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Need Help With My Disneyland Proposal!

Disneyland: Going to propose in Disneyland in a few weeks and need a little help!

From Brandon Menard
Posted December 5, 2010 at 11:10 PM
I'm proposing to my girlfriend of 5 years at Disneyland in a few weeks. I've been planning this for a while. She doesn't think I'm going to propose there (cause I always told her it was too cheesy lol) so I figured it's my best way to surprise her since we've been talking about it for a while. I've got the ring, I'm asking her parents, so now I have to make my last decision, which is where?

So my dilemma is this... I want to do something a little more original then in front of the castle. I thought I had this figured out; that I'd propose by the entrance of POTC up the stairs or by the fountain during the fireworks, but I'm not sure if this is a good place anymore. Looking at pictures online and thinking logistically how I'd explain breaking out of line, I don't know. Plus, I don't remember if you can see the fireworks from there anyway lol. We both really like New Orleans Square. Its really pretty at Christmas and we love New Orleans itself, plus that's where I'm from, etc., etc. So I thought about the Courtyard of Angels in the back. However, last time we were in Disneyland, someone proposed and she thought it was great that everyone saw. So, the Courtyard is the right vibe, but minus an audience. Also, she's always said in passing that she's wanted pictures when she's proposed to (she's a picture freak lol). I'm not sure what to do now. I also thought about the wishing well at night, or in the snow by main street or small world. Can anyone help me figure this out???

From Marc Flothe
Posted December 5, 2010 at 11:48 PM
I m thinking....ask someone to take a picture in front of the Main Street USA Railroad station (Mickey's Flowers). I am going to propose at WDW this year. I m thinking thats where I am going to do it!!!

From TH Creative
Posted December 6, 2010 at 5:54 PM
During the fireworks would be AWESOME. There;s the music and the explosions. Just turn to her, look her in the eyes and show her the ring.

I mean ... WOW!

From Joshua Counsil
Posted December 6, 2010 at 8:48 PM
Nothing fancy, something simple like this would do:

From Anthony Murphy
Posted December 6, 2010 at 9:14 PM

I believe that was a skit that was put on by Disneyland, but here are some "real" ones. I like the spontenity of it!

From Mitchell Sentinella
Posted December 7, 2010 at 9:53 PM
I would contact Disneyland's guest service. They are all about making memories and with a little planning and money you can get a real photographer and almost any location and time you want. It’s worth a call to see what they can do it is their marketing campaign to make memories.

From Arnold Tang
Posted December 25, 2010 at 1:46 AM
WDW offers "Enchanted Engagements" out of the Fairytale Weddings department, though no equivalent exists at Disneyland.

The most important things to remember about proposals:
1) It's all about relevance--whatever story you write around the experience, it has to be relevant to your fiancee.
2) If you really want to do it (e.g. Jack Sparrow fights you for her in Pirate Tutorial, or the ring floats down in a candle-lantern) you can arrange for it through Disney.
3) It doesn't have to be public to be meaningful; in fact the most private proposals are often best. In Disneyland, feigned privacy can be arranged (though it might be expensive).
4) For the only time in your life together, the proposer has Total Creative Control.

If it is in January, I'd be happy to help, contact me through this discussion.

From Nicolas Garreau
Posted April 19, 2011 at 8:19 AM
For those who ever dream to propose while flying over Disneyland Paris, I specially created a romantic package:

Nicolas, Founder of "Propose in Paris"

From Tyler Stover
Posted April 28, 2011 at 7:04 AM
Have you considered the fountain in the square between French Market, the NOS train station, and Haunted Mansion? Having Haunted Mansion in the background might be a bit morbid (unless you're into that) but otherwise it is a nice place, lots of traffic to witness the act, and in New Orleans Square. It checks most of your boxes.

From Jeff Elliott
Posted April 28, 2011 at 10:06 AM
It would take a little more planning. Why not have the ring in hand when you board Splash Mountain. As you go down the main falls, pull it out and turn toward her with the ring in your hand. As soon as you see the flash, put the ring away and don't mention anything until you are in front of the photo purchasing booth. Once she takes a good look at the picture and sees what you were doing, drop to a knee and ask the question.

From Tyler Stover
Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:20 PM
Not to be too negative towards Jeff's idea, but as someone who almost dropped the ring into a canal in Venice when I proposed, the idea of whipping out the ring going down the drop makes me a bit nervous. Plus, chances are you'll be nervous enough that you won't want to depend on split second timing.

From Tyler Stover
Posted April 28, 2011 at 9:22 PM
part II because the servers don't like my long(ish) reply: If you use my fountain idea, maybe you could have her close her eyes and make a wish tossing a coin into the fountain. When she opens her eyes, voila there you are. And if you drop the ring, it will be on dry land.

From Aly W
Posted May 14, 2011 at 10:45 AM
how sweet!!! lucky girl u got there!! so u want to do something unique and memorable.... my ideas:
have dinner @ the blue bayou in new orleans square and arrange for the management to bring it there! ok normal dinner, kinda boring, but...maybe they could stop the ride so allthe ppl in the boats cud look at u! orrrrr
propose on the storybookland canal boats as ur going through the arch. twinklie lights r very memorable
orrr when ur on the mark twain go to the top and propose at night
dont do it on a ride cuz ull lose the ring! or go 2 mickeys house n hav mickey present u with the ring! good luck!

From Jeff Carroll
Posted May 18, 2011 at 8:54 PM
You could check with guest relations. They have seen it all and can probably give you some ideas you haven't thought of. They may even arrange some special magic for you if you get lucky.

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