper bag we just smile and keep on walking. If you have kids, more power to ya, but it ain't for us.
welcome!!! I followed your planning journal on the wedding board!!! You are definitely not crashing in...glad to have you here!!
__________________
Tiffany DH Lestat

WDW: last trip:
Oct/Nov 2005 CBR for Honeymoon
FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67045761@N00/
Shyvioletisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-16-2010, 12:54 PM   #66
JenSop
DIS Veteran
 
JenSop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Split between Pennsylvania and Europe (Croatia and Austria)
Posts: 1,916

Maddhatir: You could always get a really small resale contract!

DH was having HUGE buyer's remorse after we bought DVC. Huge. Then we took that first trip as DVC with my parents and grandmother, staying at Beach Club. I still remember day 2 of our trip - we were walking over to Epcot through the International Gateway and he came right out and said he was really glad we bought in, and that he would just be glad when it was paid off. Well, we're almost all paid off and plan to do a small add-on next year!

Seriously, he will sometimes email me from work and include links to things he's read on allears.net!
JenSop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2010, 10:46 AM   #67
TKDizneyluver
Formerly TKDisneylover
LOVES Sorcerer Mickey! Loves riding Spaceship Earth
Wants you to have a Zip A Dee Doo Dah, Zip A Dee Day!
 
TKDizneyluver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 562

Happy Friday Everyone!!!
__________________
Tammy (me) & DH

Coronado Springs 2009; POP Century 2008; Animal Kingdom Lodge 2007; Caribbean Beach 2004; Off grounds 2002 (never again); Port Orleans (Dixie Landings) 2001; All-Star Movies 1999; All-Star Sports 1998
TKDizneyluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 04:53 AM   #68
jelloarms
DIS Veteran
 
jelloarms's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Hawaii. WAAAAY too far from the magic!
Posts: 538

I am 22 years old but I DO NOT plan on having any children. They are expensive. . I think about my mom raising us and I just think...gosh all that money and time she spent "putting up with our crap" could have gone to a better use. She never had much free time...I guess b/c her job entails her taking her work home with her. I guess mostly I'm just selfish and want to spend my paychecks on ME.

But yeah, I LOVE Disney, and I can't talk about it with anyone in real life b/c no one loves it as much as I do. Thank goodness for the Disboards!
jelloarms is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2010, 11:43 AM   #69
zima-cheryl
DIS Veteran
 
zima-cheryl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 818

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tinker_ View Post
I would love to try the segway tour- but do you know how clumsy I am? HA! Of course, I guess they give you a helmet so I prob couldn't hurt myself tooo bad!

I don't plan on being up before noon at all on this trip! ha! It will be soo nice to sleep in- stay up super late, and not have to worry about a 'schedule'.

EP is my favorite park, so I am sure we will spend a lot of time there!

So, which resort to guys guys recommend as being the most CF? We were thinking we would stay at WL, but I am open to suggestions! It's not that we dont want to be around ANY kids, but we would like to relax as much as possible. Keep in mind we do have a little one, he is just not going on this trip- so it's our one chance to do grown up stuff!
I was the "slow one" in our group & by the end of the tour even I was buzzing around comfortably on the thing. If I can manage it you would do fine!! Although if you want to do the World Showcase tour before WS opens you'll have to be up early (the tour we had was at 9am if I remember right). Of course you could do a later tour, but I was worried about WS being open & Possibly running people over.

As for a resort, I really liked the Boardwalk. Near Epcot, balcony off the room, quiet, near the ESPN club and lots to do in that area at night.
Another option would be the Sw'olphin (Swan/Dolphin)
We were in the Dolphin w/a room facing Epcot. Nice rooms and you won't believe how quiet they are!!! You don't hear anyone in the halls & if you close the slider in the room you don't hear any noise from the boardwalk or the boats. I was amazed how quiet those rooms were. Only down side is the walk to Epcot is about 20 minutes.

