Before you pop the question, check our guide to some of the most unique places for marriage proposals in Orlando.
Updated Feb. 8, 2021
It’s always a good day to get engaged in Orlando! After all, we’re home to a wealth of one-of-kind locations that make picture-perfect settings for proposals, both at the theme parks and throughout the destination — including these nine standouts, all of which are employing robust health and sanitization measures to help keep you safe on your big day. When you're ready to pop the question, see where you can pop it in Orlando: Theme Park Capital of the World!
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Unique Places to Propose at Orlando’s Theme Parks
For a truly wondrous proposal, choose one of these venues at Orlando's world-famous theme parks!
Cinderella Castle at Magic Kingdom® Park
While numbers aren’t available on how many engagements began at Walt Disney World® Resort’s iconic landmark at Magic Kingdom Park, it’s safe to assume they’re in the tens of thousands, with more taking place each year. (Full disclosure: This blog’s author proposed to his wife at this location, and they’ve been living happily ever after ever since!)
If you’d prefer to take the question-popping inside, Walt Disney World offers a special engagement package that involves dinner, drinks and a ring delivered via glass slipper at Cinderella’s Royal Table.
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The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort
If you and your spouse-to-be are fans of the Boy Who Lived, head to Universal Orlando Resort to propose at some famous wizarding locations! Universal Studios Florida is home to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Diagon Alley™, the wizarding shopping district that Harry Potter™ frequented during his studies. Its twisting, turning alleyways and bespoke shops provide plenty of out-of-the-way spots for dropping to one knee.
At Universal’s Islands of Adventure, Hogwarts™ castle itself presents a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable proposal at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ — Hogsmeade™.
World Showcase at EPCOT®
If your beloved’s favorite country is one of the 11 represented at EPCOT, you can propose there while saving a ton on airfare! The stunning architecture found in areas such as France, Japan, Mexico and other represented nations can make what’s already a special occasion even more so.
One of Orlando’s more unique attractions, Discovery Cove is an incredible, all-inclusive day resort, where you can swim with dolphins, snorkel among tropical fish and rays, hand-feed exotic birds, and even encounter playful otters and marmosets. More to the point, you can arrange for a tailored special-occasion package that includes a dolphin using a buoy to deliver the ring to your intended!
Upgraded packages also include a private cabana and other amenities to make the day even more memorable.
Universal’s Volcano Bay
At Universal Orlando Resort’s water park, Universal’s Volcano Bay, you can plan a tropical proposal in the South Pacific right here in Orlando. Popping the question on the banks of the mighty Krakatau volcano is one option.
If you’re looking for more seclusion, though, opt for a cabana rental, which are available in 1- and 2-story varieties. Both feature padded lounge chairs, concierge service and other amenities to help you seal the deal.
Unique Places to Propose Throughout Orlando
Looking for a proposal site a little more off the beaten track? Consider these tried-and-true favorites!
The Wheel at ICON Park®
Providing unbeatable views of Orlando from 400 feet up, The Wheel at ICON Park is also an unbeatable place to propose. While nothing’s stopping you from just boarding one of the air-conditioned capsules and presenting the ring while you’re at the apex, The Wheel also has a special package for proposals and weddings that can add extra magic to the proceedings.
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Lake Eola Park
Located in downtown Orlando, this setting is one of Orlando’s best-kept secrets — and one of the best places in the destination to pop the question. While the park features plenty of private areas, and even a Chinese pagoda, we recommend renting one of the available swan-shaped paddleboats. After a short trip to the middle of the lake, you’ll have your better half’s undivided attention when it’s time to address the romantic matter at hand.
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Harry P. Leu Gardens
Just 15 minutes from downtown Orlando, Harry P. Leu Gardens is home to 50 acres of gorgeously cultivated gardens showcasing more than 40 diverse plant collections from around the world, as well as the historic Leu House Museum. Take a stroll down any of the pathways that wind through the grounds, and you’ll find ample spots that seem to exist solely to provide a storybook setting for your declaration of undying love.
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Your love for that special someone is soaring — and so are hot-air and helium balloon rides throughout the Orlando area! Local operators such as Orlando Balloon Rides offer a variety of options for guests who are interested in proposing from as high as 2,500 feet up, with extras that include pre-flight brunches, champagne toasts, commemorative photos and more.
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