Best Disney Proposal Ideas (and the Products to Pull Them Off)

Best Disney Proposal Ideas (and the Products to Pull Them Off)
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They don’t call Disney World and Disneyland the happiest places on earth for nothing! Because let’s face it; when you go Disney, you leave all your worries behind and enjoy yourself, kind of like you’re a kid again. What better place to propose, since you are already having your best day ever. If your beloved is a huge Disney fan, she’ll love that you popped the question at her happy place. A Disney World proposal or a Disneyland proposal is special enough. But we have some magical ideas to help you orchestrate an engagement fit for Cinderella. Or Snow White. Or your special lady’s favorite princess, whomever that may be (Rapunzel over here!). Plus, we hand-selected the perfect products to enhance each proposal idea. From simple to elaborate, romantic to sporty, read on to explore the best Disney proposal ideas to kickstart your happily ever after.



How to Achieve the Ultimate Disney Marriage Proposal



If your hopeful Disney bride gets engaged at her home away from home, you’ve already won, Prince Charming. Of course, you want this proposal to fulfill her every fantasy. The first thing to do in planning the ultimate engagement on Disney property is to decide if you’ll surprise her with the trip. Or is the surprise the “Will you marry me?” part? Your choice could be as simple as considering whether she likes surprises. Then, consider if your proposal will be private, in a hotel room for instance, or in public, like at a favorite restaurant, on a ride or attraction you both love (Haunted Mansion!). Or go with a favorite spot for proposals in front of Cinderella’s or Sleeping Beauty’s castle. Will you be going it alone? If you hope to involve a cast member, like Mickey Mouse or Gaston, this will obviously involve planning. Reach out to Disney World or Disneyland ahead of time to make sure things go off without a hitch. And have a backup plan just in case.



Disney Bride-to-Be Inspiration


Where to Propose:

Disney properties offer no shortage of idyllic, memorable locales to get engaged. If you and your bride-to-be are huge Disney fans, you probably already have a few places in mind. Like at the bottom of Splash Mountain, when you’re both soaked and laughing hysterically. If you want the engagement to be caught on film, there are tons of photographers all over the parks who can capture your moment. Consider if there are any special events going on the time of year you’ll visit, such as Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, or Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival, which may help you decide where you want to pop the question. A more low-key proposal can be pulled off in private, from the balcony of certain hotel rooms overlooking the nightly fireworks. Amazing, unforgettable, magical proposal locales abound, so just have fun planning, and we’re sure she’ll be as thrilled as Elsa when she learned Anna hadn’t frozen solid after all.



Type of Proposal:

This is highly individual, but let’s face it: If you are planning a Disneyland proposal, chances are the ring’s coming out in a crowd. Sure, you can enjoy special moments just the two of you, but Disney is all about over-the-top experiences. Maybe that is why you love being there! We’re going out on a limb and thinking, the bigger the better when it comes to your engagement. Don’t be afraid to shoot for the stars — or a galaxy far, far away, as the case may be. Get creative! Ask friends, family members, or Disney cast members for help. Read on for inspiration.



Proposal Props:

You’re not Dopey, so you know the ring is the most important prop for your big moment. Keep scrolling to discover engagement rings designed with Disney princesses as their inspiration. Beyond the bling, we’ve rounded up fun products —from shoes modeled after Cinderella’s glass slipper to Mickey Mouse-adorned attire, mementos and magical accessories that’ll ensure your engagement is Minnie approved!







1 of 10 Image Credits: Zales

Best Winter Proposal Idea

Enchanted Disney Elsa Snowflake Engagement Ring


Create a winter proposal she’ll never want to let go of with a Frozen-inspired engagement ring. Zales’ Enchanted Disney Fine Jewelry Collection features this stunning, Elsa bauble that shimmers with a round-diamond, set in a snowflake design. A split shank glimmers with more diamonds, and well, basically, we’re transported to Arendelle. She will be too when you slip this gorgeous ring upon her finger. Perhaps when she’s meeting Elsa? Or before you board the Frozen ride in Epcot? Follow up the big moment with hot cocoa and warm hugs Olaf would approve of.

14k white gold
Center diamond 5/8 carat
Diamonds 1/3 carat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This ring is so pretty and special. It has so much sparkle coming from all of the small diamonds, and the design is very unique! It's beautiful in person!

2 of 10 Image Credits: Zales

Prettiest Proposal Idea

Enchanted Disney Belle Diamond Frame Engagement Ring


It’s a tale as old as time; she’s the Beauty to your Beast! OK, you aren’t so bad, especially since you are about to ask her to marry you with an engagement ring inspired by Belle. This gorgeous piece from Zales' Enchanted Disney Fine Jewelry Collection features two-tone gold accents, and a round diamond set inside a flower petal design. We love the diamond halo that surrounds the center stone, and the shower of bling that cascades onto the band. Pop the question in front of "Enchanted Tales with Belle" at Magic Kingdom. Or perhaps Gaston can do the honors. Just be careful; he’s pretty handsome!

14k gold
Diamond total weight 1 carat

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I saw this ring online first and I instantly fell in love with it! Its unique design and princess detail are absolutely stunning, and the online photos don’t do it justice!

