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Your Favorite Romantic Memory. . .

posted on February 10th, 2010 by Heather Hust Rivera, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications, The Walt Disney Company


The romance of Valentine’s Day is spreading across the Disneyland Resort, and today we’re revealing some of that romance.

We asked guests in Disneyland park to share some of their romantic stories. One couple told us how they exchanged a ring under the fireworks. We also heard from newlyweds about their honeymoon plan, and another couple shared some tips for romantic dinners and attractions at the Parks.

It’s your turn. What’s your favorite romantic memory at the Disneyland Resort?

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Daniel on February 10th, 2010 at 3:45 pm

On my 21st birthday, I finally got up enough nerve to hold this girl’s hand while riding the Haunted Mansion. We’ve now been married for 16 years, and recently celebrated her birthday at Disneyland by participating in Tiana’s Showboat Jubilee.

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Eric on February 10th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Back in the late 90s, before the Disneyland Hotel makeover, I took my wife underneath the waterfalls on the hotel grounds, got on one knee, and proposed. She said yes, and we’ve been happily married for almost 11 years now.

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Matthew from ID on February 10th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

It was New Year’s Eve. My girlfriend and I went into Disneyland park. We always liked dressing up to go the parks to get people to look at us. They always wondered if we were going to Club 33. That night we wanted to make it special. After riding Pirates of the Caribbean we went to Cafe Orleans and had a Monte Cristo. It was delicious. After an amazing meal, decided to leave the busy park by monorail to downtown. We got to ride the back of the Monorail all by ourselves. (it’s amazing what Disney will do if you ask) Then I realized I wanted to do something. We didn’t get off. We stayed on and went back to Tomorrowland. From there we were going to catch the train, but the line was huge. So we walked to Main Street USA all the way to the train station. I went up to one of the conductors and asked if we could ride the Lilly Belle. She was out and we got to ride her alone with the best cast member ever. He told us all about the car. He even told us a bit about how he was able to talk like Donald Duck.

It was a night to remember. I won’t so quickly forget.

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Micah from HI on February 10th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

I proposed to my wife next to the Walt & Mickey statue during the Disneyland fireworks. We honeymooned at Disney World. We’re heading back to FL this Nov. for some more Disney fun!

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Erlinda on February 10th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

On my last birthday (I turned 22) the last ride me and my boyfriend went on was Splash Mountain. Mind you, my birthday is NOVEMBER 11th. I was soaking wet and freezing! He took me to the closest bathroom and shoved paper towels into my hoodie and up my sleeves. This kept me warm enough to watch Fantasmic! at the Rivers of America. It was beautiful <3

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Jonathan on February 10th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

… the single riders line…. wah wah wah…..

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Michael on February 10th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

I took my wife to Disneyland which included a stay at The Disneyland Hotel for our honeymoon. I, Having visited numerous times before was excited as my new wife had never been to Disneyland. On the first morning of our new life together I was uber excited to get started to the park. She on the other hand wanted to sleep in as it was the day after our wedding. When she wouldn’t get out of bed and go to the park with me, I cranked the room air conditioner up full blast then tore the sheets off of her proclaiming “It’s Time To Freeze!” Needless to say she got up to chase me and we have been going to Disneyland ever since!

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John from CT on February 10th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

I proposed to my wife in front of the Castle in 1997 it was the 2nd best day in my life when she said yes… The Cast Members were great they took pictures for us then called over to the Pacific Hotel (Pre-DCA) and when we got back to the hotel we were treated to the Royal Treatment

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sharon on February 10th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

april 28, 1990 was the five year anniversary of our first date. i had been expressing a desire to go to disneyland to my boyfriend for a few years and he suprised me with a trip to the park. the first place we went was the wishing well. imagine my amazement when he pulled a ring out of his pocket and asked me to marry him. at that exact moment, the “I’m Wishing” song began to play!!! it was magical. this year we will celebrate our 20th anniversary….in disneyland =]

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Joshua from AZ on February 10th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

Well, I haven’t had the liberty of staying at your fabulous hotel, but I’ll tell you what is romantic about the whole Disneyland experience.

