Disney World Honeymoon?

posted 2 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Is a Disney Honeymoon worth the price?
    Yes : (36 votes)
    77 %
    No : (11 votes)
    23 %
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  • Post # 2
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    MrsMeowton:  Never been on a Disney honeymoon but if you live within driving distance and it costs so much (the price is nauseating, I know) why not stay at a non-Disney hotel and visit a different park each day? 

    Post # 3
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    458 posts
    Helper bee

    Some friends of mine went on a Disney World honeymoon and they LOVED it.  I think they went for 4 or 5 nights, and they stayed in one of the park-owned hotels (for the life of me I can’t remember which one!).  I know that they bought a meal plan and said it was definitely worth it and easier to keep track of, and I know that their hotel had a monorail and it made it a lot easier.  They also loved being able to always have something to do; see a parade, ride some rides, watch fireworks, or just walk around and enjoy each other’s company 🙂

    Post # 4
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    696 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    MrsMeowton:  Ive been to Disney World 3 times. We live in the northeast so we have to fly. To cut down on costs I would stay off-site since you have a car. There are plenty of hotels right near Downtown Disney. Personally the meal plans are a big waste of money, you only have certain choices and you have to get a drink a meal and a dessert. Its alot of food. 

    Went for a week each time, you need a week to really do all disney world has to offer.

    Oh and if you stay off-site grab a hotel that offers free breakfast!

    If you have your heart set on staying on-site, they seem to have deals around your time frame. We’ve stayed at Art of Anaimation and Port Orleans-riverside.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2006

    We had our honeymoon in Disney and loved it!! If you want a cruise, did you check Disney Cruises for their 3 night cruises?? 

    Post # 6
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    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    We went for the first time (been to disneyland ca a million times) for our honeymoon in june/july and had a great time!

     

    • Where did you stay? To save money, we stayed at the value resort all stars music. we didn’t spend much time in the room since we wanted to see all the parks so it worked out great.
    • How long? we flew from CA, stayed 8 days
    • Did you buy a meal plan? Worth it? Not, it wasn’t worth it for us. we didn’t do many sit down meals (not huge foodies here), so we just brought spending money for food. DH loved getting sandwiches from earl of sandwich and bringing them to the park for lunches.
    • Did you stay at a resort with a monorail? Worth it? nope. the price was way way out of our budget. bus rides were 20 minutes max. no need for the monorail for us. longest line we waited in all trip was 25 minutes. we had an amazing time

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    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I don’t know that it would be worth your money to stay in Florida and still end up paying more than you initially wanted to pay. If I were you, I would want to experience something different, but that’s just me. 

    I’ve been to Disney several times (I also live in Florida). I agree with PPs that you may want to look into non-Disney hotels to save a bit of money. I’ve stayed at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and it’s beautiful. They have an amazing pool/waterfall thing and kayaking on the pond in the back. They have a Disney shuttle. 

    Post # 9
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    Busy Beekeeper

    We didn’t do a disney world HM but we were recently there. We bought our tickets through undercover tourist and we got an extra day for free (four days for the price of three). We also got the park hopper option which came in handy because the weather was crap half the time so we were able to catch the fireworks etc at each park.

    We stayed off park in a villa. It cost $33 a night per person ( group of 5) for a 5 bedroom house with private pool in a gated community with a waterpark. It was one of the pricer villa complex so there is definately some super great deals out there. We had to hire a car but even with the extra insurance due to being from overseas it was well worth it.

    My husband and I took packed lunches everyday since vegetarian food is limited and pretty crap in the parks. But compared to our friends we had better lunches for the third of the price. We were also able to have breakfast at the villa which saved time and money.

    You can definitely make it affordable if you want to. 

    By the way we went and checked out rooms at 6 of the disney hotels for a friend who is thinking of having her wedding there. Honestly they are not worth the money. 

    Post # 10
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    7397 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    MrsMeowton:  I think the parking has gone up. It cost us $17 per day three weeks ago.

    Post # 11
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    2106 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Stay off site but find a hotel that does offer the shuttle, that way you don’t have to worry about parking! Just make sure you really plan everything out, I used to be a vacation planner for Universal and people wasted money alot when they didn’t plant ahead because more often than not buying online and ahead of time tends to offer more discounts. Just have fun though Disney is a pretty magical place even for us native Floridians! I just had to post this photo as well because I saw it on pinterest and it makes me want to have a Disney Honeymoon 😀

     

    Post # 12
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2017

    MrsMeowton:  Well, I went to Disney World  for my honeymoon with my late husband. We stayed at the Golf Resort (now the Shades of Green) and had a wonderful time. We walked to the Polynesian and took the Monorail. They didn’t have the dining plans then, but I think it depends if you like the plan offerings. When the plans first came out , you received 2 snckes, 1 quick service lunch meal, and 1 table service meal…for $37 and tip, desert, and appetizer were included. The offerings are much more expensive now, you have to choose between appetizer or desert,  and tip is not included. I usually stay at the Contemporary, Beach Club, or the Polynesian. If you like Epcot, the Beach Club can’t be beat, but if you like the Magic Kingdom  best then you’ll want to stay at a monorail hotel. My fiance, has worked on and off for Disney for 30 years suggests that if you like nature and want a lot of  privacy that the cabins at Fort Wilderness are great. The only thing with the monorailsarethat they have been packing tghem like sardines lately. PM me if you have any quesations..I can ask my fiance or our friend who has also worked for Disney for a very long time.

    Post # 13
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    1531 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    We went to Disneyland and had the best time!!! We were treated like royalty and were given free desserts and moved to the front of the line=) Definitely gets shirts and ears and wear them proud! Have a blast =)!

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