(Closed) Florida for Honeymoon- DisneyWorld

posted 4 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
Member
4739 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

If you love roller coasters and amusement park rides, then DisneyWorld. However, I really loved Epcot – the countries of the world are really cool and you can wander at will instead of waiting in really long lines.

Post # 3
Member
4011 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It completely depends on what you enjoy. If you like to watch shows then do Hollywood studios. HS also has my two favorite rides (Tower of Terror and Rockin’ Rollercoaster). If you like animals then do Animal Kingdom. If you like to sample food from around the world and just walk around enjoying the sights do Epcot. However, if you’ve never been to Disney World and truly want that Disney experience I’d have to say do Magic Kingdom. 

Post # 4
Member
175 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

It really depends on what you want to do there. If you’re looking for good food Epcot is the way to go. For a more “Disney” experience I would do Magic Kingdom. My personal favorite is Animal Kingdom though, there are some good rides and lots of stuff to see, especially if you like zoos. The safari ride is awesome!

Post # 5
Member
549 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2017 - Friendship Plaza

View original reply
FutureMrsBex:  +1    Tell us what you like, OP!

Also – it’s not Disney – but you may consider Universal Studios, especially if you like Harry Potter. The Wizarding World attraction is there, along with other more ‘adultish’ stuff (but all of Disney can be enjoyed by adults, imho).

 

Post # 6
Member
5842 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

If you’ve never been you kind of “have” to go to the Magic Kingdom. After that I’d probably pick Epcot. Its fun to wander the countries and they have enough rides to keep you occupied. Only one I’d rule out is animal kingdom as it has shorter hours.

Post # 7
Member
919 posts
Busy bee

I have a seasons pass, so hopefully I can offer some insight. I do not suggest Hollywood studios. It has three solid rides (tower of terror, rocking roller coaster, and the Star Wars ride) but it’s a VERY small park compared to the others. It is the summer and the lines for all my parks are going to be fairly intense, so spending it at the smallest park means even longer wait times. I also don’t think you need a full day for HS. 

 

Epcot is great, (I’ll be there for tomorrow doing some drinking with SO) but other than the drinking and a couple of rides (test track and ‘the golf ball ride’ as many people call it, there’s not too many thrilling experiences there. 

 

This is leaves me to the last two. Animal kingdom, and magic kingdom. Animal is great (Mt. Everest is way more intense of a ride than people would think, along with Dinosour) but you also don’t need a full day for this park if your focus is the rides. Honestly, if I were you, you have to do magic. You can’t finish this kingdom in a full day. It has AMAZING RIDES (my top are space mountain, thunder mountain, splash mountain, pirates of the Caribbean, haunted mansion, mine train, some tomorrow world rides. There’s plenty of pirates, the castle is there with the best ice creams parlor and sweet shops, and a good chunk of the characters are there. However, it will be busy as it’s the most popular park. For all are ariund experience, magic is the way to go. If you stay in a hotel and get the wrist band, you also get three fast passes for the day(download my Disney experience to find times for rides). 

 

And be the fire works are so worth staying for. However, watch them behind the castle, right next to the enterence of fantasy land, you get way closer to them and watching in front of the castle will be packed! Good luck, and enjoy the magic. SO and I buying season passes is the best decision we’ve made. Disney is so magical:) 

Post # 8
Member
2966 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Watch TheTimTracker on YouTube! He and his wife go to the parks all the time (Disney and Universal) and you may get a good idea of what you want to go see! I fully regret that I didn’t find his channel before my husband and I went to Universal Orlando for our honeymoon! 

Post # 9
Member
1304 posts
Bumble bee

 

Another vote for Magic Kingdom OR universal studios to see Harry Potter!

Magic Kingdom is huge, there’s tons to see and do, you can easily fill a day. Tons of food options too.

I also agree with the PP…Hollywood Studios park is tiny AND a chunk of it is under construction right now ( I was there a few weeks ago).

Post # 10
Member
5082 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2014

If you’ve never been to Disney and you want the Disney experience (and you don’t mind herds of screaming children) then I’d say go for the Magic Kingdom. If you love animals then Animal Kingdom. Honestly, as big of a Star Wars fan as DH and I are, Hollywood Studios is pretty boring. Epcot is my favorite park, personally, as I find it more of an adult park. 

