Ultimate List of Romantic Things to Do at Disney World (More than 60 Ideas)

Tons of adult couples are looking for romantic things to do at Disney World. Because we know going to visit “the mouse” in Orlando, Florida is for grown ups too not only kids! So many people travel there as a couple, without kids, and are looking for sentimental and memorable things to do around the World. Like us.

We’ve broken our ultimate list down into categories by areas of Walt Disney World. This will make it even easier for you to bring romance to your trip based on where you’ll be there day, or overall when you’re at your resort. And, in total, there are over 60 romantic ideas for you!

NOTE: While many of these things are possible to do during COVID, some aren’t. Please click our hyperlinks which reveal more information about the specific suggested service or activity for up-to-date information.

Romantic Things to Do Before You Leave for Your Walt Disney World Vacation

⭐️ Hire a Disney Vacation Planner

If there’s anything that would be romantic to me, it would be if my partner could alleviate some of the stress involved with planning a trip with Walt Disney World.

Whether you’re planning a lot ahead of time or a little, there’s a minimum of the following things to plan: your hotel stay and park tickets. Nevermind Fast Passes and reservations.

What would be romantic? Sharing information with your partner for an amazing vacation planner that specializes in WDW vacations. And that’s exactly what we do when we’re planning a Disney trip – we go to our Disney Vacation planner, Becca!

Contact Becca at Pirate and Pixie Destinations – she is THE BEST and her service and help is FREE if you plan a vacation with her.

⭐️ Get a Disney Package Delivered to Your Doorstep to Get Excited for Your Couples Trip to Disney World

Part of the fun of a Disney vacation is the anticipation of the trip and having something to look forward to. Amplify that excitement by sending your sweetheart a Disney care package ahead of your trip.

Try Mouse Marketplace and send anything from a t-shirt, to mug, to Disney themed sweet and treats, to purses and more. They are a third party company owned and operated by just a few individuals; when you shop with them you’ll help to directly support a small business.

If you want to really wow a flower-loving partner, get a box of Roseshire’s Disney Collection flowers delivered before the trip (with enough days to enjoy the fresh flowers).

General Romantic Things to Do as at Walt Disney World as a Couple

⭐️ Book a Private Car to Get from the Airport to your Resort

How amazing would it be – and such a fun surprise – if instead of heading to the Disney buses at MCO airport you surprised your partner with a limo or private car? It will set the perfect, “I love you and I am paying attention to the details!” tone.

⭐️ Get Celebration Buttons to Wear

If you’ve been to Walt Disney World in the past 10 years you have seen people wearing celebration buttons that say things like “1st Visit” or “Happily Ever After” or “Happy Birthday.”

Get buttons to make your partner feel extra special. They are a small (and free) thing to do that make a very special difference.

Simply pick them up at any Guest Relations around WDW property. (You might be able to get them at the front desk of your Disney hotel too.)

⭐️ Book a Professional Photographer for a Photo Session

Go for an ultra luxurious photography experience: hire your own photographer to take pictures you! Even if just for an hour or two.

You can do an hour session at Disney Springs, or the hotel you’re staying at. Or even in one of the parks.

⭐️ Take Photos Everywhere

We obviously take a lot of photos together – Dan’s a saint cooperating with his photo-loving wife, who is also a professional photographer.

We not only take photos on my iPhone (I tend to leave my DSLR camera at home when we go to WDW so I don’t have the extra weight and equipment on me) but we also do it within a fun app!

It’s the one tradition we do everywhere we travel: a photo strip.

Disney also makes picture-taking SUPER easy if you haven’t mastered a selfie as a couple or by using self-timer. Just sign up for their Disney Photo Pass.

Be sure to get some printed when you get home and buy frames as a gift for your partner to put them around the house. (Or buy 1 frame with several spaces for photos.) It may be a good idea to get a frame (or frames) first and print second so you know what size photos to order.

