Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Have a Date at Downtown Disney

Walt Disney World can be a really romantic place. Sure, you wouldn’t always think of romance when it comes to Orlando theme parks but certain places can be a great place to have a date. Downtown Disney is especially couples friendly with its variety of entertainment options that make for a lovely date in the Orlando area. There are about 70 entertainment establishments at Downtown Disney. This complex surrounds the shores of the Village Lake and is divided into three sections: Downtown Disney West Side, Downtown Disney Marketplace and Pleasure Island. While the clubs of Pleasure Island have closed, there is still plenty of do in that area as construction continues on the new shops and restaurants. At the moment Raglan Road, Fuego by Sosa Cigars, Curl by Sammy Duval and Orlando Harley-Davidson are still open for you to check out. Downtown Disney is always changing and improving, adding new restaurants and stores for you to shop.

Start off your date night at one of Downtown Disney’s great restaurants. You have plenty of choices, from places to grab a quick bite to nice sit-down restaurants that will make you forget all about theme parks and Mickey Mouse. If you’re a seafood lover, you and your date will love the Fulton’s Crab House. Go there at night to dine on a riverboat replica featuring fresh seafood that is flown in daily. You’ll love the twinkling lights of the riverboat as you splurge on crab and lobster. If you would rather dance the night away, check out Bongo’s Cuban Café. This restaurant, owned by Gloria Estefan, brings the best of Cuban music and food to Downtown Disney. For a more relaxed, yet still fun dining experience, head over to Raglan Road for a taste of Ireland in Orlando. The food is great and the live music is even better!

You might want to hold off on dessert at your restaurant, because Downtown Disney has a Ghirardelli Soda Fountain and Chocolate Shop. Everything from milkshakes and coffee drinks to incredible ice cream sundaes and hot chocolate are available at this sweets paradise. For a quick stop there is also a Wetzels Pretzels/ Haagen Dazs stand for sweets on the run. Downtown Disney also features an AMC Theatre for you to catch the latest movies on the big screen. This 24 screen theatre features comfortable seats and amazing sound. Check out what’s playing during your date night.

For the ultimate way to impress your date, why not check out Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba? This permanent show is the only house show on the East Coast of the United States. Experience the amazing performances by the Cirque cast as they dance and fly about the stage with amazing acrobatics and live music. No matter what you decide to do at Downtown Disney, it’s a great place to have a date night!


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