The Ultimate Disneyland and California Adventure Honeymoon
A honeymoon visiting Disneyland and California Adventure in Anaheim, California can be the perfect way for a couple to spend their first days as Husband and Wife. The parks offer fun, adventure, and amazing entertainment. Not to mention some great photo opportunities. The surrounding city of Anaheim also offers luxury accommodations, activities and dining.
Disneyland Good Neighbor Hotels
Disneyland partners with several near by hotels that they call their Good Neighbor Hotels. These hotels are held to a higher standard because they are associated with the theme park and they all offer various styles of accommodations. Here are few that are perfect for a couple on their honeymoon; these hotels are more adult friendly. The most lavish of these are Hotel Menage, which offers modern rooms, a 24 hour heated pool where you can enjoy drinks from the near by cabana bar, in hotel restaurant, valet parking and more. Some of their suites have romantic themes that are sure to spice up your honeymoon. The Carousel Inn and Suites, located almost directly across the street from the Disneyland Park entrance, is a boutique hotel with a roof top pool that gives amazing views of the nightly fireworks shows and each room includes a mini fridge and microwave. This is a great choice for a couple who doesn't mind a hotel that will definitely have a larger amount children. If you don't plan on staying in your room much and budget is a concern, the Ramada Maingate at the Park is a great choice with being across the street from Disneyland and offering restaurants on site it is a great value.
Disneyland Resort Hotels
If the happiest couple on earth is making a stop at the happiest place on earth for their honeymoon, you have dozens a wide range of hotels to stay in, but if you want the ultimate experience, stay at one of the Disneyland Resort Hotels. There are three to choose from with varying price ranges. The Disneyland Paradise Pier hotel is the most low key and affordable of the three choices. This hotel features a seaside pier theme, rooftop pool with slide and a Surf side Lounge. The next step up would be the Disneyland Hotel with a classic Disney theme, multiple pools and restaurants, stay here for the classic Disney vacation experience. They have multiple suites in classic themes like Fairytale, Pirates of the Caribbean and more. If your budget is more flexible and you want ultimate romance and luxury, stay at the Disneyland Grand California Hotel & Spa where you'll enjoy lavish rooms, fine dining and spa treatments. This Hotel also has a private entrance right into the California Adventure park, making it easy to go back and forth from the fun in your room and the fun in the park. All of the Disneyland Resort hotels offer character dining experiences and special five star treatment.
What to do at the Disneyland Park?
At the Disneyland Park, the first thing you want to do is go to City Hall and request FREE "Just Married" buttons. You and your fiancé get to wear these pins around the park and all of the Disneyland characters and staff will congratulate you on your recent marriage. It's a lot of fun and adds a special touch to your honeymoon. Saying thank you never gets old because you are still in just married bliss. Those around you waiting in line for rides will often congratulate you as well and ask you questions about your wedding and honeymoon helping you make conversation and pass time in the lines. Sometimes the staff will even be sure to give you your choice of seat location on rides or allow you to ride twice if the park isn't too busy. Disneyland offers dozens of rides and attractions and you should definitely do your research and decide ahead of time which ones are a priority because you won't have time for it all in one day. A few of the romantic attractions are dining at the Blue Bayou, taking a tram ride around the park and sharing a bench seat in the It's a Small World attraction.
What to do at Disney California Adventure?
The absolute first stop on your day at California Adventure should be to grab a fast pass for The Color Show. This is a must see water, color show that happens around 9pm as the park is closing. It is an breath taking, romantic and heart stopping Disney production, and the area you view the show from can get crowded quickly. The fast pass allows you access to the front areas of the water deck. Unless you purchase a dinner package it is standing room only and it's highly recommended to arrive 30 to 40 minutes early so you can grab a space in the "splash zone" on the boardwalk. If you stay on the entrance end of the boardwalk you should only experience a light comfortable misting from the water. California Adventure is filled with amazing Pixar animation from movies you and your new Husband or Wife are sure to love. Cars Land, A Bugs Life Theater and California Screamin are just a few of the attractions that are a must for this park. California Adventure also offers alcoholic beverages making it more of an adult experience, just be sure to always drink responsibly and stay hydrated while you're enjoying the park.
Dining in the Parks
In Disneyland Park you have several dining options. Many are geared toward a younger audience but there are several delicious food options like burgers, pizza and salads. The most attractive place to eat for newlyweds is the Blue Bayou restaurant. This restaurant is situated inside of the Pirates of the Caribbean ride along the water. Dining is lit by candlelight and the whole experience is very romantic. Be sure to make reservation well in advance, they accept them up to six months in advance and the earlier you get your name on the list the better. It's a good idea to let them know it will be your honeymoon and you would like a table near the water for the best views. Inside California Adventure don't forget to stop at the Cozy Cone in cars land where you can get ice cream and popcorn served in adorable construction cone containers. Wine Country Trattoria at the Golden Vine Winery is also located in California Adventure and is a nice place to relax and enjoy Mediterranean food and delicious local wines. You will forget you are even in a theme park at this quiet serene restaurant with excellent service staff. For casual dining stop by Flo's V8 cafe in cars land or Boardwalk Pizza and Pasta.
Above all else, remember to enjoy yourselves and bask in the newlywed joy. Nothing is more important than the vows you've recently shared and the future you have together as a couple. Have you recently taken a trip to these parks or are you planning your Disney Honeymoon right now? Share your experience in the comments below. For more information and videos of my personal honeymoon experience at these amazing parks visit THIS BLOG POST.