Every love story needs a fairytale setting. And nothing says "I love you" quite like holding hands below Cinderella Castle or clutching each other at the top of Space Mountain.
Better yet, during Valentine's Day, Walt Disney World is filled with cute activities, special events and above all, delicious themed food across the theme parks. So, whether you’re planning a special date, a big surprise, an anniversary or just want to take the one you love somewhere special - your happily ever after awaits...
Disney World’s Valentine’s Day Gastronomy
Disney World loves to be creative with its gastronomy on special occasions, and for Valentine’s Day, they don’t hold back making dozens and dozens of tempting treats, which are sold throughout resorts, restaurants and stalls in the park. These aren’t available at any other time of year, so you’ll want to try them before they’re gone!
Valentine's Day at Disney Springs
eateries transform into a pink paradise come February, with no end of delicious options to tempt you and your loved one. Stop by Ghirardelli, where they have a one-off Valentine’s chocolate special, or The Ganachery, to buy a box of handmade, Valentine's-themed chocolates for that special someone. But make sure to leave room for Amorette’s Patisserie, where each year they bake up a whole variety of delicate cakes and pastries - think red loved-heart shaped mousse, Beauty & the Beast-themed cherry cake and fluffy strawberry New York cheesecake.
Valentine's Day at Disney Hotels & Resorts
There are so many excellent Disney resorts, that it’s impossible to mention them all. Still, we can guarantee they all serve up their own, unique Valentine’s Day treats each February. The decadent sweet dishes change yearly, but resorts such as Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge
, Beach Club Resort
, Coronado Springs
and Polynesian Village
Resort always have something special in store. Themed cupcakes, delicate pink and red cheesecakes, lavishly decorated chocolate cakes and baby-pink milkshakes have all appeared in recent years. Plus, as guests you can look forward to special Valentine’s chocolate boxes and themed goodie bags filled with sweets and biscuits. Make sure you pack your sweet tooth!
Valentine's Day at Disney World Theme Parks
Although the parks generally have less themed food for Valentine’s Day than the resorts and entertainment areas, you can still find a few treats specially made for the most romantic month of the year. EPCOT
, Animal Kingdom
, Magic Kingdom
and Hollywood Studios
all offer select Valentine’s snacks, normally between 1st - 14th February. You might find Disney’s famous Red Velvet Whoopie Pie, Valentine’s themed waffles, sharing dinners and desserts and more!
Romantic Things To Do For Valentine’s Day At Walt Disney World
Scrumptious meals and pastries are one thing to look forward to on Valentine’s Day at Disney World, but they’re really just fuel for all of the romantic activities you can do at the parks...
Take A Disney Balloon Flight
Okay, so you can’t take a flight across the skies over the Disney World parks on a magic carpet, but Aerophile in Disney Springs’ Westside has the next best thing. Their custom-built helium balloon is the largest tethered balloon in the world, floating up to 400 feet above Disney Springs. There isn’t a more unforgettable activity for Valentine’s Day, a special date or an anniversary than rising high above Disney with views of up to 10 miles!
Ride An Amphicar
Once again, one of the most unique and romantic activities on offer at Disney World can be done at Disney Springs - the only place on earth to have vintage Amphicars. They are primed and ready for you to take your loved one on a tour around Disney Spring's landmarks on land and along the waterways. For an added touch of class, they are all beautifully restored 1960s cars.
Sightsee From A Horsedrawn Carriage
Live out all of your Cinderella princess dreams with Prince Charming - without your carriage turning into a pumpkin at midnight - on a lovely horse-drawn carriage ride. The rides are around 25 minutes and can be found at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside Resort
and Fort Wilderness Resort
. The former winds along the tranquil banks of the Sassagoula River and the latter goes wildlife spotting through enchanting woodland. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or Valentine’s Day with kids in tow, this is the perfect excursion since the carriage can fit up to 4 people, or two adults with children!
Dinner And Fireworks
For the ultimate surprise, having dinner with a view of Magic Kingdom’s fireworks display is endlessly romantic. Two of the best restaurants for fine dining and epic views are the California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort
and Narcoosee at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort
. Instead of finishing each other’s sandwiches like Anna and Hans in Frozen, you’ll have your own delectable three-course meal. If you make a reservation around an hour before the show starts, you can enjoy your meal and drinks with views of the fireworks display in the distance!
Spa Day For Two
If you’ve exhausted yourselves on a fun date day hitting the parks or just want some quiet time together, booking a spa treatment or spa day for you and your partner will be an ever-appreciated Valentine’s Day gift. There are many spas to choose from across Walt Disney World, including those at The Grand Floridian, Disney Wilderness Lodge and the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel.
Book in for a swim, sauna or jacuzzi, or a couples massage, scrub or other treatment and you’ll go away feeling totally relaxed, having spent quality time with your loved one.
Remember, when love is in the air, you could be too. Be the ones who got away to Florida this Valentine's Day by booking one of our award-winning 2024 Walt Disney World holiday packages.