Happy Valentine’s Day! This time of year always gets me thinking about all the romantic things to do around Walt Disney World. There are many hidden treasures and places that make it a perfect get away for just the two of you!
Hotels: Many of the Deluxe and Moderate hotels have secluded bar areas and out of the way places for private conversations. Walking around the many pathways can be very private and quiet – letting you forget the thousands of people not too far away at the parks. Wilderness Lodge, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Yacht & Beach Club and even Boardwalk offer meandering pathways. Even the Value hotels have their share of pathways that take you thru lush gardens.
Animal Kingdom: I know walking around any one of the 4 parks does not seem romantic, but who says you have to follow the crowds? The pathways through the Maharajah Jungle Trek, the Oasis Exhibits and the Pangani Forest Exploration Trails can be quiet and somewhat secluded. They are all walking trails to take at your own pace. You can find a bench somewhere to watch the wildlife or have a quiet talk or just take in the atmosphere. Try the Dawa Bar for someplace to grab that refreshing drink.
Magic Kingdom: Yes, there are even some quiet places here. Tom Sawyer Island can be very cool with all the trees and there are plenty of paths to follow – it does close at dusk though. Try the rose garden just before crossing over into Tomorrowland. Or the umbrella covered tables behind The Plaza Restaurant (this is a smoking area, so pick your times carefully).
Disney Hollywood Studios: There are several places to just stop and relax with a cold drink or beer. Beside the Great Movie Ride are some covered tables to relax at. Or try the Writer’s Stop and grab a cup of coffee and chill out for awhile.
Epcot: Of course this is my favorite, simply because of World Showcase. There are quiet and more secluded areas in almost every pavilion around the Lagoon. Mexico has La Cava del Tequila. You can try a stop in the Stave Church Gallery in Norway, a trip to China in Reflections of China, or grab a German beer and sit on a bench overlooking the lagoon. Don’t forget the patio beside the gondolas in Italy, or you can wander through the American Heritage Gallery in America. The tables behind the Katsura Grill in Japan are a great spot, or you can visit the shops in Morocco, grab a glass of wine in Les Vins de France, meander through the gardens in United Kingdom, and then finish with a Canadian beer while watching the waterfalls back by O’Canada.
Downtown Disney: Now that Pleasure Island is now longer around, there are plenty of restaurants available. We found going in some of these and asking to sit in the bar area, even if we don’t order an adult drink is quite relaxing. You can still order off the main menu, but you don’t have the business of the dining room.
Where is your “Romantic-Out-of-the-Way-Place”?
Debbie and her husband live in Collegedale, TN where her youngest son is going to college. She is a huge Disney fan who dreams of someday retiring and working as a tour guide at Walt Disney World. She has enjoyed many trips to WDW with children, grandchildren and sometimes adults only. It is her ultimate goal to make sure everyone who visits WDW has the same magical time that she enjoys every time she visits.