February 14, 2015
The great thing about celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one at Walt Disney World is its endless variety. One moment you can be clutching that special someone while falling 13 stories in a runaway elevator, the next moment you can sip an aromatic Merlot during a romantic, candle lit dinner for two.
Additional 2015 information will be added as it becomes available
2014 Valentine’s Day Info
February 14, 2014
Special Valentine’s Day Events
‘Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story’
Visitors to Disney’s Hollywood Studios can catch a free screening of Disney’s 39-minute, stop-motion, animated short, Blank – A Vinylmation Love Story on February 14, 15, 16 and 17th. The film follows a blank Vinylmation who goes searching for his lost love and finds himself on an epic quest. Showtimes are at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at the Premiere Theatre on the Streets of America. Entry is included with regular park admission on a first come, first serve basis.
Special Character Meet & Greets
Walt Disney World guests will have the rare opportunity to meet the Disney Princesses accompanied by their Princes on Valentine’s Day in parks at Princesses Meet & Greet locations.
Chocolate Table at Animal Kingdom Resort
From February 9th to 15th, it’s a Valentine’s dream come true in the Jambo House lobby of Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge. Each day from 4-9 p.m., guests can stop by the lobby to pick out favorite indulgences from a 6-foot-long, chocolate-coated table with edible chocolate signs that showcases everything from African hot chocolate to fondue for two to a bottle of bubbly. Afterwards, surprise your sweetheart with a trip to see the animals on the resort savanna!
Here’s what’s available for purchase:
- Graham Beck sparkling wine – $23.95
- Godiva caramel, white chocolate and dark chocolate cordials – $8.50
- African hot chocolate – $2.99
- Fondue for two with orange-chocolate fondue in an edible white chocolate cup with chocolate brownie bits, pineapple, strawberries and yogurt-covered pretzels – $6.49
- Chocolate-dipped tuxedo strawberries – $5.99 for two
- Five white-chocolate-covered sandwich cookies – $14.99
- 5 mini-cupcakes – $4.59
A special showing will also be held for Disney Annual Passholders on February 14 and 16 at 10 a.m. and for DVC members on February 15 and 17 at 10 a.m. A valid annual pass or Disney Vacation Club Member ID card must be shown at the entrance of the theater to access these special showings.
Wine & Dine Your Valentine Disney-Style
No matter how you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort, there are always so many great dining choices. Here are our restaurant suggestions for a romantic interlude at Walt Disney World Resort:
Win a Romantic Dinner for Two
Raglan Road at Downtown Disney will celebrate Valentines Day by giving visitors to it’s Facebook page a chance to win a romantic meal for two. Just “like” Raglan Road’s Facebook page and see how you can be in with a chance to win.
- Victoria & Albert’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
Victoria & Albert’s restaurant offers an intimate 2.5-hour dining experience amongst gentle harp strains and the sparkle of imported crystal in a Victorian dining room. Maid and Butler service, personalized menus and a long-stem rose for each lady are just a few of the touches that create an opulent, palate-pampering experience in this five-diamond restaurant (awarded by AAA). Be prepared to linger over this experience. An extensive wine list and a variety of desserts include world-class soufflé. Menu Prix Fixe begins at $135.00 per Guest. Wine Pairings from $65.00 per Guest. (Pricing does not include tax and gratuity.)
- California Grill, Disney’s Contemporary Resort
This classic fine-dining restaurant that serves award-winning gourmet dinners and sweeping views atop Disney’s Contemporary Resort. Fresh sushi is on the menu. Dine late and watch the fireworks bursting over Cinderella Castle complete with piped in musical score.
- Narcoossee’s, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
This creative seafood restaurant is nestled on the waterfront overlooking Seven Seas Lagoon with spectacular views of the Magic Kingdom park and fireworks. Whole Main Lobster is on the menu.
- Jiko-The Cooking Place, Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
Relax and enjoy the warm, soothing colors of an African sunset in a beautiful setting as you savor a truly unique culinary experience with one of the finest collections of South African wines in the U.S. Don’t forget to visit the animal viewing area at the resort after your meal.
- Artist Point, Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
This restaurant draws inspiration from the sprawling dining rooms found in National Park lodges across the Pacific Northwest, focusing on seafood, sirloins and game, with cedar plank roasted king salmon and wild boar on the menu. After you’re meal, take a stroll at the rear of the resort and watch Fire Rock Geyser erupt or sit and rock for a spell in front of the roaring fire of the huge lobby fireplace.
- Be Our Guest, Magic Kingdom
Beneath shimmering chandeliers, lovebirds can dine in fairy tale elegance at Be Our Guest Restaurant in New Fantasyland. Known as the place where Belle and Beast fell in love, the grand ballroom in Beast’s Castle is the perfect setting for romance as ‘snow’ falls on the French countryside outside the windows and guests dine on French-inspired cuisine and fine wines.
