The is one of the most romantic and certainly the most magical vacation spots! From character and memorable fireworks, attractions, and shows, there are opportunities to create a perfect date night around every corner. Whether you’re planning a romantic couples’ getaway or spending a night of the family trip without the kids, here are some of our picks for the best .
Take a behind the scenes tour
The has a variety of backstage tours that can appeal to nearly every interest and budget. For fans of Living with the Land in , go Behind the Seeds and tour the Land pavilion’s greenhouses. For the ultimate Disney fan experience, consider the Keys to the Kingdom tour in the Magic Kingdom (which includes a brief look at the Utilidor on the first floor of the park), or for the animal loving couple check out one of ‘s guided experiences like the Wild Africa Trek or Caring for Giants.
Explore Disney resorts
Looking for something to do on a day when you’d rather not use up a park ticket? Take off to explore some of Disney’s resorts. Take a trip around the monorail loop from the Magic Kingdom with stops at , and Polynesian Village & Spa . Spend some time simply taking in all of the details around the resorts, or stop in for at a signature location like the splurge-worthy Victoria & Albert’s at the or at the Contemporary .,
Another easy stroll around Disney resorts can be found in the , Yacht & Resorts, and the Swan and Dolphin Resorts. Get at the Yachtsman Steakhouse, split the Kitchen Sink sundae at Beaches and Cream, or spend a night out singing karaoke together at Kimonos at the Swan and Dolphin. Area, with
is the ultimate Disney date night spot with loads of restaurants, some of the best shopping around, live entertainment and more. Take in waterfront at The Boathouse, or take to the water with an Amphicar Tour of (the only public Amphicar Tours available anywhere, by the way). Mix bath salts at Basin, stop for at Ghirardelli, or get all your souvenir shopping underway at The World of Disney.
For a quick getaway without spending too much on park tickets, consider staying at a hotel. These resorts come with many of the same benefits as Disney-owned accommodations, with access to Extra Magic Hours and transportation to and from . Plus, if you’re planning on a date night or two in , they’re all within easy walking distance of all the .
See the fireworks
From Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom or Fantasmic! at Disney’s , have a nighttime spectacular for everyone. If you’re planning on making a date night out of Disney’s fireworks, we recommend planning ahead- you don’t want to skimp on a prime viewing location, especially for a special occasion like an anniversary or proposal.
Consider booking a or package in the case of Fantasmic!, and you’ll be treated to or dessert and a perfect view of the fireworks. For some fireworks, particularly Happily Ever After in the Magic Kingdom, you can also see the fireworks from outside the park. If you happen to book that for , you’ll be able to see the fireworks from the restaurant’s balcony, and you can always catch the fireworks from the beaches at the Polynesian and . Fireworks are the perfect way to start or end your Resorts so be sure to set aside at least one night of your trip to see the show!
Meet your favorite characters
Not into rides? Celebrating an anniversary or engagement? Just want to stock up on some extra PhotoPass pictures? Meeting characters is a way to get some extra magic our of your next Disney trip. And what’s a without meeting himself? From to the Disney Princesses, and even villains like Gaston, there are characters around every corner and meeting them (even as adults without the kids) can be loads of .
Go pin trading
Whether you are just getting into pin trading or if it’s one of the Disney activities that’s bonded you as a couple, it’s easily the most pin trade with every Cast Member who has pins, both inside and outside the parks. From (where we love the pins displayed on trash cans usually in Discovery Island or Asia) to resorts like , pins can be found all over the property. way to collect some new and unique Disney souvenirs. You can
Head out for
In addition to at the Polynesian and Abracadabar at the . You can also spend the day “drinking around the world” in by sampling in each country around World Showcase Lagoon. Don’t miss the cocktail scene in the other theme parks though — is home to some fan-favorite bars like the Dawa Bar, and the Hollywood Brown Derby and Tune in Lounges at Disney’s are also not to be missed. lounges and restaurants, is home to some excellent themed bars like
Disney’s Disney’s and Campground are both home to horse-drawn carriage rides. Each experience offers an intimate around the properties and can be the perfect end to a romantic day in . At stop for beignets or round out the evening with live entertainment at Scat Cat’s Club, or at get your seats in advance for one of the country’s longest running shows with the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue! Resorts and
For more tips and tricks for planning your next couples’ trip to the Walt Disney World Resort, book your trip with an authorized Disney vacation planner like Academy Travel. Our go-to Disney travel agents at Academy Travel can help book your accommodations and help with dining reservations, backstage tours, and more. Click here for a free, no obligation quote, and plan your next romantic Disney vacation today.