Need a romantic getaway? Sure, you could jet off to Paris, or Rome (and we highly recommend both of these magical cities), but don’t underestimate Walt Disney World either. Many times, people view a trip to see a mouse as just a family vacation spot, instead of a place for a couples vacation. And while David and I love taking a beach getaway, or heading to one of America’s great cities for some quality time together, there’s something magical about the parks for adults wanting to get caught up in the fantasy of it all. Today, we’re talking about our top tips for couples getaways to the most magical place on earth.
-Chose The Right Resort
Not all Disney Resorts are right for romance. If you’re going to book a Value Resort, we say to steer clear of the All Stars and Pop Century, and try to book a Little Mermaid room at Art of Animation. If you are going to book a Moderate Resort, we think the most romantic place to stay is at Port Orleans – we personally prefer the mansions at Riverside for a couples retreat. If a Deluxe stay is in your budget, we think the creme de la creme of romance is The Grand Floridian Resort, or The Animal Kingdom Lodge (especially a savannah view room!).
-Pick The Right Restaurant
Not all restaurants are created equal for couples looking for romantic meals. We have a blog listing our top romantic restaurants that you can read here. We recommend avoiding character meals, and instead heading to either Epcot’s World Showcase restaurants, or Deluxe Resort Restaurants for your couples meal. Our top picks will always be The California Grill, Monsieur Paul, and The Brown Derby.
-Travel The World
We always recommend that couples head to World Showcase in Epcot, for a leisurely stroll around World Showcase, eating, drinking, and shopping their way around the World. It’s one of our favorite pastimes, and it’s one that’s particularly romantic for couples. We think that France, England, Germany, Canada, and Mexico are particularly romantic pavilions.
-Get Caught Up In The Magic
David and I think that The Magic Kingdom is the most romantic of all the parks. Head to Fantasyland (no pun intended), and take a ride on the teacups, or Dumbo the Flying Elephant, and go back to a time that you believed in magic. Get swept up in the make-believe of the parks. Catch a fireworks show. It really is as magical, and romantic as everyone says it is.
-Chose The Dining Plan
We don’t always recommend the Dining Plan, because we know it’s possible to save money by not using it – but for couples trips, we think it’s good to use the Dining Plan. The Dining Plan does one thing very well – it gives you the same thing that an all inclusive resort does – peace of mind. You feel like it’s free, even though you’ve already paid for it, and it helps you not have ‘sticker shock’ when looking at food cost.
We love romantic getaways of all kinds, but think that you should consider Disney on your list of romantic destinations. We think you’ll love it as much as we do.