Thursday, April 7, 2011

Romance in Disney ~ Four Parks One Love

Living the Fairytale Life with Belinda!!!!

There is no better feeling than walking down Main Street at Magic Kingdom listening to the sounds and taking in the sights of Cinderella’s Castle…. Unless of course; you are sharing this moment with that special someone. I have been so very blessed to spend all of my magical moments in Disney with an amazing husband. The magic that the Disney parks brings to our life and our marriage is some of the most memorable moments of our lives. One not need children to bring out the childlike innocence and the magic that Disney creates. It’s all around us at the Disney parks and at the end of the day when you exit; your hearts will have connected in a way that only Disney can do. It’s purely magical!

These are some of our favorite things to do while visiting the parks as a Disney couple.

Magic Kingdom
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The Magic Kingdom Park to me screams romance from the moment Cinderella’s Castle is in plain view. There are a few attractions at this park that always gives my heart some extra gushiness and with my hubby right beside me, these moments are priceless. If you’re at the Magic Kingdom Park in the evening, don’t miss Wishes! A nighttime fireworks spectacular that brings tears to your eyes, joy to your heart and simply takes your breath away!

Peter Pan's Flight

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 I love this attraction! There is nothing like boarding Peter’s pirate ship for an adventure to Never Land. The highlight of romance for this attraction and my all-time favorite part is flying over London. Simply amazing! When you look down below you get a nighttime view of the city twinkling with blue lights, it is so beautiful. Keep your eyes on the lookout for the London Bridge and Big Ben. This attraction tells the story of Peter Pan in a quick 3 minute adventure that makes any romantic couple never want to grow up!

Mickey's Philharmagic 

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Where do I begin…My Favorite 3-D attraction in all of Disneyworld! This show is offered several times a day and is a must see for any Disney couple! With music, special effects and some of Disney’s most popular animated films, this attraction is priceless. Once you don your 3-D glasses get ready as Donald and Mickey take you on an adventure for the eyes and ears. I have to admit, I have never watched this show without shedding tears…Ok, so I let out a secret! Grab your sweetheart as you fly with Jasmine and Aladdin to the sounds of A Whole New World, dine in pure delight with Lumiere and Cogsworth and go under the sea with Ariel, not to mention a few other surprises. The music itself puts a lump in my throat; you get the feeling that you’re living the movies. It puts you right in the middle of the magic and with the 3-D effect, you definitely feel like you lived a fairytale. You won’t be disappointed by this attraction, and if you’re like me…. Hide some tissues in your pocket. 

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The Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow! Epcot is another favorite on our list of parks to spark the romance bug. This park is very interactive which is good for couples. It brings people closer together by the interaction and closeness of a lot of the attractions.
We love World Showcase; it’s our favorite part of Epcot. What could be more romantic than traveling the world sightseeing, eating and shopping, all from one convenient location? Disney does this perfectly. Some of our favorite countries to visit are Germany, Norway and Italy. All of these countries have such great detail and are perfect for picture taking. If you’re like me; …. You take pictures of everything. 

Another fun thing to do at Epcot is called, The What If Labs sponsored by Kodak. These interaction stations are so much fun to do with that special someone. Shawn and I always laugh until we cry with all the fun yet funny things you can do! You can conduct an orchestra, step on stones to create music and distort your body through a mirror, which can be some pretty silly fun. Our favorites here are the photo booths where you can put your face into pretty much anything. We never leave without a few giggles and some pictures that are priceless. This is such a fun way for couples to interact, working together to create magic and making photos that you’re sure to laugh about for years to come!

Shawn and I at the Kodak What If Labs

If you’re at World Showcase in the evening, be sure to stay for Illuminations-Reflections of Earth! A nighttime show with lasers, fireworks, music and fountains that presents the history of our planet in a breathtaking way! Bring the tissues, this show is priceless.

