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10-14-2001, 05:42 PM
:) I was just wondering if any of the people out there have been involved in memorable marriage proposals at any of the Disney properties (Disney Land, Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, etc.) ?Thanks!:) :) :bounce: :bounce:
10-14-2001, 05:48 PM
I saw some young college kids get engaged in the France pavilion at Epcot last October.
10-14-2001, 08:02 PM
There have been a number of very heartwarming and touching posts that people have put up on their proposals at WDW - most of them seem to be at Cinderella's castle.
10-15-2001, 11:21 AM
I proposed on a Grand Floridian balcony, facing the MK at night.
10-15-2001, 06:57 PM
Any more stories/ideas? Thanks!:)
10-15-2001, 07:55 PM
My husband and I were in Cinderella's castle for lunch and when it was time for dessert....the waiter came out with the tray and on it was a glass slipper with my ring in it! My husband was on his knee proposing to a crowd of onlookers! It was wonderful. A waiter also caught the whole thing on tape for us! We then had a fairy tale wedding and are living happily ever after!
10-22-2001, 02:02 PM
Hi Eeyore! Could you or anyone else please tell me where I can get a glass slipper? Thanks!:)
10-23-2001, 11:13 AM
The restuarant supplied the one that they used and of course I really wanted it. So we asked if we could buy it and they let us (of course) only if we would replace it...so we went and bought one at The Kings Gallery which is located inside the castle walkway. I think is was about 30$. Good luck!
10-30-2001, 10:01 AM
Well, since it as *my* wedding proposal, I consider it to be very memorable. :)
Here's the story:
This was my first WDW trip since I was 9 years old. And it was the first REAL vacation John and I had taken together. We arrived at the Caribbean Beach Resort on November 6, 1997, and immediately ran off to the Magic Kingdom to take in the sights. Ah, what a wonderful day! We topped off the day by having a very nice romantic dinner in Cinderella's Castle, followed by the MK Fireworks. As we left the castle and came to the Partners statue, we stopped to take in the site of the castle all lit up. There was another couple there, and John asked them to take our picture. He handed the wife of the couple my camera, and I looked at him and said, "How do you want to take this picture?" He asked me to stand up by the statue, which I did. As I turned around to look at him, ready for the picture to be taken, he got down on one knee and pulled out a ring as he took my hand in his. I wish I could say I remember what he said, but I was so blown away by this that all I can remember is the intense surprise and joy I felt. I know it was the sweetest thing he had ever said, and I cried "Yes!" over and over as we hugged in front of the castle. The funniest part of the story is that the poor wife couldn't get my camera to work. In the dark, you have to hold down the button to let the flash charge. She just quickly pressed it, not realizing, and thus didn't take the picture. After a few moments of hugging, John looked over my shoulder at the woman and said "Please tell me you got that picture!" She nearly burst into tears. We felt so bad for her. We should her how to work the camera, and then "reenacted" the moment. But I had this big dopey grin on my face throughout the entire thing. :-) We tried to calm her as she seemed so upset, and told her that this would make a funny, memorable part to our engagement story, and not to worry about it. :-) That is by far my favorite WDW moment!! :-)
11-02-2001, 01:19 PM
If you don't mind spending the money, here are a couple of options that Disney offers.
What better place to pop the question, “Will you marry me?”, than during your
stay at the Walt Disney WorldResort. Choose from 9 different Engagement packages to
propose to your special loved one in the most magical place in the world.
To book one of these romantic, fairy tale Engagement events, please contact the
Engagement office at (407) 824-5130.
MAGIC KINGDOM Engagement Event Packages
Rose Garden Afternoon Engagement $295.
Offers a private and romantic setting in the specially reserved Magic Kingdom Rose Garden, near Cinderella’s Castle; the perfect afternoon backdrop for a romantic Engagement. A bouquet of a dozen red roses awaits the couple next to a Victorian style loveseat. The fairy tale proposal takes place, then the newly engaged couple toast the occasion with a chilled bottle of sparkling apple cider, resting in a silver bucket beside the loveseat. A keepsake glass slipper and a tray of chocolate truffles complement the event.
Rose Garden Evening Engagement $475.