The beauty of Disneyland is that you are a kid again as soon as you arrive in Anaheim. The lights and familiar decorations do there best to help you put down the map and wander in, same as you would wander from Adventureland to New Orleans Square. The magic brings excitement to the ones you bring to share the experience with, and before you know it, the magic takes over.

Doing the character breakfast is a fun and potentially romantic way to begin your day. If you’re like me and you use regression as a type of therapy, you find yourself and your partner saying things like, “Oh my gosh, it’s Tigger!” or “What are we gonna ride first?!” Suddenly you’re done with breakfast, and the big band is fired up, playing you in through the gate. You know that you have to get a picture in front of the flower Mickey head. Yeah, that one’s going on the refrigerator!

Then you stand at one last rope at the end of Main St. What are we gonna ride first? Indiana Jones? Autopia? Let’s get a Fast Pass for that one and come back!

After the first few hours, you find yourself hand in hand with your mate, talking about whatever and taking in the laughter of children running by. Everything just hits the spot, you know?

If you’re going with a partner, here are a few choice romantic spots in the park:

The alley where they do the caricatures in New Orleans Square

The Pirates of the Carribean ride (which incidentally lets out to the caricature spot)

Toon Town

It’s a Small World

Tom Sawyer’s Island

and Autopia, just to name a few.

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Joshua from AZ on February 10th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

I forgot to mention… If you’re planning a romantic trip to the Disneyland Theme Park, go during Christmas time. That’s when the park is a whole other animal. Let the love fill you!

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aaron on February 10th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

When I proposed to my wife at Club 33! She was blindfolded and wearing a sign around her neck that said “SHH! My boyfriend is going to propose to me tonight!”

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Amanda from TN on February 10th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

In 2008, I took my husband on his first trip to Disney World. We made it as romantic as we could. One of the most romantic moments for us was our dinner at the California Grill in the Contemporary Resort. We dressed up and when the fireworks started, we went out on the balcony to a perfect view of Cinderella’s castle. My husband had his arms wrapped around me and it was just perfect. It was such a romantic time, that we have decided that we will have to stay at the Contemporary Resort for each trip.

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Rene on February 10th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

on August 2 2002 I took a girl to go watch Sings at downtown disney. after the movie we just stayed at the resort until about 1:30 in the morning. our first kiss was at the Lion king parking lot. since that day weve never been apart.

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Echo on February 10th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

my best romantic time was when we sat down right by the castle and my boyfriend gave me a mickey mouse ring without me knowing he had just bought it.

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Kevin on February 10th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I proposed on Saturday Feb 6, 2010!
Thanks to the Disney Photo Pass got some great photos!! Thanks for making it magical!!

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Ashlee on February 10th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

My husband and I made a stop at Disneyland at the beginning of our honeymoon while on the way to San Diego back in May of 2005. I’m not a crier, so I didn’t cry during our wedding or afterwards. While we were at Disneyland, the 50th Anniversary was happening that year, so the theme of the fireworks was all about “dreams coming true”. Well, while we were watching the fireworks, something got to me and I started crying. My husband asked me what was wrong, and I told him that I thought it was a delayed reaction to the wedding and everything, because I had found the man of my dreams. It was one of the most memorable experiences from our honeymoon that I still cherish to this day.

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Miranda on February 10th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

My husband and I came to Disneyland for the first time together when we were 14 years old (1996)! We have a picture of us sitting on the rocks next to the Dumbo ride and ever since then every time we come we have to take a picture there together. In January 2006, he proposed to me at that very spot! We celebrate our birthdays, anniversaries, and any other holiday we can come up with at Disneyland!! Disneyland holds a special place in my heart, especially the rocks by the Dumbo ride!!!

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Jamie on February 10th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

My husband and I were on our honeymoon at DL. During the fireworks show just as Tinkerbell flew across the sky I made a wish for a baby. About two weeks later, I found out I was pregnant!

