Disney theme parks can be some of the most magical places on earth. So, it’s no surprise that people have been using the magical fairytale setting of the parks as the site for their marriage proposals to their soul mates for years. But, where is the best place in the park to propose? Well, the possibilities are endless. Depending on your personality, there are thousands of places that you could choose between Walt Disney World and Disneyland alone. We took a poll on our Facebook group and got some great responses, and the result is the following Top 10 Places To Propose At Disney Theme Parks.
10. Mad Hatter’s Tea Party at sunset
The setting for the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party teacups ride in either Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World or Disneyland makes a beautiful setting for a marriage proposal, especially at sunset. This is a beautiful, yet whimsical, place if you want to infuse fantasy and hilarity in your moment to be remembered for all the days of your lives.
9. During Illuminations
Illuminations, the night time fireworks show at Epcot, is an amazing experience. Explosive fireworks and pyrotechnics, heartwarming music, and 20 torches lighting up the night sky around the World Showcase Lagoon could be the perfect setting you need for your proposal. There are different countries to choose from as you can view Illuminations from any of the 11 World Showcase pavilions: Mexico, Norway, China, Germany, Italy, America, Japan, Morocco, France, United Kingdom, and Canada.
8. The beach at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort
One of the more exotic resorts right across from Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. Nestled on the shores of the Seven Seas Lagoon, the Poly has great beachside spots that give you a waterfront view of Cinderella Castle in the distance. There are even over-the-water bungalows that might give you the impression that you’re actually in a Hawaiian tropical paradise.
7. Sleeping Beauty walkthrough
One of Disneyland’s oldest attractions is located inside the centerpiece of the park, Sleeping Beauty Castle. Sleeping Beauty is a romantic fairytale that has been entertaining lovers for generations, and the Sleeping Beauty walkthrough located in Sleeping Beauty castle is a retelling of the timeless tale. One scene that might make for the perfect place to get down on one knee is the scene in the walkthrough when the prince awakens Princess Aurora with true love’s kiss. It’s romantic, it’s timeless, and it’s a fairytale dream come true.
6. The finish line of a RunDisney race
Bonnie and Andy Jackson
Many people look at marriage as a lifetime of ups and downs to be experienced together for better or worse. Some might even say it’s a marathon and not a sprint. Perhaps you might want to celebrate the completion of a RunDisney race by proposing to your loved one at the finish line, whether it’s a marathon, half marathon, 10K, or a 5K. What better way to symbolize the long haul that you’re prepared to go through for your one and only true love.
5. The Blue Bayou
The Blue Bayou restaurant in Disneyland’s New Orleans Square has just about everything you could ask for in a romantic setting to pop the question. Though it can be quite crowded, the setting is dimly lit and surrounded by New Orleans architecture and cuisine. The beauty of this location is that it is an indoor restaurant that feels like you are outdoors in New Orleans at dusk. And, of course, it doesn’t hurt that it overlooks a river, complete with fireflies, with boats from the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction floating by.
4. In between Cinderella Castle and Prince Charming Regal Carousel
The courtyard behind Cinderella Castle and in front of Prince Charming Regal Carousel (previously named Cinderella’s Golden Carousel) is a fairytale setting that is the epitome of Fantasyland. The courtyard is regal and it invokes a feeling of being at a medieval fair. The nearby carousel is an authentic carousel built in 1917 and originally located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit, Michigan. It was restored and relocated to Magic Kingdom in 1971 when the park opened. The 90-year-old carousel plays Kaliope renditions of classic Disney songs and adds, not only a picturesque backdrop, but a romantic audio soundtrack to your special moment.
3. Carthay Circle
Located in Disney’s California Adventure theme park directly across the esplanade from Disneyland, Carthay Circle is more than just a restaurant. Sitting at the end of Buena Vista Street, it is a replica of a Hollywood icon from the Golden-age of the silver screen. The original Carthay Circle Theatre opened on San Vicente Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA in 1926. It has a special place in Disney history, because it is the theater that Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarves debuted in 1937. Aside from the historical importance, the area located just outside the restaurant is beautiful. The combination of the lit fountain and the evening sky, complimented with the elegant exterior lighting of the building, create a romantic atmosphere that anyone would want to say “YES!” in.
2. Snow White’s fountain (Disneyland) or Cinderella’s Wishing Well (Magic Kingdom)
One of Disneyland’s most beautiful places to visit is Snow White’s Fountain, located in Snow White’s Grotto on the east side of Sleeping Beauty Castle. A statue of Snow White sits atop a cascading waterfall surrounded by each of the seven dwarves and various woodland creatures. Try kneeling down on the bridge in front of the waterfall for maximum effect.
Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom has a more subtle aquatic homage to its castle’s resident, Cinderella, located on a quiet little tucked away path that leads from Tomorrowland to the right side of the castle. This is a nice place for people who want to propose in a Disney park without several hundred onlookers cheering you on.
1. The Castle
Whether you are talking about Cinderella Castle in Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom or Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty Castle, you can’t go wrong with this romantic and majestic backdrop. The regal castles not only look amazing in the background, but they also represent some of the most romantic fairytales in history. Be sure to have a Disney Photopass cast member capture your proposal. You can usually find a Photopass photographer in several locations around either castle.