Disney Honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@clumsylawyer:  i have been everywere…

Paris rome venice asia middle east south america cancun nyc… disneyworld is the happiest place on earth. You  will have an amazing time If you want to.

There is so much to do you can book a nice suite you can spend time at the pool at the parks tons of bars and restaurants. Shopping… The parks!!!! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I love Disney World and have been there quite a few times.  In fact I was just there with FI last year and we’re going back again this fall.  We had a fantastic time, and yes, it’s possible to keep things laid back when you’re traveling kid-free.

 

 

 

While I would NOT call it a romantic destination by nature, and I would personally not choose it for my own honeymoon, there ARE plenty of ways to play up the romance factor, especially if you have the money.  Some tips and ideas if you decide to go this route:

 

 

 

-Stay on Disney property if at all possible, preferably at one of the deluxe resorts that don’t require busing to all the parks.  There is nothing less romantic than spending hours riding a bus with screaming children-plus it’s tiring and eats up alot of your park and relaxation time.  Trust me, we stayed at a moderate last time and are upgrading to one of the deluxe Epcot resorts this time, so that we can walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios.  Disney buses are not my friend.

 

 

 

-Get the dining plan.  It may not necessarily be the CHEAPEST way to eat in Disney, but in terms of a honeymoon it’s going to give you the closest possible experience to an all-inclusive.  Dining out is a whole lot more fun, and romantic, when you’re not stuck figuring out the bill at the end of the meal.

 

 

 

-Take advantage of Downtown Disney at night.  We loved the House of Blues in particular, but there are plenty of spots there for dancing and drinks.

 

 

 

-You could splurge for a fancy dinner at Albert & Victoria at the Grand Floridian, or do a dinner show. (The Hoop De Doo Revue was a TON of fun, but the Polynesian’s luau might be a bit more on the romantic side?).

 

 

 

-If you stay at any one of the deluxe Epcot resorts, you’ll be walking distance to the Boardwalk resort.  They have bars (a dance hall, a piano bar, a sports bar, etc), that you can take advantage of WITHOUT having to use buses after the parks are closed. 

 

 

 

-Get a reservation at the California Grill at the top of the Contemporary, during the Wishes fireworks display.  I believe they’re closed for renovations at the moment but may be open by the time your honeymoon rolls around.  Also be sure to check out Illuminations at Epcot. 

 

 

 

-Watching the fireworks from a boat in the lagoon was AMAZING.  We had it happen by chance, but if you have the money you can also have a private boat chartered, if you have the money.

 

 

 

-Try to get your dinner reservations for mainly the Signature Dining restaurants.  There are alot of great “normal” restaurants too, but the Signature Dining spots tend to not have as many kiddies running around.

 

 

 

-Take advantage of Disney’s extended hours when they’re at night.  There is something really special about the Magic Kindgom at midnight 🙂

 

 

 

-Seek out the “quiet” pools at your resort.  Depending on the season you go, you’re apt to have the whole pool to yourselves.

 

 

 

-Do the Wine Flight in Epcot!  You’ll get to try wines from a number of the different “countries” and get to explore the World Showcase at the same time.

 

 

 

-We found the San Angel Inn in Epcot’s “Mexico” to be pretty romantic.  The ambiance is a lot of fun, low lighting, and really pretty.  On that note, stay out of the T-Rex restaurant in Downtown Disney if you’re looking for romance, you are never going to find it there!

 

 

 

-If you’re not afraid of hot air balloons, I know there are private companies that offer hot air balloon rides out of Orlando that give you a great aerial of all the parks.

 

 

 

-See the Cirque de Soileil (sp?) show in Downtown Disney.

 

 

 

-Most of all, make sure to give yourselves a lot of time to relax.  Especially if you’ve never been before, you’re going to want to run around and see everything, but you’ll just run yourselves ragged.  Sleep in, order room service, lay at the pool, go to the spa.  Resist the urge to do EVERYTHING at once.

 

 

 

Okay, that’s more than a few ideas lol.  There is just SO MUCH to do.  Check out their website, and you’ll get a feel for what types of resorts and things there are to do and what would be right for you guys.

 

 

 

Best of luck and have a great time!

 

 

 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Sorry about the weird spacing, I’m not sure what’s going on with that.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

@clumsylawyer:  I went to Disney World for the first time in February. I went with FI. We had an amazing time, but I would not pick it for a honeymoon destination. I had a mind-blowingly fun time with my FI, but it wasn’t the “romantic/sweet” type of fun.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

DH and I spent a day at Disneyland before our Hawaii honeymoon.  It was quite nice actually to spend time with him at the happiest place on earth.  We ate, rode rides, took silly pictures and people watched while saying “we’ll NEVER do that as parents!”

