Post # 61
writersblock: I think it really depends on the type of honeymoon you’d like. With Italy, you can relax and do things casually. While you don’t need to plan out everything for Disney, things go a lot more smoothly if you do plan. Also, it gets exhausting from all of the walking and the heat. That being said, Darling Husband and I went on a Disneymoon 4 months ago and it was totally worth it for us. I obsessively planned beforehand, and made sure we pre-booked the restaurants we wanted. We both love everything Disney-related, so it was a perfect fit for us. We also stayed at Port Orleans Riverside, and found it to be nice and not overrun with kids. If you go, I recommend eating at Epcot France. It was hands down the most romantic dinner we experienced the whole vacation.
Post # 62
- Wedding: September 2017 - The Meadows
I’d say if you had the option, do Italy. Me and Fiance are Disney fanatics, got engaged there, but we’re only doing a day in Disney right before a honeymoon cruise. I probably could do without it, but because we got engaged there, I wanted to go again with the ears and just married feeling. But I don’t recommend it for a honeymoon. It requires so much planning, and it can be overwhelming planning it all with a wedding. I’d say do Italy, and try to do Disney in a year or two. Make that the next thing to plan after the wedding. That way you get both.
Post # 63
foranotherworld: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention this part in my reply! To keep our sanity, we took a 2-3 hour break every day when it was hottest and went back to the hotel for a nap/swimming.
Post # 64
Wow. I didn’t get any further notifications and so didn’t realise people were still replying! Thanks everyone. Some great perspectives here and I really appreciate them all.
TwinkleBoss: I loved your post and that’s exactly how we imagine Dianey to be too. I am hearing so many amazing things about POR that I’m tempted to save our money and just stay there Instead of one of the deluxe resorts.
FutureWifey2016: congratulations! I’m so pleased you’re having such a great time. You’re a good endorsement!
MarmotaLinda: thank you! great to hear from another UK new who had the same idea. I love Rome so much and id happily spend a xouple of weeks there again. But it’s easy to get there and we could do it every year if we wanted to. Disney is nowhere near the same, financially, when it Is going to cost us around a grand in travel. I suspect many of those saying they would choose Italy see it as the long haul that Disney is for us. Really hard to make a decision on this because I don’t think there’s really a wrong answer.
Post # 65
cairparavel: I’m an obsessive planner. When we did Rome I spent months researching, booking, co-ordinating. We did it ourselves, not as a package holiday. And we like to be busy on holiday (with some relaxation thrown in) so either works for me, really! I’d be in my element planning Disney out! Thanks for the tip on resting too – that’s what we’d do: hit the parks early and theN chill at our hotel in the afternoon theN back out for dinner and the evening. 🙂
Post # 66
so, I’ve done the romantic Disney trip as an adult (with an ex) and it was a BLAST. I really really loved it.
Disney has stellar resorts, incredible food, and depending on the time of year you go is mercifully empty so you can really enjoy yourself. They also cater to honeymooners and will give you incredible treatment.
You are going to a theme park. little kids, sticky fingers, lines… it’s fun and I think it’s a great trip but I don’t know if I would 100% suggest it for a honeymoon. It can be quite romantic though (I would suggest staying at Animal Kingdom Lodge if you do this btw)
I would pick Italy over Disney, but I live in Canada. I can get to Disney quickly and for next to nothing… being from the UK, you can spend a long weekend in Rome basically whenever you want whereas I have to drop several grand and fly 7 hours to get there.
lots to think about, but you will have a beautiful honey moon wherever you go 🙂
Post # 67
writersblock: I also haven’t been to Disneyworld but have been to Disneyland. While Disneyland is SUPER fun, it would be pretty much my last choice for a honeymoon. I understand that Disneyworld is differnt, but I would still put it far down the list of ideal honeymoon locations, especially given the signifigant travel. I don’t think that a location full of kids and line ups is best for a honeymoon, personally.
Italy all the way!
Post # 68
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
I am probably the biggest Disney World freak I’ve ever met in person lol. BUT as an American I would LOVE to travel to Italy. Honestly, I think value wise, as a non-US resident, you will get more for your money in Italy. However, Disney World is amazing and worth every penny. I want to mention too that Disneyland and Disney World is WAY different. There are way more things to do in Disney World and you can easily spend over one week. I don’t think people realize how much land and how many parks Disney World has. Either way, you’re gonna have an awesome time 🙂
Post # 69
My parents have a timeshare in Disneyworld, so I have the opportunity to go about every 3 years. It is a fun place. There are many things for adults to do. If you go, my favorite thing there is the special behind-the-scenes safari adventure at Animal Kingdom. You pay extra for this, but it was super awesome. You get a personal tour of the animal exhibits, a lunch, and lots of photos. If you go, make sure you avoid peak times like the plague. We went over Christmas/New years once, and it was terrible. Go in the offseason, and it will be less crowded and way cheaper. Staying on the monorail, or within walking distance of one of the parks, is ideal. Animal Kingdom lodge is *gorgeous*, but the buses are annoying to use. Also, book reservations for as many meals as possible in advance.
All that said, I would never personally pick Disney for a honeymoon. It is just kind of chaotic and artificial. We went to Hawaii so we could do ziplining and horseback riding and boat rides etc. But, I have been to Disney a bunch of times. If this is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to go to Disney, you can certainly make a great trip out of it.
Post # 70
DisneyKb: we’re doing this! Half our time in Orlando, and half in Jamaica
Post # 71
I think UK bees see it differently because Italy is so close, accessible and relatively cheap. My Fiance has never been to the US, but we both love roller coasters and good food. We are Disney crazy but I do love Disneyworld. I also want to go before we have kids and are consumed with queuing in July for 4 hours to meet Elsa. Also I love a holiday that needs detailed planning, it’s half the fun for me!!
As above, we are splitting our time at an all inclusive in Jamaica which neither or us have been before.
Post # 72
planningandprepping: Yay. we went to the DR. It was The best! You get both And we personally have a blast at Disney drinking and riding rides so I think it’s totally worth it! I hope you have a great trip. 👏🏻😊
Post # 73
I can’t believe that people think that Rome is more relaxing than Disney. Rome is such a large chaotic, bustling city and Disneyworld is a resort where every detail is planned for the visitor’s entertainment.
These are two very different trips. One is about culture and history and the other is about great service and entertainment.
Post # 74
FantasticFawn: in summer? Are you mad??? Take the worst, most humid day in August in Chicago. Add in Fifth Avenue crowds at Christmas. In tank tops. With no deodorant. Add in non stop screaming children. In double sided strollers. Now pour a teapot of hot water over your head. That is what it is like.
OP, I don’t hate Disney but I’m with sith, give me two days in Italy over two weeks at Disney.
Post # 75
writersblock: if you want to do blowout and you like being active, why not someplace like Costa Rica? It’s Animal Kingdom and Adventureland all rolled into one. It’s definitely not sitting on the beach. And it would something completely different than Europe.