How to Pull Off a Magical Proposal at Disney
What better place to say "yes" than at the Happiest Place on Earth?
Disney has long been a place for brides-to-be to make their fairy tale wedding dreams come true, but before saying “I do” many people are saying “yes” at the Happiest Place on Earth.
“Over the last decade proposals at Disney have become more popular,” Korri McFann, Marketing Director Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings, tells Travel + Leisure. “I think a big reason for that is the Millenials want this moment documented and able to share. They’re doing everything like scavengers hunts to renting out the Aladdin show.”
Unsurprisingly, one of the most popular spots to get down on one knee is at Magic Kingdom at Cinderella’s Royal Table in Cinderella’s castle followed by requests for proposals around Illumination at Epcot. “One of my favorite spots right now is the safari at Animal Kingdom,” notes McFann. “We just did one a few weeks ago on the platform that’s surrounded by animals and the sunset. It’s just the two of you out there for that special moment.”
If you’re interested in using Disney as the background for your proposal, there is a team at the ready with a the-sky-is-the-limit mentality. “We have a variety of packages to offer people from impromptu moments to a full planning experience,” she adds. “We coordinate with the groom and help with the reveal of the ring and have great photography to capture the moment as well. People are actually making a vacation out of it and calling it ‘engagement-cations.’”
Those engagement photos are also, as one would expect, becoming quite popular on social media. Newly engaged brides have been sharing pics of their diamond rings all over the various parks to mark the special moment.
Still feeling a bit unsure how to pull off a magical proposal? Disney breaks down three tips to make sure your magical moment is flawless:
Call in advance
“It’s exciting getting engaged, but there are also a lot of nerves, so let the Disney team help make you look like a hero,” she says. “Call early to make sure we can help you through the process. We have wonderful packages and also custom experiences.”
Book an engagement shoot
“Couples can come into the park before it opens and have a whole photo shoot the day after they get engaged,” adds McFann. “It really helps to start the journey together as an engaged couple that they can share with their family and friends.”
Make it a group moment
“We’re seeing friends and family get in on the moment,” McFann says. “It’s an interesting element we’ve been seeing, but couples love having their loved ones there to celebrate.”