(Closed) Disney World Honeymoon: where to stay & what to do?

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Not the Grand Floridian…

The Wilderness Lodge was great! Nothing like comong back to the hotel to find giraffes outside your balcony. The food at Jiko was also excellent. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

im from florida and ive stayed at the Waldorf Orlando and atthe loews universal resorts, both are so beautiful!!! they are luxury and youll deff enjoy it. I would stay away from low end hotel there such as cabana bay as we did not enjoy them at all. the hotel really makes your stay!! my favorite by far was the waldorf. But loews is in the universal resort and its gorg!!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I 2nd the Wilderness lodge mentioned above. Make sure you get your just married pins form guest services when you go to the park. These buttons will sometimes get you perks within the parks if characters or staff notice you wearing one

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

The Animal Kingdom Lodge was the one theatrejulia was talking about with the animals/ Jiko! Shes right, its awesome. Port Orleans French Quarter is a slightly cheaper place to stay and you can take a boat to Disney Springs which is nice. They have a ton of new bars and nice places to eat and shop.

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Buzzing Beekeeper

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cmarie13:  Yes! Thank you. Sorry OP. Thought it sounded wrong….

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2016

We are going in September as well!  We’re spending 3 nights at Port Orleans Riverside, from what I’ve read it a moderatre reseort (rather than the deluxe expensive resorts) but it is good for couples who want a romantic getaway with a slightly less huge price tag! 

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Port Orleans (either resort) is a medium priced resort with great amenities. You can take an extremely short boat ride to Epcot and Downtown Disney from there. They have carriages rides; and Riverside has an awesome bar lounge/restaurant.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2018

I am going to echo what others have said and recommend either of the port Orleans resorts. We have stayed at french quarter and it is fabulous. It is smaller and generally less crowded and you get to use those handy river boats to make getting around even easier. It’s a beautiful resort without the deluxe prices. I believe the food court area is going to be closed through fall but there is another restaurant plus you likely will want to eat in and around the parks. 

As for what to do – is this your first trip? If so it is important to recognize you will only scratch the surface. There is really a whole lot there. I recommend getting park hopper tickets to allow you the most flexibility with your day. Unless you adore animals I would also suggest skipping animal kingdom for the most part or at least only dedicating an afternoon/evening out there. Download the my Disney experience app for your phone and use it to help you find show times and book fast passes for rides. You can have three fast passes going at a time so make your priorities and let those be what you get fast passes for. Rides like haunted mansion and the new seven dwarves mine train often have long waits so check out current wait times when you pick your passes too. That being said the queue areas are designed to be entertaining so it’s not a total loss to wait through them. Book ASAP to eat at be our guest in the magic kingdom and ask to eat in the grand ballroom for a romantic dinner. Tell them it is your honeymoon! Eat the grey stuff, it’s delicious 😉 Another special dinner option is inside Cinderella’s castle. That also books up fast so if you want it book it quick! For EPCOT I recommend you do the wine walk! Walk into either the Italy France or Germany pavilion and ask about it and you will be able to sign up. You get two samples of wine from those three countries and you can do it at your own pace.

For shows my three faves are obviously wishes the nightly fireworks in magic kingdom, the festival of fantasy parade in magic kingdom and the phenomenal Star Wars fireworks in Hollywood studios. They are very intense! 

Otherwise my biggest advice is to have a few things you really want to see and let the rest flow. Disney has a lot to offer and it is best when you just go with it. Poke around on their website and the app to get a feel for what is offered. Enjoy! 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 9 months ago by  pixieduster5.
Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

I also give a vote for Port Orleans. Both resorts are very romantic.

Please take in consideration that It will be very hot and humid in September. 

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

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futuremrskinner:  St Regis!!!!!!!

It is inside the Disney World property and it is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!

There are shuttles to all the Disney Workd resorts from the Hotel at different times of the day which makes it super convenient. And there’s an amazing lazy river which we used after walking over 10 miles at the parks every day! The pools are fantastic, the restaurants are top notch….. And the location is unbeatable. 

We were there for a week and miss it to this day!!!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

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theatrejulia:  you’re talking about the animal kingdom lodge. 

 

I definitely recommend mend staying at Polynesian Village (formerly the polynesian)! 

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ohhsnap:  yes. 
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cmarie13:  was kind enough to point it out but it was too late to edit

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