Poll: When Are You Too Old to Go to Amusement Parks?

I have several adult friends who love Disney World. They are in their 20s, successful, and could easily jet off to Paris or Milan for their work vacations – but instead, they hit up Disney and stand in line for Space Mountain right next to a bunch of suburban parents with their kids. While I’m pretty laissez-faire about what adults do with their time, I admit I find it a little strange when grownups still do “kid stuff.” That said, I am strongly considering going to Harry Potter Land, so there you go.

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    • Valerie

      I would like to think I helped inspire this post because I’m a) friends with Lilit and b) I just returned from Disney World/Universal/Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I went with my boyfriend and another couple and we had SO. MUCH. FUN. We even did a bunch of the “little kid” rides at Magic Kingdom. It was our first time going as adults (or post-middle school) for any of us and we just kind of soaked it all in.

      I will say I think having a Disney obsession and getting into the pin trading and all that stuff as an adult is a little weird, and I don’t intend to make this an annual pilgrimage (because it’s expensive as hell), but if you can find your happy place and not want to stab everyone with a stroller it’s totally worth the trip.

    • nolalola27

      This has nothing to do with your post, but that header pic makes me a little uncomfortable – it’s like Connor (?) is not really part of the family, the way it’s staged with Tom’s arm around Katie and them both holding Suri, but he’s just sort of squeezing himself in. Poor kid. I hope he’s like, going abroad and having fun hiking in Peru, far away from the crazy.

    • Jillian Engel

      It’s about time you admit you want to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.

    • Lorraine

      Recently a 25 year old guy I work with was talking about his upcoming trip to Disney World and I was excited for him. It’s nice to see some things through grown up eyes and enjoy them in a new light. He kept going on and on about having breakfast with the Princesses and since I knew he was going with his family I figured his nieces were going to love it. I made a comment along these lines only to find out that he was going with his parents and his older sister. He is the youngest in the group AND a man AND he’s excited about the Princess breakfast? That is where I draw the line!

    • Kat

      You’re NEVER too old to run around at a theme park just for the hell of it. :)

    • Kate

      i think rollercoasters are fun at any age. i would go to disney world again. it’s weird though, i actually know quite a few “disney families,” with kids in their 20s and everything disney or disney world is semi-sacred. i think that’s kinda weird.