There’s no honeymoon destination quite as magical as Walt Disney World Resort. But is the cost as enchanting?
The average Disney honeymoon costs between $3,500 and $9,000.
The total amount varies significantly depending on the length of your stay, where you stay, your dining plans, theme park tickets, transportation, and all the extras.
Let’s take a closer look at the factors influencing the cost of a honeymoon at Disney World.
Why Disney World Honeymoon Can Be Expensive (or Inexpensive)
Honeymoons are a time to splurge and a time to create memories that will last a lifetime. That said, you don’t want to spend the first few years of your married life paying off your trip!
The great thing about booking a “Disneymoon” packages is that there’s one for almost any budget. You can go as extravagant as you’d like, or as modest.
A Disney World honeymoon can be as dressed up or dressed down, romantic or casual. You can have a relaxing, slow-paced honeymoon or an action-packed, non-stop honeymoon.
Whatever your goals may be, newlyweds are guaranteed to have an enchanting and unique honeymoon that only a Disney destination can provide.
The average cost of a Disney honeymoon ranges from $3,500 to $9,000. Of course, the total price will depend on several key factors – the time of the year you go, how long you stay, the hotel you choose, park tickets, transportation, your dining choices, extras like (PhotoPass+ and souvenirs), and other such things.
Disney accommodates all honeymooners regardless of how much they spend. You don’t want to go overboard, but you also probably don’t want to skimp on your honeymoon.
Major Expenses of a Disney Honeymoon
Your hotel stay may end up being the largest expense. You can go big and stay at a Deluxe resort or you can keep the emphasis on the theme parks and stay in a Value resort for roughly $200 per night. It’s your call.
Budget-friendly Disney Value Resorts tend to be simple and family-friendly. Most people wouldn’t describe them as “romantic” but they are located right inside Walt Disney World Resort, quite affordable, and most people find them adequate. For example, you can book a standard room at All-Star Music for as low as $118, and that includes tax. Rates can vary significantly depending on the dates you choose.
Disney Moderate Resorts have larger rooms and nicer features than the value resorts. Most people would find them more than adequate for a honeymoon, but your still not getting a luxury experience. Room rates vary depending on the dates. As an example, the price of a standard room at Port Orleans French Quarter starts at $256 per night (tax included) but the cost reaches over $400’s during some peak times of the year.
Disney Deluxe Resorts are Disney’s most expensive tier of hotels. Remember, it’s your once-in-a-lifetime honeymoon after all, and you might want to splurge. Deluxe resorts have nicer amenities overall – rooms, restaurants, lobbies, proximity to the theme parks, etc. They have nicer beds and linens and better transportation options. Rooms can range from $700 to $1,500+ per night.
Remember: resort stays do not include theme park tickets or food. You should plan on around $150 per person per day for park tickets and then another couple hundred per couple, per day, for food. This can be higher or lower depending on which restaurants you go to and how many extras you choose (snacks, apps, alcohol, desserts, etc.).
Best Resorts for Disney World Honeymoons
There are dozens of magical Disney resort hotels to choose from for your honeymoon. Here are a few of the ones we’d recommend.
Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
The Grand Floridian is Disney’s flagship hotel and its most opulent. It’s definitely not for budget-conscious honeymooners, but if you don’t might splurging, Grand Floridian is a great choice.
Grand Floridian’s elegant Victorian architecture and posh, multi-story lobby create the perfect fairy-tale setting for a Disneymoon. There’s even a live orchestra to enchant its guests!
The rooms are spacious, the grounds are lovely, and the resort is just steps from Magic Kingdom. The hotel is even has a stop on the Magic Kingdom monorail loop.
Grand Floridian is home to Victoria and Albert’s, an adults-only AAA Five Diamond restaurant, and a world-class spa.
If you want a classy Disney honeymoon, look no further!
“2021 “rack rate” prices start at $737 (per night, taxes included)
Disney’s Riviera Resort
If you’re deciding between a honeymoon in Europe or at Disney World, why not compromise and stay in a villa at Disney’s Riviera Resort and Spa?
This brand-new resort has both modern and classic touches, a fantastic art collection, great restaurants, and a dedicated stop on Disney’s new Skyliner gondola system. If you’re looking for a romantic hotel with touches of Europe throughout, consider a room at Disney’s Riviera Resort.
2021 “rack rate” prices start at $429 (per night, taxes included)
Disney’s Port Orleans – French Quarter
French Quarter is a New Orleans-themed Disney Moderate Resort situated along the Sassagoula River. It has a relaxing peaceful vibe that’s perfect for a romantic Disneymoon.
Immerse yourself in the architecture, take a romantic evening stroll along the river and among the magnolia trees, or head over to Scat Cat’s Club and enjoy a cocktail as you watch a live jazz performance.
