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Disney Dining for Romance

     For most people, Walt Disney World conjures images of balloons, princesses, and larger than life characters. While that is of course part of the draw for children and families, there’s so much more to Disney parks. Today, I want to explore a more adult side of Disney! Here are some of the most romantic spots at Walt Disney World!

Victoria & Albert’s 
     This restaurant, located in the Grand Floridian Resort, is the top rated restaurant in Walt Disney World. Victoria & Albert’s is the only restaurant in the Orlando area that has earned AAA’s highest achievement – the Five Diamond Award and the “Forbes Travel Guide” Four Star rating. This intimate location is a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience for those looking for luxury, complete with several delectable courses and optional wine pairings.  Plus, this is the only restaurant on property that doesn’t allow children under 10.
California Grill
     For signature dining with a hint of magic, California Grill, on the top level of the Contemporary Resort, cannot be beat! Fresh, California-inspired cuisine combined with expansive views of Magic Kingdom via floor-to-ceiling windows or a private viewing balcony make this restaurant ideal for Disney-lovers with a penchant for the finer things in life.  If you time your dinner reservation right, you can watch Wishes Fireworks from your table.  With an earlier reservation, you can also return to the viewing balcony with your dining receipt for this exquisite fireworks viewing opportunity.
     If an adventurous experience is what you’re searching for, Jiko is for you!  Located at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, Jiko offers a traditional African cuisine to tempt your taste buds.  What makes this restaurant stick out for me is the decor. As you dine, the restaurant changes color, simulating a beautiful African sunset.  For romance with a non-traditional flair, be sure to give Jiko a try!
wpid-20150922_184132.jpgBe Our Guest
     What says romance more than stepping into the quintessential “tale as old as time.” During breakfast and lunch, Be Our Guest operates as a quick-service restaurant in the heart of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. For dinner, the restaurant transforms into a full-service dining option.  While breakfast and lunch provide the opportunity to see the inside of the Beast’s castle (including the Grand Ballroom and the infamous West Wing), the full-service dinner takes the cake, so to speak, when it comes to romance. From the snow gentling falling outside the windows and the rose-folded napkins to the delicious food and the fact that you don’t even have to leave the park makes this one of my favorite places to have a romantic meal.
Sassagoula Float Works
     For a different spin on romance, picture walking down cobblestone streets below wrought-iron balconies.  Grab some beignets at the Sassagoula Float Works at  Port Orleans – French Quarter and take a stroll around the gardens, sit by a fountain, and enjoy the peaceful beauty of the Sassagoula River with your special someone.

Follower Additions

  • Amanda from Our Incredible Adventures adds Citricos at Grand Floridian
  • Michelle from the Meet Me In Disney Group picked a different Grand Floridian restaurant, Narcoossee’s!
  • Trisha commented on Instagram that Sanaa (Animal Kingdom Lodge) and San Angel Inn (Epcot – Mexico Pavilion) were on her list. She also suggested Sci-Fi Dine-In at Hollywood Studios for a nostalgic date night!

What restaurants would you add to the list?

Fall In Love, but Never Grow Up!

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