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Join Us on Valentine’s Day for ‘A Celebration of True Love’ at Walt Disney World Resort

posted on February 6th, 2013 by Thomas Smith, Social Media Director, Disney Parks


UPDATE: This event has been filled to capacity. Please CLICK HERE to view a list of the accepted event attendees. If you are on the list and do not receive a confirmation email by 5:30 p.m. EST today, please contact us at WDW.BlogMeetUps@disney.com.

We’re continuing our “Limited Time Magic” surprises with a first-of-its-kind Valentine’s Day experience during True Love Week at the Walt Disney World Resort. On February 14, you’ll have a special chance to re-commit your promise of love with your significant other during “A Celebration of True Love” at Magic Kingdom Park.
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“A Celebration of True Love” will begin at 9:30 a.m. on February 14, right in front of Cinderella Castle inside the park. Disney Fairy Tale Weddings is helping plan a morning full of surprises. Space is limited, so RSVP now by sending us an email with your name and address to WDW.BlogMeetUps@disney.com.

Also, here are a few things other things you should know:

  • All participants who sign up for the event must be 18 years or older.
  • Park admission required.
  • Limit one guest per registrant.
  • We will send an email to individuals whose valid RSVPs are received by us via email before we reach the planned capacity to confirm their attendance for the event.
  • If confirmed, it will be necessary for the registrant and guest to check in at Magic Kingdom Park for access to the event. The confirmation will include those details.
  • Valid photo I.D. will be required at check-in.
  • Ceremony confirmations are non-transferrable and have no cash value.
  • Confirmation will be for the accepted registered person plus one guest.
  • If you do not receive an email from us confirming your reservation and your name does not appear on the list of confirmed attendees (which will be posted as an update to this article), then your RSVP was not accepted.
  • The event and individual appearances are subject to change or cancellation.

This post will be updated when capacity has been reached. Please note the event is subject to change or cancellation without notice.

Also, we want to know about your true love story, especially if it has a Disney Parks connection. Tell us your love story in the comments below and it could be featured in a future post.

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Konrad from FL on February 6th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

SO excited for this. We’ll be there. eating in the park. We got engaged there 2 years ago that day in the castle. I hope they accept our RSVP.

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Konrad from FL on February 6th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

Not to mention we first said “I love you” during the fireworks. :)

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Michelle from FL on February 6th, 2013 at 4:13 pm

This sounds so exciting and I hope we are able to make the invite! My husband and I honeymooned at Disney back in 2007 and moved to Florida less than a year later. We’re planning a 10 year vow renewal at Disney and can’t wait!

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Michael on February 6th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

My wife Susanne and I were engaged in front of Snow White and Dopey in Fantasyland on 2/1/2003. Snow White was located at the former skyride drop off. Which is now remade into where Rapunzel’s tower will be. It was a dream come true for my wife to be engaged at the Happiest place on earth. We go back every year on Feb 1 to remind ourselves how special the day was, and how important Disney is in our life and our families life. Its truly the happiest place on earth.

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Lori on February 6th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

The next day is our 10th annivaersary. Hope we get accepted!!

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Leah from FL on February 6th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

My husband and I always say the it was magic of Disney that brought us together! We met while at a work conference in Orlando in February 2003. Our first “dates” were at the Walt Disney World parks during that conference, so Walt Disney World has always been our special place! We visited for many years and too many vacations to count after that. We got engaged on a fireworks cruise at Christmastime in 2009 and were married at the Wedding pavilion in Feb 2011! We just celebrated our 2nd anniversary (and our 10 year dating anniversary) yesterday by visiting the Grand Floridian and retracing our wedding day steps throughout property. We recently moved to Orlando to be close to the magic that’s been such a big part of our lives and our “love story”! <3

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Paula from FL on February 6th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

I have always been a Disney fan from the first time I saw the castle at the age of 16. Fast forward, many years later and I find myself in Germany at the foot of the Neuschwanstein Castle with my very own Prince Charming down on knee asking for my hand in marriage!! Can’t get any more magical that that for me!!

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Jeffrey on February 6th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

I’m so sad I missed this :p Hope it’s a blast!

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Jim from OH on February 6th, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Me and my better half met on our college program there hope we get picked but haven’t received email yet :(

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Pamela on February 6th, 2013 at 4:35 pm

We’re coming over as 14th February is our Wedding Anniversary and my husband’s Birthday! Hoping we get accepted for this event.

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Justin from NB on February 6th, 2013 at 4:36 pm

We visited shortly after finding out we were pregnant with each of our children (after booking plane etc) It is now a joke that when ever we book a wdw trip we are going to be pregnant right after. Returning with our kids this March and it will be magical as it reminds us of their births and the love we have for them.

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Meredith on February 6th, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Got engaged there….honeymooned there….bring our kids there EVERY chance we get!!

