Top 10 Date Night Ideas In Orlando, Florida

date night ideas in orlando
Ryan Joshua
Ryan Joshua 
| 4 min read

With all of the fun places and amazing activities that you can experience in Orlando, surely you won’t run out of something to do while you are in the city. Orlando is full of adventure places, amusement parks, oceanariums, shopping centers, and restaurants that you and your family will surely love and enjoy. However, if you are coming to the city with your special someone or if you and your husband or wife want to take some time for yourselves, then the city also has something for you to rekindle your relationship. Here are the top date night ideas in Orlando, Florida, that we’re sure you would want to experience on your trip.

1. See the gorgeous Disney Fireworks

Disney Fireworks
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Watching the very breathtaking fireworks display at Walt Disney World would be the best way to end your date night. Three out of the four theme parks offer splendid fireworks displays every night at Walt Disney World. However, if you are having a date night on a budget, then the good news is that you don’t have to be at these theme parks itself as you can see it even from the outskirts of the amusement park.

Disney Fireworks

Address: Orlando, FL, United States

Website: Disney Fireworks

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2. Have a splendid dinner at Universal CityWalk

Universal CityWalk
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Spend most of your date night at the heart of the Universal CityWalk. Have a hearty dinner, watch a romantic movie, have a little fun by playing a round of minigolf, sing your heart out with a karaoke night, go dancing and clubbing - you can do everything with your significant other at Universal CityWalk with its countless establishments. You would also want to catch the comedic and wacky show of the Blue Man Group while you’re there.

Universal CityWalk Dinner

Address: 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando, Florida, USA

Website: Universal CityWalk Dinner

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 8am - 10pm; Fri - Sun: 8am - 12am

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3. Watch a movie at Enzian Theater

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One of the best date nights that you can experience in Orlando is by spending it at the cozy Enzian Theater, one of the first dine-in theaters in the city. The theater is home to the prestigious Florida Film Festival every April. It also regularly shows amazing and award-winning indie films, classic movies, and great selections on its outdoor screen every other Wednesday night. Make sure to buy your tickets online in advance for a hassle-free movie night experience with your loved one.

Enzian Theater

Address: 1300 Orlando Ave, Maitland, FL 32751, United States

Website: Enzian Theater

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4. Stroll around and take a swan boat ride at Lake Eola

The Paramount on Lake Eola
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Walking and strolling through a park while holding each other’s hands at night is a staple when it comes to date nights. The best place to do this in Orlando is at Lake Eola. Spend the night just talking and appreciating the environment at the Pagoda Gazebo, where you can have the best views of the lake, especially when the fountain and the gazebo itself get lit up at night. You can also paddle and get cozy across the lake with your special someone by renting one of their swan paddle boats.

Lake Eola

Address: 512 E Washington St, Orlando, FL 32801, United States

Opening hours: 6am - 12am (daily)

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5. See the entirety of Orlando from The Wheel at ICON Park (from USD 28.0)

Known to be one of the most glimmering entertainment districts in Orlando, ICON 360 has a lot to offer for an unforgettable date night. The star of the entertainment district is ICON Orlando, the tallest observation wheel on the United States’ east coast. Get to see the whole city of Orlando from a bird’s-eye view as the wheel takes you 400 feet (122 meters) up in the sky.

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The Wheel at ICON Park

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6. Have a movie night at Leu Garden

Leu Garden
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When the skies are clear and the stars are lit at night, you and your special someone can spread a blanket, snuggle up, and watch a movie at the gorgeous Harry P. Leu Gardens. This beautiful 50-acre (20.23-hectare) park in Florida is known for its movie nights every first Friday of the month where hundreds of couples spend their night watching romantic and blockbuster movies.

Leu Garden

Address: 1920 N Forest Ave, Orlando, FL 32803, United States

Website: Leu Garden

Opening hours: 9am - 5pm (daily)

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7. Discover amazing wines and art at Thornton Park

Thornton Park/South Eola
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Spend the night with your loved one over amazing food, great wine, shopping, and seeing different kinds of art showcased by some of Orlando’s best artists at Thornton Park. For just USD 15 each, you and your loved one will get a wristband, a wine glass, and a map of over 25 areas where you will be greeted with a hearty glass of wine. If you are looking for something sophisticated yet fun experience, then Thornton Park is the best place to go.

Thornton Park

Address: Thornton Park, Orlando. Florida, USA

Website: Thornton Park

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8. Gaze at the stars at Crosby Observatory

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Who said science and astronomy can’t be romantic? At the top of Orlando Science Center is Crosby Observatory, a domed observatory where you and your special someone can see the planets, stars, and other celestial objects if your timing is right. Both of you will surely find seeing Jupiter’s moons, Saturn’s rings, galaxies, and nebulas romantic as you spend the evening at the observatory.

Crosby Observatory at Orlando Science Center

Address: 777 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803, USA

Website: Crosby Observatory at Orlando Science Center

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9. Laugh out loud at SAK Comedy Lab

Comedy bar
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As they say, “a couple who laughs together, stays together.” Laugh your heart out with your significant other as you hear the jokes, limericks, and banters from the comedic performances at SAK Comedy Lab. Be entertained and let your funny bone be tickled that night by SAK Comedy Lab’s funny improv actors and comedians. Don’t worry as tickets are inexpensive. Florida residents can even enjoy a special deal.

SAK Comedy Lab

Address: 29 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801, United States

Website: SAK Comedy Lab

Opening hours: Tue - Thu: 1pm - 5pm; Fri: 1pm - 9pm; Sat: 3pm - 11pm (closed on Sun & Mon)

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10. Spend the night at Disney Springs

Top Date Night Ideas In Orlando, Florida
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Known to be Walt Disney World’s entertainment district, there’s surely a lot of fun and romantic things that you and your partner can do for a date night in Disney Springs. This amazing amusement park has a total of 120 acres (49 hectares) and is divided into four neighborhoods, namely The Landing, Marketplace, West Side, and Town Center. Each of these neighborhoods boasts of its great boutiques, world-renowned restaurants, and world-class entertainment. The best way to spend your date night in Disney Springs is by having a great dinner at one of the restaurants and watching a movie at the 24-screen AMC cinema complex.

Disney Springs

Address: 1486 Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830, United States

Website: Disney Springs

Opening hours: Sun - Thu: 10am - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 10am - 11pm

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Spend a romantic date night in Orlando, Florida

Orlando in Florida indeed has more than just family-friendly activities. Couples also have something to do in the city. Make sure to do one or even all of these things as you spend a great night in Orlando with your significant other. Have fun!

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Ryan is a Computer Engineer with a heart for traveling and writing. Born in Pasay City, Philippines, and raised in Melbourne, Australia, he is now based in the Philippines' City of Smiles, Bacolod...Read more

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