Last summer my family and I went on a trip to Disney World with my entire family. My brothers and their families, my parents, and my grandparents all traveled together to the happiest place on earth.
Because we had so many family members with us, something truly amazing and magical happened. Something that doesn’t happen very often. Something unexpected and wonderful. My mom babysat my three children in our hotel room while my husband and I had a date night! It isn’t often that my husband and I get a chance to get out without the kids just in general. So having this happen while at Disney World felt like hitting a jackpot. But it doesn’t have to be an unthinkable thing. Here are some ways you can take advantage of an adults only evening at Disney World, and some ideas for fun things to do with just your partner.
If you aren’t traveling with Grandma and Grandpa don’t fret. You have options! Check out thechild care options available to you at Disney World.
Monorail Bar Hop
If you are at Magic Kingdom or Epcot you can hop on the monorail and hit the resorts on the monorail line. The Contemporary, The Polynesian, and The Grand Floridian are all on the line, and have amazing bars and restaurants.
My husband and I only hit a few stops, but they were well worth it. My personal favorite was the Polynesian Resort. I had a drink called “The Backscratcher” and yes, it did include an actual back scratcher. The Polynesian is also one of the few places you can get Dole Whip. And at the Polynesian you can even get it with rum.
If you aren’t sure where to start, you could always purchase tickets to the Highway In the Sky Dine Around. It starts at the Contemporary, and you ride the monorail (In the front car!) and stop at the resorts for food and drink.
Drinks Around the World
After the monorail resort hopping, we took the Epcot Monorail line over to Epcot for some “drinks around the world." The options are endless. And if you aren’t a big drinker there are tons of non-alcoholic options that are equally tasty and fun. You could also snack or shop around the world as well. We opted for a few fun drinks.
Fancy Dinner Out
Next we moved on to our late dinner reservations at Le Celier in Epcot. This is a signature restaurant in the Canada pavilion. We ate steaks and poutine, and I even drank the most delicious Blue “glow-tini” light up drink.
While I thought this restaurant was amazing, there are tons of options that are perfect for adults only.
Victoria and Alberts is located in the Grand Floridian. This is a 6 course meal, and you’ll be eating it in one of the top restaurants in all of Florida. You even have the option of booking the chef’s table for a truly unique experience. You’ll get a personalized menu, eat at the table in the kitchen and meet the chef. Check out the menu here.
If Vicoria and Alberts seems like it might be too much for you, try the California Grill at the Contemporary Resort. You can enjoy wine and sushi while watching the Magic Kingdom Fireworks from your table. Check out the menu here.
These are some of my favorite options, but there really is no wrong choice!
Check out the Parks after closing
By the time we finished up with dinner Epcot had closed. This made for one of the most amazing and romantic evenings. It felt like we were the only two people in the park. We walked around the park and took some amazing photos with no one else around. It is by far one of my favorite Disney World memories.
To see the parks after hours you’ll have to be in the parks before they close. You also will have to be patient to be able to really walk around without crowds. Also remember to be kind to the Cast Members who are waiting for you to leave. They won’t kick you out, but they want to go home too. So take your photos, and enjoy the beauty of the empty parks, and then let the hard working Cast Members go home.
Extra Magic Hours
After we grabbed some amazing photos at Epcot I checked the My Disney Experience app, and saw that the Magic Kingdom was having extra magic hours that night. While I don’t think you should plan your days at parks with extra magic hours, they can be fun to take advantage of after the regular park hours are over. We hopped on the monorail and were able to enjoy the Magic Kingdom for a while.
I’m guessing that I’m not the only parent who doesn’t get enough adult time with my partner. So if you have the chance to get a date night while at Disney World, there is no wrong answer. Do what makes you happy and enjoy each other. After all, this is the happiest place on earth.
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See you at the parks,