Proposal at Disney Tokyo

Discussion in 'Tokyo Disneyland' started by MelbourneGirl, Aug 12, 2017.

  1. MelbourneGirl

    MelbourneGirl Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Asking for a friend... he would like to propose to his girlfriend in front of the castle but we're unsure if there is a suitable area to do so, can anyone give us some easy to follow pointers of where would be a good spot?

    Also, is there anyway we can organise for a Disney photographer to capture the moment? Even if he has to ask on the day, just not sure if that's possible?

    Thinking at worst he could tell his girlfriend he had organised an offical to take a photo of them in front of the castle and then propose?

    Any ideas welcome :)
     
  2. rkold

    rkold Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2013
    Messages:
    337
    I think unless someone in your party is completely fluent in Japanese you're going to have a very hard time arranging a photographer. When we were in TDR in June '17 there were not that many photographers just roaming the park and in general they were not interested in taking pictures of foreigners. (If they're Japanese then this might be a lot easier...) It's not like WDW or DL.

    The plaza in front of the castle is pretty open and depending on park crowds might work for a place to propose.
     
  3. Avatar

    Advertisement


  4. Agent 86

    Agent 86 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    718
    I guess it depends upon what the proposee would like. I presume that they're inclined to like a "big", public proposal right in front of the castle, instead of something quieter and more private?

    I think the proposer will have trouble finding a cast member / photographer right when they need them. I'm sure a local would be happy to take photos, but they may not know what to do once the proposal starts to unfold and the proposer would have no guarantee of the quality of the photos.

    Maybe try emailing Tokyo Disney to see if you get any kind of legible response in English?
     
  5. MelbourneGirl

    MelbourneGirl Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    2
    Thanks for your replies. The person being proposed to is a huge Disney fan and being that we're Australian, we don't get very many opportunities to indulge so the castle proposal feels like it would be a dream come true. Having said that, if you guys can think of a more 'Disney' way to do it, were all ears .

    The photographer idea was wishful thinking I guess, you see these great photos online but understand that that's not the Same in Japan. I think at the very least, they will be able to ask another visitor to take a photo afterward.
     
  6. OldSchoolReasons

    OldSchoolReasons DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2014
    Messages:
    556
    It's hard to tell without knowing the couple but has he considered proposing over a romantic meal - the Blue Bayou springs to mind. then, there's still the at Disney element without the spectacle of a public proposal.

    Of course if he wants to go out I'd also suggest the Plaza Gardens area.
     
  7. Agent 86

    Agent 86 DIS Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2013
    Messages:
    718
    DisneySea offers a number of lovely proposal options. For example, while taking a gondola ride, especially through the Venetian portion. Or on the upper / forward deck of the SS Columbia, especially at night. Or crossing the Italian style bridge. Or somewhere on the upper fort.

    There are also the "fun" options like Splash Mountain or Space Mountain with a sign that is shown in the ride photo.

    Another option may be the Mickey meet and greet. IF you use google translate or another program to write your idea (i.e. the proposal) and somehow secretly show it to the cast member when in line. Then you would have Mickey and professional photos.
     
    myshioda likes this.
  8. myshioda

    myshioda Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2018
    Messages:
    8
    I think those photos online of proposals are hired photographers that visit the park with you. They aren't Disney CMs, in my understanding.
     
  9. gelatoni fan

    gelatoni fan Earning My Ears

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2018
    Messages:
    73
    Not at Tokyo Disneyland per se but I have seen quite a few people proposing at Disneyland in Hong Kong and Anaheim. Here's some I have seen multiple times:

    1. after fireworks in front of the castle
    2. outside the park entrance before going in
    3. before a show/parade
    4. during a character meet & greet
    5. randomly on Main Street

    If it's Disneyland side, World Bazaar right before/after a projection show could be really cool. These shows last 2 minutes and start every 10 minutes with the first show exactly 10 minutes after the start of the fireworks. So if fireworks are 8:30 PM, projection shows are 8:40, 8:50, etc up to closing. They alternate between the adventure and princess versions with the princess version obviously more suitable for a proposal. Maybe right after the last show of the night because once the park reaches closing time, World Bazaar switches to the "Brand New Day" reprise which is also a very good song for this type of moment. Or right after fireworks and then walk over to World Bazaar to see the first projection show after she says "yes".

    Many other good spots have already been mentioned but the monorail station could also be a viable spot given that there's quite a few nice displays and it's the start or end of a magical day. The plaza in Arabian Coast out in DisneySea also seems to be a popular spot for proposals.
     
    myshioda likes this.
  10. Absimilliard

    Absimilliard Mouseketeer

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 1999
    Messages:
    310
    I have a similar idea with my girlfriend, but there won't be an issue for photos since my parents are coming along on the trip to Tokyo.

    Space Mountain is my home away from home and me and a few friends are the biggest Space Mountain fans on the planet. So, I am thinking of doing it at the entrance of Space Mountain or inside the station....
     

Share This Page