Offers all the amenities of the Rose Garden Afternoon Engagement. In addition, enjoy the night sky as it explodes with the perfect backdrop to celebrate the special occasion. The newly engaged couple enjoy a private viewing of “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks, as they are presented with Mickey and Minnie Wedding ears and a Mickey and Minnie
100 Years of Magic Engagement $575.
Join us for the 100th Anniversary of Walt Disney’s birth as you propose to your
loved one during the “100 Years of Magic” celebration. Includes all the amenities of the Rose
Garden Evening package, plus a variety of commemorative“100 Years of Magic “ items.
Remember yours and Walt’s special occasion with a 100 Years of Magic tote bag to include a
trading pin, 3x5 photo frame, photo album, and a Mickey miniature snowglobe.
Under the Sea Cruise Engagement $795.
Offers a private romantic getaway with a one hour cruise on the Seven Seas Lagoon aboard the “Grand I”, a 45-foot Sea Ray Yacht. Enjoy a spectacular view of the MAGIC KINGDOM, Disney’s Wedding Pavilion, and many of Disney’s picturesque Resorts. Also enjoy a chilled bottle of Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvee champagne, chocolate truffles, and a special keepsake glass slipper. The proposal takes place from the best seat in the World during the “Fantasy in the Sky” fireworks over Cinderella’s Castle. A dozen red roses and Mickey & Minnie wedding ears are given to the couple after the magical proposal.
Little Mermaid Engagement $825.
Includes all the amenities of the Rose Garden Evening package, plus personalized engraved glasses, and a Mickey and Minnie engraved arch frame. For the final touch of this magical evening, the couple enjoy a chilled bottle of champagne during a romantic limousine ride to the couple’s final destination from the MAGIC KINGDOM.
Snow White Engagement $1,295.
Includes all the amenities of the Rose Garden Evening package, plus personalized engraved glasses, and an appearance by formally dressed Mickey Mouse. The couple toast the evening with a chilled bottle of champagne during a magical limousine ride to the couple’s final destination from the MAGIC KINGDOM.
Sleeping Beauty Engagement $1,895.
Includes all the features of the Rose Garden Evening package, and adds a personal appearance by formally dressed Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, a favorite romantic song following fireworks, personalized engraved glasses, and a professional photographer to capture the events special moments. The couple toast this magical event with a chilled bottle of champagne during a limousine ride to the couple’s final destination from the MAGIC KINGDOM.
Prince Charming Engagement $2,995.
Includes all the features of the Rose Garden Evening package, plus a special String Trio performance, personalized engraved glasses, a beautiful Cinderella Castle snowglobe, a personal appearance by formally dressed Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse, and a videographer to capture the events special moments. The couple toast the magical evening with a chilled bottle of champagne during a limousine ride to the couple’s final destination from the MAGIC KINGDOM.
Cinderella Royal Engagement $4,975.
Enjoy a magical, private evening in the Magic Kingdom Park, after hours. The couple is transported by limousine to the Magic Kingdom. Upon arrival, they are invited by the Royal Coachmen to enjoy a ride in Cinderella’s Coach up Main Street U.S.A. As the coach approaches Cinderella Castle, herald trumpeters perform a welcoming fanfare. The couple is escorted by Mickey and Minnie Mouse to the front of the Castle stage. Awaiting the couple is a romantic table for two, adorned with a bouquet of a dozen red roses, chocolate truffles, an engraved Cinderella glass slipper, Mickey and Minnie stemmed engraved glasses, and a wrapped Cinderella snowglobe gift. The couple’s favorite song and Disney classics are playing for their enjoyment. After the proposal, the couple is presented with Mickey and Minnie wedding ears and can toast the occasion with a chilled bottle of champagne. A professional videographer is on hand to capture the evening’s magical moments.
And they lived happily ever after...
Disney-MGM Studios Engagement Event Package
Belle’s Enchanted Engagement $350.
Be part of the pre-show at the Theater of the Stars for the perfect “on the spot” marriage proposal. Prior to the Beauty and the Beast show, sit back and enjoy an entertaining acapella quartet. After their performance, you and your special loved one are called upon to assist the musicians. Before your loved one knows it, you pop the big question in front of an audience of thousands of guests. Afterwards, the newly engaged couple is presented with a dozen red roses, Mickey and Minnie wedding ears, and a special gift. The guests are then escorted back to their VIP seats for the Beauty and the Beast show.
another thing that I can think of is maybe they will do something special at Victoria and Alberts restaurant.
