What better place in the whole wide world to celebrate your first days as newlyweds than the most magical place on Earth? With so many ways to add a little magic to your special occasion, and create wonderful memories that will last a lifetime, Walt Disney World is the perfect spot to spend your honeymoon. Here are 5 tips to make your Disney honeymoon magical.
Tell the World (With Celebration Buttons)
As soon as you arrive at the Walt Disney World resort for your magical honeymoon, the first thing you need to do is get you and your new spouse free "Happily Ever After" buttons. You can get them from the concierge at your on-site hotel or guest services at the entrance to all of the theme parks. (They also have "First Visit" buttons in case this is your first time at the most magical place on Earth!) Be sure to have them write "Just Married" in marker on your buttons so everyone knows what you're celebrating. Cast Members will be congratulating you everywhere you go, and if you're lucky, you may even get a free special dessert when dining or other fun surprises during your stay. Take it a step further and purchase groom Mickey and bride Minnie ears to wear around the parks!
Schedule a Romantic Meal
While Walt Disney World has lots of fun things to do, you'll want to set aside some time for a little romance. Making a reservation for one of the fancier dining locations is a great way to ensure that the two of you will share some magical moments. Victoria & Albert's at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is one of the most romantic restaurants in Central Florida, offering an elegant dining experience with world-class cuisine. If you're looking for a more fairy-tale setting, Cinderella's Royal Table inside of Cinderella Castle cannot be beat. There are more than a hundred wonderful restaurants to choose from on property, each with their own unique flavors and settings. You can book dining up to 180 days in advance, so you don't miss out on your first picks!
Surprise Them with an In-Room Celebration
One of the best ways to kick off your romantic getaway is with an In-Room Celebration from Disney Floral & Gifts. Have a beautiful bouquet of flowers, chocolates and even a bottle of champagne waiting in the room when you first arrive. Imagine the look on your special someone's face when they walk through the door! There are personalization options and a wide variety of items you can order before your trip, (including those bride and groom ears). You can even have the Disney Dream Makers bring a gift directly to your table during a dining reservation. From memorable keepsakes like jewelry to flowers and more, it's just one of the many special ways to tell them how much they really mean to you.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
What could be more romantic than a horse-drawn carriage ride at Walt Disney World? Available at two of the resorts, Disney’s Port Orleans and Disney’s Fort Wilderness, carriage rides allow you to let the rest of the world melt away as you both take in the sights and rustic beauty of nature. At the Port Orleans Resort your carriage travels on charming pathways along the banks of the Sassagoula River. The Fort Wilderness ride travels through a lush pine and cypress forest where you'll be surrounded by nature at every turn. You may encounter deer, rabbits, armadillos and more along your journey. Reservations for carriage rides can be made in advance of up to 180 days to reserve your perfect time and day.
Happily Ever After
Kick off your own happily ever after with the incredible fireworks show, "Happily Ever After," at the Magic Kingdom. Hold your spouse close as the fireworks explode overhead while emotional Disney music plays in the background. One of the best ways to experience the show is the Fireworks Dessert Party with Plaza Garden Viewing. Not only do you get amazing appetizers, delectable desserts and sparkling drinks while you wait for the show to begin, but you're assured an amazing spot to see the show (without having to stake it out hours prior). Another romantic place to watch the fireworks is at the California Grill in the Contemporary Resort. After your meal you can catch the show from the 15th floor overlooking the Magic Kingdom. They even play the music through speakers so you get the full experience without even having to be in the park!