Post # 31
writersblock: depends? How obsessed with Disney are you both? I’m on honeymoon at the mo and as part of our trip we spent a day at Magic Mountain in California. In that heat (36oC) and in the heat of Florida (very humid) I don’t think I’d want more than one day of theme park queues. If you’re trying to relax that is!
One thing I hadn’t factored for after our wedding was how ridiculously tired we both were. It really knocks you for 6. We went from the UK, back 8 hours to California, then back another 3 to Hawaii and then forward 3 to Vegas tomorrow! In hindsight, pretty crazy for a honeymoon but depends what you want from it? Italy sounds like it’d be more relaxing where as Disney more fast paced?
Post # 32
- Wedding: November 2014 - Nazareth Hall
writersblock: We did a cruise and then 4 days at Disney World for our honeymoon and LOVED it. But someone else mentioned it’s exhausting (and I wholeheartedly agree) so make sure you take a day to spend at the resort pool and spa, you won’t regret it.
That being said, Italy for 2-3 weeks would be incredible and it’s on my list of places I need to visit. Being that you’re from the UK, that trip is probably more do-able for you (whereas I’m in the states and Europe just wasn’t in the cards for a honeymoon). SO I would pick the “once in a lifetime trip” for your honeymoon. Will you ever go to disney world if you didn’t do it now? What is the draw there? Have you been to Italy in the past? Etc. Ask those questions and get your answer that way 🙂
Post # 33
i honeymooned in Italy, it was amazing. i’m waiting for disney until i have kids old enough to appreciate it. the last time i was there, i was in high school.
Post # 34
writersblock: Since you asked….Italy all the way!
Post # 35
Is this a real question? Italy vs. effing Disneyworld? For a honeymoon? Disney will be ridiculously hot and humid, crowded as hell, and expensive since Disney needs to keep its profit margins up. And it’s sort of for kids. Italy is by far a better choice in every regard. I’ve been both places.
Just my 2 cents.
Post # 36
Italy! Disney is fine but a week there would be entirely too much IMO.
Post # 38
I would pick the place that you are less likely to go on future trips. If you can go to Italy regularly and can only pay for Disney once, I would do Disney. If you also cant make the trip to Italy semi-regularly then I would do Italy over Disney. We had our honeymoon in Disney and it was amazing. That being said, I pretty much grew up there and it has a lot of sentimental value. You can make a Disney vacation as relaxing or as action packed as you want and there is a TON to do for adults. Drinking around the world and doing the resort bar crawls were some of our favorite activities…and exploring the resorts is free! You just have to plan Disney or you won’t have much fun.
Post # 39
I have been to Disneyland, Disney World and Italy. There are adults who absolutely LOVE Disney, some are my very good friends. The majority of my Disney loving friends grew up near one of the parks and/or went there all the time as a kid. I am not one of them. (No offense to the Disney lovers) It is extremely expensive and overpriced, full of kids and depending when you go, hotter than Hell. I would call it many things, relaxing and romantic are not in the mix. If you want to spend your honeymoon at a theme park, are into going on rides and dont mind standing in line, then go for it. You can spend some time at one of the ‘Disney resorts’ they have there, but if that is what you are looking to do, you can go to a real resort like in Mexico or Tahiti, where you have beautiful sand beaches And you aren’t competing with a million people to get a 16 dollar slice of crappy pizza.
No contest, I would pick Italy and have a romantic adventure, drink great wine, eat great food and save a bunch of money. Go to Disney when you have kids!
Post # 40
Some people love Disney World, I am not one of them. I went there for the first time a couple years ago and spent the day at Magic Kingdom. I realize there are other parks to explore as well. I was underwhelmed by the atmosphere and entertainment. I think as a child it would seem magical but as an adult it just didn’t hit the mark with me. For a honeymoon I’d much rather travel the world and spend time at an adult resort. But that is just me.
ETA: If you want to see a castle go to Europe where they have real castles!
Post # 41
Disney doesn’t have to be as exhausting as everyone is making it out to be. I do the parks in the morning and after lunch when it starts getting crowded and hot I go back to the hotel to relax by the pool. Then I get ready for a nice dinner. I return to the parks at night for the fireworks.
I went to Europe for my honeymoon and that was tiring to me. It’s a personal preference. Neither of the OP’s choices are relax by the beach kind of vacations but it doesn’t sound like she is looking for that.
Pick the place that you feel the most excited about. You are going to have a great time either way.
Post # 42
I love Disneyworld, I always have a great time when I go but I don’t think it makes for a great honeymoon destination. I would choose Italy.
Post # 43
I love Disneyworld (it’s fun) but I don’t think it’s the best honeymoon spot. Go to Italy! Unless you decide to hit up Disney for a few days before going further south to somehwere in the caribbean or somewhere else in the US and then that sounds okay to me. If Italy is easier for you to travel to regularly I don’t see a problem coming to the US but I’d do more than just Disney. Also, you don’t want to go from May-September it is HOT and HUMID AF in Florida. Best time IMO is February or maybe October.
Post # 44
Some amazing responses here, thanks guys! The suggestion of adding a couple of days at Eurodisney is a great one, and we are seriously considering that, then going on to Venice.
Anyway, to answer some of the points that came up:
We want a blow out honeymoon. So in that sense it will be once in a lifetime. We are far less likely to go to DisneyWorld another time (though we might) simply because of the expense. We aren’t having children, for the record.
Neither of us are HUGE Disney fans, but we are both into letting go and having fun. I enjoyed EuroDisney back when I was 16. We both like being silly, acting like little kids, and just having a really good time. My SO was the one more interested in going to WDW intially, and his words were “it would be amazing to just have pure fun together without any stress or worry”. I get where he’s coming from.
Italy would be easier for us on another holiday. Not as a tour, like this would be, but to go to an individual place for a week, for example. We did Rome and adored it. I like researching and planning, so getting everything sorted and booked, and reading up on everything was right up my street. So I’d really enjoy planning an Italian tour. There’s definitely likely to be more romance in Italy.
cmarie13: very astute! We aren’t the kind of people to lie on a beach. We like to explore, and do things. Sure, we’d find moments of calm and relaxation, but we’d never go on a resort holiday that consisted of sitting around sunning.
Post # 45
j9marie: I’m in England – we fall over castles. 😉