The Most Magical Date on Earth: #DisneyDateNight

Found the Mickey to your Minnie and now want to live out the ultimate fairytale date?

Found the Mickey to your Minnie and now want to live out the ultimate fairytale date? Well, we have you covered with all the inspo you’ll need to plan your own datenight getaway to the most magical place on earth: Walt Disney World

With direct flights to Orlando from many Canadian cities, a Disney date night is the perfect way to sprinkle a little magic into your next getaway. 

Making it extra special is the fact that Walt Disney World Resort is celebrating their 50th anniversary and the celebration is in full swing throughout all four parks and beyond. 

From the exciting shows to the fun rides and delicious goodies, Disney makes for the ultimate date. But of course, we wouldn’t recommend it if we didn’t try it first—and absolutely LOVE it ourselves. 

The team at datenight Canada headed to Disney World to experience the ultimate date night getaway. 

Here are our top #DisneyDateNight recommendations: 

Take in the parade at Magic Kingdom

“Disney Festival of Fantasy Parade” in Magic Kingdom Park at Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. [Photo Courtesy: David Roark]

Parades at Disney World are next level. The extravagance of the floats in addition to the costuming and charm of the characters will have the biggest smiles plastered on your face. From the Royal Princess Processional to Mickey and Friends Cavalcade, Disney characters are brought to life, adding a certain wonderment to the Disney experience. 

Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks 

“Disney Enchantment” at Magic Kingdom Park. The new nighttime spectacular features stunning fireworks, powerful music, enhanced lighting and, for the first time, immersive projection effects that extend from Cinderella Castle down Main Street. [Photo Courtesy: David Roark]

I still remember Magic Kingdom’s extravagant fireworks show from when I visited Disney World as a kid. It’s ingrained in my memory simply because of how magnificent it is. With it being the 50th anniversary celebration, the show has gotten even more awe-inspiring. Spreading magic across the sky, the nighttime spectacle dazzles brighter than ever before with state-of-the-art projection technology adding in a new dimension to the production. 

Explore the Star Wars attractions at Hollywood Studios

The Star Wars: Datapad in the Play Disney Parks mobile app deepens the immersive experience at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. [Photo Courtesy: Matt Stroshane]

Hollywood Studios transports you into the Star Wars galaxy at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. The rides include the likes of Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run—where you get to fly the Millennium Falcon on a thrilling interactive smuggling mission—and Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance—where you join the Resistance in a climactic battle against the First Order. Further explore Galaxy’s Edge by tasting a concoction from Oga’s Cantina or browsing the Black Spire Outpost Shops, and getting up close and personal with the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. 

Eat & Drink 

Sublight Lounge drinks at Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser. [Photo Courtesy: David Roark]

With the exception of Magic Kingdom, alcoholic beverages are available at restaurants and for grab-and-go consumption! With the extravagant details that Walt Disney World has put into constructing each park, wandering around the different parks and just taking in each element with a pint of beer or glass of wine is a really good time. There are also so many specialty dining options to choose from that get you up close and personal with the characters. If there is a dining experience you really want to do, make sure to book in advance! 

Ready to plan out your dream Disney World getaway with your favourite person? Get in on their 50th Anniversary celebrations and in the meantime, check out local date ideas here!

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