World Resort Offers Romance for Lovebirds on Valentine’s Day and
Some Great Vacation Ideas for Couples
|LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Celebrate
love with your significant other on Valentine’s Day and every day at
the most magical place on earth, Walt Disney World Resort.
Throughout the 40-square-mile playground there’s simple and
luxurious splurges for couples of all ages — from moonlit strolls
and stolen kisses aboard attractions to pampering spas and intimate
dining for two.
The four Walt Disney World theme parks and 26 resort hotels create a
perfect setting for spontaneous romance. Gazing at dazzling
fireworks, a surrey bike ride for two, or a leisurely swing
beachside, couples can embrace a bouquet of romantic experiences.
Here’s a few options for lovebirds:
The Couple that ‘Spas’ Together… – What’s more
enjoyable than a luxurious spa treatment? Imagine sharing it with
that special someone. The Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand
Floridian Resort and the Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga
Springs Resort, both feature a “couples room” where guests can enjoy
specialized spa treatments – such as massages and facials – with the
one they love. For information about spa treatments, call 407/WDW-SPAS.
Make like Aladdin and Jasmine – Fly through the sky
with your special someone on an adventurous tandem parasail over Bay
Lake. Those looking to soar to new heights can spend 10 minutes
soaring high above Disney and get a bird’s-eye view of Magic Kingdom
Park and its neighboring resorts. Contact Sammy Duvall’s Watersports
Centre at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, or call 407/939-0754 for
reservations for a tandem flight.
Sunset in the Sky – A very different kind of flight is
aboard a tethered balloon rising gently into the Florida sky.
Located on the waterfront at Disney Springs, Characters in Flight
gives romantics a chance to take their love to new heights.
Operating daily, the giant balloon provides breathtaking sights from
400 ft. up in the air with an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the
Vacation Kingdom and beyond. Flights take place between 8:30 a.m.
and midnight (weather permitting) and last approximately 8-10
minutes. Romantics who time their flight to sunset or fireworks
bursting above the parks are in for a special treat. Tickets can be
purchased at Disney Springs West Side; tickets are $12.00 per child
and $18.00 per adult (tax not included).
Magical Resorts – From the tropical splendor of
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort to the Victorian era of Disney’s
Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, the mood is set for an enchanting stay
at a Walt Disney World resort hotel. Disney’s fantasy hotels
transport couples to faraway places with lavish theming, picturesque
views and superior service. For reservations, guests may call
407/W-DISNEY (934-7639) or visit DisneyWorld.com/resorts.
The Love Boat – The Grand Floridian’s Grand 1 – an
elegant 52-foot yacht – can give couples, or parties up to 18, a
stunning view of “Wishes” fireworks showering above Magic Kingdom
during select evening cruises along Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.
Private butler service and gourmet meals also are available.
Romantic evening cruises include a captain and private deck hand.
Reservations may be made up to 90 days in advance by calling 407/WDW-PLAY.
Callers to that same number can ask about Magic Kingdom or Epcot
fireworks cruises aboard gently floating pontoon boats. To turn up
the romance, lovebirds can order up champagne and chocolate-covered
strawberries for their fireworks viewing.
Disney Dining Serves Romance – Couples find Disney
dining infused with romance in settings ranging from subdued to
- Indulge in a romantic dinner for
two at California Grill atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort.
Situated on the 15th floor of the resort, the onstage,
market-inspired kitchen boasts breathtaking views of the Magic
Kingdom, Seven Seas Lagoon and nightly fireworks. The menu is
creative, seasonal, sophisticated and fun.
- Beneath shimmering chandeliers,
lovebirds can dine in fairy tale elegance at Be Our Guest
Restaurant in New Fantasyland. Known as the place where Belle
and Beast fell in love, the grand ballroom in Beast’s Castle is
the perfect setting for romance as ‘snow’ falls on the French
countryside outside the windows and guests dine on
French-inspired cuisine and fine wines.
- One of the most romantic dinner
spots at Walt Disney World Resort is a table for two at Victoria
& Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. The elegant
restaurant has been honored with the Five-Diamond Award from AAA
for its gourmet cuisine. Combining Royal Doulton china,
Cristofle silver and personalized menus,
- Victoria & Albert’s is the
“crown jewel” of the Grand Floridian’s dining destinations. Soft
harp music fills the air in the intimate dining room. Ladies
also receive a long-stemmed red rose. For the ultimate romantic
experience, an evening at the Chef’s Table is unsurpassed.
