Disney Honeymoon Planning Tips
Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding! Now it’s time to plan the best honeymoon ever – a honeymoon to Wald Disney World.
Did you know that destination experts say that Walt Disney World is one of the most popular places to go on a honeymoon? Walt Disney might be the honeymoon you always wanted with fine dining, exhilarating rides, and VIP excursions.
The Best Time of Year to Go on a Disney Honeymoon for Good Weather
As everyone knows, Florida is hot, and Disney can be expensive. Many factors will go into the best times to go to Walt Disney World for a Honeymoon.
Mid- November – If you plan your honeymoon correctly, you can catch the tail end of the Epcot Food and Wine Festival and the beginning of Disney becoming a Winter Wonderland. By combining these two special events, you will get the most bang for your buck, and you may score some cooler weather.
The second week of January – mid-February – This is the sweet spot in Florida to get cool weather. Hotel prices are lower, but some rides may be closed for refurbishment. Just during this time, make sure you avoid any holiday weekends.
The first few weeks of May – Even though the weather will be warmer in May, many kids are not out of school yet, so that the parks will be less crowded. Try to plan your trip before Memorial Day weekend.
August – September – I tend to avoid travel during Hurricane season, but if you are adventurous and plan on booking travel insurance, go ahead and book during peak hurricane season. It will be hot and steamy, and you need to pop into a water park.
Special Events – Make your Honeymoon that much more special by planning it during a special event. Just note that you may want to spend more of your honeymoon during the week than on the weekend because special events draw a crowd.
Walt Disney World Honeymoon Cost
The average cost of a Disney Honeymoon can cost between $3,500-$9,000. The factor of your budget can depend on a few things like hotel, transportation, time of year, and if you do any special excursions or bonuses.
We recommend that our clients stay at a Disney Resort where you can get great prices on value resorts or a moderate resort.
For a honeymoon, you may want to book a Deluxe Resort to make your honeymoon even more memorable. You can expect to pay $150 per person per day for tickets and $50-$150 per person per day for food and drinks.
Pros of a Disney Honeymoon
A Disney Honeymoon has so many pros! It is a great place to celebrate the start of a long marriage, and there are so many off-the-beaten-path romantic things to do on your honeymoon you will not run out of options.
A Disney Honeymoon is perfect for the Disney diehard fan. However, even if your spouse is not a Disney fanatic, you can still do many activities together, so this honeymoon is not “just” visiting a theme park.
Cons of a Disney Honeymoon
The major con of a Dinsey honeymoon is that you may run yourself into the ground! With all the theme parks, places to eat, and things to do, a Disney World Honeymoon is not a relaxing honeymoon.
You can combat the crazy schedule by having one or two relaxing days to recover from all the walking.
Disney Honeymoon Planning Tips
1. Hire a Disney Travel Agent
The easiest thing you can do to make your Disney World Honeymoon even better is to hire a Disney Travel Agent. Hiring a travel agent will eliminate the stress of planning a honeymoon, and your travel agent will work with you to plan the perfect Disney vacation.
With your honeymoon handled by your travel agent, you must worry about your wedding date and get to the Disney parks.
2. Book Early
As soon as you decide you want to go to Walt Disney World for your honeymoon, it would help if you started booking.
By booking early, you can secure some of the best pricing, and if you book with Sunset Chasers, we will monitor your honeymoon vacation package to ensure that you get the best price for your stay.
3. Get Travel Insurance
Get travel insurance! The worst thing that could happen is someone gets ill.
A flight is delayed for days or anything else that would ruin your entire trip to Disney. By booking Travel insurance, you at least have peace of mind that your honeymoon is insured.
4. Register for your honeymoon
Did you know you can register for your honeymoon! You do not need all those pots and pans – you need a fantastic trip to Walt Disney World!
You can ask your guests to chip in by not buying boring dishtowels and getting you Disney Gift Cards or other gifts off your Disney Honeymoon registry.
