5 Date Night Ideas in Downtown Disney

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If you're looking for a fun date night idea during your Walt Disney World vacation, skip the theme parks altogether and make your way to Downtown Disney for the evening. This part of the resort is an entertainment, dining, and shopping destination, and home to several live music venues and colorful displays. The lively atmosphere and ongoing events makes Downtown Disney the perfect spot for a fun date.

Here are five ideas for date night in Downtown Disney:

#1: Show at the Fork & Screen Dine-In Theatre

The AMC movie theatre in Downtown Disney takes the movie-going experience to a new level by serving a full restaurant and cocktail menu right at your seat. You don't need dinner reservations when you can just settle in to your plush seat at the Fork & Screen, and request food and cocktail services at the push of a button. Just sit back, treat yourself to some mouthwatering entrees and desserts, and enjoy the show!

#2: Game Night at DisneyQuest®

Bring out your inner child at DisneyQuest®, a virtual reality and 3D gaming center. You'll find a lineup of classic video games here, as well as some interactive displays and Disney-themed games. Make your way through five floors of nonstop fun as part of your date night itinerary in Downtown Disney.

#3: "La Nouba" Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues Dinner

Treat your sweetheart to dinner and live entertainment with the "La Nouba" Cirque du Soleil and House of Blues Dinner package. You'll enjoy a three-course dinner and a non-alcoholic drink at the House of Blues before heading to the Cirque du Soleil next door for the famous "La Nouba" show.

#4: Characters in Flight Experience

The Characters in Flight balloon ride can be the perfect ending to your romantic evening at Walt Disney World. Hop aboard this balloon right before the fireworks display at the Magic Kingdom and watch the show from 300 feet in the air. Take in the 10-mile panorama of Lake Buena Vista for a full six minutes in the air.

#5: Sweet Treats at the Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop

Make dessert the highlight of date night with a trip to the Ghirardelli® Soda Fountain & Chocolate Shop in the Downtown Disney Marketplace. This is the place to share an over-the-top hot fudge sundae like "The Gold Rush" or "The Cable Car", sample dozens of different Ghirardelli ice cream flavors, or enjoy some thick chocolate milkshakes and baked treats.