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Updated: July 2023

Disneyland® Resort is an iconic childhood vacation, but it’s an incredible playground for adults, too.  Whether you have fond memories of visiting Disneyland® Resort as a child, or you’re looking to make up for lost time, you’re sure to have the time of your life on an adult-only trip to the happiest place on earth.

Bid farewell to tantrums, strollers, and early bedtimes. An adult-only trip means the park is your oyster. You can explore every inch without kiddo distractions. Grab your Mickey ears, leave the kids at home, and buckle up for a magical grown-up getaway!

13 Reasons to Visit Disneyland® Resort as an Adult

1. Escape from Reality

Disneyland® Resort is a magical escape from the daily grind. It allows you to step into a world of wonder, leaving behind adult responsibilities like bills and work and immersing yourself in pure fantasy.

2. Explore More

Without kids in tow, you have the freedom to explore the park at your own pace. Take your time, revisit your favorite attractions, and savor every moment without feeling rushed.

3. Rekindle Romance

Disneyland® Resort offers a dreamy ambiance that’s perfect for couples and date nights. Enjoy romantic strolls, candlelit dinners, and unforgettable moments that rekindle the spark in your relationship.

4. Embrace Creativity

From the intricate theming to the breathtaking parades, Disneyland® Resort celebrates creativity in all its forms. As an adult, you can appreciate the artistic details and storytelling in a whole new light.

5. Chase Thrills

Roller coasters, adrenaline-pumping rides, and heart-stopping attractions are all at your fingertips. It’s time to scream, laugh, and challenge your bravery like never before!

6. Capture Stunning Photography

As an adult, you can focus on capturing stunning photography without worrying about taking care of kids. Disneyland® Resort offers countless picture-perfect spots, and you can relish in photography without distractions.

7. Enjoy Upscale Dining Delights

Treat your taste buds to a culinary journey fit for royalty. From fine dining to gourmet treats, Disneyland® Resort offers a plethora of delightful options for every discerning palate.

8. Celebrate with Swanky Sips

Indulge in a world of adult beverages scattered throughout the resort. From themed cocktails to craft beers, you’ll be clinking glasses in style!

9. Stay Up Late

Witness the enchanting evening spectacles without worrying about little ones getting sleepy. Skip the traffic and use our Dream Machine Shuttle for free transportation to Disneyland® Park and Disney’s California Adventure® Park, available during park hours.

10. Relish a Luxurious Staycation

Pamper yourself silly with first-class amenities, comfort, and relaxation tailored just for you. Here at the Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel, you’ll love our strolling gardens (don’t miss the koi pond!), refreshing outdoor pool, spa, and fitness center!

11. Take Exclusive Tours

Go beyond the ordinary and explore Disneyland® like a true insider. Join guided tours that reveal fascinating secrets and historical tidbits of the park.

12. Break Free from the Routine

Sometimes, we all need a break from routine, and Disneyland® Resort is the ultimate escape. Unleash your inner child, let go of adult worries, and embrace a carefree adventure.

13. Discover Hidden Gems

Explore the less-known nooks and crannies of the park. There are many hidden gems and Hidden Mickey’s  waiting to be discovered by adult adventurers.

Convinced Disneyland® Resort is the perfect destination for your next grown-up getaway? Great! Let’s take a closer look at some of the best ways to embrace the magic!

Disneyland® Resort for Adults: Foodies

An adult foodie trip to Disneyland® Resort is a delectable adventure waiting to happen. Get ready to savor the culinary delights, indulge in gourmet treats, and explore a world of exquisite flavors.

Here are a few of our favorite Disneyland® Resort restaurants.

Pym Test Kitchen + Pym Tasting Lab 

Recently opened in Disney California Adventure® Park, superhero fans have to make a pit stop at both Pym Test Kitchen and the Pym Tasting Lab!

Embrace your inner Ant-Man, or check out The Wasp’s faves that have all been supersized or shrunk down with a little help from Pym Particles!

Carthay Circle Restaurant

Located on Buena Vista Street in Disney California Adventure® Park, Carthay Circle’s menu is inspired by Southern California flavors.

The Carathay Circle Restaurant is designed after the Carthay Circle Theatre, which is where “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” premiered in 1937. Adults, in particular, will appreciate the early references to the classic films and the craft cocktails.

Blue Bayou Restaurant

Turn up the spice with Cajun and Creole-inspired cuisine at Blue Bayou Restaurant in New Orleans Square in Disneyland® Park.

You may even spot Pirates of the Caribbean passenger boats as they pass through and enjoy Fantasmic! from a reserved viewing area.

Oga’s Cantina

Want a drink in Disneyland® Park? Then Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is the place to go.

It’s the perfect spot for Jedis, bounty hunters, smugglers, and Star Wars fans of all ages to kick back and relax. It’s quickly becoming a favorite.

