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First couples vacation.

Hi. My name is marijuly and, honestly, i am nervous. This is the first time that i am traveling with my boyfriend anywhere outside our small island of Puerto Rico. While I have visited the parks before, he has actually never left the island, and i know he is uber excited for this trip. In all honesty, i wish he would propose to me while we are there, but that is not what makes me nervous. He is actually like a little kid and i want him to have the most fun, because this is his birthday trip. Its basically a trip to commemorate five years of relationship and his birthday, so for me it is a huge deal. I want to plan something special, but last time i visited was ten years ago. I know stuff has changed and i tried getting reservations at some restaurants, but we are staying inside the parks, so i would like to know, besides be our guest, is there any specific fun romantic restaurant that i can take him for his bday?

We are visiting the parks on 10/26-27-28/2014.

Any comments, suggestions, ideas, are highly welcomed. I really want him to have fun and to enjoy the trip.

Thanks.

Smile marijuly

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Did you snag free dining? It's available, I believe, on those dates.

Honestly, I find magic is where you make it, so any place you decide to find a corner is special: Over looking the park from the Harbour place (name illudes me) in MK, just walking across thru the castle, or sitting at a table in the gardens just about anywhere in Epcot.

You don't indicate which parks you chose for the three days except MK, so where do you plan to go?

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Welcome, Marijuly!! I see this question often and I'm personally of the opinion that almost any place can be romantic if you want it to be (except maybe the character meals as they tend to be a bit noisier and have a lot of commotion).

Depending on the price range you prefer, some special meals to share with a special person that come to mind are private dining at Grand Floridian (expensive, but maybe less so than you might think), Monsieur Paul at the France pavilion in EPCOT, Citricos, Narccoossee's...

For a meal that won't break the bank, I like Tony's Town Square in Magic Kingdom. It's themed with Lady & the Tramp (what's more romantic than that!) The food isn't anything super special, but it is very good and the atmosphere is very nice.

For other activities, both Port Orleans and Fort Wilderness offer horse drawn carriage rides. Also, there are fireworks cruises on Seven Seas Lagoon.

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We like California Grill. Make your ADR there and Once you arrive, if you contact your resort concierge, you might be able to get some help scoring a window table, or one near the windows.

Narcoossee's is also very nice! Again, let them know it is a special event and you might get a better seating!

And I echo the 'make your own magic' idea. We love walking around Epcot World Showcase at the end of the night. Sit on a bench and let the crowds move out after the fireworks then take the long way around, soaking up the quiet. You can still sometimes find a few kiosks open for snacks; this is especially fun if it is an extra hours night. We hang out at Canada or Mexico then start the long, slow walk around the lagoon. Last time, I think we were the last people out!! mickey

From Canada, we had grey goose slushies in France, an elephant ear in the USA, hot tea in China, then we split a toasted ham, cheese, and apple sandwich in Norway. Our nightcap? Margaritas in Mexico. By the time we got to the bus, we seriously were almost alone. It was a perfect night!

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Hi and Welcome!!!

How exciting! We are going on a couple only trip in November and I am super excited about it. I agree with alicemouse. ANYWHERE you pick can be romantic!

Even in line, we found time to just chat. Put the phones away and enjoy the surroundings. We were pointing things out to each other in the queues, looking at all the other people in line (I love watching families interact!), talking about what to do next and what we had been doing. I think we talk more on vacation than we do it home! LOL

We haven't done much "dining" while in the bubble so it will be a first for us too. I can't wait to experience it all!!!

Happy birthday to your honey and congrats on 5 years!!!

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Welcome, Marijuly!

One bit of advice - if you're going to Walt Disney World this October, in just three months, you need to make your Advance Dining Reservations NOW. Many of the most popular restaurants will already have limited or no availability. Be Our Guest, for example, usually books up as soon as reservations can be made (which is 180 days in advance), so you're probably already too late to get in there unless you're willing to wait in line for lunch. The sooner you get started, the better your choices will be.

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Crazycat is right. You will probably be better off trying to get a resort restaurant. The food will be better anyway. Even if you can't get the big names. Take a romantic boat ride to the Poly and try Kona, or the GF for GF Cafe.

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I'm a big fan of the California Grill, but if you don't want to spend that much, I also love the Kona Cafe at the Poly.

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congrats welcome

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The Colonel wrote:

BTW, my name is The Colonel and I'm a Disney addict.

welcome

awesome (MrHub will be so proud)

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Magic Mirror wrote:
The Colonel wrote:

BTW, my name is The Colonel and I'm a Disney addict.

welcome

awesome (MrHub will be so proud)

clapping yay awesome

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Hi Marijuly! Welcome to the forums!

You've gotten some fantastic advice above, especially about making your reservations as soon as possible. I'm a fan of California Grill for a special dinner just a short monorail ride away from the Magic Kingdom.