• On May 19, 2019
    Hunter from ND Asked Note: This answer was provided prior to the change to planDisney and may still contain references to Disney Parks Moms Panel.

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    My girlfriend and I have been together for 4 years now and it’s time to propose! I’d like it to be at Disney World and she wants to go in December. Do you have any recommendations on how to plan a trip on a budget and what I could do that’s special?

    Welcome to the Disney Parks Moms Panel, Hunter, and congratulations! Walt Disney World Resort is the perfect place for a magical proposal. I celebrated my honeymoon there, so I know firsthand how romantic it can be.

    First, let's chat about planning a trip on a budget. I would recommend bookmarking the Special Offers, Deals, and Discounts page and checking back regularly as you get closer to the time you want to travel. My husband and I visit Walt Disney World Resort in December almost every year, and there are always some really good Resort Hotel deals that pop up to help save us a little bit of money. If you're foodies, you might want to look into the Disney Dining Plan, which can also help save you money on your meals. You're going to need to have at least one romantic dinner to celebrate your engagement, right?

    As for your actual proposal itself, I really don't think you could have picked a better time of year to do it. I've already mentioned that my family loves visiting in December, and I think it's because the magic of Walt Disney World Resort combined with the magic of the holiday season makes for an incredibly special vacation. You can pop the question at Magic Kingdom Park in the evening, just as Elsa uses her frozen powers to light up Cinderella Castle with sparkling ice and snow. Use the My Disney Experience app to find a nearby Disney PhotoPass Photographer because they do an incredible job of capturing magical moments like that!

    I'm sure Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse would like to get in on the fun too! As a couple that's been together for more than 90 years, they love celebrating life's special moments with other couples. You can find them meeting and greeting together at Town Square Theater in Magic Kingdom Park, or at Adventurers Outpost in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Get the attention of a friendly Cast Member, and they can help set up the surprise for you.

    Congratulations and best wishes, Hunter!

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Meet the Panelist: Jessica, Texas

I'm a personal stylist and I live in Texas with my husband and our three rescue animals. We are Disney Parks-obsessed and love enjoying all the magic that's out there especially for grown-ups. In fact, we even opted out of a tropical honeymoon to spend a blissful week at Walt Disney World Resort instead! I'm thrilled to be on the planDisney Panel and I'm excited to share everything I've learned from all of our trips and help you plan a memorable family vacation.  Learn More About Jessica

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