Valentine’s Day is celebrated every year on February 14. This year, as people prepare to celebrate love with their special someone(s), Disney has shared 14 ideas for how to celebrate February 14th at the Most Magical Place on Earth.
1. Stroll down Main Street U.S.A. in Magic Kingdom Park
Take in the sights and sounds of Main Street U.S.A. while browsing the many stores that line the street. Afterwards, catch a performance by The Dapper Dans or see Disney Princesses with their Princes during the Disney “Festival of Fantasy” Parade.
2. Explore the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts Presented by AT&T
Stroll World Showcase and experience sights, sounds and flavors of the EPCOT International Festival of the Arts presented by AT&T. Guests can step into a masterpiece in the festival’s artful photo ops, contribute to a huge mural at Expression Section: A Paint by Numbers Mural, and take in a rousing DISNEY ON BROADWAY Concert Series performance for a sweet ending to the day.
3. Delight in Sweet Treats
Sweethearts can delight in many different sweet treats across the resort such as the My Sweetheart Chocolate Cupcake offered at several Disney Resort hotels or the Strawberry Minnie Milkshake at Beaches & Cream Soda Shop.
At Disney Springs through Feb. 14, complimentary Valentine’s Mickey and Minnie ripple art can be printed on macarons at Amorette’s Patisserie.
For a complete list of this year’s Valentine’s Day offerings, guests can check out the Foodie Guide from DisneyEats.
4. Indulge at Romantic Restaurants
Guests can take their partner on a romantic date to Le Cellier Steakhouse in EPCOT and indulge in Chateaubriand for Two, a Valentine’s Day special, or enjoy a meal of Southern comfort food at Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ in Disney Springs, finishing with a special dessert trio of Hummingbird Cake, Chocolate Pecan Pie and Carrot Cake with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (available only on Feb. 14). Or on Valentine’s Day – and beyond! – indulge in the Chef’s Signature Dinner for Two at Toledo – Tapas, Steak & Seafood at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. It’s the perfect dining experience to share with that special someone.
5. Experience Attractions
Pair up with pals and take on thrills such as Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom Park or Expedition Everest – Legend of the Forbidden Mountain at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Guests looking to compete can try their luck at Toy Story Mania! at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Those looking for a more easygoing attraction experience can enjoy beautiful views on Soarin’ Around the World at EPCOT.
6. Share the Love with Gifts and Shopping
To create a “lovely” look, guests can find Valentine’s Day-themed pieces at merchandise locations across Walt Disney World, including a Minnie Mouse ear headband featuring pink fabric rosettes and a mesh bow covered in flocked hearts.
At Disney Springs, luxurious Valentine’s Day-themed products are available at Basin to gift loved ones through Feb. 14. To experience a Valentine and chocolate all in one, guests can’t miss the chance to design their own M&M’s at the M&M’s store.
7. Take to the Water or Air at Disney Springs
Whether it’s a Vintage Amphicar Tour on Lake Buena Vista or a ride on Aerophile – The World Leader in Balloon Flight, spend Valentine’s Day experiencing the sights of Disney Springs from new perspectives with loved ones and friends alike.
8. Unwind at the Grand Floridian Spa
For a day full of pampering, look no further than The Grand Floridian Spa at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. It’s the ultimate relaxing date, and the spa offers deluxe services like couple’s massages, facials, body treatments and other indulgences.
9. Cuddle Up on a Carriage Ride
Romance flourishes on a scenic stroll through the charming pathways of Disney’s Port Orleans Resort – Riverside on a Horse-Drawn Carriage Excursion. Perfect for couples or the whole family, take in the rustic beauty of the resort on a relaxing ride along the Sassagoula River. For a more rustic experience, carriage rides are also available at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
10. Personalize a Mickey Mouse Ear Hat
Guests looking to commemorate their trip to Walt Disney World with a special souvenir can customize their own embroidered Mickey Mouse Ear Hats. Select merchandise locations at Magic Kingdom Park and Disney Springs offer ear hats and the ability to customize them for loved ones.
11. Draw Favorite Disney Characters
Let creativity shine and learn how to draw beloved Disney characters from a Disney animator at The Animation Experience at Conservation Station at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Explore a behind-the-scenes look at the park while traveling to Rafiki’s Planet Watch via the Wildlife Express Train for this artsy experience.
12. Wander through Parisian-Inspired Streets
Over in the France pavilion at EPCOT, Valentines can wander hand-in-hand through the Parisian-inspired streets and see the Eiffel Tower. Guests can sit along the waterway and share a crepe from La Crepêrie de Paris or grab a sweet treat from Les Halles Boulangerie & Patisserie.
13. Search for Golden Statues
With golden statues of 50 beloved characters located across all four theme parks in celebration of the 50th Anniversary, friends and family can set out on a Disney Fab 50 Quest to discover all 50 characters. MagicBand+ adds more fun to the search, enabling guests to wave their hands and get reactions from each sculpture!
14. End the Evening with a Nighttime Spectacular
Whether it’s “Disney Enchantment” in Magic Kingdom Park, “Harmonious” in EPCOT or “Fantasmic!” at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, themes of friendship and love abound and offer guests a lovely end to their Valentine’s Day celebration.
What do you think of these 14 ideas for how to celebrate Valentine’s Day at Walt Disney World Resort? Will you be doing any of them? Have you done them before? Do you have any ideas of your own? Share your thoughts, experiences, and opinions in the comments below!