Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World: Our top picks for romantic ways to celebrate at the parks

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Valentine’s Day is only a few days away, and if you’re looking for ways to spend a romantic day at Walt Disney World, we’ve got you covered. From special dining options to fun activities for you and your sweetheart, there are lots of Disney-inspired ways to celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Also, if you’re looking for a Disney-inspired Valentine’s Day gift, be sure to check out our shopping guides here and here.

Dining

These are some of the most Valentine’s Day-worthy dining options at Walt Disney World. Reservations may be hard to get, so if these are already booked up for this year, at least you’ll have a game plan for your next Valentine’s Day dinner or special occasion. In addition to the options listed below, Disney says Morimoto Asia and STK Orlando at Disney Springs are also planning special Valentine’s Day menus this year.

Wine Bar George

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Wine Bar George at Disney Springs is offering a romantic night out all weekend from February 14 – 16, 2019. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu with options like Filet Mignon, Seared Snapper, a variety of small plates, and decadent desserts. To make the evening feel extra special, you can add a Sparkling Wine Flight with three different kinds of bubbly. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.

Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante

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Love is in the air at Maria & Enzo’s Ristorante at Disney Springs! They’re offering a special Valentine’s Day menu with your choice of antipasti and secondi (with options like Chilled Duo of Oysters and Lobster and NY Strip). Dessert is a Bittersweet Chocolate Ganache Tart with salted caramel, bourbon raspberry jam, and ricotta gelato. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.

Enzo’s Hideaway

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Enzo’s Hideaway offers the same Valentine’s Day menu as Maria & Enzo’s, but you and your date will be tucked away in an intimate speakeasy atmosphere. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.

The Edison

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Also at Disney Springs, you can enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment while you dine. Start off with The Edison’s signature appetizer, DB Clothesline Candied Bacon, dipped in smooth milk chocolate. Then, indulge in entrees like the Grilled Veal Chop with a Red Wine Demi Glace, served with Crab Stuffed Shrimp and Sautéed Rainbow Chard. And share a toast with your sweetheart with the “My Pink Valentine” cocktail, a sweet and bitter mix of Woodford Reserve, Frangelico, Orange Juice, Earth Rose Pinot Noir, and chocolate bitters. To make a reservation, visit OpenTable.

Victoria & Albert’s

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This restaurant at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is renowned for its cuisine and romantic ambiance. Enjoy your meal in the elegant Dining Room, the Chef’s Table in the kitchen, or the more private Queen Victoria Room. The menus are prix fixe and it’s definitely a splurge, but if you’re looking for an extra special evening, you can’t really go wrong with Victoria & Albert’s. To make a reservation, visit the Walt Disney World website. You should check with the restaurant for the most current pricing.

Le Cellier

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Le Cellier, located in the Canada pavilion at Epcot, is a great choice for any celebratory evening. With cozy ambiance and decadent menu options like Canadian Cheddar Cheese Soup, Poutine, and Filet Mignon, you and your sweetheart will enjoy a satisfying night out. To make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World website.

Monsieur Paul

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Formerly Bistro de Paris restaurant in Epcot’s France pavilion, Monsieur Paul is another great option for elegant dining. Enjoy classic French cuisine like Escargot with Garlic Butter or Grilled Beef Tenderloin, or try one of the prix-fixe menus. If a window-side table is available, you’ll enjoy a nice view of Epcot while you dine. To make reservations, visit the Walt Disney World website.

Activities

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides

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Available at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort Area and Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort Area, this 25-minute ride offers a fairytale-inspired way to take in the sights. Each ride costs $55 and reservations can be made by calling (407) WDW-PLAY.

Helium Balloon Ride

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Located at Disney Springs, Aerophile brings guests 400 feet into the air for an 8-minute balloon ride experience. Take in breathtaking 360-degree views and look for iconic Walt Disney World sights below. Tickets cost $20 per adult and can be purchased at the attraction on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the Walt Disney World website.

Vintage Amphicar & Italian Water Taxi Tours

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At Disney Springs, cruise around Lake Buena Vista during these unique experiences. You can take a 20-minute tour in a vintage amphibious vehicle for $125 per car; reservations can be made in person at the dock podium or inside The Boathouse Boatique. Or, set sail aboard a 40-foot Italian water taxi with the Venezia Champagne Cruise. Each cruise comes with chocolate-covered strawberries and a champagne toast, making it perfect for romantic occasions. Thirty-minute cruises are $75 per adult; sixty-minute cruises are $115 per adult. To book, call (407) 939-2628, and visit the Walt Disney World website for more information.

Couples Massage

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Book a massage for two at Senses Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The customized massages target your own individual needs while giving you a chance to relax together. A 50-minute treatment is $290; 80 minutes is $400. To make a reservation, call (407) WDW-SPAS, and to learn more, visit the Walt Disney World website.

A Hyper-Reality Experience

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At The VOID: A Hyper-Reality Experience at Disney Springs, you and your date can get competitive during one of two fully immersive experiences featuring Wreck-It Ralph and “Star Wars.” If you take part in the experience on February 14, bring your receipt to the following locations to enjoy a few perks:

  • 10% off your purchase at Paddlefish or Terralina Crafted Italian
  • 20% off your purchase at Vivoli il Gelato
  • Receive one complimentary glass of wine on tap at Wine Bar George (max value of $9.00 and max party of 6 guests)

You’ll also receive one complimentary photo from The VOID when you bring your receipt from other participating locations. To buy tickets to The VOID, visit their website.

All-Day Shopping at Disney Springs

If you’re heading to Disney Springs for dinner, make an entire day of it by shopping first! On February 14, Marketplace Co-Op is hosting an all-day shopping event with lots of brands under one roof, including Vivoli il Gelato, Arribas Brothers, Goofy’s Candy Co. and more.

Proposals

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While there are plenty of great places to pop the question around Walt Disney World (like, say, in front Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom), if you want to go all out, you can enlist the help of a Disney Engagement Planner. The expert will help you create a customized engagement experience to surprise your one and only, with prices starting at $7,500. For more information, visit the Disney Weddings website.

What’s your favorite way to spend Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World? Share your experiences in the comments below!

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