Put a Twinkle in Your Lovebird’s Eye, Disney Style

Put a Twinkle in Your Lovebird’s Eye, Disney StylePut a Twinkle in Your Lovebird’s Eye, Disney Style

By Cara Goldsbury

Believe in Magic. If Walt Disney World is a land of magic it follows that it’s also a land of love. Amorous venues and storybook settings thrive in the land of Mickey Mouse. Here’s a step-by-step plan to help you light the spark that’ll put a twinkle in your lovebird’s eye.grand-floridian-romantic-disney-hotel

Indulge Yourselves at Victoria & Albert’s. Fine dining in an intimate setting combined with virtually flawless service sets Victoria and Albert’s apart. You’ll be treated to Wedgwood china, Christofle silver, Frette linens, Riedel crystal, and even personalized menus. A seasonal prix fixe dinner includes six sumptuous courses served by an ultra-professional wait staff, accompanied by lovely strains of music plucked by a harpist. It’s simply the ultimate in romantic dining. The lady leaves with a long-stemmed rose, the gentleman with the proverbial feather in his cap.

Capture the Romance of an African Safari at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. And don’t dare book anything less than a savanna view room or suite so you’ll get as close to the action as you possibly can. Enjoy breakfast on your balcony while giraffes nibble at the tree tops and gazelles frolic on the grassland. Later, after a long day at the parks, a bottle of champagne will set the mood for an enchanting evening sunset followed by dinner at the resort’s signature restaurant, Jiko. And don’t worry if your travel plans don’t coincide with a full moon. In true Disney fashion a shimmery moonlit effect is on order each night to assure you of a romantic nocturnal setting. It really is one of Disney’s best themed resorts.

Send a Postcard from Paradise. The tiki-lit Polynesian Resort is almost as satisfying as a trip to the South Pacific. Soft Hawaiian melodies set a dreamy mood throughout the resort’s luxuriant grounds where ducks and ibis roam the thick, grassy lawns and rabbits hop along meandering pathways lined with volcanic rock. As the sky darkens, three white-sand beaches dotted with hammocks and lounge chairs entice you to relax with your sweetheart and take in the Magic Kingdom’s breathtaking fireworks spectacular.

Cozy Up For a Carriage Ride. Bring your own beverages, a couple of glasses, and enjoy the moonlight and romance of the idyllic, pine-filled grounds at Disney’s Fort Wilderness. Your private horse-drawn carriage ride is a rare excursion through the scenery of old Florida, a fast disappearing way of life where a myriad of wildlife including deer, peacocks, ducks, and more still roam.

Pamper Yourselves With a Couple’s Spa Treatment. Imagine relaxing together while enjoying the Romantic Couples Massage at the Grand Floridian Spa where each person receives an aromatherapy massage in a candlelit room. Choose an aromatic side-by-side massage in a beautiful Balinese-style treatment room, followed by a river-rocked rimmed hydrotherapy tub with The Time For Two Massage at the Walt Disney World Dolphin’s luxurious Mandara Spa. Or try a romantic duet at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Spa with the Couple’s Relaxation as you and your partner switch in the same room between an aromatherapy massage and hydrotherapy. Whatever your choice, you will emerge in a calm and romantic state-of-mind.

Hop On Board Your Own Personal Love Boat. Rendezvous on your very own yacht for an intimate evening on the Seven Seas Lagoon aboard a 52-foot Sea Ray, the Grand I. Arrange for hors d’oeuvres and wine onboard to toast the glorious evening in anticipation of a course-by-course dinner served by your own personal butler. End the evening on the glistening water with a spellbinding and oh-so-private view of the Wishes fireworks.

Stay In. One privilege of choosing one of Disney’s luxurious accommodations is the sheer enjoyment of it for its own sake and simply time alone. Plenty of room to spread out and luxuriate in comfy robes, listen to soft music on the stereo, order a nice bottle of wine, put your feet up, and just snuggle. And be sure to book a room with picture perfect views of one of Disney’s lovely waterways. It’s the perfect ending to a perfect day.

Stroll the “World”. There’s nothing quite like Epcot’s World Showcase after sunset. The lights, the music, the restaurants, the quiet nooks, the entertainment – it all adds up to one exotic and entrancing place. Plan dinner at Bistro de Paris, a charming belle ?poque dining room with an air of exclusivity. It’s the perfect setting for enjoying charming French accents and delicious cuisine prepared simply in tantalizing sauces. A dessert of crepe suzette prepared and flamb?ed tableside or the perfect apple tart with calvados while lingering over cordials and coffee is definitely my idea of a nightcap, itself romantically capped by Epcot’s spectacular Illuminations show.

