25 Fun and Fantastic Ways to Propose At Walt Disney World

It's a summery season of love and many a bride dreams of having a June wedding, but June is also a wildly popular time to propose. We've polled some of our Disney minded friends and come up with some fun and fantastic ideas of their best places to propose in Walt Disney World. It's just a little something to get you thinking about where the perfect place would be to ask the one you love!

  1. Simple and classic, one of the most popular places and times to propose is right in front of the castle during the fireworks.

  2. After making a wish at Cinderella's Wishing Well.

  3. While taking a ride on Prince Charming's Regal Carousel.

  4. Right in the middle of Main Street U.S.A.

  5. At their favorite Character Meet & Greet. Characters can't propose for you or touch the ring, but they can watch it all unfold and you know there will be pictures.

  6. At Spice Road Table (or another Epcot Lagoon-side restaurant) just before Illuminations.

  7. Ask your sweetie to take the plunge with you, just before riding Splash Mountain. We don't recommend offering a ring while ON Splash Mountain, make sure that's securely on the finger first.

  8. While ridding the People Mover, it has great views of the Magic Kingdom yet still offers a bit of privacy. Pull the ring out of your pocket while going through the dark portion of Space Mountain for the biggest surprise.

  9. In front of any of the Park Icons, be sure to catch the attention of a PhotoPass photographer if you do!

  10. Turtle Talk With Crush & the Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor could offer an extra bit of fun. Check with the cast members to see if they can toss you a cue!

  11. In front of One Man's Dream so that you can share yours.

  12. Planning on battling galactic evil together? Why not use the force and propose in line for Star Tours.

  13. Book a private fireworks cruise for Wishes or Illuminations. Cruises can be as simple as a pontoon boat, or as extravagant as the Grand 1.

  14. Snuggle up in a hammock on the beach, Magic Kingdom resorts have the benefit of the castle in the background.

  15. Make a special song request to the Dapper Dans and propose during it. I partial to "Let me call you sweetheart" myself.

  16. Around your Resort's Campfire while counting stars above and feeding each other s'mores.

  17. During a Characters in Flight Hot Air Balloon ride at Downtown Disney.

  18. Take an extra monorail ride just to let them know you'd go around the world to be theirs.

  19. Disney's signature restaurant, California Grill, has views beyond compare where you can pledge your love and give them your world.

  20. Lovers of the sea could try a table at Epcot's Coral Reef Restaurant right in front of the giant tank.

  21. You can't go wrong with central Florida's five-diamond fine dining, Victoria & Alberts is the star of Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa.

  22. At the finish line of a Disney Marathon, because marriage is not a sprint.

  23. Take a moment during lunch on Animal Kingdom's Wild Africa Trek.

  24. Have an in-room celebration delivered to your Walt Disney World resort, the Disney florist offers several enchanting options to make the occasion special.

  25. Do they have a spot that they're dreaming of for a Disney Wedding? Propose on their dream spot and promise to bring them back again to make their dreams come true.

If you want to create a moment that's dramatic and over the top - Disney's Enchanted Florist has specialists to help you manage every detail of the perfect fantasy proposal. If you can dream it, they can probably arrange it, but be aware that a Disney managed proposal event is not for the faint of heart when it comes time to pay the bill.

There are so many wonderful ways to magic for the one you love at Walt Disney World, I couldn't possibly list them all. Most importantly proposals should be personal, take time to think about what your loved ones favorite things about Disney are and create a setting that they will most appreciate. If your beloved is a huge Star Wars fan - a Star Tours setting might speak to them more than Cinderella's Wishing Well. If they are a very private person, look to more intimate venues such as a private fireworks cruise rather than right in the middle of Main Street USA, not everyone wants a marching band. The more personal you make the proposal the more memorable it will be.

Were you proposed to at Walt Disney World? Leave us a comment below and share your magical proposal story.

KimberlyN wrote on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:18:

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My hubby proposed to me at WDW on December 28, 2010 (or it could have been early morning on the 29th..) We had dinner that evening at Cinderella's Royal Table, and he thought about doing it then, but.. realized it was too busy (and I'm not one to create a scene). Staying at one of the resorts - we love staying late for the extra magic hours that kick in, so we were going across to try out different rides. He decided he wanted to do it in front of the castle, so kept making excuses to walk across the part in front of it to see if it had cleared out. Once it finally did - he said he wanted to take a picture of the castle without the crowds (and I did too!) I sat down on the ledge of the partners statue taking a picture, and then looked down and he asked me to marry him (with a picture of the ring... coming from Canada over the holidays he was afraid to bring the real thing with him - it was his grandmothers!) I was a bit in shock, and my first response was "are you for real" - and once it sunk in I said yes!

We're celebrating three years of marriage at the end of the month! Can't wait for our next trip to WDW - want to have dinner at the Be Our Guest restaurant! Beauty and the Beast was always my favourite!!

Cassie Humphries wrote on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 15:30:

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I had never been to Disney World, but had always dreamed to go. My boyfriend and his family planned a trip for the week after Christmas. I was so excited. We had planned to go to Magic Kingdom on the first day for their New Year's Eve events but we couldn't get in because the park was at max capacity. So we decided to go to Epcot. The countdown started for the new year... My boyfriend dropped to one knee and proposed right when the new year came in during the fireworks. And the workers at Epcot helped him with a wonderful proposal!

lauren wrote on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 17:18:

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my fiancé proposed to me during wishes fire works. i could not have asked for a better moment. he planned his speech in the middle during the "i wish" sequence. we had a ideal spot right in the center of the castle. thinking of that moment makes me so happy.