Sonoma Terrace

What’s better than craft beer or California’s world-class wine? Drinking them at Disneyland® Resort, obviously!

Sonoma Terrace in Disney California Adventure® Park has some great adult beverages with perfect food pairings for a relaxing afternoon or evening. They’re also serving some specialty mixed drinks on an expanded menu for Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival this spring!

Lamplight Lounge

Lamplight Lounge at Pixar Pier in Disney California Adventure® Park is the place to go for all Pixar fans. Enjoy a unique gastropub menu (that includes healthy and vegetarian choices) and dine among sketches, toys, and other Pixar memorabilia.

Coffee

Sometimes adults just need a little caffeine fix to make it through the day. Of course, Disneyland® Resort has you covered.

You’ll find Starbucks, as well as a variety of cute cafes with coffee, such as Schmoozies!, Jolly Holiday Bakery Cafe, and espresso carts throughout the parks.

Dole Whips

Dole Whips are a favorite among kids AND adults. You can’t leave Disneyland® Resort without getting one! Visit the Tiki Juice Bar to try this tasty treat.

Food & Wine Festival

Another great event for adults is the Disney California Adventure Food & Wine Festival, which happens each spring.

This event features culinary demonstrations with world-renowned chefs, wine and beer tastings, mixology seminars, expanded menus, limited-time drink options, and so much more.

 

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Disneyland® Resort for Adults: Thrilling Rides

Brace yourself for a wild ride of thrills, nostalgia, and fun that’ll leave you grinning from ear to ear.

Trust us when we say you’ll have a blast at any and all of the attractions. However, there are a few attractions that adults tend to favor due to faster speeds, nostalgia, or more grown-up themes. Here are some of the best attractions for adults at Disneyland® Resort:

 

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Here’s a little secret for adult adventurers going solo: single rider lines are the way to go! Skip the lines, wave to the kiddos, and zoom through the attractions like a champ. It’s your golden opportunity to maximize the magic, all on your own terms!

Disneyland® Resort for Adults: Dressing Up

There are some important rules regarding costumes and dressing up at the parks, particularly for adults, that we recommend all visitors read. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun!

Disneybounding” has become more and more popular — and it’s basically a simpler, more fashion-forward way to honor your favorite characters and hint at their iconic outfits rather than wearing full costumes (which aren’t allowed for adult visitors in the parks). It’s a great way to express yourself and just have fun with your outfits!

Of course, there are plenty of great Disney®-inspired shirts, dresses, and pants/shorts that make it easy to dress up and still be comfortable during your visit.

When in doubt, accessories are a great way to show some Disney® spirit. Customized mouse ears or Disney®-themed hats, hair accessories, and jewelry are always in style!

Disneyland® Resort for Adults: Slow Down & Enjoy the Magic

An adults-only trip to Disneyland® Resort means you can adjust and plan your itinerary as you see fit — without having to adjust for a youngster’s schedule.

While you’ll see kids quickly rushing from one thing to the next, grown-ups can take a breather, slow down, and appreciate some of the finer Disneyland® Resort magic. Take advantage of activities that aren’t necessarily on the daily entertainment schedule or the park maps. For example:

  • Appreciate the amazing architecture and design around the parks. How many Hidden Mickeys can you spot?
  • Take a leisurely sightseeing tour on the Mark Twain Riverboat.
  • Do a bar crawl throughout Disneyland® Resort. Not a drinker? A snack crawl tasting all the various treats is another great option!
  • Collect and trade pins with cast members and other guests.
  • Do a fun photo scavenger hunt around the park (and turn it into a scrapbook to remember your trip).
  • Relax and watch the boats on the Rivers of America float past.
  • Enjoy the Grand Circle Tour.
  • Shop at some of the boutique and specialty stores. There’s tons of great decor, clothing, jewelry, and more.
  • People watch. There are all sorts of unique visitors from around the world making their way to Anaheim.
  • Stay late. You don’t have a bedtime! Check out some of the Disney After Dark events.

The options for an awesome adult trip to Disneyland® Resort are endless. Whether you’re coming for a special date night, bachelor/bachelorette party, family reunion, or just a fun getaway, there’s no place quite like Disneyland® Resort.

 

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We Hope to See You Soon!

If you’re headed to Anaheim and need a hotel near Disneyland® Resort, we’d love to make your vacation even more magical. Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel is a Disneyland® Resort Good Neighbor Hotel located just half a mile down the road.

Our free Dream Machine Shuttle offers convenient transportation directly to and from the parks. Plus, adults love our on-site Hanagi Japanese Restaurant, relaxing outdoor pool, and beautiful gardens.

It’s the perfect home base for your adults-only vacation. Book your stay today!

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PS: Here are a few more resources to help you plan an epic adventure…