Thursday, September 15, 2016

Adulting in Disney Giveaway!

Good morning, friends!

I love Disney. Y'all should know this by now :-)

Matthew and I got engaged in Disney, we honeymooned in Disney, and since we've been together, we've probably spent a collective three months (or more!) vacationing and/or running at the World.


In fact, all but ONE of my visits to WDW have been as an adult- my first visit was at 16. One of the questions that Matthew and I get a lot is this: "You two don't have kids- why do you love Disney so much?" Honestly? Because it's one of the best places to vacation as an adult.

Through many trips (and lots of research) we've found fun things to see and do at WDW as a child-free couple. However, when our good friend Lauren started talking about launching a super-cool business, Adulting in Disney, I realized how much we were missing out on!

There are unique experiences, one-of-a-kind foods, delicious beverages, and insider kid-free tips that she knows about that Matthew and I- self proclaimed Disney experts- had absolutely no idea about. Right away, I knew she was on to something with this whole Adulting in Disney (AiD) thing!

Here's the skinny on AiD from Lauren herself:

What is it?

L: Adulting in Disney is a concierge-level planning service for your next adult Walt Disney World Vacation. I create unique, fully customized vacation itineraries based on multiple visits, exhaustive research and insider tips from my network of Walt Disney World lovers.

Basically that’s PR girl talk for I’m an adult that LOVES WDW and truly believes it’s the perfect vacation spot for adults.  I want to proselytize for others—everyone deserves an amazing adulting trip to Disney.

Why am I doing this?

L: In the last year I’ve been empowered to start doing things with my time that fill me up rather than grind me down.  After I co-founded a PR firm I found myself still obsessively dreaming of planning my Walt Disney World vacations.  I follow all the blogs, Twitter accounts and might have a few dream boards on Pinterest.  Since no one has put me on their mid-to back of pack elite running team, I figured I should really live by the moto “get paid for what you love doing – and that’s usually what you do in your free time.” Why not make my other hobby – Disney vacation planning – a service for other people?

Why should people use an Adulting in Disney itinerary?

L: I’ve been to Disney World over 20 times.  The first time I went was a disaster.  All I had was a map and the understanding that I needed to ride all the “Mountains” in the MK. We ate nothing but chicken fingers and French fries and I was surrounded by families and strollers.  While it was fun, I knew there was more (I saw it zipping by on the monorails!) that MB [Lauren's husband] and I loved to do that would have that special Disney Magic. With each trip I did more research, reading, reaching out to other people and my itineraries were more detailed and had more adult-friendly (read: nice dinners, amazing cocktail lounges, Extra Magical hours in the PM at MK!)  which in turn made our vacation even more magical.  An Adulting in Disney itinerary takes it one step further – finding and planning adult-specific activities for people who DON’T want to spend weeks and months researching and planning from scratch.  I’ve done almost all of it. And if I haven’t done it, I’ve read about it and desperately want to :-)

Is it really worth the cost to have someone else make a spread sheet?

L: Objectively, yes. An Adulting in Disney itinerary is going to save you time and money.  First, those of us that visit often know the pitfalls of making loose plans, the horror of not knowing about Advanced Dining reservations, or making plans that are unrealistic given the time constraints around a number of things like FastPasses, park hours, shows and worst of all Disney transportation.  AiD takes all the guess work out of where, when and how you’re going to get to your next cool activity.  And it saves money because let’s be real, your time is valuable.  You can spend hours sketching out your vacation, not really knowing if you’re making the right choice – or you can let me do it and you can focus your time on other important things, like finding the perfect Mickey t-shirt. 

How does the process work to make an AiD itinerary?

L: You can submit a form on my website with the basics and then there are two options: Vacationers can be as involved or hands-off as they want. I’m happy to let my imagination run wild with possibilities for you.  Or I’m happy to review lengthy must-do lists and help narrow down the possibilities – and add a few must-dos you might not have known about.  

Sounds pretty cool, right?!

Well guess what? It's about to get cooler! Steff and I have teamed up to give away a FREE 7-day Adulting in Disney itinerary! All you need to do is enter the giveaway below between now (9/15/16) and next Wednesday (9/21/16) at midnight. Winner will be chosen at random.

If you don't win but are still interested in AiD's services, just tell Lauren that Sarah or Steff sent you and you'll get 50% off a custom itinerary!

Seriously, check out the Adulting in Disney website to see more about what this awesome service has to offer and don't forget to enter the giveaway below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Hi Happy People:

    Planning is fun but what I need help with is how to adult at Disney WITH kids. Looks like we can leave them at Stitch's fun house. If so, I would have the first, ever kid free night in Disney world. What would you recommend for a precious few magical hours? xoxo shannon

    1. oooh, that's a good question! Let me scope out some resources and get back to you!

  2. What a cool concept and I love her go get it attitude!

    1. Right?!?! I'm using her to plan my next trip- she knows all these cool secrets!

  3. Looks like lots of fun! I hope I win!

    1. Lauren is TONS of fun so I can only imagine how fun a trip planned by her would be!

  4. This is great! I am an adult and have still yet to go to Disney. It's sad, I know, but it's on our list of things to do soon. We don't have any children and have been weary about not having more adult friendly options. What a brilliant idea!