An Orlando and Disney Bachelorette Party Guide to Plan Your Weekend
If you thought Disney World was just for kids, think again. An Orlando bachelorette party is just the ticket to impress any bride with a love for princess, Harry Potter, and all things magic. From theme park rides and treats to plenty of adult-friendly fun, you'll find plenty to do and see on an Orlando bachelorette weekend. But first things first: Find some gear from The Knot Shop to outfit your squad so you don't lose them in the parks (and yes, Disney bachelorette gear is a thing).
What Are Some Orlando Bachelorette Party Ideas?
It should be no surprise that the theme of your weekend may be park-focused. But with so many park options, where do you begin?
For the Magic Kingdom
If your bride is a classic Disney fan, focus your Orlando bachelorette party in Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Epcot. The two parks will pack plenty princess magic into your weekend (hello, Cinderella's Castle) and plenty of more mature fun (taste your way through all 11 countries of Epcot). Plus, you'll enjoy Disney Springs' restaurants and entertainment at night.
For the Potter Heads
Harry Potter fanatics need look no further than Universal's Wizarding World of Harry Potter. You'll need at least two days to explore all the magic, which is divided between Universal's Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios. Plus, you can still enjoy downtown Orlando and Disney Springs at night.
For the Line Skippers
If you're not feeling the Disney or Potter vibe, Orlando still offers plenty, with delicious restaurants, IceBars, and rooftop bars, nearby Everglade tours, and shopping options.
What Do You Do at a Bachelorette Party in Orlando?
Your Orlando bachelorette party should be loaded with a great mix of adult nightlife and daytime fun in the city's top theme parks. Start by buying park hopper passes to get the best bang for your buck and see the most of the parks. Then, take it day-by-day with this ultimate 3-day itinerary.
Morning: Get an early start to your day at Disney's Magic Kingdom. Caffeinate and grab a quick bite at the Main Street Bakery before making your way to the top rides: Splash Mountain, Space Mountain, Tomorrowland, and plenty more. Don't forget a group photo opp in front of Cinderella's Castle. Consider hiring a photographer from Flytographer to snap pro pics of you and your tribe in your mouse ears to have quality keepsakes from your trip.
Afternoon: Thankfully, Park Hopper Passes allow you to visit more than one park in a day. After you've had your fill of princesses in the Magic Kingdom, head to Epcot. Instead of sitting down at one restaurant for lunch, sample from all 11 countries—including France, the U.S., and Japan. Each region offers its own authentic bites. Don't forget to stop at Tutto Gusto Wine Cellar in Italy where you can sample from more than 200 wines.Or if tequila is more your flavor, head to La Cava de del Tequila in Mexico. And in Germany, you can celebrate Oktoberfest anytime of year at the Biergarten Restaurant. Of course, hop on rides and visit the attractions while you're in the park.
Evening: You may need a nap to rest your weary feat after doing double park duty in one day, but it will be well worth your while to make it to The Landing in Disney Springs for dinner and a night out. For dinner, the Boathouse offers waterfront dining and fresh seafood options. Or you can opt to eat on board the Venezia, an Italian-style water taxi, while you cruise Lake Buena Vista. After dinner is over, head to Abracadabra Bar on the Disney Boardwalk, where creative cocktails come with their own form of magic. The Stargazers Bar is a great option in the town center for live music and outdoor drinking.
Morning: Begin your day with breakfast at Three Broomsticks. That's right, you've officially entered the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Spend the morning exploring Hogsmeade (also known as Universal's Island of Adventure). Experiences here include Hogwarts castle, Hagrid's Magical Creature Motorbike Adventure, and Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey.
Afternoon: Board the Hogwarts Express to park-hop into Diagan Alley (a.k.a. Universal Studios Orlando). On this side of the park, start with lunch at the Leaky Cauldron (don't forget a glass of butterbeer!), choose a wand for the bride from Ollivander's, and travel deep below the vaults at Gringotts.
Evening: If your feet can stand it, stay in Universal for a night of fun. Dinner is at the Toothsome Chocolate Emporium & Savory Feast Kitchen, where your entree options range from savory flatbreads to grilled teriyaki salmon. But the real treat is dessert: artisanal milkshakes (think Heavenly Hazelnut, Red Velvet, or Cookie Jar), gourmet sundaes, and options like chocolate brownie bark, bacon brittle, and salted caramel flan are worth blowing any pre-wedding diet. Burn off the calories dancing and singing the night away at City Walk's Rising Star, a karaoke bar with a live band and back up singers.
Morning and Afternoon: You could hit up another park like Disney's Animal Kingdom, or you can take the day to rest, relax, and massage those tired-from-exploring feet. Disney's Senses Spa is the perfect place to park for your last day, with a full spa and salon menu.
Evening: Finish the trip with a luxe dinner back in Epcot. At Takumi-Tei, find an omakase sushi menu, or go really upscale and book the Water Room Chef's table for a nine-course menu. After dinner, bar hop through all 11 countries if you still have the stamina.
Where Should I Stay in Orlando for a Bachelorette Party?
There are plenty of Disney Hotels to choose from when it comes to an Orlando bachelorette party, and often staying in a Disney hotel also offers packaged deals with park passes and spas. Check TripAdvisor for ratings of every hotel. For a high-end option with luxury amenities and spa services, consider the Four Seasons Resort. The Grand Floridian offers equally luxurious offerings, plus one stop on the monorail (it runs through the hotel) to the Magic Kingdom. If you don't want to break your group up into individual rooms, consider renting a waterfront villa at Sarasota Springs Resort and Spa. Disney's Beach Club Resort offers some more budget-friendly options in chic digs close to Epcot. Of course, be sure to check sites like HotelPlanner and Expedia for package park and hotel deals within the resorts.