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Old 09-24-2017, 09:18 AM   #1
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Going without kids, thoughts please!

Hi everyone! Long time, no talk! I'm so sorry I've been away for so long. A lot has changed since I was last here but I'm happy to say I'm back!!

I currently have a trip booked for my bf, daughter, & bf's son for next Aug. This past Aug we did a trip "down the shore" for a week & I'm sad to say it was less than magical. Basically to the point of I do NOT want to go on vacation with the kids next year. Yes, I'm terrible. I know. I was just beyond disappointed because both our 14 year old & 7 yr old felt that we had to be constantly entertained. There was very little adult time. If we did one thing that one child wanted to do the other was complaining & whining. Then my bf invited his sister, her family & his mother down. Seriously?! I want to go on vacation without them!!!!

So the point of my post.... am I wrong in wanting to go to Disney next year without the kids? My daughter has been there 8 times. His son went last year. My bf has never gone.

Let me know your thoughts!!


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Old 09-24-2017, 09:26 AM   #2
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Old 09-24-2017, 07:15 PM   #3
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Go, run, do it and don't feel guilty
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:27 AM   #4
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Go, go, go! Enjoy and don't feel guilty.
My DH and I are going to SDL next month without the "kids"...we are meeting up with them in Nov at WDW to enjoy family time. I don't feel guilty. Having fun with just my DH and I makes us better parents as we are relaxed and ready to devote every minute to making their time magical. (It also helps that they too want to go to SDL so they will be extra well behaved so they can come with us next time).
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I feel your pain... Been there, done that - and wanna go without them too!!!

My brain works overtime thinking of all those activities at the parks we could do. (Bikes, horses, tours, shows...). We had a trip planned but cancelled and are rethinking our 2018 plans. Problem is our grown kids hate the thought we could go without them.

If you figure out a technique to sneak out of town to DisneyWorld, please share with the rest of us!
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Old 09-26-2017, 09:43 PM   #6
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No you are not wrong to want an adult vacation. Go for it. Disney is a great place for an adult only trip.
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My husband and I have gone without kids a couple of times. The kids lives are busy and we needed so time for the two of us so we left them in the care of their grandparents while we snuck away. Adult time is important. Food & Wine is a great excuse to leave the kids behind if you need one
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Old 09-29-2017, 12:26 PM   #8
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I love Disney without kids! DH and I are considering going there for our anniversary this year. No guilt - you should do what you enjoy on your vacation time.
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You are absolutely NOT wrong!!! Time away from the kids is needed by all parents whether we like to admit it or not. I thoroughly enjoyed my solo weekend trip in 2014, and just came back from an "adults only" weekend at WDW. It was the BEST TIME EVER!!!!!

So, go! Do not feel guilty!!
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Old 09-29-2017, 02:26 PM   #10
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[...] am I wrong in wanting to go to Disney next year without the kids? [...]
No, you are absolutely not wrong.

I've been to Disney World with kids exactly once ... and I WAS THE KID.

whereas I've been to Disney World as an adult, and in the company only of other adults, three times now.
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Old 10-19-2017, 05:36 AM   #11
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I think it’s a great idea, go for it!!
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Old 10-19-2017, 11:43 AM   #12
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Adults-only vacations are fun!! I would say go for it - you'll have a blast!

One other thing your post made me think about - DCL. If you brought the kids they would each have their own age-appropriate areas to hang out (as they are a bit different in age), and you don't have to be with them, entertaining them 24/7. It may be worth looking into it!
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My DH would not choose Disney for an adult vacation. Be sure your BF wants to go there. I've read too many reports of significant others that don't enjoy parks going to please the one who does and not being very upbeat.
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Go go go! You both will have a splendid time! I go solo and also recently had a Adults only trip- LOVED it and can't wait to do another one!

No guilt either!
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My DH would not choose Disney for an adult vacation. Be sure your BF wants to go there.
These are important points easy to overlook, IMO, when you are a serious Disney lover.

Please discuss Disney as an adults-only destination if you haven't already. Better to find out something else would work better before you do all the planning and spend what a WDW trip costs.
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