You don't need a fairy godmother to find romance at Disney World on Valentine's Day. When you plan your Disney vacation for mid-February, make Valentine's Day plans with your special someone. Whether you enjoy a meal at one of Disney's finest restaurants or spend the night enjoying a theme park, you'll love being in love at Disney World.
1. Have a Special Dinner
While this is a great idea in theory, you must make your Valentine's Day dining reservations well in advance. There are many Disney restaurants with romantic ambiance, some favorites are listed below:
- California Grill (Contemporary Resort): Breathtaking views equaled only by the amazing food.
- Victoria & Albert's (Grand Floridian): Formal elegance and the intimate dining spot in Disney World.
- Artist Point (Wilderness Lodge): Rustic setting with outstanding food and wonderful wine selection. Accessible by boat, bus or car.
- Cinderella's Royal Table (Magic Kingdom): Dine in the castle and be treated like royalty on the big day.
Long Line Alert! Even if you have reservations, expect to wait to be seated on Valentine's Day at Disney World.
Disney World has many private spots that are ideal for a once-in-a-lifetime event. Check out the quiet garden spots in France and the UK; the back alleys of Morocco or the towering falls of Canada when you visit Epcot's World Showcase. The Magic Kingdom has a quiet little-traveled path that runs from Toon Town to Space Mountain and some scenic and rustic seating areas near the exit of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad.
Look for secluded gazebos tucked away near the Pangani Trail or choose one of the many scenic spots under the Tree of Life in the Animal Kingdom. Even the bustling Hollywood Studios has a few private spots, if you arrive early in the day (avoid the Pixar Place area, it is busy even at opening).
3. Order Room Service
Forget fighting for a reservation, waiting in line or squeezing your way through the Valentine's day dinner crowds — order room service instead. In many cases, the food you order via room service is coming from one of the resort restaurants anyway.
Consider room service if you are staying at a Deluxe Disney resort, or at a Moderate resort with a fine dining location. Order a special meal and a bottle of wine, and enjoy a quiet evening in your room.
4. Sit on the Beach at a Deluxe Resort
Pick up a bottle of wine at one of the countries of World Showcase. While Italy and France both offer wonderful selections (and tastings as well), don't overlook the sweet Rieslings of Germany or delicate Plum Wines of Japan.
Take the monorail back to the Grand Floridian or Polynesian and cuddle up in a beachside cabana, swing or tented chair for two. Depending on your location, you'll be able to see the fireworks at the Magic Kingdom or the Electrical Water Pageant.
Tip: Not staying beachside? You can still find a cozy nook at just about any Disney resort!