Renew Your Vows. All this romantic talk is bound to ignite a desire to recharge your marriage with a fairy tale ceremony. Choose from a variety of magical settings from a service overlooking the Seven Seas Lagoon at the Polynesian or Grand Floridian Resort to a stunning backdrop of Cinderella’s Castle at the Magic Kingdom. Arrive in style in a vintage Rolls Royce or even a horse drawn carriage. Hire a bagpiper to play at sunset. Surprise everyone with a private fireworks presentation. Really, just about anything your heart desires.

So if you believe in magic, I highly recommend Walt Disney World. It’s a surefire way to make your romance sparkle.

Cara Goldsbury, is the author of The Luxury Guide to Walt Disney World? Resort, a guide book designed for travelers who desire to experience the Walt Disney World? Resort without sacrificing luxury and style.

With over 30 years of experience in the travel industry, and after innumerable visits to the Walt Disney World? Resort – where she has stayed at the most luxurious resorts, dined at the finest restaurants and been lavishly entertained in style – she is now considered an authority on Disney luxury travel. Cara has appeared as a leading Disney expert on two Travel Channel specials, Disney Splurge! and Disney Royalty. She has also been cited numerous times in national news articles, in such notable publications as Forbes Traveler, as an expert on the Walt Disney World? Resort.

Cara has assembled a team consisting of only the best and most knowledgeable Disney travel specialists from around the country to create Glass Slipper Concierge. Glass Slipper Concierge originated from a desire to offer a client centric option to those who want an exceptional and unforgettable Disney vacation. Much like the classic fairytale Cinderella in which Cinderella’s prince tirelessly scoured the kingdom until he found the girl whose foot fit perfectly into the glass slipper, the travel specialists of Glass Slipper Concierge will work diligently to advise you on all aspects of your Disney vacation, down to the tiniest detail, until your vacation fits you perfectly.

Visit Cara at http://WDWLuxuryGuide.com or at http://GlassSlipperConcierge.com

 

 

Want a Disney Wedding in Hawaii? You can now!

Disney Resort at Ko OlinaYep, that’s right. After Disney finishes building their first family destination resort in Hawaii in 2011 you will be able to have your Disney Fairy Tale Wedding in Hawaii.

The resort will be located in the picturesque Ko Olina area on the western side of Oahu and is to include 350 traditional hotel rooms and feature 480 timeshare vacation villas.

Plans also inlcude a pool and water play area, an 18,000 square-foot spa, A WEDDING LAWN, a 8,000 square-foot convention center, and a children’s club.

 

Disney Resort at Ko Olina Hawaii

 

I would image that Disney Fairy Tale Weddings will extend all their services to this location as well. So, keep on the lookout for more info on weddings at this new Disney Resort in Hawaii. DISNEY and HAWAII – Sounds like a great place for a Honeymoon!

 

 
Disney Resort at Ko Olina Hawaii

Win A Disney Honeymoon From Martha Stewart Weddings

Disney Weddings/Martha Stewart Weddings Contest
Visit Martha Stewart Weddings to upload a photo of you and your fiance’ and tell them the tale of your magical proposal. One lucky couple chosen by Martha Stewart Weddings to have the most unique story will receive: 

1) a 6 day/5 night trip to Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida including a one-night stay in Cinderella’s Castle Suite
2) a $1000 Disney Gift Card from the Disney Honeymoon Registry
3) round-trip airfare
4) two Magic Your Way tickets for all four Walt Disney World® Resort Theme parks

Deadline to enter is April 15, 2009.  Good luck!

Ideas for a Romantic Disney World Honeymoon

Activities
Grand Floridian Couples Massage

 Couples massage at Disney’s Saratoga Springs or Grand Floridian Spa

 Take a liesurely stroll around Bay Lake and the 7 Seas Lagoon – Magic Kingdom side.

 The simple things like sharing a Mickey Bar on a park bench and watching the world go by

 Magic Kingdom fireworks aboard the Ferry (outside the park – for free)! Board the ferry from the Transportation and Ticket Center around 9pm, head up to the top level and enjoy the view

Dining

 Narcoosee’s – Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa: Be sure to ask for a window table so that you can enjoy the views. Book a later dinner (8pm-ish) to enjoy the lit water parade on the lake.

    View from Contemporary Resort

 California Grill – Disney’s Contemporary Resort – Top Floor – This location is very pricey, but the food is out of this world and if you play it right, you can watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. They shut off the lights, pipe in the park music and you have a perfect view…very romantic.

 Coral Reef – EPCOT Park: The food is great, but the atmosphere can’t be beat! Book a lunch reservation to enjoy the same ambiance and about the same menu for half the price. We like to share a meal here – we each order a soup or salad (we love their seafood bisque or corn chowder) and then split the mahi mahi – then key lime tart for dessert).

