Friday, February 01, 2008

Valentines Day at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel

The Walt Disney World Resort is growing in popularity with adults by the day and no not ones who are looking to take their little ones to the Happiest Place on Earth. This entertainment mecca in Central Florida is actually transforming into just as much a refuge for adults looking for a romantic getaway as it is a place for families and kids of all ages to spend their vacations. But how can it be both? It’s simple – Disney’s classic combination of fairytales and imagination makes it easy for anyone who enters the Walt Disney World Resort property to forget about the outside world and just enjoy themselves and the simplicity of life – just as Walt Disney himself had wanted it.

With all of that said, it is no wonder that Disney is one of the most popular destinations in America for weddings and honeymoons. And with Valentine’s Day approaching, would like to offer you suggestions on how to spend this day with your special someone, whether this is your first Valentine’s Day with your significant other or your 30th! And while all of the tips and suggestions below are centered around things to do at Disney’s resort hotels, there are plenty of romantic things to experience inside the four Disney theme parks as well. If you are planning a vacation or a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway, is the place to purchase your discounted Disney tickets to make this happen! We are your No. 1 online source for discounted tickets to Walt Disney World, the Universal Orlando Resort, Sea World Orlando and tons of other top attractions in Central Florida. Nothing says ‘I love you’ quite like a trip to see Mickey and Minnie, so click here now to purchase your very own discounted tickets and get started on your vacation plans today!

If you are fortunate enough to be staying at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel on Valentine’s Day, you will have many options to produce the most unforgettable day ever with your significant other. Just the resorts themselves are romantic, as most of the moderate and deluxe resorts offer amenities such as beaches, elaborate and exclusive restaurants and many nooks and crannies that are secluded and perfect for couples. But, one way to start out your Valentine’s Day at a Disney hotel that you may not think of is with a visit to one of the Disney spas, located at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. While any of the vast massage and body therapy treatments are sure to put anyone in a romantic (not to mention relaxed) state of mind, the couples treatments at the Grand Floridian Spa will top off any Valentine’s Day plans. With a special “couples room” at the spa, you can experience either a Grand Romantic Evening package or a Couples Instructional Massage. Call 407-824-2332 to book any of these wonderful packages at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the flagship hotel at the Walt Disney World Resort.

While a day at the spa would surely appeal to just about anyone, a good meal might sound even more appealing! Luckily, the hotels at Disney offer a plethora of fine dining options, once again located mostly at the deluxe category resorts. For the top-of-the-line cuisine, you can opt for the California Grill, located on the top floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. With a perfect outside balcony that overlooks the Magic Kingdom Park, a perfect dinner can be topped off with a perfect view of Wishes, the nighttime fireworks spectacular that illuminates the sky over Cinderella Castle. Or, you could cross just over the Seven Seas Lagoon to Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (inquire about the chefs table located exclusively for one couple per night inside the kitchen – complete with your own maid and butler) or try out Narcoossee’s, which is located directly on the waterfront. If either of those restaurants don’t offer you the privacy that you are looking for, this hotel also offers private dining out on the beach each evening. Simply call 407-824-2578 to set up a private meal, or 407-WDW-DINE up to 180 days in advance for reservations at any Disney full-service restaurant.

Finally, if you are looking for a more unique way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Disney resort hotels also offer many different ways for couples to enjoy themselves in less traditional ways. For example, you could take a 45-minute horseback tour or carriage ride through the wilderness at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campgrounds (407-939-7529), or trek to “Martha’s Vineyard” at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, where you will find a wine bar and plenty of seating for two! And, a perfect way to end any day at Disney is aboard a fireworks cruise, where you can sail away to watch either Wishes or Illuminations from your own private boat. And lastly, if a day spent in is what you had in mind, Disney can hand-deliver flowers to your room via their very own private florist (407-827-3505). In other words, as Walt Disney once said – “if you can dream it, (Disney) can do it.”

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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