⭐️ Wear Matching (or Coordinating) Outfits

Romance is different for everyone – and for so many people one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World is to match their clothes. Declare your love to the world with coordinated Disney shirts like, “His Minnie” and “Her Mickey” or “Just Married” shirts with your wedding date.

I’m going to be honest – this would be totally out of character for Dan and me. We would maybe wear cute matching Disney masks though!

⭐️ Get Mickey Ears for Each Other

Shopping for Mickey Mouse Ears can be romantic – whether you get matching ears, ones that fit each other’s personalities or bride + groom – or bride + bride or groom + groom – if you just got married.

Buy your ears online ahead of time so you can wear them to the airport!

⭐️ Ride the Skyliner

This is a great free thing to do at WDW (outside of the theme parks). It takes you above the Disney World property to gain a bird’s eye view of the landscape below. It’s like riding a gondola at ski slopes! But in the Florida sunshine.

We consider it one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World because of the privacy you have in the cable car (don’t do anything naughty!) and the views.

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⭐️ Order Special Magic Band Decals

There aren’t many way to personalize your Magic Bands that you wear for all things at the parks and resorts (like your Fast Pass access, key to your room, credit card and more).

You can order a specific color or one of a limited variety of illustrations from what is available at the time. But beyond that there isn’t much you can do. In come Magic Band decal options via Etsy!

Pre-plan and order your decal to work or home. Then bring it on your trip and surprise your partner with a custom decal for his or her Magic Band during the trip.

It’s also fun to hear people ask, “Ooh where did you get that?!” when they see your special Magic Band on your wrist.

⭐️ Take a Fireworks Cruise

If you love fireworks then book a private cruise for your sweetie! If Dan did this for me I’d know it was a gift because he likes fireworks but not in the same way I love fireworks.

This is possible on Seven Seas Lagoon to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Or on the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot.

⭐️ Play Miniature Golf

We love miniature golf! Especially at Disney World. It’s also one of the best things to do at Walt Disney World besides the parks.

Play a round of golf at Fantasia Gardens and Fairways by Disney’s Boardwalk or Swan and Dolphin resorts, or Winter Summerland by Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park.

(If you’re a competitive couple we recommend doing the Fantasia Gardens course over the Fantasia Fairways course, which is actually pretty difficult. The Gardens course has the fun animated characters and is way more playful than the more serious and challenging Fairways course.)

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⭐️ Eat at a Signature or Fine Dining Restaurant

This category of restaurants at WDW is usually (but not aways) synonymous with romance. They are all over the property whether at resorts, or Disney Springs, or the parks.

Becca, my Disney Vacation Planner who I mentioned at the start of this post, recommends getting the last reservation of the day at a theme park. That way you’ll have the chance to be one of the last couples or people out of the park and you’ll get to feel like you’re the only ones there. (How romantic and cool is that?)

⭐️ Stay After Dark

Every area of the Walt Disney World property has a different feel when the sun sets. Especially the parks and resorts. Be sure to stay after the sun sets for an entirely different – and in a lot of cases more romantic – experience.

Romantic Things to Do at the Magic Kingdom

⭐️ Take a {PG} Photo Kissing in Front of Cinderella Castle

1-2-3….awwww! Take a photo in front of the castle at the Magic Kingdom – it will be a keeper. If you need help, just ask a nearby Cast Member. (And a Cast Member is actually the one who told us to kiss in the photo!)

⭐️ Make a Wish Together at the Castle’s Wishing Well

If you’re looking at Cinderella Castle from Main Street (or the hub in front of it) and go up the walkway towards the castle, to the right side of it, you’ll encouter a wishing well.

It’s a very popular spot to propose….because it’s ROMANTIC!

If you’re already married, or celebrating your honeymoon, or engaged, or simply dating, it’s a great place to throw a coin in the well to make a wish. Maybe wish for a lifetime of romance and happiness together!