For the Moderates maybe French Quarter - nice decor & not too big. We've never had problems there but some folks complain about the bus service. I didn't like Riverside or Coronodo simply because the rooms are soooo sprawled out - and we seem to get the room furthest away from everything. I imagine if you could get a room near checkin, the food court, etc. it might be a better experience.

I'd avoid the value resorts, simply because that is where the groups tend to go. Imagine 20 - 30 kids (scouts, band, cheer leaders, what ever) and only 2 or 3 adult chaperones.... No Thanks!



Quote:
Originally Posted by beatlesblonde View Post
Hello CF peeps, hope you don't mind me crashing the party.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JenSop View Post
Child free here and HUGE Disney lovers!!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by jelloarms View Post
I am 22 years old but I DO NOT plan on having any children.
Welcome All! You will find we are mostly harmless to ourselves & others here.
__________________
zima-cheryl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-22-2010, 04:47 PM   #70
HockeyKat
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 4,576



Sorry it took me so long to find you all!

Life has been crazy here, training for the princess half and then I had a hockey tournament last weekend.

I leave for WDW in 10 days!


Oh, and for those that don't know... I'm Kat, 34, and can never remember wanting children. DH doesn't either. He's the Disney freak, but he got me to drink the kool-aid on our first trip together in 2006. We bought DVC in 2007 and go at least twice a year.
__________________
Kat
HockeyKat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 07:48 AM   #71
PammieJ
Earning My Ears
 
PammieJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Southern Maine
Posts: 73

Any suggestions for the Disney Dining Plan for adults who are not interested in a scream-fest with kids?

I'm seeing mixed reviews on Cat Cora's restaurant.....anyone been?

What about Raglan Road??? We were thinking about hitting that after Cirque du Soleil.

We love Boma, and yes, there will be kids, but if I immerse myself in food, I can zone out the noise!! LOL


Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike kiddos, but mine are all grown up, and for what it cost me to fly to Orlando from Northern New England, I really am trying to plan for an adult-friendly week.

so..I welcome your suggestions! Thanks, PammieJ.
PammieJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 01:33 PM   #72
TKDizneyluver
Formerly TKDisneylover
LOVES Sorcerer Mickey! Loves riding Spaceship Earth
Wants you to have a Zip A Dee Doo Dah, Zip A Dee Day!
 
TKDizneyluver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 562

Hey Guys!!!

Glad to see some old peeps back & welcome to all the newbies poppin' in!!!

Kat I can't believe your heading to Disney in 10 days!!! Where are you staying this time around? How many days? Did you make some ADR's? Come on Chica spill the goods cuz you know we're living vicariously through you!!!

Pammie I'm with you, I don't dislike kids but it's nice to have a meal or two without a bunch of families around. And I agree about Boma too I love the place so much I can tune the kiddies out! Plus we love having cocktails in Victoria Falls Lounge upstairs.

I can't help with Cat Cora's place but I do know that in the evening Raglan Road would be a good choice! We stopped in there for drinks one night around 9:00 and it was not crowded nor were there any kids. I think with the opening of T-Rex it has helped families choose the "adventure" meal over the pub meal, which is good for us!!

We also had a good meal on our last visit at Fulton's Crab House. We chose a little later meal time and were seated on the 2nd floor overlooking the lake which was really nice!

I would also suggest a later seating time at one of the World Showcase restaurants, we have always had really good luck having a more "couple" friendly meal there too!

Hopefully more peeps will chime in and offer some more suggestions.

Have a great day everyone!!
__________________
Tammy (me) & DH

Coronado Springs 2009; POP Century 2008; Animal Kingdom Lodge 2007; Caribbean Beach 2004; Off grounds 2002 (never again); Port Orleans (Dixie Landings) 2001; All-Star Movies 1999; All-Star Sports 1998
TKDizneyluver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 03:18 PM   #73
HockeyKat
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Durham, NC
Posts: 4,576

I am going to come right out and admit I don't like kids. Sorry. I can tolerate a well-behaved child or two, but not much more.

