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Romantic Things to Do at Disney World All Year Long

Romantic Things to Do at Disney World - PinterestIf you're anything like us, most date nights in 2020 and 2021 consisted of getting takeout and watching our favorite Disney+ shows (WandaVision, anyone?) —  and with Tad and Lily in tow! Out of the few date nights we've had out of the house, the best ones naturally hoppened at Disney World! It's wonderful to share such a magical place with those you care about. Whether it's Valentine's Day or any day that you want to spark romance, there are plenty of ways to show your love at Disney World.

Each February, Disney World has special offerings for Valentine's Day. Usually, it is just themed food, though sometimes there can be special photo-ops, activities or live entertainment. Let's hop into this year's offerings, as well as how you can create a romantic visit at Disney World all year long!

Romantic Offerings at Disney World in February

If you're heading to Disney World during the month of February, you'll find specialty food and drink offerings for the season. Here's what's available for 2022!

Disney Springs

Romantic at Disney World - Dole Whip at Marketplace Snacks

  • Marketplace Snacks (available Feb. 1-26)
    • DOLE Whip Chocolate and Strawberry: Chocolate soft-serve swirled with DOLE Whip strawberry garnished with a chocolate-dipped strawberry
  • Amorette’s Patisserie (available Feb. 10-24)
    • Chocolate-dipped strawberries
    • (New) Hearts of Romance Cake: Strawberry shortcake
  • The Ganachery (available Feb. 1-14)
    • (New) Sweetheart Minnie Piñata: Chocolate sphere filled with marshmallow and chocolate
    • (New) Ruby Kiss Bon Bons: Kiss-shaped bonbon made from ruby chocolate
    • Strawberry & Champagne Ganache Squares: Strawberry and Champagne chocolate ganache squares

EPCOT

  • Coral Reef Restaurant (available Feb. 14)
    • (New) Flourless Chocolate Cake: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream and raspberry méringue
  • Le Cellier Steakhouse (available Feb. 14)
    • (New) Flourless Chocolate Cake for Two: Flourless chocolate cake and dark chocolate crémeux with fresh berries, raspberry whipped cream and raspberry méringue

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Valentine's Day at Disney World - Engagement Ring Cake from ABC Commissary

  • ABC Commissary (available Feb. 11-14)
    • (New) Engagement Ring Cake: Chocolate cake filled with raspberry sauce atop a shortbread cookie complete with a white chocolate engagement ring (plant-based)
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby (available Feb. 11-14)
    • (New) Red Velvet White Chocolate Mousse: Red velvet white chocolate mousse atop a chocolate cookie
  • The Trolley Car Café (available Feb. 11-14)
    • (New) Red Velvet Whoopie Pie: Red velvet cake filled with cream cheese buttercream topped with strawberry buttercream 

Walt Disney World Resort Hotels

Valentine's Day at Disney World - Sweetheart Chocolate Cupcake, available at multiple resorts

  • Multiple Resorts (available Feb. 9-20)
    • (New) Sweetheart Chocolate Cupcake: Chocolate cupcake filled with hazelnut cream topped with chocolate hazelnut and strawberry buttercream, a white chocolate heart and strawberry crisp pearls. Available at the following:
      • Landscapes of Flavor at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort
      • Centertown Market at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
      • Sassagoula Floatworks and Food Factory at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – French Quarter
      • Riverside Mill at Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
      • Everything POP Shopping & Dining at Disney’s Pop Century Resort
      • Good’s Food to Go at Disney’s Old Key West Resort
      • The Artist’s Palette at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Disney’s All-Star Music Resort — Intermission Food Court
    • (New) Sweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce and whipped cream (available Feb. 9-20)
    • (New) Mickey and Minnie Bouquet: Mickey and Minnie red velvet cake with chocolate topped sugar cookies (available Feb. 11-14)
  • Disney's All-Star Movies Resort — World Premiere Food Court
    • (New) Sweetheart Sundae: Mickey and Minnie red velvet waffle with strawberry and chocolate swirl, hot fudge, strawberry sauce and whipped cream (available Feb. 9-20)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge — Sanaa (available Feb. 14)
    • Valentine’s Day Candy Bar: Coconut, apricot, caramel, pistachio and cashew bar coated with milk chocolate and topped with chai cream, red velvet crumbs and raspberry gel
  • Disney's BoardWalk — BoardWalk Bakery (available Feb. 7-14)
    • (New) Marshmallow Mountain Cookie: Sugar cookie with a mountain of vanilla marshmallow dipped in white chocolate and finished with Valentine’s sprinkles
    • (New) Chocolate Dipped Strawberries: Available individually or in a pack of six
    • (New) Cannoli, Coconut Macaron, Sugar Cookies and Mickey Cinnamon Rolls in pink and red colors
  • Disney's BoardWalk — Flying Fish (available Feb. 11-13)
    • (New) Cocoa Breach Vanilla Custard: Cocoa breach vanilla custard with milk chocolate bavarois and feuilletine crunch topped with a heart-shaped under a red chocolate disk
  • Disney's BoardWalk — Trattoria al Forno (available Feb. 11-14)
    • (New) Porterhouse Beefsteak for Two: Garlic butter, truffled gnocchi gratin and pancetta brussels sprouts
    • (New) Cherry Cordial Brownie: Cherry cordial brownie base, chocolate crunch mousse, cherry filling and amaretto panna cotta
  • Disney's Contemporary Resort — Steakhouse 71 (available Feb. 1-28)
    • (New) Strawberry Chocolate Chip Pancake: Chocolate chip pancake with a raspberry cream cheese icing, fresh strawberries and a chocolate strawberry sauce
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa — Gasparilla Island Grill (available Feb. 1-15)
    • (New) Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cherry Blondie Pop: Chocolate cherry blondie pop dipped in dark chocolate
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort - French Quarter — Scat Cat's Club (available Feb. 1-28)
    • Mickey Beignet: Mickey-shaped beignet drizzled with cinnamon candy drizzle and Valentine’s Day quins with crushed cinnamon candies
    • Baton Rouge Beignets: Two traditional beignets with cinnamon candy drizzle, Valentine’s Day quins and crushed cinnamon candies with a pipette of cinnamon whisky
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge — Roaring Fork (available Feb. 14)
    • (New) Valentine’s Day Cupcake: Strawberry cupcake with chocolate-custard filling topped with buttercream, white chocolate hearts and heart sprinkles