5. Splurge on your hotel
You will spend most of your time in the parks or other areas of Orlando, but this is the perfect time to splurge on your hotel.
Imagine booking a Savvanah Room at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge and seeing Giraffes roaming outside your window!
A honeymoon is a perfect time to book that property bucket list Disney resort.
6. Pack your Magic Bands in your carry on
When packing your bags, pack your Magic Bands in your carry-on and not your checked bag! Having your Magic Bands with you will help in case your luggage is lost.
7. Download the Disney app
Download the Disney app to keep you updated on your dining reservations, fast passes, and wait times for all of the rides.
8. Purchase Bride and Groom Mickey Ears
Where else can you purchase and wear custom Bride and Groom Minnie and Mickey Ears! A honeymoon is perfect for getting these adorable ears and wearing them for your trip!
9. Have any theme park purchases sent to your hotel
If you are staying on-site, make sure that any purchases are sent to your hotel.
Purchases sent to your hotel are an excellent option for those who want to buy many items to bring home to remember their honeymoon!
10. Get the Photo Package
One of the best ways to remember any Disney Trip is by purchasing the Photo Pass and Memory Maker. This way, you can go about the park and have able photos taken of you and your new spouse!
A photo package is the best to make memories if you do not want to take your camera out every few minutes.
11. Get Just Married Buttons
Celebration buttons are the best things about a Disney Honeymoon! Make sure to stop by guest services on your first day and get your honeymoon Just Married buttons.
These buttons will let guests and cast members know you are celebrating a special occasion.
If you are lucky, you may receive a little pixie dust and get a free dessert or other special surprises while visiting.
12. Skip the Park Hopper
Yes, I said it! Skip the park hopper.
Theme park tickets are expensive, and with so many additional romantic events you can do while on your Walt Disney World honeymoon – Skip the park tickets and embrace the four parks for themselves.
Instead of getting the park ticket, make sure you take advantage of visiting during the extra magic hours or sneaking in a day at one of the water parks.
Places to Eat and Drink
Disney is known for their excellent choice of dining options. Still, while celebrating your honeymoon, you should enjoy the special treatment at some of these fantastic places for unique experiences!
You do not need to sign up for a dining plan while at Disney, but if you do, many of these restaurants will count towards that dining plan.
13. Schedule a meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table
So many couples get engaged to their prince charming in front of Cinderella’s Castle that it is natural to spend a meal with your true love inside Cinderella’s Royal Table!
You can get breakfast, lunch, or dinner at this romantic destination.
14. Have Afternoon Tea at the Grand Floridian
The Grand Floridian serves afternoon tea daily from 12 to 4 pm. Treat yourself to pots of tea, finger sandwiches, scones with accompaniments, and dessert.
15. Get Drinks from Trader Sam’s
A little-known secret is heading to Trader Sam’s at Disney’s Polynesian Resort and getting delicious cocktails from Trader Sam’s.
Make sure to get a cocktail in one of Trader Sam’s Famous cocktail glasses!
16. Invest in fine dining at Victoria and Albert’s
Another great spot to dine on your Honeymoon is Victoria & Alberts at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.
The elegant atmosphere and delicious menu make this dining experience even more memorable. For foodies out there – make sure to try out the Chef’s Table dining.
17. Schedule a few of your Meals
It is always a good idea to schedule a few of your meals ahead of time. Keeping on a schedule and using advanced dining reservations will help you find the perfect place to dine while not having to wait around in line.
These dining reservations can be made 180 days in advance.
18. Book a Character Meal
After so many romantic recommendations, you might be confused about why I suggest booking a character meal! Character meals are some of the best places.
19. Get a meal at California Grill
A classic restaurant is the California Grill, which sits on top of the Contemporary Resort. California Grill is the perfect place to spend an outdoor dinner enjoying the fireworks.
