Is it weird that I started researching our honeymoon before we even got engaged?

Throughout our entire relationship one thing had become very clear—we wanted to go to Disney World. I have been twice—once when I was 11, and another time when I was 17. He has been zero times. We both expressed a wish to go to Disney World whilst we were adults and free of children so we could really enjoy all the “grown up” aspects.

Obviously the theme parks play a key roll in a Disneymoon, but I’m thinking more about all the other honeymoon-worthy things that Disney has to offer—like Victoria and Alberts, the AAA Five Diamond restaurant.


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And La Nouba—The Cirque du Soleil show at Downtown Disney.


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Not to mention a glorious couple’s massage at the newly renovated Grand Floridian Resort and Spa…

Image via Disney World website

There is so much more Disney has to offer than pin-trading, fanny-packs and children screaming.

Before we got engaged I started researching Disney as a normal holiday for us, but the more I read about it, the more excited I got and the more I wanted to go right this second. I tried to put it to the back of my mind and instead suggested we pop on over to Disneyland Paris for a long weekend so I could get my “Disney fix.”

In January 2012 we decided that yes, we’d go to Disneyland Paris for my birthday in September. But when I started researching into that park I just couldn’t get as excited. The website was clunky, I couldn’t find any blogs with awesome tips, and the hotels looked really standard. When I glumly explained this to him, he suggested we just go to Paris instead and forget about Disney.

“We’ll go to Disney one day,” he said. “We’ll even go on our honeymoon if that’s the best chance we have!”

I never let him forget that sentence right there. He said it—he couldn’t take it back. We were totally going to go to Disney on our honeymoon. It had all the best elements a honeymoon had to offer for us: a long haul flight, hot weather, excellent restaurants, excitement, and lots to do.

My parents have a villa in Spain, and every year we go on a two-week holiday and sit by a pool in the heat. We relax. We read. We soak in the rays and take walks on the beach. Europe is on our doorstep. We can take in the sights of Rome or Athens in a moment’s notice.

We wanted our honeymoon to be more than that. It’s nothing new to us. Disney really was just the perfect option.

When we officially made the decision that this is where we’d honeymoon, I went planning crazy. I researched everything. Hello DisneyFoodBlog (mild obsession) and TheDibb! I read countless trip reports, reviews, tips, and tricks—everything you could ever want to know about Disney became my expertise. I found the perfect hotel and even got a travel agent on board.

We booked 14 nights at the Port Orleans French Quarter.


Image via Disney World website

We’re pretty excited.

Has anyone else done the “grown up” Disney things? Any suggestions on what we must not miss out on?


Mrs. Jackrabbit

Brighton, UK
Wedding Date:
September 2013
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    rumpunch712 138 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:32 am

    We are doing disney for our honeymoon too :) We will be staying at POFQ too!!! I think it’s the most romantic-inspired moderate.

    I’ve been a few times, and I’m very excited to take advantage of the extra magic hours with FH (who has never been). I think Disney is a really romantic place despite the children, mostly because of the beautiful details that add a lot of fun and whimsy to just being there.

    Magic Kingdom at night is very special. Also, check out the Boardwalk resort after sun down… it’s a nice place to take a stroll and beaches & cream does not disappoint!

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    TheBuzz103 23 posts, Newbee @ 5:35 pm

    As a native Floridian, I highly recommend Discovery Cove and Islands of Adventure. Harry Potter land is a-mazing. Have a frozen butterbeer for me!

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