Walt Disney World bride and groom

Walt Disney World is well-known as a popular destination for folks who are getting married or celebrating their honeymoons. Thousands of couples visit the resort every year to celebrate the start of their new lives together, and Disney gladly welcomes them, offering a variety of special packages tailored to their needs. Of course, before you can get married, you need to propose. And Walt Disney World is positively overflowing with opportunities to create a memorable moment for your partner. In fact, there are so many ways to propose at the resort that it can be difficult to decide which is the best, and which is the most suitable for your future wife (or husband). There are a number of things to consider when planning a Disney engagement, for example:

  • Does your intended mind having large crowds witness the the proposal? If so, it's probably best to avoid public areas of Walt Disney World.
  • Are they likely to appreciate a huge, noisy statement of your love for them, or are they are more likely to hope for a quiet, private moment together?

With these factors in mind, here are 10 potentially amazing ways that you can propose at Walt Disney World. These are just a starter - we hope that readers will weigh in with some more ideas in the comments section!

10. Take a horse-drawn carriage ride

Horse-drawn carriage

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It's possible to hire an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage at the Fort Wilderness Resort and the Port Orleans Resort. At Fort Wilderness, you'll ride through past lush pine and cypress trees, while at Port Orleans you'll take in the banks of the Sassagoula River. At the time of writing, the rides last for 25 minutes and cost $45. As the romantic carriage ride draws to a close, you can produce a ring and ask the big question. Just be sure that your loved one won't mind having the driver listen in.

9. Order a custom cake

Image: Disney


If you're planning to propose in one of Walt Disney World's restaurants, Disney can rustle up a custom "Will you marry me" cake for you. You can choose from a variety of types and shapes of cake, but be sure to reserve both restaurant and cake well in advance (at least 72 hours for the cake, as much as six months for the restaurant, if you are set on one eatery in particular). You can call Disney's special cake hotline (407) 827-2253 to arrange the details.

8. Share a car at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater

Image: Josh Hallet, Wikimedia Commons (License)

Opinions of the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theaterat Disney's Hollywood Studios vary widely. In possibly Walt Disney World's most unique restaurant, guests sit in 1950s convertibles under a starry night sky in a giant drive-in theater. From there, they can watch snippets from Hollywood's earliest, cheesiest sci-fi "masterpieces". If the person you plan to propose to is either a huge fan of B-movies or a nostalgic romantic who would appreciate an old-fashioned drive-in theater date, this could be a great setting for your proposal.

7. Visit the honeymoon destination at Epcot's World Showcase

France Pavilion
Image © Disney

Does your partner dream of visiting Venice, Paris or some other exotic location? Then why not head to Epcot's World Showcase, where you'll find recreations of landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower. You can propose in front of one of them, before promising to visit the real thing on your honeymoon.

6. Watch the Wishes fireworks at the California Grill

California Grill

Situated at the top of the Contemporary Resort's iconic A-frame structure, the California Grill is one of Walt Disney World's most popular restaurants. It's also one of the best places at the resort from which to watch the Magic Kingdom's Wishes fireworks display. What better way to set the mood for a proposal?



My now-husband proposed in front of my favorite ride, The Tower of Terror! It made such a great memory - my favorite ride is even more special now. Plus, taking the plunge has a whole new meaning!

How do you arrange for one of those elaborate proposals you see on YouTube where the cast members will join in song and dance? The one that comes to mind that's my favorite is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpojZ0COU3Y

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