11-03-2001, 04:28 PM
I actually proposed to my wife at the top of the Empire State Building, but the first night I met her, we jokingly agreed that we should go to WDW for our honeymoon. The Disney magic must have worked, because almost exactly two years later, we there we were!
11-29-2001, 09:20 AM
Lots of good luck to you, Shuvo! :)
My fiance proposed to me on the first night of our most recent WDW vacation, in our room at the Polynesian, last June! He had champagne, roses, and strawberries sent in - it was a wonderful surprise and a perfect beginning to an amazing vacation!
I love to hear these stories, as well! :)
12-20-2001, 12:12 PM
I just wanted to share that after 8 1/2 years together, my boyfriend just proposed to me the other night (Tues, Dec 18) and he did it when we were at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas party and in Main Street under the snow that Disney creates during Christmas time. It was awesome. Now time to start planning that Disney wedding!!!
Krista :pinkbounc :bounce: :pinkbounc :bounce:
12-20-2001, 01:01 PM
Congratulations, Kris517!!!!! That is wonderful news! And a very special story! Thanks for sharing it with us! And lots of good luck and happiness to you both! :)
12-20-2001, 01:06 PM
Thank you so much, and as I see from your posts, congrats to you as well.
Best Holiday wishes!!!!!
12-20-2001, 02:33 PM
Thanks and Happy Holidays to you, too! :)
12-20-2001, 03:49 PM
Congrats to both of you! That is so exciting. :) WDW is such a romantic place!
My boyfriend and I just got back from a truly magical trip to WDW. We stayed 4 nights in the Polynesian, which was incredible. It was so romantic, with the beach and the view of Cindereall's castle... I made SURE he knew how romantic I thought the place was, in case he ever wanted to propose to me there. [laugh] I also made sure we walked by the Wedding Pavillion a few times. :) We even saw a brick in the walkway of someone proposing to their girlfriend. I commented on how sweet that was. Hopefully, he will get the hint one day.
12-20-2001, 04:12 PM
That is perfect. I am sure he will pick up on the hints, mine did since he knows how much I love it there. My boyfriend and I fell in love with Disney and after he proposed, he told me at least 10 different ideas he had and could not make up his mind ( it was a two week trip and he waited until our last day!). It is just so pretty there. In fact, he just asked me a little while ago if I called Disney and ordered the Wedding promo video!
PS: another good hint is to look at the figurines and frames with Mickey and Minnie in wedding attire! LOL
12-23-2001, 01:27 AM
Thanks Tracy Jean! :) And I agree with you and Krista - WDW is the most special and romantic place in the world! DF and I went to WDW together for the first time in 2000. It was his first time ever there, but I had been there many times before, and he knew that it was my favorite place in the world. His proposal meant even more since he chose WDW (specifically our room at the Poly) in which to do it, and now it's an even more special place for both of us! Lots of good luck to you and your boyfriend, Tracy Jean!
And happy holidays to you! And to you too, again, Krista! :)
12-28-2001, 10:51 AM
I got engaged on wednesday, October 31, 2001!! My favorite holiday is Halloween. My boyfriend and I were in WDW for 8 days, and I had hinted that I would love to get engaged someday in Disney. We attended the MNSSHP, and I was absolutely in heaven with all the holiday decorations, events, etc. Well, we got ready for the Halloween fireworks, which we had already seen on the MNSSHP on the 28th. We sat on a bench near the walkway to Tomorrowland, facing the Castle. As the fireworks started, the sky was illuminated, and the music was playing!! He said he had a small Halloween gift for me, and he proceeded to get on his knee in front of many people dressed in costume. he handed me a Mickey doll with a pumpkin in his hands, wih a ring box inside. I too was so overwhelmed that I just kept nodding yes!yes!...I'm not quite sure what he even said!!! It was the most perfect day of my life. We will be honeymooning in WDW, hopefully at the Poly concierge...
