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Posted: June 03, 2003 3:28 am/pm Quote

We all know that WDW is a "family" place, and those of us who visit WDW are obviously children at heart.  But there are definitely many "child-free" folks who do visit.  After all, it's still the #1 honeymoon destination (I think!;)).

So I'm wondering how you'd feel about an adults-only resort??? A quiet place for singles and couples without children, a place to get away from it all after a day at the parks.

The DCL recognizes this issue and addresses it by having different areas on the ship for adults, families and children.  Maybe that's an idea -- a resort with different sections (for example an adults only floor/building or pool).  

What do you think?  And, if you travel "child-free" would you stay at such a resort?


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Posted: June 03, 2003 6:55 am/pm Quote

Yoo Hoo, Rose!

Carol and I were married in 1980 and our only son Michael is now 7 1/2, so there were many years of our marriage where it was just the two of us ( you do the math, my brain hurts! )
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But in all those years and through many WDW vacations, the two of us never had a problem with children being at the WDW resorts or restaurants. So, you can count these two Meeces as not needing a separate area or resort for adults at WDW.
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That being said, I wish they'd go ahead with the plans they had at one point to include an actual resort hotel you could stay at in the Tower of Terror at D-MGM. Especially if it would have included a haunted hotel motif, even in the guest rooms themselves!
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Now, that wouldn't be popular with some families, especially the ones with small children, but I could see those that have older kids getting a kick out of it - - and couples without children, too!

So, that adds a new wrinkle to your topic, Rose: If WDW were to have an adults-only resort, what suggests do the Disney EchoEars have for a theme for that type of resort?


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Posted: June 05, 2003 3:26 am/pm Quote

Good slant, Rich.  But I've thought and thought and can't quite decide.  

Although my initial reaction was something very romantic... something out of Beauty and the Beast or Arabian Nights... the more I thought about what you suggested and something like a Tower of Terror or Haunted Mansion theme would be great.  

Could you see the CMs at a Haunted Mansion Resort dressed as they are at the attraction?  And pictures on the walls with eyes that follow as you walk by?   Oh, wouldn't that be cool and scary!


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Posted: June 05, 2003 4:15 am/pm Quote

Just imagine the "Pepper's Ghost" effects and now-you-see-it, now-you-don't effects they could do with mirrors in the rooms!
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Posted: June 10, 2003 1:58 am/pm Quote

I think that they should have at least one adults only resort there.  I like the Haunted Mansion idea.  I think that the imagineers would have a field day with that suggestion.  I agree with Rose on a romantic resort though.  I would love to see something like the castle from Beauty and the Beast.  Or something like a southseas village with grass huts and waterfalls.  I think both ideas are great.  I think you should suggest the Haunted Mansion idea though, maybe someone will listen.

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Posted: June 12, 2003 8:45 am/pm Quote

When my bf and I stayed at Disney last month we weren't bothered by any of the children that were there.  I do think we were lucky though since most of them were well behaved.

I would definitely go to the adults only hotel if Disney had one.  I know some people who would also absolutely love it if there was an adults only resort, my parents being one.  Although an adults only resort would be great, my only fear would be that Disney would rack up the prices up sky-high (maybe more than the GF?).   I'm not sure it would be worth it then to spend an extravagant amount of money to stay.

Enough of the negativity!  Perhaps it could be themed around all the famous "couples" of Disney instead of just Beauty and the Beast?  That way you could have one couple's theme for each wing.  Prince Charming & Cinderella, Beauty & the Beast, Jasmine & Aladdin, Ariel & Eric, etc.....


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Posted: June 14, 2003 1:23 am/pm Quote

Even though I haven't had any trouble with Kids at WDW, I think an all Adult Resort would be nice. some thing simaler to the Poly.Excotic and Romantic for honeymooners. Maybe A Castaway Cay Resort bring the Bahamas too Flordia.

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Posted: Sep. 14, 2003 2:10 am/pm Quote

I love children and had two of my own with me on 3 of the 4 Disney vacations to date, but if there were an adult only resort, I think I would book there at least once.  

Maybe such a resort would include an olympic lap pool with a diving board instead of a wildly curved thing with a kid's oriented sliding board.  You know, like the one they used to have at the Contemporary Resort (which would be my choice as the "adults only" rooms.   Every room in the adults only resort should be a "honeymoon suite".  Change the name to the "Contemporary Adults Resort".  

Mostly I would book in an adult only resort for the potential of enjoying a quiet and civilized bus ride back to the resort.  Once tired children hit the buses, they naturally let it all hang out about how miserable they are or how overly hyped up and energetic, but BORED they happen to be right at the moment.  Adults get tired too, but we can keep our vocal cords under control a bit better.  Sometimes I wish I could cry with them and make high-pitched, high-decibelled noises that could shatter glass when my feet hurt from standing in lines all day, I'm dehydrated, need to go potty real bad and have an itch where I can't scratch it.  It is not fair that they get to drive everyone bananas all by themselves.  I sympathize with little children; not with the parents who put them through this routine park closing misery which more often than not is just as much a part of the Disney "magic" as hugging Pooh.

Maybe a resort for adults only is too much out of the Disney context and way of doing things, but I would love to have an adult only bus ride possibility.  If an adult only resort is the means to that end, I'd vote for it with my next reservation.


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Posted: Sep. 16, 2003 3:28 am/pm Quote

I, too, would book an adults-only resort.  In fact, after my husband and I returned from our honeymoon at the Poly this July, I brought up this fact in their survey.  The funny thing is, with the Disney Romance packages, the Wedding Pavillion, and the honeymoon traffic they get through there, I'm sure an adults only resort would be a huge money-maker for them.  And with those Disney Romance packages, and the Wedding Pavillion, you can't tell me there isn't enough demand for a supply to be cost-effective.

That being said, my husband and I didn't have much problem with the kids that were there, and the place was MOBBED.  The few kids we encountered that were unruly were no more so than if we'd gone to the mall and encountered unruly children.  The thing that bugged me, however, is the thing that bugs me most places about unruly children.  Just because some random adult doesn't want to parent their kids does NOT mean they get to ruin my good time.  I paid just as much (in a lot of cases, more...the Poly is not known for being inexpensive) than these people and I have just as much a right to a good time as their kids do.  I understand that Disney is exciting for children (it's exciting for me and I'm 24 years old! ), but at the end of the day, I want to go back to my hotel with a decibel level slightly less than the parks, on a bus (or monorail) with a decibel level slightly less than the parks.  Oh, incidentally...did anyone notice that the people on the busses are ALWAYS louder than the people on the monorail?  I wonder why that is.

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Posted: Sep. 16, 2003 6:16 am/pm Quote

Quote (TikiKels @ Sep. 16, 2003 2:28 am/pm)
Oh, incidentally...did anyone notice that the people on the busses are ALWAYS louder than the people on the monorail?  I wonder why that is.

People have to talk louder to be heard over the noisy bus engine than the quiet electric motors of the monorail?
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