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Moms Panel Monday: A Rose is Just the Beginning at Walt Disney World Resort

Laura Spencer

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Mickey and Minnie Mouse Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Disney Parks

My favorite color is pink. Red to me is just pink with an attitude. I love the opportunity to drape myself in crimson each Valentine’s Day. And even after (cough) 20 years together, I can always count on a bouquet of pink roses from my hubby. I have been hinting at some skating-rink-sized jewelry for years, but that’s another story. . .

But, now that I live practically a stone’s throw from the Magic Kingdom Park, I can, along with our guests, be pampered at a spa, take a romantic stroll along Disney’s BoardWalk at sunset, sail on a private Specialty Cruise of the Magic Kingdom fireworks or have an unforgettable meal at one of the east coast’s best restaurants, Victoria & Albert’s, and much more on Valentine’s Day!

Panelists on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel have made many lasting memories on Disney Parks vacations. A lot of them are romantic memories. Panelists have spent their honeymoons, renewed their wedding vows or even “popped the question” at a Disney Park. Even I love the romance of Disney and spent part of my own honeymoon here at Walt Disney World Resort.

If you’re looking for ways to add some romance to your next Walt Disney World Resort vacation, panelist Doug Ingersoll (who proposed to his wife at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn as fireworks from Epcot lit up the sky!) suggests setting up a dinner reservation for two while the little ones enjoy playing at one of the Children’s Activity Centers.

Doug says, “Make it a point to have a ‘mom and dad only’ dinner, and take advantage of having some time separate from the kiddos.” He also recommends surprising your special someone with treats like chocolate covered strawberries from Disney Floral and Gifts, which can be sent right to your room.

Panelist Teronya Holmes celebrated her honeymoon by staying at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, and encourages other honeymooners to plan for special moments together when they stay at Walt Disney World Resort. “Plan to watch the fireworks from the beach of Disney’s Polynesian Resort or take a special fireworks cruise on Bay Lake one night,” she says.

“My favorite thing to do is walk through Epcot’s World Showcase with just me and my husband if we have an evening to ourselves,” Teronya shares. “It’s just so beautiful to take in all of the sights from the different countries together.”

And for truly elaborate love birds, a vowel renewal using Cinderella’s Coach and footman may just be in order, says panelist Kim LaPaglia. “Apart from my honeymoon at the Grand Floridian, renewing my vows at the Happiest Place on Earth was the most romantically magical moment.”

What is your idea of romance with your significant other at Disney Parks?


  • Although I have been to WDW many times, I will be there with my valentine for the first time in less than a week. Thank you for all the romantic suggestions! We hope to make some AMAZING Disney traditions and memories of our own!

  • Karen, thanks for your comment, it really made me smile !

    Laura, this is a very nice article… I wish I could be at Disney World with my valentine… I think we would begin the day with a nice breakfast at Port Orleans French Quarter, then have Segway tour around the world at Epcot, maybe go to the Spa at the Grand Floridian, and finish the day at Narcoossee’s. Now, that would be a romantic day indeed !

  • Great ideas! Thanks to Laura, Kim, Doug, and Teronya for adding a little romance to the trip planning! :-)

  • When my wife and I first got married, our wedding day was exactly one week to the day before her birthday. I convinced her that we should wait a week until we went on our honeymood. I also convinced her that Jamaica was better than hawaii (dont ask me how i did that). She had never been to disney and never actually thought she would.

    We flew out on the friday and landed in Orlando. I booked us a room for 3 days at the Polynesian then we would go from there to Jamaica. Our first day there we went to the Spirit of Aloha Show, cause i felt bad about no Hawaii, and while at the show i had the Disney Florist deliver the “Princess Dream come True”.

    Amazing. Then the next day was her birthday and we spent it at Magic Kingdom.

    Best trip ever

  • I’m not sure about that vowel renewal, Laura. We’ve still got plenty of vowels to go around, with enough left over for saying “oo” and “aah” while we watch the fireworks at Disney World.

    Does Disney offer anything in consonant renewals? They’re a little harder, sure, but honestly, the vowels we’ve got are just fine.

  • Dear Ms. Spencer,

    I enjoyed reading your post as it brought back many romantic memories I’ve had with my husband while at Walt Disney World. After nineteen trips to Walt Disney World, Disneyland and eight cruises with Disney Cruise Line, we have a very easy time being together while the kids have fun.

    Having an Autistic twelve year old son, does not enable us to a lot of personal time together at home as our front door is a revolving door of therapists….sometimes the only way one can tell who is upstairs is by looking at the shoes in the foyer.

    Disney makes it very easy for people to celebrate just about anything and the services they’ve provided us, especially with our son, enable the two of us some rest, relaxation, down-time and rejuvenation. Why, just being at Walt Disney World bring my son into his own and he has all kinds of development spurts, and it’s the only place where we feel like a ‘normal’ family.

    We’ve planned alone time just about everywhere and on every budget, right down to watching fireworks while sharing a hammock on the beach at the Polynesian Resort.

    Thank you for your post, it brought back many blessed and wonderful memories, and we too, will be celebrating our twentieth wedding anniversary this May.

    Happy Valentine’s Day, I hope you receive your skating rink jewelery :)

    Jackie Psarianos

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