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  • On Jun 30, 2024
    Jill from Northumberland Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Our daughter will turn 21 during our stay. Are there any activities open to over 21s which we’ve not been able to enjoy during previous stays?

    Hi Jill!

    Thanks for stopping by planDisney with your question! Celebrating a big milestone birthday at Walt Disney World is so much fun - we've celebrated several within our family and made memories to last a lifetime. I'm happy to share some ideas for celebrating your daughter's big day! Turning 21 opens up a whole new realm of experiences at Walt Disney World she can now enjoy.

    One of the best places to celebrate is Epcot’s World Showcase! Strolling through the different pavilions, sampling international beers, wines, and cocktails, enjoying the scenery, and grabbing some delicious food along the way is a great way to spend the day. If you need a recommendation for a birthday toast, the Avocado Margarita at La Cava del Tequila in the Mexico Pavilion is legendary, and the Orange Slush at Les Vins des Chefs de France is delicious!

    Disney Springs also offers a perfect setting for a celebration. Guests can enjoy unique cocktails at The Edison, a 1920s-themed bar with live entertainment, or at Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, inspired by Indiana Jones' pilot. The rooftop bar at Paddlefish has fabulous views and a wonderful atmosphere for a celebratory drink!

    For a "fancier" birthday celebration, Disney's Signature Dining locations are a great option. California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort offers exquisite cuisine and gorgeous views of the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa has waterfront dining with spectacular views. Either of these locations would be perfect for a celebratory dinner!

    Another fun spot to check out for 21 and up is Jellyrolls at Disney's Boardwalk. It's a lively dueling piano bar with lots of laughs and audience participation. It's the perfect place for a night of music, laughter, and celebration. Make sure to bring some cash to tip the pianists when they play your favorite requested tune!

    There are also lots of fun bars and lounges in the resort hotels at Walt Disney World. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is a super-fun, interactive tiki bar with unique cocktails and entertaining bartenders. Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, themed after Beauty and the Beast, offers upscale drinks in a lovely setting. When you're there, see if you can spot Lumiere and Cogsworth among the decor!

    Make sure to grab a birthday button from Guest Relations to let everyone know it’s her special day, and don't overlook the Mickey Mouse Celebration Cakes you can order at many dining locations! Celebrating a birthday at Walt Disney World is filled with endless possibilities and magical memories. Enjoy every moment of the celebration!

    Happy 21st!
    Diane W.

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Meet the Panelist: Diane, Alabama

"Dream It! Plan It! Do It!" – that's my motto! If you've always dreamed of a magical visit to Walt Disney World Resort, or sailing away with Captain Mickey on a Disney Cruise, I'd love to help you plan and make the most of your vacation. My favorite getaway is a Land and Sea adventure - from Cinderella Castle to sand castles! Learn More About Diane

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