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Brittany on February 10th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

The first time my boyfriend and I went, we were there on our one and a half year anniversary. Most people don’t celebrate that but we did with hot chocolate, churros, Fanasmic!, and fireworks. A perfect evening if you ask me :)

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Sue on February 10th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

My fiancée and me met on line over 7 years ago and i was working at Disneyland at the time. When it came time to “meet” in person i knew it had to be at the park. We met at Downtown Disney to have dinner then we went into the park an watched Fantasmic that is where we shared our first kiss. It was the most magical night of my life and now we are getting married.

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Allie on February 10th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Last December 2008 I met my now boyfriend for the first in person at Disneyland. We met while he was serving over seas in Iraq and we agreed to meet in person when he got back. When he did get back he wanted to take me to dinner. He knew I worked in the park at the time and we decided to meet there at Disneyland. He met me in Downtown Disney and he gave a a dozen red roses and a mickey gemstone necklace that had a charm of an A on it too. He bought a three day park pass to the park and we went in to have dinner near where I worked at the time and shortly after we had our food I had to run to work. I thought he was goin to back to his hotel room but instead he hung out where I was working that night and stayed till after the park closed and waited for me to go home from work. Then this past July in front of the castle he gave me a promise ring he had my friends and the Photo pass guy in on it. Those are my happiest memories in the park. All those times in the park with him were my happiest days at Disneyland.

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Terrauh on February 10th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

My Fiance and I love Disneyland. It’s one of our favorite destinations and we look forward to it every year. I don’t go that often, living in Northern California, but I went down to visit one April in 2007 with my aunt and young cousin. Space Mountain broke down several times, but other than that the trip was great (as usual).
About 8 months later I met my current Fiance. We had been dating a few weeks when Disneyland had come up in the topic of conversation and I was excited to find he loved it as much as I did and enjoyed trips with his family too. We started comparing pictures of each others recent visits when I noticed his date stamp was eerily familiar. When I got to the picture of me and my little cousin on the landing pad at the top of Space Mountain he exclaimed “It’s YOU!” (of course it’s me…I didn’t know what he was talking about.) He said “You’re the girl I saw when the ride broke down. I was there with my mom! I saw you go out to the landing pad for the picture and thought you were so beautiful. I thought you had a kid though and I was with my mom, so I didn’t want to go bother you.”
We had been there at the same time, same day, and found out later we were even staying in the same hotel one floor apart, 8 months before we knew each other. I have to thank Space Mountain for breaking down to give us our wonderful “how we met story”. We’ve been back to the park twice since then and just got engaged last week. We always take a picture together on the top of Space Mountain.

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Karla on February 10th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

My husband of now 8 years proposed to me there on August 24th 2001. He knelt on one knee by the Snow White Wishing Well asked me to spend the rest of my life with him. It was one of the most happiest moments of my life.

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Chelsea on February 10th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

For my sixteenth birthday in 2007, my parents took my three best friends and I to the Disneyland parks for the weekend. The day after my birthday, I ran into my gradeschool “boyfriend” who I hadn’t seen in 5 years in Tomorrowland and he ended up hanging out with my friends and me for the remainder of the trip. I had my first kiss later that day in the graveyard of the Haunted Mansion. Couldn’t have asked for a better first kiss :)

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Mary on February 10th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Mary from Santa Barbara, CA
My husband and I have been together for 21yrs. We have been to Disneyland with and without our children every year we have been together. But we always find a moment at the park in a park bench enjoying the lights at night either before or after the firework show, its such a magically romantic moment that I cherish each time we are there. I cant wait for March 10 and 11th, 2010 we are going back to Disneyland and cherish another romantic time at Disneyland

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Sarah on February 10th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

My boyfriend and I were going on Pirates of the Caribbean and I told him that he needed to hold my hand to distract me from the steep drops on the ride. While we were going down the first drop, he said “I love you. Did that distract you?” It was the first time that he said that to me, and he still tells me every time we go on that ride.