⭐️ Book a Behind the Scenes Tour

For $99 per person you can book you and your partner a Keys to the Kingdom Tour. Lunch and a keepsake are included in this tour that takes you behind the scenes of the Magic Kingdom, including a look at the legendary service tunnels under the castle.

⭐️ Share Spaghetti at Tony’s Town Square Restaurant

Recreate the famous spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp with a shared plate of spaghetti and meatballs. Tony’s Town Square is a seated dining restaurant that is closest to the entrance of Magic Kingdom park. (If you’re entering the park it’s on the righthand side of Main Street.)

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⭐️ Buy Your Partner a Glass Figurine to Remember your Trip from Main Street’s Crystal Arts

One of the most fun things to do on Main Street is watch the glassblowers create works of art. We loved watching Figment take shape before our eyes.

Other great things to buy here include vases, holiday ornaments, castle replicas and even glass slippers! A delicate souvenir is a romantic way to commemorate your trip. (And if you’re worried about it breaking ask Disney about their shipping services.)

⭐️ Make Reservations for Cinderella’s Table at the Castle

If you want your partner to feel like a princess, make a reservation to dine at the only restaurant in the castle: Cinderella’s Table.

The interior is fit for royalty with gothic touches, fine upholstered chairs and royal flags in the rafters.

⭐️ Have a 3-Course Meal at Be Our Guest (Beauty & the Beast Restaurant)

If one of the two of you is a huge Beauty & the Beast fan, you must make a reservation at Be Our Guest. Since it’s one of the nicer options at the Magic Kingdom we recommend saving the special experience for dinner, though they serve lunch as well. (End there aren’t any real windows inside so Disney can control the themed lighting, no matter the time of day.)

It’s a huge restaurant so the scale of it doesn’t feel intimate in the grand dining hall, but some of the areas within the restaurant are smaller than others; those feel the most romantic. And hopefully you’ll feel like the only two people there, so in love at the happiest place on Earth, anyway!

⭐️ Ride the People Mover Together

There are few rides that go at a slow place around the Magic Kingdom and where you can cozy up to your partner in your own vehicle for a long time. The People Mover in Tomorrowland is one of these rides. And it’s so relaxing! It’s a great thing to do after a meal if you ask us. Just sit, digest and relax together.

Try to ride it during the day and at night – it feels like two different experiences depending on if you go in daylight or during the evening (regardless of it going through dark areas, like Space Mountain, no matter the time of day).

⭐️ Slow Down and Take in the Little Scenes

There are so many pockets of beautiful scenery at the Magic Kingdom, in particular. The storybook scene at Fantasyland reminds me of Colmar, France. And the winding waterway between the Castle hub and Frontierland takes us back to The Netherlands.

One of the most romantic things to do at Disney World is take time to stop and enjoy the little scenes together. When you stop to breathe and take in these moments as a couple you have time to appreciate your trip more instead of simply running from one ride to the next.

⭐️ Book a Fireworks Dessert Party

The dessert parties are a great way to indulge in something sweet at the end of the day and take advantage of reserved seating for the fireworks. And feel extra special being let into an “exclusive” area.

Romantic Things to Do at Epcot

Epcot’s World Showcase (where the country pavilions are) practically screams romance to us. Here’s a few ideas of many for what to do in Epcot that’s romantic and memorable.

⭐️ Ride Spaceship Earth Together

This ride is in the Epcot icon (that some people say looks like a huge golf ball). It’s a Disney classic if you ask us. It’s also dark inside with ride vehicles that only accommodate two adults each and move slowly.

Cozy up as you take a journey through time.

⭐️ Have a Meal at the Coral Reef Restaurant at Future World

A popular restaurant at Epcot is by the Living Seas Pavilion. Cozy up in a clamshell ride vehicle as you experience The Seas with Nemo and Friends (a dark ride with a continuously moving platform, like how the Haunted Mansion ride vehicles operate). Then head over to the Coral Reef restaurant steps away.

