When most guests imagine a Walt Disney World vacation, they might picture families spending time in the parks, long lines for attractions, crowds, or other negative images. However, Walt Disney World can be a truly magical vacation destination for guests of all ages, especially adults. There are plenty of experiences that can be considered indulgent and enjoyable for adult guests, and some of them can even be considered romantic when done right. These romantic experiences can be found throughout the entire Walt Disney World property, and when combined can result in a truly memorable day filled with relaxation, enjoyment, and romance. From decadent meals and moments of relaxation to unforgettable encounters and quiet moments, there are plenty of romantic things to do while on vacation. Here are ten ideas for a perfect Valentine’s Day while enjoying a Walt Disney World vacation.
1. Sleep In
An indulgent way to start any day in Walt Disney World is by turning off the alarm clock and sleeping in. While many guests love to get an early start in the morning to avoid crowds and the midday hot temperatures, a trip to Walt Disney World is still a vacation and guests deserve to relax a little bit. Couples who are looking to enjoy a relaxing Valentine’s Day on property should begin the experience by sleeping in and enjoying a late start.
2. Visit Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
After sleeping in, guests should head over to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for an unforgettable experience that will help them further relax. Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort is a fully functioning spa that offers many services including facials, massages, body therapies, nail treatments, and more. A romantic way to spend a morning on Valentine’s Day is by indulging in the Massage for Two which features a customized massage tailored to address individual needs and guests can choose from a fifty minute option or eighty minute options.
3. FastPasses at Disney’s Animal Kingdom
After a truly relaxing morning, guests can head over to Disney’s Animal Kingdom to enjoy some experiences that can be as romantic as they are adventurous. Guests should book a FastPass for Kilimanjaro Safaris which will allow them to feel as though they have jetted off on a romantic vacation on the African savannah, complete with up close views of exotic animals. Afterword, couples can use a FastPass on Avatar – Flight of Passage to further their romantic adventure by traveling to the breathtaking Valley of Mo’ara for an unforgettable adventure that is sure to never be forgotten.
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4. Drinks & Small Bites at Nomad Lounge
After enjoying Pandora – The World of Avatar, guests can head back to a lounge location situated on the bridge that leads back to Discovery Island in Disney’s Animal Kingdom. Nomad Lounge features both an outdoor patio and beautiful indoor dining area where couples can relax with indulgent small bites and cocktails while taking in amazing artwork and artifacts from around the world. A perfect small lunch on Valentine’s Day can include small bites such as the Smoked Pork Ribs, Tuna Poke Bowl, Wagyu Beef Sliders, and Chicken Satay paired with indulgent cocktails like the Lamu Libation, Mustang Coffee, Night Monkey, Jenn’s Tattoo, and Boto-Rita.
5. Relax Poolside
After enjoying adventures and lunch in Disney’s Animal Kingdom, couples should plan on heading back to their Disney Resorts to enjoy a little poolside relaxation on Valentine’s Day. Each Disney Resort features at least one pool that is beautifully themed to offer guests the chance to soak up the sun and relax. With comfortable lounge chairs, warm water, and the chance to kick back and spend time together, lounging poolside is the perfect afternoon activity for couples.
6. Meet Minnie and Mickey
After recharging and relaxing by the pool, couples on Valentine’s Day can head towards the Magic Kingdom to enjoy a special experience. Walt Disney World was famously all started by a mouse, and couples can enjoy meeting the original two lovebirds of Disney- Minnie and Mickey. Both characters are waiting to meet guests in special outfits at Town Square Theater just inside of the park’s main entrance, and this special meet and greet is a great way to take some memorable Valentine’s photos.
7. Watch the Sunset on Cinderella Castle
After meeting Minnie and Mickey, guests should head down Main Street and take in all of the beautiful architecture before finding themselves in the hub with sweeping views of gorgeous Cinderella Castle. Here couples should find a comfortable spot on the grass and relax while taking in a sunset on Cinderella Castle. Between people watching and beautiful skies, a sunset in this location can be a romantic way to spend some time on Valentine’s Day.
8. Shop on Main Street
After enjoying the sunset, couples should head back down Main Street and enjoy some time shopping in the many sores found there. From the Emporium to Crystal Arts, each store on Main Street is unique and sells some truly wonderful items that couples will love to browse together. Some guests might enjoy picking up a souvenir to wear or use for the rest of their trip while others might want to splurge on a piece of art or collectible to always help commemorate such a great Valentine’s Day.
9. Dinner at California Grill
After shopping, the perfect location to enjoy dinner on Valentine’s Day can be found over at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The California Grill is situated at the top of the Disney Resort and offers amazing views of Seven Seas Lagoon, the Magic Kingdom, and surrounding Disney Resort. Open for dinner each night, the restaurant focuses on the flavors and ingredients of California served up in inventive and delicious ways. With romantic views and ambiance, couples will absolutely love enjoying a Valentine’s Day dinner featuring menu options such as Cauliflower and Apple Soup, Sonoma Goat Cheese Ravioli, Grilled Colorado Bison Loin, Tonkotsu Ramen, Black Grouper, and Ora King Salmon.
10. Unforgettable Fireworks View
Any dinner at the California Grill offers guests the opportunity to head to an outdoor viewing deck that offers simply unbeatable views of the Magic Kingdom. There, guests can enjoy one of the best locations to watch Happily Ever After in all of Walt Disney World. Couples who are celebrating Valentine’s Day in Walt Disney World will absolutely love taking in the show from this view as it is the perfect way to end any romantic day on property!