Ideas for Intimate Marriage Proposals & Engagements
Not only a wedding or honeymoon destination, but Walt Disney World is also a picture-perfect place for a proposal and a romantic vacation to celebrate a couple’s engagement.
Walt Disney World – which has called itself the place “where dreams come true” – is a very popular spot for U.S. honeymoons and destination weddings. With its fairy-tale setting, nightly fireworks shows, and lush landscaping and sandy beaches, nightly fireworks show, it’s no surprise that Walt Disney World appeals to couples beginning their lives together. Those same qualities make Disney World a romantic place for marriage proposals and engagement celebrations.
Here are some suggestions for an intimate Walt Disney World proposal, even if surrounded by cast members and other Disney guests. These sites can become the backdrop for a couple’s private moment or be sprinkled with some extra pixie dust with the help of Disney’s Fairy Tale Engagements, whose Dream Makers can arrange for anything from flowers to private cruises.
Marriage Proposals at the Magic Kingdom
With the views of Cinderella Castle, Magic Kingdom is an especially iconic locale – especially during the Wishes fireworks at night. The rose garden in front of the castle is a particularly lovely spot for a proposal inside the theme park.
For a view of the Magic Kingdom and Castle outside the park, the beaches at the Polynesian and Grand Floridian resorts offer romantic views at sunset or during the fireworks and more privacy. The same is true for dinner at the California Grill, at the top of Contemporary Resort, where guests may view the fireworks from its outer deck, then return to fine dining; with advance planning, cast members also can help design memorable ring presentations.
Getting Engaged at Epcot
In Epcot’s Future World, the Coral Reef Restaurant inside The Living Seas pavilion offers a striking underwater view. Make arrangements in advance for a window seat and some assistance, and a scuba diver will pop the question on a diving board while a wait staff member will pop the cork on a celebratory bottle of bubbly.
Many of Epcot’s World Showcase Pavilions offer quiet and picturesque spots for a simple, low-key proposal. Pick a favorite country, or head to the gardens of Japan or the United Kingdom, the waterfalls in Canada, or the fountains of Italy, France, and Morocco.
Epcot’s IllumiNations night show, as with Wishes, is a stunning scene for a proposal. Try the promenade in front of Italy, the 2nd-floor balcony of the Mitsukoshi Department Store in Japan, or a timed dinner at the Bistro de Paris in France. For an all-out IllumiNations engagement experience, reserve an Illuminations Cruise for the best seats in the house.
Celebrating Romance at the Disney Resorts
Disney’s resorts can also offer just the right atmosphere for a private proposal. Resorts offer balconies, beaches, and scenic walks for an outdoor proposal. Port Orleans Riverside, Saratoga Springs, and Fort Wilderness also offer cozy carriage rides.
Alternately, a proposal might take advantage of a Disney resort’s guests’ services and amenities. For instance, arranging in advance for private dining (room service) can ensure a truly intimate affair for popping the question. Lobby concierge services or Disney Florist can provide details like a celebratory cake, floral arrangements, and gift baskets.
Club-level concierge services at the resorts are particularly adept at setting the scene for a memorable proposal. Consider the elegance of Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa’s Grand Staircase, complete with piano accompaniment. Or an in-room dining experience, complete with rose petals, chocolate-covered strawberries, and chilled champagne.
Planning the Disney Marriage Proposal and Enhancing the Engagement
Walt Disney World enables couples to get engaged in a variety of ways, from the simple and spontaneous, to romantic Signature Disney touches, to all-out dream proposals coordinated with Disney’s Fairy Tale Engagements team. Guests planning a romantic getaway to propose or celebrate an engagement can always use the Walt Disney World online or through its general number: 407-W-DISNEY (407-934-7639).
The following are also useful Disney contact numbers:
- Disney’s Fairy Tale Engagements/Disney Floral & Gifts: 407-827-3505
- Walt Disney World Dining: 407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463)
- Boating Excursions & Carriage Rides: 407-WDW-PLAY (407-939-7529)
With the right place, any place in Walt Disney World – or anywhere else, for that matter – can be romantic and memorable. But for a particularly special occasion like a marriage proposal, with perhaps a return for a Disney wedding or honeymoon for their own “happily ever after” celebration, these places can enhance the magic of the moment.