One of the most romantic things to do at Disney World is eat lunch or dinner here, where you can be up close and personal with an aquarium tank that’s inside the restaurant. Keep your eyes peeled for Scuba diving Mickey Mouse.

⭐️ Have a Meal at One of the Countries

There are a lot of great restaurants at Disney’s Epcot theme park. Here’s a few of the most romantic resturants there:

  • San Angel Inn in Mexico. It’s always night time inside with very romantic lighting.
  • France’s Monsieur Paul, which is the upscale restaurant in this pavilion. It’s on the 2nd floor of the food building, and the entrance is on the right side of it if you’re looking at the building’s facade.
  • Le Cellier steakhouse in Canada is great. And I loved seeing there’s an actual Le Cellier in Montreal when I visited one summer a couple years ago! Très authenique!

⭐️ Walk around the Garden in Japan

I love Japanese gardens. If I’m ever at Epcot I love to walk around the Japanese gardens there with Dan. It’s small but lovely. It’s tucked back behind the pagoda, next to Japan’s quick service restaurant.

⭐️ Drink around the World

Drinking around the world doesn’t have to be a frat-party or bachelorette party debauchery. It can be sweet and romantic.

Try drinking wines around the world including bubbly, like Champagne in France or Prosecco in Italy. Or beer in Germany and sake in Japan.

Romantic Things to Do at Animal Kingdom

⭐️ Surprise Your Partner with an Evening Safari Tour

Savor the Savanna is an evening tour at Animal Kingdom’s safari. They pair it with African tapas, as well as wine and beer from the continent.

The experience is $169 per person, not including tax. If you know your partner loves exclusive experiences and animal this could be the perfect surprise for him/her!

⭐️ Ride the Na’vi River Journey Together

One of the most romantic rides in Animal Kingdom is the Na’vi River Journey in the Pandora – World of Avatar, section of the park. It’s an indoor dark ride through water with colorful lighting, soothing sounds and a relaxing vibe. Sit in the back row if you want to make out! (But don’t forget there’s another ride vehicle not too far behind you.)

⭐️ Walk around Pandora – World of Avatar, Together at Night

We received a tip to make sure we saw Pandora at night because it felt like a different world after sunset. And I’m glad we stayed to see the transformation! The lighting at night is beautiful.

Even if you don’t like Avatar or have never seen it (like me) it’s still awe-inspiring! Spend time to look for all the wonderful details and hidden flowers and plants that glow in the evening.

⭐️ Eat at Tiffin’s

If you want to treat your sweetheart to a lovely meal in Animal Kingdom, head to Discovery Island’s sit-down restaurant, Tiffin’s. Their dishes are full of flavor. The restaurant has waterfront views and plenty of seating for lunch and dinner.

⭐️ Get Drinks at the Nomad Lounge

The Nomad Lounge is the perfect place to get away from crowds – and kids – at the attractions at Animal Kingdom. Have a drink as a couple enjoying Walt Disney World! They have plenty of options with alcohol but they have non-alcoholic beverages, including coffee, espresso and tea, as well.

It looks like it’s part of a safari respite in Africa, with flowing curtains and neutral colored furniture. If you’re hungry you can grab small plates here too, like a poke bowl or sliders.

⭐️ Walk Maharaja Jungle Trek Hand-in-Hand

We think the safari at Animal Kingdom is a must. But it isn’t romantic (unless you book a semi-private tour). However, the Maharaja Jungle Trek can be romantic!

Walk hand-in-hand at your own pace and be sure to stop at the most beautiful and romantic place, pictured below, where the tigers are.

Romantic Things to Do at Hollywood Studios

Remember the days you could cozy up on the Great Movie Ride? Alas, ’tis gone. But there’s still some romantic things to do at Hollywood Studios we recommend.

⭐️ Cozy Up in a Drive-In Car at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Restaurant

One of the biggest surprises we had at Hollwood Studios was dining at the Sci-Fi Dine-In. Because we were blown away by the ambiance and the meal.