Couples are seated at a cozy table in Victoria & Albert’s
kitchen and treated to a culinary feast custom-tailored to their
- Guests who prefer to dine in an
even more intimate setting at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort &
Spa need only to pick up the closest telephone. The Grand
Floridian can arrange a private dinner for two, served against
the elegant backdrop of the Grand Floridian beach – or aboard
the Grand 1 – on a sunset excursion along Seven Seas Lagoon and
Bay Lake. Certain menu items can be specially prepared for the
evening. Seven-day notice is requested.
- There’s nothing more romantic
than a champagne toast with classical French cuisine. Monsieur
Paul restaurant at the France pavilion at Epcot pays homage to
one of France’s most celebrated chefs, Paul Bocuse with upscale
French creations. The second floor vantage point of the newly
redesigned restaurant offers stunning views of the nightly
IllumiNations fireworks display.
- At Disney Springs, guests can
satisfy their sweet tooth and find the perfect goodies for their
‘sweetie’ with many options, including The Ganachery, with
Disney’s proprietary recipe for the custom-made ganache, a
luxurious mixture of melted chocolate and cream. Amorette’s
Patisserie features classic and contemporary pastries by the
Disney chefs, with custom cakes that are works of art.
|For all Walt Disney World dining
information, you can contact you Academy Travel
representative directly or call 609-978-0740
Bountiful Bouquets –
Disney Floral & Gifts offers much more than just the traditional
dozen roses. ‘Dream Makers’ can help you design a one-of-a kind
experience with everything from an in-room celebration with rose
petals and champagne if you’re staying at a resort hotel to a
beautiful floral arrangement.
Nature Lovers – A horseback ride through one of the
backwoods trails at Walt Disney World Resort is just the thing for
couples who share a love of nature and each other. Disney’s Fort
Wilderness Resort & Campground offers wrangler-led tours (45
minutes) through the deep, pine-scented woods that make up part of
the Vacation Kingdom’s 40 square miles. Tours leave several times
daily from Trail Blaze Corral, and may be reserved by calling 407/WDW-PLAY
Romantic Evening – Horse-drawn carriage rides through
the wilderness of Walt Disney World Resort are a romantic treat for
couples looking for a secluded nighttime outing. The antique
carriages depart from Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness
Resort and Campground and traverse throughout the scenic landscape
of the 750-acre rustic resort. Or guests can choose a relaxing
old-fashioned carriage ride through Disney’s Port Orleans
Resort-Riverside with pickup at Boatwright’s Dining Hall. Each
nightly excursion is 25 minutes long. For reservations, guests can
call 407/WDW-PLAY (939-7529).
Weddings Around the ‘World’ – The epitome of Disney
romance can be summed up in four words: Disney’s Fairy Tale
Weddings. Since the first wedding at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion in
1995, more than 1,000 couples each year have exchanged vows at Walt
Disney World Resort.
For these couples, dreams become reality. Where else but at Disney
could a bride arrive for her wedding in Cinderella’s glass coach,
have a handsome major domo carry wedding rings to the altar in a
glass slipper, or have Mickey and Minnie greet guests at the
Whether it’s an elegant ball at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort &
Spa, a traditional ceremony at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion or a
beach-themed wedding complete with tiki torches, leis and luau on
one of the Walt Disney World white-sand beaches, Disney custom
designs each wedding with the famous “Disney Difference” – providing
attention to the tiniest detail. Couples can even exchange vows
inside Magic Kingdom Park, offering up to 100 guests a
picture-perfect view of Cinderella Castle. For more information on
Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, call 321/939-4623 or visit
And honeymooners thrive in the romantic allure of Walt Disney World
Resort–a top-rated honeymoon destination, according to industry
experts. To book a Disney’s Fairy Tale Honeymoon call 321/939-4623
or visit the website at disneyhoneymoons.com
Renewing Vows – Many couples who’ve been married for
years are coming to Walt Disney World Resort, often with their
families, to renew their vows five, 10, 25 and 50 years later. A
Disney vacation provides the perfect backdrop to celebrate this
family milestone. Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings experts can tailor
the ceremony and celebration to suit each couple
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