How to Make the Most of Your Walt Disney World Honeymoon
Walt Disney World is a fantastic place for a vacation and an even better place for a wedding, but did you know that 'the happiest place on Earth' is also a great spot for a honeymoon? With luxury hotels, world-class restaurants and a fantastic staff ready to make your every dream come true, there are few better places to relax and start off your marriage. Below find the best tips and tricks to make the most of your Disney honeymoon.
Walt Disney World Honeymoon Tip #1: Take an early fall trip.
That dusky time right between summer and fall is one of the best times to visit Disney World, particularly if you won't have little ones in tow. From late-August to early-October you can score fantastic deals on air and rooms as the family crowd wanes and the park shuffles to fill rooms. Plus, this quiet time means less lines and better dinner reservations.
Walt Disney World Honeymoon Tip #2: Splurge on a honeymoon suite.
Sure, there are dozens of wonderful resorts and hotels in Orlando, but a Disney honeymoon deserves a special touch. The Grand Floridian, which connects right to the Magic Kingdom by walking path, ferry, or monorail, offers the best honeymoon suite in the park with a private concierge on the quiet honeymoon level of the hotel and a romantic whirlpool tub in-room. For a more exotic honeymoon stay, Disney's Polynesian Resort houses spacious suites in their own building with private lagoon views.
Walt Disney World Honeymoon Tip #3: Take advantage of a dining plan.
Walt Disney World offers 5 different dining plans that can be purchased as part of your vacation package. They range in offerings from simple packages that feature 2 quick service park meals and one sit-down dinner a day to more ambitious packages with wine, cocktails and lavish desserts included. Guests on the dining plan often have first call when it comes to making reservations at hard to reach restaurants and dinner shows, character dining, and even in-room dining apply. With that out of the way you can decide whether a pretzel bread stick at Epcot's Le Cellier will hit the spot, or if Artist's Point's truffle potatoes are a better fit - yum!
Walt Disney World Honeymoon Tip #4: Make the most of your memories.
Extras abound at Walt Disney World where the motto is 'have a magical day!' When you check-in, don't forget to tell the staff that you're there for a honeymoon stay and don't be surprised if a complimentary upgrade, glasses of wine, or other goodies are awaiting you up in your room. You can score 'Just Married' pins at City Hall in the Magic Kingdom - they tip off cast members who are known to let you skip the line or take a snack for free. And don't be afraid to flash those pins to photographers you see around the park, too. A photo in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood Studios Park, or Expedition Everest in Animal Kingdom is a great counterpart to the wedding photos you just took!
Walt Disney World Honeymoon Tip #5: Don't forget to register.
Don't forget to take part in Disney World's honeymoon registry. By creating one and alerting guests prior to your wedding, you can assure that goodies will await you at the parks. Indulgences like spa treatments, dinners, and even park tickets can be purchased for you by friends and family and can take some of the financial weight off creating the perfect post-wedding trip.
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