5 Activities for Couples at the Walt Disney World Resort
Traveling with your loved one sans kids to the Walt Disney World Resort? Check out these fun Disney for couples ideas below!
1. Wine Tasting
Wine Tasting at Jiko – The Cooking Place
On Wednesdays we drink wine, especially at Jiko – The Cooking Place where a weekly wine tasting is offered. The special event includes a trio of South African wines that are paired with cheeses designed to please even the most discriminating of palates! Jiko – The Cooking Place is located in Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Guest must be 21 or older, and there is a dress code for this experience.
Epcot World Showcase Wine Walk
The Epcot World Showcase Wine Walk is a great wine tasting experience that not too many guests know about! First, as with any Epcot experience, you should request a wine walk passport as a souvenir to check off all of your tastings. The wine walk can begin in any one of the three participating locations: Aux Vins de France in the French Pavilion, La Bottega Italia in the Italian Pavilion, and Weinkeller in the German Pavilion. At each location participants may get two pours of wine for a total of six over the three locations. Participants also receive an acrylic wine glass as a souvenir. Again, participants must be 21 and older.
2. Get a Spa Treatment
There are a few wonderful spas on Disney property that can transport guests into a state of complete relaxation. What better way to spend a relaxing afternoon with your loved one? Senses is a full-service spa & health club and there are two locations: Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa (read my review here) and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. Another full-service luxury spa, The Mandara Spa, is located within The Walt Disney World Dolphin where guests will be transported to a Balinese paradise. There are other limited service spa locations throughout the Walt Disney World Resort for guests to enjoy as well. Check with your travel agent or the concierge desk at your hotel.
3. Sign up for a VIP/Behind the Scenes Tour
One of the advantages of traveling just the two of you is that you have time to do what YOU want! Therefore, I suggest trying one of the many Walt Disney World VIP or Behind the Scenes Tours. Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour is a popular tour for adults and gives guests a behind-the-scenes look at the Magic Kingdom. If Epcot is a park of interest, the UnDISCOVERed Future World tour for adults discusses Walt Disney’s initial vision and gives guests a private and unique look at many of the Future World attractions. Should you be searching for something adventurous, try the Epcot Seas Adventures- Aqua Tour (read my review here) which allows you to swim in one of the aquarium tanks in The Seas With Nemo & Friends pavilion, or try Wild Africa Trek and get an up close & personal safari adventure within Disney’s Animal Kingdom park. There are many tours from which to choose depending on your interests!
4. Plan a Night Out on the Town
The new Disney Springs is a haven for couples looking for a night out on the town! With the array of dining options, such as Boathouse and Paddlefish, there is no doubt folks will be able to find a perfect location for a great meal. In addition, there are many lounges where visitors can indulge in specialty cocktails, wine & beer, or whatever beverage tickles your fancy. Live music creates a festive atmosphere for couples to have a drink and listen or get up and dance to the beat. Of course, if shopping is of interest, there are plenty of stores ranging from Under Armor to Disney’s Days of Christmas with something in between for everyone. Bowling competitors can try out their skills at Splitsville Luxury Lanes, and couples looking for something a bit more low-key can take in a move at the AMC Dine-In Movie Theater.
5. Sleep in or enjoy a leisurely morning
Finally, how many times do you get to visit Walt Disney World and sleep late into the morning? Or, for the early birds among us, how many of you get to take a leisurely walk or bike ride or sit on your porch and watch the morning unfold. Take this time to relax and be present in the moment. Sleep! Or stroll around your resort in the morning and take in the scenery and magnificent attention to detail for which Disney is famous. Grab a newspaper/magazine and a cup of coffee and sit on your porch (or a public area with a view if you prefer) for some time to decompress. The hustle and bustle of the parks is great, and it will always be there, but these rare moments that we get to simply breathe are precious so take advantage of the time!
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