12-28-2001, 11:54 AM
Congratulations! That is wonderful news! And that is so sweet that your fiance proposed to you, not only in WDW but during Halloween! I loved hearing your story - thanks for sharing it with us! And glad to hear that you'll be another Poly honeymooner, too! Have a very special new year! :)
12-28-2001, 03:12 PM
Congrats to you NoodlestheRabbit !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :bounce:
Best of luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :pinkbounc
12-30-2001, 01:26 AM
congrats to all of yall just engaged!! thast great news!!
Im only 15 and my dream is to get proposed to at WDW! and married there....everytime we pass the wedding pavillion I also go-thats where I am getting married! LOL
but before I get married I go to find a husband....lol
12-30-2001, 06:07 PM
2 years ago I took my wife to WDW for the weekend. She is a Pooh fanatic. I made PS at CP for breakfast her favorite. We went and took picture with Pooh then I got down on my knee and proposed. Of course she had no idea what was coming. I saw all the parents holding their kids back from Pooh while this was going on. It was so neat. Of course she said yes. BTW she also saw Candlelight Processional for the first time. She never touched the ground for 2 weeks. LOL!!! BTW we are both empty nesters and our wedding date is 01-01-01.:D :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :D
12-31-2001, 09:06 AM
Thanks for sharing your great story Dave. The CP is beautiful and I am sure her mouth dropped!!!! LOL
12-31-2001, 11:31 AM
WDWfanatic288 - keep on wishing on that star - I'm sure that it will happen for you! :)
Dave H. - thanks so much for sharing your wonderful story and photos! I'm sure that your proposal was very special to your wife - especially since Pooh was involved, too!
Unfortunately, there are no pictures of me just after my DF proposed (probably better, since I was in a state of shock and excitement and looked a mess after getting up at 3:00 AM to fly to WDW, then spending the day walking around the MK!), but here is a picture that I took of him, just after he proposed in our room at the Poly, last June!
01-19-2002, 09:28 PM
I proposed to my DW in 1994 in the MK right in front of Cindy's castle in the little garden with the statues of Walt and Mickey. I was the greatest day of my life. There was a Disney tour group going by and the all applauded. My DW was shocked. We went back a for our honeymoon (1995) and to introduce our kids to the magic in 2000. We are leaving to go again in 19 days, I'm trying to think of ways to surprise her again, Any Ideas?
01-20-2002, 10:23 AM
That is such a nice and romantic proposal story! Maybe you (and your kids!) could surprise your DW with something at the exact spot where you proposed to her in 1994, when you're down there again! Maybe a little gift or a little sentimental something that will remind her of that special time and of your honeymoon! Have a wonderful time! :)
01-20-2002, 07:02 PM
All these stories are so wonderful!
I think it would be great to propose to her again with the kids present. Maybe you could purchase some type of ring (maybe birthstone or something) and recreate the moment. Or, have the pixie people deliver some roses or something at a particular time in the same spot. Make sure you have someone there that knows how to use a camera ;) I would have been like the lady and cried knowing I didn't get the shot!
01-20-2002, 08:55 PM
My DF wants me to type up our story of how he proposed to me at Disney!
We went down for a week's vacation to WDW, and I knew that he had the ring with him, but I didn't know when he was going to "pop the question". I figured it would be at dinner, or at a fireworks show like Illuminations. Boy, did he surprise me.
I love anything having to do with trains and subways, and the monorail was no exception. It was COLD that day, and we were waiting for the monorail to go from the TTC to Epcot. Mike went and asked if we could ride in the front car of the monorail with the driver. The answer was yes, but we would have to wait until the next one. OK, so we waited until the next one. I was so excited, because I would ask the driver questions, and I had never had the chance to do this before!
