(Closed) Disney World – give me your views

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 16
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Worker bee

Italy!!! I’m biased though. I don’t understand the infatuation with Disney. I love Disney movies but it’s not on my bucket list of places to visit. There is more to Italy than Rome so maybe try a different city? I know nothing of Italy other than I would love to visit at some point.

Post # 17
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Worker bee

I would pick Disney World. There is so much more to do than standing in lines all day.

There is plenty of quiet and romance to be found if you look for it. I recommend making dinner reservations at several different resorts and exploring the grounds while you’re there. You can get to many of them from the parks by boat which is a nice experience in itself. 

Each resort is beautiful and unique. Relax in a rocker at the Yacht and Beach Club or take a carriage ride through Port Orleans. Enjoy a glass of red wine by the fire at the gorgeous Animal Kingdom Lodge or watch fireworks on the roof of the Contemporary after having dinner at the California Grill. 

By the way, if you look up articles on the best places to visit before you have kids, Disney World is usually included.

Post # 18
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Sugar bee

writersblock:  how is this even a question?!?!? GO TO ITALY. i can’t believe you would even consider going to Disney for a honeymoon…so weird.

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

We did Disney World for our honeymoon and had such a great time! But we are both Disney and theme park people. I say choose which you think you’d love more. Or like another suggest, visit the Disney park in Paris! I heard it is amazing there. 

Post # 20
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We are doing a Disneymoon! I have waned to disneymoon since I was 8 and Fiance has never been. We are very excited. We are big “vacation doers” instead of “vacation relaxers” though if that makes sense. I prefer to be doing things than sittinf on a beach personally. We plan to spend at least one day just lounging at the pool though. I think it depends on your vision for your honeymoon

Post # 21
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Buzzing Beekeeper

On a scale of 0 to “everything I own has the face of a Disney character on it,” how much of a Disneyhead are you? 

I’m negative on that scale and I adore Italy (most parts at least!), so it’d be a no brainer for me. But I have friends that are super obsessed with Disney, so I get that Disneyworld’s a mecca for some people.

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Disney is our honeymoon, but I would still choose Italy if I were in your shoes. Doing the parks can be EXHAUSTING, especially if you’ve never been to Disney World (Florida) – the parks are huge, and if you want to see all 4 plus Disney Springs and/or a water park, it’s just a lot to manage. If you had been to WDW before, I might change my opinion, but also I think finances play a part… you’d be saving on flights, and time/jet lag. And of course, your money won’t go as far (seems like you’d be able to spend longer in Italy vs a shorter trip to Disney). 
As others have mentioned, it can be a busy busy vacation, so if you’re looking for a more slow-going, relaxing honeymoon, I think you’d be able to do that more easily in Italy. 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

ilovesophia:  what’s with the snark? Obviously it’s a considerable option for her and her Fiance if they’ve given it this much thought. Tons of people choose to go to a Disney park for part or all of their honeymoon. It’s not weird just because it isn’t your first choice 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

Unless you are a really big Disney fan, or are going with children, no, I don’t think it’s worth it. I think it’s kind of insane how much Americans will spend going to Disney World over and over again, when they could go to Europe instead and have a really nice vacation that expands their horizons.

It’s a matter of personal taste, though! Of course, there are plenty of people for whom a Disney honeymoon is their dream honeymoon. You just need to decide if that’s you.

Post # 25
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Bumble bee

I would never go to Disney for a honeymoon. That’s something you can do at any other point in life. 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

mrshmc1204:  And you can’t go to any other location in the world at any point in life? Plenty of people take their kids to island resorts, Europe, etc. for vacations… 

Post # 27
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

writersblock:  When is your wedding? It doesn’t say under your username.  If it’s now, or soon, then do not.  Cuz I gotta tell you, comin from the UK, y’all NOT gonna like Florida weather in the summer.  Do not do not do not. 

Also, kids are out of school until end of August (you already definitely don’t want to come in August due to above-mentioned weather issue) so consider that too.

Post # 28
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Bumble Beekeeper

Disney is portrayed as fun in the media, but in real life, it’s overhyped. It’s way overpriced, and you spend a lot of time waiting in lines, transporting yourself, etc. It’s definitely not my idea of a romantic, relaxing honeymoon. 

Post # 29
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

writersblock:  personally I find Orlando to be one of the most unimpressive major American cities and cannot imagine a more un-honeymoon-esqe destinations as Disney world. It’s loud, crowded, crawling with unruly kids (and unruly adults), tiresome (hours upon hours on your feet and walking) and just all around not how I’d want to spend my first trip with my new husband.

I may be biased because I haaate crowds and not having personal space and particular comfort levels, but I can’t even take more than say a day or 2 in a row of that sort of environment. Right after all of the whirlwind of a wedding? I’d have even less patience for it.

I didn’t catch what time of year you are going – but if it’s summer add sweltering heat and humidity and sweaty people/double the kids to all of that.

As someone who just got back from 3 weeks travelling around italy (we visited 8 different cities/locations, all of which were amazing for different reasons) I honestly don’t even put the two in the same ballpark. Italy as like a cultural experience that brought lifelong treasured, unique memories with plenty if relaxation AND excitement….whereas Disney, while it has its fun moments, to me is just another theme park.

I definitely can’t fathom spending 7+ days in Orlando and I’ll honestly never understand WDW’so appeal for anything wedding or honeymoon related.

Post # 30
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Buzzing Beekeeper

writersblock:  I think it comes down to how you view travel and a honeymoon. To me I would rather a week at Disneyworld over a week at a bland all-inclusive in Mexico/other AI mecca. It is all about likes and different perspectives.

If you view your honeymoon as an intimate romantic getaway where you don’t do much well then yes disney won’t be for you. If you view it as your one and only chance to go on an expensive longhaul trip to somewhere you have always wanted to (as opposed to a short and cheaper trip to Italy) then disney might be for you. But that said I woukd delay until off season- we went in late September and had low crowds and cheaper accommodation prices.

See I wouldn’t go to Thailand or Bali for my honeymoon because well I can do that cheaply and easily anytime I want to. Instead we did 8 weeks in the US which included everything from theme parks to hiking and camping. 

I would choose the less obtainable in the long run holiday. It gets much harder to afford long haul once you start adding kids on top of your mortgage.

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