Ah, the season of LOOOOOVVVEEEE! We are in the thick of another February and Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. Most people who know what’s good for them have already planned their holiday festivities while others less organized scramble to figure out what restaurants still have openings. Oh, Hubby and I have plans already ~ dinner at Disney Springs. The boys have a show that night, so we won’t have to worry about them while we’re out. But romance doesn’t have to be limited to one day a year, my friends. Hubby and I are working hard to keep our relationship alive week by week and, I admit, living in back of the magic does help. Here are over 30 romantic ideas the two of us came up with to help you create a special memory of your own the next time you two visit or vacation at Walt Disney World.
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Spending Date Night at Walt Disney World?
Walt Disney World is chock full of romantic opportunities. I mean, the ultimate dream of 90% of single women out there (not to exclude the men who love Disney!!) is to get married on Disney property (that number may be a little inflated, but c’mon – you get the picture). Heck! Those of us who are already married dream of renewing our vows here (oh, yeah ~ I’m one of them!!). There is just something captivating, sweet and romantic about this place. So – what romantic things (aside from getting married here) can a couple do at Walt Disney World??
According to Google, Romance is defined as “the feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love.”
Hubby and I have been enjoying date nights around Disney property since we moved here two years ago. Even before then, we enjoyed a few trips together and found some enchanting things to do in this magical place. During one of our recent date nights, we sat down and starting coming up with ideas we wanted to share. Some of Hubby’s were pretty outlandish, but he was engaged in the conversation. Sooooo ~ I can’t complain. We dug deep into our memory banks to recall the dates we enjoyed, as well as some of the dates we would like to pursue ourselves. Mind you, this list is incomplete. There is no way we could share EVERY idea we had in this one post. However, we did come up with a pretty decent handful. See how many of these you HAVE done and how many you WOULD LIKE to do!!
30+ Romantic Ideas To Try at Walt Disney World
Resorts and Dining
**Grab a Dole Whip at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and enjoy it together on the beach
Ummm ~ yum!!
**Make advanced dining reservations OR just wing it (there are just two of you) at a romantic restaurant on property.
Some ideas include Tutto Italia, Narcoossee’s, California Grill, Topolo’s, Toledo’s and Citrico’s. If you’re able to finagle the finances for it, Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & spa is TOP of the line when it comes to romantic dining (Oh, I’m still dreaming this one will come true some day for me).
**Walk around a Disney resort hand in hand – you never know what you might find on property or discover about each other.
**Rent a SeaRaycer or Pontoon boat for a fireworks cruise.
**Purchase a bottle of wine and a simple snack and enjoy all that in the lobby of one of the more romantic resorts
Have you read about how we did this at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa? It’s the perfect place for this idea!
**Watch the sunset from the top of California Grill or Bay Lake Tower (the latter is for Disney Vacation Club Members only)
**Watch the Happily Ever After fireworks from a location other than the parks
THIS is a HUGE one. For instance, some great locations include the beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, the pier at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the top of Disney’s Contemporary Resort at California Grill (have to have reservations for a meal there that day, though).
**Do the Monorail Loop together
Grab a drink or a snack at each of them (these include Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort and Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Around the holidays, you can do this and make it all about the decorations!
**Ride a surrey bike together around the Boardwalk.
I have to admit that this was one of my favorite Disney date excursions!!
**Enjoy a drink together in Abracadabar
**Play the carnival games together along the Boardwalk once dusk arrives and the games open
**Spend the evening at Jelly Rolls Dualing Piano Bar on The Boardwalk
**Go dancing at Atlantic Dance on the Boardwalk
**Go bowling together at Splitsville
**Enjoy a movie together – heck, do dinner and movie on the Dine-In Side of AMC in Disney Springs
**Watch the sunset from the bridge between Paddlefish and Rain Forest Cafe
**Create an edible work of art together at Amorette’s Patisserie in Disney Springs (I have been wanting to do this for over a year now!!!)
**Walk around Disney Springs hand in hand at night and listen to as much of the musical entertainment as you can.
**Take flight on the Aerophile balloon (weather permitting!)
**Enjoy a ride in the Amphicar together (found near THE Boathouse in Disney Springs).
**Grab a celebrate pin – write “Celebrating LOVE” on it and wear it during your day at the Parks.
You could even grab an anniversary pin, write in something you’re celebrating and wear THAT!
**Hold hands while riding Soarin’ at Epcot
**Have a sketch / caricature done of the two of you in France Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot
This is soooooooooo on MY bucket list!!
**Take a ride in the Disney Skyliner at sunset.
I admit ~ we have yet to do this. My fear of heights like that still has a hold on me.
**Enjoy a game of mini golf together at either of the two miniature golf courses on Disney property.
**Purchase a special treat from The Confectionary (or any other Disney bakery), find a special location where you can see one of your favorite Disney icons or attractions, and share the moment and treat together
**Enjoy an ice cream cone together in the France Pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot
**Have a PhotoPass Photographer snap a photo of the two of you smooching
**Take a walk along the water’s edge between Disney’s Boardwalk Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios (I love this walk!!)
**Steal a kiss:
While going down each of these coasters’ drops – Expedition Everest, Splash Mountain or Seven Dwarfs Mine Train.
While riding The Voyage of the Little Mermaid, The Haunted Mansion, The Seas with Nemo or The People Mover
**Take a tour together
We loved doing the Keys to the Kingdom tour for my xxish birthday a few years ago. Another great one for a date is the Wild Africa Trek!
**Have your photo done together with a Disney character – Mickey and Minnie over at Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Mickey Mouse over at Town Center in Magic Kingdom are my favorites!
**Enjoy one of the Epcot Festivals together.
We don’t really have a favorite, but our anniversary is during the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival…sooooooo…..
Even MORE creative and romantic ideas for a Walt Disney World date night:
Pick ONE country pavilion at Epcot to enjoy for an entire evening. Explore everything about that exhibit – inside and out. (You can grab some ideas by reading any of our eleven dates around World Showcase)
Select a restaurant, a store and a musician ~ plan the entire evening at Disney Springs around those three choices.
And the list goes on and on and on and on……..
Needless to say, this list is far from exhaustive! I’m sure you have some ideas and experiences that you could add to this list, as well. Feel free to add those down in the comments below (I just ask that you keep it family friendly, please and thank you!! We’re going for romance, not…well, you get the picture).
Walt Disney World is just as much for the romantics as it is for the child inside all of us. With a little bit of creativity and pixie dust, magic can spark the most romantic of moments on Disney property. As the years progress, I look forward to finding more romantic Disney ideas and more ways to stay connected with my other half while exploring all Walt Disney World has to offer!
Here’s wishing all you couples out there the opportunity to experience a romantic moment or ten on your next visit to Walt Disney World!
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