Disney World as a first date? It could be a good indication of compatibility

You finally got the nerve up to ask your crush out on a date and of all the things you could do, you both choose to do Disney World. Is this a smart idea? You could learn a lot about each other.
Fireworks explode above the lake around World Showcase at Epcot. Photo by Brian Miller
Fireworks explode above the lake around World Showcase at Epcot. Photo by Brian Miller /

Imagine going on your first date at a Disney World park, or at Disneyland/Adventure Island. In fact, you could probably put any theme park into the equation and ask yourself, is it really first date material?

Personally, if you are trying to figure out if you are compatible, it might just be the best place to start.

On most dates, you might take in a movie, which honestly, unless you are a teenager isn't really a good idea as you spend at least two hours of the date not talking. You will likely take in a dinner and as we all know about dining out, finding the right restaurant can be tricky.

Maybe you decide to hang out at a party, go to a concert, or visit a wine tasting session. It's been 31 years since I went on a date but that doesn't mean I don't remember that awkward first night.

A date at Disney is not just a couple of hours long. It could be a very long day and if you realize half-way through that the other person isn't it, the rest of the day is a watching your watch for the exit. But if it goes well, imagine all you can do.

EPCOT - Take your date on a tour around the world.

Take in a concert! - Throughout the year there are concert series or at the very least shows that you can attend. During the Food and Wine Festival, those concerts might be older mainstream acts but they are still a lot of fun.

Wine tasting - Regardless of the time of year, or the festival, at EPCOT you can still try wines in Italy and France.

Food - Festival or not, each World Showcase pavilion has a unique flavor or as is really the case, many flavors. Why not start in France and maybe the 2nd date can be in Italy or Japan.

The fun part of all this is you can have fun, get to know each other while also seeing the patience the other may or in some case may not have. Let's face it, not everything at Disney is smooth sailing.

Animal Kingdom - I suppose going to AK for a first date is doable. There are plenty of attractions and easy conversation starters for certain!

Magic Kingdom - MK is always a potential first date spot because no matter how you slice it, there is a romantacism to it. Add in the fact that MK is really kid friendly you might just find out if your first date has any desire for kids down the road, I mean you should get a pretty idea after 8 hours in the park.

Hollywood Studios - Sure, I mean if your date is a Star Wars geek then HS makes a lot of sense but on a scale of one to four with EPCOT being a 1 and at the top of first date Disney World locations, HS is probably the 4 of the 4.

No matter where you go, Disney World is a perfect option for a first date especially if you find out that the date is an AP holder because you find out if they like the same things that you do or maybe you each learn something new that you didn't know.