The Most Romantic Things to Do at Disney, Ever
Even though, sure, you should remind the Mickey to your Minnie (or the Minnie to your Mickey) that you treasure them frequently, those love stakes are high. If you’re able to escape the chaos of your children for a hot second and secretively visit Walt Disney World just-the-two-of-ya, you’re in for a mighty different vacation.
Though the magic of the happiest place on Earth can’t be denied, there’s something surprisingly romantic about this destination for couples. From the view of fireworks from a cruise to stealing a kiss (or three) under the Cinderella castle, romance will take your breath away and rekindle your flame when you head down to Orlando. Here, the most romantic ideas for your cupid-inspired trek to Disney:
Stay at a Disney Resort for Turndown Service
As your trusted travel agent will recommend, there are major benefits to staying at Walt Disney World resort. Apart from the obvious benefit of being close to all of the action (and saving on hefty daily parking fees), as a guest of these on-site properties, you can expect nothing less than the best customer service.
Not only will the attention to detail and the kindness make your trip that much more enjoyable, but when you clue-in your travel agent on your romantic trip, they can ensure surprises await you. From a basket of sweet treats, a souvenir, flowers and rose petals, chances are slim you’ve ever seen a turndown service quite like this one.
For those dynamic duos celebrating an anniversary or just looking for a way to disconnect from daily responsibilities and reconnect to one another, these thoughtful gestures go the extra mile.
Take a horse-drawn carriage
Okay, okay, so maybe it’s a bit cheesy. But, when you’re a Disney fanatic, there’s no amount of gush that is overboard, since, hey, you still believe in fairytales. Delight your partner by checking off one of the items on their romantic to-do list with a horse drawn carriage.
Available for 30-minute or one-hour bookings at Disney’s Port Orleans-Riverside Resort, you can snuggle under a blanket as you take in the views of the Sassagoula River. Another option is at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, where getting lost in the thick forest – and one another – is a must.
Book a Special Cruise
If you budget allows, ask your specialized Disney travel agent to book you and your number one on a cruise. From witnessing the show unfold in the midnight sky to sailing ‘around the world’ at Epcot, there’s plenty of options based on your interests and what connects you as a twosome. For a big celebration that’s worth the price tag, consider the creme-de-le-cream and book the Yacht 1, which offers private dining, a butler and other unique amenities.
Have a Special Meal
Disney has plenty of fine dining options if you’d rather stay away from those lukewarm french fries your kiddo offers you. Since you’re on a romantic getaway to celebrate your lifelong bond, ask your agent to book a reservation at Le Cellier, a French steakhouse.
Here, you’ll feel enticed by the warm ambiance and the inspiring menu options that pair well with plenty of wine. Or, if you’d rather have a lighthearted dinner that’s playful instead of over-the-top indulgent, head to Tony’s Town Square Restaurant in Magic Kingdom. Why here? You can recreate the infamous spaghetti kiss from Lady & the Tramp!
Have a Wine and Dance Night
During those blissful first few weeks and months (and years!) of dating, getting lost in the charm of a long night was part of the adventure. Even if your busy lives don’t allow for evenings that seem to pass by in an instant, you can recreate some of those butterflies by having a ‘date night’ at Disney.
You can start at Epcot’s World Showcase, where you can sample prized vino from 11 countries alongside small plates of food. Once you’re a tad tipsy (and flirty!) – make your way to Disney’s Boardwalk Inn where you can dance the night away. Psst: word on the street is you can request tunes from the DJ, so make sure to get your song on the playlist!