Post # 1
So, Fiance and I have decided that we would like to take a niced honeymoon and just get married at the courthouse. The cool thing is, it’s going to be a double honeymoon. My mom and stepdad were never able to afford a nice honeymoon, so we will all be going to Disney World together. ♥
Does anyone have any tips or suggestions? Really looking for events, rides and restaurant recommendations.
Especially restaurant recommendations because there are soooo many. We are getting the standard dining plan, so I really want to make sure that we make our reservations in advance. 🙂
Planning for a Disney Honeymoon for 11/28/19 – 12/7/19.
Post # 2
Have you ever been to disneyworld before? There are SO many food options, start narrowing down where you want to go so you can make those reservations when the time comes (i forget -is it is 6 months out?) i laughed at my brother for making our reservations so early, but when the time came they were really all booked up and he got us into some cool places. so def. reserve early.
I liked the Beast’s Castle for dinner. Also dining with an imagineer was amazing (if you are into that sort of thing, which i am!). I say dont waste your money on park hopper tickets, it is doubtful you will do more than one in a day. Leave yourself a rest day, as well! I packed too much into our time there and we were exhausted.
Be sure to let them know when you book your rooms and your reservations that it is your honeymoon just incase they have anything special 🙂
Post # 3
All 4 of us have only been once and it was for a couple of days.
I’m actually talking with an Authorized Disney Travel Agent right now to see if going through them would be more beneficial.
I don’t want the hopper tickets. We plan on spending a lot of time at each park. Buuut, I am packing our schedule full…a rest day might be an excellent idea. xD
Okay, so Beast’s Castle, that’s a MUST. What is dining with an imagineer? O:
Post # 4
They do it at a couple different restaurants, we did it at the Hollywood Brown Derby and had a fabulous 3 course meal – i mean, amaaazing food. It is a small group of people (12-15) at a table with one of Disney’s lead imagineers. They tell you a little about their work and how they got started and answer any questions you have. talk about Current and past projects etc.
Im a disney nerd, so it was very interesting to me. Especially because our imagineer started as guest services and worked up to designing the new toy story land and i loved hearing the insider info and little hiccups that went into planning it.
Post # 5
Bring a copy of your marriage license. Your honeymoon is an important trip, and many of the hotels and CMs will work with you to make it extra special if you let them know and have the receipt to prove it. We were able to get upgrades on our rooms (from a small King room to a full suite) as well as a few park bonuses in restaurants and stores that way.
Post # 6
Welp I found my thread lol! I’m a Disney fanatic, had a Disney-themed wedding with my ex-husband and we also went to Disney World for our honeymoon. This is probably going to be a very long response so just bear with me!
Quick Service Restaurants:
- Hollywood Studios – Backlot Express
- Hollywood Studios – Dockside Diner
- Epcot – La Cantina de San Angel
- Epcot – Electric Umbrella
- Epcot – Liberty Inn
- Magic Kingdom – Cosmic Ray’s
- Magic Kingdom – The Lunching Pad
- Magic Kingdom – Pecos Bill
- Magic Kingdom – Pinnochio Village Haus
- Animal Kingdom – Flame Tree Barbecue
- Animal Kingdom – Harambe Market
- Animal Kingdom – Pizzafari
Table Service Restaurants:
- Cape May Cafe – Beach Club Resort
- Hollywood & Vine – Hollywood Studios
- Ohana – Polynesian Resort
- Trail’s End – Fort Wildnerness Resort
- 1900 Park Fare (Alice in Wonderland) – Grand Floridian Resort
- Chef Mickey’s (Mickey) – Contemporary Resort
- Crystal Palace (Pooh) – Magic Kingdom
- Cinderella’s Royal Table (Cinderella) – Magic Kingdom
- Le Cellier Steakhouse – Epcot
- California Grill – Contemporary Resort
- Flying Fish – BoardWalk
- Yachtsman Steakhouse – Yacht Club Resort
- Trattoria Al Forno – BoardWalk (my favorite Italian spot)
- Olivia’s Cafe – Old Key West Resort
- Big River Grille – BoardWalk
- Boma – Animal Kingdom Lodge
- Chef Art Smith’s Homecoming – Disney Springs
- Coral Reef Restaurant – Epcot
- ESPN Club – BoardWalk
- Big Thunder Mountain Railroad
- Buzz Lightyear’s Ranger Spin
- Haunted Mansion
- It’s a Small World (you have to lol)
- Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
- Mickey’s PhilharMagic
- Monster’s Inc. Laugh Floor
- Peter Pan’s Flight
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Seven Dwarf’s Mine Train
- Space Mountain
- Splash Mountain
- Under the Sea
- Enchanted Tiki Room
- Festival of Fantasy Parade
- Electrical Water Pageant
- Mission: Space
- The Seas with Nemo
- Spaceship Earth
- Test Track
- Turtle Talk with Crush
- Illuminations (fireworks)
- Muppet*Vision 3D
- Rock N Roller Coaster
- Slinky Dog Dash
- Star Tours
- Tower of Terror
- Fantasmic (absolutely must see)
- Indiana Jones
- Voyage of the Little Mermaid
- Avatar Flight of Passage
- Expedition Everest
- It’s Tough to Be a Bug
- Kali River Rapids
- Kilimanjaro Safaris
- Na’vi River Journey
- Festival of the Lion King
- Rivers of Light
If you’re interested in doing a tour, I’ve heard the Keys to the Kingdom Tour at Magic Kingdom is really cool.
Also look for Hidden Mickey’s where you go – they’re in the floors, on walls, etc. and they’re kinda cool to look for on your trip. 🙂
Post # 7
Awesome! My husband and I went there for our honeymoon and had the best time.