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John on February 6th, 2013 at 4:40 pm

My partner of 17+ years and myself are longtime passholders who attend the parks an average of once a month. Disney Parks have always been a big part of our life together.

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corinne on February 6th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

So excited for this! Have been together with my high school sweetheart for 12 years now and our first trip to the US together was to Disney World. I had been as a child many times but my husband had never been. We both feel in love with Disney and visited many more times and celebrated our honeymoon in the parks. 2 years ago we decided we had enough of living so far away from the parks and moved from Sweden to Orlando and now love living 20 minutes away from the Happiest place on earth!

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Tom from NY on February 6th, 2013 at 5:24 pm

My wonderful girlfriend and I were already planning on visiting the Magic Kingdom that day as we have dinner reservations at Be Our Guest, but this sounds like it will be a nice way to start the day. The Magic Kingdom is already very special to us as our first date and first kiss were in the park, so it just seems perfect to spend the day at a place so important to us.

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Angela from WA on February 6th, 2013 at 5:43 pm

Thank you so much Disney! Jim and I are celebrating our 25th anniversary on the 16th at the Magic Kingdom and only you could make a Valentine’s Day right before even better by accepting our RSVP. We have come a long way from two young soldiers who met at Ft Lee, VA and married two weeks later. There was no wedding, just our $35 bands and a justice official at the local courthouse. But, Disney has always been a part of our love story – from the time we brought our young son to the parks on the weekends with our Four Season Salute as UCF students many years ago and still as we have returned to WDW time and time again to make magical memories. Thank you for years and years of special moments.

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Meghan on February 6th, 2013 at 6:12 pm

In January of 2007, my boyfriend arranged for us to go up the stairs to the balcony at Italy’s Pavilion during Illuminations to propose. We watched the initial fireworks, and then I turned around, and he pulled out a ring during the time when the globe is traveling through the lagoon. I was shocked, and it was so incredibly special and romantic!

I’ve always loved Illuminations, but every time I see it now, I think back to how amazing that moment was, and I will be forever grateful to the people at Disney World who let us have that once-in-a-lifetime experience! My husband and I will celebrate our 5 year anniversary this May!

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Ginger on February 6th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

My now husband, Brent, proposed on November 13, 2010 at Fort Wilderness. He took me to dinner at The Wave in the Contemporary. After dinner, we rode a boat across the lake to Fort Wilderness, where a carriage pulled up for us! In the middle of the carriage ride, the driver stopped, handed me flowers, a glass slipper, and a tiara. Brent then led me down from the carriage, pulled the ring out of his pocket as he got down on one knee, and asked me to be his princess!

Even though we were not able to get married at Disney World, we had a Cinderella-themed wedding on December 16, 2012 in our hometown of Nashville!

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Kyle on February 6th, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Congrats to all that were selected. This Valentine’s Day marks my 14th anniversary of being married to the most wonderful woman in the world (we were engaged one year prior, also on Valentine’s Day). We are annual pass holders and get to enjoy Disney magic all year long. I’m so happy that Disney is doing something special for folks and that those that don’t get to have Mickey in their backyard can make their experience that much more magical. Gratz & Happy Valentine’s Day!! :)

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Banks on February 6th, 2013 at 9:00 pm

My fiance and I were Cast Members when we first met at the Cast preview of Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade in 2007. We moved in together in Orlando August 2008, and in April 2009, a friend of mine I was working with at the Backlot Tour arranged for a special Wishes viewing area for us inside the Rose Garden at the Magic Kingdom. Before Wishes started, I got down on my knee and asked her to marry me. It was a truly special moment in a special place. The photo our friend took of that moment proudly hangs up in our bedroom.

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Mary on February 6th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Bummer. Just got home from work & saw this and it’s already full. But, it will still be fun to be at WDW for Valentine’s Day.

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Deborah from FL on February 7th, 2013 at 12:45 am

Missed out just read about this.We are already staying at a Disney Resort the 13th to 15th.I just told my Husband the surprise today.This would have been a great surprise for him as 30 years ago we were married at the court house at the time very low funds.Disney is our second home.We stay all the time.Were older but we are still Living the Dream at Walt Disney World.

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Stuart on February 7th, 2013 at 9:15 am

I surprised my girlfriend with a quick trip to Disney World for her college graduation present. We had been to Magic Kingdom for a day with her family. We fell in love watching Wishes in front of the castle and Disney will always hold a special place in our hearts. Well little did she know that it was about to become a very special place because over the weekend trip to Disney World, I proposed to her during Wishes (in the same spot that we first knew we were meant to be). I had a cast member take our photo during that moment and it truly was something magical. We are only 6 weeks away from our wedding and already planning a trip back to where dreams really do come true.

