Resorts & Accomodations Discuss Honeymoon... where to stay? in the Vacation Planning forums; First of all, congratulations.
I would actually recommend the Port Orleans resorts for your honeymoon for a variety of reasons. First of all, depeding when you go, and what discounts ...
First of all, congratulations.
I would actually recommend the Port Orleans resorts for your honeymoon for a variety of reasons. First of all, depeding when you go, and what discounts you apply, you can get a wonderful room there for as little as $74 a night. Plus, the resorts are much smaller, quieter, and much more romantic than any of the Values. There are plenty of activities or honeymoonig couples, including boat rides along the Sassagouls, quiet hot tubs, nicer restaurants, amenities, views and more. Plus, they are closer to the parks as well.
I am not one that spends much time in the room, either, but thoroughly enjoy the theming, atmosphere, etc. of the PO resorts, and often recommend and book them for others.
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I agree with Lou, the Moderate Resorts can be affordable depending on what time of year you go and what discounts are being offered. I think a honeymoon is a good reason to bump up from the Value Resorts to the Moderates.
When do you plan on tieing the knot? If you haven't set a date, I would recommend choosing a time that is not around a holiday or that is during the summer. Why you might ask? Not only will it be hard to have a private honeymoon, but also anniversaries will be more expensive and hard to do. My wife and I were married on July 1st. The good thing about that is we normally have a three-day weekend around our anniversary . The bad thing is- so does everybody else. If we go on a trip or do something special, we are always getting rooms in fully booked hotels, eating at restaurants that are packed, or going to places that have just too many people. Over the last couple of years, we have both decided to stay at home or celebrate a week early.
If you choose sometime in the Fall or Spring, not only will you get a good rate on your hotel for your honeymoon, but it will also be cheaper to go back every year to celebrate your anniversary. Don't forget the smaller crowds too.
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Thanks. I know that he's thinking of summer, but I'm trying to convince him that fall is much better.
One, so that I can have my long sleeved gown that I want... and two, because it's one of the least populated times for WDW.
Thanks so much everyone. I'll definately be looking into the moderate resorts now. I'm pretty sure that we could agree on that... it's a nice compromise. We won't be spending all our money on a room, but he will also get to feel like he's giving me everything (which he keeps talking about).
BTW, does anybody know about those bride and groom mouse ears? Can you get those at any Disney shop down there?
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Don't forget about the Food & Wine festival at Epcot in the Fall - great way to get a lot more for very little money! I don't know how it is in Minnesota/Wisconsin, but here on Long Island, wedding receptions are less expensive in the fall than in the summer, especially in November.
Originally Posted by rosworms
Bride & Groom ears are available all over WDW, and you could order them in advance (or hint strongly about what a great shower gift they would be) from the WDW merchandise line:
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If my DW and I would have honeymooned at WDW the marriage probably would not have lasted 36+ years so far. Honestly though, any place at WDW can be romantic. Happiness is not dependent on how much or little you spend on your honeymoon. Congratulations and Best Wishes to you both whatever you decide!
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For a romantic atmosphere stay at the AKL
My fiance and I went to Disney the first week in June 2005, we stayed onsite for our first time at AKL we had a savannah view room, and it was well worth the money. The animals were easily seen in the dark because the lighting. The atmosphere is romantic and wonderfully disney, we are staying there again for our honeymoon in December. Its location was a bit far from the parks, but the hotel was so amazing that it made up for it by far. We are definitley hoping that Expedition Everest has a light opening while we're there, and cant wait for our trip!!!!
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Congratulations and welcome to DWT!!!! My DH and I spent our Honeymoon at WDW 7 years ago and there isn't another place on Earth that I would have rather been! Be sure to purchase the Bride and Groom Mickey ears and wear them EVERYWHERE you go! Hope you find your time here rewarding. There are a lot of people who know A LOT and are always ready to help out!
Originally Posted by Jesusallornone
We didn't stay on property for our honeymoon because I was misinformed about costs. We had a great time but for our second trip we went to Contemporary and Grand Floridian. If I have any choice in the future, we will always stay on property.
Anyway, our second honeymoon is coming up in Oct. and we chose Port Orleans Riverside. It just looked beautiful and peaceful. I don't think I could get my DH to wear ears anywhere but maybe I could try.
Enjoy your honeymoon, whenever it is... No better place to spend it than WDW
We were married and honeymooned at the Yacht and Beach Club. They have the cutest little gazebo for weddings. It is a beautiful resort, though I know it's pricey.(We haven't afforded to stay there since, maybe for our 25th) The All Star resorts weren't around then.
I agree with all those that say Port Orleans. I haven't stayed there but I have visited the resort and it is so pretty with the pathways around the resort looking like streets. It was my favourite resort until we stayed at the Y&B Club.
The All Star Resorts might be a choice, you can always request a room away from the pools and busy areas. After all you are only going to be there to sleep,( nudge nudge, wink wink.) You can visit other resorts for romantic dinners and walks.
If you by some chance decide to chose the Y&B Club I still have the room number of our Jr. Suite. We were 'magically' upgraded from a standard room at no extra cost. I still don't know to this day why. Maybe because we were getting married there or maybe my manager at the Disney Store (where I worked at the time) called and spread some pixie dust.
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I've never stayed there but I'm planning on getting married somewhere at disney world (its being talked about right now) and staying at the Grand Floridian while we ware there. Just because its, a honeymoon, I figure you should splurge. Or at AKL. Those two would be my choices because they seem a little more 'adult-geared'
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I just returned from my honeymoon last month... We stayed at the CBR... Dh's pick.. I would have rather stayed at PO French Quater... The setting is much more for couples... CBR is okay.. but too many children and families there...
See the thing with me is though, I am from Florida, I live about a mile from the beach, and Disney is about an hour and a half drive. I wouldnt stay at many of the moderate resorts or the Grand Floridian simply because they are beach type florida like hotels, its just stuff I see everyday and nothing I would wanna do on a vacation ide rather do something different and AKL is very different, I dont think I would ever stay anywhere else, I originally booked my honeymoon for the contemporary because that hotel looks amazing but after a few dates I started really thinking about it and had to call up reservations and change my resort to the AKL there is nothing like it, it blows me away, it would be hard for me to stay anywhere else.