That said, if I had one Disney park to go to in my life, it’d be Magic Kingdom, it has the most stuff and it’s the most iconic.

Post # 11
Member
16 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Future Sister-In-Law and her husband did Disneyworld for their honeymoon (Disney offered deep discounts to 9/11 first responders) and they LOVED it. Fiance and I took a Disney vacation before we were engaged and it was awesome. Epcot is the perfect place for adults and we had a great time. IMO going to Disney without kids gives you the magical feeling without the headache of kids throwing a fit if they can’t wait in line 2 hours to meet Elsa and Anna.

Post # 12
Member
2013 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

DH and I went to Disney World for our honeymoon and absolutely loved Epcot. We were there during the food & wine festival and we’re pretty big drinkers (and we like to eat), so it was perfect for us. Like PPs have mentioned, it’s really cool getting to “visit” all of the different countries. They also have live shows and lots of shops. We could have spent two whole days there, easily.

Post # 13
Member
13 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My vote is for Magic Kingdom also but be prepared for the crowds. It’s a very popular park.

I just wanted to add to what 

View original reply
yourhandinmine said in their post about fastpasses; you don’t have to stay in a Disney hotel to book fastpasses in advance, nor do you have to have a Magicband (electronic wristbands that are provided to hotel guests as their tickets and room key but can also be bought from disneystore.com and shops in the parks). As long as you buy your ticket in advance, create a My Disney Experience account and can link the ticket to the account, you can book your fastpasses up to 30 days in advance (or 60 days in advance if you are staying at a Disney hotel). The park gets really busy and these are so helpful for avoiding crowds.

Alternatively, if you buy your ticket at the gate, you can still book three fastpasses on the day but you might be limited to the rides that other people didn’t want to book in advance.

Whether booking fastpasses in advance or on the day, once you have used your first 3 you can go back into the app (or to a kiosk in the park) and book more fastpasses, 1 at a time. Again there tend to be very few available for the popular rides when booking on the same day.

I see that your wedding is in October- I would also recommend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party if you’re going in October. You’ll need to check the Disney website to see which days it’s on as it is only on select nights- you also have to book a separate ticket for the party but that ticket will let you in to the park from 4pm that day. Some people choose not to buy a normal park ticket for the day that they are going to the party to save paying twice.

Even if you’re not interested in going to the party please check, before you pick a day to go to the park, when the party is on; after 7pm on a halloween party evening guests who do not have the additional party ticket are asked to leave. If you want to stay later and see the fireworks (which are great by the way!) and the parade, you’ll need to make sure you’re not going on a party date.

I would recommend checking out wdwinfo and reading their forum the Disboards for more information- it’s mostly other fans sharing tips with each other. Also, the Disunplugged podcast is great and what gets me through my morning commute!

 ETA: Forgot to mention that if you want to eat at one of the popular sit down restaurants (e.g. Cinderella’s Royal Table, Be Our Guest) you can book an advanced dinner reservation 180 days in advance. Also if you tell someone at guest services that it’s your honeymoon they’ll give you a badge and other cast members will stop and say congratulations to you all day. We were there when Fiance proposed and it was great.

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 5 months ago by  pinksapphirebride. Reason: Remembered a couple of other tips
Post # 14
Member
293 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It really would depend on what you want to experience. Epcot is definitely more of a foodie type place, as far as I’m concerned, but Magic Kingdom is pure “Disney Magic” to me. Animal Kingdom is fun, but it’s huge because it has to accommodate all the animal habitats, so I have a hard time with it (chronic issue with my foot that the doctors can’t figure out). DHS has some great rides, but they’re undergoing a massive expansion, so it’s sort of a half-day park now. I’d honestly go for Epcot or MK.

Post # 15
Member
163 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

While I don’t necessarily recommend it, it is possible to do all the parks in one day (not everything in every park but a good bit of them all). We went to Disney World for free on a one day pass from a time share presentation and just because of timing we couldn’t add another day so we went as early as possible in the morning and stayed until as late as possible at night and we covered all the parks. If you do decide to do this though I recommend comfy shoes and lots of water. And be prepared for lots of walking. 

However, if you do want to stick to one park, Magic Kingdom always has that special Classic Disney vibe in my opinion. 

The topic ‘Florida for Honeymoon- DisneyWorld’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors