Updating Your Walt Disney World Travel Plans? Read This First!

Updating Your Walt Disney World Travel Plans? Read This First!

Information to help you replan and reschedule your next trip.

Fun Disney At Home Videos To Brighten Up Your Quarantine

Fun Disney At Home Videos To Brighten Up Your Quarantine

Pass the time with some fantastic fun.

Florida Orange & Osceola Counties Issue Shelter In Place Order

Florida Orange & Osceola Counties Issue Shelter In Place Order

Pandemic news you need for your Disney planning.

YouTube Gems To Help You Start Planning Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

YouTube Gems To Help You Start Planning Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation

Some of our favorite Disney YouTube channels help you plan your next trip.

Disney and Pixar’s Onward Get Early Digital Release

Disney and Pixar’s Onward Get Early Digital Release

Join teenage elf brothers Ian and Barley Lightfoot on an epic quest.

About WDW For Grownups

We're a website dedicated to adults who visit Disney World because they love it, not just because their kids love it. Join in the discussion on our forums or find us here:

Jolly Holiday: An Introduction

We have been members of the WDWforGrownups.com forum community for more than a year now. When we got married in August '09, we spent half our honeymoon in Disney World. One of the first things we did upon returning home was post our trip report to the site. We've been welcomed to the community with open arms, and both check the site on a daily basis.

Disneymooning 101 Part 2: Dining and Special Experiences

Disneymooning 101 Part 1, we covered choosing your travel dates and resort. Now, we're moving on to talk about dining and special experiences that you can book for your trip before your arrival.

DINING

If you're staying on Disney property, then you are eligible for the Disney Dining Plan. And for a honeymoon, I highly recommend the Deluxe Dining Plan, which gives you 3 table service credits and 2 snack credits per day. Why do I recommend this? Because many of the nicest restaurants, dinner shows and dining at Cinderella's Castle call for 2 table credits per person per meal.

Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

Have you seen the only permanent Cirque du Soleil show in Florida?

La Nouba performed its first show at Downtown Disney's West Side in December 1998, in a custom-built freestanding theater. The name La Nouba derives from the French phrase faire la nouba, meaning "to party" or "to live it up." And while many assume that this particular Cirque du Soleil show is especially childlike, or aimed especially at children because of its location in Disney World, I found this to be untrue after seeing the show.

Tangled Tops Charts as Highest Grossing Thanksgiving Weekend Opening

Disney's newest animated film has won its place in history with the highest-grossing Thanksgiving weekend opening on record!

"Tangled," which centers on a coming-of-age story featuring well-known character Rapunzel and her suitor, Flynn Rider, opened to an $11.5 million day, and is expected to make upwards of $65 million this weekend.

Babycakes NYC Vegan Bakery Opens in Downtown Disney

In a trifecta of deliciousness, three new food locations opened in Downtown Disney this month, replacing the spot vacated by McDonald's after the restaurant's contract expired with Disney last year.

Pollo Campero and Fresh Apeel offer your entrees, while Babycakes NYC -- a starlet New York City bakery that recently expanded to LA and now to Orlando -- offers the primary dessert options.

What makes this place different from any other you'll find in Disney World, however, is what you won't find in its cupcakes, breads, and cookies. The Vegan bakery is also egg-free, gluten-free, casein-free, and refined sugar-free -- perfect for guests with specialty diets!

Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas Celebrate 10th Anniversary at Epcot

With Michael Douglas' health issues a constant headline, it was nice to see he and wife of 10 years, actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, out and about enjoying a day in the parks.

The celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary in Epcot, with kiddos Dylan (at left, age 10) and Carys (at right, age 7).

While Zeta-Jones and Douglas' anniversary is technically November 18th, the couple was seen in Epcot on the 24th.

Mars Needs Moms Trailer Released

In a new Disney film created by the folks who made A Christmas Carol last year, nine-year-old Milo (voiced by Seth Green) has to stow away on a spaceship to save his mom (voiced by Joan Cusack) from Martians.

Apparently, Mars is low on moms to parent their young and begins stealing moms from Earth. Milo teams up with a tech-savvy earthman named Gribble and a Martian girl called Ki to accomplish his haphazard mission.

Check out the trailer for "Mars Needs Moms" below. The film is scheduled to open in 3D, 2D, and IMAX 3D March 11, 2011.

Disney Dream Lands in Hamburg, Germany

The newest Disney cruise ship, the Disney Dream, arrived in the port of Hamburg, Germany, at 3am local time on November 22nd, 2010. Most recently, the ship has been moving along the River Ems to the North Sea, where it's been undergoing sea trials during the testing phase of its construction process.

It will be held in dry dock this week, and move on next to Bremerhaven where it will be delivered (officially) to Disney on December 9th. There, final supplies will be loaded onto the ship and crew members will join up with the ship for its final sail to Port Canaveral, FL., where it's scheduled to arrive just after the New Year.

Disney Partners With Gowalla

Eat your heart out, Foursquare. Disney's signed up to partner with Gowalla check-ins for now.

The location-based software programs -- where guests can "check in" to different Disney locations via smartphone apps -- have been quickly climbing the charts as popular social networking options, and Disney's choice to partner with location service Gowalla instead of Facebook or Foursquare is big news.

Atlanta Braves Training Schedule at WDW Announced

Did you know that the Atlanta Braves conduct their Spring Training in Disney World?

ESPN's Wide World of Sports hosts the team each Spring for baseball season preparations, and dates for training have been announced for 2011 -- running from the end of February through late March.

Head over to see the Braves take on the New York Yankees on March 8th; play the Cardinals on March 9th and 10th; and the Red Sox on March 16th!