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  • On Dec 7, 2023
    Kevin from GA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Dear Sir or madam, I would like to propose to my girlfriend while we are at Epcot on December 26. Is this legal? I've heard stories that proposals have been banned from DisneyWorld. If so, how does this work? Thanks! Kevin

    Well hey there Kevin, and welcome to planDisney!

    Now if there's one thing we've learned over the past 100 Years of The Walt Disney Company, it's the power of storytelling and in today's world it's more important than ever to make sure that we check with official sources whenever something sounds a little fishy - just like you're doing by confirming with our team of researchers and Panelist experts here at planDisney! I've actually come across the rumor you're referring to myself and as it turns out that this is being spread by a satirical website that unfortunately tends to fool gullible and misinformed folks online. (This is the same source that claims Cinderella Castle was demolished overnight, so you can imagine the sorts of stories that are also "100% made-up" - in their own words.)

    You'll be happy to hear that not only are couples absolutely able to get engaged at Walt Disney World Resort, Cast Members witness these happening almost every day across the theme parks. In fact, I observed one of them taking place just this morning and I've even written guides to help others propose here on planDisney! While proposing is not currently banned, there are still a few things to be aware of before you pop the question:

    • A friendly Guest Relations Cast Member I spoke with confirmed that any roped-off or inaccessible location with signage indicating that it is off-limits to guests is not available for a proposal. They also let me know that your best bet is to always check with the Cast Members and their leaders in the specific area that you intend to propose at, to find out where the best spot would be to avoid potentially breaching any Walt Disney World Resort Property Rules. (Sometimes the Cast Members have the ability to grant you a rare opportunity to make the moment extra-special as best they can - so it doesn't hurt to let them know!)
    Be sure to check out my rundown of all of the music and moments for Luminous The Symphony of Us if you intend to ask your girlfriend to marry you during the fireworks. As someone who has planned a top-secret Disney proposal himself, you're always welcome to return to planDisney to ask me for any other tips and tricks about popping the question

    Tis the Season to Reach out and find your Happily Ever After!
    Prince

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