Walt Disney World may be known as THE place for family vacations, but did you know it’s a great place for romantic getaways as well?? Plenty of wedding proposals, and actual weddings, have taken place in the most magical place on earth. So if you are looking for a special way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, head down to Disney World and try one (or all) of our ten ideas below!
1. Do a character greeting with Disney’s original love-birds, Mickey and Minnie
You can find Mickey and Minnie together at Adventure Outpost at Animal Kingdom, Mickey and Minnie’s Red Carpet Dreams at Hollywood Studios, and (for a limited time) at Town Square Theatre.
2. Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars
Enjoy a romantic dinner under the stars at San Angel Inn in the Mexico Pavilion in EPCOT. This restaurant offers a perfect dose of intimacy and an outstanding atmosphere. Plus, the food and drinks are delicious.
3. Surprise your sweetie with a special delivery
Order a special delivery from the Disney Florist. They will work with you to design the perfect arrangement, and they can also add in champagne and chocolates! Just visit https://www.disneyfloralandgifts.com/ to select the package you’d like.
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4. Enjoy a romantic carriage ride
Take a romantic carriage ride at Port Orleans Riverside or Fort Wilderness. If you choose Port Orleans, finish the night off with a nightcap at their lounge, River Roost. It you choose Fort Wilderness, take the boat back over to Magic Kingdom to t the Happily Ever After fireworks spectacular, or stay at the Fort and watch from the beach.
5. Go on a kissing photo scavenger hunt
See how many times you can get your kisses captured by PhotoPass photographers and in ride photos. Bonus points for nailing Splash Mountain!
6. Enjoy a spa day at Senses – A Disney Spa
Located at Disney’s Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs resorts, Senses offers a variety of treatments (including couples’ massages!). Book a service and you can enjoy the amenities for the day, including hot tub and steam room.
7. Enjoy a date night at Disney Springs
With dozens of restaurants and bars to choose from, you can design the perfect night for your date! Some restaurants offer pre-fixe or special menus for Valentines Day, so call ahead to find out if there’s something special you can take advantage of. Whether you choose the vibrant atmosphere of Paradiso 37, the ultra-modern glam of STK Orlando, laid back Latin fare at Frontera Cocina, or a trip back to flapper days at The Edison, make sure to start or end your night with a hot air balloon ride at Aerophile!
8. Take on the thrills together
What’s more romantic than shrieking together on thrill rides?? Park hop your way to all of Disney’s best coasters and other adrenaline inducing attractions. Hit Flight of Passage and Everest at Animal Kingdom, the mountains and Mine Train at Magic Kingdom, Test Track and Mission Space at EPCOT, and Rock n Roller Coaster, Slinky Dog Dash, Tower of Terror, and Star Tours at Hollywood Studios. Make sure to book some fastpasses so you can fit as many of these in as possible!
9. Take your sweetheart on an old-timey date
Start your day with a love-bird classic – a round of mini golf at Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf! Make your way over to Hollywood Studios for an old-fashioned lunch at 50’s Prime Time Café. Spend the afternoon taking a trip back to Walt’s time at Walt Disney Presents and enjoying some of the original Hollywood Studios attractions. Head over to the Sci Fi Dine in for an old-fashioned dinner under the stars. Take the boat over to the Crescent Lake area for a stroll, and a few games, on the Boardwalk and then cap off the night with an ice-cream sundae at Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort.
10. Celebrate with Art!
Enjoy a day at EPCOT’s Festival of the Arts. Take an art class together, snack around the world at the festival kitchens, and end the day with the Disney on Broadway Dining Package, where you enjoy a romantic dinner at one of EPCOT’s delicious restaurants and priority seating for the evening show.