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Discussion in 'General' started by daveann, Aug 24, 2008.

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    whats it like doing orlando without kids? having always gone with kids was wondering what its like without them :gy:
     
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    Relaxing. Fun. Refreshing. Self directed. Leisurely. :D
     
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    What Tink said :lol: It lets you be the kid :p015:
     
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    You can eat where you please, and order what you please. :yes: If you want to have a calorie laden dessert instead of dinner, you can as you are not setting a bad example! :lol:

    You can visit whatever attraction appeals to you, and not worry that it will be too scary, too wild, too boring, too whatever for anyone else. :yes:

    If you want to have a good old lie in and sit aroud the pool all day, you can.

    If you want to stop, just sit and savor the moments, the people going by, the atmosphere, you can!

    If you decide that you want to switch tracks right in the middle of the day, go right ahead!

    It's very liberating. :D
     
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    It's brilliant :D

    We met up with some friends awhile back who had kids and after a couple of days we were fed up, tired and desperate to get back to adults only :lol: (he says hoping the friends don't read the forums)

    Not saying the look on their faces isnt fun, but I love going wherever we want, sometimes stopping for a chat and a relax watching the people go by. No crying or strops (unless it's me :lol: )

    Late nights with no problem... last time we were in the Magic Kingdom at 3am and then because we were still wide awake we caught a cab to walmart :lol:
     
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    I do love taking the little guests with me from time to time, make no mistake! However, it is a totally different experience. Very much scheduled, planned, much forethough for everything from clothing, to activities, to food, to which park what day, and what to do in each park...

    The spontaneity of being without children is what allows for so much magic to happen with adults too! :yes:
     
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    As much as I love my DGK's....doing Disney without them is WONDERFUL! So much more relaxing, no rushing to the bathrooms..eating where THEY want to eat. Shopping with no interruptions. And actually having some quiet time with the DH is so nice! :)
     
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    All of my visits to WDW--except one--have been sans children! And I'm not sure how "childlike" our experience was last year. Lexie was nine going on thirty! And Troy was 14 weeks old, so as long he was fed, dry and cuddled, he was a happy camper!

    Basically, what everyone has said. The adults control everything--just in case you had illusions who was in control during your family visits! :wink:

    It can be as relaxing or a busy as you choose to make it. :)
     
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    You don't have to stop at every restroom. :D
     
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    i do :p015:

    im worried i will miss the kids to much but i really want dave and i to go alone
     
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    Well missing them is a very real thing too. You do have to decide if you can go and enjoy yourself and focus on things that only adults would like to do.

    Every time I go without my Seth I see something he would have loved to have seen. I have to tell myself (quite sternly) that he will come with me another day (again). :yes:
     
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    How old are the kids Ann?
     
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    mine are 17 and 20 david's son is 12
     
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    I can imagine the 17 and 20 year old being cool with just the two of you going but, what would david's son think? Where would he go while you were away? It would be cool if he didn't like Disney :lol: that would solve a lot :p015:
     
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    I've been without Alysia a couple of times. I had a good time but I did miss her. She's my Disney partner :p015: However, I sure could sit around and people watch a lot more when she wasn't there :lol:
     
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    Hmmmmm, old enough for them to do something special too? :yes: Perhaps when you get back?
     
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    We have been by ourselves many times and with grandchildren 3 times. Being just the two of us is SO much more leisurely.
     
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    Mine are 16 and 11....I am going without them..I need a break...
     
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    none of the kids actually live with us so it makes it even harder not taking them although Davids son is going in October for 2 weeks anyway
     
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    Oh well then.....go for it, just the two of you. If the youngest is going anyway, I'm sure your two kids will understand that you want some alone time away with your man.
     

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