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Savannah View Proposal

This past October Dave and I stayed at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. I never get to stay on property so this was a great staycation. While we were there, we took some time to explore the resort. I had been here many times, however, I had never truly explored the resort. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge has plenty of great places for the perfect proposal.

Open window in back of lobby

Suspended above the lobby is a bridge that connects the two sides of the Disney Vacation Club floor. To go here you do not have to be a Disney Vacation Club member. Imagine proposing to you love above this beautiful lobby. Better yet, imagine proposing during Christmas time when the lobby is decorated with trees and lights! Because of the bridge’s location, it tends to be vacant. It can provide a nice place for the two of you to escape to.

Suspended bridge in lobby

Different view of the bridge

There a plenty of beautiful places throughout the resort. Some of these places bring you nose to nose with animals. Dave and I stopped to watch the animal keepers feed birds.

You can also find plenty of quite places to watch the animals. Dave and I found these zebras in the most random spot.

Zebra zone in back of the resort

If a public place is not your style, consider getting a Savannah View room. Imagine waking up in the morning and opening you patio to the sights of giraffes and zebras roaming around. Imagine the sun rising and setting a beautiful scene as you propose on the balcony of your room. Also, let the front desk know you are proposing! They can send up some yummy Zebra Domes or perhaps a bottle of champagne.

The morning after Dave proposed he went down to the desk to get Just Engaged buttons and the AKL staff gave him flowers to bring back to me. These beautiful red roses were the perfect end to a wonderful day!

The roses Dave received from the AKL staff

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On the Boardwalk Proposal

Hello! Happy March! I hope that you are having an amazing start to your month and that it has been full of love and excitement. I am sorry that I have taken a break from posting proposal ideas, but I wanted to make sure that this blog didn’t get too boring. Also, with everything that has been going on, I haven’t really had time to go out and get some amazing pictures! Today is your lucky day because I have got a wonderful idea to share with you!

This week’s Pixie Dusted Proposal happens to be at one of my favorite places in all of Walt Disney World: The Boardwalk Hotel/Resort. Located as a part of the EPCOT resort circle, the Boardwalk, features a wonderful array of views and scenes perfect for a proposal. I love this spot because you can have a variety of proposal types here. The Boardwalk is vintage enough that you could proposal in a style that fits your loves personality. You can also make you proposal homey and quiet or shout it out to world, or at least the lagoon.

The Boardwalk gives off a very nostalgic vibe. If you grew up along the Jersey shore, you will feel right at home here. They ever have surreys that you can rent! How perfect would it be for you to go out on an early morning surrey ride along the boardwalk and then you ask your love to marry you? Or perhaps you could take a surrey for an afternoon ride, stop to have a picnic along the water and the perfect moment presents itself. There are many options for you if you want to give a vintage or nostalgic feel to your proposal. And why not make it fun?

Tiny little surrey with the fringe on the top....

There are also many restaurants along the Boardwalk in which you could possibly have a nice dinner and propose. Cat Cora’s Kouzzina is one of my favorite places to eat, with an open view of the kitchen and wonderful Greek food. They are sure to celebrate your proposal by having the whole restaurant give you a big “Opa!” For the sports nut, there is the ESPN Club where they have a TVs broadcasting many different sporting events at one time. For the beer lover, Big River Brewery is a fairly newer microbrewery at the Boardwalk. We can’t forget the Flying Fish Cafe specializing in lovely seafood, seashore type eats.

If you are looking to have an entertaining evening and maybe propose in a big way, why not do it while enjoying amazing music at Jellyrolls? Jellyrolls is a dueling piano bar that only plays the requests of their patrons and is sure to make your special night enjoyable! It is my favorite place on the Boardwalk. The music is amazing and the piano players and sure to make you laugh and impress you with their talent. Maybe if you are lucky, Scotty will play Rainbow Connection for you!

For amazing music and a good time!

I leave you with my idea of a perfect proposal. If I was to be proposed to at the Boardwalk Hotel/Resort, this is where I would want it to happen. The best part about this place is that if you are planning on having a small wedding or maybe a vow renewal, you can always come back to this place and set something up with Disney Weddings.

