Disney Honeymoon!

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Disney Honeymoon!

Hello! My fiance and I are going on our honeymoon to WDW in Sept 2014. We are pretty set on staying at POR due to the fact that they are included in the Free Dining Plan (as of this year anyways), and POFQ is not. I LOVE Disney and was a cast member back in 2004 doing the College Program. I went back in 2012 to enjoy the Food and Wine Festival (which was amazing BTW). My question to you all is what would you suggest for honeymooners?

We are planning on trying to go to Be Our Guest for dinner one night that we are there, but what other restaurants would you recommend for a more romantic feel? We went to Citricos and Narcoosee's on our last trip and enjoyed them, but we would like to visit new spots. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

We cannot wait to celebrate Disney style and look forward to reading any suggestions you may have! Thanks!!! biggrin

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I think Victoria and Albert's is romantic but a little pricey. Sci-Fi Dine In Theater can be romantic. Turf Club and Grill is really romantic and Saratoga has a spa you can use to help get in to a romantic mood. I think a lot of the World Showcase restaurants are romantic. It just depends on your taste.

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Hello Jessalynn27 and welcome to WDW For Grownups. Romantic, I don't consider any really romantic. I will second The Turf Club and thirds would come from Vettelover, that is an excellent restaurant, a hidden gem and not real pricey. Now Victoria & Alberts, that will rock your boat when you get the bill if your not ready for it! We sat in the dinning room and our bill was over $600 in January. But yes it is very romantic in there.

The California Grill is reopening in Sept so you may want to consider that. The Flying Fish at the Boardwalk is also very good. We go there when we cant get into the Cali Grill.

Kona is a great restaurant, although not romantic at all, but a stroll through the grounds after dinner would be.

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Thank you! I have heard great things about California Grill, Kona, and Flying Fish. Victoria and Alberts would be a treat, only if we have extra funds or if someone gifts that from our registry. I worked at Sci-Fi, so we probably wont go back there, but it is definitely a fun atmosphere. I also would love for us to be able to go to the spa, ahhh I dont think I can wait until next Sept. to go back there! I cannot believe I have never heard of The Turf Club.....where is that located?

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As I've stated before on the forums regarding romance: The people make the romance, not the place. You can make any restaurant romantic. However, here are my top romantic choices:

Coral Reef - Food is just "ok". Atmosphere is nice, dim lighting for dinner.
California Grill - Have not dined there, but heard it's cool
San Angel Inn - Food is great and LOVE the atmosphere.
Be Our Guest - Dinner looks romantic!

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Jessalynn27 I will certainly "third" the Turf Club. It is located in the main registration building of Saratoga Springs resort and is situated in the rear of the building and is a real hidden jewel as far as Disney Restaurants go.

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Eeyore wrote:
As I've stated before on the forums regarding romance: The people make the romance, not the place. You can make any restaurant romantic. However, here are my top romantic choices:

Coral Reef - Food is just "ok". Atmosphere is nice, dim lighting for dinner.
California Grill - Have not dined there, but heard it's cool
San Angel Inn - Food is great and LOVE the atmosphere.
Be Our Guest - Dinner looks romantic!

For BOG, it's supposed to be LOUD in there, not sure that's really romantic. I agree about Coral Reef, but I'd make a late reservation. It's not going to be romantic if you're seated next to the fish tanks and someone else's kids are interrupting your dinner to try to find Nemo.

What about Artist Point in Wilderness Lodge? It looks so cozy and romantic. I saw a Disney blog about someone who had a reception there and it looked perfect!

Of course, I'm single, so not really sure I am an authority to speak on romance at all! As long as you two are together having fun it will be perfect, I'm sure!

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Top it off with a carriage ride thru POR after dark?

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I'd go with California Grill or Kona Cafe. The Poly just is romance and I loved walking around hand in hand with DH before our reservation there last year. Artist Point would be another great choice..it looks super cozy and romantic.

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Hi JessaLynn!! Welcome to the forums!
You've gotten such great advice here I'm not sure I can add anything but I wanted to stop in and say hi!

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Consider Ohana at the Polynesian.

It's not quiet or intimate, but the lights are relatively low, at some point during your dinner you (along with other newlyweds and anniversary couples) will be invited to step up and be serenaded, and if you time your reservation right you'll get to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks from your table. We were there this spring to celebrate my sister and BIL's anniversary, and they said it was the best anniversary ever.

Be sure to let them know you're on your honeymoon and ask for a table with a good view of the fireworks.

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Wow! Thank you all for the great suggestions! I am certain we will have a great time regardless of what we do, but it is nice to get this feedback from you all Big smile Has anyone done the Spirit of Aloha show at the Polynesian? O'hana is a great recommendation as well as the carriage ride. Another thing I would love to do is go to La Nouba.....anyone been to that??

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Welcome Jessalynn!

I saw La Nouba in 2010. Loved it! Well worth the price. I would consider seeing it again.

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LaNouba was really neat! My only suggestion for it, would be, any seat in the place is good, so I would not pay extra for an up-front seat. We sat in the center half way up and could see everything without cranking our necks looking up! Welcome to the board - lots of great info here!

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I've seen La Nouba twice and loved it both times! The first time we were in the centre and then the second time we were off to the side. I was worried that would hinder our view but it didn't at all awesome So I second what Belinda said and not pay extra for up front.
We stayed at POR for our Honeymoon last November (it was included in the free dining then as well). It was great! It's a beautiful resort.

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Yes Jessalynn, we have seen Spirit of Aloha many times and love it. Some people complain that its nothing like a real luau, so it a waste of money, but I don't care, I've never been to Hawaii to see a real luau so that doesn't matter. It's a cute show with good food. There has been rumor that it will be closing Oct 1 due to the construction that is said to be starting soon, but there has been no official word from Disney yet. There are a lot of video's online if you want to get a glimpse of what it is like. I have some on my FB age too.