(Closed) Any other Disney World honeymooners out there with some advice?

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My parents went for their honeymoon and we have been going to disney since I was 3, I think my trip numbers are somewhere in the high teens the last time we actually counted. I’m a wealth of (disney) knowledge! What is it that you want to know? Where to stay, what to do, where to eat? Also not to pry but what’s you’re budget like, are you trying to be fairly budget friendly or are you splurging a little?

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I’m not HMing there, but I go twice a year…although the FI said if I want to HM there, we can lol…anyway, a lot of the sit down restaurants in the World Showcase in Epcot are beautiful and romantic. Italy, France and Mexico are fabulous. Morocco is a bit different, but good along with a belly dance  show. Germany is nice, but a bit more family oriented. Englands Rose and Crowne pub is also very nice. My best bet would be go for one of the first 3 I mentioned. The lighting is soft and ambience is wonderful. The Coral Reef Rest. in Epcot is beautiful as well.

Elsewhere…the Yachtsman Steakhouse at the Yacht Club resort is beautiful and has the best steaks ever. In the Magic Kingdom, Cinderellas Royal Table is a great atmosphere. Jiko in the Animal Kingdom Lodge is also wonderful. Victoria and Alberts at the Grand Floridian Hotel is probably the best dining experience, but is also very $$$$.

That’s all I can think of off the top of my head. Hope this helps some Smile

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

My favorite resort that’s pretty budget conscious is Port Orleans (both french quarter and riverside are beautiful) it’s pretty lots of secluded spots, you’re going at a good time of the year it’s out of the summer season but before the holidays, which means prices will be good for the resorts. Port Orleans also offers both boat and bus on property transportation, but since you have a car you might not use it but it is convienent. As far as meals go, since you have a car I would suggest getting some snack groceries to keep in your room, my family liked to hit the parks early and come back to the room for a nap (but maybe since it’s your honeymoon a “nap” πŸ˜‰ and it’s nice to have a little something to munch on and usually can skip lunch that way. Breakfast meals are good and fairly priced at the resorts, it’s cafeteria style, but has a wide variety. Most resorts and all the parks have cafeteria style places to eat which will be your best bet on a budget. I would suggest maybe splurging on one or two meals (or maybe one a day!), character meals are always good fun no matter how old you are (there is a breakfast literally IN Cinderella’s castle, it was amazing all the princesses show up!)There’s also a lot of great “themed” places to eat, like Sci-Fi Cafe where you sit in cars in a “drive in” parking lot and previews for the old sci-fi movies play, lots of fun and a great experiences. There are some great guide books available too so I would suggest looking at those, sometimes they’ll even have some coupons in the back that you can use on your trip. I would suggest not using the meal plan that Disney offers (when you book directly through them), it’s nice and very convienent but you could actually end up spending more than you would need, plus you have to figure out where you can use it. If you need any more info just PM me and I’ll be happy to help!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I HMed at WDW.  It’s fun.  We stayed at the Polynesian.  I would recommend the GF too.  How long are you planning on staying?  It’s hard to know how far to stretch the $2500.  (Poly and GF are pricey.  However, when you are going should be a great time, with lower crowds and a bit of a price break.)

I went to Victoria and Alberts.  It’s the fanciest experience at WDW, and gave us a great excuse to get dressed up.  (Some folks on the monorail were wondering what we were up to.)  But I have to admit, that it’s not something I really desire to do again.  I guess it boils down to, I didn’t think the experience was worth the money.  I also think the World Showcase restaurants are fabulous.    If you make it known that it’s your HM, you might be ableto get some special treatment, like getting outdoor seating at Crowne and Pub at the same time as illuminations.  Then you can watch the show and eat, with some prime seating.

Also check out some of the hotel restaurants, like Citricos (GF), the Polynesian Luau, the steak house at the Yaht Club.  There are fun activities like Cirque de soliel (sp?), Pleasure Island.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We are…and getting married there too!

