Advice for couples planning a Disney World Honeymoon

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Advice for couples planning a Disney World Honeymoon

If you knew a couple were planning a Disney World Honeymoon, what advice would you give them? Would you advise against it or for it? What tips do you have?

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Umm..this one is hard for me..we went to Disney on our honeymoon and we had an AMAZING time..but I wish we would have taken our time a little bit more. We just had this massive wedding..then woke up at 10 am and went to WDW and spent seven days rushing around..because..hello..I'm a commando...I can't be stopped.

I would recommed it because it is SO much fun..but I would advise..take a day or two after the wedding and relax and then head to Disney and try to really enjoy things.

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Bella's advice is good.

Plan something special. I had our scavenger hunt planned (there's a thread where Caitie talked about it somewhere around here) which made it different from any other Disney trip for us. I think that's the key - if you're a real Disney geek, you'll go lots of times, but this is your honeymoon - find SOMETHING you wouldn't do otherwise and make it an extra memorable trip!

Also, put on every reservation that it's your honeymoon. Wear the buttons and even the silly hats if you can be that free - even if it's just people saying "Congratulations" you're bound to be made to feel that extra bit of magic if you make it known WHY you're there.

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teacherdrama, I definitely agree with putting honeymoon on the reservation and making it known to every Cast Member, either through buttons, hats or verbal communication that it's your honeymoon! They aren't mind readers. ha.

I covered a lot of this on my Disneymooning series here on WDWFG!

Disneymooning 101 Part 1: Planning your trip and picking your resort

Disneymooning 101 Part 2: Dining and Special Experiences

Disneymooning 101 Part 3: Making the Best of Your Trip

My husband and I honeymooned and stayed at AKL in April 09.

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Heh, I was also going to suggest the reservations/honeymoon badges tip biggrin The extra attention must be nice, plus...potential freebies!

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At the Living with the Land restaurant, the actual name escapes me right now, put your hm on the ressie. They give you a small cake plus Mickey or Minnie 're-hitch' you in a ceremony since you didn't invite them and all of the other restuarant guests to your actual wedding. You get a cute certificate. We did this for our 1 year anniv, but they do it for hm's too.

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katrina1122 wrote:
At the Living with the Land restaurant, the actual name escapes me right now, put your hm on the ressie. They give you a small cake plus Mickey or Minnie 're-hitch' you in a ceremony since you didn't invite them and all of the other restuarant guests to your actual wedding. You get a cute certificate. We did this for our 1 year anniv, but they do it for hm's too.

That sounds awesome. I wonder what percentage of the time that happens.

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Brad wrote:
katrina1122 wrote:
At the Living with the Land restaurant, the actual name escapes me right now, put your hm on the ressie. They give you a small cake plus Mickey or Minnie 're-hitch' you in a ceremony since you didn't invite them and all of the other restuarant guests to your actual wedding. You get a cute certificate. We did this for our 1 year anniv, but they do it for hm's too.

That sounds awesome. I wonder what percentage of the time that happens.

I think if it's on your ressie for the Garden Grille (duh), you can be pretty sure it will happen. I've told it to 3 other couples and all of them have had the re-hitching ceremony as well. mickey

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FYI, I had them put the ceremony request on the ressie as well as that it was our 1 yr anniv.

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We spent our honeymoon in Disney and I to wish we took it slower and not did Disney bootcamp as we do every trip. But there's always anniversaries to do it again clapping

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You know, I think it's a 100% about who you are as a couple. DH isn't nearly as fond as I am of Disney, but he likes to do, do, do on vacation. I'm much more of a "relax" person. So honestly, as much as I love Disney...I wouldn't do a whole honeymoon there. If I were going to completely Disneymoon, I think I'd plan to do a cruise and a stay at the parks...that way there's a little something for everyone. Ah, compromise! The perfect way to start a marriage...

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We actually thought of doing Disneyland..and that was the plan but I could NOT get my husband to agree to a plane..seriously..the word AmTrak came up more times than I'd like to mention. I think that would probably be a really good alternative for the Disney obsessed couple!

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I made my dining reservations online and I'm going for my honeymoon... how can I add that info to my reservations??

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Just call guest services and they can add that to your reservations.

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You can add it all together online also. If you go to the Walt Disney World main page and click reservations, you can add your room reservation w/ confirmation #, then it's all in one page linked together.....

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nikkirugby13 wrote:
You can add it all together online also. If you go to the Walt Disney World main page and click reservations, you can add your room reservation w/ confirmation #, then it's all in one page linked together.....

after you confirm your reservation, select the ressie and click view details at the bottom of the reservatrion in the blueish green box it says add a celebration. Or if you are making a new reservation it is basically the same. After you confirm your ressie go to the bottom of the page and find add a celebration. That easy clapping

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We will be honeymooning there in Feb... And I think having the park hopper option is great for honeymooners... We are breaking up our days... Doing one park in the morning, then back to the resort, then going to whichever park has emhs in the evening. We are doing wdw for 10 days and then doing a 3 night cruise at the very end of our trip... Out of the 10 days we are spending at wdw we are only getting park passes for 6 days which gives us time to relax and do other romantic things outside of the park...like boat rides, resort hopping, horseback rides, bonfires, etc. I really took the advice to relax and take your time seriously... Breaks in the middle of park days and taking a few days off from the parks...then ending with a nice relaxing cruise to the Bahamas.

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For $60 more you can get park hoppers for the entire 10 days and go in when ever you want. You can also just add to your tickets while your there too, so just keep that open as an option. But we usually stay at the Poly, so it's not hard for us to just jump on a launch and go to the MK. That's is what's so great about staying at a monorail resort. Its only minutes away.

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