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Date Night at Disney World

Date Night at Disney World

While Disney World is mostly known as a family destination, there are actually some wonderful date night locations throughout. These are great ideas if you live in the area, or if you are on vacation and want to do have a nice night out together. You don’t have to spend a lot of money, or you can spend a ton of money. Disney World has a variety of restaurant and entertainment options that will make your date night at Disney magical. Even just taking a stroll and enjoying one of the fireworks shows can make for a wonderful night out. Check out some of these favorite date night ideas.

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Lava Lounge - Best Places To Grab A Drink At Disney World
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Best Places to Grab a Drink at Disney World

Disney World is not just for the kids! While EPCOT is known for drinking around the world, there are plenty of other great spots to grab a drink at Disney World. With all the renovation at Disney Springs, they have really upped their game with offering really neat bars and restaurants for both vacationers and locals to enjoy. There area also some fun places to grab a drink inside the parks.

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Disney Springs Town Center
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Review: Disney Springs Town Center

Updated February 6th, 2018

The new area of Disney Springs called the Town Center finally opened and it is beautiful. This is the second new area to open at Disney Springs (formerly Downtown Disney). First was The Landings which features: The Boathouse, Jock Lindsay’s Hanger Bar, STK and Morimoto Asia. Now we have the Town Center, which is the main shopping center that also has some unique dining locations.

Disney Springs Town Center

The Town Center features 23 stores and dining locations and new stores will be opening throughout the summer as well. The architecture and details in this area are amazing. It really is one of the nicest shopping centers. It is not all “Disney-ed” up, but it still has the high level of detail that Disney is known for. The buildings are styled after Spanish architecture and is bright and open. Disney also opened the second parking garage (so now there is Lime & Orange), and parking is still free! There is also valet parking (not free) if you so choose. If you are staying on property, your best bet is still to take the resort transportation because the construction makes for a lot of traffic in the area.

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Christmas at Disney World
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Christmas at Disney World

Updated November 10, 2018

Our family has spent Christmas at Disney World for many years. It is our favorite place to spend the holidays. We love all the decorations, music, and holiday events throughout the World. Although we are sad that our beloved Osborne Light show is gone, there are still wonderful things to do. Because our family is small, we enjoy being able to go out of town to celebrate Christmas at the most magical place on Earth. When we lived in Chicago, we would exchange gifts and have our big Christmas dinner a few days early before escaping the cold weather and heading down to Orlando. Now that we live only a couple hours from Orlando, it is easier than ever for us to hop in the car and celebrate Christmas at Disney World.

Christmas at Disney World - Magic Kingdom

  • Magic Kingdom

Of course there is nowhere more magical then the Magic Kingdom. (Or more crowded.) The decorations, parade, and fireworks are definitely worth seeing. Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party really is worth the money, as well. It is such a fun event and a way to experience Magic Kingdom with a little less crowds.

  • EPCOT

At EPCOT there is the Holidays Around the World (which has basically become Food & Wine Festival Part 2). This is a fun way to learn about holiday traditions in other countries around the World Showcase. You can also try different seasonal food and drink favorites. The Candlelight Processional is a beautiful retelling of the story of Christmas with celebrity narrators and a 50-piece orchestra. You also can’t miss Illuminations which has an added holiday presentation that is breathtaking.

  • Hollywood Studios

While we are very disappointed that the Osborne Lights are no longer at Hollywood Studios, they have sort of made up for it with the decorations. Sunset Seasons Greetings transforms Sunset Boulevard Hollywood Studios Tower of Terror into a very festive area. Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! is a definitely a must-see. New this year (2018) is holiday decorations in Toy Story Land. We still really miss the magical feeling of the Osborne Lights.

  • Animal Kingdom

New this year (2018) is UP! A Great Bird Adventure Show featuring Russell and Dug that will have a special Diwali celebration from November 8th to January 1st.

  • Disney Springs

Meet Santa Claus, explore the 27 different trees along the Christmas Tree Trail and more at Disney Springs.

Another thing you must do is go hotel hopping! The resorts all get beautifully decorated and there are some fantastic Christmas trees to see. We love Grand Floridian, Contemporary Resort, Yacht & Beach Club, and the Boardwalk. The Swan & Dolphin also has a lot of fun holiday activities. Another fan favorite is Fort Wilderness Campgrounds. The guests here go all out with decorating and it is definitely worth a stroll through to see.

Merry Christmas & Happy Holiday!

Do you enjoy spending the holidays at Disney World? 

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