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Old 08-05-2014, 08:25 AM   #1
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You went to Disney? But you don't have kids.

Ok fellow adults, excuse me while I vent my annoyance with people today. I have talked to at least three people in the past week about Disney and each of them had the exact same response... "You went to Disney?? But you don't have kids?" or "Your planning a Disney trip? I didn't think you had kids"

Oh if they only knew the pleasure of experiencing Disney without little ones. I think I'll go back to talking Disney on the Dis and leave my friends out of the Disney conversations. Next time they ask me about my vacations I am just going to say, "you wouldn't understand".
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:28 AM   #2
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Didn't you know ONLY people with kids goto disney in the real world? You must be some freak of nature to go without kids. :P I am kidding of course. I would love to someday take an adults only trip and leave the little guy at home. So many things to see and do for all ages.
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Old 08-05-2014, 08:30 AM   #3
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Some people just aren't in touch with their inner child. Others have had that child taken out back and shot. Don't let their judgements rain on your fun.

I've been getting lately the "But you were just there in May," responses, as if that's some kind of resaon not to go. To me, it's like saying "You're eating lunch? But you had lunch yesterday!" I'll go when I want, thanks!
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:28 AM   #4
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I go to Disney all the time and I dont have kids, and I understand the frustration completley!! I even created a blog for us people who enjoy Disney without kids!
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:30 AM   #5
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Didn't you know ONLY people with kids goto disney in the real world? You must be some freak of nature to go without kids. :P I am kidding of course. I would love to someday take an adults only trip and leave the little guy at home. So many things to see and do for all ages.
In the reverse, DH and I talk about how different of an experience it will be if we have kids to take one day.

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Some people just aren't in touch with their inner child. Others have had that child taken out back and shot. Don't let their judgements rain on your fun.

I've been getting lately the "But you were just there in May," responses, as if that's some kind of resaon not to go. To me, it's like saying "You're eating lunch? But you had lunch yesterday!" I'll go when I want, thanks!
I always embrace my inner child and we have loads of fun in Disney. Adult me is left at the airport. We went canoeing this past weekend with my dad and he tried to convince me it was better than any ride in Disney. Sorry dad, Disney beets a canoe down the river any day of the week.
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:35 AM   #6
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My wife and I get this all the time! With or without kids far be it from me to question a person's personal preference and what they do with their money.

I wonder if people are genuinely confused about adult trips or just envious...
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Old 08-05-2014, 09:51 AM   #7
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I'm just a big kid.
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:05 AM   #8
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I go to Disney all the time and I dont have kids, and I understand the frustration completley!! I even created a blog for us people who enjoy Disney without kids!
I knew people here would understand! Disney is too fun to have a kid holding me back anyway. I'm embracing my kid free years.

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My wife and I get this all the time! With or without kids far be it from me to question a person's personal preference and what they do with their money.

I wonder if people are genuinely confused about adult trips or just envious...
Exactly! Maybe I should start commenting on their trips and see how they like it.

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Old 08-05-2014, 10:12 AM   #9
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Haha. Same here. I always get the "HOW many times did you go last year???" And " WITHOUT kids??" It's funny. I usually then Like to throw in well I did have a season pass (I live in Michigan) it makes me laugh at the crazy face they make. I usually have a couple business trips in the Orlando area and Anaheim area so I'm lucky to piggyback business trips
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Old 08-05-2014, 10:15 AM   #10
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When I would get back to work after another Disney vacation I would be met with the typical, 'Disney is for kids' and 'you don't even have kids, why would you go to Disney' or 'wouldn't you have more fun in a more grown up place'. There were a lot of things I wanted to say to them (using a vast array of 'adult words'), but usually I just wound up saying 'oh, you've never been to Disney.'

We definitely don't need to explain our Disney addiction to anyone. To each his/her own, I suppose. I personally don't see the fun in laying on a beach for a week. I'd rather be stalking Chip and Dale for pictures, flirting with Gaston, or showing Ariel my whosits, whatsits, and thingamabobs!
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I always embrace my inner child and we have loads of fun in Disney. Adult me is left at the airport. We went canoeing this past weekend with my dad and he tried to convince me it was better than any ride in Disney. Sorry dad, Disney beets a canoe down the river any day of the week.
Do we have the same dad?
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Old 08-05-2014, 01:35 PM   #12
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DH and I are taking an anniversary trip and we've started telling people that we're going to Epcot's Food and Wine Festival vs. telling them we're going to Disney because of the strange looks we get. It's true, we are going for F&W, but we started planning an adults-only trip when we came back from our first trip as a family and realized how much we missed seeing because we were so busy watching the kids' reactions to things. We're both looking forward to doing what WE want, when we want to.
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Old 08-05-2014, 02:04 PM   #13
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We have kid(s) and would LOVE to do an adults only WDW trip! Good for you!
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DW and I took the DD, and 3 DGD's to DLR last April. We all had a great time, but DW and I came home saying the same thing...we gotta go back by ourselves! So we are! Just booked DLH for March 2015. We have been many times since we became empty nesters, and love it. Something special about taking it in leisurely with a special spouse or friend. DW and I have been to WDW 3 times now, the last time was by ourselves, and we had a great time. We've taken the kids many times, and I'm sure we will again. Wouldn't trade those memories for any thing, but to say you need kids to enjoy it well..if you don't understand now, you probably never will. Just the Peter Pan in me I guess
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Old 08-05-2014, 03:50 PM   #15
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Ok fellow adults, excuse me while I vent my annoyance with people today. I have talked to at least three people in the past week about Disney and each of them had the exact same response... "You went to Disney?? But you don't have kids?" or "Your planning a Disney trip? I didn't think you had kids"

Oh if they only knew the pleasure of experiencing Disney without little ones. I think I'll go back to talking Disney on the Dis and leave my friends out of the Disney conversations. Next time they ask me about my vacations I am just going to say, "you wouldn't understand".
It's just as bad as the responses I get when I say I'm going to Disney, but not taking my kids. "How can you go without your wonderful, beautiful, well behaved little girls (ok, that's my kids saying that to me), but people I know say generally the same thing.

My response, easy, I book a hotel and I go. I figure for every 4 times I've taken my kids I've gone once by myself.
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