• On Nov 30, 2021
    Denise from IL Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    My son would like to propose to his girlfriend during the fireworks on one of the nights we are there. Is there anyway one of the characters could be a part of it? I thought maybe one of them could pretend to propose to her and my son could then step in.

    Hi Denise,

    Thanks for coming to see us here at planDisney!

    It's exciting to hear that you're planning your Walt Disney World Resort vacation. It's even more exciting to hear that you're planning for some very special surprise and delight moments during your visit. 

    It's clear you're wanting to help create a most memorable experience with your own touch of ''Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo'' to set the stage for a proposal that is purely magical. That's so wonderful! Your idea itself is really so fun, and I can imagine how special a moment it would be. I can vividly remember one very precious family vacation moment from years ago when Pluto was putting on a playful show with my wife during a character meal, and sweetly took her hand to "propose." Pluto acted quite crestfallen when my wife pointed out her ring and pointed to me. It all turned out happy and fun, of course, and Pluto hugged us both. I look forward to the day when we can all experience magical character interactions like that again.  

    Character experiences today are a bit different, understandably, and it's helpful to know what to expect as you enjoy all the magic of the theme parks. It's still so fun to meet and interact with your favorite characters, while knowing those experiences are designed around safety and physical distancing. When meeting up with Mickey at Town Square Theater, for example, Mickey remains behind a rope when he welcomes you in his rehearsal room. 

    I know you mention Disney Enchantment as the fireworks spectacular setting of choice for the special moment. You'll want to seek out a well-lit spot with ample personal space if you can, as I expect you'll find the crowds of Guests filling up the all space from Cinderella Castle down through Main Street, U.S.A.

    One idea to consider, Denise, is to keep a lookout for Disney PhotoPass photographers who can capture the moment for you. Maybe you can ask for a photo by yourself first, which would give you an opportunity to casually whisper to the photographer what's about to happen next.  

    Another idea is to look into making reservations for an experience that might provide a magical setting such as Ferrytale Fireworks: A Sparkling Dessert Cruise or the Magic Kingdom 50th Fireworks Dessert Parties: Disney Enchantment Treats & Seats event. These settings could offer more space and less crowding while still offering picture-perfect views for the special moment. 

    A Walt Disney World Resort vacation is filled with magical moments. With all the magic in the air, the atmosphere is a pixie-dust perfect setting for creating those precious moments to be cherished for a lifetime. I have no doubt that your son will create the perfect moment to pop the question, and that it will be a moment to remember. 

    Always know, Denise, just as they sing in Disney Enchantment, that you are the magic!

    Here's wishing you lots of Disney magic in your day today!

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Meet the Panelist: Jerry, Pennsylvania

The playful and creative optimism of all things Disney has enthralled me since I was a kid. I loved watching "The Wonderful World of Disney" on Sunday nights, seeing all the live-action and animated classics in theaters, and — of course — visiting "The Most Magical Place on Earth" for the first time 45 years ago. These days, the big kid in me still loves to play Disney. As a long-time Disney destinations vacationer, I'm looking forward to helping you play Disney starting here at planDisney! Learn More About Jerry

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