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  • On Jun 17, 2023
    Lindsay from AZ Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    I am planning a proposal at Disneyland. It will be just the two of us. How can I have a Disney photographer take pictures without my girlfriend knowing?

    Hello, Lindsay!

    Welcome to planDisney, thank you so much for bringing us this seriously magical question! As someone who was proposed to at Disneyland Park, I can tell you that this will be an unforgettable memory for you and your girlfriend. I am already so excited for you!

    Disney PhotoPass Photographers are just the best. I especially love that by purchasing Disney Genie+ Service you get unlimited Disney PhotoPass digital downloads from your day! Do you have a spot in mind for your proposal yet? This list shows many of the locations where you'll find photographers, and it's also easy to search for them on the map using the Disneyland Mobile App.

    Whatever spot you choose, I have a sneaky method that might help you keep your surprise under wraps. Photographers usually remind you to set down large bags near their feet, so they aren't in your photos. I would recommend conveniently "forgetting" to put down your bag or sunglasses so that your girlfriend is standing where you'll take the photo and you have a chance to walk back over to the photographer and quickly whisper your plan. A quick "I'm going to propose!" should be all it takes to get them excited and ready to capture some extra photos!

    After your proposal make sure you stop by a shop or Guest Services to request complimentary buttons to start celebrating your "Happily Ever After" right away! You could also stop by the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to request a little sprinkling of pixie dust as an extra happy thought. It would be a wonderful day to get a personalized souvenir from the Mad Hatter (wedding ears, anyone?) or Crystal Arts!

    Lindsay, it looks like your special day is almost here! If you have any other questions you can send me a note and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can. Wishing you and your love the best day ever!

    Keep moving forward!

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Meet the Panelist: Amanda, Utah

Hi! I'm Amanda—a pixie-sized wife, mom, engineer, content strategist, and Disneyland Resort specialist! I fell in love with science as a kid at Disneyland Park, learning about physics while I waited to ride Space Mountain. I love how Disney combines art, words, science, and music to create incredible experiences. Solving challenging problems is one of my favorite things, I'm so excited to help you design the perfect strategy for a magical day! Learn More About Amanda

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