Jennifer Schmitt wrote on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 20:54:

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My boyfriend and I went on a family disney vacation just this past February. We spent 3 fantastic days at the Disney world theme parks with my family and had a great time! The 2nd to last day of our vacation by boyfriend and I had an extra day on our passes. We went back to magic kingdom just the two of us and rode all the rides we were not able to do on previous days. We had a great morning. We were walking past the castle and stopped by a little spot off the main walk way just to take it all in. I was busy watching people when I turned around and he was on his knee with ring!! I was so shocked and happy!! It was just us in all the craziness of Disney world! We finished they day on the rest of our favorite rides and got back to the hotel to tell my family! It was a perfect vacation and proposal!! We now love Disney even more because it hold a special place in our hearts!!!

Melanie wrote on Wed, 06/04/2014 - 23:58:

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We went for another date in WDW in Apr 2007. The first time he wanted to propose was after Wishes, my favorite fireworks. It was a mad house in MK that night. Then again at Ghirardellis in DTD, since we shared our first "meal" here (Hot Fudge and Butterscotch Sundae), but again...way too crowded, not a table in sight. Then he planned a nice dinner at California Grill, he was going to ask during the fireworks out on the observation deck...alas, he had not considered that I am terrified of heights and refused to go outside on the roof of the Contemporary. When he said "Just for a few minutes" I should have gotten a clue. After dinner we were going to watch Illuminations from the dock at the Beach Club, but it was cold and rainy. So....where was the magic moment??? The next morning at AK we went to sit on the bench overlooking the Discovery River, with a perfect view of the Tree of Life....And our bench is still there, and we visit it at least once a year!

Emmie wrote on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:13:

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My boyfriend's family took a trip to Disney in 2010 and I was invited along. I flew in a few days later and arrived in the morning and went straight to MK. Around 9pm, my boyfriend said he was tired and I must be too, so he was going to leave before the crowds. I was so disappointed because I love fireworks! I wanted to see them so badly but he insisted. I was quite grumpy on the monorail heading out of the park, hearing the fireworks in the background. A few days later we had dinner at a secret location and it was at the California Grill. The restaurant staff told us we could step outside to watch the fireworks with the music and I started to laugh, thinking this was the surprise and the reason he had kept me from the fireworks earlier in the week. We went outside for the show and as soon as it was over, my boyfriend asked a woman to take a picture of us. I leaned in to pose and realized he had not - I looked and he was down on one knee, ring out and waiting for my answer! What an amazing moment for us both. Cinderella's castle in the background, fireworks and music and a beautiful future ahead of us. Now he's my husband and we are living our own happily ever after, with more than a few trips to Disney since then!

Kristen K. wrote on Thu, 06/05/2014 - 13:46:

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Oh I love reading everyone's stories! Thank you all so much for sharing!

DawnK wrote on Wed, 06/11/2014 - 01:56:

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My boyfriend and I were celebrating our anniversary together. We had a lovely day at Epcot for the flower and garden festival. We had a wonderful meal outside the parks at Texas d Brazil and then returned to magic kingdom to cap off the night.

We had just finished riding Cinderella's carousel and we're now heading to Space Mountain to use our fast passes. He then says, hey I know a short cut! He guides me on a path next to the castle to a wishing well. I almost blew it. LOL I saw a bench, was tired, and was being difficult about "making a wish" as he suggested. I didn't suspect a thing and decided to humor him by making a wish.

In my head I wished to be happy and when I turned around he was on his knee. It was lovely and fairly private. Some teenager girls happened to passby and clapped for us. We never got to Space Mountain...the rest of the night we took some pics in front of the castle and made sure to get just engaged buttons!!

Kelly R wrote on Tue, 01/06/2015 - 15:43:

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In August of 1992, after dating for over 8 years, my boyfriend secretly arranged a trip to Disney for us, telling me we were actually going to visit his sister in Virginia instead. I thought the trip was the big surprise lol. On day two of our visit, after getting rained out the first day, he proposed to me on a little side path near the castle during the fireworks. He had wanted it to be private, but as it turned out, we were blessed with the company of an elderly couple who witnessed the whole thing, and wished us well when all was said and done. We married in 1993....three kids and countless return trips to the Magic Kingdom, we're still living happily ever after!

Caleb wrote on Mon, 06/15/2015 - 18:16:

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I just proposed on June 7th. Here's what I did: I printed out these flyers (like the things Disney sends in the mail for random things throughout the year) that said our family was selected, along with 50 other families, for a Photopass session at 10:30 as part of "Disney's Summer of Thrills and Chills." Totally made it up! She didn't think anything of it. Then we walked around for a bit and finally my sister blindfolded her when we neared the path to Cinderella's Wishing Well. She still didn't think anything of it because my sister convinced her it was tradition to throw a coin in the well. So I sneaked around them and hid behind the well. She came up, my sister took off the blindfold, and she found a little box with a name tag on it. On the back of the name tag were a few Disney quotes about wishes. She threw a coin in the well (a coin I made into the shape of Mickey and painted with the date). Then my cousin came up to the well with his 3 year old son. His son was wearing a shirt I made that on the front said something along the lines of "wishes always come true at Disney World" and on the back said "just...turn...around." She turned around and I was waiting with a box I made for the ring. I got her good! To top it all off, a Photopass Photographer left his area in Fantasyland and came over to the well to photograph everything. He took almost 100 pictures! And the cherry on top? He had us stand in the corner behind the well to get a picture with the castle in the background and what do you know? Fireworks went off! They were part of the show in front of the castle. Talk about perfect timing!

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