Any adult fan of Disney will know that there are plenty of romantic things to do at Disney World. Those who aren’t as big of a Disney fan may not understand the magic but it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.
Every time I go to Disney World I discover a new thing, area or even place that is romantic or just for us adults. That is what really surprises me each and every time, Disney doesn’t just have to be for the kids and families. Here are my top romantic things to do at Disney World…
We got engaged at Disney World in 2018 in front of the castle and it was the best moment of my life. There were cheers, congratulations and clapping. It was a magical experience and I loved every minute of it.
Now though that is probably one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World (though make sure you’re not holding a dole whip as I did!). It isn’t the only thing you can do to express your love for your other half.
I decided the best way to do this was create budget categories. Now this doesn’t mean you are been cheap or that you don’t care. We all know if you are taking the time to look at romantic things to do at Disney World you are already loving enough.
This is more to help you decide what you want to do, how much you want to spend etc. I understand that if you are travelling far and paying for your tickets, transport and hotel then things like a private tour might be a little out of budget. I understand that you may also be celebrating something huge and you really want to go all out.
- Budget $
- Have A Glass Of Champagne In France
- Get A New And Exciting Picture In Front Of The Castle
- Wear Matching T-shirts
- Buy A Souvenir With The Year On
- Watch The Fireworks From The Polynesian Village
- Try Out The Huge Mickey And Minnie Ice Cream Buckets
- Visit On Dapper Day
- Go Pin Trading
- Head To Disney’s Boardwalk And Go Dancing
- Budget $$
- Budget $$$
This category is small things that you might look at doing/purchasing anyway or items in that price range. Some of these may even be free as they are included in your Disney World ticket price.
Have A Glass Of Champagne In France
This can also relate to any beverage you like in any of the countries and parks. There are plenty of unique snacks and drinks all over the parks. The most commonly known and easily found are the ones in Epcot.
I decided to choose France as it is a romantic country in itself and Paris is known for romance. You can get a glass of champagne and toast in Paris as the sun sets. Alternatively, if a cup of tea and fish and chips sound more appealing why not do it!
Get A New And Exciting Picture In Front Of The Castle
This is completely free and still to this day one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World. I always want a new picture in front of the castle, it shows us growing as a couple and enjoying our trips and I love it.
We don’t do anything special like wear certain t-shirts or do special poses but just having the pictures makes me happy.
Wear Matching T-shirts
I absolutely love seeing the t-shirts and Disney apparel as there are so many different versions and types. Having matching T-shirt’s is one romantic thing to do at Disney World. You can find them in Disney shops, online and even make them yourself.
Though Cora and I haven’t quite pulled this look off yet, there is still time. You will see so many couples dressed to match and co-ordinate.
Buy A Souvenir With The Year On
If you are headed to Disney World for a special occasion or just because you love the magic then why not get a little something to remember your trip by. If you are planning on staying on site you get a number of benefits, one of ours was a $200 gift card.
With this, we FINALLY bought ourselves a bauble for our Christmas tree. We have waited for years to get a bauble and since we got married there we decided to make it more special by getting the wedding bauble with 2019 written on it. Though this may be something you might do on your frequent visits it is still one of my romantic things to do at Disney World.
You can find the Christmas shop at Disney Springs where they also sell all festive items along with personalisation too.
If you don’t want to carry it around either if you are staying on site you can get it delivered to your room. You can find a number of items across the parks and resorts with dates on or locations of the resorts if you are wanting to get something to take home and reminisce of your time.
Watch The Fireworks From The Polynesian Village
This theoretically should be free, I have done research on forums and Disney itself to see if I can find out more information. If you are looking for a new place to view the fireworks head to the Polynesian Village to find a spot and watch the fireworks from afar. This will also be great if you are wanting to avoid the crowds and rush to get out of the park.
Try Out The Huge Mickey And Minnie Ice Cream Buckets
Some of the best things about Disney World is the food. There is no doubt that they work hard to keep the food on theme and ace it every time. There is the popular chocolate covered mickey mouse apples many people love but the ice creams are coming up in the ranks.
There have been a few new releases over the past couple of months and food fans have been going crazy. One major ice cream bucket is the Mickey and Minnie kitchen sinks.
They are basically a bucket style container in the shape of Mickey and Minnie’s skirt and trousers with taps. This is filled with different flavours of ice cream, whipped cream, chocolate fudge brownie and more. These are worth getting just to keep the buckets and use them at home.
People have brought them home and used them for a variety of things. Some people have kept their Disney mini’s inside, some used them for indoor plants and some just for decoration.
You can find these beautiful creations at Plaza Ice Cream Parlour and Plaza Restaurant on main street U.S.A. This has to be on my list of romantic things to do at Disney World as they are so cute! You can share one or get one each and take home to eat your cereal out of!
Visit On Dapper Day
So often I see StephIsHappening dressed up beautiful in different styles and dresses of different eras. Walt Disney World often holds special event days called Dapper Days.
I would love to be in Orlando to go on one of these days. If you and your partner love trying out new experiences and love to dress up from the past this is a sure thing for you.
Head to Hollywood Studios and get your picture taken in front of the Chinese theatre or with the tower of terror in the background. This happens at different parks on different days, check here for up to date information.
Go Pin Trading
Pin trading is one of the biggest activities going on at all Disney parks across the world. There are several main hubs for pin trading displaying all the badges you can buy.
Along with pins you can trade with the cast members to complete a set. This is something me and Cora really enjoyed doing together this trip. We each picked a theme or collection to try and complete and would trade together. Though it isn’t a candlelit dinner for two it is one of the romantic things to do at Disney World.
