Once Upon A Time, many years before this blog was started, (and on only his second trip to Disney World!), David proposed to me in front of Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World. It was Christmastime, and the Magic Kingdom was dressed in its best. That morning, he gave me a poster, listing hundreds of reasons that he wanted to marry me, and that afternoon, he got on one knee in front of Main Street, in eye shot of the Castle. And then we lived happily ever after.

20161125-ljp_6370Now that we’ve bored you with our back story, let’s talk about proposing in GENERAL at Walt Disney World. It’s one of the most popular Honeymoon destinations in the world, as well as weddings AND proposals. So are you thinking about proposing? (or thinking about getting proposed to?) The most magical place on earth is a great backdrop! Today, we’re sharing our tips and tricks to make your proposal even more magical.

20161124-ljp_61261. Make A Cast Member Your Accomplice
Whether it’s talking Mickey Mouse, her favorite princess, or the custodian that is excellent at making water art on the street, there’s not a Cast Member around that won’t be your accomplice (unless they’re already doing something, like running a ride or a parade!), in helping you propose. We’ve seen proposals where Mickey helps propose, etc.

20161204-ljp_82862. Pick Your Location Carefully
What do you like? More importantly, what does your future fiance like? I’m a very outgoing personality – I don’t mind crowds at all. So I loved being proposed to, with a lot of people around. I have close friends that would have HATED that. If your future fiance is more of an introvert, maybe pick a spot that’s more secluded, like Cinderella’s wishing well, or one of the gardens at Epcot, so you can have a more private moment. If you have a more extroverted partner, go ahead and make it a production!

20161203-ljp_81903. Grab A Photographer
Right before David proposed, he grabbed a photopass photographer, and let him know what was going on, and asked him to follow him. He did, no questions asked. I’m not guaranteeing that this will always be the case, and that they will always be able to do this – but in our case they were, and it doesn’t hurt to try. This way, you can get photos of your proposal, from a professional.

20161126-ljp_71234. Make A Dinner Reservation For After
There’s so much hype right after the proposal – we recommend making a dinner reservation somewhere a little quiet, and tucked out of the way, so you have some time as a couple after, just for the two of you, to celebrate together.

dsc_64455. Document It With A Souvenir
One of the best choices we made the day we got engaged, was to head over to the Christmas shop in the Magic Kingdom, and get an ornament, with an inscription on it, to commemorate the day. It’s always our favorite ornament to unpack each year, as it reminds us of such happy times.

20161126-ljp_7075No matter how you chose to propose, we know that doing it as Disney will be a memorable experience, and will make the parks even more special for you.