We boarded the front car of the monorail, and 2 kids came with us; about 9 or 10 years old, a brother and a sister. When we got in, the driver gave us some cards that said we were "co-pilots"--we were with the driver. The train started off, and I was looking out the window (that window's BIG!), or at the driver; anywhere but at Mike. The train was well on its way to Epcot, when I hear "Honey, will you be my co-pilot for life?" I was thinking that he was talking about those co-pilot's cards, and I didn't understand until I looked at him, with the ring box out and open! I must admit, the first thing out of my mouth was "Do I have to give you an answer?" I wasn't thinking straight! When he replied that I did have to give him an answer, the answer was "yes", of course! Then the astonished driver radioed into the station, and told the station that there was a proposal in the front car, and that the answer was yes. She then told us that the time was 1:01 PM. We rode the rest of the way to Epcot, and I must admit, I forgot every question that I was going to ask the driver. On the way down the ramp from the monorail in Epcot, a couple of people rushed up to us and congratulated us. I was confused on how they knew, and asked them if people in the train had heard about it. They said that no, but that the kids up front with us when the proposal took place were theirs!
I couldn't have asked for anything beter--I was surprised, and it is something that I will remember forever!
01-23-2002, 09:30 AM
MikeScott8 what a great proposal story. I actually teared up a little bit, that was so romantic.
01-23-2002, 09:48 AM
I get choked up every time I read one of these stories!
Congratulations, MikeScott8 / Kelly! And lots of happiness to you both! That is such a wonderful and romantic story! :)
02-02-2002, 05:49 PM
this is how my fiancee proposed to me on our trip in October 2000.
Everyone wants to know how he "popped the question" so here it is:
Just a little background, Don and I have been together for almost 5 years and we have talked of marriage but when anyone asked when we were going to get married he'd say "May" and when someone asked "May what?" He would reply "May the day never come" So this was surely a surprise for me!
Don surprised me with a trip to Disney World, since he had been there like almost 17 times and had never been. We went Oct. 2 6 -Oct. 31. and stayed at Disney's All-Star Music.
I had stayed over Don's house the night before we left because his mother was going to drive us to the airport and it was easier to get to Greene Airport in Providence from his house. The morning of the trip was really unreal because I was way too calm. I had never been on a plane before and Carol ( Don's mother) was teasing me about everything. When we were getting ready to leave, Carol started to cry so hard I thought she was going to be sick! I thought that it was because it was the first big trip her "little boy" was taking with out her, but little did I know!
When we got to the airport Carol and Don made me go through the x-ray first and Carol made some comment about looking at the plane with her. I went. What I didn't know was the ring was in Don's carryon and he didn't want the technician to make a comment on it. Just as we made it to our boarding area we found out that our flight was delayed and there were two more flights delayed before ours. We were supposed to depart at 11:05 am and we did not leave until 1:15 PM. We were supposed to land in Orlando at 2:55 PM and we didn't land until 4:45 PM. We took a Mears Transportation Van to the hotel and we went to check in. At the check-in counter we found out that we didn't have the king size bed in our room, so she switched us to the only room with a king bed which was a smoking room and we could switch to the nonsmoking king room the next day.
In the room, Don asked me if I was going to take a shower and I decided not to because the Magic Kingdom was open until 8:30 that night and I wanted to go explore. That's when he opened his carry- on bag and handed me a big box wrapped by his mother ( I know whenever his mother wraps things because it was all frilly and had a HUGE bow.) The first thing I said was "What is this?" He said "Open it" and I did. Inside was piece of the Boyds Bear Village set that I collect, but the box did not say which one. So I opened the box and found the "Bears Chapel In the Woods". Still I was confused. I remove the church roof to see the figurine inside and I noticed that it was taped in Bubble-wrap which none of the other ones I had were wrapped in. Now I was getting a little suspicious . As I removed the bubble wrap I saw the gold band and I started to shake. When I could finally remove the ring and put it on I started to cry, and Don asked if that was a yes, I said yes and he asked if I knew that I sat next to it on the plane, and that his whole family knew and that I almost found it 2 weeks before! Of Course I was shocked and I had to call my family and then we called his family to let them know we got there safe, and then we left to go to Magic Kingdom
My wonderful, dear husband proposed to me at Disney World on October 14, 2000. I've included his write-up (that he put on his web-site) about how he pulled it off, because I couldn't say it better myself.
How I proposed...A Disney Fairy Tale:
By David B-)
The Background: We have had some problems previously with bus service with the hotel we stayed at this trip. I spent a couple of months building up to her that I kept complaining to them about this service problem (Side note, the service was much better this trip).