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Jamie on February 10th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

Last year, my now-boyfriend, Loren, and I were “hanging out” for the past couple of weeks at the time and on June 12th, a bunch of us went to Disneyland to see our good friends, the Suburban Legends, play at the Tomorrowland Terrace. We always go to their tomorrrowland shows, but it was the first our friends saw us “together” and it was his first time actually hanging out with our group during the performances. Well, if anyone remembers the Summer Fantasmic promotions of ’09, TLT had the summer dance club going on and they had these TVs where you can send texts to show your message on the screen. Well during one of the Suburban Legends’ performances, all my friends started yelling at me to look up on the stage. Having no clue what’s going on, I thought something funny was going on. I finally looked up the screen and caught the last of the message that was meant for ME. Everyone saw it and was trying to tell me to look, so they saw it and I didn’t! It was message from Loren, in front of everyone, officially asking me to be his girlfriend.

Since I technically missed it, later on that night, we made it official right in front of the Sleeping Beauty castle. Every time we go to Disneyland, we make sure to go to our “spot”. =)

We’ve been together for 8 months and he makes me super happy. =)

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David on February 10th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

I arranged a full scavenger hunt for my (now) wife ending with me proposing to her.

The Full story:
We were eating at the carnation cafe, and the waiter walked up and gave her a note. It was just some simple instructions saying that she needed to go to a particular locker. In the locker was a box that couldn’t be opened, and had no key holes. She had to follow clues around the park (i.e. “In the place with fire in its name, under the item which is needed to put out the flame, can be found the key for you to claim.”) Each “key” was a little charm that had a magnet on the back. 4 magnets were found which unlocked the box. Inside were a bunch of smaller boxes, each with numbers and a combo lock, with similar type clues (My fav was a small puzzle, that said “take me to happily ever after”, and when she took it on snow white, it had things written in black light. Bunch of that kind of fun stuff. Anyway, one of the clues was “get your characture done” So we did, and the artist was informed beforehand that I’d be coming, and drew me proposing, she said yes after being completely blind sided (i set it up so that there were still two boxes to unlock, so she wouldn’t know it was coming). At the end of the hunt was a key to the Grand Californian, where our bags had been moved to, along with some wine, cheese, and mickey & minnie wedding hats. Great fun!

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Amanda from FL on February 10th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

We have spent many holidays at Disney Wold and this year my boyfriend and I are looking forward to spending Valentine’s at Disney World and having a romantic dinner at Morocco in EPCOT!

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jay on February 10th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

Was able to have my wife to believe we were going to disneyland for are honeymoon woke her up early to the surprise for a week at disneyworld. Disney was awsome the best week ever thank you and the awsome cast member that upgraded are room as a surprise thank you.. We got married on 2-21-08, scrounging this year to be able to make it to disneyland on 2-21-09 hope we can afford due to layoff.

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Shannon from CA on February 10th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

My fiance and I shared our first kiss under the fireworks at Disneyland, and then a year and a half later he took me around to all of our special places in Disneyland and CA Adventure and then proposed in CA Adventure. It was so amazing! We’re going on our honeymoon to Walt Disney World in Florida!

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Robin from CA on February 10th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

In 1977 my husband ( then boyfriend) and I took our first trip to Disneyland as a couple. We had a wonderful time. We were already engaged, but my husband asked me to be his wife again in Fantasyland. We still have wonderful memories of that trip. We have been married for the past 31 yrs. and have 3 wonderful boys. We plan to celebrate our 35th wedding anniversay in Disney world.

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Lauren on February 10th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

I had already been to the park about 5 times already last year and on New Year’s Eve last year, my boyfriend surprised me by taking me to Disneyland and staying at our favorite hotel, Grand Californian. He told me that we were just spending the day there and he bought tickets for something for us to do for the night. Later on in the evening he secretly left the hotel room and left 2 clues for me in the night stand. The first one I opened and it told me to go into the park and board the train at Main Street Station and that’s when I can open my second clue. This then lead me on a scavenger hunt through the park, with clues hidden at special spots in each different land. The last clue led me to the castle, which was roped off due to fireworks and the nights festivities, and there was my boyfriend, waiting behind the ropes. A cast member came and let me in, and i was handed another envelope. Inside was short letter about how much our relationship meant to my boyfriend and how much fun we were going to have on my “surprise” for the night. It ended with “I only have one more question…” I turned the page over, and nothing was there, so I looked up and as I did, my boyfriend got down on one knee and proposed and we spend the rest of the night celebrating in Disneyland and CA Adventure…..definitely a trip to Disneyland I won’t be forgetting.

