Top Proposal Ideas At Walt Disney World

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My hopeless romantic side is about to have a field day as I write this one. Walt Disney World is known as a haven where kids can ride rides, watch shows, meet and greet their favorite characters. For the adults on the other hand, the parks and resorts in Walt Disney World can also be the perfect romantic destination for popping the question.

9) With the help of a Character/Cast Member

This one requires some work, but it will most definitely pay off for that “go big or go home” perfect proposal experience. You cannot ask a character to help you out directly, but you can ask a Cast Member for some added magic to make the experience as wonderful as you can think it up. Just remember to be creative and have fun with it! I know I love hearing cute stories of how people propose in Walt Disney World, and I’m sure you do too!

8) Beach area at the Polynesian

I have spent many lazy days here at the beachfront area at Disney’s Polynesian resort. After exiting the Great Ceremonial House and head straight for the beach, you’ll pass a tiki bar, kiddie pool, and tons of resort guests. Once you pass this point, all that’s left is beach. Beach and hammocks… hammocks and beach. The setting is much like that of a Hawaiian resort with views of Magic Kingdom across the water. For a more “casual” proposal, I recommend coming here to do it. The beauty of the view combined with the relaxation of finding a peaceful and quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of the busy parks.

7) Savanna view at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge is quite possibly my favorite resort Walt Disney World has to offer for a single reason: the savanna. The views are unreal. One morning I woke up, went out to my balcony, and there was a giraffe not more than twenty feet away, just eating his morning meal. It took my breath away. Now imagine proposing with that view. It would be amazing, right?! The good news is that you don’t need to book a room to see the fabulous views of giraffes, zebras, and other native African animals. These views can be found all over the main lodge and at Kidani Village.

6) Waterfront dining at La Cantina de San Angel Inn

If you have ever dined inside at the Mexico pavilion, you know what I’m talking about when I say this is romantic. The restaurant inside is set “on the water,” where you feel as if you’re dining in a nighttime atmosphere in Mexico. This serene scene is a great location for popping the question, especially if you can snag a waterfront table. The music, ambiance, and the food make for the perfect combination of a proposal to your special lady.

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5) Bridge by the Italy Pavilion

This location is surrounded by beautiful sights. The World Showcase Lagoon leading up to the Epcot ball is on one side, with the beautiful décor of the Italy pavilion on the other. If you look over the side of the bridge, a gondola looks like it was shipped here straight from Venice. Altogether this scene makes for a perfect destination for a proposal. Add in a gorgeous Floridian sunset, and you’ve got it made. Ooh ahh!

4) Bridge in between the United Kingdom and France Pavilions

As you make your way from the UK to France in Epcot’s World Showcase, you’ll pass over a bridge with views of the Eiffel Tower and a street artist below near the water. During the Flower and Garden Festival each spring, this location is full of floral arrangements and topiaries as well, but nevertheless it is beautiful year round. This location is a very romantic spot to pop the question, and have a Photopass Photographer capture the moment on film.

3) At California Grill

Imagine this Disney addicts: You’re dining at this five-star restaurant atop the Contemporary Resort and the fireworks are about to start. You step outside with your significant other to watch Happily Ever After over Cinderella’s picturesque castle. Right before the soundtrack starts, get down on one knee and pull out that tiny little box from your pocket. It gives me chills just typing this. Come on, you know Happily Ever After won’t be the only fireworks going on during this proposal.

2) Rose Gardens in Magic Kingdom

For a quieter and less public proposal, take a stroll through the rose gardens in front of Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom. These gorgeous flowers line the pathway throughout the grounds, and are typically not very populated with park guests. This intimate setting is absolutely perfect for a proposal in all of its simplicity.

1) In front of Cinderella’s Castle

As far as locations go, Cinderella’s Castle has got to be one of the most romantic places to propose. Picture this: You walk down Main Street hand in hand with your boyfriend. When you reach the castle and begin to take the sight in with all its beauty, he gets down on one knee. *Insert heavy breathing here. I could just imagine how amazing this proposal would be. And for my hopeless romantic readers, I know you’re picturing it too.

About Alexandra Blazevich

Hello, my name is Alexandra Blazevich and I am a 22 year old journalist. Put quite simply, I am a Disney addict. I am originally from Cary, North Carolina, a small town just outside of Raleigh. In 2013, I moved to Orlando, Florida to dance with The Orlando Ballet, pursuing my childhood dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer- but I spent all my free time either in Disney World or thinking about it. Now, I am a senior at UNC-Chapel Hill and write for a various publications, but Disney will always be my favorite subject to write about.