Top 5 Date Spots at Walt Disney World
Valentine's Day is today, and if you're like me then you'll be spending Valentine's Day with your #1- pizza and NCIS. But if you're going to be at Walt Disney World, or want to just plan a special date night then stay tuned, because today I'm talking about my top five date spots at Walt Disney World!
1. World Showcase
You guys know I LOVE World Showcase at Epcot! World Showcase is beautiful during the day, but it really comes alive at night. My favorite areas to explore at night are the United Kingdom, France, and Morocco Pavilions. I love how detailed these areas of the park are, and I have a special place in my heart for the UK having traveled there a few times in the past few years. You really could make this date as extravagant or as simple as you wanted it to be. You could simply stroll around World Showcase, or you could dine in a fine dining establishment in the France Pavilion. The options with this are really unlimited.
2. Beaches and Cream
Beaches and Cream is an old school soda shop located at the Beach Club Resort. Can I be honest here for a second? If someone took me to Beaches and Cream and said we were getting the Kitchen Sink for a date I would know they were the one. There's nothing better than an ice cream date, and the Kitchen Sink is what all ice cream sundaes wish they could be. If you're not into a million scoops of ice cream then brownies and other toppings, they have smaller sizes, and really great food. Then after your ice cream you can stroll around the Yacht and Beach Club areas, over the Boardwalk to end the evening.
3. Dole Whip and Chill
This is probably one of my favorite things to do at Walt Disney World, and you don't even need to go into a park to do it. All you need is to get over to the Polynesian Village Resort and walk outside. As you're walking out to the beach stop by Pineapple Lanai and grab a Dole Whip (or two) and walk down to the beach. There are swings, beach chairs, and hammocks to sit on. This is the perfect place to sit and enjoy the evening, watch Wishes! (Which after May 11, 2017 is going to be no more. The new firework show "Happily Ever After" is going to debut May 12, 2017), or watch the Water Pageant float across the lake.
4. Carriage Ride
A few of the Walt Disney World Resorts offer horse and buggy carriage rides and it's so fun and definitely unique. It's one of those things I think that you would want to do after a morning and afternoon in the parks, and a dinner at the resorts. You can do this at Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter, and Fort Wilderness. My favorite place to do this is Fort Wilderness. There's a ton to see while you're riding around! And there's a ton of great restaurants around for your pre-or-post dinner ride!
5. California Grill
Speaking of dinner, you might want to think of one of the most sought after reservations at Walt Disney World, California Grill! The restaurant is high atop the Magic Kingdom at the 15th floor of the Contemporary Resort, and overlooks the Walt Disney World Property. They have one of the best menus I've ever experienced at Disney, and you really can't beat the views! If you time your dinner reservation just right you can see Wishes from the Magic Kingdom while you're eating dinner, but if you can only get the first seating, be sure to save your receipt! With that receipt you will be allowed back up to California Grill and their observation deck to view Wishes that evening.
So friends, whether you're planning a romantic night, or something a bit more simple and subtle Disney has you covered! Let me know in the comments what your favorite Disney Date is!
Be Magical Today!
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