Best Places To Pop The Question At Walt Disney World

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It does not get much more magical than getting engaged at Walt Disney World Resort. If you are considering kicking off your own happily ever after at the happiest place on earth join us in this article to get ideas and learn some perfect places you may consider popping the question!


1. Disney’s BoardWalk

Boardwalk Inn

Disney proposals do not have to happen in the park. In fact, some of the most beautiful areas of the property are around Disney resorts. The beauty of the Disney BoardWalk makes it an ideal backdrop for a proposal. Themed reminiscent of a Victorian beach resort, the BoardWalk is filled with shops, restaurants, a bakery and bars. Feign a walk around the BoardWalk with your unsuspecting sweetie to nail the perfect unexpected proposal.

2. California Grill

California Grill

The most beautiful Disney restaurant I can imagine is of course, California Grill. A gourmet meal and showstopping wine atop the Contemporary Resort sets the perfect backdrop for the evening. Pop the question over dinner and celebrate with champagne and an unobstructed firework view open exclusively to restaurant guests on the roof.  If you really want to amp up the wow factor, propose during the Happily Ever After Show while the fireworks explode overhead.

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3. On Bay Lake


There are so many gorgeous spots along Bay Lake, any beachfront spot is perfect. Snag a seat at a swing or chair on the beach in front of Grand Floridian Resort, the Contemporary Resort or Polynesian Village Resort and enjoy a beautiful view of the lake and the Magic Kingdom while you pop the question. After he or she says yes, celebrate with a cocktail from a nearby bar at the resort or with dinner at a Disney restaurant. Remember if you pop the question in the evening, be sure to note the time of the Electrical Water Parade and Happily Ever After Show so you avoid an overcrowded beach or a noisy space when the big moment arrives.


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4. In Front of Cinderella Castle

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This spot is the classic proposal location for a reason, it is storybook magic come to life. The Main Street, U.S.A view of Cinderella Castle is a common proposal spot but areas at the back of the castle in Fantasyland or near the wishing well at the side of the castle are excellent choices too. There are usually PhotoPass photographers near the castle so lining up for a photo before the proposal is a great option for folks looking to have the moment captured forever.

5. The End of a Disney Race

Ready to run through life with your best friend? For runners there is nothing like the fun, adrenaline and magic of a RunDisney race. Sure, keeping up with the bling and keeping a ring hidden during a race may be challenging but worth the trouble for die hard Disney runners. Runners looking to pop the question during a RunDisney race could time the proposal with favorite characters during the race, at mile markers or at beautiful spots in the closed parks during the race. For the perfect ending to an awesome race you could propose at the finish line. After the big moment is over the lovebirds can pose for photos with the new bling and race finisher medals.

6. Around World Showcase

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Epcot’s World Showcase is chock full of incredible spots that would make the perfect engagement backdrop. Pop the question over a delicious dinner at Chefs de France or near the Trevi Fountain in the Italian Pavilion. Or drop to one knee under the tiled archway in Morocco or in the tea garden in the United Kingdom. There are so many beautiful options in World Showcase you really cannot go wrong.

7. Near the Tree of Life

Tree of Life

For Animal Kingdom fans, getting engaged within view of the Tree of Life is the dream proposal. There are so many lush and beautiful spots around the park but the Tree of Life is iconic Disney and has PhotoPass photographers nearby to capture the moment. While your sweetie is marveling at the intricately carved animals that fill the tree, drop to one knee to pop the question.

8. Nostalgia Central

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If you and your sweetie are repeat visitors to Walt Disney World, consider proposing in a part of the resort that resonates most with you as a couple.  Maybe a specific attraction holds special memories for you or a favorite Disney movie means that a certain park or hotel would be the perfect place for your proposal. Remember, there is no right or wrong way to do a Disney proposal, tailor the experience to your preferences and get excited to spend the rest of your life with your best friend.

About Katie

I love talking and reading and breathing and everything Disney. I am married to an amazing man who also has a love for Disney. I love Walt Disney World and we try to visit as often as we can. I am thankful for a mom who raised me to have such a love for Disney and of course for Walt Disney and Mickey Mouse! My favorite characters are Minnie Mouse and Belle. I have an English Degree and I love to write so I am so excited that I am able to put my love of writing and Disney together. Thank you for reading my articles and sharing in my love for Disney!

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