Disneyland isn’t just for fabulous family vacations, although that’s certainly one of its strong suits. If you are looking for a place to book a romantic break with your partner, then a trip to the Magical Kingdom should be on your shortlist.
Fans of Disney movies and theme parks will have so much to gain from experiencing what the resort has to offer from a couple’s perspective. The trick to make this trip unforgettable is careful planning, so use the following tips to prepare properly.
Time your Disneyland date to perfection
When it comes to experiencing Disneyland at its best, timing is everything. Picking a date that crosses over with the peak periods of business can hamper your couple’s holiday because you’ll be swamped by crowds and could struggle to get dinner reservations, let alone onto the rides themselves.
A good option is to choose an off-peak window for your visit, and perhaps even select a time that coincides with one of the many special events which the resort hosts each year. For example, Disneyland Sweethearts’ Night is dedicated to welcoming couples who want to celebrate their love in style, and takes place on several evenings on and around Valentine’s Day each year.
Pay extra to skip the queues
We mentioned that queues can be an issue at Disneyland, especially if you want to enjoy the rides as well as having time for other couple’s activities, rather than seeing most of your day whittled away by waiting.
Thankfully, you can pay for premier access passes which let you get ahead of the crowds and find yourself fitting in more attractions in the time you have available.
Obviously you might be concerned about the additional costs involved, but on a romantic vacation you really should be prepared to push the boat out, rather than trying to economize at every opportunity.
Book accommodation in advance
A day trip to Disneyland can be amazing, but for couples it is better to plan an overnight stay as part of your visit, if only because it means you don’t have to worry about battling the traffic on the way home afterwards.
As with other aspects, it is a good idea to book your accommodation in advance, whether you plan to stay in one of the on-site rooms that are available, or at one of the third party venues in the vicinity around the resort.
You’ll not only get a better rate on your room if you arrange the accommodation around six months ahead of schedule, but you’ll also have more choice in terms of where you can stay.
One thing that visitors to Disneyland can forget about is that a lot of the attractions are outdoors, or at least require you to cross exposed areas to reach them. This is a point to consider whatever the season, because all sorts of weather conditions can compromise your enjoyment if you aren’t prepared for them when traveling.
Having sun protection in the summer, sweaters and jackets in the spring and autumn, and warm, waterproof outer garments for the cooler months is advisable. This goes double if you are dressing to impress on your romantic break, and you don’t want to see your suit or dress spoiled by rain or ruined by gusts of wind.
Check to see what attractions will be open during your visit
Your last piece of the planning puzzle is to ensure that the rides and attractions you and your partner are most interested in experiencing are actually going to be accepting guests at the point when your trip is scheduled.
You could consider rearranging if a ride is going to be closed, or simply choose to manage your expectations with a bit of forewarning, rather than being disappointed on the day.