Romantic Things to Do at Disney World Year-Round

Now, I know this is hard to believe, but there are romantic things to do at Disney World even when it's not Valentine's Day. (Someone, please send word to Leap!) Surrounded by castles and fairy tales, Disney World is a toadally romantic pick to spend some quality time reconnecting with your partner. Here are a few of my favorite ideas!

Stay at a Disney World Resort Hotel

Romantic Things to Do at Disney World - Grand Floridian Lobby

Walt Disney World Resort is dotted with hotels and resorts that cater to the needs and whims of visiting families. Not all of the Disney World Resort hotels say romance, but quite a few of them have lovely grounds that are perfect for moonlit strolls and impromptu picnics! The grande dame of them all, Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, is the epitome of elegance and romance. Like something straight out of a fairy tale, it's no surprise that the Disney Wedding Pavilion is located on the grounds. It's also home to the Enchanted Rose Lounge, a toadally romantic date night choice if I do say so myself. Check it out in the video below!

We also think Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, Disney's Riviera Resort and Disney's Yacht and Beach Club are all good choices for couples, each with a romantic twist, gorgeous views and fun activities (sangria-making, anyone?). One of Leap's faves (blame it on his love of Hawaiian shirts) is Disney's Polynesian Resort. Don't froget we have discounts on Disney World hotel rooms so that you can save some extra green to splurge on romantic extras instead.

Make a Splash on the Water

Delicious food options make Disney Springs a hoppin' date night spot. However, this revamped shopping, dining and entertainment district makes for a great date "day" too. For a fun experience — and a peek at how we amphibians live — hop in one of the vintage amphicars that drive on land and float on water at The BOATHOUSE. You'll have your own captain, and you can snuggle in the back seat during the tour across the waters of Disney Springs. Tours are offered daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for up to three at $125 per car. Earlier reservations will be easier to come by.

Or perhaps you're feeling inspired by Ariel and Prince Eric's boat ride? You can rent canoes or kayaks at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. Set off on your own excursion through the scenic streams and tranquil waterways. Sha-la-la-la-la-la, my, oh my! (Singing frogs not included.)

The Old Faithfuls

Romantic at Disney World - M&Ms Store Valentine's Day Display

Flowers and chocolate are synonymous with Valentine’s Day but think beyond the store-bought ones. Adding Disney-style to the old standbys really revs up the romance. Have a flower arrangement designed by a Disney florist delivered to your room. To add even more "enchantment," ask the Dream Maker — Disney-speak for "florist" — to add on the "Romance with Rose Petals" package. The gift includes a plentiful supply of rose petals sprinkled in your resort room. Ohh. La. La.

Besides the specialty food we mentioned earlier, for sweets for your sweetie on Valentine's Day or anytime, stop by Disney Springs for Sprinkles Cupcakes, Erin McKenna's Bakery NYCGhirardelli Soda Fountain & Chocolate ShopAmorette's Patisserie or The Ganachery. Plus Gideon's Bakehouse, Everglazed Donuts & Cold Brew and the M&M's Store debuted in 2021, adding even more delicious options to spoil your special someone with sugar!

