Welcome to this month’s Magical Blogorail Orange loop. Today we are discussing the best Disney resorts for couples.
I’ve written about taking my girlfriend to Walt Disney World before, but let me just put it out there again in the universe: going to Disney with her is one of my favorite activities in the world.
When I was a College Programmer, we did the long distance thing, which culminated in a long weekend Disney Vacation. Since had all my cast member perks we splurged on a hotel room at The Grand Floridian which, even with my 60% discount, was still expensive for two 20 somethings making minimum wage. That being said, not only was it was an experience I’ll never forget, it is also one I highly recommend any Disney couples try and recreate at least once in their lives. Don’t believe me? Here are just a few of the reasons why there’s no better hotel to take your significant other to:
I mean, look at this view. Who wouldn’t want to stay at this hotel, even if it wasn’t also 100 feet from The Magic Kingdom?
1. It’s Not Overly Disney. Growing up in Orlando didn’t make my girlfriend the world’s biggest Disney fan (shocking, I know) – so I knew that a room at The Art Of Animation or The Princess rooms at Port Orleans weren’t going to cut it. And even though we’ve stayed at both of those places and those hypothesis turned out to be mostly false, there is something really calming, adult, and romantic about walking into a hotel at the end of a long day and getting greeted by a piano player instead of a TV set playing the Disney Channel.
2. You Can Have Solid Date Nights With Out Having To Pay For Park Admission. My girlfriend and I got to the hotel midway through the day, and we didn’t want to use a park ticket for only half a day, so instead we did a monorail bar crawl and a nice dinner. We started with a drink at the hotel bar, then went on to The Contemporary and The Polynesian. Finally, we ended the night with dinner at Narcoossee’s, where we ate on the water while watching ‘Wishes’. While the quick service food court was down while I was there, and I’ve never been to 1900 Park Faire or Victoria & Alberts, I think that the various dining options, from the super fancy to the character meal to the super casual, offer a great range of date night experiences. Not to mention the addition of Trader Sam’s has to make that bar crawl even more fun.
Here’s an image of us after aforementioned date night. It’s just too cute not to share if you ask me.
4. It’s Romantic. In the three days we stayed there, I probably saw upwards of ten brides, grooms, and bridal parties in the hotel. This is obviously because of it’s proximity to the Disney Wedding Pavilion, but I found it to be a fun added layer to my date weekend to see brides (and their dresses) finding their happily ever afters.
As much as I love The Grand Floridian, it’s my goal to stay in every Disney Hotel at some point – and I think next up on the romantic list are The Boardwalk and Animal Kingdom Lodge. But, The Grand Floridian will always hold a special place in my heart, and as soon as I can afford it, I’ll be back ASAP.
Here is the map of our Magical Blogorail Orange | Best Disney Resorts for Couples Loop:
- 1st Stop – Dad for Disney | A Couple Stay At Yacht Club
- 2nd Stop – DISTherapy | Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
- 3rd Stop – Magical Mickey Tips | Romance at The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World
- 4th Stop – Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze | The Grand Floridian Is The Best Resort For Couples. End Of Discussion.
- 5th Stop – Adventureland Pam | The Romantic Side of Port Orleans Riverside