The place is a small pavilion at the end of the Boardwalk on the way to EPCOT. It looks out over the water and have some views of the Boardwalk and a lighthouse. You can catch some of the most amazing sunsets from this pavilion and the place itself offers some kind of peace that just resonates with me. I hope that you feel the same when you visit it. It would be a great spot to propose especially if your significant other has expressed getting married at that spot already. Why not bring them there at sunset, look them in the eye, and say, ” I love you and I would love to spend the rest of my life with you. Let’s start right here in this very spot.” Or something like that 🙂 Unfortunately I do not have a picture of this place that this very moment, but you can bet as soon as I get one I’ll post it. For now, let your imagination wander, or go hunting for the place. You’ll know which one I am talking about as soon as you see it!

That’s all for now! I’ll have another Pixie Dusted Proposal spot up here soon for you guys. Until then…. Keep Dreaming Wonderful Dreams!

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The Unexpected Proposal

Since Valentine’s day is right around the corner, I have decided to write about the unexpected proposal. These happen a lot and tend to be even better than the planed proposal. I find that when I look at proposal stories that have to do with Disney, the unexpected proposal tends to happen more often than the planed proposal. So why go through all the planning?

Proposals are supposed to be special. Every guy who has planned a proposal has had this perfect day or time in their mind. Girls, we do it too. We may imagine how our perfect proposal would be and then we would hope that our best girlfriends tell our future fiance about it. In a perfect world, perfect proposals would go exactly as planned and would be amazing. But we don’t live in a perfect world and we all know that proposals rarely go exactly as planned. But sometimes, it’s the unexpected moment that makes a proposal perfect.

The most important part of a proposal is making sure that you propose at the right time. You want to make sure it is the right moment, one that is worth remembering. Don’t worry guys, there’s no need to stress. If you plan a day or evening full of things both of you love to do, the right moment will just happen.

At Disney, you might be meeting your love’s favorite princess and that princess begins to talk about you being her prince and her hoping that you live happily ever after. That would be a perfect moment to just say, “well actually, *enter name here* I was wondering if you would let be the prince charming in your happily ever after.” Ok that is cheesy, well I think it’s cute, but you get the point. You may plan an evening at the beach and be taking a walk at sunset and she makes a comment about how beautiful it is and then your perfect moment arrives. I guess my point is: the perfect moment is usually isn’t planned.

As a treat…check out this video of a proposal that happened after a couple ran into Push the talking trash can on the Tomorrowland Bridge in Walt Disney World. It’s pretty awesome

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Wishing for a proposal

This weeks Pixie Dust Proposal has everything to do with wishing wells! Wishing wells are a princess staple. Cinderella had one and Snow White had one as well. So why not plan a proposal at a wishing well that has some beautiful views?

Walt Disney World resort is home to the breathtaking Cinderella’s Castle. Hidden along the castle ramps you will find a quiet little alcove that is home to Cinderella’s wishing well. This happens to be a popular proposal spot simply because of the view of Cinderella’s castle that it provides. At night while the castle is giving us a “kiss goodnight” and changing a multitude of beautiufl colors, the view from the wishing well is amazing. It provides a sweet backdrop for the perfect proposal.

During the day, the wishing well is usually a quick stop for passersby. They may pause briefly for a picture or to make a wish in the well. All the change that is found in the well goes to help children’s dreams come true. I’m not 100% where the money goes but I know that Disney partners heavily with Give Kids the World and Make-A-Wish, both organizations make children’s wishes come true.

The wishing well would provide a great place to quietly pull your love aside and propose. You could ask them to close their eyes and make a wish, when they turn around you are down on one knee. You could ask someone to take your picture, pretend you dropped your wishing coin and end up on one knee. Or you could just simply pop the question as the castle changes colors before your eyes. There are many ways to propose at Cinderella’s wishing well. You could even get Disney’s Guest Relations involved and make it extra special.

Cinderella's Wishing Well

Wishing well during "A Kiss Goodnight"

Profile of the wishing well during the day.

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A Glowing Proposal

Hello PDP readers! I’m sorry for the delay. The week of Thanksgiving was extremely busy at work and the time after has been extremely stressful with lots of things going on at work and at home and getting ready to move again.

