Post # 1
So I convinced my FI on doing Disney World for our mini-moon! I’m so excited since he’s never been, and I was there when I was much younger. I need suggestions on where to stay. My top two choices are Polynesian and Beach Club. I know that we want to go to Epcot, but Poly seems to have more of that HM feel. Also, what are your thoughts on dining plan!? Plus vs. Deluxe? We prefer table service for dinners, and quick service for lunches, but not sure of the value if we did Deluxe…seems like a lot of food! Sorry for this being so long! TIA! 🙂
Post # 3
The Polynesian is beautiful! I stayed there, its so cute too. They have a great pool, there’s also a lil manmade beach, and you can rent paddle boats and jetsky’s from right there. Also, the transportation was so easy, the buses came by all the time and you’re not far from anything you want to visit. I don’t know anything about the beach club but it looked nice too. Honestly, as long as you’re staying on Disney property, you’ll have a great stay, I love Disney!
Post # 4
Hi! I’m so happy you are going to Disney for a minimoon! I really love it there and will actually be there in May.
The Polynesian is great. Easy access through monorail to Epcot and MK. I haven’t stayed there but my guy has and he really loves it. We stayed in the Beach Club and I have to say that’s one of my favorites. It’s right on Disney’s Boardwalk which has shops and restaurants plus there is a walk way to Epcot and to Hollywood Studios. You can also take a boat to either of those parks. Sidenote, the Beach Club is beautiful. Any of the deluxe resorts will certainly give off the HM vibe. It’s incredibly romantic!
How long are you going for? I went last November for a few days and we did the Magic Your Way Plus Dining which was a snack, a table service, and quick lunch per day that we stayed and it worked out perfectly for 2 people. We always felt full, and we basically ended up paying extra if we went to a new restaurant and wanted to try some additional things or had a drink.
If you want to talk about anything else, feel free to send a message. I could talk about vacationing in Disney forever!! Happy planning!
Post # 5
Oh my gosh!! Awesome! I’m actually in the middle of convincing FI that since on our HM we have a layover in Miami, we should make it an extended layover and hit Disney and the new Harry Potter theme park at Universal 🙂 I’ll do anything to get to Disney, it’s shameful!!!
As far as hotels go, I haven’t stayed at any of the high end hotels so I’m no help there, sorry. BUT I have to say, I’ve never bought one of their meal plans. There is SO much food at every park and chances are you’ll want to grab something quick for breakfast and lunch, but dinner we always sort of go back and forth. You’ll be in the middle of the park and still excited to see fireworks, etc. Half the time we grab something quick (always mexican and churros in Epcot at the Mexico pavillion for watching fireworks!) or sometimes we’d have a sit down meal. Depends on how exhausted you are and how sick you are of the “quick” food which is definitely not exactly healthy. Epcot though has an AMAZING cafeteria style restaurant which was the only healthy food we found, it’s in the back of the Land Pavilion (I think it’s the Sunshine Season Food Fair). Seriously, next time we go it would almost be worth it to trek back there every day for lunch. Plus they grow a lot of the food there, it’s amazing! Oh and there’s a really cool 50’s drive in type dinner in MGM that’s really fun for dinner, it’s super cheesey but I love it 🙂
Have a great time!!!!
Post # 6
Thanks so much for the advice ladies! We plan on going October 25-29, during the Food and Wine Festival at Epcot! We’re both HUGE foodies, so we plan on doing lots of eating! FI isn’t into theme parks, but that’s ok! I hear there are spas, a Cirque du Soleil show, so I’m sure we’ll find something to do! I’m really excited!
Post # 7
We’re going to Disney for our honeymoon too, I know you’ll have a great time! I had my college internship in Disney World, so I lived on Disney property & worked at all 4 parks over the course of a year. If you have any more specific questions feel free to PM me. Ok, if you’re narrowing it between the Polynesian & Beach club, I’m going to agree with the other Bees & vote for the Polynesian (it’s definitely great for all the reasons they’ve listed above and there is a restaurant where you can watch the Magic Kingdom fire works while you’re having dinner!), but the Beach Club is also great because you can walk to the back entrance of EPCOT from that resort & there are lots of hot tubs along their pool, but keep in mind that you can visit any of the resorts & use their pool areas while you’re there no matter where you’re staying on Disney property! Now as for the dinning packages, honestly I don’t think they are worth it. You don’t really get your money’s worth as a couple because they are really designed around the eating habits of a 4 person family (as is pretty much everything in Disney). Personally, I feel that the dinning plans are too restrictive & that I save more money just choosing where I want to eat every day. You may want to check out this website for great tips on Disney and they give you discount codes before they’re available to the general public: http://www.mousesavers.com/