A honeymoon at Disney World can be just as magical as it sounds, but it will take some advance planning to make sure the trip lives up to you and your new partner's expectations. The following three tips can help you start planning your honeymoon.
1. Choose the Best Season
Since this is your honeymoon, chances are you prefer spending time together as opposed to being crammed into the park with everyone that is on their summer vacation. For this reason, honeymoon trips can be more enjoyable if you plan them for the off-season. Traditionally, winter (outside of the December holiday season) sees lower park attendance overall. If you enjoy some of the high energy of a more crowded park, then consider the fall or spring shoulder season. Although families visit the park year round, there are definitely fewer children and more adults outside of the summer season.
2. Decide on In Park or Out of Park Lodging
A honeymoon suite in one of the Disney resorts can be one of the best splurges of the entire trip. Even if you bypass the honeymoon suite, make sure the staff knows about the special occasion — there are usually some extra perks available for newlyweds. Not only will you have the full Disney experience, but you will also be steps away from all the daily activities that you hope to enjoy on your honeymoon. For those hoping to see as much of the park as possible, choose one of the resorts that is near the monorail — you will be able to easily hop around. For those hoping to see other sites in Orlando, though, one of the hotels or resorts outside of the park may be a better option.
3. Balance Reservations With Spontaneity
To ensure that you get to do everything you want, make a few reservations in advance. For example, you don't want to plan every meal in advance, but it is a good idea to have a reservation for the higher demand restaurants on your must-visit list. You may also want to make a reservation for dinner on your first day, that way you won't have to make decisions or deal with a long wait while you are still getting settled in. The same goes for some extra activities, such as a safari in the Animal Kingdom or tickets to one of the many shows within the park.
Contact a Disney vacation planner for more help in designing the best honeymoon ever.