These 5 romantic getaways at Walt Disney World would impress any date on Valentine's Day

Show your sweetheart the finer things at Walt Disney World

Planning a perfect date night is anything but simple. You want it to be romantic, but also fun. You want to impress your date, but not go broke at the same time. You want something that is out of the ordinary and something that will leave your date speechless at the end of the night.


We've got you covered.


We're going to go over multiple options for a perfect Valentine's Day date. Each option will vary in price so you can choose what fits your budget best.

A horse-drawn carriage ride


Think about your favorite Disney fairytales. Is there a common occurrence? The two love birds usually ride into the sunset in a horse-drawn carriage. You and your sweetheart can follow suit and board your own carriage at Disney’s Fort Wilderness and Port Orleans. We've got more info on carriage rides here.


Fireworks on the beach

Photo: David Roark

We’ve talked about rooftop fireworks in previous stories but now we’re upping the romance with beachfront viewing. Whether you’re lucky enough to be staying at Disney’s Polynesian Resort or just doing a little exploring, the resort is a perfect tropical hideaway for you and your loved one to watch the Happily Ever After Fireworks.


Cuddle up on the white sandy beaches and avoid the hustle and bustle of the shoulder to shoulder crowd at the Magic Kingdom.


Romantic strolls through a Disney Resort


What could be more romantic than an evening stroll under the stars? We can’t think of anything else. This is a great way to talk to one another while also exploring a new area.


We’ve compiled a list of our favorite resorts to walk around.


  • Disney's Boardwalk Resort – Walk from the Boardwalk to the Swan and Dolphin behind Hollywood Studios and up to Epcot. You will definitely get your steps in with this walk.

  • Disney's All-Star Resorts – Explore the decorations and theming of three sister resorts, All-Star Music, Movies and Sports.

  • Disney's Art of Animation Resort – Take your date through some of Disney’s beloved classics: “The Lion King”, “The Little Mermaid”, “Finding Nemo” and “Cars”.


Insider Tip: If you choose Art of Animation and you're looking to extend your walk -- consider walking across the walkway and continue your stroll through Disney’s Pop Century Resort. If at any time you get tired, you can always take the Skyliner for a birds-eye cruise around Disney.


We chose these resorts because they offer ample areas to walk and explore without you retracing your steps over and over again. Let's face it, it doesn't matter what resort you choose, because nothing else will matter when the two of you are in each other's company.


Enjoy a romantic meal

Photo: Kent Phillips

Almost nothing beats a romantic dinner at the Walt Disney World Resort. No matter what venue you choose, you and your date will have a fantastic time being in each other’s company. If you are unsure where you would want to eat, let us make some suggestions.


Are you a big spender? Consider taking your loved one to Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian. There you will enjoy a seven to ten-course meal served by your own butler and maid. Talk about fancy.


On a budget? No problem. Treat yourselves to dinner at San Angel Inn inside the Mexico Pavilion at Epcot. There’s something magical about eating in a faux city under the twinkling stars. If you’re lucky, you’ll get a waterside table that overlooks the river used by the Gran Fiesta Tour. While there be sure to enjoy a margarita – or two.


Here are some other honorable mentions we think you would enjoy.


  • California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort

  • Monsieur Paul at Epcot

  • Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

  • The BOATHOUSE at Disney Springs

  • Toledo at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort

  • Yachtsman Steakhouse at Disney’s Yacht Club Resort


Stick to the basics


You can never go wrong with flowers and chocolates. But forget rushing to the grocery store and finding the perfect assortment. Instead, add a little Disney to help rev up the romance.


Guests at the Walt Disney Resort can have a flower arraignment designed by a Disney Florist delivered to their room. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Want to end Valentine’s Day with a bang? Ask the Dream Maker or Disney florist to add on the “Romance with Rose Petals” package. Sounds romantic right?


As if the flowers weren’t enough, the extra gift includes an abundant supply of rose petals sprinkled throughout your resort room. You’re welcome.


For more information on Disney floral arrangements click or tap here.


Firework cruise

Photo: Disney

If you still aren’t satisfied with any of the options we have given you, we have one more.


Nothing screams romance like a secluded boat ride. Just look at the "Parent Trap."


Imagine seeing the Happily Ever After Fireworks while sailing on the Seven Seas Lagoon. Interested? Consider reserving a seat on Disney’s Ferrytale Fireworks desert cruise.


You and your date will be welcomed aboard a ferryboat that will treat you to a selection of signature treats and specialty drinks—with or without alcohol—that are themed to the bright and illuminating colors of the fireworks. The boat sets sail 50 minutes prior to the fireworks, so you’ll have time to enjoy a drink or two before the show.


This sort of experience will require you to make reservations in advance. Click or tap here for more info.


Good luck, and happy Valentine's Day!


© 2020 by Thomas Metevia.