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Celebrating Valentines Day at Disney World

Celebrating Valentines Day at Disney World

Looking to celebrate your love with someone else at Disney World? February is a great time to stop in and enjoy the Disney World parks. The good news is in recent years they have started stepping up their celebration game for this holiday. Let’s take a look at the various ways people are celebrating Valentine’s Day at Disney World.

Special Dining for Valentines Day

Of course, any of Disney World’s Signature Dining locations are the perfect special way to have a dinner with your significant other. Here are just a few romantic spots to dine at Disney World!

Victoria & Albert’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa

Victoria & Albert’s restaurant offers an intimate 2.5-hour dining experience. Maid and Butler service, personalized menus and a long-stem rose for each lady are just a few of the touches that create an opulent, pampering experience in this five-diamond restaurant (awarded by AAA). Be prepared to be spoiled by this dining experience.

California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort

This classic restaurant serves award-winning gourmet dinners and sweeping views atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Dine late and watch the fireworks bursting over Cinderella Castle complete with piped-in music.

Yachtsmen Steakhouse, the Yacht Club

If steak is what you love then look no further than Yachtsmen whose menu is packed with freshly cut steak options. This New England style restaurant will have you dining in luxury. Once you finish your meal head out for a stroll on the Boardwalk. This is where you can see comedy acts or stop in a bar and grab a drink or dance the night away at Jellyrolls.

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Narcoossee’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Nestled along the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, is offering a select three-course, prix-fixe menu alongside their normal menu on Valentine’s Day. This romantic waterside eatery boasts panoramic views, delectable seafood and steaks, and an ambiance perfect for couples celebrating love.

Jiko The Cooking Place, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

A signature restaurant at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge offering an upscale dining experience featuring an authentic blend of traditional African, Indian and Mediterranean cuisine. On Valentine’s Day, in addition to the normal menu, guests will have the option to enjoy a special appetizer, entrée and featured dessert for a fixed price.

Le Cellier Steakhouse 

Found in the Canada pavilion at Epcot provides plenty of romantic ambiance with a cozy wine cellar setting and a mouthwatering menu of savory steaks and seafood. This signature dining experience will be serving a Valentine’s Day special, Chateaubriand for Two, for lunch and dinner on Feb. 14.

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

This newly renovated hotel features two new restaurants perfect for couples seeking an intimate dining atmosphere. Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood in the new Gran Destino Tower is offering a special menu for the holiday. Here, rooftop views of Walt Disney World Resort complement a menu of delectable dishes and small plates inspired by the flavors of Spain. For a charming waterside experience, guests can visit Three Bridges Bar & Grill and indulge in a delicious three-course Valentine’s Day meal in an idyllic open-air setting.

Quick Service is even jumping in on the fun!

  • Disney’s Animal Kingdom is serving a decadent array of Valentine-themed sweets during the month of February. For a cool treat, guests can find a double chocolate strawberry ice cream sandwich at Dino Bites or strawberry soft-serve ice cream at Anadapur BusKusafiri classics including the Mickey Cinnamon Buns and Elephant Ears are dressed up in their Valentine’s Day best, with special sprinkles and colored icing fit for the occasion.
  • Gasparilla Island Grill at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa offers heart-shaped crispy treats, an “Enchanted Rose” strawberry milkshake topped with chocolate sauce, whipped cream and heart sprinkles, and a chocolate-dipped strawberry latte.
  • Disney’s Wilderness Lodge will be the perfect place for guests to find a specialty cupcake for their Valentine. Starting Feb. 9, Roaring Fork will serve a delightful chocolate cupcake with strawberry filling, topped with ganache icing, a lattice chocolate heart, and crispy pearls.

Spread the Love with Disney Florals and Gifts

If you are staying on property you can always surprise your loved one with something from Disney Florals and Gifts. We did this for our honeymoon and were just blown away. They have a full selection of Valentine’s Day options that you can browse through.

Room Service

You could always forget going out altogether and order room service. Unfortunately, not every hotel has a private dining room service so be sure to stay at one of the following that does:

  • Animal Kingdom Lodge
  • Beach Club Resort
  • BoardWalk Inn
  • Contemporary Resort
  • Coronado Springs Resort (Disney Dining Plans not accepted for Private Dining.)
  • Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Polynesian Village Resort
  • Wilderness Lodge
  • Yacht Club Resort

Even More Disney World Valentine’s Day Suggestions 

Throughout February, Disney Springs is an excellent source for Valentine’s Day goodies that make sweet surprises for loved ones. Classic Disney romance-inspired desserts from Amorette’s Patisserie include a Bella Notte Petite Cake and sour cherry ganache macaron, while The Ganachery offers a Conversation Heart Piñata.

Throughout Disney parks, resort hotels and Disney Springs, guests will already find an adorable selection of themed merchandise perfect for a celebration of love. Couples planning a Walt Disney World Valentine’s Day date can step into the parks in style with matching couples’ t-shirts and a limited-edition, heart-adorned MagicBand. New pin sets featuring favorite Disney couples will be the perfect gift for pin traders, and a selection of precious plushes will be available as an excellent way to commemorate Valentine’s Day 2020.

A special Valentine’s Day activity at Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is the perfect date night for crafty couples. Significant others will be guided in painting two halves of one whole picture that features a classic Disney couple. The evening also includes light appetizers and a beverage. To book a reservation for this experience, guests may call 407-WDW-PLAY.

Valentine’s Day turns into “Villaintine’s Day” at Magic Kingdom Park the night of Feb. 14. Couples and friends can have a wonderfully wicked time at Disney Villains After Hours, a separately ticketed event at the Magic Kingdom filled with villain-themed fun and entertainment. This fan-favorite experience is returning this year for 24 select nights Feb. 7 – July 10, including a sinister celebration on Valentine’s Day.

To cap off a perfect Valentine’s Day, the ultimate celebration of love will hit the screens once again. On Feb. 14, “Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings” will premiere its second season on the new Disney+ streaming service, with new couples, enchanting venues and heartwarming stories filled with Disney magic.

Have you spent Valentine’s Day at Disney World? Be sure to share your romantic tips in the comments below!