Disney World has an entire department dedicated just to engagements. I have to take a moment to thank Kim and Stacey there. I know it is their job, but I don't think I could have pulled it off without them.
We had scheduled this trip to WDW about 6 months ago, not realizing that the Magic Kingdoms "Fantasy in the Sky" presentation was only on Fridays and Saturdays. We were to arrive after it, on Saturday. I have a friend (You know who you are, Thank you again!!!!!) who bent a few rules on my air travel for me. If that person hadn't helped, I could not have pulled it off.
Travel Itinerary: I called Robin up a couple of weeks before we left and told her that there was a problem in re-confirming our flights. It seemed that we got bumped from a 6:30PM flight to a 6:30AM flight. Our original flight number wasn't valid any more. They must have changed the flight numbers, they do that occasionally, and messed up the time by 12 hours. I told her that we didn't want to change it, because at this time we both already knew about the fireworks problem. She bought it!
Arrival at the hotel: When we checked in, there was a note to greet us. It thanked us for allowing them another chance to improve their service, and invited us on a cruise. We were to be "Guests of Honor" for a special viewing of the "Fantasy in the Sky Fireworks" presentation in front of "Magic Kingdom", from "The Best Seat In The World." I read it, handed it to her, and said that this looked fun. She said "Wow, See what complaining gets you! Now I'm really glad they messed up the flights!" Again, She Bought it!
At Dinner: We talked, and had a toast to our dating for so long; we usually acknowledge the monthly anniversary of our first date. Our 28th month anniversary was 3 days prior, and we had said we would celebrate it at Walt Disney World. I told her I was a little tired, and asked her if she wanted to skip the boat ride. She told me that this boat trip seemed special and reminded me how much I wanted to see the fireworks. Again, She Bought it!
On The Dock: When we reached the edge of the pier, there no one else was there. She commented on how busy the boat might be. She asked me if I had an opinion on how many of these invitations went out, I declined comment. The boat backed into the dock, and the crewmember called out our names.
On the Boat: We were given a tour of the "Grand I" 44 foot Sea Ray Yacht, shown the flowers, Champagne, and even the bedrooms. Robin still didn't realize what was going on. We went up to the bow (Front of the boat) and sat. She thought we had a few more stops to make for additional passengers. We talked a bit as the boat went around the Seven Seas Lagoon. She commented that there was a beautifully romantic full moon; I was quick to take credit for it. She asked me if we were the only ones on this Cruise, I responded to her by suggesting one of my ex-classmates, who works at Walt Disney World must have arranged it when I complained to him. I told her we really needed to thank him. I asked her if she wanted to videotape the fireworks, she agreed.
The Question: I waited till the fireworks started, looked at her and told her that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with her, then I asked her to marry me. She sat there, I said a few more little things to her, and after about five minutes she asked me if I wanted her answer. I said "Of Course." She said "YES!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Afterwards: We drank a special toast to our engagement of "Iron Horse Fairy Tale Cuvée" Champagne, and she was presented with a glass slipper to commemorate our engagement. The crew commented that she didn't drop the camera, and that I held out till the fireworks started. Timing is, after all, everything
Postscript: The next evening I saw a neat lighted sign that I wanted as a souvenir. Before the Epcot Fireworks, I left her for a few moments. She reprogrammed the sign to say "HE PROPOSED!" Needless to say, she is still showing off the ring...
Although I don't have him on videotape, I captured the entire fireworks display (minus 1 or 2) and his whole speech on tape. I was totally blown away. And I must say that the remaining 5 days of our trip were heavenly.
What he left out was that I thought he couldn't keep a secret. I was under the impression that he would propose to me after Thanksgiving. Not only did I learn he can keep a really big secret, but so can the half of the city he told beforehand.
02-11-2002, 10:10 AM
What great stories, Tiggger1 and RRBB!!!! I love these stories!
What hotel were you staying at, Tiggger1? If you haven't already gotten married and honeymooned, you will have to go back to that hotel and stay in the room in which your fiance proposed to you on your honeymoon! My fiance and I will be honeymooning in the hotel room where he proposed to me, at the Poly! I love how your fiance put the ring inside the little chapel - that is so creative and sweet!
