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4 Disney Honeymoon Ideas and Destinations

Guest Post By Brooke Miller, Travel Agent with Happily Ever Brooke

When it comes to selecting where to travel for your honeymoon, a Disney Destination makes a magical option! Whether you’re seeking relaxation or adventure (or maybe a mix of both), Disney offers it all! Plus, you can register for parts of your honeymoon plans using a number of wedding registry tools. Disney even offers their own honeymoon registry.

Now I am sure you’re asking yourself, “What are my Disney Honeymoon options?” Well, I am here to provide guidance! Here are 4 Disney Destinations that make magical honeymoons: 

1. Disney Cruise Line Honeymoon Highlights 

Why a Disney Cruise Line Honeymoon?

Easily visit romantic locations across the globe while only unpacking once. 

Itinerary options include the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Bermuda, Hawaii, the Pacific Coast, the Panama Canal, the Transatlantic & Europe. With that many options to choose from, you are bound to find the perfect honeymoon location to celebrate as newlyweds. 

Additionally, you have the opportunity in selecting a wide range of cruise lengths. Cruise lengths range from 2 – 14 nights (dependent on location). 

There are various state room options to pick from per ship. That said, the top options recommended for honeymooners are an ocean view room, a room with a balcony (called a Verandah) or even splurging on a concierge-level room.

Disney Cruise Line has won major awards, including Newsweek 2020’s No. 1 America’s Best Companies for Customer Service, Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards 2019 No. 1 Mega-Ship Ocean Cruise Line and Condé Nast Traveler 2019 Reader’s Award #1 Top Large Cruise Line in the World

'Friend Like Me Travel Co' mug in the sand on a beach. Sitting next to Disney Cruise figure.

Relaxing Activities

It is definitely worth checking out Quiet Cove Pool, an adult exclusive oasis on board all ships. Alternatively, unwind in the main pool or whirlpool. Or, simply lounge on comfortable chairs with a cocktail in hand. 

Does a relaxing couples’ massage or facial call your name? If yes, you’d be in for a treat at Senses Spa & Salon (on board all ships). This adult exclusive spa is perfect for any spa treatment or salon service of your liking. 

Adventurous Activities 

Port Adventures are available at every stop of the way during a Disney Cruise. Essentially, Port Adventures are guided tours & activities. Activities include wildlife encounters, culinary experiences, sightseeing and more. Reservations ahead of time are strongly recommended. Specific examples you can partake in include:

  • Dog-sled racing in Alaska
  • Riding bikes in Barcelona
  • Swimming with dolphins in the Grand Cayman Islands
  • Wine tasting in Santorini Greece
  • River tubing in Jamaica
  • Boating off the Amalfi Coast
  • And so much more!

Romantic Dinners & After-Dinner Drinks

Though there are various magical Disney-themed restaurants on-board, you can also choose to enjoy fine dining at one of the adult exclusive restaurants on board (Palo on all cruise ships; Remy on the Disney Dream & Disney Fantasy).  

There are nightclubs & lounges for only adults on every ship. These are perfect if you’re looking for a night out with specialty cocktails. 

Magical Extras

Disney Castaway Cay, Disney’s Private Island, is an exclusive stop on Bahamian and Caribbean cruises. One spot on this private island that would be perfect for honeymooners is Serenity Bay. Serenity Bay is an adults-only oasis. Enjoy massages on the beach, frozen specialty drinks, delicious BBQ, ocean fun and more. 

Disney Cruise Line offers experiences you can’t find on other cruise ships. For instance, deck parties with fireworks at sea occur on most sailings. Broadway-quality shows and character meet-and-greets are just a few other examples!

2. Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa Honeymoon Highlights

Why Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa Honeymoon?

Aulani Resort is the perfect mix of Disney magic, romance and tropical paradise. It is located in Hawaii (in Ko Olina on the Island of ‘O’ahu to be exact).

Indulge in the rich Hawaiian culture with live music and entertainment, authentic food and drinks, on-site and off-site activities and so much more.  

Stay in a hotel room or suite inspired by the beauty of Hawaii. Room options that would be perfect for a honeymoon stay include deluxe studios, 1-bedroom suite, signature 1-bedroom suite or a 1-bedroom villa. 

Ocean View from Disney Aulani Resort. Perfect honeymoon location.

Relaxing Activities

Enjoy the adult-exclusive whirlpool spa at ‘Alohi Point or rent a private cabana or casabella for a tranquil afternoon. 

A visit to Aulani Resort’s full service spa, salon and fitness center Laniwai Spa is a must. Especially for a couples’ treatment. 

You can also discover an oasis of relaxation at Kula Wai, an outdoor hydrotherapy garden. 

Adventurous Activities

There are various on-site activities to enjoy. For instance, paddle boarding, sunrise yoga, or swimming in the adult-only Wailana Pool.  

Off-site excursions around the island of O’ahu are available to provide additional magical honeymoon memories, like Hawaiian catamaran experiences, zip line tours, dolphin encounters, coastal horseback riding and more. 

Romantic Dinners & After-Dinner Drinks

Just picture eating dinner with the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean – this is what your dinner would look like every evening! Some locations offer nightly Hawaiian music to put you in the Aloha spirit. One table-service restaurant in particular screams romance, and that’s ‘Ama ‘Ama Contemporary Island Cooking. 

A lounge atmosphere sounds more appealing? The ‘Ōlelo Room or Off The Hook would be the perfect location to sit back and enjoy a Hawaiian cocktail. 

Magical Extras 

In-room treats are available to continue the celebrations, like champagne, chocolate-dipped strawberries and more. Plus, Aulani Resort even offers magical experiences. Think character meet-and-greets, luau festivities and more!

3. Disneyland Resort Honeymoon Highlights 

Why a Disneyland Resort Honeymoon?

The “Happiest Place on Earth” in Southern California brings you back to the original Disney magic with its 2 theme parks and Downtown Disney. Plus, everything (including Disney hotel options) is in walking distance from each other (making it very convenient to enjoy all of Disneyland Resort).

You can stay in the middle of the magic at one of the 3 on-property resorts – Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Disneyland Hotel or Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa. Though any Disney Resort hotel would provide a magical honeymoon experience, Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa may provide that extra pixie dust you’re seeking. 

You can find the perfect vacation balance through fun at the theme parks, relaxation at the hotels and nightlife (full of dining, drinks & shopping) at Downtown Disney. However, Downtown Disney can be enjoyed during the day as well.

Disneyland castle and statue

Relaxing Activities

Nothing screams romance more than a relaxing stroll through Disneyland Hotel’s hidden gem Rose Court Garden

Renting a poolside cabana at either Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa or Disneyland Hotel would make an excellent afternoon full of serenity. 

Adventurous Activities 

At Disneyland Park, you can enjoy the classics such as Haunted Mansion and Pirates of the Caribbean. But, you can also enjoy new magic such as Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge and “Magic Happens” Parade. Don’t forget about the popular show Fantasmic or the nightly fireworks behind Sleeping Beauty Castle! 

At Disney California Adventure Park, you can enjoy thrilling attractions like the Incredicoaster or Radiator Springs. Also experience live entertainment like Frozen – Live at the Hyperion or World of Color. Plus, the new Avengers Campus is set to open later this year. 

Don’t forget to take advantage of MaxPass at both theme parks. MaxPass allows you to make FASTPASS reservations via the Disneyland App. And, it provides you full access to unlimited downloads of PhotoPass photos. This special offering is an extra $20 per person per day, and it is well worth it.

At both theme parks, you can discover various character meet-and-greet opportunities as well. 

Romantic Dinners & After-Dinner Drinks

Though Disneyland Resort offers various amazing dining options, romantic fine dining options include Napa Rose in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa, Blue Bayou in Disneyland Park, Steakhouse 55 in Disneyland Hotel and Carthay Circle in Disney California Adventure. Dining reservations can be made 60 days in advance. 

After a romantic dinner, you can check out various bars and lounges at Disney California Adventure Park, Downtown Disney and the on-property hotels. Suggestions include:

  • The Lounge at Steakhouse 55 in Disneyland Hotel
  • Hearthstone Lounge in Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
  • Napa Rose Lounge in Disney’s Grand Californian Resort & Spa
  • Cove Bar in Disney California Adventure Park
  • Carthay Circle Lounge at Disney California Adventure Park. 

Magical Extras 

You’ll want to make sure to grab a ‘Just Married’ button at City Hall or select merchandise locations on your first day to wear throughout the duration of your honeymoon. 

For extra magic, add an in-room celebration surprise upon your arrival, such as the ‘Ears to the Happy Couple’ option. 

Splurge in a one-of-a-king tours and experiences, like the Walk in Walt’s Footsteps Tour, World of Color Dessert Party, Classic Afternoon Tea at the Disneyland Hotel and more! 

4. Walt Disney World Resort Honeymoon Highlights 

Why a Walt Disney World Resort Honeymoon?

The “Most Magical Place on Earth” in central Florida brings the magic through its 4 theme parks, 2 water parks and Disney Springs. 

It’s quite easy to travel between all Walt Disney World Resort destinations through its complimentary transportation (busses, monorail, boats or Disney Skyliner) or even your own vehicle if you have one with you. 

There are an abundant number of Disney Resort hotel locations you can stay at on Walt Disney World property – 6 Value tiered, 5 Moderate tiered, 8 Deluxe tiered and 12 Deluxe Villa tiered. Each hotel has its own theme and unique style, creating an amazing experience no matter which hotel you choose. Though any Disney Resort hotel would provide a magical honeymoon experience, a Deluxe Resort (such as Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa or Disney’s BoardWalk Inn) or Deluxe Villa (such as Disney’s Beach Club Villas or Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort) may provide that extra pixie dust you’re seeking. However, some Disney Resort hotels offer a King Bed room like Moderate Resorts Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter or Disney’s Coronado Springs. 

A Disney World Resort Honeymoon provides the perfect vacation balance of fun and relaxation. Through fun at the theme parks and water parks, relaxation at the hotels and nightlife (full of dining, drinks & shopping) at Disney Springs. However, Disney Springs can be enjoyed during the day as well.

Disney world's Cinderalla Castle

Relaxing Activities

Boat and bike rentals (for a leisurely ride) are an option at select hotels property-wide. There are even numerous jogging trails across Walt Disney World property, too.

Walt Disney World is home to several luxury spas across property. Senses – A Disney Spa and Salon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, are honeymoon favorites.

Disney Resort hotel hopping is a fun way to explore the unique theming per hotel, varied dining options and remarkable gift shops. 

Horse-drawn carriage rides are a great way to take a break from your feet. This is offered at either Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside or Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort. 

Adventurous Activities 

There’s so much to do at all 4 theme parks. At Magic Kingdom, take in the beautiful site of Cinderella Castle while enjoying classic attractions like Big Thunder Mountain or Splash Mountain. Don’t forget to watch Happily Ever After at the end of your park day. At EPCOT, drink around the World Showcase or take part in Future World attractions like Test Track. Be sure to stick around for the fireworks EPCOT Forever. At Disney’s Hollywood Studios, explore Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, along with thrilling attractions like Rock ‘n’ Roller Coaster. If it works in your itinerary, stay for Fantasmic! At Disney’s Animal Kingdom, venture into the magic of nature through various themed lands, including the newest hot spot Pandora – The World of Avatar. 

Don’t forget to make FastPass+ reservations at the theme parks. By staying at a Disney Resort hotel, you’re eligible to make FastPass+ reservations 60 days in advance. 

At both theme parks, you can discover various character meet-and-greet opportunities as well. 

Splash into water parks’ Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon and Disney’s Blizzard Beach for a day of sun and slides. On a relaxing note, you have the option to rent private areas for just you and your spouse to enjoy. 

Romantic Dinners & After-Dinner Drinks

Similar to Disneyland Resort, you can indulge in various amazing dining options. Dining reservations can be made 180 days in advance. Romantic dining options at Walt Disney World include:

  • California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
  • Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • Victoria & Albert’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort
  • Jiko at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Flying Fish at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn
  • Monsieur Paul at EPCOT.

Similar to Disneyland Resort, be sure to check out various themed bars and lounges across Walt Disney Property. Suggestions include Enchanted Rose at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort& Spa, Jellyrolls at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn and Trader Sam’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. 

Magical Extras

Make sure to grab a ‘Just Married’ button at Guest Relations or, select merchandise locations. For extra magic, add an in-room celebration surprise upon your arrival, such as the ‘Ears to the Happy Couple’ option. 

Splurge in a one-of-a-king tours and experiences, like the Disney’s Keys to the Kingdom Tour, Wild Africa Trek, Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour, Fireworks Dessert Parties and more. You can even embark on a specialty cruise to watch Happily Ever After or Epcot Forever from the water!

Some Closing Thoughts on Planning Your Disney Honeymoon

As you can see, Disney Honeymoon options are endless. No matter which Disney Destination checks off your dream honeymoon checklist, you are bound to gain magical memories that will last a lifetime!

As a travel agent specializing in Disney Destinations, I have all the knowledge, tips & tricks to assist couples’ in finding their happily ever after through a Disney Honeymoon. In addition, I can help find the best rates/pricing in customizing honeymoon vacation packages! 

Consider taking the stress out of honeymoon planning by using a travel agent. Specifically, one specializing in Disney Destinations (such as myself)! I can do all your vacation research and planning while you focus on the wedding planning. Additionally, I’ll put together custom itineraries that fit within your ideal budget, share all my Disney Destination expertise/tips/recommendations to ensure you have the most magical honeymoon and so much more. Best of all, my travel planning services are no extra cost to you! 

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