We are in full Christmas swing now that we have passed the Thanksgiving mark and it’s time to get in a few posts about Christmastime proposals at Walt Disney World.

Our first proposal idea comes from Disney’s Hollywood Studios, the only place where you can find the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights. The Streets of America is lined with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights that dance to Christmas songs every 15-30 minutes. Not only are these lights amazing to see, but Disney keeps the tradition of adding something new to the display every year. Even though it’s warm in Florida, it does not stop Disney from producing snow and making you feel like you are in a winter wonderland.

The light displays provide a number of a great places to propose. You could propose in the middle of Streets of America, under a canopy of red lights, by a giant light switch, or right under the Spectacle of Dancing Lights sign. You could toast your proposal with a warming cup of hot chocolate or an ice cold alcoholic beverage sold in the Studios.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of the lights:

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Boo-tiful Proposal with 999 Happy Haunts

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! We were very excited to show you guys a really awesome video of a proposal that happened at the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland, however it has magically disappeared, so we will have to settle with telling you about it.

A truly unique place to get engaged at Walt Disney World or even Disneyland, would be at the Haunted Mansion. We heard of a story that came all the way from Disneyland about a young man who proposed to his girlfriend at Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion. His girlfriend was actually a cast member who worked at the attraction and was on her shift when all of this happened. It just goes to show what can happen when you ask the right people.

With the help of many people, both their families, friends, Guest Relations, Management, and other guests, this beautiful proposal took place. As the girl stepped out to relieve another fellow cast member, she was watching the queue when all of a sudden person after person came up to her with a rose. Each rose had a little note attached to it. Can you imagine random strangers coming up and handing you roses? The last person to bring a rose was her boyfriend who then dropped the question.

Of course she said yes and I’m pretty sure that she got the rest of the evening off. Sounds pretty awesome right?

Some cool ideas on how to make this happen:

Use real flowers and have the last one be fake. I know that sounds cheesy “I’ll love you until the last one dies” but it’s something that would make this moment really cute and special.

Do it on Halloween. If Halloween is something that both of you love, then why not pick this night and make it something you’ll never forget?

See what kind of help you can get. You could bring along some of your coworker that she doesn’t know, get a group of random strangers to help you out, or even see what Disney can cook up with you.

I really loved this story and I wish I could find the video to share with you.

Happy Halloween!

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Sunset Point

The other day my boyfriend David and I awoke very early to make our 7:45 reservations at Kona Cafe for breakfast. Kona is located inside Disneys Polynesian Resort, just one of the three resorts that sit along the Seven Seas Lagoon. We were sleepy-eyed but excited. This would be a first for both of us and we found it extremely wonderful. We left Kona happily stuffed on breakfast and decided to walk around the resort. I had brought my camera incase I was struck by inspiration and you all are in luck because I was.

There are many beautiful locations in this resort to spend a special moment with the one you love, but there are two particular spots that stuck out to me. The first is along the beach and/or dock. At 8:30 Am the beach was empty and extremely peaceful. We enjoyed our quiet walk after breakfast and the stunning view of both Disney’s Wedding Pavilion and Cinderella’s Castle across the lagoon. We also found out that the beach is one of the most popular places to watch the fireworks at the end of the night.

The Beach at Disney's Polynesian

The view from the beach

The second location is a place called Sunset Point. This is a beautiful hilled location that looks straight across the lagoon at Cinderella’s Castle. You could watch the sun rise there, but it is an even better location to watch the sun set. There is a little path between some palm trees and it would provide the perfect place to share an intimate moment with your love. It also has a great view of the castle to watch the fireworks from.

Sunset Point with view of Cinderella's Castle

The Polynesian Resort provides a sweet tropical getaway in the midst of a crazy world. Stepping inside you find tropical tress and waterfalls. You find some music, huge windows that let in warm sunlight, and a fun relaxing atmosphere. It’s a tropical destination without having to go to the tropics. It may just be a Disney resort, but it’s an escape. I hope that you can find yourself as inspired there as I was.

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A Proposal 15 floors up!