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Monique from CA on February 10th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

It was February 11, 2006 my (now) husband and I decided to go to Disneyland for a early Valentine’s Day since both of us had to work that day. We park hopped back and forth and rode all of our favorite rides. Towards the end of the day my husband wanted to go and check out the wishing well by Cinderella’s Castle. As we were standing there I asked him to give me a penny to make a wish and that’s when he got down on one knee and proposed. One of the best days of my life. Everytime I go back to Disneyland I make sure to walk pass there and it brings back the memories.

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Bryan from ON on February 10th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

Just this past November, myself and a very close friend made plans to meet up at Disneyland. She currently lives in another country across the world and we hadn’t seen each other in quite a few years.

Over the course of four magical days, we quickly discovered our feelings for each other and fell in love. Things have only gotten better since our trip and she is currently in the process of moving here this year.

I will never forget the magical moments we shared, especially the fireworks every night and the first time we said we loved each other at the wishing well by the castle. We can’t wait to return and relive that amazing time, and can already see the day where our names will be added to all the others near the front gates. <3

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Molly from CA on February 10th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

On December 20th, a girl at church was telling me that her boyfriend proposed to her at Disneyland. They went to get their picture taken at the Christmas tree at California Adventure, and he proceeded to propose to her, capturing the whole thing in pictures. It was such a cute story, so I told Socks (my boyfriend) about it. Before I told him about it, he had already insisted that even though Christmas Eve was going to be a really busy day for us, that we have to go to Disneyland in the morning and go to Sleeping Beauty’s castle and kiss, because that’s where we met exactly 6 months before (we met on eHarmony). He’s very much a romantic and he’s very sentimental, which I love, so I happily went along with that. It was so special to both of us.

So we got there in the morning around 9:30, and we made a mad dash for the castle. When we got there, he saw a photographer and handed me a bag he was carrying and said, go stand in front of the castle, where we met, and I’ll get the photographer and tell him the story of how we met and all, and we can get some pictures taken. So I went over there and put my stuff down. He came back over and we had a couple pictures taken, then he turned to me and his lips were quivering and he said, “Will you marry me?” I looked at him and I said, “Are you serious?” I thought he was just doing that because of the story I had just told him. But he said, “Yes, will you marry me?” I stepped back, because I was in total shock and I said, “Are you serious?” He said, “Yes”. So I stepped back again and held my head in my hands, trying to figure out what was happening. I looked up at him and I said, “You’re serious?” And he said, “Yes, should I get down on my knee?” So he started to get down and just as he got the knee to the ground I said, “No, but you’re serious?” So he stood back up and pulled a little box from his pocket (as he was wearing his cargo pants). He opened it up and there was a beautiful ring and he said, “Well, will you marry me?” I looked at the ring and said, “Oh my God, you planned this?” He said, “Yes!” And then he said, “So, will you?” And I said, “Yes!!!!” I just couldn’t believe it! He said he wished he had it taped, because I just kept asking him if he was serious. I never saw it coming. I was ready, but I didn’t think he was there yet, so it totally took me by surprise!