Plan a Romantic Dinner

Guests can now reserve dining 60 days in advance through My Disney Experience. If the restaurant of your choice is full, we recommend you call or check the dining reservation website daily until your trip for any last-minute cancellations. For the Disney Springs restaurants, you can also try Open Table. Here are our romantic faves from A-Z:

  • Be Our Guest Restaurant at Magic Kingdom Park
  • California Grill at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Jaleo at Disney Springs
  • Le Cellier at EPCOT
  • Morimoto Asia at Disney Springs
  • Narcoossee’s at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • The Hollywood Brown Derby at Disney's Hollywood Studios
  • Tiffins at Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Topolino's Terrace - Flavors of the Riviera at Disney's Riviera Resort
  • Tutto Italia at EPCOT

Nightly Entertainment

Romantic Things to Do at Disney World - Enchantment fireworks

End your perfect day with dazzling nighttime spectaculars with Disney Enchantment at Magic Kingdom or Harmonious at EPCOT. There's just something about seeing the sky light up at the most magical place on Earth. Once the sun goes down, the park's iconic landmarks, including Cinderella Castle, Spaceship Earth, the Millennium Falcon and the Tree of Life, are illuminated and make romantic backdrops to snap a selfie or steal a smooch. At EPCOT's France pavilion, the Eiffel Tower is pretty fantastic too! Would you believe me if I said one of my favorite areas lit up at night was a bathroom? It's true! In Fantasyland, the Rapunzel bathrooms are alight with lanterns after the sun sets, making a gorgeous sight in the evening. Sometimes there's even a PhotoPass photographer to capture the perfect setting. All at once, everything looks different, now that I see youuuuu ...

Sunset Strolls in the Sand 

Romantic Things to Do at Disney World - Beach

There are spectacular beaches around the Disney property. Each of them is a perfect place to watch the sunset. Grab some champagne and strawberries, or fixings for a full picnic. Disney's Beach Club, Yacht Club, Polynesian and Grand Floridian have fantastic beach areas with swinging benches on which you can snuggle up next to your sweetie. You may just stay long enough to catch the Electrical Water Pageant!

Snuggle Up

When I asked Leap what I should include in this guide, his response solely consisted of rides where you can snuggle up with your ride partner. (I'll take it!) Over at Magic Kingdom, Astro Orbiter, Peter Pan's Flight and even the Haunted Mansion fit the bill (though that last one doesn't set the most romantic tone, Leap!). Alien Swirling Saucers always makes us slide together as we ride, and the charming Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway is sweet enough to make your heart burst ... plus all of the zany movements get you sliding in your seat too!

Snap a Selfie

Romantic at Disney World - Cinderella's Wishing Well

There are so many picture-perfect spots around the resort! I can't even list them all because I find a new spot every time we visit. Cinderella Castle, Cinderella's Wishing Well, the UK pavilion garden and the waterfall in Canada are all fantastic spots to stop. (OK, truth be told, most of World Showcase makes for beautiful photos!) The pathways around the Tree of Life and the Pandoran sky islands are our must-stops at Animal Kingdom ... but most of that park is gorgeous too, so keep your camera handy. For special occasions, including Valentine's Day, you may also find that PhotoPass photographers have special props to use to commemorate the occasion.

Romantic at Disney World - Dooney Bags for Valentine's Day

I Love You a Latte

Got a java lover? There are Starbucks locations all around the resort, as well as Joffrey's coffee, which is known for its latte art ... including Disney characters! Both Everglazed and Gideon's at Disney Springs have rave reviews over their coffee, as well. Looking for a special gift for your coffee-lover? Each retail location offers specialty beans to take home, plus park-specific ceramic and acrylic tumblers and mugs.

Merch and Gifts

And speaking of gifts, you'll find anything you could imagine (plus more) at Disney Springs any time of year. World of Disney is the largest Disney Store in the world! But if you'll be visiting around Valentine's Day, you'll find some special offerings just for the season of love, including Pandora charms, Dooney & Bourke bags, phone cases, MagicBands, plushies and more.

No matter where you end up, you're sure to have a romantic time at the Most Magical Place on Earth with your special someone by your side!

By now, your special someone has landed the hint that you'd care for a bit of romance. I've listed out some of the most romantic things to do at Disney World, but I'm sure there's more. What romantic Disney World Valentine's Day activities do you plan? Share your suggestions or questions in the comments below!

Related: Top Tips for Celebrating a Birthday at Disney World

Related: Planning for a Trip to Walt Disney World in February

Hoppy planning!

Keep hopping, Mommy Frog!
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May 28, 2019 at 7:09 p.m. Richard Wilson Says...

