26 August 2013

Popular Evening Retreats

We you go out for a night on the town, the most common night includes some combination of dinner, music, or a movie. Of course, when you are at Walt Disney World, it feels like every night is a special night out. However, if you want that touch of something familiar, without going into the parks, there are plenty of ways to get that date night feel on property.

Let’s go ahead and rule out Downtown Disney right now. Yes, there is a movie theater. Yes, there are a bunch of restaurants. Yes, there is music and plenty of other recreational activities to find there. The problem is, Downtown Disney is the easy answer, and there are so many other wonderful opportunities that can be overlooked by running to the entertainment district.

There is no lack of quality restaurants that you can grab dinner at, many of which may not require an Advance Dining Reservation. When you are thinking of where to eat, think about what you want to eat. Classical dishes? Why not try the Grand Floridian Cafe. Feeling something Cajun? Boatwright’s is your ticket. Want innovative culinary creations? The Wave is the place to be. The list goes on and on, you just have to know what you are looking for and be flexible when it comes to what time constitutes dinner time.

After, or maybe before, dinner you want to take in a movie. Well, this is Walt Disney World where it seems that films come to life on every single corner. Of course, there is no better way to see a movie then under the stars. Many of the resorts offer up a way to see a Disney movie, rated PG or G, each and every night. If you’re asking for my recommendation, there is no better spot than at Fort Wilderness just following the campfire show.

Speaking of the campfire show, we did talk about music earlier too, right? Of course we did. So, you could opt for the campfire show, which includes a set list of family favorite sing-a-long songs with a campfire perfect for roasting marshmallows. Other prime musical acts include YeHaa Bob Jackson at Port Orleans – Riverside for a truly interactive rollicking piano show or get into the swing of the big band with the Grand Floridian Society Orchestra. Oh, and there is always the music and spectacle of the Electrical Water Pageant to be found at any of the resort spots around the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake.

Want to add in a little romance? Sure there are boat rentals, but you can do just as well grabbing a resort motor launch, or maybe even a quiet horse drawn jaunt around Port Orleans or Fort Wilderness.

The point is, it doesn’t take much to put together a great night on the town at Walt Disney World, all you have to do is dig a little deeper to find the set of dining and activities that is right for you! The question is, no parks, no Downtown Disney, how do you spend a perfect evening amongst resorts?

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