3 of 10 Image Credits: Zales

Best Princess Proposal Idea

Enchanted Disney Belle Diamond Rose Pendant


Behold the flower pendant inspired by Belle from Zales’ Enchanted Disney Fine Jewelry Collection. Gift your princess with this delicate necklace, and then follow it up with a ring! Perhaps the matching Belle Diamond Frame Engagement Ring, hmm? The beautiful set will make her feel as pretty as a princess. What better place to make your move than at a princess breakfast? She can take a photo with her “twin,” Belle. Then, float around the rest of your magical vacation reliving her fairy tale moment.

10k rose gold
Diamonds 1/10 carat
17 inches long with 2-inch extender

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I bought this just yesterday and now I feel like a princess!!!

4 of 10 Image Credits: Etsy

Cutest Couple Proposal Idea

Little Rustic Market Disney Shirts


Surprise her with shirts that hint at a proposal. OK, they come right out and practically pop the question for you! The men’s shirt says “I Asked,” and features Mickey Mouse’s gloved hand holding an engagement ring. She can wear the matching “I Said Yes,” shirt all over Disneyland or Disney World, along with her ring, and enjoy choruses of “Congratulations!” And yes, you have to wear your shirt, too. Get in the spirit! You just got engaged at Disney.

Price is per shirt
Sizes S - 3X
Machine wash cold, inside out

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I absolutely love this item ! I purchased the ‘I Asked’ for my fiancé and ‘I Said Yes’ for myself. The quality of the shirt feels and looks great! I would highly recommend this item.

5 of 10 Image Credits: Macy's

Best Travel Proposal Idea

American Tourister Disney Minnie Mouse Polka Dot Spinner Suitcase


You don’t have to tell her where you’re going, but she may guess when you surprise her with this Minnie Mouse-themed rolling suitcase that wins big with reviewers. This adorable travel companion features a large mesh pocket, a push-button locking pull handle, and is expandable to 1 inch. Fans of the suitcase say the quality and design both made them happier than the Seven Dwarves when Snow White woke up from her spell. Meanwhile, little does your love know this suitcase is only the beginning of the surprises you have in store for her!

31 x 19 x 11 inches with wheels
9.8 pounds

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I love this suitcase! It is so cute, and speaks to the child in me who loves Disney! It’s very large and offers much storage!

6 of 10 Image Credits: Saks Fifth Avenue

Best Fairy Tale Proposal Idea

SJP by Sarah Jessica Parker Glass Suede Pump


Both Carrie Bradshaw and Cinderella would approve of Sarah Jessica Parker’s modern-day take on the glass slipper. Your lady is sure to feel like a princess in the glass suede pumps she can wear out to a special dinner, where you’ll ask her to be your queen for life. We love the sparkly crystal embellishment, and OK, the truth is we love every last detail of these covetable heels, and would definitely say “yes” to a proposal with our tootsies tucked into them.

Leather lined
Padded insole
Covered heel 2.76 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
The fit, heel height, and quality of materials was excellent.

7 of 10 Image Credits: Travelocity

Best Country Proposal Idea

Cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort


Take her on the country vacation of a lifetime that happens to be located just minutes away from her favorite Disney theme parks. The secluded cabin at Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort is the perfect place to propose in private. But then, you are mere moments away from Disney fun and magic so you can celebrate your hearts out!

506 square feet
1 bedroom
Sleeps 6
Full kitchen

What Reviewers Are Saying:
This place is always awesome. We love to come here several times a year. You will not be disappointed.

8 of 10 Image Credits: Etsy

Best Bubbly Proposal Idea

Solo Graphics Shop Snow White Champagne Flute


“The prince was charming,” one champagne flute reads. The matching flute says, “And she fell in love.” Aww. These romantic bubbly holders make ideal mementos of the day you asked her to be your princess forever. Customization with your names and the date of your engagement is available. Note that you will need to apply a vinyl decal to the glasses upon receipt, so leave time for the setup before popping open the champagne. Congratulations!

9 inches
Decal 2 x 2

What Reviewers Are Saying:
These are perfect! The flutes were packed well, and arrived in pristine condition.

9 of 10 Image Credits: Neiman Marcus

Most Sporty Proposal Idea

Terez Many Faces of Mickey Mouse Leggings


If you’re a sporty couple, incorporate exercise into your proposal. Gift her with these cool, printed leggings featuring the many faces of Mickey Mouse. Then head out for a jog, or plan to run the Disney Marathon if you’re super-sporty (Go you!). She’ll appreciate the moisture-wicking fabric these pants offer so she can sweat, but still feel comfortable when you pop the question. Now, where to hide the ring...

Ankle length

What Reviewers Are Saying:
Why would anyone NOT choose Mickey - the epitome of FUN! These are cute and cool, and I love them!

10 of 10 Image Credits: Amazon

Most Fun Proposal Idea

Lenox Minnie’s Dream Proposal Figurine


Set up a scavenger hunt for your Disney bride-to-be. Send her on rides, make snack pit stops (we recommend the Pineapple Dole Whip!), and meet characters. At the last spot, perhaps in your hotel room, or with the help of a friend or willing Disney cast member, she finds this sweet figurine of Mickey proposing to Minnie. The handcrafted Lenox piece is going to give away what’s next: You ask her to be your wife. Sniff. We love happy endings!

Porcelain with 24k gold accents
5 x 7.8 x 6.2 inches

What Reviewers Are Saying:
I purchased this as an engagement gift for a Disney couple. They loved it! It's so simple and lovely for any Disney fan!