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There are so many things to think of and do when planning a honeymoon. The biggest decision you will have to make regarding your honeymoon is where you want to go. Believe it or not, Disney offers fantastic honeymoon options for those looking to have a romantic and exciting honeymoon getaway.
Disney offers many honeymoon destinations, including those in the United States, Japan, China, Paris and even at sea. Let’s take a look at how Disney can make your honeymoon dreams come true.
If you do not need a bunch of household items after you are married, consider signing up for Disney’s Honeymoon Registry. Like traditional bridal registries, Disney makes it possible for couples to register for what they want to do during their honeymoon. This is a complimentary service and a great way to get wedding guests to help pay for your Disney honeymoon.
When setting up your registry, you will be able to include items such as recreation activities, spa packages, theme park tickets and fine dining locations.
There are many different Disney destinations that are perfect for your upcoming honeymoon. All of the Disney parks and resorts worldwide know how to make honeymoons magical and bring your storybook fantasies alive. Here are some of Disney’s honeymoon destinations:
Walt Disney World Resorts – Orlando, Florida
Everything you need is located within one world. Theme parks, shopping, dining, recreation and spa treatments for couples can all be experienced at the Walt Disney World Resorts in Central Florida.
Disneyland Resort – Anaheim, California
Experience a vacation right out of your favorite fairy tale while honeymooning at the Disneyland Resort. You and your other half will be treated to first-class resorts, dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities from the moment you check-in.
Your honeymoon dreams will come true at the Tokyo Disney Resort. Disney has created a unique destination for travelers to stay, shop, dine and play.
Best known for its lush gardens, the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort is the perfect place to escape for your honeymoon.
There is no better place to honeymoon that in the city of love. The Disneyland Resort Paris is one of the most romantic Disney destinations for honeymooners. During your stay, you will experience the magic of Disney, including shopping, dining and entertainment, at Disneyland Resort Paris and Walt Disney Studios Park.
Discover romance at sea aboard one of the Disney cruise ships. Honeymooners will be treated to a luxurious getaway while onboard a Disney Cruise Line ship. Cruises set sail from Port Canaveral and head out to various destinations, including a stop at Disney’s very own private island – Castaway Cay. Cruises available include:
- 4-night cruises
- 7-night land and sea cruises
- 7-night cruises
- European and specialty cruises
If you are not looking for a traditional getaway, then a honeymoon through Adventures by Disney might be exactly what you are looking for. Adventures by Disney takes guests, Disney-style, to exotic locations for once-in-a-lifetime vacation experiences. Here are some of the places you could go on your honeymoon with Adventures by Disney:
- Central America
- North America
- South America
Your perfect Disney honeymoon awaits you. All you have to do is make some plans and Disney will take care of the rest. Here are some Disney honeymoon planning tips to help make your romantic honeymoon the best it can possibly be:
- Book your honeymoon a year in advance.
- Splurge on your accommodations by staying in a luxury resort.
- Make plans to enjoy some of the fine dining restaurants.
- Make your honeymoon last by staying at Disney for 10 nights.
Do not forget to make your dining reservations by calling 407.WDW.DINE. These can be booked up to 180 days prior to your arrival and dinner shows can be booked up to a year in advance.
Properly packing your luggage will not only ensure you have everything you need while away on your Disney honeymoon, but also help you get through baggage checkpoints with ease. Here are some tips to help you pack for your honeymoon:
- Check your Disney destination’s weather forecast and pack accordingly. (Do not forget to pack sunscreen when visiting Disney in Florida or California and when taking a cruise.)
- Do not forget to pack comfortable clothing and shoes.
- Check your airline for luggage regulations.
- Check with the TSA guidelines to ensure your carry-on baggage is acceptable.
Start celebrating your honeymoon the minute you arrive. Upon check-in, ask your front desk cast member for a set of “Just Married” buttons. Your next stop should be the resort’s store where you can purchase a set of bride and groom mouse ears.
After checking in, make plans to take it easy on the first day of your arrival. Use this time to explore your resort and look at maps to see what you want to do. This time will also help you adjust to any time zone changes and recover from jet lag.
Disney makes it possible to create your own magical honeymoon. There are so many things to do and a variety of enhancements available that it is truly possible to plan the perfect honeymoon. Here are some tips and things you must do while on your Disney honeymoon:
- Take advantage of Disney PhotoPass photographers, including having a formal portrait taken at select resorts.
- Allow plenty of time to get from one location to another by leaving early to avoid having to rush.
- If staying at Walt Disney World, contact the Disney Florist to have flowers or other special treats delivered to your room.
- Book a couple’s massage when staying at a Disney destination with a spa.
- Buy something personalized, such as mouse ears or an etched glass, at one of the unique shops.
- Slow down and take your time, because you have the rest of your life to come back to the theme parks and resorts.
Your Disney honeymoon should be a time when the two of you can enjoy some time together. Do not worry if you did not get to do everything you wanted to because when you return home, it will be time to start planning and booking your one-year anniversary trip back to Disney.
Heather Landon is a freelance writer with more than 20 years of experience. She has combined two of her passions – writing and travel – to share her experiences with others. You can read more of her articles at Examiner.com.