Couples at Citricos
  • On Jul 25, 2022
    Steven from Fife Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I was looking for some information, I have planned a family trip to Florida in July 2023. We are not staying on Disney property but I was hoping to have a special 60th meal in the Grand Floridian and watch the fireworks. It would be a party of 10.

    Welcome to planDisney, Steven! Thank you so much for sending in your question. I recently celebrated a big birthday at Walt Disney World Resort, so I have some ideas for you. I always say, "Birthdays are good for you. The more you have, the longer you live!"

    Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa is Walt Disney World's flagship property, so it's the perfect place to commemorate your special day! I recommend starting your evening with a specialty cocktail at the Beauty and the Beast-themed Enchanted Rose Lounge (no reservations are needed). The Lavender Fog, made with English Breakfast Tea, is my favorite. For dinner, I suggest Cítricos, which received a refresh last year. Here you'll see subtle Mary Poppins touches, including her carpet bag and parrot-topped umbrella. The entrees here are excellent, especially the Golden Tilefish. The fireworks views are obscured, however, so if you prefer a location from where you can watch Disney Enchantment, then Narcoossee's is your best bet. This restaurant is currently undergoing a refurbishment, but Disney says it will return sometime next year with an enhanced experience. Both are popular dining spots, so you'll want to book them online through the Walt Disney World website exactly 60 days ahead of time.

    You can also watch the fireworks from the Grand Floridian marina, but for the ultimate finale, charter a private fireworks cruise from the resort, which will take you on the waters of Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake. Your captain will pack some light snacks and play the fireworks audio through the boat's speakers. The 25-foot pontoon boats seat up to 10 guests. My UK-based friend, Jane, booked the luxurious Grand 1 Yacht for her birthday voyage, and she will attest that it was a fantastic experience! Call 0800 028 0778 (UK) or 1800 812 678 (Ireland) 60 days in advance to reserve a cruise.

    Mickey and I hope you have the most magical 60th birthday, Steven! See ya real soon!

    Eean
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Hi, I'm Eean from Pennsylvania! I may have an unusual name, but my passion for Disney is not unique. It's incredible how many people you can find who love talking about "The Most Magical Place On Earth!" I'm that mom who always has her ears perked at PTO meetings, in the grocery store aisle, or at my monthly Bunco club for an opportunity to give someone a planning tip to help make their vacation even more magical. Learn More About Eean

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