Where to Propose in Orlando

The majority of visitors to Orlando Florida come for the fabulous theme parks, whether that’s Walt Disney World Resort with the Magic Kingdom and Epcot Theme Park, Universal Orlando complete with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, or SeaWorld Orlando with amazing animal encounters.

However, there is another side to Orlando for those that wish to explore it. You may be surprised by the art, music, history, and culture you can find in Orlando, alongside its beautiful parks and lakes. If you’d like to get to know the real Orlando as well as the theme park city, you may find more romance for your proposal than you expected, whether you stay in downtown or venture out to the fashionable suburbs of Maitland or Winter Park.

Disney World Proposals

Disney World is one of Orlando’s top attractions, and if you have chosen this city as a place to propose because your girlfriend is a big Disney fan you’ll probably want to find a romantic spot inside the park. The most popular place to propose inside Disney World is the rose garden in front of Cinderella’s Castle, and although it may not be that original, it is certainly a memorable spot to pop the question. If you really want to make it special why not propose inside the castle. You can book a proposal package including dinner at the royal table, where the ring is delivered at the end of the meal in a rose petal filled glass slipper.

Other fantastic ways to propose inside Disney World include during the evening firework show at the Magic Kingdom, during a private cruise out on the Seven Seas Lagoon, at Sunset Pointe in Disney’s Polynesian Resort, during a carriage ride at Disney’s Fort Wilderness resort, or on the sweeping Grand Staircase at Disney’s Grand Florian Resort. Of course if you’ve been to Disney World before and there’s a particular ride or attraction that your girlfriend really enjoys, this is a more personal choice. Asking her to marry you just as the ride starts will really take her breath away.

Novelty Orlando Proposals

It seems that anything is possible in Orlando, so if you’re looking for a truly spectacular proposal there are plenty of possibilities to choose from. Try taking a hot air balloon ride over Orlando at sunrise, accompanied by a champagne brunch. Or perhaps go snorkeling at Discovery Cove and have your marriage proposal presented by a playful bottlenose dolphin.
If you’re visiting Orlando at Christmas make sure you check out the ICE attraction at Gaylord Palms Resort, and ask about their proposal package. You could even have your proposal message carved into an ice block.

Scenic Outdoor Proposals

Outside Disney World, Lake Eola Park is a popular downtown location to get away from the bustle of the city and enjoy a stroll among the swans and other wildlife with a beautiful view of the Orlando skyline. You can hire a swan shaped paddle boat or an electric gondola on the lake itself, or simply enjoy the picturesque surroundings and perhaps a concert at the Walt Disney Amphitheatre. Another superb downtown location would be Leu Gardens, a stunning botanical oasis that hugs the shore of Lake Rowena and provides a riot of color and beauty whatever the season.
If you’d like to venture a little outside Orlando for your scenic proposal, consider a day trip to Wekiwa Springs State Park, which is 20 minutes north of the city. Check out the wildlife and enjoy a picnic before taking a dip in the spring which remains at a refreshing 72 degrees all year. You could also hire canoes to take out on the water for a real taste of Old Florida.

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