Walt Disney World for Couples

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The Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect spot for an incredible family vacation. But did you know that it’s an amazing option for couples too? This is your guide to Walt Disney World for couples. We share our favorite reasons for a couple’s getaway, along with some of our favorite things to do during your visit!

Why Go to Walt Disney World?

The short answer to this question is – why not? The Walt Disney World Resort is a destination for guests of all ages. There is something for everyone at the parks, throughout the resort, and even beyond! You do not have to be a diehard “Disney Adult” to enjoy a vacation here. If you enjoy theme parks, experiencing different attractions, a lot of different food options, and the Disney atmosphere, this may be the perfect option. The Walt Disney World Resort is a good option for a honeymoon or getaway because it’s easy to get to. You may find direct flights, traveling to Orlando does not require a passport, and there are options for every budget too. Whether you want to get married here, are looking to plan the perfect honeymoon, or just want to get away with your sweetie, Walt Disney World has a lot to offer.

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Is It Fun Without the Kids?

The Walt Disney World Resort is a popular vacation destination for families! Many families dream of taking their little ones to Disney, where they will hug Mickey Mouse for the first time, meet their favorite princess and ride beloved attractions. It’s an unforgettable experience that you will no doubt love! However, did you know that Walt Disney World is also fun without kids? Yes, I’m telling you that you can have fun there without your children! This also applies if you do not have children. It is a different, yet equally amazing, experience visiting the parks without children. You may consider doing different things that you would not typically do if you were traveling with kids. For example, there are several wonderful signature dining experiences. There are some wonderful bars and lounges too. In addition, there are entertainment options, such as shows, that you may not think of attending with the kids. Although most things at the Walt Disney World Resort are kid-friendly, it’s always great to experience different things, from a different perspective. As a mom of four, I love bringing my kids to the parks and making those memories. However, I also love heading to the parks with my husband. We spent our honeymoon at the Walt Disney World Resort and still try to visit without the kids fourteen years later!

Reasons to Plan Your Getaway

Save Money…But Also Splurge

If you go without the kids, you will save money. You don’t have to find accommodations or meals for the whole family, you will save on airfare if you are flying, and you don’t have to worry about souvenirs for the whole family. Therefore, why not splurge? If it’s just you and your partner, why not stay in that deluxe resort? You could also enjoy some signature dining experiences that you may not typically choose when traveling with the kids. If you don’t have kids or are going on your honeymoon, there are many restaurants that are perfect for a romantic experience. Why not enjoy the ultimate Disney date night?

Less Planning

Now don’t get me wrong here. I love the planning aspects of a Walt Disney World vacation and there are things that typically need to be planned. However, there is much less to do if you are going with a partner or significant other versus children, especially young children. You do not need to worry about the stroller, extra clothes, snacks, etc. that you would likely be bringing with you for the kids. In addition, there is no nap time or scheduled mealtime, unless you want dining reservations or feel like a nap! You can also head to the parks early for rope drop, plan to stay out late, or do both! There is truly so much flexibility in your vacation experience.

Special Experiences

I already mentioned the signature dining experiences to make your trip special. Did you know that there are many other special experiences available to add some romance or special memories? For example, enjoy one of Disney’s behind-the-scenes tours or even a VIP tour. There are dessert parties available at the Magic Kingdom too. These are the perfect way to end your day while watching the fireworks!  If you would prefer a more active experience, consider horseback riding at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground or a ride on an all-terrain vehicle! For added relaxation, book a spa treatment with a couples massage. If you are looking to capture some special memories during your vacation, consider a Capture Your Moment photo session at one of the four theme parks.

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Enjoy the Adult-Oriented Activities and Nightlife

As mentioned above, there are many activities for the whole family at the Walt Disney World Resort. However, you don’t want to miss out on the nightlife or activities that are designed specifically for adults either. At Disney Springs, there is active nightlife every single night! From bars and lounges to shows, there is plenty to do well after the parks close for the evening. In addition, there are lounges at most Disney resorts as well and some offer entertainment such as live music. Head on over to Jellyrolls at Disney’s BoardWalk for a great time at this piano bar, complete with dueling pianos and audience participation! That’s not all though. There are specialty beverage tastings such as Sangria University or the La Cava Experience. Some of the tours in the theme parks have age requirements too. For example, the Keys to the Kingdom Tour is an amazing behind-the-scenes experience for ages 16 and older.