20. Attend a Dessert Party
One of the best ways to enjoy Disney Enchantment – a fireworks show in the Magic Kingdom – is by attending a dessert party!
At the dessert party, you will try different desserts while enjoying the fireworks display from an intimate location!
21. Have a Fancy Dinner at Monsieur Paul
After traveling around the world – feel like you are in France while you dine on fine food and have a spectacular view of Epcot’s IllumiNations from your window seat.
Make sure you dress the part for this upscale dress code!
22. Get the Grey Stuff at Be Our Guest
You have to get the grey stuff – it is delicious! Another one of Magic Kingdom’s romantic restaurants for dinner. Instead of dining in the Grand Ballroom, see if you can have an intimate dinner in the Castle Gallery.
23. Split a Kitchen Sink at Beaches & Cream
Now that you are married, you will be cleaning a lot of dishes in the Kitchen Sink.
But while you are in the most magical place in the world, head on over to Beaches & Cream Soda Shop at Disney’s Yacht and Beach Club Resort and tackle this giant ice cream treat.
The menu says it serves four, but if you like ice cream, I think you can handle it! You can get a Minnie Mouse Mini Kitchen Sink in Magic Kingdom if that is too big.
Romantic Things to do on a Disney Honeymoon
There are many Romantic and fun things to do in and around the Walt Disney World Resort. This list of romantic and fun things to do are just a few beautiful experiences you could choose to celebrate your new marriage.
24. Surprise your Spouse with in-room Celebrations
One of the most romantic things to do on vacation is open the hotel room and see a special surprise waiting for you!
You can surprise your spouse with a Bed of Roses with some Bubbly or go full-on out to celebrate a Magical Romance package.
The Magica Romance package includes a tray of silk rose petals, romantic battery-operated candles, a bottle of wine or sparkling wine, gourmet chocolates, and some of Disney’s coveted spa favorites.
25. Order Breakfast in Bed
You are on your Honeymoon! Make sure you sleep a little bit one day and order Breakfast in Bed.
Especially if you decide to splurge on your accommodations, you will want to use some of the amenities the Disney hotel offers.
26. Book a Romantic Carriage Ride
If you have never been on a Romantic Carriage Ride – your Disney honeymoon is the perfect place to begin! The Horse Drawn Excursion is at Disney’s Fort Wilderness or Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside.
27. Take a Horseback Trail
If you need a little break from the park and a minute to step back into nature – schedule a Horseback Riding excursion for you and your boo!
Horseback riding is at the Tri-Circle-D Ranch building at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground, and the excursion takes about 45 minutes.
28. Snuggle by the Fire at the Wilderness Lodge
Whether your honeymoon is in summer or winter, you may want to take some time to snuggle up by the fire in the Wilderness Lodge.
29. Purchase a Custom Souvenir
You will want to remember your memorable honeymoon with a custom souvenir!
One of the best Souvenirs I recommend clients purchase is an ornament souvenir when they go on a honeymoon or milestone vacation.
Also, a perk of staying on-site is that you can have your purchase sent straight to your room!
30. Book a Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Disney has a ton of different behind-the-scenes tours for those Disney Diehards.
You can book the Disney Keys to the Kingdom for a five-hour tour where you will have a great time learning about all of Disney’s secrets at the Magic Kingdom.
From exploring the Utilidor – the underground tunnel – to learning about the man behind the mouse, you will have much fun learning more about your favorite theme park.
31. Book a tour at Animal Kingdom
Animal Kingdom has so many different tours that one of these excursions is the perfect way to connect on your honeymoon.
Like me, if you are a Dumbo fan, the Caring for the Giants is the ideal way to connect to peaceful elephants.
32. Drink around the World
No matter what season it is, you can always drink around the world in Epcot! Who says the happiest place on earth can’t have a little booze?
If you book your Honeymoon during Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival, make sure you get some of the great food around the world too!
33. Add in some Chill Days
Face it – a Disney honeymoon can take a lot out of you! There is so much to see and do that you sometimes need a chill day to relax.
