Disney is definitely a fan of celebrations! Every time I call a Disney Destination for myself or for a client, one of the first things the Cast Member will ask me is “Are you celebrating anything?” The celebration doesn’t have to be a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or honeymoon, it can be as specific as “Baby’s First Steps” or “I finally made it to level 2000 in Candy Crush” or “I Got a Haircut”! Really the sky is the limit and Disney has heard it all!
It’s so fun to celebrate anything at Walt Disney World, especially an anniversary! I have been lucky enough to celebrate my anniversary four or five times at Walt Disney World and most recently on Disney Cruise Line. It’s always magical!
As Sara mentioned on her birthday post, noting your celebration everywhere and wearing your anniversary buttons are a fantastic ideas! You may or may not get additional Disney magic- but at the very least you’ll get a “Happy Anniversary” from Cast Members and theme park attendees if you wear your special anniversary button too! Here are my top 4 ideas for celebrating your anniversary and making it truly special at Walt Disney World!
I love fireworks! One of the things that makes me happiest about Walt Disney World is that you can see fireworks every night! But one of the things that I don’t like is that it’s almost always crowded when you watch them inside the parks. A way around that- book a fireworks cruise!
Both the Magic Kingdom and Epcot have fireworks cruises for their nighttime shows. They also have dessert cruises if you want to eat sweets while you watch the fireworks! And the Grand 1 Yacht is the ultimate anniversary gift- it holds up to 18 people but you could always just book it for one or two people!
Attend an After Hours Event
Walt Disney World has many after hours events now for every time of year! Both Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party and Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party are held multiple nights from August to December. There are other events throughout the year too, such as Disney Villains After Hours and H2O Glow Nights at Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon water park. Most parks also have Disney After Hours as well!
If you’re not a late night person, have no fear! There are morning events too! Early Morning Magic is held at both the Magic Kingdom’s Fantasyland and at Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s Toy Story Land!
With so much to do after hours you’re sure to find an event or two that works for you!
Take a Special Tour
One of my favorite ways to do something extra is a Backstage Tour at Walt Disney World! I love visiting behind the scenes or doing something a little bit different from the norm! In addition to the Backstage Tours, Disney has tours of all types from the ultimate VIP tour experience to less private ready made tours for each park. All of these tours are great ways to plus up your Walt Disney World Vacation!
Signature Dining for Your Anniversary
Dining at Walt Disney World is another highlight of a lot of trips, so why not celebrate an anniversary with a Signature Dining experience? Many restaurants inside the theme parks, resort hotels, or at Disney Springs will give you an amazing experience that transcends just the food. Some restaurants offer a Chef’s Table as well to make your experience even more magical!
No matter how you celebrate, have a blast! Let us know in the comments if you have celebrated an anniversary at Walt Disney World and how you made it special!
My wife and I will be celebrating our 50th wedding Anniversary by bringing our entire family (11 people). Although our Anniversary was August 6th 2022, we could not get all of us together until December. We like doing this on your 50th Anniversary. We are staying at the Contemporary resort.
We arrive on December 17th thru December December 19th. We all live in Greenville SC.
Our everyone together meal will be December 19th at Trattoria Al forno
( Boardwalk) 5:55 pm
W. Danny and Shiryl Lewis
Congratulations!! What a wonderful way to celebrate! Check out this post on multi-generational trips: https://disneyparkprincess.com/disney-world-tips-for-multi-generational-family-trips/
Have a wonderful time and happy 50th anniversary!