Hollywood Studios
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Welcome to Hollywood! Take two! This Park is truly nostalgic and fitting for any Disney couple. Step back to yesteryear as you walk Hollywood Boulevard taking in the sights and sounds of movies and magic! Our all-time favorite Disney Princess movie is Beauty and the Beast. It has kind of a personal meaning for Shawn and me and so we as a Disney couple love seeing The Beauty and Beast live on stage show. Ahhh… Be our Guest, Be our Guest, put our service to the test….. 

 A truly romantic and foot stomping stage show that brings the story of Belle and the Beast to life live on stage. The props are a must see and the music will stay in your heart forever.


 On select nights at Hollywood Studios, be sure to stay for Fantasmic! A truly awesome show filled with fireworks, lasers, fountains and lots of Disney characters. This is a truly magical Disney show presented live and told by Mickey himself. I remember the first time Shawn and I saw this show…. The music started, my heart started to pound with excitement, Mickey appeared handsome as ever, and then it happened, Mickey raised his arms while fire flared from his fingertips! I realized then that I had tears streaming down my face, as I looked over at Shawn, it was another magic moment when I knew we we’re meant for each other because…. He had tears too.

 Animal Kingdom
Shawn and I in front of the Tree of Life
Venture on a romantic getaway just like Tarzan and Jane as you enter the gates of Animal Kingdom! Shawn and I think that the most romantic part of Animal Kingdom is the surroundings itself.  There is nothing like feeling as if your spending the day in Africa or Asia with that special someone. We love the outdoors and are huge animal lovers so this park truly engulfs the romance the two of us share. We spend a lot of our time on the nature trails here. They are unguided and are the perfect way for you to enjoy a romantic walk through the lush landscape and winding paths to view birds and other small exotic animals

One must see for us at this park is the Festival of the Lion King Show. This is another sentimental attraction for us as it has so much meaning.  This live show is now enclosed and features performers in animal costumes along with singers draped in colorful African attire. There are also acrobatics’ and props to help add to the live show. The music itself gets me every time; songs such as; “Can you Feel the Love Tonight,” and “The Circle of Life” are performed.  We even named our Cat child we got a few years ago Simba. Shawn got me one day when he called me in the living room and had Simba (our cat child) held up to the ceiling singing The Circle of Life. It was such a magical moment! This show is a must see for anyone that has love in their heart, you may have to wait an hour or two but believe me… you won’t be disappointed.

 Romance is everywhere in Disneyworld. From the moment you arrive, until the time you leave, you are taken to a place that can only be created by Disney. My heart is full of so many romantic memories that I have shared with my husband; from all the laughs to all the tears, every year our journeys to the parks bring us closer together. Sharing in the magic and the love at a place where dreams come true. I hope that all of you get the opportunity to embrace the love and magic that Disney has to offer with your special someone just as I have. It’s an overwhelming feeling that will truly have your heart crying for more.

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  1. Yet another fantastic post Belinda, I love everything Disney it is all romantic as you say, my fav is Illuminations Reflections of Earth and then once that has finished it plays We Go On as you leave the park, we danced to this at our wedding so it is ULTRA romantic for us :-) and if we are at WDW rather than any other Locations on our Anniversary this is a must for us to view we normally watch our Anniversary show from Italy and then sing and cuddle as We Go On Plays (Soppy or what tee hee)

  2. Awww! I just love that Dionne, how romantic for you guys to be able to share that special moment everytime you visit WDW! I love it. Illuminations is amazing and what better way for you to celebrate such a special time in your life! Love love that Dionne. Thank you for sharing it with me :)

  3. Stopping in to say Hi from The Magical Blogorail Orange. I'm a new follower too. Lovely blog! I couldn't agree more about the romance and magic at WDW. That's why I named my blog Focused on the Magic! Thanks for sharing your beautiful memoriesºoº

  4. Hi Deb...thanks for stopping by!! This post was done by Belinda she has a column here weekly all about Living the Fairtale Life. Welcome to the Blogorail family!!

  5. Deb! I'm so glad that you enjoyed my article! I love everything romantic about Disney. It has truly made some amazing memories for me! Welcome Deb and we all thank you so much for following us!