How To Do Disneyland for Adults- Tips for A Luxurious Adventure

Doing Disneyland with adults is a fantastic experience! You will get to feel like a kid at heart while enjoying some of the finer aspects of a vacation at the Disneyland Resort.

Visiting the original Magic Kingdom of Disneyland without children can be so fun and will make you feel like a kid again.

Here are our top ten items to experience when trying to achieve a successful, adults only Disneyland trip.

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1. The Tenaya Spa at the Grand CalifornianTenaya Stone Spa | Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

The Grand Californian is a sight to behold and its luxurious Tenaya Spa is phenomenal. The full-service spa and salon offers skin treatment, massages, manicures, and pedicures. This relaxing environment is the perfect way to kick off your Disneyland for adults only trip.

Choose from an array of luxurious body treatments, facials, massages and other indulgences—with additional amenities that include a relaxation lounge, steam room and retail boutique.

2. Fine DiningCarthay circle restaurant provides a classy dining, adult experience.

The Disneyland Resort offers some delicious and classy restaurant where you can enjoy a wonderful dining experience. Napa Rose is located in the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and has a view of the Disney California Adventure Park.

The Napa Rose Wine Pairing Experience is a wonderful way to sample their delectable food and wine offerings. Carthay Circle is in Disney California Adventure Park and has a retro, Hollywood movie feel. Their dinner menu touts some tasteful adult cuisine including entrees such as cedar smoked roast duck breast, holiday prime rib, and sautéed sweet potato gnocchi just to name a few. Steakhouse 55 is in the Disneyland Hotel in a classy, dimly lit setting that includes black and white photos of old Hollywood stars. Here you can enjoy a New York strip steak, filet mignon, cold water lobster tail, and truffled macaroni and cheese. Read our full Disneyland restaurant reviews.

3. Oga's Cantina

The new hot spot inside Disneyland is also the only place you can find alcohol inside the Disneyland park! Oga's Cantina in Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge has been a popular night spot attraction for adults. Experience what it's like to have a drink in the land of Star Wars with out of this world cocktails, beer, and wine while listening to catchy tunes by DJ-Rex.

4. Disneyland With Adults Late at NightDangling from a dog's mouth is the key that would free jailed pirates of the Caribbean

There are even some perks for adults in Disneyland. For instance, stay late in the parks and you will be sure to see decreased crowds. Disneyland tends to clear out after the last Fantasmic and fireworks show, while Disney California Adventure Park’s crowd thins out after World of Color. You can go on lots of rides with much shorter lines.

5. Disneyland Adults Only BeveragesTrader Sam's Tiki Room for alcoholic beverages for the Disneyland for adults experience

What is a Disneyland for Adults trip without a little alcohol? The Disneyland Resort has some tasty adult beverages. Trader Sam's Enchanted Tiki Bar (review here), located at the Disneyland Hotel, has a fun tropical vibe inspired by the Jungle Cruise ride. This whimsical bar presents some delicious drinks such as Mai Tais and Shipwreck on the Rocks.

The Hearthstone Lounge can be found in the lobby of the Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and the GCH Craftsman Bar can be found pool side. You have two great options of relaxing by a cozy fireplace enjoying premium wine or sitting out in the sun enjoying a cocktail.

6. Relaxing PoolsDisneyland for adults pools to read a nice book and bask in the sun.

Take a few hours away from the parks and enjoy the stunning pools the resort hotels offer. The Disneyland Hotel, Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, and Paradise Pier all have gorgeous pool areas where you can rest your feet and relax, or soak in a hot Jacuzzi.

7. Fun DessertsEntrance sign for Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop to explore their decadent desserts to add to your Disneyland for Adults experience.

For an enjoyable, grown-up twist on the Tiki Room favorite, try Pineapple Dole with rum (!) at the Coffee House at the Disneyland Hotel. This treat does not disappoint! Just across the pool at the Tangaroa Terrace is the best coconut cake you can find. Ice cream is a must when you’re at the parks.

You can find delicious scoops and sundaes at Clarabelle's Hand-Scooped Ice Cream and Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop in Disney California Adventure Park, and Gibson Girl Ice Cream Parlor in Disneyland. There is a ton of fantastic ice cream in Disneyland!

8. Single Rider LinesA mother and son take a tight turn on the Radiator Springs Racers track

If you’re visiting the parks without children, be sure to take advantages of the single rider lines. Several attractions offer single rider lines at a shorter wait than even some of the Fast Pass lines. Disneyland’s Indiana Jones Adventure, Matterhorn Bobsleds, and Splash Mountain offer single rider options. In Disney California Adventure Park, look for this option at Radiator Springs Racers, Incredicoaster, Goofy’s Sky School, and Grizzly River Run.

9. Downtown Disney Adults Only ShoppingThe outdoor Uva Bar, in front of Catal Restaurant at Downtown Disney District at night provides a relaxed adult environment.

Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Downtown Disney District all offer some great shopping experiences that cater to adult tastes. Disneyland’s Main Street has several fun stores to browse, such as Disneyana, Emporium, and Crystal Arts. In Disney California Adventure Park you can get some retail therapy at Elias & Co., Julius Katz & Sons, and Oswald's. The Downtown Disney District is a shopper’s dream that offers interesting stores such as Curl Surf, the Disney Dress Shop, D-Street, Pandora Jewelry, WonderGround Gallery, and of course, World of Disney.

10. Adults At Disney Love Their Coffee!Starbucks coffee is a Disneyland for Adults necessity to make the most of your day.

There are several places to enjoy a caffeinated beverage. Moreover, Starbucks has been a great addition to the resort and can be found in Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Downtown Disney District. The Starbucks by World of Disney is one the nicest locations you will ever come across with beautiful patio sitting and also offers one of the most exclusive coffee lines titled Starbucks Reserved. Additionally, the parks have several coffee carts where you can load up on caffeine.

The Disneyland Resort is so much more than just fun for kids. Disneyland, Disney California Adventure Park, and the Downtown Disney District have a lot to offer to for adults who want to have fun, relax, shop, and enjoy some great food and beverages.

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About Monique Smalling

Monique and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento, California with their two daughters, Sydney (14) and Reagan (13). Sydney's first trip to Disneyland was at one year old, and the family has been hooked ever since. The family has been annual pass holders for several years and visit the Happiest Place on Earth every couple of months. Each visit includes 3 to 4 days in the parks before heading to the beach. Monique and her daughters consider themselves huge Disney fans, and love sharing their knowledge and tips on the parks.

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