I ate at Kouzzina (Cat Cora's restaurant) and loved it. Raglan Road is also good. My favorite, though, is Narcoosee's. If you time it so your ADR is around Wishes, it is also my fav spot in WDW to watch Wishes. It's so much better with a glass of wine in your hand!!

Fulton's is also awesome. They have a great set of cheaper lunch specials, so it might be a good idea to do dinner at lunch and then do counter service or pizza in the room, one day.

Maya Grill at Coronado Springs is another quiet place to eat (takes a while, though).


WDW trip... I am going with 6 women from the WISH boards. We are all doing the Princess Half Marathon together on March 7th. I drive down Wed the 3rd, and am staying at CBR for the 3rd and 4th with 2 other women. On Fri the 5th, 2 other women arrive and we are staying at the Swan. Saturday we move to BWV 2 bedroom and are there through Mon AM, when the original 2 women and I go back to CBR. Complicated!!

ADRS... right now I think we are doing Raglan Rd on Thurs night, Cali Grill or Kona on Fri night, Brown Derby for lunch on Sat, Portobello's on Sat night, the princess Norway breakfast on Sunday morning after the race, and Rose and Crown for dinner on Sunday night. Monday, we haven't decided yet.
__________________
Kat
HockeyKat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 04:24 PM   #74
Shyvioletisme
So I have a doppleganger running around out there with a kid
 
Shyvioletisme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: New Earth
Posts: 1,903

Quote:
Originally Posted by PammieJ View Post
Any suggestions for the Disney Dining Plan for adults who are not interested in a scream-fest with kids?

I'm seeing mixed reviews on Cat Cora's restaurant.....anyone been?

What about Raglan Road??? We were thinking about hitting that after Cirque du Soleil.

We love Boma, and yes, there will be kids, but if I immerse myself in food, I can zone out the noise!! LOL


Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike kiddos, but mine are all grown up, and for what it cost me to fly to Orlando from Northern New England, I really am trying to plan for an adult-friendly week.

so..I welcome your suggestions! Thanks, PammieJ.


well I"m not much help as we eat 99% of our meals counter service, but we ate at Wolfgang Puck's on our honeymoon and it was really good. The prices weren't too outrageous and the food was REALLY good. We had a free slice of pumpkind cheesecake for dessert and it was to die for...it had homemade caramel and a yummy cream on the side...
__________________
Tiffany DH Lestat

WDW: last trip:
Oct/Nov 2005 CBR for Honeymoon
FLICKR: http://www.flickr.com/photos/67045761@N00/
Shyvioletisme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-23-2010, 04:40 PM   #75
KRIS10420
Mickey Mouse obsessed
I couldn't think of a better way to spend such a special occasion
He played along and actually had a good time
 
KRIS10420's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: BC
Posts: 276

Hey Everyone!!

to all the Newbies and it's good to be back with the gang.

Sorry I haven't been around much but I must confess About a month ago a friend turned me on to the Sookie Stackhouse books and I have been reading like crazy, which then led me to the Trueblood episodes (I know, I know I am so behind the times, but I am crawling out from under my rock), so I have been spending most of my free time watching Trueblood or reading the books.

I'm still waiting for my new car to be delivered, 3 weeks is getting a little silly, hopefully soon.

Kat, have a great trip and good luck on the marathon, sounds like you have been training hard so you should do well.

Have a great week everyone!
__________________
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter
and those who matter don't mind.
- Dr. Seuss
DH Me Kelso Bodie

2012 - november, Disneyland with a 1st timer friend
2009 - november, Disneyland solo
2006 - september, WDW-POP Resort with DH
2004 - november, Disneyland with DH & MIL
1997 - september, Disneyland - girlfriend roadtrip
1986 - april, Disneyland with family
KRIS10420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

You Rated this Thread: