Today is Valentine’s Day, and there are a number of romantic and fun options for couples spending the holiday (or any other special evening throughout the year) at Walt Disney World. Whether it be a horse drawn carriage, a romantic dinner, or a couples massage be sure to sprinkle some pixie dust and experience the romantic side of Walt Disney World.
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides: There are two locations on Walt Disney World property to embark on a romantic carriage ride. At Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside, Guests can travel by carriage along twisting paths deep in the bayou and over the scenic shores of the Sassagoula River. For those looking for a more rustic experience Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground offers “travels through the lush pine and cypress forest where deer, rabbit, ducks, and armadillos like to roam.” Carriage rides last 25 minutes and cost $55 per carriage. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made 180 days in advance by calling (407)-939-7529.
I have been lucky enough to experience carriage rides at both locations and while both are beautiful and relaxing, I personally prefer Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. During this carriage ride, I truly felt like we were far off the beaten path and the sounds of the surrounding bustling resort quickly faded and were replaced with nature.
A Special Dinner: This is almost a given whenever I think of “date night” and there is truly no better place on the planet to experience new restaurants than Walt Disney World. Especially since the opening of Disney Springs, the choice of restaurant offerings have exploded. With options around the “World” such as California Grill, Sebastian’s Bistro, Sanaa, The Boathouse, Narcoosee’s, and so many more, there is something available for every palette. A favorite restaurant of mine that I rarely find my way to during a trip is Trail’s End Restaurant located at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground. Found in a cozy rustic log cabin, this restaurant serves all-you-care-to-enjoy American Favorites. My personal favorites include; fried chicken, corn bread, macaroni and cheese, fresh fruit cobbler, and ice cream. (I know this sounds like everything on the menu…but there are a bunch of other delectable offerings available!) This is also an incredibly affordable Walt Disney World buffet at $35 – $55 per person. Reservations can be made 180 days in advanced by using the My Disney Experience app or calling (407)-939-DINE.
Coupes Massage: If you’re looking to slow down and relax during date night, there is no place better than the Senses Spa located at both Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort. Both locations offer a customized massage for two: the 50 minute massage is $290 and the 80 minute massage is $400. I have had spa services at both locations and do not prefer one over the other. Both are an oasis of calm! Reservations are required and can be made 180 days in advance by calling (407) 939-7727.
Bowling: Located at Disney Springs, Splitsville Luxury Lanes is THE place to bowl. This multi-leveled bowling alley is part restaurant and part bowling lane. Often open until 11pm, Splitsville is extremely fun offering a full menu that serves up appetizers, pizza, sushi, salads, sandwiches, dessert, and specialty alcoholic drinks. (I like to order a few appetizers while bowling). Walk-in bowling is available and the cost to bowl from 4pm-close is $32 per person.
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