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Regina on February 7th, 2013 at 11:22 am

I had never been to WDW (only Disneyland as a small child)and when I was 23 my boyfriend decided it would be a great family trip with him and my family. He planned the entire trip. When we got there he planned on us spending the first evening at Magic Kingdom, but for whatever reason we decided on Hollywood Studios, I think that was my Dad’s choice if I remember correctly. Little did I know that that messed up my boyfriend’s plans for the evening!

The next day we head to Magic. I am putting on my Eeyore shortall bibs thinking to myself (and why I even thought it is beyond me as we never discussed it- we’d been dating 4 yrs at this point but it wasn’t a conversation piece) how funny would it be if he would propose and I’d be wearing this outfit!

Ok, so we get there and he tells my family to go look for a spot to watch the parade and we’ll come find them in a bit. He takes me over the the side of the castle and tells me “you know you are my princess”. I just laugh and think he’s joking so I say back laughing “sure and you are my Prince”. Then he says lets go up to the castle. Ok, we head up to the castle, he stops in front of the opening and proposes! I could not believe it. I am nervous and too busy giggling (I do that when I am nervous). I say yes, but he doesn’t remember me actually saying yes.

Back to messing up his plans the evening before- he had an email that was set to be sent to everyone at work (we worked together at the time) saying he was finally promising that evening in front of Cinderella’s castle. Thank goodness there wasn’t Facebook and emails on phones at the time, since the email went out a day early due to change in plans!

After the proposal he suggested we ride Small World. We ride it and afterwards we go look for my family. I happen to find my parents on the castle with our parade spot (the same area he proposed at). I walk up behind my mom and push my hand in front of her wiggling my fingers. All she says is “I Know”. My response- “huh, and how did you know”. She responds “We watched the whole thing.” We had no idea they saw it and my boyfriend (now my husband of 11 years)was so embarrassed! The best part my brother’s girlfriend at the time caught the moment in a picture that is now in a castle picture frame.

We honeymooned back at WDW and added Disney Cruiseline to the trip! It was wonderful! We even had a photographer take photos of of throughout the park and even took us in thru the cast walkways to get photos with the characters! Disney Cruiseline was WONDERFUL! It was the best honeymoon anyone could ever ask for! I made him promise we’d do this combined trip again for our 10 yr Anniversary.

We had gone back when my 1st born was 6 months old, and of course it was just as magical even though she was a baby.

In 2011, we celebrated our 10 Yr Anniversary and guess where we were- Disney Cruise Line and ended the trip back at WDW. Only this time, we had two little princesses (age 4 and 6 at the time) with us and it was a wonderful anniversary trip!

Thank you, Disney for my magical moments! I am looking forward to more in our future!

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Stephanie on February 7th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

We are so excited to be a part of this!! We got engaged on Feb 14 two years ago and are in the process of planning our wedding! We may not have a specific “Disney” romance story, but we certainly have that “Disney Magic” between us! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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Thomas on February 8th, 2013 at 2:47 pm

My wife and I were married at the Wedding Pavilion in June 2012 and it was a dream-come-true for both of us. The staff from Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings was amazing and our Wedding Coordinator was especially amazing! My wife is a huge fan of fireworks and as such we were able to enjoy Wishes from 4 different locations during that week including in the Magic Kingdom Park, from the Polynesian, the California Grill, and best of all from the Grand 1 yacht on our wedding night! It was a dream come true for her and because it was a last-minute suprise to her it allowed me to feel like her real life knight in shining armor. And of course our WC helped me coordinate floral arrangements to be set up in our room while we were out cruising the Seven Seas Lagoon!

It was a truly magical experience that we could never have achieved anywhere else!

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Andrea on February 8th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

My husband and I met for the first time at Jellyrolls at the Boardwalk Resort. He proposed to me at the Spectacle of Lights at Hollywood Studios. And on June 11, 2011, we had our fairytale wedding at the Wedding Pavillion!

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Jason on February 11th, 2013 at 10:50 am

Sure wish they were doing this event at Disneyland as well. We were married February 11th and going there this Valentine’s weekend to celebrate. This event would’ve been an added. To those of you enjoying this event in Florida, hope it’s a magical day.

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Monica on February 11th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

This looks like it will be an amazing event! I saw it too late – but if it is around next year – I will try to get in. Really enjoyed reading the ‘Disney romances’ other posted on here. Valentine’s is a ‘started dating’ anniversary for us – will be three years next year. Our Disney Fairy Tale Wedding was on Dec 3, 2011 but we purposely scheduled our bridal portraits at Magic Kingdom over Valentine’s weekend last year. We’ve celebrated our birthdays, New Years, Christmas, July 4th, Thanksgiving, wedding day & anniversary at the parks – and even just regular days. But, WDW makes every day feel like a celebration.

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