Now, we ain’t saying you can’t explore the parks at Disney to your heart’s content if you don’t have kids in tow, but just in case you don’t fancy it here’s a few pointers as to what you can get up to elsewhere!
Take to the sky in a a hot air balloon
If you don’t wanna go in the actual parks and stand in those queues, why not float right on over them? Go up in a balloon with Bob’s Balloons and you can sail blissfully over Kissimmee, Disney World Resort, or the Davenport areas in a flight that can be customised just for you.
Slip into a kayak (with some dignity intact) in the Everglades
If you’re not into heights then you can float in a kayak instead, gliding through the Everglades – a national park consisting of 1.5 million acres of wetland in the south of Florida. We’re talking rivers, creeks, swamps…the lot! Head back out at night and you can go for a pretty magical bioluminescence paddle.
Get yer boots on in Ocala National Forest
Get your boots on and go hiking in Ocala National Forest, just north of Orlando. There’s more than 600 lakes and rivers here – blimey! – and you’ll stumble across some migratory birds and the odd playful manatee or two. Oh, it also happens to be home to some of the world’s rarest plants. One of Florida’s last truly wild places, nature lovers, this one’s defo for you.
Now, let's talk nightlife
Right, we’ve talked wildlife, now it’s time to talk nightlife. There’s loads of places where you can wet your whistle, from clubs to hotel bars.
I-Drive to the locals, this is a classic Orlando nightlife option, and it's defo for the more young and energetic amongst you who love a touch of glitter and hearty dash of drama. We're talking medieval banquets, ghostly castles, murder mysteries, and even Middle Eastern Bedouin tents to fill your boots with. Our fave? Howl at the Moon Orlando - described as a "singing, clapping, stomping, dance on the piano, Rock 'n' Roll dueling piano show", this place is all about audience interaction and really great music.
Wall Street Plaza
If that all seems a bit much, then you might just love Wall Street Plaza, where a more leisurely crawl from bar to bar is on the agenda. There's seven places to check out here, from Hooch - a former moonshine warehouse - to the Henhouse, always sure to surprise you. And don't forget the famous Block Parties every Friday and Saturday night, baby! Just you and a thousand of your new best friends.
Not far from Wall Street Plaza you'll find Downtown Orlando. The core of the city, it's home home to improv shows at SAL Comedy Club, clubs like Savoy Orlando, Southern Nights, and the Sky Lounge, and Tinker Field, where you'll find the Electric Daisy Carnival every November - an epic, three day celebration of EDM.