- Coral Reef, Epcot
Located in The Seas with Nemo & Friends Pavilion, this seafood restaurant features a spectacular view of the pavilion’s enormous aquarium. Diners are entertained by barracuda, angelfish, sharks, dolphins, rays and even Mickey in a scuba suit. This restaurant also seems to be a little less expensive that some of Walt Disney World’s upscale eateries.
- Monsieur Paul , Epcot
Step upstairs to turn of the 20th century Paris for an intimate, French dining experience in this tucked-away Parisian bistro with a magnificent French wine list. Don’t skip dessert such treats as Grand Marnier Souffle and Vanilla Creme Brulee. It’s possible, although not guaranteed, to get an excellent view of Epcot’s evening fireworks spectacular, Illuminations, from this elevated restaurant.
- San Angel Inn, Epcot
This romantic restaurant with subdued lighting and a starry sky overlooks the Mexico pavilion’s “River of Time” boat ride and a volcano! Be sure and watch for the shooting star over the Aztec temple and make a wish.
- Flying Fish Café, Disney’s Boardwalk
This signature restaurant serves fresh seafood in a high-energy, upbeat setting at Disney’s BoardWalk. Specialties are prepared with flair right before your eyes in the onstage show kitchen. Take in the wondrous décor-an artistic and nostalgic interpretation of an Atlantic Boardwalk. The wine menu is especially extensive. Stroll along the boardwalk after your meal and play some carnival games.
- Todd English’s BlueZoo, Dolphin Resort
BlueZoo features an award-winning celebrity chef, ulta-modern decor designed to make you feel underwater and a focus fresh seafood and creative cocktails. Enjoy an upscale meal and then head to the Boardwalk for an evening at Jellyrolls, a sing-a-long dueling piano bar. Free child care offered at Camp Dolphin while you dine at this restaurant.
- The Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show, Disney’s Polynesian Resort
Get carried away by the spirit of the Pacific in this live celebration of Polynesian culture. Watch hula dancers to fire twirlers as you feast on an all-you-care-to-eat meal with a South Seas flair. Presented at 5:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Luau Cove Tuesday through Saturday. Reservations can be made 180 days in advance. After the show, stroll the torch-lite grounds of the Polynesian Resort for some added romance.
- Fork & Screen, Downtown Disney West Side
For something uniquely different, have dinner and take in a movie at the same time! AMC Downtown Disney 24 theater features Fork & Screen, which provides restaurant dining with “seat-side service” while you watch a movie. Visit AMC’s web site for additional details.
- Dine in Style, Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
For those who prefer to dine in an even more intimate setting, the Grand Floridian can arrange a private dinner for two, served against the elegant backdrop of the Grand Floridian beach – or aboard the Grand 1 – on a sunset excursion along Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Certain menu items can be specially prepared for the evening. Seven-day notice is requested.
There are over 100 restaurants at Walt Disney World to choose from. Reservations for most restaurants can be made 180 days in advance and should be made well in advance for Valentine’s Day. Call 407-WDW-DINE to discuss different options and to make reservations or peruse our menu section for ideas.
Need Babysitting? There are two options for Child Care at Walt Disney World – child care centers and in-room babysitters. For more information and a list of discounts to make your evening a little more affordable, visit our Options for Child Care page.
Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort
Disney Floral & Gifts
What makes Disney Floral & Gifts “magical” is they truly enjoy creating a one of a kind special moment just for you. Around Valentine’s Day, the shop is filled with roses, mixed floral and rose bouquets that are being prepped and designed for delivery to Walt Disney World resorts. Here’s a secrets: each bouquet that leaves the shop includes an exclusive card and hidden surprise.
Let the Dream Makers help you create a gift experience that your loved one will remember forever. Personalized surprise gifts can be delivered throughout the Walt Disney World Resort or arrange a sensational celebration that takes over your loved one’s Disney Resort hotel room. Imagine returning to your resort room to candle light, rose petals, and luxurious romantic gifts waiting just for you. These ideas and more are available by speaking with a Disney Florist Dream Maker. If you can dream it, a Disney Dream Maker can do it! Call (407) WDW-GIFT (939-4438).
Explore the variety of gifts at Disney Floral & Gifts that are just perfect for Valentines day. From princess tiaras and glass slippers, to gift baskets and bouquets brimming with Disney magic, from champagne to chocolate, you can have the perfect Valentine’s Day gift delivered right to your resort room. Visit Disney Floral & Gifts to see what’s available for Valentine’s Day.