One thing that we like to do (that a lot of people disagree on) is the dining plan. To us it’s totally worth it! It’s around $40 per person, per night you have booked. You get one counter service (fast food), one table service (restaurant) and one snack for each night.  So we’ll be there 8 nights thats 16 credits in each category. We like not worrying about price while we are there and DF can order whatever he wants off the menu.

Coronado Springs is my favorite mid price resort…I think it’s very romantic and has great food (and a bar!).

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

We are honeymooning there in September 2010!  Our wedding is in April 2010, but since we’re paying for the wedding ourselves, we thought it’d be best if we waited a bit to take our honeymoon.  It’ll give us a chance to save up more $$ for the trip!  AND, my FSIL and her hubby are letting us use their timeshare in Orlando for the week!  So we won’t have to pay for lodging!  It’s not a Disney Resort, but from what I understand it’s not far from Disney at all, and they may offer a shuttle service.  I’m so excited, I think I might be more excited for the HM than the actual wedding πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Glad others are honeymooning at WDW too! πŸ™‚ My FI and I are looking to get married in Spring of 2011…and stay at one of the resorts, so looking forward to the planning, though know it can be pricey too. πŸ™

We’d be coming from MA….

Well I’ll have to post more later…

 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

We went to WDW for our 1 year anniversary.  I would second getting the dining plan.  The dining plan allows you to use 2 of your table side meals to upgrade to a meal at one of the nicer restaraunts if you wanted a nice dinner while you were there.  When we booked our trip for last August, they were running a lot of promotions where if you stayed X number of nights, you got the dining plan for free.  You might want to keep an eye out for something like that.  I think the latest promotion I heard was that instead of a dining plan, they gave you a gift card for $500 to use in the parks.  If you have your heart set on eating at a certain restaurant, make reservation waaaaayyyy in advance or else you’ll get stuck eating at 4 pm or 10 pm.

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I don’t if I will be honeymooning there, but I want to LOL. I recommend staying close to the parks as possible. My FI loves both Wilderness Lodge and BoardWalk Inn. Also, definitely go with the Meal plans with the 1 table service per person per day. It costs more but if you play your cards right you can save money too. As for places to eat, I absolutely loved Chip & Dale’s Garden Harvest Restaurant in the land at EPCOT. GREAT FOOD! I also like the Hoop Dee Doo Review dinner show. It was kind of fun. And of course I would definitely go back to Cinderella’s Royal Table in Cinderella’s Castle (that’s where he proposed!) 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We went there for my birthday!! So much fun! We stayed at the Coronado, and loved it. It has a swanky bar that is open till 2am, and the food is great. The rooms are very nice and it has a “Mexican” feel to it.

Try to get the food plan because it is awesome. You can dine pretty much anywhere and not have to pay, except for alcohol.

One restaurant I highly recommend is the Yachtsman Steak House at the Yacht and Beach Club.

Have so much fun! I love Disney!!! πŸ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

miss belle:

my FI and I love Disney World, we L O V E   disney world… it is our favorite place in te world… we have done disney world different ways: staying inside disney and getting the dinner packet or staying outside disney close to the parks…

either way you do it is good… staying inside with the dinner package is great because is less worries but is a little bit more money than staying outside… also staying inside will give the extra magic hours and you dont need car rental because with the busses inside disney you can get anywhere and to go outside you just need a taxi…

there are great apartment outside of disney and if you get kitchen or half kitchen you can have breakfast in your room before going to the parks…

in this website you will find anything you need to know about vacationing in Disney world!!!   http://www.mousesavers.com/wdw.html

btw: if you buy the little mickey and minnie ears with the veil and the little hat you will have a lot of people congratulate and if you have luck you may be jump in front of some lines or people will give you fast pass they will not used… 

 

good luck 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Now looking into the details of the WDW honeymoon with my local travel agent. πŸ™‚ It looks like it’ll be best to find out the 2011 prices come this August…though I’m excited!

Great to hear all the rest of the stories here on WDW experiences too!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Any bees in this situation – feel free to PM me if you have questions about the parks, dining or tickets!!  I’d be happy to help.

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