With the day of love quickly approaching, I thought it would be the perfect time to daydream about a few of the resorts perfect for you googly-eyed romancers out there. Believe it or not, there are lovely aspects of all the Disney resorts, even the values, so take a look at my top three resorts where you can…get a room!
Once you get past the giant maracas and screaming toddlers at the main pool just outside the lobby, All-Star Music actually has a very sweet setting. I stayed one night in the Broadway Hotel toward the “non-preferred” end of the resort. This area has the feel of Times Square minus the crowds, noise and smell.
Again, as you get away from the lobby and main pool area, the colors even seem to get more subdued, especially in the evenings. Yes, all of the values do feature those larger than life, in your face icons, but All-Star Music also features a sweet little fountain and tree-lined sidewalks perfect for a relaxing walk with your love after a day in the parks.
Get Resort Wise: Although the preferred rooms claim to be better situated on the map (they’re closer to the main pool, lobby and bus stops), if you’re looking for a lovey dovey location, save the money and stay further out for less noise and traffic. Bonus: If you have a car, you’ll probably be closer to it in the “non-preferred” rooms.
Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
I admit I haven’t personally stayed at this resort – yet. However, I did take a very thorough and detailed resort tour during an Agent Education Program and thought it would be the perfect spot for a couple looking for a beautiful resort to call home. With the winding sidewalks, dripping Spanish moss and sparkling Sassagoula River, Riverside is a picturesque setting for two lovebirds to enjoy their Disney vacation.
Though all of the grounds lend themselves to a stolen kiss or two, the rooms in Magnolia Bend are more typically romantic than those in Alligator Bayou. With the feel of a plantation home and a lot of southern charm, this area would be a great choice for a Valentine’s Day weekend. If you’re really looking to indulge your darling’s Disney side, the royal guest rooms, complete with twinkling headboard, are perfect for your majestic mate.
Get Resort Wise: Ready to put the romance into overdrive? If this weren’t all ooey-gooey enough on its own, Riverside also offers horse-drawn carriage rides. These can be reserved in advance, so plan one after dinner and follow it up with a stroll back to your room along the river.
While all of the deluxe resorts have their charm, the Polynesian is the perfect place to enjoy a honeymoon, long weekend or any other vacation with your sweetie. Enjoy an afternoon swaying in the breeze in a hammock with Cinderella Castle in the distance, or write your names in the sand as the lagoon laps at the shore.
The evenings are especially romantic at my Disney home away from home. Torch-lined sidewalks can lead you to the the glittering Seven Seas Lagoon where you have the perfect view of the Electric Water Pageant and the nightly fireworks. If you’re looking for a completely crowd-free experience, book a theme park view and enjoy the sights from your room.
Get Resort Wise: It’s very important to note that there is currently construction happening at the Polynesian, mostly on the East end of the resort. There are other changes coming to the resort over the next two years, as well, but I’m hopeful it will retain its romance.
Those are my three romantic Walt Disney World Resorts – one Value, one Moderate and one Deluxe. What are your tips for a romantic Disney hotel?