I’m thinking of proposing to my girlfriend at Disney! I want to know if there’s anywhere where it can be just us two but where we can also see magic kingdom fireworks? Thanks

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May 28, 2019 at 3:39 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Richard!

How special - best of luck! One of the places you can be alone and watch the fireworks would be from the balcony of a theme park view room at the Contemporary. Frog Pond, any others?

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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May 27, 2019 at 5:47 a.m. John Adams Says...

I was wondering whether or not you can personalize the cupcakes in Magic Kingdom, for example “Be mine?” On a cupcake for personalization.

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May 28, 2019 at 1:51 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi John!

To our knowledge, it's just the cakes that get personalized, but we DO know that Amorette's in Disney Springs offers some neat options! We suggest giving Disney Dining a call to see what options they may have for you: (407) 939-3463.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 31, 2015 at 4:11 p.m. Avery Says...

One year just by chance, after waiting in line for thunder mountain we finally got on the ride as soon as Wishes started. Watching the fire works while riding the coaster was amazing actually and it's such a rare special moment to look back on. I suggest that everyone try to time this perfectly at least once because it's grisly magical.

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Oct 17, 2015 at 8:44 p.m. Justin Mercado Says...

My girlfriend and I are going on a date tonight to Disney's Boardwalk. Just wondering, is there any great spots there for us to not be too surrounded by people? Want us to have time to talk alone right after we go on the arcade games and see the boardwalk shows

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Oct 19, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Justin,

Hope you had fun and sorry for the late reply! The Boardwalk is a nice place for a romantic date. We like the Flying Fish Cafe, and then maybe a stroll or bike around the boardwalk.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Oct 17, 2015 at 8:37 p.m. Justin Mercado Says...

So i have a date tonight with my girlfriend and was planning to take her to Disney's Boardwalk. We wanna have some things to do but not too much. She's never been there before and thought it'd be something different. But do you know if boardwalk has good spots for us to also have time to talk among ourselves without having too many people walk around us?

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Apr 29, 2015 at 12:03 a.m. LiLithe Says...

I'm planning a romantic vacation with my husband, we're inviting my parents along too. And we have one person in a wheelchair, is everything wheelchair accessible??

We're also hoping to have our wedding and honeymoon there one day...... We're married in our hearts, we just haven't had our ceremony/wedding yet.

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Apr 29, 2015 at 11:04 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi there,

Awww, that's so sweet. My dream is to have Leap and I renew our vows at Disney one day :)

As to your question, the resort in general is wheelchair friendly. As far as rides go, there are some rides that are not wheelchair accessible, but you can stand with companion assistance or transfer to a ride vehicle (you must have a companion assist you — Cast Members are not permitted to physically assist you). You can find the ones that are accessible by wheelchair here:

Magic Kingdom Guide

Epcot Guide

Disney’s Hollywood Studios Guide

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Guide

These "Guidebooks for Guests with Disabilities” can be picked up at Guest Relations. Shows and parades are all wheelchair accessible. There are even special viewing areas, but those cannot be reserved and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 27, 2015 at 2:19 a.m. Jackie D Says...

Hello! So my boyfriend and I are going there in September. I was wondering if you know how quickly the tables for the dessert and tables for Tomorrowland Terrace fill up? If you have heard about that or what not. :) And this site is awesome!

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Mar 2, 2015 at 9:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Thanks Jackie!

These fill up quickly. We'd recommend you book as soon as you are allowed to. While Disney states that reservations open up 180 days in advance, we are not actually seeing a full 180-day booking window for this as of now.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Feb 15, 2015 at 3:20 p.m. eric brown Says...

I was wondering is it possible to have a wedding at disney world....I want to propose to her 5/1/19 there in mickey and minnie's world

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Oct 27, 2015 at 10:26 p.m. Natasha Prince Says...

it is possible to have a wedding at Disney. They have a whole site. Disney Fairytale Weddings and Honeymoons.

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Feb 16, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Eric,

How very romantic!! Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings & Honeymoons will give you all of the details on what's available and where.

Hoppy planning!

Mommy Frog

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Jan 29, 2015 at 11:25 p.m. lisa rieck Says...

in down town disney , can you get the kids, pics taking with mickey and minnie , like you can with santa , also how much does it cost , is there fireworks at downtown disney ,if so when .,thank you for your time , we love downtown disney fl ,

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Feb 2, 2015 at 7:48 a.m. FrogBlog Says...

Hi Lisa,

Downtown Disney is a lot of fun and a great way to spend some of your down time away from the parks. Unfortunately, you cannot see fireworks at Downtown Disney or Mickey and Minnie. Santa and Santa Goofy do stop by at Christmastime, and occasionally other characters are there for special promotions, but there are none at this time.

Keep hopping!

Leap

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