Who else is going to Disney World?

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
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Busy bee

Ahh so exciting!! I’m going for a few days before we leave to punta cana. I’m super excited. I’m a Disney freak but I always go to Disneyland and I have never been to disneyworld  I’m assuming some of my Disneyland experience will help me out but it’s so big. I can’t wait to get my just married pin! 

@stephiepthebee:  how long are you staying? 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

WE ARE!!! We are we are we are!!!!

(wayyyyy too excited…)

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

DH and I are going there for the week at Thanksgiving. CANNOT WAIT!! We’ve never been before, and I’m a huge disney nerd.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee

@stephiepthebee:  Ohhh you guys are going to have a fabulous time!  Can I ask where you’re staying?  Have you booked yet?  If you haven’t booked, and you have the funds, I’d absolutely recommend staying at one of the deluxe Epcot resorts (Beach Club, Yacht Club, Boardwalk).  The location is fabulous for adults, couples, and those traveling child-free.  Personally I stayed at the Yacht Club and thought that it had a romantic and grown-up feel to it.  Plus you get easy walkable access to all the food (and alcohol) in the World Showcase at Epcot, as well as the bars at the Boardwalk.  Absolutely hit up Jellyrolls (it’s a dueling piano bar).  FI and I had the BEST time there.

Also recommended is Monsieur Paul (signature dining in Epcot in “France”).  Easily the most romantic and adult dining atmosphere, besides, I’m assuming Victoria & Alberts, which is too expensive for me to have ever visited, lol.  We’ve also done the Hoop de Doo at Fort Wilderness more than once as an adult and have loved it every time.  Unlimited beer/wine/sangria, fried chicken, mashed potatoes, ribs, etc and a fun, silly show.  If you do it and can time your departure from the Fort Wilderness around the Magic Kingdom fireworks, definitely leave by boat.  You’ll be treated to a great view of the fireworks, and the Wishes music is played over the boat speakers.

Remember to make your dining reservations WELL in advance.  If you’re staying on Disney property you can make your reservations 6 months ahead of time.  Definitely do that, or the restuarants will book up fast.  If you can get a spot at Be Our Guest for dinner, I’d definitely do that.  The place is a sight to be seen!  If you can wait, try a late dinner reservation – the place empties out and it gets a lot quieter and less chaotic, what with the lack of kiddies and all.

Have fun!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

@stephiepthebee:  Oh, and one more thing!  Once you’ve seen the Wishes Fireworks once and Epcot Illuminations once, use that period of time to check out some rides.  There will be zero lines for anything while everyone else is watching the show 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

@stephiepthebee:  Yes I’m worried, but I’ll take the time I can get! I guess we are just going to have to be super prioritized…It will probably break my heart if it’s so crowded that I miss a ton of stuff.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

We just had our honeymoon this month at WDW! We had all of our reservations for dinner done. If you get a chance to eat at Rose and Crown, get a 7:00 reservation and ask for a water seat. Take your time, and you’ll have the best seats in the park for the 9:00 Illuminations show at Epcot. 

Skip Biergarten. We had a 7:00 reservation and still didn’t get a table until almost 8. The food (I don’t think) made it worth it. DH loved it because he got a german sized Oktoberfest which he loved.

I would book some dinners early just so you have time to get to see Fantasmic and, if you want, the Cirque du Soleil show at Downtown Disney.The Balloon “ride” at Downtown Disney was awesome also, and it was only like $16 per person. 

If you do not have reservations for Be Our Guest, you could go for a quick service lunch, and it opens up at 10:30. I’d get there at 10:30 because we got there at 11:30 and waited for over an hour. I don’t know if it’s worth the hour wait, but it was definitely a must see for me.

If you have an extra day, Universal Studios was awesome. Especially if you’re a Harry Potter fan. If you guys like roller coasters, it’s definitely worth a visit.

DH and I stayed for 7 days also. We did Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios during day 1, Epcot day 2, Magic Kingdom days 3 and 4 (fast passed Space Mountain both days), Universal Studios (seperate tickets…you will need to rent a car) day 5, Shopping for souveniers day 6, went home day 7. We were at Epcot every single night because that’s where our dinner plans were. We ate at Tutto Italia (so good!), Biergarten (eh), Rose and Crown (best fish & chips DH ever had…he also had a beer sampler thing which he loved), Coral Reef (eh), San Angel Inn (great food, eh service), and Boma (a must try…the corn chowder was to die for. I even got the recipe from the waitress!)

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

@stephiepthebee:  Perfect!!  That’s a great option, because it gives you the flexibility to drive/park wherever you want very easily without depending on Disney transportation (which can be time-consuming and is why we paid the extra for the location of Yacht Club).   You can just drive directly to any resort/restaurant you might want to visit, whereas Disney’s transportation options often mean waiting and transfers.

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Commenting to follow! We’re honeymooning in  Disney this September and are meeting with a travel agent to book in the next week or so! 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@stephiepthebee:  We went this past December- the best advice I can give is make your dining reservations as early as you can!  Generally you can make it 6 months (180 days) ahead of time, but if you are staying at a resort hotel, you can call an extra 10 days prior to the 180 day mark to make reservations.  You have to call- you can’t do it online.  But it does make a difference!  Seriously, we got up at 4am (phones open at 7am, we’re on the west coast) 180 days before we wanted a Be OUr Guest reservation, and they were already full because of the extra 10 day rule.  

Be Our Guest does open at 10:30, but when we were there we saw a long line as early as 10am.  Hopefully by the time you go it won’t be as crazy busy.  

Our favorite restaurants were Citricos in the Grand Floridian and Artist’s Point in the Wilderness Lodge.  Citricos was a bit fancier, but both were really great food and service.  California Grill had the best ambiance (the view is INCREDIBLE!) but while the food was good, it was the saltiest meal we had.  However, their wine list is amazing.  

We went to Jiko, and we weren’t super impressed.  It was good, but not the greatest.  Are you doing a dining plan?  I’d definitely recommend it- you really do save money if you go to the nicer restaurants.  The only problem for us is that we always had too much food- you get an appetizer, entree, and dessert and we could never make it to dessert!  Which was always sad, because dessert is the best part. 🙂

We stayed at Port Orleans- French Quarter. It’s a moderate resort, but since we were going to Mexico after we decided to splurge on our room there and not at WDW- we weren’t in the room much anyway.  Port Orleans was nice, but definitely a lot of kids.  It suited our needs though, but next time I’d probably try and choose something with a bit more transportation options.  We could only take buses to the parks.  

Overall, it was a great trip.  Lots of fun!  I’m sure your honeymoon will be amazing!  Feel free to PM if you have any other questions.  

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