RRBB - that's such a wonderfully romantic story! It sounds like your husband really put a lot of time and thought into the proposal - it sounds like a beautiful night! :)
Belated congratulations to you both and your husband(s) (and / or fiance, Tiggger1)! :)
02-11-2002, 03:48 PM
We decided to stay at AKL which is a whole lot better than All star music ( No offense to anyone because i actually enjoyed it the last time we went,but we decided to upgrade because we decided to drive) so i guess i cannot "relive" the proposal but ill just have to make new memories:D
02-11-2002, 03:53 PM
Well, new memories are certainly special, too! You'll have to go over and at least VISIT ASM, while you're there, though, for "old time's sake"! :) I'm sure that you will love AKL - everyone says that it's beautiful, there! When will you be getting married / going on your honeymoon?
02-12-2002, 08:30 PM
AKL is an amazing place for couples. My boyfriend and I spent 8 days there in the beginning of January and we said we would stay there for our honeymoon. I have lots of pics of the hotel and the animals outside of our balcony - we were upgraded to a savannah room. I hope you have an amazing honeymoon.
02-22-2002, 07:38 PM
Here is an exceprt from my trip report of August 2001:
"Today is the big day. The day I'm going to ask Princess to marry me. I've had this day planned out for months now. On the bus ride in, She asked me what ride I wanted to go on first. I said Splash Mountain, and she thought I was nuts for wanting to go on a water ride first thing in the morning.
Some background information: I had bought her a cute little $10 'Mickey head' ring about 6 months ago on a trip to Disneyland. She had misplaced this ring a few weeks ago, and had seen another one when we were in the gift shop of our hotel.
Now, back to our story:
We enter the park, and hit Splash Mountain (along with the half of the crowd that didn't go to Tomorrowland first). I wanted to get a log with just the 2 of us in it, but the park was already very crowded so I knew this wouldn't be possible. We got in our log, and she went first (the logs at Disney World are not the same as Disneyland. In Disney World, you sit side-by-side) - I about had a cow and said 'No, I want to sit on the left side. Uhhhh… So I can videotape the ride!'
She again looked at me like I was nuts but humored me, much to the disdain of the ride operators.
Off we go on our ride, and I was nervous as heck. Towards the end of the ride, right as we started up the giant lift hill, I put the video camera down and reached in my pocket for the ring. Up we go. I had made a little envelope out of foam to keep the ring in, and I had trouble getting it out, so I just ripped it apart. We climb higher. She saw me fumbling around and wondered what the heck I was doing so close to the big drop. We're about half way there. I finally got the ring, grabbed her left hand and slipped the ring on her finger. Chug-chug-chug-chug. She looked at her finger and smiled, thinking that I had bought her another Mickey ring. Now approaching the top. Then the smile went away and her jaw dropped as she realized it wasn't a Mickey ring. We're almost there. She looked at me with a kind of confused face and I asked her to marry me. She looked at the ring again and said 'Are you serious?'
Just what every guy wants to hear =)
She started crying and said yes. Then she kissed me right as we went over the top of the hill and all the way down to our 'laughing place'. The water in my eyes was from the big splash at the end, I swear! ;)
I had planned this out, and I knew that they take your picture right as you go down the drop. I thought this would be a great memento. Well, we went to look at our picture, and it wasn't there. Apparently, they delete any pictures that other people might find offensive! I was pretty upset - they didn't even offer to let us ride the ride again so we could get another picture. "
We are honeymooning at WDW (Dolphin), of course!
02-25-2002, 12:59 PM
That is such an amazing story, Grimgrinnin! Great planning! And I love how you timed your proposal perfectly! I'm just sorry that they didn't keep your picture for you! :( That would have been such a perfect souvenir! Well, regardless, I'm sure that you got lots of great pictures afterwards! Your proposal sounds really romantic and fun, and I'm sure that it's a moment that your DF will never forget! When will you be honeymooning at the Dolphin?
Congratulations and lots of good luck and happiness to you both! :)
01-25-2005, 11:06 PM
:love: :love: So romantic!
