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Help with proposal location!

I'm looking to propose to my girlfriends when we go to disneyworld in july. We are staying at the contemporary resort and I have no specific ideas. I was hoping you all could help throw some out there. I don't want to do it with a lot of people around, and i'd like to do it in the evenings. I don't want to do anything that is very disneyish or cheesy, I'm really just looking for good, more quiet spots maybe around the castle or with the fireworks in the distant background. Any exact location or suggestion would be much appreciated!

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Awww... this is so great. The castle will be a bit rough as far as crowds, but if wait until the second parade and let it clear out a bit the Magic Kingdom stays open for an hour after closing! Then that might help with crowds.

You could maybe get on the beaches at the Poly or the Caribbean Beach resort during the fireworks. I have never stayed at either, so I do not know the logistics of it, but I am sure someone on here does.

Lastly, on one of the boats! You could do it on Friendship boat or you can book a fireworks cruise.

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How about you do it in private, without making a show of it, or cheapen it by doing it in a Mickey Mouse theme park, and treat it with all the seriousness and solemnity that a sacred, life-long commitment deserves.

Just kidding!!!! yay laugh clapping

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How about at the castle 20 minutes after park closing - it's called the kiss goodnight, there won't me many crowds but maybe a little cheesy.

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Type "proposal" in the Google search bar at the top of the page. It will bring up many threads where this topic has been discussed in the past, which should give you a lot of ideas to go through. Best of luck to you! biggrin

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Brinbunny wrote:
How about at the castle 20 minutes after park closing - it's called the kiss goodnight, there won't me many crowds but maybe a little cheesy.

Oh,it's not cheesy at all! I've only experienced it once but it was very sweet and I really got choked up, bringing tears to my eyes. Hope to experience it again some day. It would be a perfect time and place to propose!

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I love the idea of proposing at Disney! I'm so excited for you! There are lots of great spots all around WDW. A few that come to mind are by Cinderella's Wishing Well, there is a beautiful beach at the Contemporary with hammocks, or for a beach view of the fireworks you could head over to the Polynesian Resort, or you could do a horse drawn carriage ride at the Port Orleans resort. Regardless of where you choose, your fiance will never forget it. Make sure you come back and tell us where you did it and how amazed and excited she was.

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Brinbunny wrote:
How about at the castle 20 minutes after park closing - it's called the kiss goodnight, there won't me many crowds but maybe a little cheesy.

Oh,it's not cheesy at all! I've only experienced it once but it was very sweet and I really got choked up, bringing tears to my eyes. Hope to experience it again some day. It would be a perfect time and place to propose!

at the 24 hour event they did it twice!

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The World Showcase would be a great location for a non disney proposal. There are so many spots in the WS that are beautiful and private but not at all Disney or cheesy. You have several countries to choose from for your proposal.

If you do decide to propose in MK during the fireworks, I recommend doing it behind the castle if you want it to be somewhat private. There are way less people behind the castle during Wishes. You could propose by the entrance to Beast's Castle, or beside the Carousel, or many other great spots behind the castle.

I guarantee that no matter where you choose to do it your soon to be fiance will not think it's at all cheesy!

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Oh come on, you're going to be in Disney, use it man! Do it on Main Street in front of a Photopass photographer and get the picture! That's a once in a life time thing. Do it on a Wishes cruise or go tandem parasailing and ask here when you are 400 feet up over Bay Lake (just don't drop the ring, I'd take a fake one up). Go to dinner at the Cali Grill and ask her on the observation deck, there is usually not a lot of people up there, unless its during the firework, but who cares. Do it at dinner at one of the nice restaurants, right at the table. You might get some congrats from the tables around you, but the people are not going to start doing a conga line yelling, " He just proposed, he just proposed".

We will be married 36 years this Sept and if I could have proposed to my wife in Disney I would have done it in a minute and used ever bit of Disney Magic I could muster up. Girls dream about their prince charming asking them to marry them there. It's the most magical place on earth.

Just my thought, other may vary.

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I hope it's ok to post this here

http://www.disneytouristblog.com/disney-world-engagement/

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The Colonel wrote:
I hope it's ok to post this here

http://www.disneytouristblog.com/disney-world-engagement/

I was going to post that too Colonel, no problem.

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MrHub wrote:
The Colonel wrote:
I hope it's ok to post this here

http://www.disneytouristblog.com/disney-world-engagement/

I was going to post that too Colonel, no problem.

Yeah, he really did it up right.

