(Closed) Bees who did a Orlando/Disney Honeymoon…

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Adding myself for advice as well…

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We’re planning this as well! I’ve been to Disney a bunch, so I can offer some advice.

Check out Mousesavers if you’re looking for money saving tips. There’s a newsletter that you can sign up for that will get you a few extra bucks off Disney tickets from Undercover Tourist as well. I also really like Disney Tourist Blog… here is their Honeymoon Tips page.

I definitely suggest 2 days for Magic Kingdom and 2 days for Epcot if possible. They’re both so big that there’s no way you can get through everything in 1 day each. Pick up a guidebook and figure out what you want to do. (I always buy The Unnoffical Guide to Walt Disney World.) For your honeymoon, you probably don’t want to write an extensive schedule, but you do want to make some sort of list of what you’re interested in to figure out how to allocate your days in the park. This time, we determined we were just going to skip the Studios entirely because we don’t want to ride Rockin’ Roller Coaster or Tower of Terror. 

Stay on property! Normally I just get a ratty hotel on I-4 since I know we won’t be spending much time in the room, but our honeymoon we’ll definitely definitely be staying on property. The resorts are so pretty! The deluxe ones are AMAZING but we’re going with moderate. They’re more adult themed than the value resorts and won’t completely break the bank.

We’re also paying in advance for the Photopass CD. It’s $120, which is $50 less than if you wait until after your trip to purchase it. Yes, the Photopass photographers will take pictures with your camera for free, but we don’t want to worry about lugging around FI’s heavy DSLR on our honeymoon.

Don’t bother with the dining plan… for it to save you money, you can’t really be spontaneous and have to plan out what you eat. For us, it’s not worth it anyway since it doesn’t really match up to how we tend to eat. DO bother to make reservations for some nicer restaurants. The ones in DTD and the resorts are much nicer for romantic dinners than the restaurants in the parks. 

Make sure to get at least a few pictures of you with the characters!! Even if you don’t normally go for that kind of thing, it’s totally worth it on your honeymoon. Just look at the couple on Disney Tourist Blog… wouldn’t you like pictures like that of you and your favorite Disney characters hanging in your house? 🙂

 

Post # 7
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Adding this to my favorites. We plan on doing Disney for our honeymoons too 🙂 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Check out Disney Weddings and Honeymoons too!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Spend a night at the Marriott Grand Bohemian which is close to I-Drive, not on the park property but close enough, but still far enough away that you get a little different scene and a break from Disney. Their bar is almost a small nightclub, its hip and trendy. the Grand Bohemian is a gorgeous hotel, elegant and chic but not stuffy. Lots of red velvet, very artsy. Have dinner at Cafe Tu Tu Tango on I-Drive or Charley’s Steakhouse (there are a couple of locations, we went to the one on OBT frequently when DH lived in the area). Nice splurges.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

We’re going to DisneyWorld also! Never been..

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

reviving this thread… partner & I are considering Orlando for honeymoon – maybe about 7-10 days, Disney, Universal but also some other Orlando attractions as well. I’ve been researching (here & other sites/forums) cos we’re from Australia – I had no idea it was so complicated!

Can I ask what people usually spend per day at the big parks (for meals, souvenirs & whatever else you spend money on?). Just curious as to how much to expect to spend.

Thanks in advance!

 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@mcgoo:  A one-day ticket at Disney or Universal will cost you $90-95 plus tax. If you’re getting multi-day tickets, the cost per day goes down. There are also park-hopper options if you want to visit more than one park in a day, which will add to your cost. For food, a quick service meal (fast food, burgers and fries-type food) will run you about $15 per person. If you’d prefer to sit down and have a waiter bring you food, with appetizers and dessert, it will depend on the restaurant, but would be about $20-40 per person for a lunch, more for dinner. If you’re staying off property and your hotel doesn’t offer a shuttle, you would have to pay for parking, which right now is $16 per day. Add to that any souveniers you want to buy during the day, which I’d say is a personal amount.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@luluvohn:  cool thanks for that 🙂

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

@mcgoo:  if you are going for your honeymoon then I would suggest that you check out Disney’s Wedding and Honeymoon site. They will give you all the details and also some extras just for newlyweds.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Luayne:  cool tip – I’ll check it out, thanks!

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