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Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Mar 6, 2019 | Disney, Florida | 0 comments

Updated: Nov 1, 2020

Disney World isn’t just for kids! Adults can have an absolute blast too! Here are some exciting things adults can indulge in at Disney World.

Now, some folks might say they’d feel a tad guilty without bringing their kids along. Well, forget about that! Let’s turn it into an anniversary vacation instead! We’ve worked our tails off on our marriage, so we deserve a getaway like this to reignite that spark. We had a blast together before we had kids, and we’ll have just as much fun once the kids have grown up and flown the coop. So, let’s make magical memories that’ll make us giggle like kids again!

Couple posing in front of Magic Kingdom castle at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Let the fun begin. We left EARLY Friday morning for a quick trip to Disney. We had only 2 days to do all 4 parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom! It was going to be hard, but we were up to the challenge!

Two women taking a selfie on the airplane to Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World
Two wrists with Magic Bands on an airplane to Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Transportation to the Disney Parks

I love staying on-site at Disney because you never need to rent a car. The shuttles take you from park to park. The shuttles also drop you off at the front of each park. You never have to worry about missing one, because they are always running and it won’t be long till the next arrives.

Disney transport bus at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Disney MagicBands

These bands come in a month before your trip. You can select your favorite color in advance. Also, check out Pinterest for some awesome Disney Magic Bands decorating ideas. The bands are your: hotel key, park pass, fast pass, and credit card. When at Disney World these are all you need. You only get the wristbands if you are staying at the park hotel and they are free. (They are no longer free and must be purchased online). It is not a requirement, but you can add your park passes, genie passes, and credit cards to your MagicBands as a luxury.

Two wrists with Magic Bands on an airplane to Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Hotel at Disney World

Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside

Royal Guest Room – Standard View

Outside view of Disney's Port Orleans Resort Riverside in Disney World.| Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

All the hotels have a theme. This hotel has a French Quarters feel, with several large plantation mansions on a river, and Jazz music that plays throughout the hotel. The hotel grounds are clean and beautiful, with Oak and Magnolia Trees. It is one of my favorites. I love the Royal room because it has an Aladdin theme. The best part about this hotel is it’s close to all 4 of the parks.

Hotel room at Disney's Port Orleans Resort- Riverside at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Port Orleans is considered a moderate (middle-level) hotel, but it’s just as impressive as their deluxe hotels. There are three Disney hotel levels value, , moderate, and deluxe. I’m not a huge fan of value hotels, because they seem like cheap motels on the inside. I would stay with a moderate or deluxe hotel, if within budget.

We checked into the hotel but we did not have our bags. Why is that? Our amazing travel agents had the hotel pick up our bags from the airport, and then deliver them to our hotel rooms while we were at the parks. It’s free!

Because we did not have any bags we were able to hit the ground running. VIP style.

My best friend Jennifer made these adorable #DisneySquad T-shirts. My cute Minnie hat and Mickey leggings were $10 each on Amazon.

Two couples posing in Disney World with matching #DisneySquad shirts. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Disney Hopper Passes

Since we were all adults and loved thrill rides, we decided to have hopper passes so we could jump around all 4 parks. We had our fast passes scheduled for all the big kid rides at all 3 parks. I said 3 because there aren’t many thrill rides in Magic Kingdom.

My husband’s favorite park is Hollywood Studios.

Parade of storm troopers in Hollywood Studios in Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Disney World App

Make sure you have the Disney World App on your phone so you have access to ride wait times, and you can set up your next fast pass. Once you use your first two fast passes, then you can keep using one fast pass at a time. Once you are at the ride and scan in then it will open up your next fast pass opportunity. **IMPORTANT** If you cannot find the ride you want, then keep refreshing your Disney World Phone App until the ride you want is available. Fast pass opportunities are refreshing every second. We never stood in line for any rides. We used fast passes all day.

Screen of Wait Times for rides on Disney World app. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Below is the Disney App. Also, you can use this App to find characters’ locations and their wait time.