It’s VERY cute and romantic inside – and if you love a DELICIOUS meal (think drive-in food, like burgers and sandwiches, fries, milkshakes and salads) you’ll love it here. The dark air-conditioned space is also SUCH a nice break from the Florida heat!

⭐️ Dine at the Brown Derby

The Brown Derby is one of the nicest restaurants at Hollywood Studios (if not the nicest if you ask us). It aims to bring guests back to the Golden Age of Hollywood.

It’s modeled after the Brown Derby restaurant in Hollywood, California. Owner of the Brown Derby, Bob Cobb, invented the Cobb Salad.

Hollywood Studios’ Brown Derby does, indeed, have a Cobb Salad on its menu along with fish, chicken and steak options.

⭐️ Get Drinks at Oga’s Cantina at Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

Star Wars fans? Then you’ll find a few romantic things to do at Disney World at the Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge land of Hollywood Studios.

Try to get a coveted reservation at Oga’s Cantina. We had to go at 8:00am (it was the only reservation we could get) and it still felt exclusive and sexy inside (dare I say).

There are no windows so it always feels like the same time at the bar no matter if you’re there in the morning, afternoon or at night.

Romantic Things to Do at Disney Springs

⭐️ Listen to Live Music Together

One of our favorite things to do as a couple is listen to live music. So, naturally, we believe one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World is listen to the bands and musicians who play at Disney Springs.

For instance, did you know the House of Blues is at Disney Spring? Even if there isn’t a concert happening soon you’re interested in they often have live music in the courtyard. (And Disney Springs has happy hour! Live music + happy hour = happy couple.)

There’s also often live music at Raglan Road and Splittsville’s outdoor bar area.

⭐️ Pay for a “Hot Air Balloon” Ride Together

The largest handpainted helium balloon in the world is at Disney Springs. And you can take an 8-minute tethered ride together to overlook Disney Springs from hundreds of feet above the ground.

It’s not really a “hot air balloon” per se, but it’s a good substitute for a fraction of the time and the price.

It operates from morning to night, weather permitting, and is $20 per adult. It holds up to 29 people though the amount of people on your flight depends on who has signed up when you’re there.

⭐️ Take an Amphicar Ride into the Water at the Boathouse

Have you ever seen those vintage Cadillac-looking convertable cars that ride INTO the water at Disney Springs? They’re AMAZING! And they’re truly a blast from decades past, not a Disney World specific invention.

The owner of the Disney Springs Boathouse restaurant owns a large collection of Amphicars. (There’s an estimated 400 left in the world today.) And what better place for this adventure than Walt Disney World?

It’s $125 per car for this unique 25-minute experience. It takes you around the waterway behind Disney Springs, also near Saratoga Springs Resort. Bonus tip: you can get a $25 reward towards the experience if you show your dining receipt from the Boathouse Restaurant or $50 or more purchase from their gift shop, called Boatique.

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⭐️ Go Bowling at Splittsville

One of the most fun “dates” we ever had at Walt Disney World was bowling in Disney Springs, at Splittsville.

Go hungry and thirsty because the drinks and food are both YUMMY. (And by the way if you’re ever in Tampa, there’s a Splittsville at Sparkman Wharf that’s a lot of fun too!)

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⭐️ Hit up Happy Hours around Disney Springs

We love happy hour! Everyone loves to feel like they’re getting a “deal” ) and the time that happy hour occurs is also a great time to be at Disney Springs.

Happy hour is right after the lunch rush, before the evening crowds flood to this area of WDW. And because we love enjoying good food and drinks as a couple (especially during daylight, keeping us happy with a Florida sunshine dose of Vitamin D) we think this is one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World.

Enjoy the romance of getting drinks and appetizers around Disney Springs, at places like Paradiso 37 and Terralina.

And you don’t even need to figure out a schedule or times for it. We’ve mastered Disney Springs happy hour for you.