Looking to take your proposal to a new height? Want it to be “above the rest?” Then perhaps proposing at Disney’s California Grill is just for you.

Located at the top of Walt Disney World’s Contemporary Resort, The California Grill is an elegant contemporary restaurant. It combines wonderful food with a quiet and relaxed atmosphere, things you may want when planning the perfect proposals. The menu covers a nice variety of tastes that is sure to please anyone’s taste buds.

The California Grill

When planning the perfect proposal at the California Grill, be sure to make your reservation time close to the time the Magic Kingdom’s fireworks show is scheduled to go off. Just outside of the restaurant, on the very top of the Contemporary Resort, is an observation deck which provides a wonderful view of the Magic Kingdom. The best part about the Cal Grill is that they will actually give you the chance to go and watch the fireworks if you aren’t seated on the Magic Kingdom side. If fireworks and dinner interests you, you make want to consider booking your reservations about 3-6 months in advance to be sure you are able to get a seat!

The Observation Deck at Disney's California Grill

If you are looking to plan a sweet ending to a delightful evening, you may want to tell the Cal Grill just what you are up to. Then, after you have eaten your delicious meal and seen some beautiful fireworks, you can enjoy a delectable dessert that only the California Grill could whip up. For just about all of their special occasions, the California Grill adds a slice of chocolate cake with a personalized chocolate “card”. They also have a selection of worthwhile desserts to try if you aren’t really a chocolate fan.

Personalized chocolate cake

I hope that I could inspire you to consider the California Grill when planning your perfect proposal. This will be a dinner that neither of you would ever forget. It would be the perfect bit of pixie dust to an already amazing Disney vacation!

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A Not-So-Scary Proposal

We know that Disney specializes in bringing magic to us on a daily basis. However, I think Disney goes over the top when it comes to Holidays. One holiday Disney does really well, is Halloween. Each year on select nights from September until the beginning of October, the Walt Disney World Resort hosts it’s Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This party is a special ticket event that entertains its guests by transforming the Magic Kingdom into a ghoul’s delight from 7pm until midnight. Once the park is cleared at 7pm, the party begins with ghoulish music, characters you don’t normally see (such as the villains), and new entertainment like Mickey’s Boo To You parade and Hallowishes fireworks. If you or your love is a Halloween buff, this may be a fun time to plan the perfect engagement.

One of my favorite highlights of the Not-So-Scary parties is Cinderella’s Coach. Only on party nights can guests stand in front of the coach and take pictures. The most famous phrase the photopass photographers like to use during this time is “Give your sweety a smooch.” or “How about a kiss?”. This is to say that they are photographing couples and not families or little princesses. But wouldn’t this be a great place to drop down on one knee and pop the question?

Cinderella's Coach

Another great thing that happens at the parties, are that the princesses take pictures with their princes. This would be a great way to get character involvement. Usually you are placed in a room with 5 other groups but I’m sure if you were to ask the character attendants if you could have a room to yourself or wait until a room clears out and you are the last group, they would happily oblige. Especially if you tell them why. Disney Princesses are known for their interactions with the guests as they sign autographs and take pictures. This could make for a very memorable engagement.

Cinderella and Prince Charming with David and I

Snow White and her Prince with David and I

If your love is very much into Halloween and ghosts then maybe you should stop by the Haunted Mansion to ask the big question. On Halloween party nights, the Haunted Mansion is done up with fog, ghostly entertainers, a picture with the horseless carriage where a ghost appears, and more. Who knows, your love may let out a bone chilling scream of delight when they here your question.

The Haunted Mansion during a Not-so-Scary Party night

So what do you think? Is Mickey’s Not-So Scary Halloween party a place where you would pop the question? There are a lot of options for you to choose from when considering your perfect plan. Don’t worry, it’s not very scary.

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A Most Royal Proposal

Are you a Prince who is looking to give his Princess the most royal proposal? Then you need to check out this post about a magical proposal offer the happens at Cinderella’s Royal Table the restaurant inside of Cinderella’s Castle at Walt Disney World. The best part about this proposal is that you can celebrate your special occasion with the rest of the Disney Princess family as both dinner and lunch at the castle are character meet and greets. So read the post and let us know what you think.

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