Walt Disney World app My Disney Experience. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Chase Disney Visa

If you have a Chase Disney Credit Card, then you can meet Mickey backstage! No lines and no sharing! Mickey is all yours! Most people do not even know about this. Of course, our travel agents had a Disney card, so we had some personal one-on-one time with Mickey and Goofy. I felt like I was meeting a celebrity.

Two couples posing with Goofy and Mickey Mouse at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World
Two couples posing with Goofy and Mickey Mouse at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Drink around the World at Epcot

That evening, we headed to Epcot to drink around the world. You can experience the culture, drinks, shopping, and dining in Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Morocco, Japan, the United States, Italy, Germany, China, Norway and Mexico.

FYI, You can drink at all 3 parks except Magic Kingdom.

Two couples posing in front of Epcot at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

We had drinks in China and Germany.

Couple drinking in Epcot in China and Germany at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World
Two matching women drinking in Epcot in China and Germany at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

We had dinner in France at a cute restaurant called Chefs de France, then I passed out in Mexico from exhaustion. Park hopping is exhausting! It was the perfect country in Epcot Center to pass out in because Jennifer and Michael (our Disney travel agents) decided to hit the dance floor. Growing up in Texas everyone knows how to dance to Mexican Music. It’s a right of passage. After 10 minutes of rest, I hit the dance floor too.

Woman dressed in Disney gear sitting down exhausted in Disney World.| Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

If you love food, then you will love Disney. All the restaurants are amazing. My travel agents say some of their clients book trips to Disney just to eat the food. Wow!

The next day, we spent most of our day in Magic Kingdom.

Couple posing in front of Magic Kingdom castle at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Anniversary Pin at Disney World

When you enter Magic Kingdom, if it’s your anniversary you can request free “Happily Ever After” pins. See the above picture and below.

Happily Ever After pin for Walt Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

Photo Pass at Disney World

We had a blast being a kid again. If you like all of our pictures and videos, then add Photo Pass to your package. If you order 3 days in advance it only costs $169 for the entire trip, but for the day of the cost is $200. If you decide on the Photo Pass, then leave that camera in the bag, because Disney has staff all around you to take pictures and videos. After they take your picture just have them scan your MagicBand. At the end of the day, you can view everything online.

Lunch at Pecos in Magic Kingdom

Our favorite quick-service meal is at Pecos Bill’s in the Magic Kingdom. You can get yummy Mexican food for fast food prices. I’m not a huge fan of fried chicken fingers or hamburgers, so this is the place to go to avoid that.

Outside view of Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn Cafe Saloon at Walt Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World
Bar at Grand Floridian Hotel

Our friends, aka Travel Agents, told us about the amazing drinks at the Grand Floridian Hotel. The drinks are yummy and strong! You can relax by the gator-filled water while you sip. What I love about Disney is the drinks are always strong, so you’re not wasting money.

Insider information: If you are staying at the park, you can hang out at any Disney hotel bar. This shirt Jennifer made me say it all “I’m done adulting, let’s go to Disney.”

Woman drinking blue light up cocktail from the Bar at Grand Floridian Hotel at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

“Be Our Guest” Disney Anniversary Dinner

On our last night, we had our anniversary dinner at my favorite restaurant, “Be Our Guest.” It’s located right inside an enchanted Beauty and Beast castle taken right out of the movie. It requires a reservation months in advance. It’s extremely expensive, just like all the sit-down character restaurants at Disney. The menu is French-inspired. You should try to do at least one sit-down character dinner during your stay.

Menu at Be Our Guest restaurant for anniversary dinner at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World
Beast character walking around Be Our Guest restaurant for anniversary dinner at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World
Two couples posing at table during dinner at Be Our Guest restaurant at Disney World. | Celebrating A Wedding Anniversary at Walt Disney World

One thing I can promise is time flies at Disney and you will never say I’m ready to go home.

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