⭐️ Buy Each Other a Memorable Gift or Keepsake

There are so many great shops at Disney Springs. Some of the items/stores you can’t find in the parks or hotel property, and some of them you can. One of my favorite shops is Ever After for their unique pieces of Disney jewelry, handbags and wallets.

Two other special jewelry shops there – with Disney exclusive items – are Pandora and Alex and Ani.

What we love about the idea of shopping for special gifts together at Disney Springs – besides the thought of getting nice keepsakes as a couple – is that we aren’t going on rides there. So it’s not a pain in the ass to carry around shopping bags while you walk around like it would be in the theme parks.

(Even though if you’re staying at a Disney Resort and there’s enough time before you leave you can have those bags delivered to your hotel.)

⭐️ Share Dessert

There are so many places to get dessert at Disney Springs! If you or your partner have a sweet tooth this is a good place to be. Even if you want to share one dessert (with two spoons!), or get two, sitting down to enjoy dessert is one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World as a couple.

Share an ice cream sundae at Ghiradelli’s, or high-end chocolates at the Ganachery, or a bubble waffle cone covered in powdered sugar and chocolate fudge at AristoCrêpes.

Romantic Things to Do at WDW Hotels and Resorts

⭐️ Tell the Hotel You’re Celebrating

You never know – they may send something special to your room, like cake, or chocolate covered strawberries, or a chocolate Mickey, or champagne! Which would for sure turn a simple hotel stay into one of the most memorable and romantic things to do at Disney World.

⭐️ Get Flowers Delivered to Your Room

If you do this, do it at the beginning of your trip so you can enjoy the flowers the entire time you’re there, each time you go back to your room.

Simply call a local florist or Disney Floral and Gifts.

⭐️ Order a Cheese and Charcuterie Board

The pandemic, unfortunately, forced Disney to lay off a lot of their Cast Members. But one of the beautiful things that resulted was seeing the support the former (or furloughed) Disney Cast Members family has for each other. There’s a Facebook group called “Ear for Each Other” where you can find furloughed or laid off Cast Members who have pivoted into other businesses.

And that’s how this awesome “Journey Across the Board” business came across our radar.

It’s no secret we’re obsessed with our at-home date nights, complete with cheese and charcuterie boards. And we love to get them when we’re out too. (Like that time we’ll never forget in Balboa Park in San Diego.)

One of the most romantic things to do at Disney World is retreat to a quiet corner of your resort, whether on the hotel grounds or your room. Because one of the most romantic things to do at Disney World is unwind together at your resort after a long day.

But what would be special that you can get delivered and slowly but surely enjoy as a couple at your resort? A cheese and charcuterie board!

You can have one delivered to your resort room! They will even cut a Mickey Mouse silhouette out of the cheese for you if you request it.

Pump up the Romance: Customize the Actual Board

Jon of Journey Across the Board will customize your plate as you wish – for example, with either real or faux meats if you’re a vegetarian. Or based on your cheese likes or dislikes. Just ask.

Not into meat and cheese? They make dessert boards and guacamole boards too.

Want to up the ante and pump up the romance factor? Journey Across the Board has partnered with bespoke cutting board creator, Sean Gibson, to offer more customization to orders. Journey Across the Board can use a custom board you’ve ordered to build your board. Imagine your partner’s surprise when you get to the end of the board and you see your names carved into the wood.

If you don’t like the designs offered by Sean Gibson, check out the many designs to choose from on Etsy and contact Jon at Journey Across the Board to coordinate.

⭐️ Get a Couple’s Massage at a Resort Spa

Gifting your partner a spa treatment – or even better, time at the spa together with a couple’s massage – is s luxurious gift and perfect way to help rejuvenate from tiring days at the Walt Disney World parks.

Try the Mandara Spa at the Swan and Dolphin or the Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian or Saratoga Springs. (You don’t have to be staying at the hotel to book a massage at the spa.)