Head To Disney’s Boardwalk And Go Dancing
There is a beautiful setting over at Disney’s Boardwalk. Though we have only ever passed through it is beautiful. I would say on an evening it looks very much like a adults place to relax and enjoy the sunset.
There you can do a number of things but if you like to dance and enjoy the music you should definitely head to the Atlantic Dance Hall. There you can dance to music from the 70’s to today or be dazzled by a circus style theme night with performers and more.
This category is for things that are typically over the $30 mark, these are activities that are a little more exclusive or that require booking in advance etc. Some of the things listed are simple but have a small tip included in how to make it more special and ways to help you celebrate your occasion.
Dine At Your Favourite Restaurant
We have been to Walt Disney World 4 times now which for people who travel and like to go somewhere new this is a lot. It is somewhere we have loved since our first visit and feels a little like home.
We also have our favourite restaurants and places to go. If you and your partner do you could book a table and just add a little something to it. Ask the Cast Member to add a little extra magic onto the dessert or simply add a little gift yourself. Going to the same place doesn’t have to be any less special and you can make it an evening to remember.
This can also work if you have always dreamt of eating at one of the more exclusive spots.
Here are a couple of ideas below if you are looking for something with a little wow factor. You can find these on the regular dining options when searching on the Walt Disney World website.
Dine At The Grand Floridian
Since we are English we love a little afternoon tea, it has become a big craze for couples to go for a romantic afternoon with tea and sandwiches in the UK.
I know for many visitors to the UK afternoon tea is often a must do so why not get a taste for the English lifestyle and head to the Grand Floridian for afternoon tea. This one of my favourite romantic things to do at Disney World as it is one of the nicest resorts to stay in and it feels lovely and fancy.
You can choose different flavour teas, different styles of afternoon tea and you can add champagne to any of the menus.
This is a great experience if you are looking for something special for a birthday or celebration. Though there is no strict dress code you can dress up a little for your date at the Grand Floridian if you prefer.
Go For A Horse Drawn Carriage Ride
Surprisingly this isn’t as much as I thought it was going to be. There are a couple of choices as you can see in the image below. There are two locations that you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride.
One is at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort and the other is at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. This doesn’t have to just be for the adults, if you are travelling as a family there is room for 2 adults and 3 children.
The ride lasts around 25 minutes and takes you around the resort to see stunning views and pretty scenery. This is one of the perfect romantic things to do at Disney World.
Sit back and relax on this delightful way of travelling. If you really want to make the magic last as you disembark head to a quiet spot and have a picnic or a bite to eat.
Book The Fireworks Dessert Party
This is a popular attraction for those looking to add a little extra magic to their trip or celebrating. The Fireworks Dessert Party is one of the more well known romantic things to do at Disney World and can often get full.
If you are looking to make the fireworks a little more special this is a great way to do it. Just make sure you don’t fill yourself up before you get to the desserts.
This category is for those who are really looking for something unique for their trip. If like my parents you are looking for a gift for newlyweds or for a birthday this is a great place to look. These activities are definitely worth looking at for romantic things to do at Disney World.
Book a VIP Tour
There are multiple different tours you can book and take on your trip. This is a great way of seeing more of Disney if you have been a couple of times.
This is also a great idea if you are looking to add a little more to your trip than general admission to the parks. Though I have heard that all the tours are fantastic, one definitely sticks out from the rest.
Disney’s Wild Africa Trek takes you around the savannah and through different parts of Animal Kingdom where the wild animals live. You can get up close and personal with the animals, learn interesting facts and feast likes kings at an exclusive site.
On our latest trip, we were lucky enough to be getting married at Paradise Cove. To our surprise, my parents had arranged for us to go and do the Dolphins in Depth over at Epcot for our wedding present.
We have never had the chance to do any of the backstage tours so this was a great experience. This was a big experience for us and so was such a treat. It was made all the more special by the team working hard to make it special for us. This had to be on my list of romantic things to do at Disney World.
Organise A Stay At One Of The Walt Disney World Resorts
Many people may already be staying on-site in one of the Walt Disney World resort hotels as part of their stay. We only just stayed on site on our last trip as we got a great deal and shared the accommodation with family.
If we hadn’t of gone this time I am pretty sure I would have booked us for a night or two at one of the resorts to celebrate getting married. There are a number of resorts from the POP Century all the way up to the Grand Floridian. If this has been a dream of yours this can definitely can come true, if only for a night or two.
Book In For A Spa Treatment At Grand Floridian
There have been very rare occasions I have gone to a spa and had a treatment. Somehow though I feel I could probably benefit from a massage I don’t go out of my way to get one.
This would make such romantic things to do at Disney World for adults. Whether you are staying on site or not you can book to have a treatment here and even head for afternoon tea in the Garden Tea Room.
Take a Ride In An Amphibious Car At Disney Springs
Disney Springs can be accessed by the public, still within Disney boarders it has all the magic of Disney without needing a ticket. There is so much to see, do and eat.
We decided to have our wedding meal at The Boathouse at Disney Springs. It is a beautiful setting over the lake and is so peaceful. We managed to spot many people taking a trip out in the Amphibious cars and it looked so cool. This has to be one of the cooler romantic things to do at Disney World.
That is everything on our romantic things to do at Disney World. I hope this has helped you come up with some ideas and more for your trip.
If you are working to a budget or wanting to do something subtle let me know in the comments and I would love to help! Also if you and your partner have done your fair share of romantic things at Disney World let me know what you did.