After-Hours

 Take a stroll around your resort at night when it’s all lit up. It’s very peaceful.

 Bring some candles, bubble bath, and good music – then relax with a glass of wine in the jacuzzi tub (only in selected rooms in deluxe resorts). If you want to spice up the honeymoon a little more, don’t forget to put on the cute sexy Minnie Mouse costume. 🙂

No matter what you do, you’re sure to enjoy a magical honeymoon at Disney World. Be sure to tell everyone you are celebrating while there!

Disney World for Honeymooners

Happy Disney Honeymoon CoupleWalt Disney World has always been known as a great place for families with children to visit, but it’s also a wonderful honeymoon destination. Due to the happily ever after theme of every fairy tale, Walt Disney World fits right in the the romantic theme with many of the activities. Many couples choose to have the wedding celebration itself right at Disney World, but it’s also known as a honeymoon destination for many. If you can’t afford a round-the-world cruise for your honeymoon, you can still provide your just married interlude seem like you’ve visited all the romantic ports of call.

First, there are many areas at the vacation resort that are already themed internationally. The Island type accommodations at some of the hotels, the Epcot center with its emphasis on international culture and cuisine, the shopping which brings items from every part of the world are all tied to international activities, culture and cuisine. When you add to this setting the romantic atmosphere of the fairy tales, the luxurious accommodations and the exciting nightlife, you find the newly married couple can enjoy the honeymoon, as well as the repeat visits many of them plan for the next year and every year following.

The magic of the theme park in central Florida is not just for children. A different kind of magic can be enjoyed by the romantic couple. The whole concept of the park is romance and magic away from the day to day cares of life. Couples have taken advantage of the magic of Walt Disney World almost from the time that it opened. Walt Disney World is a great amusement park, but it’s also a prime location for beautiful beaches, deluxe spas, international cuisine dining and of course, the world’s greatest amusement park.

For your honeymoon location, the hotels and resorts at Walt Disney World are well aware that you want quiet time for your honeymoon and will place you when possible in accommodations which will give you peace and solitude far from noise, heavy traffic areas near the pools and elevators. The hotels which are actually located within the park will give you even more of the taste of Disney. You can enjoy your own private balcony while watching park scenery like Epcot fireworks.

Cinderella's Castle at NightIf you want to soak up the atmosphere of love and romance you can visit Cinderella’s Castle, or remember Beauty and her Beast. Perhaps your taste runs to one of the other Disney happily ever after princesses.

If watching brilliant fireworks from your hotel balcony doesn’t put you in a romantic mood, how about enjoying a romantic candlelight dinner in one of the famous cuisine experiences available to you as a guest at Walt Disney World. You can choose candles and romantic music at Cuban specialty restaurants, Italian cuisine, and of course American high class dining as well. It’s all found in your imaginary trip around the world to all the romantic port-of-call locations.

Disney Honeymoon CoupleTo heighten your romantic experience, why not schedule a special couples massage? You can enjoy each other at the same time you enjoy the soothing and relaxing experience of a therapeutic massage.

The AMC 24 Pleasure Island Theaters Complex is a great place to enjoy a movie experience for the two of you. Or, you can select an unforgettable show of acrobatics and daring physical artistry while watching the Cirque Du Soleil. This troop has been entertaining and astounding viewers all around the world. The Magic Kingdom parade features excitement, anticipation and enjoyment along with music to make sure that your viewing experience is absolutely top notch.

Maybe you’d like to take in the MGM laser show, or even use the monorail to participate in the circuit of the park by romantic train.

All in all, Walt Disney World in Florida is a wonderful and romantic place to celebrate the beginning of your married life. The stories here are romantic and magical and the activities you can enjoy promise to provide a blissful time. Not only do people celebrate their honeymoon at Walt Disney World, they like it so much that they plan to come back to the resort to celebrate each romantic anniversary as well.

About the Author:

Peter Kenny has been working in the Orlando area travel industry for the past 10 years. For more information, please visit Vacation homes by owner and Orlando vacation homes

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Top 3 Disney World Honeymoon Hotels and Resorts

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort - Perfect for HoneymoonsIf 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.

 


Disney's Grand Floridian Resort for Honeymoons1. 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.

Most Romantic Disney Honeymoon Suite?  The Grand Floridian Honeymoon Suites enjoy their own separate floor, private balcony and in-room jacuzzi whirlpool tub for two. 


Disney's Polynesian Resort for Honeymoons2. 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.

Tip: If you are on a honeymoon or anniversary at Disney World, mention it when you check in at the resort. I’ve heard reports of a few extra perks for romantic couples here on a special occasion!

 


Disney's Grand Floridian Resort for Honeymoons3. 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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