Okay, you’re laughing. But I can tell you from experience that Disney World offers plenty of opportunities for romance, even in the middle of all that kid-oriented noise and fun.
Ed and I are serious Disney freaks and we usually take the kids (even our son, who is now in college) for a week every summer. Last year, he and I went alone for my birthday to attend the Food & Wine Festival, which I’ve always wanted to check out. We’ve always found Disney World to be prime romance territory. If you don’t see it as a great place to get a little romance in, check out some of our favorite ways to get romantic at Disney World.
1. Take advantage of in-room babysitting.
We don’t always get to stay on the Walt Disney World property, but when we did, we always tried to take advantage of the in-room babysitting for at least a few hours one evening. The resort has two service that they contract with and all of the babysitters are properly documented and cleared and all are CPR certified. They’ll even bring age-appropriate games, books and toys with them! Even if you don’t stay at a Disney hotel, there are several services like this in Orlando. Check out AllEars.net for recommendations.
2. Make use of supervised kids’ activity programs.
Most of the Disney hotels and many of the other area hotels offer supervised kids’ activities for all ages. There are incredible playrooms, healthy meals and even visits from the characters and Disney movie screenings. Let the kids blow off some steam while you and your partner head out for a couples massage, a quiet lounge by the pool or a romantic dinner.
3. Seek out those romantic hideaways.
Disney World is filled with romantic little spots, you just have to look for them. Check out the little rose garden behind Cinderella’s castle, where you can do a little cuddling in view of one of the most iconic symbols of romance I know. Watch the fireworks from the sandy shore of Seven Seas Lagoon at either the Contemporary or the Polynesian – they even pipe the music out there for you. If you have older kids, let them check out a couple of rides while you have a glass of wine in a French sidewalk cafe at Epcot.
Going to Disney World with the kids doesn’t mean you need to forget about romance for a week or so. It can be a great opportunity for you to find some truly magical romantic moments.