If you and your spouse-to-be are looking for the perfect honeymoon destination, we have some great news: Disney World is a great choice! We’ve put together this guide to help you plan your magical trip
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Disney World Resort Honeymoon Quick Takes
- When to go: early spring and mid-fall. Try to avoid holidays and school breaks to minimize the biggest crowds, too.
- How long to stay: five days to a full week.
- Best Luxury Disney World Resort: Fours Seasons Resort Orlando
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Planning Your Disney World Honeymoon
Disney World is a great option for honeymooners. Not only are there great opportunities for romance and time together, but you can also experience the happiest place on earth with good food and a little thrill. Before the honeymoon, it’s a good idea to put in the planning to make sure you have as little stress as possible.
When Should you go on a Honeymoon to Disney?
Although your wedding might be in August, summer is Walt Disney World’s muggiest and most crowded season. Stick to early spring and mid-fall, and avoid holidays and school breaks in order to guarantee a less crowded and more romantic honeymoon.
There is nothing wrong with having a honeymoon a few months after your wedding and going to Disney during the best time of year for you.
How Long Should You Honeymoon at Disney?
There’s so much to do at Walt Disney World. No one can see everything in one visit, but with a little planning (and scheduling in some downtime), you can spend your post-wedding days in bliss, not stressed.
How long you stay is up to you. If you want to make sure you get in all tons of attractions and activities, you are going to need five days to a week. The good thing is that the longer your stay, the cheaper park tickets become each day.
Within a week, you can go to one park each day, which is plenty of time to ride all the rides, see a show or two and relax. On days you are not at the parks you can enjoy the other many attractions at your resort or in the surrounding areas.
If you do not want to spend your whole honeymoon in Disney World, I recommend going for 3 days. This is enough time for you to hit many of the park highlights; just pick the attractions that matter most to you.
We went to Disney for 3 days and were able to ride almost all the main rides we wanted to at all the parks. There is so much more to see and do, but we got to do all the main stuff we cared about, except dining experiences. We spent the rest of our time at other parks in the area.
4 Reasons to Honeymoon at Disney World
If you’re still wondering if Disney World is worth it for a honeymoon, consider these top reasons people choose it.
The Rides Are Top Notch
The latest rides are even more thrilling but take the strategy to visit without crazy lines. I’m talking about the new Avatar rides and Toy Story area. The Avatar Flight of the Passage ride may be the most thrilling ride I have ever been on but can be over 2 hours of wait time.
We love thrilling roller coasters like Space Mountain in the Magic Kingdom, Expedition Everest in the Animal Kingdom, or Aerosmith’s Rockin Roller Coaster in Disney Hollywood Studios. Personally, I need a little variety so we enjoy the thrill rides mixed in with the other fun rides like Splash Mountain, Test Track, and Soarin. Then there are the classics like Haunted Mansion and Peter Pan that cannot be missed.
The Walt Disney World Resort is full of amazing restaurants and experiences. Within the park, you can enjoy unique treats and food events like the Food and Wine Festival. The last time we were there, we enjoyed all the small samples of food at Epcot.
If you are a foodie, take some time to research where you want to eat before you go. Victoria & Albert’s is a great option for fine dining, Ohana is a crowd-pleasing character meal with family-style served Hawaiian-themed meals and I think the best food in the parks is in the Animal Kingdom. Those are just a few places to start looking but keep in mind you need to make reservations in advance for many of the restaurants.
The honeymoon is a time to indulge and there are plenty of experiences you can try during your honeymoon. To relax, you should try a couple’s massage or take a boat ride from the resort to the park. Make reservations at one of the restaurants with a good view of the fireworks. Go for a horse-drawn carriage ride, or find a unique way to celebrate that is special for you.
You can enjoy a honeymoon at Disney almost at any time of the year due to the great weather in Orlando. Additionally, there are several other parks and attractions in the area you can enjoy. You can also couple your Disney vacation with a trip to the beach or even a Honeymoon cruise.
Disney World Honeymoon Packages
All Disney World Honeymoon Packages are custom-made based on the wishes and budget of the couple. We can also include time at Universal Studios or other activities in the Orlando area during your trip.
Featured Travel Package
7 Night Disney World & Universal Honeymoon Package
Split your time between Walt Disney World & Universal Orlando.
- 7 nights at a Value Resort
- 4 day park tickets to Walt Disney World Resort
- 3 day park tickets to Universal Orlando Resort
Many couples find both Disney and Universal Studios magical so why not enjoy both? With 7 nights you can explore both while staying at the resort hotel of your choice or even a luxury hotel between the two. Start your honeymoon at Disney World, exploring the parks over 4 days. Stay at the Disney World Resort accommodations with a shuttle service to Universal Studios for 2 days.
- Talk to our Disney World Expert
- Planning Your Disney World Honeymoon
- Disney World Honeymoon Packages
- 7 Night Disney World & Universal Honeymoon Package
- Best Disney World Resorts for Honeymoons
- Benefits of Staying at a Disney World Resort
- What is Included in Walt Disney World Resort Honeymoons?
