So here'e the deal, my girlfriend and I will have been dating two years by this coming New Years Eve, and I want to make it a special one. I'm planning on proposing at midnight during the fireworks while standing on Main Street facing the castle. Now the only thing I'm unsure of are the finer details. If I should say something or just drop to a knee a few seconds before midnight and asking her to marry me when the fireworks start going off. So any insight and other suggestions would be great :)
There is nothing on earth like Magic Kingdom fireworks on NYE. They are truly the very best. But because of that, the park is a wall to wall MESS of people. Be prepared for the park being closed to capacity before noon, excruciatingly long wait times for anything you try to do all day, etc. Probably the most important thing you should also consider is that Main Street usually closes as well, and all traffic is diverted through bypasses in backstage areas behind either side of the street. This happens about 4-5 hours before fireworks begin. After that, of you are lucky enough to get a spot on Main Street, be prepared to be very up close and personal with thousands of your closest friends without a lot of personal space. Last year on NYE was truly the busiest day EVER at Magic Kingdom.
I hope this helps. Have you considered booking a room at the Polynesian or Grand Floridian and maybe watching from the beach? Still a great show, super romantic, but a LOT less people and headache. Good luck!
I second Sarah's above comments. Main Street is going to be extremely busy and anything you may wish to say might not be heard properly. Perhaps look at a reservation at a Disney restaurant around the time the fireworks would be? The California Grill, is pricey but would make an ideal spot to propose in an intimate environment, great fireworks viewing and without the hoards of people.
If you want to be in the park itself, maybe look into whether there will be any Desert parties that day - this will be a much quieter area than Main Street.
Good luck and let us know how it goes!
Why not do it at the Be our guest restaurant instead? It looks pretty amazaing and it would be easier to organize... and I'm pretty sure you could plan something in advance with the castmembers there (like having great seats/view and organize the surprise).
And then... you go and watch the fireworks together.
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