3 Super Sweet Disney Proposals
Forget mountaintops or picnic baskets, whirlwind European getaways or ballpark proposals, if you and your significant other are huge Disney fans, there’s no better way to say ‘yes!’ to a bended knee than at Disney World. Much like falling in love and (finally!) meeting the person you want to share your life with, the undertone of all Disney experiences can be defined as ‘magical.’ That’s why so many Mickey Mouse-loving, movie-watching twosomes set their sights on Disney’s spectacular lands as the place to seal their engagement with a show – and of course, a ring. Disney proposals are the best!
If you’re considering proposing to your partner via Disney’s several packages and options, allow one of our specialized Disney agents do the hard planning work for you. From making your gal feel like the Cinderella she truly is in your heart to taking her on a real magic carpet ride that’ll leave her breathless, you can intertwine any storyline into your own, making it memorable and more importantly, once-in-a-lifetime.
After all, what’s that Jiminy Cricket says? When you wish upon a star, your dreams do come true. Here are three couples who have experienced those magical moments:
In 2009, Janelle was diagnosed with severe fibromyalgia. Unfortunately, arriving at this conclusion wasn’t an easy one, since it required countless hospital and doctor visits, and taking a semester off of college. What gave Janelle peace of mind during this emotional, painful and debilitating time? Disney. To keep her spirits high, she turned to her favorite characters and movies, encouraging her to dream about a few things: moving to Chicago one day and meeting her own Prince Charming. After a stint at a rehabilitation clinic that helped her navigate and manage her pain, her mom suggested she join Match.com. It was through this online matchmaking service that she met Dan.
The attraction was instant, and quickly, they grew close, especially since Dan was accepting and loving toward her condition. After a period of dating, Dan joined her family halfway through their Christmastime excursion to Disney World. Though super-excited to have all of her favorite people together at her favorite place on Earth, Janelle didn’t know just what surprise was actually in store for her, thanks to the careful planning of Dan and her family.
They teamed together with the Grand Floridian to plan a proposal for the books. When they arrived, employees encouraged Janelle and her family to participate in a scavenger hunt, with several clues that led her around the property, with the final hint sitting next to the Grand Floridian’s band, some Christmas trees and a rose. The clue read ‘I found my Prince Charming. Now here comes yours.”
And who walked up? Dan, who wasn’t expected to arrive for several days later. While ‘So This is Love’ played, he asked the most important question of her life. Of course, this princess said, ‘yes!’
In 2014, Kathryn and Timothy met in Lima, Peru while on a mission trip. Though the chemistry was instant, the timing was wrong, as Kathryn was battling personal issues that left Timothy in the dreaded friend zone. The pair stayed in contact, thanks to the wonders of social media, and a year later, they found themselves on another mission trip together in the Dominican Republic. It was after this trip they decided to make it official and begin their relationship.
Fast forward to two years later and Kathryn’s boss surprised her and her sister with a day pass to The Magic Kingdom at Disney World. Since they’re big fans, it was a welcomed gift, which she couldn’t wait to tell her boyfriend about. A month later, she made the trek to Disney, where she shared all of her adventures through Magic Kingdom, Frontierland, Tomorrowland and more, with Tim, snapping each moment.
What she didn’t realize was how much her life wa about to change. Kathryn’s brother joined her on the trip, along with their sister, and he was being stubborn and really wanting to go to a specific place for fireworks, she abided and they headed to the spot he selected. When they arrived, her sister pulled out the camera, and though a mess of people started to gather, Kathryn didn’t notice, since she was having such a wonderful time. It wasn’t until they made their way to the front of the castle that she met eyes with Tim and realized what was happening. To celebrate, they ate inside of the castle, toasting to their newly engaged life together.
Though Chris and Toey attended the same high school during their senior year of high school, they were never close. Chris made more of an effort to get on Toey’s good graces, and finally, when he came up with an interesting idea, she fell for it. What was it? A piece of paper he asked her to sign, which he made into an ‘employment contract’ where she had to be his girlfriend for 21 days. That’s all it took, and their relationship took off.
Over time, they discovered many commonalities, including a shared passion for Disneyland. Each year, they bought an annual pass to Disneyland Hong Kong, always making time to share in the experience together. After eight years of dating, Chris’s company hosted a ‘family day’ at Disneyland and invited Toey to be his date. He went ahead of her to finish what he called ‘business plans’ – but he was actually preparing for a big moment: their proposal! Toey arrived at the time requested and was stunned to find Chris on bended knee, waiting for her answer. Without hesitation, she agreed to share her life with him – this time, with a different, more permanent contract: a marriage license.