- Things to do During Your Disney Honeymoon
- What to do Beyond Disney World
- Disney World Honeymoon Cost
- Disney World Honeymoon Planning Tips
- Talk to our Disney World Expert
Best Disney World Resorts for Honeymoons
There are so many choices when it comes to accommodations for your Honeymoon at Disney World. The first thing to choose is if you want to stay at a Disney property or not. The only disadvantage to staying on property is the cost, it is going to be more expensive. But with that comes many advantages.
Four Seasons Resort Orlando
If you have the budget, the Four Seasons is our top recommendation for a honeymoon stay at Disney for many reasons. The Four Seasons luxe rooms feature marble bathrooms, and in-mirror televisions, and are the largest guest rooms by the square foot in Orlando.
Honeymooners will enjoy the simple detail of having do not disturb buttons at the side of the Four Seasons bed. Out of the balcony, you will have a perfect view of the evening fireworks show. Here you will also find the only adult-only pool at Disney.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and Villas
The best part about staying at the Animal Kingdom Lodge is being in the middle of all the animals. From Savannah rooms, guests are able to see animals out in the fields. There are even viewing stations that include night-vision binoculars.
For dining, there are several options with the most well-known being Jiko – The Cooking Place. This fine-dining restaurant serves African-style food cooked in wood-burning ovens. For an extra-special night, you can book a meal and a safari together!
Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
A more budget-friendly option, Disney’s Port Orleans Resort, located in Disney Springs, has a cozy southern feel. You can stroll the quaint streets of the French Quarter, or the more rustic Riverside area, with tree-lined passageways and horse-drawn carriages. If you enjoy jazz music, the Scat Cat’s Club is a great lounge to visit.
Benefits of Staying at a Disney World Resort
When you look into the benefits of staying at a Disney resort, you may find that it’s worth the extra money. And these benefits make it easier for you to enjoy your time in and around the park. Consider these benefits as you start planning your Disney World honeymoon.
Extra Magic Hours
If you stay at a Disney resort, you are allowed to experience Extra Magic Hours. This is an hour before or after a park opens for the public where only resort guests are allowed in parks. This extra hour can mean several short lines to the most popular rides.
Extra Disney Magic
A lot of extra Disney magic will happen at your resort, as compared to what happens in the parks. You may find surprises in your room or get a few extra fast passes, and you have many more dining options in the resorts.
Disney Dining Passes
When staying at a Disney World property you can purchase a dining plan.
Ease of Transportation
By staying at a Disney resort you can take a bus to get anywhere. Beyond that, you are always close to a Disney Park.
What is Included in Walt Disney World Resort Honeymoons?
Choosing to stay at a Disney World Resort for your honeymoon doesn’t just give you the chance to be at the happiest place on earth. It’s not even about the chance to enjoy a few amusement park rides or catch some time at the beach.
Staying and honeymooning at a Disney World Resort means you don’t need to think about a lot of those extra little details. There are tons of things included in your stay at a Disney World Resort.
Disney offers a variety of packages that bundle park tickets, room, dining, and transportation. Prices vary depending on the date, park, season, and rotating promotions. Contact us for the latest deals.
Want photographic souvenirs of your memories taken by pros? With a purchase of the Memory Maker package through Disney’s PhotoPass, you get unlimited downloads of your PhotoPass photos and videos, select attraction and character dining photos, discounts on prints, plus fun digital borders and stickers. Bring on the scrapbooking!
If you book through a Magic Your Way Package, make sure you add on the Disney Dining Plan. Once you choose your plan level (Quick Service, Dining, and Deluxe Dining), you are allotted a number of credits per day for snacks, quick service meals, and table service meals, which are redeemable at most of the over 140 restaurants.
If you know you’ll be taking advantage of the property’s wide variety of cuisines, this is a great way to let yourself sample the smorgasbord. One credit includes one entrée, one dessert, and one drink, regardless of the listed price, making this the best value for eating well. Different resorts may offer different deals on dining plans, so be sure to compare your options if you book a Disney resort.
And don’t forget to make reservations early (up to 180 days) so that you and your sweetheart can spend a candlelit night recreating the scene from Lady and the Tramp, and not waiting outside the California Grill for an hour getting hangry.
Things to do During Your Disney Honeymoon
Obviously, you are going to want to enjoy the parks during your stay, but there is so much more you can do to make your trip special. Here are a few ideas.
Get “Just Married” Buttons or Bride and Groom Ears
Let people know you are on your honeymoon! By wearing bride and groom mouse ears or a “Just Married” button, you may be treated with some special care by some Cast members to try to make your vacation special.
You never know what little surprises await just around the river bend: free dessert, special ride, and parade perks, or maybe even a special phone call from Mickey Mouse – not to mention attention from guests and cast members congratulating you throughout your stay.
I highly recommend you wear matching couples shirts to let everyone know it’s your Disney honeymoon. Not only will everyone know what you are celebrating but they make a great souvenir.
Drink and Eat Around the World
You may not be leaving the United States for your honeymoon, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add some international flavor to your honeymoon. At Epcot, you can enjoy foor from around the world as you visit the various pavilions.
