Post # 1
When FI and I first started discussing our honeymoon we listed our dream places. He wanted Hawaii and I wanted Atalntis/Bahamas. Well we both are fairly logical people when it comes with money and seeing as how he is 25 and I’m 24 it would be hard for us to stomach spending lots of money. I’ve been pushing to go to Orlando for awhile now since I LOVE Sea World and I really want to go to Disney. Last night he actually agreed that we could look into a FL honeymoon. Maybe a little Orlando and then a little Miami?
So Bees, where do I start looking into Disney HMs? Can we do it under $2,000? Any tips or suggestions for things you ladies loved?
I’m so excited I feel like a kid at Christmas!
Post # 3
I dont know the prices, but disney does offer packages for honeymoons that are all inclusive. Visit http://www.disneyweddings.go.com/site/hon/start/index.jsp’ defer=’defer for some more info. I love disney and I am sure you would have a blast there!
Post # 4
Yes Yes Yes! Huge Disney-lover; have been every year since I was born basically!!! It can be very affordable depending on the degree of luxury you’re looking for. Pop Century hotel is a "value" resort – best bet for that price level. Caribbean Beach resort or Port Orleans – French Quarter are great for "moderate" resort price level. Obviously the Grand Floridian and Polynesian are more expensive but you can always save on other things if you splurge on hotel. If you go, since you mentioned sea world, look into Discovery Cove for a day…..its awesome! And make sure you mention to the hotel at disney you are honeymooning since special occasions are always always well-celebrated!
Post # 5
Ok, I just have to write something because my FI said something hilarious last night.
So I was telling him how I think that its such a cool idea to go to Disney land on our HM and how much fun I think we would have, and he replied "yeah, we would. A co-worker of mine had his HM in Disney Land" I said "oh thats so cute" he said "yeaaaah, they’re now divorced"
end of convo, ha ha ha it was just quite funny…maybe you had to be there ha ha
Post # 6
I’ve been going to Disney since I was 3, it’s truly an amazing experience and would make for a great honeymoon. My FI and I considered it but wanted to go somewhere we both haven’t been before so we chose Jamaica. Anyway, doing Disney for under $2000 is possible, it just takes careful planning.
My suggestions are purely based on my experiences, so you can take what you will from it. If you want to do Disney, I’d suggest just doing Disney, you can fly into Orlando and take the DisneyExpress (a bus) straight to your hotel, then you can use Disney transportation (it’s basically like a city all on its own) buses, boats, and monorails. You save a ton by not having to rent a car for a week. If you really want to hit up Miami and Disney, I’d try to rent the car only for part of the trip because you don’t need one on Disney property.Invest in the park hopper option, it’s worth it to be able to hit different parks and different times of the day. Guide books are always pretty helpful on knowing what times certain parks are busier than others. Don’t get the food package through Disney, it’s a waste of money, you can save by eating in the hotel food court or cafeteria style at the parks. If you do want to eat a more sit down meal look through your options (again investing in a guide book is a great idea). There are so many wonderful, unique places to eat that you really want to pick the places that look best to you. I think that’s about all for actual planning to go, I hope that helps you some. Have a wonderful honeymoon!
Post # 7
My fiance and I visited Disney last year and had a great time for just about $1,700 for 5 days. We were able to get a great deal on a hotel room about 15 minutes from the park, and saved ourselves close to $75 per night. We rented a car for 5 days from Budget (Airport location) which cost us about $200. We did go with the park-hopper option, and had so much fun being able to go wherever, whenever. We did try to bring snacks, and the buffet lunch/dinner were a great help. If you can stay at a hotel where breakfast is included, it will save you 5 – 20 dollars per day!
Post # 8
Go on a Disney cruise! I saw this on the Travel Channel and it looks so fun! They have lots of areas that are "adults only", including a pool area, so you won’t have to deal with the screaming kids. And the cruise goes to the Bahamas!
Post # 9
I just booked a trip to Disney for our 1 year anniversary and they are running a promtion on Southwest Vacations and on the Disney site that includes the meal plan for free. We went with Southwest because they also offered a $100 off and the tickets were the park hopper ones. It was $2300 which included airfare, hotel, park hopper passes, Disney meal plan, and RT airport transfer. We choose the Wilderness Lodge which is I think one of the mid range resorts, so I think the "value" resorts would fall under $2000.
Post # 10
I used to work at Disney and we did a family honeymoon in Disney earlier this year- my fiance has a 7 year old son so we wanted to do something with him in addition to our own honeymoon. Let me know what time of year you plan on honeymooning in Disney and I can let you know what deals they have at that time. I think you will ahve a great time!
Post # 11
Buttercup is right – those "moderate" hotels are GREAT! I loved staying in them. But also – its worth checking the big guys (floridian, contemporary etc) and asking about any deals they can offer you. It doesn’t always help, but oftentimes with Disney, if you CALL and talk to them, they can put together some good deals. And when you go – make sure to stop by guest relations and get your "Just Married" buttons! You get lots of well wishes and sometimes you get better seating or moved to the front of hte line. Woohoo for front seats on Pirates! 🙂