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Disney World: Not Just for Kids

General Purpose: To inform

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the variety of activities available to adults at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Central Idea: The three aspects of Walt Disney World that cater to adults are the “five star” amenities, annual special events, and sports & recreation activities.

I would like to ask the audience: When you think of a vacation in Disney World, what comes to mind? John Cloud from Time International stated it correctly when he said “You’re thinking roving packs of sunburned children who let their ice cream drip on your toes as you wait to ride Space Mountain. You're thinking overpriced hot dogs and hotel pools crammed with little kids leaving warm spots. All true, but the city has also quietly become a favored destination for adults traveling without kids”. I have been to Disney World over 30 times in my life. I have essentially grown up with Disney World so I know the best places to visit as a child and an adult. There are a variety of different exciting activities offered all within Walt Disney World. In a publication by MyPrimeTime.com, a website that offers inspiration and tips to adults, the author says that Disney World “offers adults, even without kids, so many recreation options that they can't possibly do them all in just a week… However, it's not easy to find information about [Disney World] that isn't geared for kids or families”. I am here today to show you that adults can have as much fun, if not more fun than, children at Disney World. I will begin with “Five-star Amenities”, then “Spots & Recreation”, and finally I will end with “Special Events”.

I. Walt Disney World is not just hot dogs, greasy French fries, and melting ice cream cones while sweating your way through a crowded amusement park. In fact, it’s far from it! There are plenty of four and five star amenities to keep every adult feeling relaxed. A. Mary Ewing-Mulligan and Ed



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