(Closed) DISNEY honeymooners, brides, and experts!! Please help!!

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
  • poll: Disneymoon hotels - where would you stay??
    The Four Seasons - you can't beat the luxury and romance!! : (3 votes)
    21 %
    The Polynesian - great theming, and new renovations underway! : (3 votes)
    21 %
    The Animal Kingdom Lodge - no honeymoon is complete without a giraffe-in-the-background selfie! : (7 votes)
    50 %
    other - explaining below! : (1 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I’m a bit biased to Animal Kingdom. Sitting on the balcony at night, glass of wine in hand and watching gazelles was pretty freakin cool. So peaceful. The pool was nice, not many kids running around. But, then it was January. Jiko was an amazing dinner. 

    Not sure about breakfast, we ate a few but nothing really was memerable. 

    Post # 3
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    1145 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    cantwaittobeemarried:  How exciting! We’re going for our honeymoon in early March, not long to go now!

    We’re staying at the Contemporary because it’s only a 10 minute walk to Magic Kingdom, and it’s been a dream of mine since I went to WDW as a child to stay at the A frame building with the monorail.

    We looked into the Polynesian but it was much more expensive than the Contemporary.

    A lot of people suggest staying on property for many other reasons besides the EMH, especially on your honeymoon… the theming, the short distance to the parrks… and you don’t need EMH to enjoy the park at night.

    No pictures from me, but I can certainly post some in March. 

    I can’t tell you how obsessed I am with all things Disney right now!

     

     

    Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2016

    cantwaittobeemarried:  Oh, just seen your breakfast question. Here is what I have from my expensive research:

    Be our Guest – we have reservations for breakfast because it’s so hard to get dinner ones. Our reservations are at 8AM on a day when the park opens at 9AM, so looking forward to seeing an empty park!

    Chef Mickey – it will be loud and full of kids, but then there’s Mickey and his friends to take pictures with! Plus it’s in the Contemporary, where we’re staying, so we have to try it.

    Captain Cook (Polynesian)- because a million people say that the Tonga Toast is the absolute best thing they ever ate, and I don’t want to miss it.

    Starring Rolls (Hollywood Studios) – we’re having one of their famous butterfinger cupcakes for breakfast

     

    Post # 5
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    876 posts
    Busy bee

    cantwaittobeemarried:  I am strongly in favor of the Tusker House in Animal Kingdom for breakfast. It’s a character breakfast like Chef Mickey or Cinderella’s Castle, but I find that a lot less kids are there because while they serve things like Mickey Waffles and Omlettes, they also have African inspired dishes.

    On sunny Florida days the buffet area is beautiful with scarves hanging from the ceiling. Try for an 8am reservation on a non Early Magic Hours day to get access to great people-free pictures in front of the Tree of Life — and while you may be sick of wildlife at that point if you stay at The Animal Kingdom Lodge, it means you can get first on the Safari ride while the animals are still up and about. 

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    cantwaittobeemarried:  We ae leaving for our Disney World honeymoon in 15 days!! we are staying on Disney property at Port Orleans French Quarter resort although the Animal Kingdom resort sounds really awesome. Last time we went to Disney it was during Christmas and we had a miserable time with how busy it was. Fiance has been to Disney so many times, but this will be my 2nd time going and he really wants me to have the Disney Experience. From what he’s told me, staying on Disney property making transportation between resort and parks so much easier. Our resort also has a ferry that will take us to Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Diseny). We just recieved our MagicBands a few days ago and we did the Dining Plan. I’ve read many people didn’t think it was worth it, but we felt that this allowed us to order the $40 meal option as opposed to the $20 meal option if we wanted and not worry about costs. 

    We have just about every dining reservation picked out, but we plan to do breakfast at the resort before we leave. We have 1 Breakfast reservation, but I can’t remember which part it is at.

    I hope I remember to post back and let you know how it was!

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    Stay on site for sure. I didn’t realise how huge WDW was until we got there and staying on site was one of the best decisions we made. I also vote for Animal Kingdom Lodge. We only visited for Boma, but it is an amazing looking hotel. Just wow. They did an amazing job on the theming!

    I can’t remember exactly, but I think AK has dedicated buses that go to/from resorts and make no stops in between. That makes things faster as the buses, while convenient, can take a while to get you from your resort to the parks.

    My best piece of advice is to download the Disney World app! You can book fast passes, see your photos (awesome if you have a photo pass!), see wait times, book/change dining reservations/etc. It’s awesome AND the parks have free wifi 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    “We like the idea of….paying more for luxury details.” I don’t know exactly how much you are willingly to pay or what your overall budget is. But if money for the most part is a non-issue, have you thought about the Swan and Dolphin? They aren’t Disney owned hotels but they are still on the Disney property…like right next to epcot/the boardwalk/downtown disney. And you take a boat to these places. 

    I think the Swan and Dolphin are usedmostly for conferences so there wouldn’t be too many kids, no cheesy theme-ing, the hotel is BEAUTIFUL (I haven’t stayed there but I wandered inside and on the grounds on my last trip). It’s definitely a bit pricey though. 

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