10 Magically Romantic Date Ideas Every Couple Should Do at Disney World
Disney World is home to wild rides, an intoxicating selection of boozy drinks, and some of the most romantic date spots of all the parks. From cheap and fun mini golf to an extravagant firework cruise, it's no lie that Walt Disney World really is the most magical place on Earth. Whether you and your SO are looking for something low-key and cute or over-the-top romantic, these date ideas are perfect for any and all Disney-loving couples. Read ahead to see the best date ideas at Disney World, and get ready to have the most enchanting time together yet.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
Epcot World Showcase Stroll
Sometimes a low-key park date is the perfect date, especially through Epcot's World Showcase. With so many shops and shows to enjoy, you can spend the whole evening here and never see everything.
The best part about this date is that it's free — that is, if you can resist the delicious food and drinks scattered around Epcot.
Drinks and Dancing
The premier place for drinks and dancing at Disney World is The Edison! This restaurant boasts a family-friendly atmosphere during the day but transforms into a lively 1920s club at night. The Edison features fantastic drinks and entertainment including contortionists, aerialists, live cabaret, DJs, and more. Guests 20 and under will not be permitted into The Edison after 10 p.m.
The average cost of a cocktail at The Edison is $14.
Ice Cream Night
You'd be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn't love ice cream, and the best place to get ice cream at Walt Disney World is Ample Hills Creamery at Disney's Boardwalk. You and your date can choose from a wide variety of flavors, from Ooey Gooey Butter Cake to Lemon Ice, and get a cup, cone, or sundae. If you're headed to the Boardwalk at night, you can grab some ice cream and enjoy a free movie on the lawn or a show by a magician or comedian by the lagoon.
The average cost of Ample Hills ice cream is about $7.
Disney World is home to two different mini golf locations with two courses each! Winter Summerland Miniature Golf is located right next to Blizzard Beach and features two 18-hole courses with a fun Winter or Summer theme. Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf is located right across from Hollywood Studios and features two 18-hole courses themed after the classic Disney film Fantasia.
Both courses are open from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m., and a round of miniature golf costs $14 per adult.
One of the tastiest Disney date ideas is getting the Sunday Supper at Enzo's Hideaway! This Italian family-style dining experience starts off with a huge charcuterie board, then you're served entrees of pasta, waygu short ribs, meatballs, sausage, and chicken, and the sweet ending is tiramisu, cannoli, and gelato. The best part of Sunday Supper is that guests can bring their own wine to dinner without a corkage fee!
Sunday Supper costs $45 per guest, but you'll definitely have leftovers to bring home for the next day's lunch!
Carriage Rides at Fort Wilderness
If you're looking for a more private date, a horse-drawn carriage ride at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground might be the right thing for you. Your ride will start at the main entrance of Crockett's Tavern and travel through the forest of Fort Wilderness.
Carriage rides are about 25 minutes and cost $55. Reservations are recommended and can be made 180 days in advance.
Brunch at The Top
One of the most extravagant dining experiences at Walt Disney World is brunch at The Top located at California Grill inside the Contemporary Resort. This brunch is a combination buffet and table service dining experience with endless mimosas, live music, and incredible views of Magic Kingdom. In the buffet, you'll find fresh pastries, charcuterie, sushi, and salads, and the menu boasts seasonal entrees and old favorites like shrimp and grits, lobster eggs benedict, and chicken and waffles.
Brunch at The Top is $95 per person.
Take a Tour
There are so many tours to enjoy at Disney World, and quite a few of them don't allow young children. One of our favorites for the couple who are obsessed with Disney is the Keys to the Kingdom tour at Magic Kingdom. It's a five-hour walking tour that will take you throughout the park and into the cast-only utilidor system, and you'll enjoy lunch at the park.
Keys to the Kingdom costs $99.
Disney has two full-service spas on property, one at The Grand Floridian and one at Saratoga Springs. If you're looking for something relaxing in the middle of your vacation, a day at the spa is just the ticket. Spa packages are available and treatment options are plentiful at Disney.
Spa treatments start at $135.
Private Fireworks Cruise
The ultimate date night means going all out for the best fireworks viewing money can buy! From the comfort of your own boat, you and your date can enjoy Magic Kingdom's Happily Ever After or Epcot's Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Each boat will have the soundtrack to the show on board to allow you to fully enjoy the fireworks.
The price depends on which boat you rent, but pricing starts at $299 for a 21-foot pontoon boat that seats eight. This could be a great double date idea!