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Kati from AZ on February 10th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Matthew and I had been together for five years and I was beginning to wonder if he was ever going to propose. On Super Bowl Sunday in 2001 we were supposed to spend the whole day together. I jolted awake…early…to my phone ringing. It was Matthew. He needed a favor. He wanted me to go down to my car in the apartment parking lot (in the cold, January morning) and check my odometer reading. WHAT? WHY? ‘Trust me’ he said. So, grumbling the whole way, I went. When I unlocked my car, I found an envelope on the dashboard. Inside the envelope was $100, a note, a clue and a plane ticket. The note said ‘You have to find me! This is all you have to go on and keep your phone handy because I will call you along the way” The clue said ‘You will find me along a path of mystery where North meets South and East meets West at the gates of Fantasy” I knew the clue was the compass at the entrance to Fantasyland in Disneyland. Our first vacation together was to Disney and we are fanatics, even though we lived in Northern CA, we always had our annual passes. We would go at least five or six times a year. The plane ticket was leaving in about five hours and was going to John Wayne airport from Oakland! I needed to get to the airport. I had a friend drive me and Matthew called me just as they were dropping me off. All he wanted to know… where was I, and he would call me later. I boarded the plane, my first flight by myself (must have read the note and clue 100 times before we landed). As I was picking up my bag, he called again. He instructed me to take a particular shuttle to our hotel and hung up. I got to the hotel, dropped off my stuff and headed for the compass. When I got there…he was nowhere to be found!! Now what?? I sat on a nearby bench and my phone rang. “Where are you?” he asked. “At the compass” I replied. ” What?? You aren’t supposed to be there yet!!! I’m on my way!” A moment later I looked up to see him walking toward me in a black suit looking gorgeous!!! He approached, got on one knee, said many beautiful things that I can’t remember because I was so excited…and asked me to be his wife!! Of course, I said yes!!! Thankfully, he thought to have a Disney employee, Brian, film the whole thing! Thanks Brian!! People were applauding, I was crying, and we have been married for 8 years this May! As if the proposal wasn’t enough, he surprised me with early entry tickets to California Adventure! Four wonderful days, excellent memories! Our twin daughters, Isabel and Miranda are 17 months old and this weekend will be their fourth Disneyland trip! Even though we live in AZ now, we return every chance we get! We honeymooned in Disney World and on the Disney cruise, have been on two other Disney cruises since (also one planned for next year) and our nursery looks like Tinkerbell moved in!! We love everything Disney and look forward to many more amazing memories…

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Sandra from CA on February 10th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

Most Romantic? Grad Night 1974. Making out with my boyfriend on the train (at least 3 times) while we should have been enjoying the dinosaurs.

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Sarah on February 10th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

It was the first time I went with my current husband. He didn’t understand why the fireworks were so special for me and my kids. We were still dating at the time and I never had said I love him. So while the firewoks started I told him I loved him and I put the promise ring on that he gave me. We have been married for three years and now are planning on going back to celebrate.

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Christine from CA on February 10th, 2010 at 7:16 pm

Me And My Current Boyfriend got together 10-21-07 we went to Disneyland 12-12-07 our very first time together being that i love disneyland. we had so much fun, it was me him and our buddy… we got on everything and finally it was time for the fireworks, now we never had a full on kiss just little pecks or on the cheek.. and during the fire works i turned around looked at him and we had out first kiss <3 after that we got season passes and every time we go we watch the fireworks..

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Kristal on February 10th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

My husband and I spent our honeymoon there and had a wonderful time. It was so much fun! We both felt very happy to be spending such a magical experience together. We are taking our 18th month old son for his first visit for Valentine’s Day.

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Evan on February 10th, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Please don’t replace the soundtrack with the TDEP DreamLights music!

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Angela on February 10th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Last March, my husband and I got married and decided to spend our honeymoon at the Happiest Place on Earth. My mom had made t-shirts for us that had bride and groom Minnie and Mickey with the date of our wedding printed on the shirts. Everyone was congratulating us all day. We also heard that we could ride in the Lilly Belle if it was out, we asked to ride in the special car and since there was only one cast member working the train that day and they were about to leave, there was only one last ride left. Another couple had asked before us, but when they heard there were no more rides for the Lilly Belle, they gave us their spot and congratulated us on our marriage. Later, we went to City Hall and asked if there were such things as reserved seating for the fireworks and the cast member said no, but then told us to wait for a few minutes while she went to check on something. She was gone for quite a while and when she came back, she had an envelope that said “Do Not Open” and told us to take it to the attendant working the Storybook Land Canal Boats at 9:15 pm. So, we did and found out that the cast member at City Hall had arranged for us to have our own boat and it would stop at a spot where we could watch the fireworks on both sides. It was so romantic. After the romantic boat ride, the cast member gave the envelope back to us and inside were two “magic” fast passes that we could use on any ride dated for the next day so we’d have all day to use them. I only wish I could remember that cast member’s name so I could thank them for making our honeymoon so magical.

