Couple executes stealth wedding inside Disneyland

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I married my most amazing Disney wife on a balcony of the Grand Californian overlooking Disney California Adventure, but I’ve often thought about how a couple could get married inside Disneyland without paying the somewhat exorbitant fees the company charges for an in park gathering.

You’d have to keep it low-key, a tuxedo and wedding dress wouldn’t even make it through the main gate (on the other hand, on of the unofficial or approved Dapper Days at the park would be perfect opportunity to add some unique style). You would also want to find a place where the natural rhythm of the park provides enough time to hold a short, but sweet, ceremony.

My thought was that a pre-sunset trip on the Mark Twain would be perfect, but this month, a couple pulled it off inside the Enchanted Tiki Room.

An operation like this hinges on two things: speed, and audacity. The speed part is easy: A marriage may last a lifetime, but there’s no reason a wedding needs to go longer than 90 seconds if you break it down to basics: vows, rings, kiss, and you’re done. The second part is harder: Since 25 people (including seven children) just can’t stay completely under the radar no matter how hard you try, the only thing to do is power through on chutzpah. If you tell yourself you can’t get caught, it becomes true. Probably.

Read the whole story from a reporter who was the best-man at the wedding.

Where would you try to hold a stealth wedding if you thought you could get away with it? If so, where would you try to hold it?

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7 thoughts on “Couple executes stealth wedding inside Disneyland

  1. Charles

    Those are great stories, John. Thanks for sharing. And congratulations to you and your amazing Disney bride.

  2. Wendi

    In Florida we hired a notary, bought her a park pass to MK. Bought wedding ear hats, and the 3 of us got on the people mover. By the time we got off, we were married. Totally under the radar.

  3. paulyd

    Congratulations, that is a great and memorable wedding to be sure, thanks for sharing your experience. I would consider doing it in Disneyland by Snow White grotto, the small hidden path between Columbia sailing ship and Splash Mountain landing or the Alfresco Tasting Terrace at California Adventure.

  4. Patricia

    I’d love to get a stealth wedding while on the carousel behind the castle in Disenyworld. We could have someone marry us while we are riding the carousel ponies. Perfection.

  5. Carrie

    I made my daughter a notary in Florida and we went out on the knoll at the Polynesian facing the Magic Kingdom and she discreetly married us there. My son stood by our side. It WAS MAGICAL!

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