Enjoy Fine Dining
If you purchased a dining package, this will be included in some of your meals. If not, it is worth the splurge to enjoy a fine dining meal during your honeymoon at Disney. There are dozens of amazing food options so do some research before you go and make reservations well in advance. You can always cancel them later.
Do a photoshoot
When purchasing your Disney World Honeymoon package, purchase the Disney Memory Maker. This makes it easy to get photos of yourselves during your trip without worrying about getting a stranger to take one with your phone. The PhotoPass photographers are strategically placed throughout the parks and hotels at the best places to get a photo taken.
Splurge on Your Hotel
The on-site Disney hotels are expensive, but if there is ever a time to splurge, your honeymoon is the time to do it. It is worth it to spend less time and money on transportation and parking.
What to do Beyond Disney World
The park at Disney World gets a lot of attention, as it should. But that’s not the only thing the area has to offer honeymooners. There are other attractions and hot spots to consider as you begin planning your trip to Disney World.
Of course, Disney is not the only player in the theme park game you should consider during your honeymoon in Orlando. Universal Studios is half an hour’s drive north toward Orlando and offers three theme parks, featuring a range of rides from zany to thrilling, plus the magical Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
If marine life floats your boat, SeaWorld Orlando is located about halfway between Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. With rides, live entertainment, and exclusive animal experiences, this wet and wild theme park is a fun way to beat the heat.
Visit Discovery Cove
For a relaxing, but exciting day, you can spend a day at Discovery Cove, an all-inclusive day spa with dolphins swims, snorkeling a heated lazy river. You can also get a packaged price with other SeaWorld parks included.
If you need a day (or two) of peace away from the theme park whirlwind and the gleeful screams of children, consider renting a car and visiting one of the many suburbs of sprawling Orlando, such as Winter Park or Thornton Park, or visit the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex at Cape Canaveral, just over an hour’s drive from Walt Disney World.
For a saucy night out, attend Treasure Tavern Burlesque, Comedy & Dinner Show for an evening of adult entertainment with acrobatics, music, comedy acts, dancing, and world-class dining.
Need a beach day? Florida has more sandy shores than you can shake your sunscreen at. St. Pete Beach (2 hours from Walt Disney World) is a picture-perfect white sand beach on the Gulf with hotels, shopping, and water sports.
For a more natural beach, visit Canaveral National Seashore (1.5 hours from Walt Disney World) – you may even spot nesting sea turtles on the shores of this National Park.
Disney World Honeymoon Cost
The average price for a five-night stay at Walt Disney World ranges from $2000 to $4000 per person, depending on the time of year you go and the level of accommodation you choose.
For park tickets, prices vary drastically. The longer you stay, the less they cost daily, but prices fluctuate throughout the year. Additionally, the ability to go to more than one park in a day will cost even more with a park hopper. Plan to spend around $1000-$1200 for passes for two people for a 5-day pass, or more per day if you go for fewer days.
Accommodations and food vary greatly as well depending on where you want to stay. Altogether, most couples spend between $4000-$10,000 for a 5-night package.
Disney Honeymoon Registry
Honeymooning at Walt Disney World can be a lavish experience, and it’s easy for the expenses to add up. But there’s no need to wish upon a star: the Disney Honeymoon Registry helps your wedding guests fund the honeymoon of your dreams.
By using this online service (complimentary for Disney Resort Hotel couples), your friends and family can choose gifts and experiences directly from a Disney honeymoon catalog, including dining and theater packages, park tickets, a carriage ride – even a VIP safari!
The Disney Honeymoon Registry functions like the registry for marriages in a store like Target or Cartier & Barrels — but instead of requesting a blender, you ask for breakfast with Mickey Mouse or a weekend in the Magical Kingdom.
When creating a Disney account online you and a friend can choose from various activities to give a wedding visitor a choice of. This will ease some costs of your honeymoon — and in some Disney resorts, these costs can skyrocket without any care. If you have a familiarity with Hitchd honeymoon money then you’ll see a similar premise. Your guest purchases the event, not the gift.
Disney World Honeymoon Planning Tips
The good news is you don’t have to do the planning all on your own. There are experts that can help you check all the boxes and make your honeymoon everything you’ve ever dreamed of.
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We can help you plan your honeymoon from start to finish making sure you get the best reservations available and the best deal. If you do not want to work with a Disney travel agent you can also join Disney World Facebook groups to help you plan your honeymoon. They are full of people who go to the park regularly and will help you with any question you have.
Some splurge every trip while others stick to a tight budget. Do not be shy to ask questions, and to share your plans with the group. The seasoned Disney vets can really help you create the perfect plan and make sure you don’t miss any details.
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He is an expert travel advisor and enthusiast. He has traveled extensively in the USA, Central American, South America and Europe. He has visited every Sandals Resort and is one of a select few Diamond Elite members of the Sandals Chairman’s Royal Club.
Dan graduated from Johnson & Wales University with an associate degree in Culinary Arts. Later he graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies with a focus on people and culture.