Behind the Scenes Space Mountain Proposal?Walt Disney World: Looking for info as to possibly proposing to my GF behind the scenes of Space Mountain
From Bobby KingMy girlfriend and I are HUGE Disney fans. On our last visit to WDW her favorite ride Space Mountain was down due to tech issues so we didn't get to ride. We are planning a huge trip with the whole family this Fall and I want to pop the question at the park and I had an idea......Because it's her favorite and because we were not able to ride it last time I want to do it on Space Mountain. The big idea though is I would love to possibly do it behind the scenes of the ride, maybe from the floor looking up at the stars and stuff. I know there are some backstage tours available but what I was thinking is a quick something that could be arranged where we pop in and out quickly as to not interrupt the ride operation very much for the other guests. I'm a Theatrical Production Manager so she wont think it's strange at all to be going behind the scenes. In my mind it will play out like this; I tell her I got a pass to check out the tech side of Space Mountain because I know she loves it so much, we pop in to the floor and we are able to see the ride and the stars and planets and as she is amazed by it all from that vantage point I ask her to marry me right after. We hug and kiss then leave. VERY minimal down time for the ride, at the most 5 minutes. Does anyone have any inside info as to who I can email or call who might be able to help a hopeless romantic? Thank you so much in advance!
Posted April 3, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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From Justin MSounds like a great idea. I highly doubt they would shut the ride down just for you though, unless you had some serious money and could rent all of Tommorrowland for a night.
Posted April 3, 2012 at 11:07 AM
From Skipper AdamI work at Space Mountain. As cool as that idea is, that would involve a a 30 minute downtime and a million OSHA violations. But if you want to message me, maybe I can talk to my managers, get you guys in touch and see what can be done. There are proposals every once in a while there. What I've seen a few times is a person holding up a "Marry Me Please" sign for the picture and pulling the ring out when she sees the pic at the end.
Posted April 3, 2012 at 5:43 PM
But as tours go at Space, there's not much to see. The Gravity Zone (the dangerous ride area) is gross and kind of a let down. We could show you the break room, a closet or the old corporate lounge, none of which are very exciting.
From Andy MilitoYou work as Space Mountain? I wish I could work as Forbidden Journey....
Posted April 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM
From Skipper AdamHar har. I work as a lot of things.
Posted April 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM
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