⭐️ Order Room Service and Have Breafast in Bed

Treat yourselves to breakfast in bed if you’re staying at a deluxe resort. Order room service! (Deluxe resorts include the Polynesian, Wilderness Lodge, Grand Floridian, Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Contemporary, Yacht and Beach Clubs, and the Boardwalk Inn.)

⭐️ Experience the Highway in the Sky Dine Around

Dan and I definitely want to do this one day! Our friend raved about it and thought it was definitely worth the price tag when she did it with her boyfriend. (It’s about $170 per person, including valet parking, which is a plus.)

So what is was Highway in the Sky Dine Around? It is was an around-the-monorail dining experience at Walt Disney World. So many of the romantic things to do at Disney World involve dining and meals, but this one has had a unique twist as a progressive dinner.

It’s not currently available, in 2021. If we had to guess, it got axed because of the pandemic. But we’re leaving it in our list in hopes it returns!

It’s definitely geared towards adults, since the experience has a fairly high-ticket price. (It says 12 and older, only, but it would take a sophisticated 12-year old child to want to do this experience at Disney World when more casual meals abound, which we think kids would enjoy more.)

There’s a slight dress code, which we take as a great excuse to get dressed up, get fancy and enjoy each other’s company and great food. (And hope you get a good small group since it’s not restricted to one couple only.)

The four-course progressive dinner starts and ends at the Contemporary and takes you to the Polynesian and Grand Floridian throughout the evening on the monorail. Surprise your partner by making a reservation in advance (which you definitely need).

⭐️ Visit the Boardwalk

My favorite “hidden gem” at Walt Disney World is the Boardwalk. I think of the thousands of people who visit, who never go to the Boardwalk. And it saddens me. But perhaps that is part of why it’s special.

There are many opportunities for romance on the boardwalk.

Talk a Ride on the Boardwalk

You can rent a Surrey Bike on the boardwalk. (Which is also one of our favorite things to do at Walt Disney World besides the parks.)

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Stroll on the Boardwalk, Holding Hands

Don’t want to ride? Take a walk holding hands, day or night! The Boardwalk is truly lovely – grab an ice cream, candy or beer on the Boardwalk and enjoy the waterfront views during your walk.

Visit the Boardwalk at Night

The Boardwalk turns into another source of enjoyment and entertainment at night. Here’s a few things you can do on the Boardwalk in the evening:

  • Have dinner at the Flying Fish restaurant with a blue and champagne colored interior.
  • Stop to enjoy the Boardwalk entertainers, like jugglers.
  • Play Boardwalk games like a basketball toss.
  • Look at art at the Wyland art gallery.
  • Share a funnel cake, which you can eat together on a Boardwalk bench.
  • Go dancing at Atlantic Dance Hall (next to Jellyrolls).
  • Sing along with dueling pianos at Jellyrolls.

Enjoy a Date Night at Jellyrolls

One of our all-time favorite things at Walt Disney World at night is spend the evening at Jellyrolls. It’s the dueling pianos bar on the Boardwalk.

And we stay for HOURS listening to great songs, the humor and jokes of the pianists and enjoying the atmosphere and drinks. (Expect to spend at least $50 between an entry cover and drinks – but it’s well worth it! Be sure to bring singles to tip the piano players!)

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⭐️ Watch the Fireworks from a Disney World Resort or Restaurant

You don’t have to be in the parks to see fireworks. You can be nearby.

Here’s a few places you can see fireworks from without park admission. (Though it may require access to a hotel with a room reservation, access to the monorail or a dining reservation to access certain parts of the resorts.)

  • Contemporary’s restaurant, California Grill, in time for the Magic Kingdom fireworks.
  • Boardwalk by Epcot (and the Yacht and Beach Club, and Disney’s Boardwalk Inn), for the Epcot fireworks.
  • The beach of the Polynesian, for the Magic Kingdom fireworks.

⭐️ Watch an Outdoor Movie Under the Stars

Want a quiet night that’s neither in your hotel room nor out at the parks? We suggest finding out if your resort is having a Movies Under the Stars evening. Of course, it will be a Disney flick!