On these chill days, you can explore having a romantic dinner, catching up at a spa day, or just hotel hop to check out another deluxe resort.
34. Enjoy Entertainment at Disney Springs
Make sure you take a break from the four theme parks and make your way to Disney Springs!
Enjoy time shopping and exploring all of the shopping areas at Disney Springs.
35. Have a night on the town at Jellyrolls
If you are looking for something to do at the end of the day, JellyRolls is the perfect place for live entertainment.
Jelly Rolls is a lively piano bar with dueling pianos and an audience sing-along.
Prepare to get there early to grab a seat and come with your song requests ready!
36. Watch the Fireworks on a Cruise
You and your loved one can charter a boat and sail towards the International Gateway near World Showcase Lagoon to watch the fireworks show in Epcot.
You could also set sail on the Seven Seas Lagoon to watch the stunning fireworks show from the Magic Kingdom.
37. Indulge in a Disney Spa Day
There is nothing more romantic than a couples massage. Head to The Grand Floridian Spa to share a personalized Massage for two.
38. Wander around the Boardwalk at Night
Towards the end of the honeymoon, when you need a relaxed evening, you can walk around the Disney Springs Boardwalk at night.
If you want to do something more exciting, you can visit Atlantic Dance Hall to dance the night away or catch a glimpse of the fireworks from Harmonious at Epcot.
39. Book your First-Anniversary Trip when you get Home
The best tip to make sure you have a happily ever after is by booking lots of Disney Trips!
Make sure as soon as you can. You plan your anniversary trip. You can either visit Disneyland, take a Disney Cruise, hop on over to Hawaii or take a Disney Adventure. The choice is yours, and Sunset Chasers is here to help!
What to do next for my Disney honeymoon?
If you need help booing and planning your dream honeymoon to Walt Disney World and want assistance from a professional – click here to schedule a discovery call with Sunset Chasers!
We can help you plan your honeymoon from start to finish by finding the best reservations and deals on your Walt Disney package. From honeymooning with a tight budget to splurging every day – we can help you create the perfect plan for your fantastic trip!
Frequently Asked Questions
It is natural to have questions about planning a Disney Honeymoon! From deciding on what tickets to purchase
How Long Should your honeymoon at Disney last?
Your honeymoon should last at least seven days at Disney. There is so much to do in and around Disney! Seven days will allow you to go to all four parks, spend some time in Downtown Disney, and even spend a day or two at Universal Studios. The longer you stay at Disney, the cheaper the tickets become daily.
Is Walt Disney World a good place for a honeymoon?
Disney is a good place for a honeymoon – for Disney fanatics and those who are lukewarm to Disney. Disney is an excellent place for a honeymoon because it is customer-oriented, has tons of activities for newlyweds, and is a top honeymoon destination.
Does Disney do anything for honeymoon?
Every couple that goes to Disney on their honeymoon is eligible to get a free honeymoon button to wear their entire trip. You might get a little pixie dust – a little something magical – to brighten up your trip during this time.
Disney also offers many experiences and romantic dining that you can incorporate into your honeymoon.
Which Disney Park is the most romantic?
Each park has its romantic atmosphere about them, but Magic Kingdom has two of the most romantic restaurants on this list with fairy tale atmospheres. The whole area around Cinderella’s Castel is romantic, from Cinderella’s Wishing Well to Princ Charming’s Golden Carousel.
Is Disney World fun for couples?
Walt Disney World Resort has so many romantic and fun things for couples that it is the perfect place to get away. It is romantic for a honeymoon, anniversary trip, or even a date night.
How do I get a Disney honeymoon Button?
When checking in to your on-resort hotel, you can ask the resort if they have any honeymoon buttons. Sometimes the resort does not have total stock, but you can always go to guest services at any of the parks to get a cute honeymoon button—the button design changes from time to time.
Make sure to get one of these buttons because they are free!