Mother, Son, Giraffe, Kilimanjaro Safaris, Animal Kingdom, Savannah
  • On Mar 6, 2009
    Elizabeth from NY Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

    Experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    im trying to plan a trip to disney in the fall around late sept early oct to take my boyfriend to disney for the first time. although we are on a budget i really want to give him the ultimate disney experience, please help! :-)

    The ultimate Disney experience for me would involve the Presidential Suite at the Grand Floridian and a personal masseuse, but I don't think that's in anyone's budget these days :-). So how about some ideas for romance and fun at WDW that are free or inexpensive:

    - Stroll the Boardwalk. I love getting an ice cream cone and watching the free performers.
    - Have a picnic during Wishes. Head over to the Polynesian resort and sit on the beach with the glow of the fireworks in front of you.
    - Chip & Dale's Campfire Sing-Along at Fort Wilderness is free and everyone is invited.
    - Make your trip a quest. You'll add to your fun together by sharing a Disney mission: Try to collect as many different character autographs as possible. Try to see how long it will take you to ride every ride in the Magic Kingdom. See if you can ride five rides in all four parks in a single day. It doesn't matter what the goal is, as long as you're working on it together.
    - Have a silhouette made of you together. This is a classic keepsake can be less than $20. Read more about this HERE.
    - Visit the Hanes Make-A-Tee store at Downtown Disney. Create a pair of matching Ts together. You two will be the only ones in the world that have them.
    - If you want a simple but tasty meal, some of the food from the signature restaurants is available in nearby bars or lounges. On a recent trip, I sat at the Territory Lounge at the Wilderness Lodge and had the same amazing flatbreads they serve next door at Artist Point, but without the cost of a full signature meal.
    - Take a horsedrawn carriage ride. This is a bit of a splurge, but it's romantic and very memorable.

    I'm sure that no matter what you choose to do, your boyfriend will think he's having the ultimate Disney experience just because he's sharing the trip with you.
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Meet the Panelist: Erin, New York

I have three teenage daughters. We're DVC members obsessed with Disney travel. We've been to Walt Disney World countless times and have visited Disneyland & Disneyland Paris. We've taken several Adventures by Disney and Disney Cruise trips. Learn More About Erin

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