A Guide to Romantic Disney Hotels & Resorts
By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Mar 20, 2013
If your romantic vacation or honeymoon plans include Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, you might like to know a little more about some of the romantic Disney hotels close to the Magic Kingdom.
Couples celebrating their special honeymoon or anniversary at WDW will generally find that these luxury resorts can provide a memorable experience worth the price.
For others on a more casual romantic getaway to this part of Central Florida, we also include a few suggestions for cheap romantic rooms near Disney World more in line with a weekend getaway.
We hope you have a great stay & memorable time at WDW...
Top 3 Romantic Disney Hotels
1. Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa - with on-site facilities for Disney weddings and an elegant plantation atmosphere, the Grand Floridian is Disney’s most romantic hotel. We loved the private white-sand beach and pool areas, and the Grand Floridian Hotel is close to the Magic Kingdom - just a 2 minute Monorail ride.
Rooms feature scenic views of the Lagoon, and there’s romantic dining at Victoria & Alberts. Although it’s certainly not cheap, we feel the grand Floridian is the best choice for Disney honeymoon vacations.
Tip: If you are on a honeymoon or anniversary at Disneyworld, mention it when you check in at the resort. We’ve heard reports of a few extra perks for couples here on a romantic special occasion!
2. Disney's Polynesian Resort - you’ll be greeted with Polynesian music and a welcome lei at this romantic Disney resort. The tropical grounds and lakeside pool immediately grab your attention outdoors, while inside live Hawaiian music fills the lush courtyard and reception area.
Dining at the resort means trying some of the South Pacific specialties offered, like Tonga Toast, mahi-mahi, or of course, the Polynesian luau. Reader's reviews of the Disney Polynesian Resort comment favorably on the island theme rooms, and as an added plus, the nightly Magic Kingdom fireworks can be viewed from the resort.
Most Romantic Disney Honeymoon Suite? The Grand Floridian Honeymoon Suites enjoy their own separate floor, private balcony and in-room whirlpool tub for two. (And for more romantic hot tub hotel rooms in Central & South Florida, see our guide to Florida Jacuzzi® Suites)
3. Disney's Wilderness Lodge - you’ll love the National Park atmosphere at the Wilderness Lodge, and the clean and comfortable rooms, suites and villas come equipped with LCD TV’s. The ferry service to the Magic Kingdom is a nice way to arrive at Disney World. Romantic views of the fireworks at night can be had from some of the room balconies on the higher floors.
The Wilderness Lodge is a luxury Disney hotel catering a little more to families than the Grand Floridian or Polynesian resorts. The pool and river area features a water slide - great for parents on a romantic vacation with the kids. If you’re on a honeymoon or anniversary though, request a room in one of the wings a bit further away from the hustle and bustle of the lobby and check-in area.
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Romance and Relaxation at Walt Disney World Resort - All you need to make Disney Honeymoon vacations an unforgettable experience.