2021 “rack rate” prices start at $256 (per night, taxes included)
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
The Animal Kingdom Lodge is a wonderful option for Disney honeymoons.
For the royal treatment, book a room that overlooks the savanna. Sit out on your balcony, have a glass of wine, and watch the giraffes walk by!
Enjoy the flavors of Africa at one of the resort’s highly acclaimed restaurants and cuddle as you watch movies under the stars.
Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge really brings out the magic of Disney!
2021 “rack rate” prices start at $434 (per night, taxes included)
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort is one of our favorite resorts. But for the ultimate indulgence, consider spending your honeymoon at the Polynesian bungalows. These exotic floating villas have the most awe-inspiring views of Cinderella Castle (across Bay Lake) and the nightly fireworks.
Is there anything more romantic than spending your honeymoon in your own secluded veranda on the water? Is there anything more fun than spending your honeymoon at Disney World? Probably not!
It’s not cheap but it may be worth the splurge.
2021 “rack rate” prices start at $618 (per night, taxes included)
A few honorable mentions
If you like pools, waterslides, and the beach, Disney’s Beach Club Resort will be a fun place to stay. Its sister resort – Disney Yacht Club Resort – has an upscale nautical vibe and is a popular choice for adult couples. Both are great spots to spend your honeymoon.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort is a relaxing honeymoon getaway spot. It’s also a stop on the Disney Skyliner.
Disney’s BoardWalk Resort is a good choice if you love nightlife and great dining options.
Do you like camping? Are you on a budget? Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground is definitely one to consider.
And lastly, Pop Century is our top pick in the Value category. It doesn’t have all the bells-and-whistles but it’s a really fun and affordable spot for a honeymoon.
Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa (Hawaii)
Looking for alternatives? Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii is another popular “Disneymoon” destination. Here you’ll enjoy beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean, outdoor adventures, luxury luaus, romantic hideaways, and much more. Contact The Vacationeer for more information!
Disney Honeymoon Packages
The cost of a Disney honeymoon varies significantly depending on your dates and where you stay. Disney does NOT offer pre-built packages specifically for honeymoons but, with the help of a Disney travel agent, you can customize your trip.
Work with a Disney Travel Agent
Planning and booking the perfect Disney honeymoon can be a challenge. That is why we recommend working with an authorized Disney vacation planner like those at The Vacationeer.
Disney Travel Agents can suggest so many unique activities for couples. They can help you rent a private boat to watch nightly fireworks, reserve a table at Be Our Guest or Victoria & Albert’s, set you up with a Disney VIP tour, and more. Whatever you want, they’ll give you insider tips and then handle the reservations for you.
Weddings can be stressful but your honeymoon shouldn’t be. Why fret over the details when you can hire a travel advisor?
You should always connect with someone who specializes exclusively in Disney destinations. They know everything there is to know about Disney and they can help you plan and book your honeymoon.
Contact The Vacationeer today! Their advice, expertise, and dedication will prove invaluable as you make your honeymoon arrangements. And – maybe best of all – their services are 100% free!
Contact them today for a free quote. From there, you can set up a payment plan and start your packing list.
Does Disney Do Anything Special for Honeymoons?
As you make your Disney reservations, be sure to mention that you and your partner will be celebrating a honeymoon. Once you arrive, honeymooners will receive complimentary celebration buttons to show off their newlywed status. Buttons can be found at Disney Guest Services locations, check-in locations, or from any Cast Member.
Throughout your stay, let Cast Members know that you’re celebrating a honeymoon and they will sprinkle you with a little extra ‘pixie dust.” You may receive complimentary souvenirs, desserts, the “best table in the house,” and other VIP perks around the park. More reason to spend your honeymoon at Disney World!
Tips for a Disney Honeymoon
- Book Early: Many of the activities you’ll partake in at Disney World require advance reservations. Whether it’s a dining reservation, boat rental, or carriage ride, you’ll need to plan ahead and make your reservation well in advance. The Vacationeer can handle these aspects for you.
- Plan your Photos: Photographs allow you to revisit your special trip in full color when you’re back home. They are important. We recommend getting to the park as soon as it opens and positioning yourself in front of Cinderella Castle (or some other iconic location). This will give you a clean shot before the crowds get in your way.
- Relax: Your honeymoon should be about romance and relaxation. Don’t go overboard with your to-do list. Have fun at the theme parks and enjoy your meals, but take it easy and don’t rush. You can always return another time and try to see how many rides you can squeeze in each day – but not on your honeymoon!
Be sure to read our Disney World for Couples page for more tips and tricks.
I hope this information is helpful. Have a magical honeymoon at Walt Disney World!
If you need help planning and booking your Walt Disney World honeymoon, please contact our booking partner The Vacationeer! Their services are 100% free of charge and their advice, expertise, and dedication will prove invaluable!
Enjoy your trip and congratulations!