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Old 08-30-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Proposal Postponed predicament. Advice/help?

So here's the story. I had a vacation booked for August 25th weekend and was planning to propose to my girlfriend during dinner at Narcoossee's (fireworks time slot). However my mother ended up being in the hospital due to some serious complications from surgery and I had to postpone the trip. Now I have it rescheduled for the weekend of September 29th, and plan on enjoying Epcot's Food and Wine Festival. Needless to say I can't seem to get the same sort of ADR on this short notice it seems. After talking myself out of some other ideas and being really excited about doing it at Narcoossee's, I'm now somewhat at a loss for ideas.
Do you think I could work something out by calling the restaurant? And does anyone have any other ideas more in the Epcot realm since we'll be spending most of our time there now? She has specifically said she wouldn't want it to be something too big and public.

If this is the wrong section please redirect me. Thanks in advance!
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:29 PM   #2
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:41 PM   #3
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Victoria & Albert's has a 9:00 PM opening on Sept 29th. And congratulations on your upcoming engagement!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the idea Mrs. Ciz, although I think Victoria and Albert's will be a little bit outside of my price range. I'm a college student and the unexpected trip to cleveland for the past few weeks ate a pretty decent hole in my budget.
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Old 08-30-2012, 10:22 PM   #5
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Since you'll be at Epcot, what about the San Angel Inn? It looks very romantic, starry sky and all. It's better on the wallet too.

Sending prayers for your mom's recovery as well.
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Old 08-31-2012, 07:29 AM   #6
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What about going over to the Polynesian beach and watching the Magic Kingdom fireworks from there? I'm picturing the whole down on one knee in the sand, explosions over head, romance in the air type of thing.

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Old 09-01-2012, 08:05 AM   #7
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The beach at the Polynesian was one of my first ideas, and it's my backup right now. Maybe dinner at Kona, then grab some drinks and see if we can take them down to the beach? That could work.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:01 PM   #8
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An early congratulations to you and your soon-to-be!!

The Poly beach is a great idea! If you walk down the beach a bit (away from the marina side) you will find the fireworks crowd thins out a bit.

In regards to the reservations, continue to try and call because something could very well open up. San Angel Inn could be very romantic, the tables are just on top of one another there.

If you'd like more suggestions, would be happy to give you some!!
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:23 AM   #9
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Looks like you and I are sorta in the same boat... I'm planning on doing it in December though.

Either way, I asked that question in the December Roll Call thread and got some good responses. Check it out:

http://www.disboards.com/showthread....cember&page=11

someone came up with this awesome link too:
http://www.orlandofuntickets.com/Bes...sney-World.php
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Old 09-05-2012, 10:52 AM   #10
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Have you thought about a carriage ride proposal

Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground


A relaxing and cozy 25 -minute carriage ride through Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground.
•$45.00 for 25 minutes (includes tax)
•Tickets are sold by the carriage drivers
•Cash and Disney Resort guest room charge only. No credit cards are accepted
•Small carriage holds 2 adults and 1 small child.
•Large carriage holds 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 small children.
•Reservations nightly (weather permitting)
• Begins at 6:00 pm with the last ride departing at 9:30pm
•Departs from Crockett’s Tavern at Pioneer Hall.
•Beverages are permitted

Advance reservations can be made up to 180 days ahead by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. A $45 fee for no-shows or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will apply.

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A relaxing and cozy 25 -minute carriage ride through Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort
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• Begins at 6:00 pm with the last ride departing at 9:30pm
•Departs from in front of the Boatwright's Dining Hall
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Advance reservations can be made up to 180 days ahead by calling 407-WDW-PLAY. A $45 fee for no-shows or cancellations with less than 24 hours notice will apply.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:59 AM   #11
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How about renting one of the boats and doing it out in the water? Maybe even on an Illuminations Cruise?

There are so many nice restaurants in Epcot, I think any of them would likely be terrific--Le Cellier, Coral Reef, Tutto Italia, or Bistro de Paris. Does she have a favorite country or place she has always wanted to visit? It would be kind of romantic to propose in Italy or France and then make a promise to visit the real place on your honeymoon or wedding anniversary.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #12
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The beach at the Polynesian was one of my first ideas, and it's my backup right now. Maybe dinner at Kona, then grab some drinks and see if we can take them down to the beach? That could work.
op i think you have the right idea. what a wonderful surprise! just brings tears to my eyes, how romantic wish you all the best!
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Old 09-06-2012, 02:45 AM   #13
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Ooohhh, the beach at the Poly during fireworks would be AMAZING. Or at sunset! Or in front of the castle after the crowds are gone right after the park closes. Or go in front of the castle for a "pic" and give your camera to the photo pass guy and let him in on the secret, then he'll be able to take some awesome shots of it for you (may be a little more public than what she would want, but think of the PICTURES you would have! ) Down by the water at Downtown Disney.

BUT....

Honestly, you're going to be at the most magical place on earth- you really can't go wrong! Most girls don't care about the WHERE as much as what you SAY! Good luck with your plans- don't stress it too much!

PS- I'll be there that day too, so if I see someone popping the question, I'll just assume its you lol. Good luck!
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:51 PM   #14
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Ok, here's what I think the final plan will be:
Spend day 1 at MK, go to the GF around 5:00 and grab some drinks, visit the beach and propose there. Then proceed to a 5:50 reservation at Citrico's and be back in time to see wishes, or watch from the beach right there. Then spend day 2 at food and wine festival.
Thanks for the ideas everyone!

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Old 09-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #15
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I thought of another question for you experts, but didn't think it warranted a new thread. If was going to pop the question at one of the resorts, who could I talk to about having someone there to take a few candid photos as it happens? Photopass? Are there any other options besides an outside professional?
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