At Walt Disney World Resort, there’s something for everyone – fun rides, delicious treats, and countless memory-making moments. Whether this is your first trip to Orlando or your twentieth, a bachelorette party in the parks can be a special opportunity to experience the unique magic of Disney with your closest friends.
Even so, we know planning a bachelorette getaway can be daunting – and even more so when there are so many things to see, and so much fun to be had. But don’t worry! We’ve got all the information you need to make sure every one of your besties has a magical time at The Most Magical Place on Earth while celebrating you like the princess you are.
All About the Parks
Disney World is home to four unique parks: Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom. The resort also has two waterparks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, if you need to cool down after a few days in the Florida sun.
While it’s amazing that the resort offers so much variety across the four parks, we definitely suggest coming up with a strategy to make sure you’re prioritizing the things your group wants to see most, depending on how much time you have for your trip.
Here’s a quick rundown on the highlights of each park:
When you picture quintessential Disney World, you’re probably thinking of Magic Kingdom. This iconic park is home to classic rides and attractions like Cinderella Castle, Space Mountain, Main Street U.S.A., and It’s a Small World. You’ll also find plenty of characters including princesses or Mickey himself waiting here for meet & greets. At night, gather on Main Street or by Cinderella’s Castle to catch the Disney Enchantment fireworks and projection mapping show.
EPCOT is home to over 40 attractions designed to celebrate human ingenuity and technology, like Spaceship Earth. However, the food is the star of the show here, and you can spend a day sampling foods from around the globe at the World Showcase pavilions. We suggest ending the night at the new Harmonious pyrotechnics light show.
Hollywood Studios is an exciting park that takes you back to Hollywood’s heyday. It’s the best place to get a taste of Hollywood magic with attractions like the Tower of Terror, the Pixar Cars experience, or the Toy Story-inspired Slinky Dog Dash. You can also have a blast with character meet-and-greets or catch a show like Beauty and the Beast – Live on Stage, or the Frozen sing-a-long.
Animal Kingdom is the ultimate animal lover’s paradise, giving guests an up-close experience with wildlife. With over 250 species in the park, Animal Kingdom offers a unique variety of experiences, from taking a Kilimanjaro Safari drive or exploring the Avatar-inspired Pandora – The World of Avatar. Don’t miss seeing a performance of Festival of the Lion King, a Broadway-style show featuring classic songs from the movie!
Tip: In addition to creating a plan for your visit, you might also want to consider splurging on Genie+ access, which will let you make Lightning Lane reservations for popular rides, so you can spend less time waiting in line and more time having fun!
What to Eat
While you might have come to Disney World for the rides and shows, the resort is also a foodie’s paradise, with tons of delicious food to be found throughout the parks.
First up, there are tons of Mickey Mouse treats, from pretzels to waffles to cookies found at different vendors in each park. Their iconic shape with Mickey’s signature ears makes them extra fun, and tasty too!
If you’re ready to get the party going, head to EPCOT’s France Pavilion to try a refreshing frozen Grey Goose Citron Lemon Slush.
You can’t leave without trying at least one Dole Whip cup – though you might find yourselves ordering them multiple times a day! Dole Whip is a pineapple-flavored treat that can be enjoyed as either a smooth dairy-free soft serve or as a float with pineapple juice, and you can find these at a few spots, but most reliably at Aloha Isle in Adventureland.
If you’d prefer a sit-down meal, head to Teppan Edo in EPCOT for a hibachi experience with a chef preparing your dinner live in front of you, or Wine Bar George in Disney Springs for an upscale night out enjoying small plates paired with 140+ sommelier-chosen wines.
Of course, no bachelorette party is complete without brunch. Start your day with mimosas and waffles at the Grand Floridian Café before heading out for an action-packed day.
Stay in Style
Disney has 22 owned & operated resorts and hotels on-site at Walt Disney World, so there are plenty of options to find the right fit for your group.
If you have a bigger group, Old Key West has spacious villas, plus quick access to the parks and ferry service to Disney Springs right from the hotel, which is great for nights out. The Grand Floridian is centrally located just one stop from Magic Kingdom on the monorail, and it has a killer spa on-site. Staying at a Disney-owned property may also give you some perks like better views of the fireworks from certain hotel locations, easy access to transportation, or extended park hours.
Airbnb is also an option, and there are plenty of rentals in the area. You might want to consider booking one with a private pool to have your own retreat to relax in after a long day of walking through the parks!
What to Do
While you can definitely fill your days on the many rides and attractions scattered throughout the parks, there are some fun ways to make your bachelorette trip extra special.
EPCOT Bar Crawl
Create your own bar crawl with the Drinking Around the World Showcase as you walk between the park’s 11 pavilions, designed to represent countries including Mexico, France, Germany, and more. Stop at each one to try a unique themed drink!
Private Fireworks Cruise
If your group is in the mood to splurge, you can book a private boat ride from the marina at the Polynesian or Grand Floridian to catch the nightly fireworks above the Seven Seas Lagoon.
Hit the Town
Head out for a night on the town at Disney Springs, a complex on the WDW property packed with restaurants, bars, and shopping. Hit up Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar for chic speakeasy vibes or stop by Paradiso 37 for killer margaritas and views over the water.
Dress the Part
Part of the fun in visiting Disney World is having an excuse to channel your inner child and freely rep your Disney love. What better way to do that than with a pair of Mickey’s iconic mouse ears? We love this Bride Squad set, because #glitter, of course.
These Disney fanny packs also come in clutch for carrying essentials during long park days. Throw in some sunscreen, shades, and a camera for capturing amazing memories with your squad!
Let the Fairytale Begin…
With so much to do at Disney World, it can be hard to decide what to do first, but hopefully, our guide has given you some inspiration on how to make the most of your bachelorette trip to Disney and bring your fairytale to life.
We’d love to see pictures from your Disney World bachelorette trip. Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram @BDR if you found this guide helpful!