Quality Time

Enjoy time as a couple at the Walt Disney World Resort. Sometimes, whether you have kids or not, it’s hard to make time for that date night. There are plenty of ways to do that at the Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you prefer to scream on your favorite rollercoaster, try some new foods or a favorite beverage, or enjoy a new experience such as a tour, you will make memories and spend time together as a couple. There is no better place to do that than the Most Magical Place on Earth!

Disney's Riviera Resort

Recommendations for Your Couple’s Getaway

Recommended Resorts

Value Resort

Our pick for a value resort for couples is Disney’s Pop Century Resort. This resort is located on the Disney Skyliner so it gives you easy access to both Disney’s Hollywood Studios and EPCOT. The theme here is the 20th century decades, with recognizable memorabilia for every generation, from Baby Boomers to Gen Xers and more.

Moderate Resort

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter is a moderate resort that offers a quaint vibe with great amenities. Unlike the other moderate resorts, this resort has a more intimate feel and you can easily walk from point A to point B in just a few minutes. It’s also easy to enjoy the shopping, dining, and nightlife at Disney Springs with a quick boat ride! Plus, who doesn’t love a good beignet? This is where you’ll find them!

Deluxe Resort

At Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, enjoy beautiful grounds, delicious dining options, and the convenience of a quick walk to the International Gateway at EPCOT! This deluxe resort offers the best pool on Disney property and is the perfect choice to enjoy some of the nightlife at the Walt Disney World Resort.

Deluxe Villa Resort

We recommend Disney’s Riviera Resort as a deluxe villa option at the Walt Disney World Resort. This resort is absolutely stunning. There are villas of various sizes including studios and there are also Tower Studios, designed for two guests. In addition, there are stunning views, including those of the fireworks at EPCOT.

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Recommended Dining Experiences

Signature Dining Experiences

If you are looking for a special dining experience, consider booking a signature restaurant. With the best cuisine options, some amazing views, and stellar service, these restaurants are the perfect way to have a romantic evening. Please note, these restaurants have a dress code to enhance your dining experience.

Character Meals

To add some fun to your couple’s vacation, consider a character meal! Our favorites are Garden Grill at EPCOT and Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort. These restaurants book quickly so make sure you have your travel advisor at Key to the World Travel help you with grabbing those reservations!

Themed Dining

For themed dining experiences at the theme parks or at Disney Springs, we suggest Raglan Road or one of several restaurants at EPCOT such as Teppan Edo or La Hacienda de San Angel. Each of these options is at a moderate price point but are great choices for a delicious meal.

Recommended Things to Do

Now, let’s talk about some things to do around the Walt Disney World Resort. Whether you are in the parks or looking for alternatives outside the parks, the choices are endless!

Outside the Theme Parks

Start your day off with breakfast at one of the amazing restaurants on Disney property. We love Steakhouse 71 or the Grand Floridian Café. If you are looking for some pool time, consider renting a cabana for an added bit of luxury. For even more relaxation, a couples massage is an option at the Grand Floridian Spa, along with a range of spa treatments and salon services. Consider heading over to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground if you’d like a little more adventure. There are various activities including horseback riding, canoeing, boat rentals, archery, and more. For a fun activity where you can bring out your artsy side, there are different opportunities at the resort hotels. Consider painting or creating mosaic art at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort.

Inside the Theme Parks

If you are thinking beyond the rides and attractions, consider taking a tour at the theme parks. From savoring the Savanna to learning about the Keys to the Kingdom, you are sure to find something that catches your interest! Then, don’t forget to experience some thrills! The Guardians of the Galaxy – Cosmic Rewind is an amazing attraction that will have you singing along as you twist and turn! A couple’s getaway is a great way to experience the Walt Disney World Resort.



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