Contrary to popular belief, Walt Disney World isn’t just for kids. After visiting the “Happiest Place on Earth” throughout my childhood years and young adult years, I find that I enjoy it much more now as a 21-year-old. Here are a few fun date ideas that young adults like me, (and those young at heart), are sure to enjoy at Walt Disney World.
10. Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
If you are stuck in the 1950’s like I am, you’ll know there’s no better date than sharing a banana split with your beau. At Beaches & Cream, you can do just that. Tip: Definitely make a reservation!
9. Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto
Nothing breaks the ice on a first date like screaming “two shots of rum!” with a bunch of other people in a bar. Trust me: go try the HippopotoMai-Tai at Trader Sam’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and you’ll see what happens.
8. Epcot’s Mexico pavilion
Ever since I was a young teen, I dreamed of having a date here at the San Angel Inn Restaurante. I don’t know if it’s the romantic, candle-lit mood lighting or the bottomless chips, but there’s just something about this place that gets me.
7. Disney’s Boardwalk
Take a stroll on the boardwalk and you’ll be sure to find a bunch of new additions, along with the classic sights and sounds that have been there since the beginning. Switch up your regular date routine by taking your significant other to the dueling piano bar, Jellyrolls, or on a boat ride to watch the fireworks in Epcot – which leads me to my next date idea.
Whether you check out the Wishes Nighttime Spectacular in Magic Kingdom or Illuminations: Reflections of Earth in Epcot, you’ll be sure to win the dating game. Fireworks aren’t something you see every day, (unless you’re in Disney of course), so be sure to hold your date close as you watch the fireworks together. Romantic level 9/10.
5. Horseback riding
At the Tri-Circle-D Ranch at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Lodge you and your date can spend the afternoon riding the beautiful trails around the resort on horseback. Talk about romantic… 10/10 for sure.
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4. California Grill
Men, take your lady up to California Grill for dinner. Yes, it is on the expensive side, but yes, it will also be worth it. California Grill is home to more wine and dining options than you can imagine – not to mention the incredible view of the Magic Kingdom from the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort.
3. The parks or water parks
If you and your date are both adrenaline junkies who happen to love Walt Disney World – aka a match made in heaven – why not spend a day in the parks together? Whether you take it slow, or try to do all four parks in one day, the time you spend together is sure to create memories you won’t want to forget.
2. Disney Springs
The new Disney Springs, (previously Downtown Disney), is full of new restaurants, shopping, and entertainment, making it the ideal date night location (or day date because those are fun too.) So hop on over to Disney Springs and experience all the new and wonderful places to go and see!
1. Cirque du Soleil, La Nouba
If you’ve never seen a show by cirque du soleil, please go see la nouba. It is my personal favorite show I have seen by them, and the talent is incredible. You will be on the edge of your seat – but don’t worry, I’m sure your date will be too so you won’t look too silly.