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MrHub wrote:
Oh come on, you're going to be in Disney, use it man! Do it on Main Street in front of a Photopass photographer and get the picture! That's a once in a life time thing. Do it on a Wishes cruise or go tandem parasailing and ask here when you are 400 feet up over Bay Lake (just don't drop the ring, I'd take a fake one up). Go to dinner at the Cali Grill and ask her on the observation deck, there is usually not a lot of people up there, unless its during the firework, but who cares. Do it at dinner at one of the nice restaurants, right at the table. You might get some congrats from the tables around you, but the people are not going to start doing a conga line yelling, " He just proposed, he just proposed".

We will be married 36 years this Sept and if I could have proposed to my wife in Disney I would have done it in a minute and used ever bit of Disney Magic I could muster up. Girls dream about their prince charming asking them to marry them there. It's the most magical place on earth.

Just my thought, other may vary.

MrHub

Your explanation of examples and excitement here just brought a tear to my eye! Everyone thought Joe was going to pop the question at Disney. Alas, he didn't (we were in his work truck in the driveway LOL) but I would love a re-proposal!! laugh

I agree, USE IT to your full advantage. There are so many options!

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For a more private option, the carriage rides at Port Orleans Riverside or Fort Wilderness (not the wagon ride) would be great. The last time we did that, it was $45 and POR will probably give you a more romantic setting than FW.

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Private dining at the Grand Floridian. Just the two of you and a balcony overlooking the Magic Kingdom. The only thing left for you to do is time it right with the fireworks...

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JMed wrote:

Alas, he didn't (we were in his work truck in the driveway LOL) but I would love a re-proposal!! laugh

Haha!!! I proposed to Jan in my pickup truck (gives new meaning to "pickup truck"). She still said "YES". But, that was before I had been to Disney World and I would seriously have considered that option had I known about it.

However, in my "time", there was a thing called the "promise ring". That was a bit more romantic...

Dinner was at the "Top of the World" restaurant at the CN Tower in Toronto (revolving window seat view). They turned down the lights at a certain point to showcase the view and while Chariots of Fire by Vangelis played, I placed the ring in it's opened case on the table in front of Jan amongst the glasses and cutlery. When the lights came up, she noticed it and the rest is history. That was what I considered to be the actual proposal.

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KenJ wrote:
JMed wrote:

Alas, he didn't (we were in his work truck in the driveway LOL) but I would love a re-proposal!! laugh

Haha!!! I proposed to Jan in my pickup truck (gives new meaning to "pickup truck"). She still said "YES". But, that was before I had been to Disney World and I would seriously have considered that option had I known about it.

However, in my "time", there was a thing called the "promise ring". That was a bit more romantic...

Dinner was at the "Top of the World" restaurant at the CN Tower in Toronto (revolving window seat view). They turned down the lights at a certain point to showcase the view and while Chariots of Fire by Vangelis played, I placed the ring in it's opened case on the table in front of Jan amongst the glasses and cutlery. When the lights came up, she noticed it and the rest is history. That was what I considered to be the actual proposal.

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My husband and I had dinner in that same restaurant in Toronto, also a window seat AND a full moon in the late seventies. It was very romantic with the moon shining on Lake Ontario. What a great place for a proposal!

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On our last trip, we witnessed a proposal at Liberty Tree Tavern during lunch. I don't know which one had the whole family there, but it was not a place you would expect. They had obviously spoken to the staff, and because they didn't get to participate in something so special every day, they really enjoyed it, too. We all applauded after she said yes, and the staff brought out beautiful flowers for the table. I really don't think you can go wrong, wherever you choose.

For the offbeat, and somewhat "private", maybe the sled outside of the Christmas Shop? The rocking chairs on the porch next to the Hall of Presidents entrance? A private space on Tom Sawyer Island? Pull the ring out while Tinkerbell flies?

Hope all goes well!

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I feel proposing in front of the castle is very cliche. I mean yes it's nice but something more thought out would probably be better.

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I proposed to Scrappy in the back seat of my 68 Mustang in a parking lot of a trucking terminal. Our house is now sitting on that exact spot. Yeah, if I would have been able to do Disney, no brainer!

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A few places come to mind:

1) California Grill

2) Victoria and Albert's

3) Inside Italy Pavilion in EPCOT during Illuminations

4) Have your hotel room decorated with the ring in a special place and when you walk in, you can propose on the balcony...

5) Beach at the Poly during Wishes

6) This one is not private, but it's very Disney: Have Crush from "Turtle Talk with Crush" help you do it! Just look it up on YouTube. I am a private person, but I would have loved this proposal!

Good luck! Of course, let us know what you decide!