One overall tip I have is to take snacks and a water bottle with you. It’s totally allowed and will save you some money and headache.
We loved the Sci-fi drive in in Hollywood studios! They take reservations way out because it books up fast! It’s super cool. This was probably my overall favorite thing we did.
We also really like the coral reef cafe. It’s kind of hidden behind the Nemo ride at Epcot but so good and you eat by the aquarium tanks.
Also I loved the Everest ride at dusk at Animal Kingdom. Super cool!
Post # 8
- Wedding: December 2018 - City, State
Following as we want to honeymoon there too! Ive never been and so excited!
Post # 9
Fun! My fiance and I are doing the first part of our honeymoon in Disney World!
Restaurant recommendations (you can book reservations 180 days in advance, and highly recommend doing so):
- Chefs de France – Epcot
- Sci-Fi Dine In – Hollywood Studios
- Be Our Guest – Magic Kingdom
- Flame Tree BBQ – Animal Kingdom
- Satuli Canteen – Animal Kingdom
- Via Napoli – Epcot
I’ll put some of my favorite rides for fastpasses below. You can book your fastpasses 60 days in advance if you’re staying on property, and 30 days in advance if you stay off-property:
- Flight of Passage – Animal Kingdom. Hands down the best ride in all of Disney
- Expedition Everest – Animal Kingdom
- 7 Dwarves Mine Train – Magic Kingdom
- Space Mountain – Magic Kingdom
- Test Track – Epcot
- Soarin’ – Epcot
- Rockin’ Roller Coaster – Hollywood Studios
- Tower of Terror – Hollywood Studios
And definitely second PP to tell everyone you’re on your honeymoon! The front desk will give you a button to show you’re celebrating, and then you’ll have a bunch of people congratulating you. You may also experience some extra ‘pixie dust’. When we were there celebrating our engagement, we got a room upgrade, free drinks, and free desserts on occassion.
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2017 - Courthouse
Aw that’s going to be so much fun! Not like I’m biased 😉 Disney World is my favorite place on Earth. And I’m sure you can tell by my avatar I’m a Disney fan 🙂
It looks like you have some good advice already. My family visits about every 2 years or so and we kinda have our own routine but these are some of our favorite things.
World Showcase at Epcot: The back half of Epcot is made up of “pavilions” that represent 11 different countries. Each employee in that pavilion is from that country so it really does feel like you’re abroad! The food is amazing and there’s so much culture. It’s probably my favorite thing to do at Disney World.
Eating! : My family loves to eat so we love to sample food as much as possible. We’ve never done meal plans before, but a lot of times it’s good for new visitors to get snacks and share, that way you get a little of everything. Our favorites are dole whip, Mickey pretzels, Mickey ice cream bars, caramel corn, patries from France or Norway, caramel apples shaped like Mickey or Minnie (they’re special and are more than just caramel apples), mickey waffles, and really any sampling of food at Epcot in the World Showcase.
Planning: In my opinion, I think it’s a good idea to get Fast Passes which means that you have to decide what days you’re going to what parks ahead of time so you can get good fast passes. The easiest way to do this is to log into Disney World’s website and then check what days each park is open and plan accordingly. Or see if any park has a special event that your interested in or something you’ll want to avoid. You can also see if anything will be closed or refurbished during your stay so you can avoid things like that or at least know ahead of time.
My favorite advice for new visitors to WDW though is to take your time and enjoy. There is so much to do so just know you probably can’t do it all. But take time to just sit down, relax and watch all the happy tourists. Take lots of pics! And soak it in. Disney seriously is amazing and you’ll love it <3
Post # 11
Huh, I never would have thought of that. Thank you for the heads up! ♥
You. Are. A. LIFESAVER. I’m going to print out your list and get started on looking into everything you listed! Lol
Thank you so much for your detailed response!! I can’t wait to go! > 3<
Post # 13
I would highly recommend purchasing a Disney app that will allow you to see wait times and menus.
My absolute favorite place to stay on a Disney property is the Grand Floridian. Id highly recommend booking a spa appointment there. Arrive early and allow yourself time to enjoy the amenities. I had the facial of a lifetime at the Grand Floridian. Wish I had booked several treatments.
There are several top notch restaurants at The Grand Floridian but once I learned how amazing the room service was, I’d often opt to order food at the hotel. The food plan counted a $50 burger (tasted incredible) from the hotel the same as $15 chicken tenders and French fries sooo
My favorite places to eat in Epcot are Mexico and Canada.
My favorite lunch spot in the Magic Kingdom is the Liberty Bell Tavern (a sit down place) located in Frontier Land.
In Epcot try not to miss Soaring, a nighttime firework/water show, the ride in Norway, the big ball ride, Living with the Land
Dont forget that Disney will transfer your luggage from resort to resort so don’t be afraid to book one or two nights in a really special room.
Have an amazing time!!!!
Post # 13
Beast castle is a must, but go for lunch where it will cost you a single quick service vs dinner time which costs 2 table services credits!!!! Same ambience for half your points.
Coral reef resturant at epcot is beautiful full wall aquarium and good seafood. You can find every menu for all the resturants in a walt disney world search. Also disney food blog has reviews and pictures of most places that’s very helpful. Have fun!!!
Post # 14
Allears.net has a lot of information for planning too.
We go at least once a year. We went once without a dining plan and it sucked lol. Disney dining plan is wonderful and deff spoiled us. My kids even enjoy all the resturants and experiences, it’s part of our tradition of going to certain places and getting certain snacks (hello dope whip and French baquette in epcot!!!) I will try not to continuously comment but I’m obsessed with Disney World!!! 😊