This August my husband and I are celebrating ten years of marriage, and a couple months back I declared that we were going to go away together for at least two nights to enjoy a miniature second honeymoon. Our real honeymoon was at Sandals in St. Lucia, and as we floated around on crystal clear water, two naive twenty-three year olds with frozen drinks in hand, we decided that we would return for our five year anniversary and then start our family. On our five year anniversary, I was nursing our second child round the clock and dealing with a precocious two year old. So much for the plans made on tropical islands.
Now that our kids are seven and five and my husband and I rarely spend time together in our incredibly hectic lives, I’ve decided that the getaway has to happen. Only when we sat down to choose the destination, we ended up deciding that Walt Disney World was the best place for us to spend our ten year wedding anniversary, not some tropical island. Before you laugh and say that I’ve finally gone off the Disney deep-end, I have a list of fantastic reasons for our decision. I’m also not alone in believing that Walt Disney World is a wonderful place to spend a romantic getaway. In fact, thousands of couples have celebrated their most romantic moments at Walt Disney World, which is celebrating twenty years of wedding celebrations.
I spoke with two bloggers who went to Walt Disney World for their honeymoons. Carinn H. from Night Owl Momma enjoyed the special feeling of visiting the parks while wearing Bride and Groom Mickey Ears, which not only got them sincere well wishes from perfect strangers, but also special perks like free desserts and the occasional fast pass ticket. If she had it to do again, she would still choose Walt Disney World and the special memories she and her husband made during their time there.
Beth from The Angel Forever not only spent her honeymoon at Walt Disney World, but she also spent quite a bit of time encouraging me to book an anniversary trip there based on her own experience. She and her husband stayed at the Beach Club Resort because of its proximity to EPCOT and the Boardwalk, which is precisely why we’ll be staying there next month for our anniversary. Beth pointed out that, “The sky is the limit on a Disney World honeymoon. You can plan your special romantic meals, go on tours, spend a day at the spa, act like kids together, or just walk around holding hands. Disney World is not simply for families with children, it is for anyone that wants a magical experience that you can get in no other location.”
So with all of this in mind, we’re going to eat our way through EPCOT, float around at the Beach Club pool, and close the parks down each night rather than open them each morning with the kids.
It may not be an island in the Caribbean, but it’s our idea of paradise!