Order a Special Valentine’s Day Cake
Have a special cake delivered to your resort room or Walt Disney World restaurant. Custom cakes are available to order by calling Disney’s Cake Hotline at 407-827-CAKE (2253) 48 hours in advance. Cakes can be delivered to most Walt Disney World table service restaurants. If you are staying at a Resort that offers room service you can also have a custom cake delivered to your room. If your Resort does not have this option, prompts on the Cake Hotline will direct you to the right resource. You can also pick up a special cake at the BoardWalk Bakery with a 48 hours advance notice. A standard non-personalized, 6-inch cake can be purchased for about $21 from the BoardWalk Bakery on a walk-up basis and without notice at most table service restaurants.
To have an allergy free cake delivered to a Walt Disney World resort restaurant to which you “already have reservations,” contact BabyCakes NYC located at Downtown Disney. BabyCakes caters to special diets and allergies, including refined sugar-free, gluten-free, wheat-free, casein-free, soy-free, egg-free, Kosher and vegan items. Guests can order a two-layer, 6-inch cakes that will serve 8-10 people. To order, call the bakery at 407-938-9044 at least one week in advance. You will need to give them your restaurant confirmation number, date, and reservation time. Cakes are served at the conclusion of your meal.
Mickey Mouse-shaped sugar cookies, Valentine’s Day cupcakes, elaborately decorated Mickey Mouse-shaped Rice Krispies treats and other Valentine’s Day sweets are offered at a variety of locations at Walt Disney World Resort, including Goofy’s Candy Company and Candy Cauldron at Downtown Disney; Beverly Sunset Sweet Spells at Disney’s Hollywood Studios; and the Main Street Confectionary at Magic Kingdom Park. Be sure to stop by Karamell-Kuche in Germany Pavilion at Epcot for an assortment of covered strawberries.
Sweets at Ghirardelli
If you’re looking for chocolates for your sweet on Valentines Day, head for Ghirardelli at Downtown Disney Marketplace where you can find the following sweet treats:
- Muir Woods Sundae – This Black Forest Cherry Sundae features black cherry vanilla ice cream smothered with homemade hot fudge, whipped cream, semi-sweet chocolate chips and a cherry. You can find it at the Ghirardelli Soda Fountain.
- Premium Heart Gift Tins – This is a classic, can’t-go-wrong Valentine’s Gift filled with 14 assorted Ghirardelli SQUARES chocolates; 2 for $25.
- Impression Heart Window Box – Who doesn’t love conversation hearts? The Ghirardelli version features 20 chocolate hearts, each displaying a romantic phrase; 2 for $35.
- Sweetheart Truffles – Ghirardelli’s exquisite truffles come in an assortment of unique flavors all designed to help you celebrate romance; 2 for $20.
Valentine’s Day Merchandise in the Parks
Each year, Disney develops a handful of items specifically for Valentine’s Day. For 2014, look for two special 9-inch plush dolls, which include Mickey Mouse dressed as cupid and Minnie Mouse holding a miniature Duffy the Disney Bear. The Disney pin trading team also created some Valentine’s Day pins for 2014, including a limited edition WALL-E and Eve pin and a new open edition pin featuring Roger and Jessica Rabbit. If Disney Vinylmation is your thing, look for a limited edition (edition size of 2,000), two-figure set featuring Lady and Tramp beginning on January 24, 2014. Other gift ideas include the “I’ll Be Your Mickey” and “I’ll Be Your Minnie” T-shirts, which are perfect for a romantic day at Disney Parks. Beginning February 14, heart shaped necklaces, including a red heart necklace, will be available at at Tren-D in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. Or pickup a special heart-shaped Disney photo frame to preserve your memories.
With so many magical experiences at Walt Disney World, it’s hard to pick just a few. Whether you splurge on a sumptuous couples spa experience at at Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort or simply stroll the beach hand-in-hand at Disney’s Polynesian Resort while taking in the fireworks, you’re sure to find something to make your Valentine’s Day special.
For additional suggestions, visit our “Disney Dates For Any Budget” blog post.
Preserve Your Special Memories: Preserve and personalize your fond Walt Disney World memories by scheduling a special 30-minute Professional Portrait Session with a Disney Photographer . Call (407) 934-4004 to book a session at a select Resort location. OR, take advantage of Disney’s PhotoPass Services and create special memories you can relive again and again.
Fireworks Dessert Party: Make your evening extra sweet at a special dessert party that provides a wonderful vantage point for Wishes Nighttime Spectacular fireworks. Held at the Tomorrowland Terrace Restaurant in the Magic Kingdom most nights, this dessert party includes a self-service buffet offering an array of tempting sweets and beverages. Reservations will be accepted by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Admission to Magic Kingdom theme park is required.
