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  • On Oct 15, 2023
    Emily from MD Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I'm thinking about a quick adults-only trip to Walt Disney World Resort at some point in the beginning of 2024. Any suggestions for planning an awesome weekend in the winter? How to pack the most magic into a short visit? Thanks!

    Hi Emily, welcome back to planDisney! 

    Winter is a wonderful season to visit Walt Disney World Resort, especially for an adults-only getaway. I love my kids, but the thought of only being responsible for my own personal belongings in the parks and not having to share my favorite Disney snack (the Werther's Original Caramel Gingerbread Cookie Sandwich from Karamell-Küche in EPCOT's Germany pavilion) has me giddy with excitement. I have three tips for maximizing the magic on your vacay:  

    1. Hop 'Til You Drop - Beginning January 9, 2024, Guests whose tickets include the Park Hopper Option can visit another theme park any time they choose each day. This news means you can easily visit four parks in two days, or even one! Start your day at Disney's Animal Kingdom Theme Park for a ride on Kilimanjaro Safaris, hop to Disney's Hollywood Studios to join the resistance on Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance (Individual Lightning Lane purchase recommended), hop to EPCOT to enjoy some food, and hop over to Magic Kingdom Park for Happily Ever After. You may be tiggerifically tired after successfully completing a four parks in one day challenge, but your magic tank will be full!
    2. Savor the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Experience - Dates for the 2023 EPCOT International Festival of the Arts have yet to be released, but last year's festival ran from January 14 - February 21, 2022. The Disney on Broadway Concert Series is worth the price of admission with beloved Broadway stars singing their way into your heart. Leading up to this concert, step into the arts as you experience awesome artistry and inventive eats throughout the park.
    3. Enjoy Evening Entertainment Outside the Theme Parks - The theme parks typically close earlier in the winter than in the summer, which means the night is still young once the last firework has sprung. Take advantage of evening entertainment offerings like Jellyrolls piano bar at Disney's BoardWalk, Yehaa Bob Jackson at River Roost Lounge at Disney's Port Orleans Resort - Riverside, or The Edison at Disney Springs. The best part is, there are no school nights to worry about at Disney!
    I hope this information helps highlight some of the fun you can have on your adults-only getaway, 
    Emily. I think I've even inspired myself to plan an adults-only getaway soon. I've been looking for an excuse to wear my, "I'm done adulting, I'm going to Disney World" shirt!

    Plan magic; planDisney.
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Meet the Panelist: Jennifer, Virginia

Hey there, hi there, ho there! I’m Jennifer from Northern Virginia, close to Washington, D.C. Together is my family’s favorite place to be, and I’m so grateful that Walt Disney World Resort is designed to make that dream a destination. I’ve visited The Most Magical Place on Earth at every age and every stage, in every season, and for countless reasons. I can’t wait to help you maximize the magic on your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation! Learn More About Jennifer

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