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I’m not only having a Disney Honeymoon, we’re having my big wedding there. I LOVE Disney!

 

There really is something for everyone as long as your open to releasing the inner child. They have great food, tours, activities, rides, shows, shopping, spas, etc.

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’m with the OP in that it looks like the opposite of everything we’d want in a vacation: High cost, big crowds, Corporate Cultureand go-go-go.

 

BUT everyone I know of who’s gone there for their honeymoon has appeared to have a fabulous time, ’cause it’s what works for them. (Whereas I can’t imagine putting on bridal Minnie ears or standing in line for an hour for a ride, I guess.)

 

I went to Disney World and MGM (now something else) at age 12 and had a really fun time, but I wouldn’t want to go back unless it was with kids, I think.

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@jmarvellous:  there are no lines anymore… You get a fast pass and you are good to go I go every year and the longest wait is usually 20 minutes.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee

@jmarvellous:  I can’t imagine how it is in the summer. As I said I went in February. All the lines were “5 minute wait” times.

Except it really meant “It will take you five minutes to walk through the entire empty queue.”

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@bbfyso:  The no lines thing isn’t true.. I live in FL and am an annual pass holder. An Disney questions, ask! They do offer fastpass now. It is only on selected rides. But, you can only have one fastpass at a time. So, if you have one for say Soarin’ for between 1-3pm, you CAN NOT get another fastpass until about 1pm or right before. And, it won’t be good til after 3pm…. Plus, fastpass is not a long wait, but may still be a little wait. Many rides don’t have fast pass, and you will wait for those rides. Let me tell you, mermaid at one point was 90 min wait.. Spaceship earth, 120 mins…. So, it varies. Also, when are you planning to go? Certain times of year are way less crowded than others, and worth going!

Disney has fun stuff to do. Someone listed alot above. They also have parasailing around the resorts, so fun..Many places to book a romantic dinner. So much for couples! Their spa is opening for reservations soon, that would be romantic for you and the hubby!

The main thing about doing Disney for your honeymoon, which we did also, is that people love being a kid again! You really get just as excited as the kids. Let me tell you, everytime we take our kids, I think we get more excited than them about stuff. LoL.. It is such a magical place!

You will especially love Epcot for romance! If you go certain times of the year, you may catch the flower festival or wine and food festival! All fun!! Christmas time, let me tell you, AMAZING! There is nothing more romantic than walking around each park, all decorated and lite up for Christmas. The hotels have special things too. Just awesome!

Please feel free to ask me anything! I am a DisneyWorld expert! My sister has been to the one in Paris…. And, soon, we are doing the cruise and CA!!

Good luck in all your planning!

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I use to work at Disney World in FL, if your aren’t going uring the peak season (summer, christmas, or spring break) the lines won’t be so long and you will have a great time. There ar tons of nice restaurants and resort hopping is always fun.  I have been to Disney with my finance numerous times and we had a blast just by the pool.  I highly recomend staying on Disney property.  The tranportation to and from the parks is great!

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

me and my fi just booked the first part of our honeymoon to be at disney. We are staying there for 4 days and will probably do universal one day and epcot another and then play out the other 2 days.

 

@LoveS46:  we are going on oct3-7th of this fall, what do you think of this time- should we expect it to be really crowded?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I would never consider a vacation at a Disney property unless I had a child who really wanted to go.  And even then, I might try to convince a grandparent to take them instead!

I like authentic travel experiences, and I dislike amusement parks.  My favorite travel experiences to date have been to Peru, Japan, safari in Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and Napa/Sonoma.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

@bella731:  Perfect time to go.. It isn’t crazy hot here. It is nice, bring a sweatshirt for nights, cause sometimes it gets cool after sundown! There aren’t crowds at all in the park. We love going in Oct… It is so nice! Magic Kingdom is all done up for Halloween!

P.S…. The do the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween party than.. You purchase tickets for an additional price. I would buy ahead of time. They are available now for purchase. But than you go from 7pm-midnight for the party. The park is only open to the party goers. They have candy spots, EVERYONE is in costume. We love it!!!!! They have a special parade, the only time you see the headless horseman ride! Dance party, all these fun things. It is such a fun time. I highly recommend going if you can! When you buy the tickets, they usually let people in the park about 4:30 or 5ish.. You get your wristband at the gate and have fun! Party starts at 7pm!!!!

 

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