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Friday, September 12, 2014

The house is sold, we're retired, a couple of potentially nasty health issues loom in the next couple of years, so while there's time - we're thinking of doing something that (for us) may be wild and crazy.

We're thinking of going to Disney World for four or five days, possibly a week.

Is this nutz?

We don't have any grandchildren yet (though Lord knows we're old enough, and have kids old enough, that we could well have been grandparents by now, lol), and there are no tag-alongs on this little jaunt, so it would just be the two of us - older, somewhat (ahem) mature couple sans children.

I've never been to DisneyWorld. When I was a kid my parents took us on a long cross-country trip (MD to CA) and we were lucky enough to spend a day at DisneyLand. But that was it. And I love Disney - everything.

Himself has never been to DisneyWorld, but also went to DisneyLand (as a young adult: he was a student on an internship to the US and visited CA for a few days). He's most keen on the Epcot Center, but is happy to go along with whatever I want to do.

Have you been to DisneyWorld? With kids / without kids? Did you enjoy it? Do you think it will spoil the fun if we are wandering around without kids in tow? Will we be viewed with apprehension, as if we were child-snatchers or something? Will people resent a couple of oldsters taking up places in line?

I'd like to think I'm savvy enough (and polite enough!) that if we go to a child-centered place we wouldn't expect it not to be noisy or crowded, that there will be strollers and kids running around. That's a given.

But... I have this yearning for a set of mouse ears. Probably wanted some since I was a tot watching The Mickey Mouse Club (Meeska Mouska Mouseketeer) where all of them - even Jimmy and Roy - had mouse ears.

It's on my bucket list.

But neither do I want to ruin the dream, y'know?

So don't tell me what I (obviously!) want to hear. Tell me what you think. Would YOU do it?



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  • LEANJEAN6
    I'd go to Disneyworld and have fun! Did you get to Ontario????--I looked for you up here--(LOL)=--but--you were a "no show"===(only kidding)-
    Lynda
    1952 days ago
  • LE7_1234
    Do it!!

    I was there once at about age 10, once when my twins were 10, and it would be great to be able to take grandkids there someday.


    1963 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon I agree, Go ... Enjoy ... And, Take LOTS of Pictures!!!
    1963 days ago
  • LJCANNON
    emoticon I agree, Go ... Enjoy ... And, Take LOTS of Pictures!!!
    1963 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    I can be of no help with this one hon. I have never had the desire to go !!!

    But sounds like you really want to so I think you should and I'm sure you will enjoy it.

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    1964 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    Go! Enjoy!

    Been there 5 times, 4 with spouse. Have no children -- one visit included a sister and her two children. EPCOT theme area with exhibits from other countries is an awesome way to travel. Fireworks displays awesome.

    Hint: avoid high-peak season and school breaks. If affordable, staying on the grounds is a great time-saver (potential for mid-afternoon naps, avoiding vehicular traffic jams, etc.)

    Look forward to your trip report blog.


    1964 days ago
  • SROUS1340
    I've also heard that Harry Potter World-universal studios I think
    Is magical. Just think, you can go while
    The kids are in school, and families are working!
    Have a ball!
    1964 days ago
  • CBRINKLEY401
    I went once as a senior in high school, while visiting a friend who had moved to Florida.
    Sounds like a WONDERFUL way to have fun!! No kids means you can do the things YOU want to do, take your time, and not have to worry about keeping track of them. You can just relax and enjoy yourself!!

    You're never too old for Disney!! Have a great time!!
    1964 days ago
  • DEBRITA01
    You are never too old for Disney World...with or without kids in tow! Go, and have a blast. Gotta check those Mouse Ears off the bucket list, for sure! As you always say, seize the day... Can't wait to get your Disney report emoticon

    p.s. and to answer your question...YES, I would definitely do it!
    1964 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/12/2014 10:24:45 AM
  • BLUEJAY1969
    GO! Have a blast! It will be so fun even without the kids - maybe more so because you don't have to do what they want and can focus on what rides you want to do and the things you want to see! I think it's a marvelous idea! I agree with ONEKIDSMOM about the people thinking you have kids right around the corner! I hope you have a great time!
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    Jeanne
    1964 days ago
  • ONEKIDSMOM
    Have you been to DisneyWorld? YES!

    With kids / without kids? WITHOUT

    Did you enjoy it? ABSOLUTELY!

    Do you think it will spoil the fun if we are wandering around without kids in tow? Not at all.

    Will we be viewed with apprehension, as if we were child-snatchers or something? Probably not... nobody knows you don't have grandkids around a corner somewhere!

    Will people resent a couple of oldsters taking up places in line? If they do, it's THEIR problem, and they aren't very nice people.

    Go, blessings. Enjoy every minute!

    1964 days ago
  • FEEDTHEHUNGER
    There are a ton -- literally -- of older folks roaming Disneyworld alone on any given day with nary a grandchild. You will not be viewed as abnormal, potentially dangerous perverts, but perfectly normal people out to enjoy the enchantment of a remembered childhood experience. There are so many parks at Disneyworld you should be able to entertain yourself for days and if you go when the kiddies are in school you'll really enjoy yourselves a lot!
    1964 days ago
  • LECATES
    Oh, you will have a blast---I want to go with you! LOL There is so much to do and see and you can do what you want---and you will WANT to do some of the kid rides---they are fun. And of course you have to do It's A Small World---it's a great way to relax and rest the legs. Splurge and stay on Disney property---it is so worth it--you have transportation to Disney parks and can come and go as you want. You will enjoy Epcot and make sure you get to the Fantasmic show at the MGM park. You are never too old for Disney!
    1964 days ago
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