Thinking of popping the question at Disney World? Here are our five fun proposal ideas

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We recently learned that you can now get married in the Magic Kingdom with a lovely view of Cinderella Castle right behind you. The price for that starts at “if you have to ask” and goes up from there. But guests have always been able to enjoy one of life’s other matrimonial ceremonies for free in the Magic Kingdom – the wedding proposal (aka popping the question). We have a few suggestions for your fun Disney proposal:

Tony’s Town Square Restaurant – If your guy or gal is a fan of the Disney classics, this could be the perfect place to pop the question. Located in Magic Kingdom’s Town Square, Tony’s is open for lunch or dinner on a bella note as the Main Street Electrical Parade passes by the window. Themed after the restaurant featured in the most famous scene in Lady and the Tramp, Tony’s not only has a charming atmosphere, but they also serve great food. With a little help from a waiter, your ring could even be served with a giant plate of spaghetti and meatballs.

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Main Street U.S.A. with a little help from the Dapper Dans – What’s more romantic than a serenade? By enlisting a little help from the Dapper Dans, Magic Kingdom’s singing and performing (and impeccably dressed) barbershop quartet, you’ll proposal will be unforgettable. This one will take a little pre-planning and some help from cast members, but the Dans are professionals and make getting engaged a moment to sing about. (For overkill, propose with the Dapper Dans on Dapper Day while dressed most dapperly!)

Splash Mountain – There’s no tunnel of love at WDW, but there is a log-ride roller coaster which is the next best thing if you’re looking to get engaged. Once you board Splash Mountain, you’ll have about ten romantic minutes of lazy boat ride through the story of Brer Rabbit to muster up the courage to pop the question before the 52.5 foot drop. The ride camera will capture the look on your partner’s face as they scream an excited “Yes!” (among other maybe other things, since they are plummeting down the side of a mountain). What better time to take the plunge than while literally taking the plunge? (Seriously though, probably keep the ring in your pocket until the end of the ride. WDW is only responsible for the two month’s salary you spent on your trip, not the one you spent on the ring)

World Showcase, EPCOT – So, maybe a trip around the world isn’t in the proposal budget. That doesn’t mean you can’t still pop the question in front of the Eiffel Tower. At EPCOT’s World Showcase, France is just a hop-skip-and-a-jump away from America. In fact, there are eleven different countries represented here (Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, the United States, Japan, Morocco, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada), each with their own iconic symbol of their homeland. If the Eiffel Tower isn’t the place you want to pledge your love to your partner, check out the tea gardens in the United Kingdom, or the incredible fountain in Morocco. If you’re planning a trip during the spring, you’ll have the added beauty of the Flower and Garden Festival blooming all around you as you get down on bended knee.

Cinderella’s Castle – If you’re lucky enough to find a fairy tale romance, there’s no better place to get engaged than in front of Cinderella’s Castle. The castle has long been an icon representing happiness, fun, and togetherness –all also characteristics of great marriage. Additionally, if you opt for a nighttime proposal, you’ll have the bonus feature of celebratory fireworks lighting up the sky! And don’t forget, there are always Disney photographers nearby. With a head’s up, they can even capture the moment for you on camera.

What other romantic locations can you think of for a proposal? Or did you, perhaps, pop the question at Disney? Share your story in the comments.

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8 thoughts on “Thinking of popping the question at Disney World? Here are our five fun proposal ideas

  1. William Kish

    I took my [now] wife on a fireworks cruise out of the Poly. Rented the boat for the two of us. Had a bottle of wine waiting. Then asked her to marry me right as the fireworks started. All of the other boats in the area cheered when she said yes! Had some amazing photos of the moment with the fireworks and magic kingdom as the backdrop.

  2. Craig Fergus

    I asked my wife to marry me after watching Wishes from the rooftop of Disney’s Contemporary Hotel at the California Grill. Everyone else had headed back inside but I managed to keep Emma out there enjoying the view until we were the only people left. Emma had no idea that I was about to propose and, although we are both from Scotland, we met while both working at the Magic Kingdom on an international program so it seemed like the perfect place to ask the question! We then returned to Walt Disney World 2 years later with 20 family and friends to get married at Disney’s Wedding Pavilion.

  3. Regina Schroer

    We got engaged in front of Cinderellas castle during the fireworks!!! Best memory every and finally explained why he had to go to the bathroom so much that day, he was afraid he’d lose the ring!!!

  4. Yves Douville

    I asked her on the Poly beach during Wishes, before the bungalow block the view!

    15 years of hapiness

  5. Shannon

    I was proposed to on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon. We were along the water next to Narcosses with a view of the sunset and Cinderella’s castle in the distance. We were the only ones around, which is quite a feat at Disney World. It was amazing.

  6. Anthony todd

    4th November 2007 i proposed to my wife just outside the Christmas shop in magic kingdom

  7. Jason

    I proposed to my fiancé on the beach at the Polynesian overlooking the Magic Kingdom last year. It’s always been my favorite place in all of WDW, and now it’s even more special.

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