Childfree (by choice) Disney Lovers!

Discussion in 'Disney for Adults and Solo Travelers' started by maddhatir, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Tinker_

    Tinker_ DIS Veteran

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    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!
     
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  3. JenSop

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    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. :banana: 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.:thumbsup2 :laughing:)

    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!!!! :yay:
     
  4. maddhatir

    maddhatir Disney lovin' Harley gal....or is that Harley lovi

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    Whaaaaaaat!? 10 years!? Are you waiting for Carly to go to college?? :laughing: :hug:

    ITA with Cassi- sneak one in soon!:thumbsup2

    :thumbsup2 Welcome!

    No worries- no crashing here- just joining in!:woohoo:

    :wave2: Congrats on the DVC purchase!:woohoo: Lucky you. DH has already told me flat out "no buying a DVC":guilty: He is NOT a Disney freak like me. :cutie: But, I have my evil plan in place to try and change that......even if it is just a little bit [​IMG]
     
  5. Alesia

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    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.
     
  6. Shyvioletisme

    Shyvioletisme <font color=green>So I have a doppleganger running

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    welcome!!!:cheer2: I followed your planning journal on the wedding board!!! You are definitely not crashing in...glad to have you here!!
     
  7. JenSop

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    Maddhatir: You could always get a really small resale contract! :thumbsup2

    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!:banana:

    Seriously, he will sometimes email me from work and include links to things he's read on allears.net! :goodvibes
     
  8. TKDizneyluver

    TKDizneyluver <i><font color=blue>Formerly TKDisneylover</i><br>

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    :cool1: Happy Friday Everyone!!! :cool1:
     
  9. jelloarms

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    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!
     
  10. zima-cheryl

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    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. :rotfl:

    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) :lmao:
    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!



    Welcome All! You will find we are mostly harmless to ourselves & others here. ;)
    :welcome:
     
  11. HockeyKat

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    popcorn::

    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! :yay:


    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. :goodvibes
     
  12. PammieJ

    PammieJ Earning My Ears

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    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.
     
  13. TKDizneyluver

    TKDizneyluver <i><font color=blue>Formerly TKDisneylover</i><br>

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    Hey Guys!!!

    Glad to see some old peeps back & welcome to all the newbies poppin' in!!!:cool1:

    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!!!:thumbsup2

    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!!
     
  14. HockeyKat

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    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.
     
  15. Shyvioletisme

    Shyvioletisme <font color=green>So I have a doppleganger running

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    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...
     
  16. KRIS10420

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    Hey Everyone!!

    [​IMG] 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:blush: 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:rolleyes1), 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!
     
  17. zima-cheryl

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    Ragalan Road is great. If they still have bread pudding on the menu for dessert don't miss it!! :thumbsup2

    Paradiso 37 @ DTD would be another nice choice. We had a lovely supper there on the deck.

    I think outside the parks & resorts you may see fewer kids. I don't know that parents would drag their kids too far out of the way for a meal? They are probably going w/more convenient locations.

    Honestly - we've rarely had problems w/kids... at least not any more than we see here at home when dining @ WDW in the nicer restaurants. You may want to, as others have mentioned, consider later meals. But other than that I'd say just go w/what you want and worse comes to worst you can always ask to be moved to another table/section.



    :thumbsup2 Love Ragalan Road (yes I'm repeating myself... but worth the stop).


    You don't have to say "sorry".... at least not here.
    I can sympathize w/you. 99% of kids just grate on my nerves. I do okay w/my nieces & nephews, but I also find that as they get older they become much more interesting. Babies & Toddlers are just plain boring.


    Good For You & good luck on the Marathon!! :cheer2:

    Want to see pix when the car comes in.... Now if only there were a way you could share that new car smell over the internet! :rotfl:


    I'm off shortly for a library meeting. Going to be quick -- lots of folks are staying home for the weather. We have about 1 1/2 inches of snow but the roads are clear. People just seem to freak out over every little flake. :confused3

    So DH has a phone interview tomorrow, and I have a call into an old boss where I used to work about another job. And, to make it more exciting we've started looking in the Durham & Raleigh, NC area. There just isn't much up here & for every job there are sooo many people applying. The market down there seems a bit better (at least there are more listings). It took me a while to emotionally get to a good place w/the idea, but I'm getting there. And I have to confess the idea of it being an average of 10 to 15 degees warmer there makes it a bit easier to adjust to the idea of a possible move. So we will see...

    Everyone have a great night... and if you are getting this snow, be safe.
     
  18. Shyvioletisme

    Shyvioletisme <font color=green>So I have a doppleganger running

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    Don't you just love them???!!!! I can't wait until the next book comes out in May...AND Charlaine Harris is doing a signing at a Borders in Dallas May 15, so we are definitely going and buying the book then!!
     
  19. KRIS10420

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    I do love them, my only gripe is how every book she recaps from the previous books, it would be better if one book just started where the last one left off, kind of like how the Twilight series did. I just bought Dead and Gone yesterday in hardcover, the clerks says that it will be in paperback March 30th but nope can't wait that long.:laughing: I really like the tv series as it tells more than just Sookie's side. I was really shocked to find out that almost the whole 1st season was from the first book, at that rate we have many more seasons to look forward to:cool1:
     
  20. EvilQueenT

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    i have two adult children 20,26 and one granddaughter 5 and as much as I love going with them I LOVE disney without them! My last trip was my sister and myself... we called it our evil sisters only family reunion 2009 because we took some grief about going without anyone else just before christmas. she's the only one who can keep my disney pace... i.e., we can do disney hard (up early and out til the crack of dawn and do it again each day). my husband was also skeptical in the past about disney without kids but make it a second honeymoon (wink wink) and throw in great dining reservations and it's magical. he tells all his friends if they don't have a good time they're not doing it right.
     
  21. HockeyKat

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    Cheryl, I would be SOOO happy if you moved here!! :yay:

    You forgot one other perk... 8.5 hour drive to WDW!

    I am so sorry I haven't been more proactive. I have been so busy this past week that I can barely breathe. I think I was home for about 5 hours this past weekend that wasn't sleeping, and then Mondays I have choir practice (did I mention I auditioned for, made, and joined a choir?), and last night was more hockey.

    Tonight and tomorrow night are *breathe* nights. :)

    Hope everyone is having a great day!!
     

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