7 Places to Propose at Disneyland Resort Other Than the Castle

Get this: by analyzing Instagram proposal hashtags, the wedding site Hitched discovered which landmarks around the world are the most popular engagement locations (or at least the most popular locations that get Instagrammed!). We were not surprised to find out that not only one, but three Disney Parks locations were on that list.

Among the top proposal destinations are Disneyland Paris, and both Magic Kingdom and EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort. All great spots!


Being a Los Angeles native, I regularly see photos of swoon-worthy proposals in front of Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland Resort on my Instagram feed, but I am here to tell you that there are so many more iconic spots at Disneyland Resort that will get you some excellent proposal pictures! If you’re looking for a Disneyland proposal, but want to keep it unique, here are some locations to consider.

  1. The Rivers of America

    It is a well-known truth (to me) that bodies of water are excellent backdrops for photos. Just picture your engagement photo with the sunlight sparkling against the water, glistening onto your gorgeous face, big smiles all around. Not to mention, since the water is behind you, you’re cutting down on the odds of having anyone in the background of your photos. Just you, your betrothed, your new ring (or no ring – that’s cool, too!), and that shimmering water. Beautiful. Or you could try getting engaged on the Mark Twain Riverboat, like our coworker Nicole:
    A man on one knee proposes to a woman, who has her hand over her mouth, while on board the Mark Twain Riverboat at Disneyland Resort.

  2. Across the lake from Pixar Pal-A-Round at Disney California Adventure Park.

    This way, all of your pictures can have this incredible Ferris wheel in the background! Talk about an iconic backdrop. Then, you can go ride the attraction to celebrate.

    A simple, watercolor-style map of Disneyland Resort has engagement rings located at 7 different proposal locations.

  3. On Main Street, U.S.A

    Add some retro flair to your engagement by getting engaged on Main Street, U.S.A at Disneyland Resort, a location that will forever look frozen in time. You will remember this specific date forever, but the photos will look timeless!

  4. The Blue Bayou
    A restaurant with black tables, black chairs, and blue napkins on the place settings. The restaurant appears to be outdoors at nighttime, and it is lit by lanterns both floating and on the tables

    It’s always nighttime at this restaurant, situated inside of Pirates of the Caribbean! Fireflies and cricket chirps will be the cozy soundtrack to your big moment, and the warm glow of lanterns will make it all incredibly romantic. Just be sure to make your reservations well in advance!

  5. The esplanade

    If you want to surprise your sweetie while surrounded by people who are happy that they are about to enter the Happiest Place on Earth, you’re in luck! The esplanade (the area between Disney California Adventure Park and Disneyland Park) is a wide-open, colorful space that will provide 360-degree views of the big occasion for friends, family, and well-wishers alike!

  6. Redwood Creek Challenge Trail

    For the couples who love to explore together, the Redwood Creek Challenge Trail is a fun walk, climb, and swing through nature. Go on an adventure, propose … and start the adventure of a lifetime!

  7. In front of Ornament Valley in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure Park
    A grand valley with majestic rock formations in Cars Land at Disney California Adventure

    This picturesque location will make any proposal one of the most memorable moments of your lives. All that the sunshine and orange glow of the canyons need is your smiling faces. You’ll be racing down the aisle in no time.

Cheers to you and your future Disneyland proposal!

Posted 3 years Ago
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