5 Best Resorts For Adults At Walt Disney World

Disney's Polynesian Village Resort

Walt Disney World is the perfect vacation destination for guests of all ages thanks to its countless experiences including attractions, dining, shopping, and more that offer unique adventures and more. There are plenty of experiences for families traveling together to enjoy, making it easy to pigeonhole Walt Disney World as a travel destination strictly for those with children, however this is simply not the case. Many adults love to travel to Walt Disney World without children to enjoy thrilling and classic attractions, world class entertainment, one of a kind dining experiences, endless shopping opportunities, and so much more. While the experiences in the Disney Parks and Disney Springs are memorable, the heart of a Walt Disney World vacation is the Disney Resort that guests choose to stay at as it becomes their home away from home throughout their stay. While some Disney Resorts are perfect for guests traveling with children, there are also some Disney Resorts that are perfect for adults thanks to their own unique experiences and details. Here are the five best Disney Resorts for adults to enjoy on any Walt Disney World vacation.

1. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

The flagship Disney Resort in Walt Disney World is Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa located on Seven Seas Lagoon right next to the Magic Kingdom. The Disney Resort emulates Victorian charm and elegance through pristine white buildings with striking red roofs inspired by the Hotel Colorado in California. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is perfect for adults as it is home to a subdued charm that is brought to life through amazing details such as the elegant lobby which often features a small orchestra playing, wonderful shopping, and delicate details such as a birdcage elevator. Adults will also love being on the monorail line for easy access to the Magic Kingdom as well as being steps away from amazing dining including Victoria & Albert’s, Narcoosse’s, and Citricos.

2. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

Also found on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort which brings the serenity and tranquility of the South Seas to life for guests. Adults will absolutely love staying at this Disney Resort thanks to its island feel and beautiful white sand beaches which look out at the Magic Kingdom in the distance. Adults who stay at the Disney Resort are sure to enjoy the plethora of dining options including ‘Ohana, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto, Kona Café, Capt. Cook’s, and more in addition to easy access to the monorail line. Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is also home to Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show where guests can dig into island favorites while enjoying hula dancing, special traditions, and more. Each perfect day at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort can also be finished off with a dip in the Volcano Pool where guests can enjoy views of Happily Ever After over the Magic Kingdom in the distance.

3. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

One Deluxe Disney Resort is so incredible and filled with amazing details and charm that adult guests love to spend their time there. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is situated right near Disney’s Animal Kingdom and welcomes guests into a massive lobby filled with authentic African artwork and more. In addition to comfortable corners and charming details, the Disney Resort is famous for its sweeping views of the savanna where animals of all types can be found grazing throughout each day. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is also home to some of the most incredible dining options including Boma, The Mara, and Jiko – The Cooking Place. The Disney Resort also offers special tours out onto the savanna which are only available to those staying on the premise, making it a wonderful option for adults to choose.


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4. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge

Adult guests who are looking for the perfect combination of rustic charm and modern comforts can enjoy a stay at a Disney Resort located on Bay Lake behind Seven Seas Lagoon. Disney’s Wilderness Lodge brings the rustic feel of the National Parks to life through an amazing lobby and atrium filled with wooden details, carved totem poles, and nods to nature. Guests absolutely love enjoying the grounds of the Disney Resort which feature a boat dock that whisks them to the Magic Kingdom, a geyser that erupts every so often, and the indulgent Copper Creek Springs Pool. The dining at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge is also a highlight for adult guests who are sure to love indulging at Whispering Canyon Café, Storybook Dining at Artist Point with Snow White, Roaring Fork, and Territory Lounge.

5. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort

Adult guests who plan on spending a lot of their vacation time enjoying all that Epcot has to offer can say at a wonderful Disney Resort that situates them right next to the magic. Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is found on Crescent Lake across from Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and next to Disney’s Beach Club Resort. The Deluxe Disney Resort brings nautical charm to life through dark wooden accents, anchor details, and much more. Adults will love being a five minute walk to Epcot’s World Showcase, being situated close to the Boardwalk to enjoy its nightlife, and also having access to amazing dining options such as Yachtsman Steakhouse and Ale & Compass Restaurant. The biggest highlight of Disney’s Yacht Club Resort is access to Stormalong Bay which allows guests to relax poolside, enjoy a lazy river, sun on a special raised deck, relax in a hot tub, and sip delicious cocktails all with stunning views of Crescent Lake.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.