⭐️ Rent a Swan Paddle Boat

Did you know big boats aren’t the only way to get around the waterways at Walt Disney World? Swans are repeatedly associated with romance because they mate for life.

Be sure you wear sunscreen and prepare for a little bit of a workout. Paddle boats are both relaxing…and a little work! (This is an especially romantic thing to do one day you’re taking off from going into one of the four theme parks.)

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Book a stay at the Swan or Dolphin resort, or the new Swan Reserve hotel

⭐️ Dine at a Resort Restaurant

Here are some super romantic restaurants to make reservations for during your Disney trip (and don’t forget – if you use a Disney Vacation planner, like Becca at Pixie and Pirate Destinations, she can take care of the reservations for you):

  • Victoria and Albert’s at the Grand Floridian. It’s unforgettable. (It may be the most romantic restaurant at Walt Disney World, with a strict dress code to support it). They print custom menus each night with guest names on them. I admit, I went her with an ex many years ago. But the positive experience, including superb service, remains a great memory from that relationship.
  • Narcoosee’s on the water at the Grand Floridian for “coastal cuisine or surf ‘n turf if you want to mix it up.
  • Jiko – The Cooking Place at Animal Kingdom, especially if you love wine for their extensive collection of African wines.
  • Share a milkshake or ice cream Sundae at the Beaches and Cream soda shop at the Beach Club resort.
  • Kimonos at the Swan and Dolphin, is a well known, high quality sushi restaurant.
  • Head to the top of the Gran Destino Tower at Coronado Springs to eat at Toledo’s. You’ll love their tapas and that 3/4s of the walls are transparent glass windows with a beautiful view.
  • Topolino’s Terrace, atop the Riviera resort. It has some spectacular views. They serve hand crafted pastas, various fish and meats. We’d definitely start with an escargot appetizer (we love ’em) or Romaine salad. And yes. they have a terrace! So be sure to grab a cocktail out there before your reservation or after dinner.

⭐️ See the Animals During the Day at Animal Kingdom Lodge

There are over 30 African species that roam the property at Animal Kingdom Lodge. And it’s rarely busy because most guests scatter to the parks or other parts of WDW during the day.

If you want another reason to go to the Animal Kingdom Lodge in addition to seeing animals (since it’s somewhat out of the way at WDW unless you’re at Animal Kingdom) make a lunch or dinner reservation at Boma or Jiko – The Cooking Place.

⭐️ Have Drinks at a Resort Bar

Have cocktails at one of the Bars around WDW. Conversation over a couple of cocktails is a great way to recap your Disney World vacation after a long day.

Here are some bars we love:

  • Enchanted Rose at the Grand Floridian
  • Victoria Falls Lounge at Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Territory Lounge at the Wilderness Lodge
  • Dahlia Lounge at Coronado Springs

⭐️ Take a Horse and Carriage Ride along the Water at Port Orleans Riverside

Port Orleans is a property filled with southern charm. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the property for 25-minutes for just $55.

⭐️ Have Tea at the Grand Floridian

You know when Buzz Lightyear has “high tea” in Toy Story? That’s kind of how I feel when Dan and I have tea. He’s a tall masculine guy having tea with me, to flatter his wife. And do something romantic! (We had a wonderful, memorable tea in Asker near Norway a few years ago with another couple that was great. The actual country not just Epcot!)

Book reservations to have afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian’s Garden View Tea Room.

⭐️ Watch the Electric Water Pageant

The Electric Water Pageant has been around for years. It’s a night show that glides by some of the monorail resorts in the evening. And it’s both a staple for Disney classists and also one of the {cheesy, yet} romantic things to do at Disney World.

It’s nostalgic and sweet, and romantic if you’re next to your partner watching it. It stops with enough time for its lights to blink to an instrumental song, then glides on to the next resort around the lake.

You can see it from the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Fort Wilderness, Wilderness Lodge and the Contemporary.

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