Fantasmic Dinner Package: Take in dazzling views of the fireworks, dancing water jets and breathtaking action of Fantasmic at Disney’s Hollywood Studios-all with reserved seating without rushing dinner. Seasonally, on select nights. Call to reserve in advance. Admission to Disney’s Hollywood Studios theme park is required.
Couples Day at the Spa: What’s more romantic than a luxurious spa treatment? Imagine sharing it with that special someone. Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort or Senses – A Disney Spa at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort, both feature a “couples room” where guests can enjoy specialized spa treatments – such as massages and facials – with the one they love. For information about spa treatments, call 407-WDW-SPAS
Specialty Firework Cruise: Explore scenic waterways aboard a guided pontoon boat and thrill to views of the kaleidoscopic IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth fireworks and laser spectacular, departing from select Epcot area resorts. Add an onboard dinner to make your voyage a grand occasion! Seats 8-10. Call (407) WDW-PLAY in advance to reserve.
Ultimate Specialty Firework Cruises: For the ultimate luxury voyage with private dining, captain and butler service, book the Grand 1 – a 45-foot Sea Ray yacht for your unforgettable celebration. Romantic evening cruises include a captain and private deck hand. The crystal-clear view of the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks is unparalleled. Seats up to 18 and departs from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Call (407 (407) 824-2682 up to 90 days advance to reserve.
Carriage Rides: Intimate horse-drawn carriage rides depart from Boatwrights Dining Hall at Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort and Pioneer Hall at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort and Campground for a 25-minute trip up and down the scenic Sassagoula River or Bay Lake. Call (407) WDW-PLAY in advance to reserve.
Ballon Ride: Located on the waterfront at Downtown Disney, Characters in Flight gives romantics a chance to take their love to new heights. Operating daily,the giant balloon provides breathtaking sights from 400 ft. up in the air with an unparalleled, 360-degree view of the Vacation Kingdom and beyond. Flights take place between 8:30 a.m. and midnight (weather permitting) and last approximately 8-10 minutes. Romantics who time their flight to sunset or fireworks bursting above the parks are in for a special treat. Tickets can be purchased at Downtown Disney West Side; tickets are $12.00 per child and $18.00 per adult.
Private Pool Cabanas: Indulge and enjoy a private poolside space at Disney’s Polynesian or Contemporary resorts. Just steps away from the water’s edge, cabanas feature personalized service from an attentive Cast Member. Additional amenities include plush furnishings and towels, a 32-inch flat-screen television with cable, a DVD/CD/MP3 player and a mini refrigerator stocked with sodas and water-all in an exclusive area reserved just for you! Private dining and poolside massages are available at an additional cost. For reservations, please call (407) WDW-PLAY or (407) 939-7589.
Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba is a mesmerizing and extraordinary avant-garde circus spectacle performed by Cirque du Soleil exclusively in the Downtown Disney West Side area at Walt Disney World Resort. La Nouba translates to English as “to party, to live it up,” and this theme is evident in the energetic performances, the colorful costumes and the moving live music that features more than 65 artists representing 15 countries. The show’s international cast of acrobats, athletes and performance artists delights and mystifies with daring acts of grace. Performances take place Tuesday through Saturday, 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Call 407-939-7600 for tickets or more information.
Have a Private Floating Picnic: Pontoon and canopy boats can be rented from a number of resort marinas as well as at Fort Wilderness Campground and Resort and at Downtown Disney. Cruise the waterways of Bay Lake from the Contemporary resort to Fort Wilderness, Seven Seas Lagoon adjacent to the Magic Kingdom, Crescent Lake adjacent to the Epcot resorts or Sassagoula River between Port Orleans resorts and Downtown Disney. Pick up food “to go” from Contemporary Contempo Cafe, Polynesian Captain Cook’s Snack Company, Grand Floridian Gasparilla Grill & Games, Wilderness Lodge Roaring Fork Snacks, Downtown Disney Marketplace, Earl of Sandwich, Wolfgang Puck Cafe, Old Key West Good’s Food To Go, Port Orleans Riverside Riverside Mill, Yacht & Beach Club Beach Club Marketplace and a number of other places on property. Call 407-WDW-PLAY to rent.
A Bicycle Built for Two: Take a spin around around Crescent Lake on a two-person Surrey Bike with your date. Rentals are available on the Boardwalk daily until 10:30 p.m.
Renew Your Wedding Vows: A vow renewal ceremony at Disney World could be as lavish or as intimate as you want. It’s all done through Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. Whether you dream of an intimate renewal with just the two of you or a much grander affair, almost anything is possible. Vow renewals follow exactly the same guidelines as Wishes, Couture Escape and Memories wedding packages.