The 5 Most Romantic Things To Do At Walt Disney World

Disney Fireworks Magic Kingdom
Disney Fireworks Magic Kingdom

Walt Disney World is the perfect vacation for couples looking for a romantic getaway. Whether you’re visiting for a wedding, honeymoon, anniversary, or just for fun, there are plenty of ways to add romance to a Walt Disney World vacation.

5. Celebration buttons

If you’re celebrating an engagement, anniversary, or wedding, make sure to pick up the buttons from a Cast Member. The buttons for these events can be worn all day in the parks, which will prompt a number of “Congratulations,” from guests and Cast Members, and will let restaurant servers know that you’re celebrating. Many times, servers will see the buttons and give you something like an extra little dessert. If you do not pick up the buttons upon checking into a resort, be sure to stop by Guest Services to get them in any of the parks.

4. Horse-drawn carriage ride

To add a little romance to an after dinner walk, look into the horse-drawn carriage rides at both Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, and Port Orleans Riverside. The carriage rides last for about 25 minutes, and are a much cozier way to relax after a long day in the parks. The two resorts are beautifully landscaped, and decorated, making for a romantic post-parks evening.

3. Fireworks

Rather than crowding into the Magic Kingdom to watch Wishes, make a point to watch the show from one of the monorail resorts. The beach at the Polynesian has a perfect view of the fireworks, and in addition has lounge chairs and hammocks. I would have dinner at Kona Café or Ohana, and then head down to the beach to see the fireworks. The Contemporary, Grand Floridian, and Wilderness Lodge also have locations where the fireworks can be seen, however the Polynesian has the best view, in my opinion.

2. Romantic dinners

Any dinner at Walt Disney World instantly becomes romantic if you’re vacationing with the one you love. For a romantic dinner, consider having a meal at one of the countries in World Showcase that interests both of you. After, or during, dinner you’ll be able to view Illuminations. If you’re more interested in resort dining, I would choose either the California Grill, at the top of the Contemporary, or the Flying Fish Café at the Boardwalk. The California Grill will give you views of Wishes, and after a meal at the Flying Fish Café you would be able to stroll down the boardwalk. For the most upscale experience, dine at Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian. Victoria and Albert’s is a AAA Five Diamond restaurant with top notch service.

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Romantic trips to Walt Disney World have the added bonus of relaxation that many other Disney vacations tend to lack. Book a reservation for spa services at either the Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, or Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa, to unwind after a long day touring the parks. Disney’s spas offer everything from simple facials and manicures to specialty massages, so you will definitely find the kind of service you’re most interested in.

Disney Fireworks Magic Kingdom

Disney Fireworks Magic Kingdom

About Brittany DiCologero

Brittany is a New England-based writer focused on the history of the Walt Disney World Resort. She is the author of "Red, White, and Disney: The Myths and Reality of American History at the Walt Disney World Resort," and "Brittany Earns Her Ears."

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