So, you think a trip to Walt Disney World is one that only kids can enjoy. Well, think again! Here are some tips to make your Mickey Mouse Land vacation a memorable one for the whole family.
oHire a babysitter for a night alone. If you are a registered guest of a Disney resort, drop the children off at one of their child care centers. They will be given a dinner along with classic Disney movies, arts and crafts, and video games. If your child is under the age of 4 or not potty trained, call Kid’s Nite Out at 407-827-5444 for in-room babysitting services.
o Plan an appointment at one of Disney’s world-class restaurants. For the height of romance, head to Victoria and Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort. In its intimate, dimly lit dining room, a sumptuous 7-course meal is served on a white linen set with Royal Doulton porcelain and sparkling crystal. Or try the California Grill on the 15th floor of Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Here you will find an unbeatable panorama of the Magic Kingdom and Seven Seas Lagoon along with perfect views of the Wishes Fireworks. From impeccably fresh sushi to exceptional New American cuisine to sensational desserts and an excellent California wine list, this place has it all.
o Consider choosing two rooms. This will guarantee mom and dad some alone time. After the kids have gone to bed, order a romantic meal in the privacy of your room.
o Enjoy a bottle of wine in your room or on your balcony. It is a perfect way to enjoy the wonderful atmosphere of Disney. Bottled wine selections at Disney resort shops are a bit sparse, but room service generally offers a good selection.
o Arrange for a couples massage in a candlelit room at the Grand Floridian Spa. Or choose the 3-hour instructional couples massage with step-by-step instructions in massage therapy.
o Watch the evening fireworks from a Magic Kingdom resort. You’ll find the most romantic spot at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, where the two of you can relax on a swing or hammock on a white sand beach.
o Take a fireworks cruise from one of the Magic Kingdom or Epcot resorts. Order a bottle of champagne from room service to have it delivered to your ship and enjoy!
o Have fun at Disney’s Pleasure Island. It’s New Years Eve every night of the week at this 6-acre adult play area. Wall-to-wall clubs and a nightly street party with live entertainment and midnight fireworks make this the party lover’s ideal choice for evening entertainment.
o Spend an evening at Disney’s Boardwalk. Rent a surrey for a spin around Crescent Lake followed by a dance at Atlantic Dance and the Illuminations show from the upstairs balcony.