Low Cost Disney Date Nights

We recently asked our readers how they create romance at Walt Disney World on a budget. A Disney vacation can be expensive, but it doesn't have to cost a lot extra to create a memorable night with the one you love. Whether you're just getting to know each other, ready to propose, or celebrating your 20th anniversary there are plenty of grown up locations around Walt Disney World to enjoy.

Twilight on the SeineTwilight on the Seine
World Showcase is an extremely popular place to spend some time with your loved one. With a broad variety of atmospheres, plethora of culinary delights, and entertaining performances it's no wonder Epcot tops the charts for a low cost Disney Date Night. We've previously wrote about some great date night ideas in the pavilions of France, Mexico and Morocco but our readers also advocate for a very British date night with music from Off Kilter in Canada, dining by the water at Rose & Crown and closing out the night with Illuminations.

Are you looking for Disney Romance outside of the Parks? Then Disney's Polynesian Resort is the place most of our readers suggest for some together time.

Stroll Along the BeachStroll Along the Beach
Pick up a picnic dinner from Captain Cooks and either find a table poolside or take it down to the beach. The torchlight and water make for a beautiful, romantic setting. Along the shores of the Polynesian you'll find several hammocks to snuggle in after dinner as you wait for the Electrical Water Pageant and the Magic Kingdom Fireworks in the distance. Music is piped in through speakers in disguised in the landscaping.

My biggest surprise in the answers we received from our readers was the amazing popularity of the boat ride between Downtown Disney and the Port Orleans Resort! Lots of couple seem to take advantage of this lazy, no cost trip down the Sassagoula River at night. The lights twinkling off the water make for a most romantic southern setting. On either end of the ride there are plenty of locations to get food or music and simply enjoy the night.

Do you have more low cost date night ideas? Leave me a comment below and share your secret romantic places and ideas for great date nights in Disney even when you're on a budget.

Dana wrote on Thu, 08/23/2012 - 20:16:

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I believe the carriage rides in Fort Wilderness and Port Orleans are fairly reasonable as far as $.
They are supposed to be very relaxed and romantic. I never did it. I was supposed to one year and we were even told we could bring a bottle of champagne and glasses if we wanted to make it extra romantic :)

Steve wrote on Sun, 10/06/2013 - 16:03:

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Ah...where do I start. For my wife and I, an evening nightcap at the Belle Vue Lounge, or a bench on the beach of the Grand Floridian at Christmas time...enjoying the lights and sounds of the night. An evening bench on the Boardwalk on a quiet night in September, or an early morning cup of coffee by a fountain in the gardens of the French Quarter. Easy chairs in front of a small fireplace that overlooks the Christmas tree in the Wilderness Lodge or a quiet table tucked away on the second floor of the Columbian Harbour House. The garden behind the British shops after the fireworks or holding hands as you stroll along the river in the French Quarter while lightening flashes in the distance and the "crickets chirping" mixes with the rolling thunder. Romance is at every turn, and the magic is where you make it.

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