Disney World is a place for people of every age to have fun. But for childless Millennials, adults without children, and (ahem) parents, sometimes you just need a break from all of the children you can encounter in Disney.
To help you find a respite for the grown ups, these are the places kids aren’t allowed in Disney World.
Trader Sam’s is an interactive tiki bar in Disney’s Polynesian Resort. The bartenders here are super fun, and the drinks are extravagant. And when you order certain drinks on the menu, magical stuff happens around the room!
Trader Sam’s usually opens at 3PM, and children are allowed inside at that time, but after 8PM, it’s 21 and over only. So if you’re looking for a place to have some fun drinks one night after the parks where there won’t be any little kids, check out the tiki bar.
Note though that Trader Sam’s is pretty popular, so depending on what time of year it is, you should probably get on the list for a table sooner rather than later!
Jellyrolls is a dueling piano bar that just recently reopened at Disney’s BoardWalk. If you’ve ever been to a dueling piano bar before, you know just how fun these can be, and Jellyrolls is no different!
Right now, the bar is open from 7PM to 1:45AM Thursday through Sunday each week. It is 21 and over only, so there will be no little ones in here at any point! There is a cover charge, so be prepared for that.
Right next to Jellyrolls is the Atlantic Dance Hall at Disney’s BoardWalk. This place also reopened recently and is 21 and over only! It’s a dance club with an Art Deco vibe, but they play everything from 80s to modern music.
Atlantic Dance Hall is also only open Thursdays through Sundays, from 8PM to 1AM, and there is no cover charge.
The Edison restaurant at Disney Springs is an industrial gothic-style spot inspired by the electric companies of the 1920s. They have food like candied bacon, prime rib, or a full rack of ribs.
The Edison is only open for dinner, and after 10PM, it’s 21 and up only. There is usually some fun entertainment happening while you drink and dine, like the house band jamming out or burlesque dancers, so it’s definitely a fun spot for nightlife!
Like many spas, the ones at Disney World are all 18 and over. But children can get treatments and be in the lounge areas as long as they are accompanied by an adult at all times.
Senses Spas are located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa but are currently closed due to the global pandemic.
The Mandara Spa at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort is open daily from 8AM-8PM on Thursday through Sunday and 9AM-5PM Monday through Wednesday.
Now, we’re going to talk about places where kids are technically allowed, but they aren’t super likely to be around, as these are spots more geared toward adults.
First up is La Cava del Tequila in EPCOT’s Mexico pavilion, specifically at night. There is a limited amount of seating inside this tequila cave, and it’s not very kid friendly, as it’s just a few small plates and alcohol served here.
Another spot is Nomad Lounge in Animal Kingdom. There is a decent amount of space here, so there could be kids sometimes. But it’s a lounge setting with mostly small plates and alcohol on the menu, so it’s not a super popular place for families with young kids to hang out.
This is a great spot, whether you’re on the porch or inside, to kick back and relax while enjoying some peace and quiet.
There are also several bars and lounges that aren’t very kid friendly or are more popular spots just for adults. These include places in Disney Springs like Wine Bar George, Jock Lindsey’s Hangar Bar, and STK. At the hotels, it’s places like the bar and lounge area at Steakhouse 71 and California Grill at the Contemporary, the lounge area at Il Mulino and Kimonos at the Swan, Enchanted Rose bar at the Grand Floridian, or AbracadaBar at the BoardWalk.
Those are all of the places to avoid kids if you just need a bit of a break while you’re in Disney World! If there are any places you think we missed, shout them out in the comments. Stay tuned to All Ears for more Disney tips and info.
Where is your favorite place to escape kids in Disney World? Let us know in the comments!