Older Couple kissing on Dumbo; magic kingdom; fantasyland; asian
  • On Feb 28, 2024
    Pat from OH Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My husband and I’ll be celebrating our 50th anniversary in September 2025. We were seniors in college and visited The Magic Kingdom for our honeymoon. Do you have any recommendations for us for our celebration there? Are we too old now to enjoy Disney?

    Hi Pat,

    Can you feel the love tonight? Happy Anniversary to you! Fifty years is incredible. Of course, I will say that we are never too old for Disney! 

    Your question touched me because my husband and I also spent out honeymoon at the Walt Disney World® Resort. Those memories remain with us to this day. My suggestion would be to take the trip! And, then go at a pace that seems good for you and your husband.

    I suggest that you definitely visit Magic Kingdom. If you have time and feel able, also visit EPCOT, Disney's Animal Kingdom, and Disney's Hollywood Studios. As much as I love Disney's Animal Kingdom, it does have some hills, so consider that when making a decision to visit. We adore seeing the animals and doing one of the Enchanting Extras Collection experiences that teach about Disney's conservation efforts. Caring for Giants and Up Close with Rhinos have been tours we experienced on prior visits.

    Now, on to the celebrations! The fireworks shows are simply stunning - Happily Ever After at Magic Kingdom and Luminous The Symphony of Us at EPCOT. If you want to see either show in the park, I recommend finding a viewing spot at least an hour prior to the show. At EPCOT, we always find a spot near Port of Entry. At Magic Kingdom, we find a spot right in front of Cinderella Castle. If standing is not an option for you at Magic Kingdom, consider a dessert party or, my personal favorite, book an advanced dining reservation at California Grill. Check the Happily Ever After calendar times for the date of your dinner at California Grill to make sure you book a time that will coincide with the fireworks. If the fireworks show is at 8:00 p.m. I would make a dinner reservation for 7:15 p.m. or 7:30 p.m.

    One of my final suggestions would be to stay at a Disney Resorts Collection hotel. We prefer resort hotels with Walt Disney World monorail access - Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, and Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa are distinctively gorgeous. There are lovely dining options and resort activities at each one. And, be sure to check the reservation window information so that you make those dining and experience reservations as soon as that reservation window opens. 

    Pat, whatever you decide, continue to cherish each other!

    Magic and memories,
    Donyell
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Meet the Panelist: Donyell, North Carolina

Hello from North Carolina! I am a mom of twin girls, wife, and university professor who has been inspired by the creativity of Disney for a lifetime. Since my first Disney visit when I was 12-years-old, I have been drawn to the adventures crafted by Disney Imagineers. Planning Disney vacations helps connect me to families who will find in Disney the kind of joy my family has experienced over the years. Allow me to help you map your own Disney journey so that you, too can create the memories of a lifetime! Learn More About Donyell

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