Mom And Daughter; Magic Kingdom; Cinderella's Castle; AA; Mickey Balloon
  • On Jul 4, 2013
    William Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My wife and I are toying with purchasing annual passes. We live about two hours away from WDW. We have not been there since taking our young children (now off at college). What would you recommend for our first stops if we go there with no children?

    Hi again, William,

    My husband and I continue to enjoy being passholders, even though our daughters now accompany us infrequently.

    We tell our friends that we consider Walt Disney World a weekend house we don't have to clean or maintain. We visit at least five weekends a year, booking rooms using our passholder discount. We also often make the 90-mile drive for an afternoon in the parks or dinner at a favorite restaurant.

    We have the Florida resident seasonal passes, which give unlimited access to the theme parks except during a few peak-season weeks. It works perfectly for our schedules and helps us avoid the most crowded times of year.

    More of our time is spent at Epcot than the other parks, largely because food is a highlight for us. We love to taste and sip our way around the World Showcase, and we're big fans of both the Food & Wine Festival in the fall and the Flower and Garden Festival in the spring.

    If you haven't been there in several years, you will want to check out all the changes at Magic Kingdom. Even without children, we get a kick out of exploring New Fantasyland, shopping up and down Main Street and enjoying old favorites such as Pirates of the Caribbean and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.

    The wonderful thing about having a pass is that you can pop into any park at will. Often, we will hit Animal Kingdom for just one or two attractions and then move on. The same goes for Hollywood Studios.

    Sometimes, we won't ride a single attraction during our visits. We simply enjoy the beautiful grounds, the food, the people-watching and the conversation. We find that we actually have time to talk to each other when we're away from household duties and daily responsibilities.

    I hope that answers your question. Please feel free to write back again if you need more specifics about accommodations, dining or any other area. I'm so happy to be able to help. Enjoy!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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