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Romantic ideas for an Orlando vacation

Sea World Orlando: Have already booked Discovery Cove VIP: can anyone think of anything else special?

From Dan O'Brien
Posted October 24, 2010 at 2:05 PM
Hi All

Have already booked Discovery Cove VIP: can anyone think of anything else special? Just wondered if there were special character meets at hotel / anything else I could arrange?

Thanks in advance!


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From Nick Markham
Posted October 24, 2010 at 3:41 PM
Are you only going to Discovery Cove? where are you staying? We need details! ;D

From Dan O'Brien
Posted October 24, 2010 at 3:57 PM
Hi there

No problem -

It is basically a long weekend...

Howl O Scream first night.
Halloween Horror Nights second night.
Discovery Cove the last day.

Have also booked Mythos but noticed Robert's post: should I perhaps request a special menu or food? Not sure!

Basically any ideas appreciated.

From Carrie Hood
Posted October 24, 2010 at 7:09 PM
I know WDW has a few different things you can do during the night time hours that are outside of the parks. Wood and Wine can be a lot of fun and romantic if you put some effort it, My husband and I go almost every year for our anniversary and always have a great time. You can also charter a boat for the fireworks or dinner, I'm not sure on the cost of them however.

:)

From Anthony Murphy
Posted October 25, 2010 at 9:14 AM
There is a desert cruise in the Seven Seas Lagoon and a new Night Cruise at BGT.

A nice dinner at California Grill on top of the Contemparary might be a plus!

From Nick Markham
Posted October 25, 2010 at 4:27 PM
^All good ideas Anthony, but it does not sound like he will be visiting Walt Disney World.

I highly suggest making a visit to Loews Portofino Bay for an evening. The atmosphere is amazing, the food fabulous, and there is even a small show preformed from a deck high above the boardwalk where amazing singers serenade you with Italian classics! It is pretty romantic and close to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights.

From Anthony Murphy
Posted October 25, 2010 at 9:14 PM
I thought he was doing Disney! I guess I didn't read it well enough.

If not Disney, Porfino Bay at Universal is your destination. Very nice!

From Dan O'Brien
Posted October 26, 2010 at 10:53 AM
Hi guys thanks so much! You are correct in that we will only be at Universal but great ideas for when we go to Disney another time. Do you know if there is anything I can request in hotel (roses etc) or Universal do special character meets etc

Thanks so much

From Matt Bolick
Posted October 26, 2010 at 12:48 PM
I'll be getting married the morning of November 12th at the Jurassic Park Discovery Center. You could always come hang out with us. Ok maybe that's more romantic for me than for other people, but there's definite romance involved.

From Mike N
Posted October 26, 2010 at 7:27 PM
Don't forget your day at Discovery Cove includes admission to your choice of park (SeaWorld, Aquatica, or Busch Gardens). I'd suggest doing Horror Nights the first night, then all day at Busch Gardens with Howl O Scream.

From Justin Kermgard
Posted October 26, 2010 at 7:59 PM
If you're trying to do something romantic in addition to a VIP day at Discovery Cove, then I would personally suggest a visit to the International Food & Wine Festival going on at Epcot for 1 of the days of your vacation. World Showcase(which hosts the Food & Wine Fest) is a great place to spend a romantic evening especially with the bonus of a beautiful fireworks finale(Illuminations) to cap off the night. If clubbin' is more your thing, then I would suggest an evening at CityWalk over at Universal Orlando Resort. There you can purchase a either a Dinner and Partypass combo so you can enjoy a dinner at one of the nice CityWalk restaurants and also enjoy unlimited club access with the party pass, or if you'd prefer to catch a movie at the theater at CityWalk, they have it so you can purcahse a combo pass to include any two of the three(Dinner, Movie or Club Partypass). As Mike mentioned in an earlier post, with your Discovery Cove ticket, you get a choice of a day at either SeaWorld, Busch Gardens Tampa or Aquatica, so if with that in mind, if you prefer shows(choose SeaWorld), if you prefer thrills(choose Busch Gardens Tampa) or if you prefer a water park(choose Aquatica). Then again a day at the Magic Kingdom theme park can be quite romantic if you guys are a "Prince & Princess....at heart".

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