Disneymoon: Having your honeymoon at Disney!
Don’t expect your ‘Disneymoon’ to be like any other time that you have been to Disney. This trip is special!
The usual WDW advice includes waking up early, beating the crowds, and getting on the best rides in before noon. This, however, is your honeymoon! You aren’t supposed to be awake early. You and your new spouse should be taking a break from all the hustle and bustle leading up to your wedding day, and be enjoying a quiet, relaxing time together.
There’s nothing wrong with putting out a “Do Not Disturb” sign and sleeping in! Go to the park when you feel like it! You aren’t missing anything that you can’t see on a future trip.
For all you lovebirds out there, here’s a little advice for planning the perfect Disney honeymoon:
1. Decide where you want to go: Disneyland (California), Disney World (Florida), Disneyland Paris (France), or a Disney cruise (anywhere in the world!).
Let’s assume your dream Disneymoon is at Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
2. Take a longer trip. Two or three days at Disney World just won’t do! Think about 7-10 nights with some breaks from the parks to explore everything Disney has to offer – Boardwalk, Downtown Disney, shopping, the hotel pool, nearby beaches, local attractions, and more.
3. Stay on property and splurge on your hotel if you can. Your Disneymoon should be the one trip in your life when you spend time in your room. You know…honeymoon…time alone…a nice bed…you get the idea.
4. Get Disneymoon Celebration Buttons and wear your buttons proudly!! You never know what will happen when people know you are on your Disneymoon. You can get free “Just Married” and “Happily Ever After” buttons at your hotel, Guest Relations, or City Hall at the Magic Kingdom.
You’ll be amazed at how many random people will strike up a conversation with you because of the buttons and who knows, maybe some magic will make its way into your trip because you are an adorable couple. Also, have “just married” or “bride/groom” shirts made for your trip. You will love how these look in pictures!
5. Don’t forget to buy your bride and groom Mickey Mouse ears. Make sure you get them personalized with your names, wedding date, or “Mr./Mrs.”. Make them memorable, magical, and special to you both.
6. Share some drinks around the world in Epcot. Champagne in France? Yes, please! Nothing is more romantic than celebrating your love at the place where dreams come true.
7. Take a carriage ride. This can be done at Port Orleans and is only $45 for a 25 minute ride. Reservations can be made in advance. It’s a romantic trip around the quiet and very scenic resort grounds.
8. “Selfies” aren’t always the best quality pictures for special occasions. But, Photopass photographers are more than accommodating for all your picture needs and all your pictures are stored in one handy place online for when you get home. The Photopass CMs are found at the most iconic places around the Disney parks and are always ready to make some picture magic for you. They will even use your camera to snap pictures if you ask, in addition to their professional camera. You might also consider adding Memory Maker to your Disney World package to capture all of your happy memories!
9. Plan at least one romantic dinner for two. Disney World is more than cheeseburgers and French fries. In fact, some of the best restaurants in the world are located right on Disney property. For a little royal romance, try to get a dining reservation at Be Our Guest or Cinderella’s Royal Table.
10. See the Wishes Fireworks show! Nothing says romance like a castle, a fabulous view of Fantasyland, and great food. Plan on finishing dinner early enough to watch the spectacular Wishes show, along with having one of the best views of the fireworks in the heart of Fantasyland.
11. Take a long walk on the beach. Take a long walk on the beach at the Polynesian Resort all culminating with watching fireworks beachside after dark. Make an early reservation at ‘Ohana, eat dinner, and then take your new spouse for a walk on the beach. You two can watch the Wishes fireworks together privately on the beach with your toes in the sand, hand in hand.
Speaking of the beach, if you are taking a more relaxing route for your Disneymoon, don’t forget to check out the movies on the Disney beaches. The beach hotels will have more information about movies on the beach and it is always a good way to unwind after a long Disney day.
12. Schedule a 90 minute spa at Senses in the Grand Floridian. It’s a full service spa with everything from facials to massages. Get some relaxing time in between the hustle and bustle of your Disney vacation.
Finally, enjoy your Disneymoon!!! May the happiness you share together at Disney during your Disneymoon last for the rest of your lives together.
And they lived happily ever after! 🙂
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