With Valentine’s Day just around the bend you may find yourself at Walt Disney World Resort during this day for lovers. Disney World always has amazing experiences to offer year round but they become more special when you share them with your prince or princess. Here are 14 fun romantic things to do to make your Valentine’s Day filled with pixie dust.
- Share a game of putt-putt at the Fantasia Gardens and Fairways Miniature Golf
You can choose the minigolf course based around the storyline of Fantasia or hit the greens for 18 holes. Pick your favorite colored golf ball and bring out the friendly competitive side of your date. You could even add this magical experience to a fun filled day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios because most days the courses are open until 11:00pm EST.
- Dinner at Victoria and Alberts
For those of you looking for the quintessential romantic night consider booking a table at Victoria and Alberts located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. The restaurant is the definition of elegance and relaxes you with it’s Victorian charm. Once you’re done dining you may be lucky enough to catch either the jazz band or pianist that play in the hotel lobby. Be advised that there is a dress code and age limit at this restaurant.
- Travel World Showcase tasting desserts
Many guests choose to drink their way around the world, but this Valentine’s Day try sampling treats from all of the 11 countries. If the country doesn’t have a designated treat shop like the Germany pavilion’s Karamelle-Kuche, be sure to look at the cash registers in the gift shops for small candies.
- Take to the sky with Characters in Flight
Grab your sweetheart and see Disney World property from a bird’s eye view. Characters in Flight is a helium balloon that will let you hover 400 feet in the sky. After the breathtaking views of all of the Disney parks, enjoy Downtown Disney’s shops and eateries.
- Revisit your teenage years with “back seat” dining at Sci-Fi Drive-In Theater
Share a milkshake in the backseat of your very own 1950’s car themed booth while watching retro black and white movie clips. You’ll be wishing you had your leather jacket or poodle skirt on by intermission! Put your arm around you date and settle in for aliens, zombies and giant bugs on the big screen!
- Become Wilderness Explorers
Venture into the wild of Animal Kingdom and earn all the patches to become a Wilderness Explorer! The adventure takes you all over the park so while you learn about animals and nature, you can learn a little more about your special explorer! You could even create a special badge for your special day!
- Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
Head out to Fort Wilderness Campgrounds and chow down with dinner and a show in the wild West. You and your date will either be laughing in stitches from the slapstick comedy of Six Bits or cuddling to the sweet harmonies of Flora and Jim. You won’t be disappointed with this Disney World classic.
- Hit the lanes at Splitsville
Choose from 30 lanes at Splitsville at Downtown Disney West Side. This great location not only has bowling to offer but you can enjoy a game pool and first class American cuisine. Watch out for those 7-10 splits!
- Tour and Dinner for the Nature Lover
Check out the Behind the Seeds tour at the Land pavillion in EPCOT. You will learn about hydroponics and even visit the fish farm of the Living with the Land attraction. Once you’ve worked up your appetites head upstairs to The Garden Grill Restaurant. You can eat with Mickey and his friends while dining on a harvest style feast which includes vegetables from the garden you just visited on your tour.
- Stroll down the Boardwalk
Grab a sweet treat from the Boardwalk Bakery and stroll down the promenade. The path around the waterway from EPCOT to Disney’s Hollywood Studios will let you visit the Yacht and Beach Club Resorts on your stroll. If you’re late enough in the evening you could stop on the bridge back to the Boardwalk and catch Illuminations: Reflections of Earth. Try your hand at a boardwalk game and win your sweetheart a prize.
- Step into the Beast’s Castle for dinner with the dishes
Have you ever wanted to try the Grey Stuff? You and your date can step into the story of Beauty and the Beast and dine at the Be Our Guest Restaurant. You can stop by for lunch or dinner and discover the magic of the castle. Be sure to visit the West Wing, you may catch a glimpse of the Beast’s enchanted rose.
- Grab a drink at the River Roost
Port Orleans Riverside is home to the River Roost lounge. This date night is for those sweethearts who are 21 years or older. Sip on some libations while surrounded by southern charm. Most nights you can catch Yehaa Bob and his piano sing-along show.
- Dinner under the African sunset at Jiko
Enjoy traditional African cuisine while the red, yellow and orange lights dramatize an African sunset around you. Jiko is a signature dining experience with two wood burning ovens. Be advised that this dining location asks guests to adhere to a dress code.
- Wishes from the Contemporary
Catch the nightly spectacular Wishes! over the Magic Kingdom from the concourse level of the Contemporary Resort. Get there early to do some shopping with your date or win them a prize at The Game Station arcade.
I have just scratched the surface of all the wonderful things you could do with your special someone this Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World! No matter what your plans, head to the Most Magical Place on Earth this year and I’m sure you and your prince or princess will have a wonderful time.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!