5 Things For Adults To Do At Magic Kingdom

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Magic Kingdom is well-known as a vacation destination for families. It’s no secret that Disney World is the perfect place for vacationing with young children, but it is also a great place to vacation for adults. There are many reasons why taking an adult-only vacation to Disney World is a good idea. This idea might sound strange for some, but adults can have so much fun vacationing on their own at Disney World! Magic Kingdom is definitely not just for kids and families. Here are 5 things for adults to do at Magic Kingdom!

1. Go On All Roller Coasters

Magic Kingdom is home to several of Disney World’s roller coasters, and adults at Disney World should try and ride each one! Each roller coaster is perfectly themed to Disney perfection, each one tells a story and is unlike any typical roller coaster.

Big Thunder Mountain Railroad is the wildest ride in the wilderness and takes guests through tight twists and turns as they navigate an abandoned mine shaft. Space Mountain blasts guests through outer-space as they take off in a rocket ship designed for speed. This classic Disney attraction takes place in the dark with lighting effects to simulate space.

Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a cheerful yet speedy coaster that explores the story of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs. Explore the diamond mine and watch as the Seven Dwarfs work, and then zoom on through the rest of the ride until Snow White herself greets you at the end. Tron Lightcycle Run is Magic Kingdom’s newest attraction and is a high-speed and thrilling roller coaster. Guests board the Lightcycle vehicles as one would board a motorcycle and blast through the attraction at a top speed of 59 miles per hour.

Tron Lightcycle / Run. Photo: Emily Murray.
Tron Lightcycle / Run. Photo: Emily Murray.

2. Take A Behind The Scenes Tour

Magic Kingdom offers a special behind the scenes look at the park with Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour. This tour is only for guests 16 years of age or older, and tickets for this tour range in price from $129- $149 per person in addition to normal theme park admission.  The Keys to the Kingdom Tour takes guests backstage through the famous “Utilidor” tunnels and explains the history of the parks and shows guests special details that they can’t see as normal park guests. Lunch is included in this 5 hour-long tour.

Disney Tours
Disney Tours are great experiences. Photo: Disney

3.  Take A Midday Monorail Bar Crawl Break

Nothing is better than a midday-break after a long morning of exploring Magic Kingdom. The monorail transportation system is located right outside of the Magic Kingdom park entrance and takes guests to three deluxe resorts: Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. You do not have to be a resort guest in order to disembark and explore these beautiful deluxe resorts. Each of these resorts has a few bars and restaurants located within, perfect for monorail bar-hopping and then returning to Magic Kingdom for the remainder of the day!

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Outdoor seating area at Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. Photo: Emily Murray.

One of my personal favorite bars on the monorail line is the Polynesian’s Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. This isn’t your typical tiki bar with its in-house special effects that coordinate with your drink orders. Guests can enjoy specialty drinks and cocktails while enjoying a lively tropical atmosphere complete with visual effects and sound effects!

4.  Go For A Sit-Down Dinner

Another way to take a break during your Magic Kingdom park day is by sitting down for a meal at one of Magic Kingdom’s many restaurants. One of the more adult-oriented restaurants is Liberty Tree Tavern, a classic American-style food feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, and other Thanksgiving-inspired fare. This restaurant also serves alcohol for adults aged 21 and over.

All-You -Care-To-Enjoy Meal at Liberty Tree Tavern.
All-You -Care-To-Enjoy Meal at Liberty Tree Tavern.

5. Enjoy A Fireworks Dessert Party

If you are wanting to enjoy Magic Kingdom’s fireworks show with minimal distractions and great views then consider booking a Fireworks Dessert Party. Prices range from $119-$129 per adult and include a private viewing zone for the fireworks spectacular, an assortment of desserts and cheeses, and beverages including beer and wine for guests aged 21 and over. The dessert party is a great opportunity for adults without children (although children are welcome at this experience) to enjoy a more quiet and restful fireworks viewing without the craziness of being caught up in the crowd.

Disney World Fireworks
Magic Kingdom Fireworks. Photo: Emily Murray.

Have you ever gone on an adult-only vacation to Disney World? What are some of your favorite things to do at Magic Kingdom as an adult with no children? Let us know in the comments below!

Featured Image: Megan Woodard

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Megan Woodard

Contributing Writer

Megan was born into a Disney family. Her first trip to Disney World was when she was only 18 months old. Now as an adult, Megan loves to share the magic of Disney with her two toddlers. Keeping up with Disney news and Disney World knowledge is a fun hobby for Megan. Disney World is her favorite place to be and continuously brings back her childhood joy.

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