Written By :Jennifer Gehly, Travel Planner  

You have gone to Disney World with your kids as a family.  You have spent the time doing what they want to do.  You sacrifice what ride you really want to ride in order to make the kids happy and avoid a meltdown.  Now it is time for you and your significant other to do Disney with just the two of you.

First off, book a great resort.  This is the time to splurge on a resort you normally wouldn’t book with kids.  Coronado Springs is a perfect couples getaway resort.  Deluxe feel with a moderate price tag.  The resort is stunning.  Once you walk in, you feel like a VIP with how amazing the lobby is.  The Dig Site pool is huge and was perfect for a mid afternoon swim.  The Barcelona Bar for morning coffee and breakfast sandwich was the perfect start to a park day.  The rooms are updated and perfect for a couple.

Next, figure out which parks you want to head to.  This might be a great time to test out the park hopper option.  Epcot is a must do with a couples only.  You get to take your time and enjoy each country.  You can ride Guardians and Mission Space (if that’s your thing) without rider swap.  Then it’s time to eat and drink around the world.  No sharing food and avoiding dessert so the kids don’t spoil their dinner.  The other parks are fantastic.  You don’t have to ride Peter Pan unless you want to.  We got to take our time and do what we wanted.  And yes, we rode Dumbo!

Then, let’s find some great places to eat. During our family trips, we usually limit our sit down meals to only one or two because it saves money.  But on our couples trip, we decided to try out some great places.  We ate at Jock Linsey’s Hanger Bar, Hollywood Brown Derby Lounge, Three Bridges at Coronado Springs, and we did Ogas after Hollywood Studios closed.  That had to be the highlight of the trip.  3 out of 4 of those we have never ate at or would never have even thought to take the kids there.  Three Bridges and Jock Lindseys we realized that our kids would love these places.  So now they are on our to do list for our next family trip.

During this trip, my husband and I found that we are Disney Adults and that’s ok.  We love Disney with and without kids.  The magic is there whether the kids are with you or not.  We found this is a must do.  Taking your kids to Disney is magical and a lot of work.  Going with your significant other brings out another side of Disney.  If you haven’t taken a trip with just your significant other, DO IT!  You won’t be sorry