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One week to go... need your input

Happy Monday, gang!

We are at the one week mark! I know this week is gonna drag... at least work will keep me busy.

Sooooo... I am 99% sure I am going to pop the question to my better half while at WDW. I have the ring and have some ideas. I don't want to do anything cliche, but can't settle on just one way to do it.

Do I do it as soon as possible so we can enjoy the rest of our stay? Or do I keep her in suspense and wait until departure day? Do I go super cheesy? Or something quiet, romantic and off the beaten path?

I'm open to anything... and I know you guys will have some great ideas!

Thank you!!

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I say do it early on so you can get the "engaged" buttons and wear them for the rest of your trip. Its so cool when the cast members and even other guests congratulate you all week long. As far as when and how to do it, I think it would depend on what you think you girl friend likes? Is she into big crowds watching or would she prefer something a little more private and personal?

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BTW...I forgot to say...THAT'S AWESOME! Congratulations!

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Whooo hooo! How wonderful and exciting!

I think that you should do it early in the trip. Cliche be d*mned, I just don't think that you can beat the Castle and fireworks for a slammin' time/place. Just because you're not off the beaten path doesn't mean it won't be crazy romantic.

Cinderella's Wishing Well is also a fantastic spot during the day.

But what kind of person is your better half? Would searching for the Bride's Ring in the pavement at the Haunted Mansion be more their style? What a great reward to have a ring to keep after finding the legendary one.

Maybe a little International flair at Epcot? How about the Isola in Italy or at the Fountains in France?

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I don't think there's a bad way to propose at Walt Disney World. But I agree about doing it early so you both can get the buttons and enjoy all the congratulations.

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We got front row seats for a proposal last May on the bridge to Tomorrowland during the fireworks. Before this, I would have thought the crowds, noise, etc. would have made it less private and more zoo-like. Actually though, everyone was so busy looking at the sky that this couple were in their own little bubble. Only a few of us got to see both the proposal and her reaction, which was one of the most special things I've ever seen at Disney World. I am so glad I happened to look away from the fireworks at exactly the right moment. yay

I'll say the same as the others - do it sooner rather than later, so you get to enjoy the "glow" for the entire vacation. Did you know you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride at POR in the evenings? That might be a perfect place to propose.

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I agree with early on in the trip so that 1) You can relax the rest of the trip and not be nervous about the proposal the whole time and 2) You can spend the rest of the trip celebrating with your buttons! I'm a sucker for the classic romance so I don't think you can beat a Wishes proposal in front of the castle. It all depends on your girlfriend's taste, though. Congratulations! muchlove

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Early or you'll be thinknig about it the whole time! And what a great way to start of the trip! YAY!

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On the beach at the Polynesian, during fireworks/wishes would be lovely!

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Decisions Decisions
Congratulations and have a magical time wherever you 'do it' congrats
Gosh there's so many places
Does she have a special place/ride/restaurant ??
Perhaps carry it with you on day 1 just to see if the 'moment' comes naturally !! If not then your plan may have to come in to action

Cant wait to hear how you did it!! yeah

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So many awesome ideas!! Thank you!!

Our TA suggested the Poly beach during Wishes, so that might be the winner. We'll be at Epcot for our first day, so if I could pull that off, and then watch Wishes at MK the next night after dinner at Be Our Guest... perfect! I just have to make sure we can get from Epcot to Poly in time (ADR at 5:15 at San Angel Inn).

I definitely want to do it as early as possible so we can spend the rest of the time celebrating!

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I agree with everyone - propose early. Nothing better than fireworks going off in the background and then you won't have to worry about keeping the ring for safe keeping longer than is necessary. Oh and congratulations. clapping

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Congrats Strummer, and yes , do it early! The Poly beach would be nice, but I've always liked the idea if your doing it in Disney, do it big! In front of the castle, or get on the Trolley going down Main Street, or the Double Decker bus, maybe Barbara will be driving. Man your in Disney, go all out! Do it in front of the Dapper Dan's on Main street, they would sing , believe me, they would play it up. Do it in front of a Photopass person too , right on Main Street! They could get pictures. If I was there and some stranger walked up and said " Hey I'm gonna pop the question to my girlfriend, would you take some pictures or video?" I'd be all over that.

So many people will help at the last moment, just ask. Don't forget to get the buttons once you ask her!

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Here is an aerial view on the Poly beach. The best place might be on Sunset Point. (the blue arrow) That's were they have a lot of weddings. Good view of the Fireworks too I think. It's higher up.

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How exciting! I'm not a cliche type woman either, but I would want it early in the trip with all the magic. Honestly, Youtube Disney World proposals and you will see some cool ideas.

Best one yet is somehow the man got crush in Turtle Talk to assist him with the proposal. It looked really awesome. Youtube will be your friend if you want some ideas! Post pics when you return!

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Eeyore wrote:
Best one yet is somehow the man got crush in Turtle Talk to assist him with the proposal. It looked really awesome. Youtube will be your friend if you want some ideas! Post pics when you return!

That was totally awesome.

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I'd do it early on as others have said then you have your whole trip to celebrate. I cant wait to go to Disney in October for our planning session! We are going to do a belated celebration then, and then celebrate again in February. Disney is the best for celebrating anything and everything!

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I knew I'd get some awesome responses from you guys!!

If I do it at the Poly beach during Wishes, I should be able to get on the monorail to MK and then to a bus to our resort in time, right?

Pixie, you are right... it is the perfect place to celebrate anything and everything! I planned this trip under the guise that we'd be celebrating us both finishing school (her undergrad and my MBA) plus my birthday (day after we return home)... perfect for springing the surprise and ring on her! biggrin crossfingers

And with that, I am officially nervous!!

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strummer77 wrote:
If I do it at the Poly beach during Wishes, I should be able to get on the monorail to MK and then to a bus to our resort in time, right?

Yes, that is a valid transportation route.

In time for what?

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strummer77 wrote:
I knew I'd get some awesome responses from you guys!!

If I do it at the Poly beach during Wishes, I should be able to get on the monorail to MK and then to a bus to our resort in time, right?

Pixie, you are right... it is the perfect place to celebrate anything and everything! I planned this trip under the guise that we'd be celebrating us both finishing school (her undergrad and my MBA) plus my birthday (day after we return home)... perfect for springing the surprise and ring on her! biggrin crossfingers

And with that, I am officially nervous!!

You could take the launch from the Poly dock too right to MK. Do you mean in time before the buses stop running?

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Sorry, should have clarified that... yeah, I don't want to risk missing the last bus back to POFQ.

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I think the buses run from the MK to resorts for up to 2 hours after the parks close, so you would have plenty of time to get the monorail to MK from Poly. My husband and I have had cocktails in the Tambu lounge at the Poly on a couple of occasions and then couldn't be bothered to return to the MK for buses. The poly CM will call a taxi for you from the bell services desk. I recall that it came straight away and didn't cost too much. We were staying at POR. So, if you wanted to celebrate with a drink after the proposal and stay at the Poly until later, there is always the taxi option.

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There is usually a taxi sitting at the Poly waiting for fares.

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Yep, we've had great luck with a taxi from the Poly as well. Very quick!
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