01-27-2005, 01:44 PM
We spent a very wet Christmas day 2004 in Magic Kingdom. We were soaked to the skin and I was looking very attractive with my poncho on. The parades had been cancelled due to the sodden streets and we were considering leaving early. We had booked a character meal at Liberty Tree Tavern (which incidentally I highly recommend). So we brought the booking forward.
Thankfully when we were done stuffing ourselves it had stopped raining and they made the decision to try with Spectro magic. So we hung around and then waited for Wishes. The fireworks ended and I suggested we left but my gorgeous boyfriend said lets go for a walk. We found a secluded place to the left of the castle. I could see the stage and people preparing for a show. Not wanting to miss out on another Disney Christmas show I was desperately trying to make him head back to the front of the castle. He said you can't go I have to ask you something and that was it. From a slightly depressing Christmas day to the best day of my life....That's Disney Magic!
Congrats to everyone on their wedding past and future.
01-27-2005, 02:43 PM
My engagement story...
My DF and I went down to WDW for a long weekend to meet up with some friends. The last day of our trip was devoted to MK, my favorite! I wanted to get there uber-early so invited our friends to meet us but understood if they didn't want to. (They have 3 kids and getting anywhere early was next to impossible for them). So when they agreed to be up and out of their room by 8:00 was shocking to me... (should have caught on).
We walked up Main Street and after taking our zillion pics of the castle we starting talking about what to do first. My friend casually mentioned that she wanted to find Cinderella's Wishing Well. And my DBF, Randy, piped and said it was a good idea... He's not a big sightseer and is all about the rides... ( should have caught on).
So we find the well and my friend and I are all over the place taking a zillion more pics. Randy walks up to me, hands me a nickel, and says, "Let's make a wish" So we make our wishes, throw the nickels in, and I continue photographing everything. He asks me what I wished for. Being stubborn and superstiticious to boot, I wasn't about to tell him. He asks me if I want to know what his wish was. I casually say, "Sure."
(Are you ready for it?)
He gets down on one knee and presents this jewelry box and asks me if I will eventually marry him.... I don't remember much after that.
Randy quoted me as saying: "Randall! Randall! Are you serious?!
I eventually stopped shedding tears and said yes. He still picks on me that he had to ask twice before I gave him an answer besides his name.
Here's the pic that my friend, who Randall conveniently setup to be there, took. So that's why they were up so early!
02-08-2005, 10:18 PM
Question, what if you just want to eat at that resturaunt in Cinderella's castle and you just want the ring bought out on the glass slipper, nothing else, can you still do that?
02-09-2005, 01:53 PM
Question, what if you just want to eat at that resturaunt in Cinderella's castle and you just want the ring bought out on the glass slipper, nothing else, can you still do that?
I'm sure it can be done. I'd excuse yourself and get a mgr.s attn to brief them on what you want to do.
02-12-2005, 11:44 PM
My wife and I got engaged at disney while eating supper. I was going to do it before the fireworks, but cinderella was walking around and i approached her and gave her the ring. She walked over and told my wife "at disney dreams really come true, will you marry your prince charming". It was perfect. the restaraunt picked up the tab on our meal and had champange and roses sent to the room.
02-21-2005, 06:21 PM
Dh proposed to me at the rose garden in front of cinderellas castle in December 01.
He set it up with disney. When we checked into our hotel, they gave us an invitation to private dessert party at the rose garden. We went there later that day and the garden was roped off, two cast members checked our "invitation" and took some pics of us. When we got down the path there was a loveseat set up with two a table. On the table was roses, chocolate truffles, a glass slipper with our names and dates engraved and some sparkling cider and glasses. DH asked me to sit down, and he proposed...it was awesome. We got to spend a half hour there, the cast members sent our goodies to our room so we could enjoy the park. It was the best day ever!
02-21-2005, 07:41 PM
DF proposed to me on a horse-drawn carriage ride (while at Disney World- Davy Crocket area of Fort Wilderness?)- I was totally surprised when he got down on bended knee (he has a lot of problems with his knees-due to old football injuries)....I'll never forget it rained the whole day except for the time that we were on the horse drawn carriage ride.
What made it all the more special is that it was also my first time at Disney. I can't wait to go back for our honeymoon this coming October. :earsboy: I hope that this trip will be just as magical. :wizard:
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