Best For (More) Romance

A handful of weeks ago, we offered our first post in a series of Best Of for a particular lifestyle stage.  Since those first articles, we have received questions about a very important topic that Disney is a master at perfecting: Romance.  Think of all the classic movies that ended in romance or finding true love.  It’s another part of Disney’s goals to make memories and create magic.  And romance can be very magical.  So what are the most romantic things to do at Disney?  Well if you enjoyed last week’s article from our own Kristi Shipp, you’ll be happy you asked:

Welcome to Believe Vacations’ Weekly post where today, we’ll make you fall in love all over again by telling you what are agents thought were the best experience for romance at Disney.

As agents, we do not share the same romantic memories as each other or our clients. so we share our opinions with each other.  Enjoy what our agents thought were the best options for romance as we start with:

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Attraction – Peter Pan’s Flight

Honorable Mention – Anything in the dark

Makes sense once you see the top vote receiver and our honorable mention, doesn’t it?  Getting comfortable alongside a loved one inside a pirate ship, a hunny pot or even a doom buggy allows you a chance to get close and experience iconic attraction scenes.  But there is something extra lovey-dovey about being with that special someone and flying over London and taking a quick hop over to Neverland.  And doing so in a flying pirate ship only adds to the magic!

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Character – Mickey and Minnie Mouse

THE iconic couple of Disney is a no-brainer when it comes to best characters for romance.  They’ve made it a few decades these two mice.  They’ve brought smiles to many and have their individuals charms, but they shine the most when they are together.  Playful, kind and making sure everyone is included in the show, Mickey and Minnie combine their individual strengths and unite to make a dynamic power duo that couples of all ages should strive to emulate.

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Dining – Victoria and Albert’s

Honorable Mention – Tony’s

You’ll immediately notice that the character buffets and quick-service selections at Disney did not come close to topping this category.  Rather, you have one of the most incredible dining experiences not only at Disney but in the United States.  Located at the upscale Grand Floridian Resort and Spa, you and your beloved will experience the finest in culinary arts, an immense wine selection, elegant dining and for some lucky couples, the chance to have your meal prepared specifically for you and sit at the Chef’s Table.  Too fancy for your likes you say? Why not take a date to the most iconic Disney dining moment in their movie catalog and grab a bowl of spaghetti and meatballs at Tony’s in the Magic Kingdom.

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Event – Kiss Goodnight

Honorable Mention – Food and Wine Festival

When the results came in, I was surprised that the 2 big Epcot festivals only got a little love.  In particular, I thought the Food and Wine Festival would be the slam-dunk answer as it is perfect for a date to go “around the world” and sample food and beverages for many countries.  Sounds romantic, right?  But when I saw our agents propping up the Magic Kingdom’s Kiss Goodnight, I had to agree.  For the unaware, this event happens nightly, when the fireworks are over and many guests have already left the park.  When no one’s paying attention, the final song and announcement are played as the castle slowly changes colors one final time.  The perfect goodnight kiss celebrating the most magical day of your life.

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Gift – Matching Shirts

Honorable Mention – His/Her Ears

Gone are the days of the romantic “I’m with Stupid” shirts for couples.  At Disney, it’s still about the apparel and wardrobe but with a more magical flavor.  Take the ears – maybe not the most manly of items but when the lady in your life wants you to wear one that matches hers, you will do anything for your princess.  Same with matching shirts.  There is no more romantic way to display that I am with her and she is with me than to have shirts that indicate you are together.  It is the wardrobe that binds us!

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Resort – Grand Floridian

Honorable Mention – Other Monorail Resorts

When you think romance, you think immaculate, picturesque settings and possibly as whimsical and elaborate a resort as possible.  It was no surprise the Grand Floridian took home the top spot in this category.  There are just too many things going right here – the architecture, the grounds, the fine dining and shopping and amenities, the rooms that overlook the lagoon and have views of the castle and so much more.  A wonderful getaway spot for couples but if you need to slightly lower your rates, check out the Polynesian and Contemporary Resorts on the monorail loop as well.

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Show – Happily Ever After 

Honorable Mention – Beauty and the Beast

Fireworks, lights, classic songs, image projections on the castle and the overall sense of love in the air can only be celebrated Happily Ever After.  It’s the perfect ending to a perfect day with the perfect someone.  For those who are mushy about this stuff, there is something sweet about holding hands or embracing under the lit-up sky under the castle. For those who need a little less, check out the Beauty and the Beast Stage Show and relive the classic tale as old as time!

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Transportation – Horse Drawn Carriage

Honorable Mention – Boat

What other way to feel like a prince and princess then to ride in a horse drawn carriage?  With the recent Royal Weddings across the pond, this mode of transportation is becoming pretty popular for romance.  With options at both Fort Wilderness and Port Orleans – Riverside, get close to your loved one, enjoy the scenery and only spend $55.  For a complimentary view of the world, hop on a boat taking you to a theme park or resort of choice and enjoy some time on the open water!

Did we miss anything?  What is the most romantic part of Disney?  Thanks for reading and remember there’s a great, big, beautiful tomorrow!

Brian Pavlick
brianp@believevacations.com

Brian Pavlick is a husband and father residing in Maylene, AL. His love of Disney goes back to his early memories of watching the New Disney Channel on cable, occasional vacations to Orlando Florida and attending Disney Institute Management Training classes. He keeps up with Disney news and updates by reading numerous websites, experiencing attractions by watching YouTube videos and introducing his family to classic and timeless Disney movies, attractions and songs.

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