Celebrate Valentine's Day with the sweetest theme park love stories

February 14, 2019, 12:06 AM · Okay, theme parks more often turn to action/adventure stories than romcoms to drive their rides and shows. But you can find plenty of love stories — reflecting many different types of relationships — told in popular theme park attractions around the world. To celebrate this Valentine's Day, here are some of our favorites.

Sindbad and Chandu
Tokyo DisneySea — It's clear that these two will go to the ends of the Earth for each other.

Anna and Elsa
Epcot — Because not every act of true love that saves you has to be a fairy tale kiss.

Ariel and Eric
Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom and Disney California Adventure — But if you're into those fairy tale kisses anyway, Disney's The Little Mermaid rides deliver.

Geppetto and Pinocchio
Disneyland — Every loving relationship is special, even ones with, uh, especially unusual beginnings.

Gru and his daughters
Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Studios Florida and Universal Studios Japan — More parental love... with a whole lotta slapstick to keep you smiling. Because families can be crazy fun.

Beauty and the Beast
Disney's Hollywood Studios — Yep, getting together for Valentine's Day really is a tale as old as time.

What is your favorite theme park love story?

Replies (4)

February 14, 2019 at 10:00 AM

My favorite theme park love story is from five years ago when I proposed to my wife. I had a friend who worked in characters at Disneyland and he helped me plan something special. My wife had no idea anything was going on. Neither of us have ever worked for Disney but we bonded when we first met over our love of Country Bear Jamboree. Anyway, we were in a long distance relationship and we met up for a day at Disneyland. In the middle of the day, I took her over to Toontown, which she had never really experienced as she was more familiar with WDW. So we are walking around and I'm showing her all the cute little touches of Toontown and I say, "Hey, this is Mickey's house. Let's go in!" but I take her in through the exit. She was really confused and saying, "Um, we can't go this way..." So we get up to the exit and my friend is there and he takes us into the Sorcerer's Apprentice room and Mickey is there and a photographer. Someone says, "Mickey, someone has a special question to ask!" and I got down on one knee and asked her to marry me. They took a ton of awesome pictures for us as it happened and I still have our autograph book with Mickey congratulating us. It was a very magical moment I won't ever forget.

February 14, 2019 at 10:18 AM

Sure wish Dreamfinder and Figment could still be considered.....;_;

February 14, 2019 at 12:05 PM

We ought to include Mickey and Minnie. Their 90-year relationship ain't nothing to sneeze at.

On the basis of "I'm Wishing" being sung at Snow White's Grotto in Disneyland, I nominate Snow White and Prince Charming.

Then of course there's the most romantic couple of all: Yours Truly and a hot Monte Cristo waterside in the Blue Bayou. Hubba hubba!

February 14, 2019 at 11:55 PM

Minnie and Mickey’s ride doesn’t open until this fall, so I couldn’t include it yet!

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