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wendy on February 10th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

On July 2nd 2009, my greatest wish came true during Wishes. For the past 22 yrs I have spent my 4th of July in Disney World. My favorite spot is on Main Street looking at the castle and my favorite time of day is during Wishes. Towards the end of the fireworks I was being distracted and turned to see a ring sparkle brighter than Tink! My fiance George proposed in the most magical way. He said since he first met me he knew this was what I loved the most and wanted to incorporate that into our life together. After the fireworks we walked into City Hall to obtain Just Engaged buttons. As we walked in the doors the entire staff starts to clap and shout out CONGRATS! A man behind the desk said “you have the look”. He graciously handed us many buttons to share in our special moment. For the rest of our stay we wore our buttons and the Disney staff went out of their way to wish us well and do special little things that we will never forget. We have set a date for Aug 13th and our honeymoon vacation is already booked for Disney…..his request! Proof that Dreams really do come true!

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lisa on February 10th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

On our 2 year annivarsy my Boyfriend, his parents and myself took a trip to Disneyland during december. his mom bought a mickey mouse blanket and waited in the perfect spot for the fireworks, as the castle lite up and the one star shot over the castle, he pulled out a little blue box and handed it to me, i of course stuck it in my pocket than he told me to open it, inside it was a pink saphire white gold ring. His parents were in it all along

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Amy from CA on February 10th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

We were celebrating our 28th anniversary at our favorite place to celebrate our anniversary (the Disneyland Resort!). We arrived to a particularly crowded day, so instead of heading straight for Space Mountain or Indiana Jones, we decided to stroll Main St., meander around the Matterhorn, and officially kick off the day with It’s a Small World. The ride’s cast members were all lovely in wishing us a Happy Anniversary, and we were quickly beaming ear to ear–but the best was yet to come: Upon reaching the front of the line, we were assigned Row 4 along with an anniversary bon voyage and best wishes for a magical cruise. That’s when we realized… WE WERE GIVEN OUR VERY OWN BOAT!

We felt like we were in The Disney version of the Tunnel of Love, and we were surely leaving a trail of little animated hearts bobbing in our wake. We were ecstatic and eternally thankful for a most unexpected and romantic gift at the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Amber from NM on February 10th, 2010 at 8:41 pm

When I first met my boyfriend he lived in California, so we had a long distance relationship at the time. We made the trip to Disneyland for Christmas in 2006, mainly so I could meet his family. From the moment we walked in the gate at the beginning of the day we felt so happy to be there. Everything looked so festive it was truly amazing. I remember walking around the park looking at the lights holding his hand feeling so happy and in love it was surreal. We had both been to Disneyland with our families, but it never felt quite like that. He had decided right around this time that he would move to New Mexico for me. I’m very happy to say that we’re still together.

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Alyson on February 10th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

I THOUGHT my most romantic Disneyland moment was when my (then boyfriend, now husband) gave me a stuffed Mickey Mouse for our first Christmas together, attached to a note that said, “It’s been too long since I saw you last! Come visit me!” We celebrated our first Disneyland trip together that spring of 2001.

But nope…My most romantic moment was our 5th trip to Disneyland together in April 2009, with our 2 and a half year old and our 4 month old. Seeing my now husband and our sons bask in the glow of wonder that only a Disney vacation can bring, created this entirely new place in my heart where my childhood, my children’s happiness, and the absolute love of my life bloomed together. Amazing. I never that I could love my husband even more than I do, until that moment.

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Kathryn on February 11th, 2010 at 1:29 am

Last year on our 3rd wedding anniversary, we did the “Land and Sea package” and went to Disney World. We were given buttons that announced to the cast members it was our anniversary, and everyone reminded us of the special reason we were there everywhere we went! We went to Animal Kingdom to go on “safari” and, even though there was a long line, the cast member in charge of seating saw we were celebrating and put us in the back of the jeep by ourselves so we could be alone. We felt so special having the ENTIRE back seat to ourselves (that area seats a whole family)! The whole ride we would fly from one side of the jeep to the other, bumping into each other and laughing. When we slowed down to see the animals, we could just hold each other and relax. It was an unexpected romantic moment, but one I will never forget.

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