Unique Date Ideas in Walt Disney World

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The Walt Disney World Resort is an extremely popular destination for families, especially those with young children, as it is filled with plenty of family-friendly experiences and attractions throughout the Disney Parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs. While this is certainly true, the Walt Disney World Resort can also be a really romantic place for couples who can spend quality time together enjoying amazing cuisine at the Disney dining location, classic and thrilling attractions throughout the Disney Parks, unforgettable entertainment throughout the property, and more.

In addition to typical dates like special restaurants and live music, the Walt Disney World Resort is actually home to some really unique experiences that couples can enjoy for special and different date nights. From soaring high above the property to dancing and more, let’s check out some unique date night ideas for Guests to enjoy at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Vintage Amphicar Tour

The Boathouse dock and main building

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Disney Springs is a very popular date night destination for Guests at the Walt Disney World Resort thanks to countless dining locations, lounges, live entertainment, shopping, and more that can easily fill an entire day, let alone an evening. In addition to all of these great experiences, a unique date idea that Guests can enjoy can be found at The Boathouse, which combines the best of land and sea.

The Vintage Amphicar Tours invite Guests to board perfectly restored Amphicars from the 1960s that begin on a dry loading dock right next to the table service restaurant and soon set sail across Lake Buena Vista for a scenic cruise around the water. Throughout twenty minutes, Guests can kick back, relax, and take in beautiful sights in both Disney Springs and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa while chatting with a knowledgeable captain that can explain all about how the impressive Amphicars work.

Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight

Aerophile Balloon at Disney Springs

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Also found in Disney Springs is another unique date idea that alternatively brings Guests up. The Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight is a massive helium balloon permanently tethered in the West Side that offers Guests the chance to hop on board a small observation deck and soar four hundred feet in the air to take in unparalleled views of the Walt Disney World Resort.

Open both during the day, and at night, the Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight features three hundred and sixty-degree views lasting eight minutes for a romantic and fun date option!


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Disney’s BoardWalk is a great date night option at the Walt Disney World Resort as the area perfectly combines the charm of the Atlantic boardwalk and seaside with lovely views of Crescent Lake and lots of dining and entertainment options.

A fun and interactive date option on Disney’s BoardWalk is Jellyrolls, a dueling piano bar for Guests twenty-one and older where a full bar is available, and the tunes are always flowing. Guests who visit Jellyrolls are both encouraged to drop suggestions in jars for the pianists as well as sing along to everything from music from the Disney Parks to nineties hits and more.

Atlantic Dance Hall

Exterior of Atlantic Dance Hall

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Also found on Disney’s BoardWalk is the Atlantic Dance Hall, a unique location at the Walt Disney World Resort that is open to Guests twenty-one and older. Open on select nights, the Atlantic Dance Hall features a retro and art deco ballroom with a massive dance floor where Guests can boogie the night away to favorite songs from the eighties, nineties, and today late into the night.

With drink options available and the chance to rock out with Disney’s BoardWalk and Crescent Lake in the background, the Atlantic Dance Hall is a fun, and unique date option Guests won’t forget.

Monorail Crawl

EPCOT Monorail with Spaceship Earth in Background

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Sure the Monorail is a convenient form of complimentary Disney transportation, but it can also be a means of getting around on a fun date night around Seven Seas Lagoon and the Magic Kingdom. The Monorail connects Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney’s Contemporary Resort, each of which are home to some amazing locations where Guests can enjoy unforgettable dining and lounge options.

Some great options to stop and enjoy throughout the Monorail line include California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, and Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

Snack Around the World

Hummus Fries

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Guests who consider themselves foodies can enjoy a unique date over in EPCOT’s World Showcase. Well known for its countless dining and culinary options, World Showcase is home to eleven different pavilions that serve up cuisine from around the world for Guests to sample and enjoy. A unique date that Guests can experience is snacking their way through all eleven pavilions with both savory and sweet delicious options along the way.

Some highlights not to miss are School Bread from Kringla Bakeri Og Kafe in the Norway Pavilion, Elote from Choza de Margarita in the Mexico Pavilion, Kakigori from Kabuki Café in the Japan Pavilion, and House-made Hummus Fries from Spice Road Table in the Morocco Pavilion.

Roller Coaster Tour

Slinky Dog Dash Rollercoaster

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Thrill seekers at the Walt Disney World Resort looking to enjoy a unique date together can explore the fur Disney Parks to experience a roller coaster tour!

While it takes a little park hopping from one location to another, Guests can check out Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain, Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and The Barnstormer in the Magic Kingdom, Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind in EPCOT, Slinky Dog Dash and Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith in Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain in Disney’s Animal Kingdom.

About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.