5 Date Ideas for a Disney Getaway to the Most Magical Place on Earth

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Last month, the United States opened its border to Canadians—and Disney World couldn’t wait to welcome everyone back—just in time for the most magical time of the year.

With exciting new shows, park performances, and the Walt Disney World Resort celebrating their 50th anniversary, it’ll most certainly be the most magical place, especially with the holiday season upon us!

At Walt Disney World Resort, the 50th anniversary celebration is in full swing throughout all four parks and beyond. The World’s Most Magical Celebration launched October 1, 2021, and will run a full 18 months. 

To celebrate the holiday season, we’re rounding up 5 magical date ideas for a #DateNightGetaway to the most magical place on earth, during the most magical time of the year!

TAKE IN THE MAGIC AT MAGIC KINGDOM

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“Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park is a must-see that features spectacular fireworks, captivating Disney music, enhanced lighting, and immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street.

ENJOY “HARMONIOUS”

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Enjoy the nighttime spectacular “Harmonious” at EPCOT – celebrating how Disney music inspires and unites people all around the globe. Taking place on the World Showcase Lagoon, this show is one of the largest nighttime spectaculars ever created for a Disney theme park. The show features fireworks, floating set pieces, choreographed fountains, lights, lasers and more. 

EXPLORE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Wander around Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and check out “Disney KiteTails.” Performers fly wind catchers and kites of different shapes and sizes, including elaborate three-dimensional kites—some 30 feet long. These magnificent kites allow Disney animal friends like Simba and Zazu or Baloo and King Louie to soar like never before.

FOOD & DRINK CRAWL

In honour of The World’s Most Magical Celebration, Disney chefs and mixologists have created more than 150 sips and bites full of whimsical colour and shimmer.

Mark down your favourite selections and map out a food & drink crawl. A couple options to put on your bucket list are:

Squids Revenge Drink at Be Our Guest Restaurant

  • A Michelada with a salted rim and garnished with charred octopus and cucumber
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Pressed Penny Silk Pie at Casey’s Corner

  • A chocolate tart shell, silky chocolate filling, sweet whipped cream, and a chocolate-pressed penny
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Royal 50th Celebration Flight at Cinderella’s Royal Table

  • A Flight of Enchantée Champagne – a blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Meunière (Enchantée Champagne is sold exclusively at the Walt Disney World Resort)

CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS

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For the most merriest season of the year, Walt Disney World Resort will feature festive entertainment, whimsical décor, seasonal food and drinks, and holiday-themed merchandise under the umbrella of The World’s Most Magical Celebration.

From the return of “Candlelight Processional” at EPCOT to a new holiday-themed after-hours event called “Disney Very Merriest After Hours” at Magic Kingdom Park, if you’re someone who is a holiday fanatic, you won’t want to miss their holiday celebrations.

For more inspiration of planning your perfect Disney #DateNightGetaway, visit Disney World.