10 Magical Perks of Honeymooning at Walt Disney World
Sure, traditional honeymoon spots like Hawaii, Europe, and the Caribbean are fun, romantic, and beautiful, but for Disney fans, there's no better place to celebrate your post-wedding bliss than Walt Disney World. In addition to accommodating lots of different budgets thanks to a number of resort options and dining packages, a celebration at the most magical place on Earth offers a combination of excitement, relaxation, adventure, and romance — not to mention some special perks along the way. If you already have your pixie dust-filled honeymoon on the books or are thinking about booking it, keep reading for 10 reasons a Walt Disney World honeymoon is the absolute best.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
There's Incredibly Romantic Dining
What better time than a honeymoon to splurge on one of WDW's more romantic restaurants? At the top of the list is Victoria & Albert's at the Grand Floridian, a AAA Five-Diamond dining experience that's for adults only. Other places to celebrate your love over a fancy meal include Le Cellier Steakhouse in the Canada pavilion in Epcot, California Grill in the Contemporary Resort (which offers amazing fireworks views), and Monsieur Paul, a secluded eatery in the France part of Epcot. If you're on a budget, go to Tony's in the Magic Kingdom and reenact the famous spaghetti kiss from Lady and the Tramp.
You Can Really Relax
Disney World isn't just about rides and Mickey and Minnie Mouse (but let's be honest, those reasons alone are enough to visit); there are a ton of things to do for couples looking to relax. From spa treatments to relaxing by the pool to boating and golfing, there are so many things adults can do to unwind while taking a break from the parks.
You Get "Happily Ever After" Buttons
Disney offers an array of celebratory buttons to guests for free, but the "Happily Ever After" ones are the sweetest. In addition to being an adorable item for your outfits and vacation photos, the buttons will bring many "Congratulations!" from cast members are fellow parkgoers — and perhaps some fun extras (champagne or desserts at restaurants, for example) if they're feeling generous.
You Can Wear Wedding Mickey Ears
We all know that going to a Disney park requires the appropriate accessories — and yes, I'm talking about the ears. Disney's custom ear collection is growing every day it seems, but it's the bride and groom ears ($17 each) that are a must wear for newlyweds. After all, if you didn't buy wedding ears, did you really even honeymoon in Disney?
You Get to Travel Around the World
Maybe you didn't make it overseas for your honeymoon, but a Disney World honeymoon can make it feel like you did thanks to the World Showcase in Epcot. Try the wine walk in France, catch a foreign film in China, or have a romantic dinner in Italy.
There Are Romantic Modes of Transportation
Buses and monorails are fine, but to really get in a more romantic frame of mind, try a horse-drawn carriage ride at the Port Orleans Resort or Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort. There's also relaxing cruises on one of the yachts that depart from the Yacht and Beach Club hotels.
You Can Get In-Room Deliveries
Surprise your new spouse with Disney's in-room celebrations available throughout their resorts. You can select from an array of surprise gifts delivered to your room, including bouquets, champagne, and rose petals. Prices vary.
You Can Start a Disney Honeymoon Fund
One financial perk of having a Walt Disney World honeymoon? You can ask family and friends to pitch in for it as part of your wedding gift. Disney offers a gift registry for Disney honeymooners, so people can chip in on everything from park tickets and accommodations to dining plans, special events, and tours, or even shopping trips.
There Are Behind-the-Scenes Tours
There Are Couple Photo Opportunities
Want the cutest honeymoon photos? You're in luck at Disney World, since it has more photo ops than you can count. From striking a pose in front of Cinderella's Castle or Spaceship Earth to screaming down Splash Mountain (#fallingintomarriedlife), you'll have the best photos to document your newly cemented status as spouses. Rely on Disney's Photopass services to give you the best quality ones without having to constantly ask strangers to take your photo.