Are you tired of being hit by strollers at Disney? What about not being able to see fireworks because there is a kid on the shoulders in front of you? These are moments at Disney that can really kill your trip. If this has ever happened to you, you’re in luck. Disney just announced they will be offering Adult Only Days at Disney World starting this fall.
Disney continues to struggle to generate revenue. Their stocks keep going lower each day. It stems from poor management and bad decisions. For example, Furry Day had a huge negative impact on Disney. Also, Disney adding the 25% Mickey Mouse tax. Yes, that’s a way to make money, but it’s also a way to drive crowds away. Decisions like this are driving the crowd levels down at Disney, which are nearing an all time low. Disney is trying a new strategy to increase crowd levels with the announcement of Adult Only Days. If you plan on going to Adult Only Days, make sure you get a Mouse Trap News shirt here to sport at Disney World! Disney will love you and people will want to be you.
What are Adult Only Days at Disney?
On select dates, anyone under the age of 18 will not be allowed in specified Disney Parks. Adult Only Days will occur at each Disney World Park on a rotating basis. So far Disney has only announced the dates for these days for September, October, and November of 2023. We are speculating this is a trial run by Disney to see how people react. The calendar above outlines all of the dates for Adult Only Days by each park so far.
It’s worth noting that typically Disney 13 and older is the magic cutoff at Disney. However, this age changes based on scenarios. For example, kids older than 9 no longer need to wear leashes in the park as we reported here. However, kids 13 and older are considered adults for ticket prices. This makes sense because Disney wants to maximize their revenue. However, with Adult Only Days, you need to be over 18 to enter the Disney Parks.
For those of you who have kids under the age of 18, it’s best to keep this calendar in mind as you schedule your park reservations. The good news is Disney will not allow you to make a park reservation for an Adult Only Day if someone in your My Disney Experience party is under the age of 18. This prevents you from accidentally making a reservation at a park that a guest is unable to visit.
Why is Disney Adding Adult Only Days?
Disney has become more of a destination for “kidults”, families without kids, and families with older kids. They wanted to make special days for these guests where they didn’t have to deal with strollers and the crying. Disney parks are full of this. Disney wants to give their guests days where they don’t have to deal with the pesky children at Disney World and have some peace. This isn’t the only appeal to young adults we’ve seen at Disney. For example, adding Adult songs to Guardians of the Galaxy, which we reported on here.
Luckily, if you have kids, but want to go to Adult Only Days, you can send your kids to Pixar Prison. This is a great way to have Disney watch your kids and teach them good behavior. Despite that offering, not all guests are fans of Adult Only Days. Many argue that Disney is a place for families and adults without kids can suck it up or go somewhere else on vacation. However, those who support it think it’s great they can have a peaceful day at Disney without kids crying. There’s no guarantee some adults won’t be crying.
This is yet another controversial decision by Disney. Clearly, they are targeting an older audience of visitors. However, kids are apparently still core consumers, despite Disney implementing things like drag day. We anticipate this decision will bring mixed reactions on social media. We expect to see some people very excited by this decision and others infuriated.
What do you think of Adult Only Days at Disney World? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
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