Sleeping Beauty Castle
  • On Mar 12, 2023
    Miguel from CA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hello I am planning on proposing to my gf at Disneyland and I wanted to know what I needed to do and if I have to let any of the cast members there know

    Royal Greetings, Prince Miguel!
    Welcome to planDisney! You’ve come to the right place, because, as my favorite snowman says, I consider myself to be a bit of a love expert. Congratulations on your upcoming engagement! In my opinion, there's no place more magical and romantic to make memories than the Disneyland Resort. I know when my One True Love proposed in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle, it made that landmark feel like our own special monument forever. 

    Miguel, you can choose to let cast members in on your surprise, or you may rather make it private and intimate. My friend and fellow panelist Amanda D listed all of her favorite tips for popping the question, from where to pick up a celebration button, to which romantic restaurant is popular, to how to ask Disney PhotoPass photographers to capture your special moment.

    If you were thinking of memorializing this precious moment on a grander scale, you might want to reach out to the team at Disney Weddings.  For example, you can arrange for a character to deliver a message or have a photo taken by a professional photographer to capture the moment. They can help you surprise your princess with a Magical Moment at one of the park's themed lands.

    But Miguel, I wanted to share with you some of my own tips. The castle isn’t the only glorious spot to be romantic. Princess Ariel fell in love with Prince Eric underneath the fireworks of the night sky, so I think the Disney100 nighttime spectacular would be a magnificent opportunity to begin your Happily Ever After!

    Now Miguel, if you're stressed…it's fine dining I suggest.  The Blue Bayou is a very popular spot for an intimate, romantic dinner for two along the quiet swamp that starts the Pirates of the Caribbean ride. Dining reservations become available 60 days in advance at 3 AM PST. So if you're planning to make a reservation for June 2023, you can start making reservations as early as April 2023. 

    This is one of the locations where you can add a Mickey Mouse Celebration Cake to your meal to make your feast more special. Other locations where you can enjoy celebration cake delivery at the Disneyland Park are Café Orléans and the River Belle Terrace. 

    I hope this helps you plan a romantic moment for your princess, Miguel! I just can’t wait to know more about what you decide to do! I hope you’ll come back and visit me again if you have any more questions. It would be my honor to help!

    I look forward to seeing you celebrate your Happily Ever After at Disneyland!

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Meet the Panelist: Danielle, California

I'm Danielle, a happy wife, toddler mom and educator who grew up just around the riverbend from the Disneyland Resort. I love to find ways to experience all of the magic that The Happiest Place On Earth has to offer. I always find the yummiest snacks, take practically perfect photos and add magic to a romantic night out. I'm thrilled to share ways to keep our little ones happy and cozy in the parks and hotels, so if you're feeling overwhelmed planning your dream trip, then you've got a friend in me! Learn More About Danielle

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