Westworld Alberta

Winter 2014

Westworld Alberta

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24 W e s t W o r l d a l b e r t a | w i n t e r 2 0 1 4 kimberly mitchell/portrayable photography Disney is for Lovers The best places to pop the question at Walt Disney World Around 1,500 couples tie the knot at Disney's Orlando, Florida, resort each year. But it's also a picture-perfect setting for a proposal. Read on for five of our favourite spots to get engaged. 1 Aboard a Grand 1 yacht fireworks cruise in the Magic Kingdom. Disney's rent-by-the-hour, 52-foot Sea Ray Sedan Bridge will spin you and your beloved – and up to 17 other guests, if you're so inclined – out onto the water for a proposal with an unforgettable pyrotechnic backdrop. Go all-out by book- ing onboard dining with a butler. Who could say no? 2 At the summit of the Expedition Everest coaster. Your stomach will be in your throat for two reasons: anticipation and gravity. But that "Yesssssssssss!" will be all the sweeter screamed aloud as you twist and plunge down a 24-metre drop in a weath- ered train car, ripping along jagged ledges and through caves to face the dreaded Yeti. Just keep the ring safely tucked away until you're back on terra firma, mmmkay? 3 On a Characters in Flight balloon ride. Float 120 metres above Downtown Disney in this tethered helium balloon – the world's largest – painted with Disney characters like Tinker Bell, Dumbo and Aladdin. You'll be able to see for up to 16 km in all directions as you make your case to e One. You have eight to 10 minutes before descent (though flights run all day if you need a mulligan). 4 With a glass slipper at Cinderella's Castle. Disney's glass slipper engagement package gets you dinner for two at Cinderella's Royal Table restaurant, during which an attendant presents a custom-engraved glass slipper on a bed of rose petals. at's your cue to drop down on one knee. Post-proposal, make a celebratory (alcohol-free) toast, and smile pretty for your personal Disney PhotoPass photographer. 5 Over a private candlelit dinner at the CAA/AAA Five-Diamond Victoria & Albert's restaurant, at the Grand Floridian Resort & Spa. From ultra- haute cuisine and a softly strumming harpist to white tablecloths and waitstaff in traditional Victorian attire, this place oozes romance. Go for seven prix fixe courses in the Dining Room, 10 in Queen Victoria's Room or 10 at the Chef 's Table. If you're shy, the restaurant also sets up private dinners on the beach. W disney Let AMA help you plan your fairytale wedding. We offer stress-free desti- nation wedding and honey- moon planning, plus great rewards and discounts from our partners (savings of more than $1,500 on the average wedding), event liability coverage, and easy access to registry services for marriage licences and certificates. ama.ab.ca/YourPerfectDay Save up to 25% on all in-stock jewelry, custom designs, special orders and repairs at Paris Jewellers. AMARewards.ca/ ParisJewellers Save 10% on all regular- price merchandise at McGuire's Menswear. AMARewards.ca/McGuires Earn up to 4% in reward dollars at Peoples when you shop at the AMA eStore. AMARewards.ca/Peoples AMA SAyS: "i always recommend staying onsite, especially at Disney world, which is next to the interstate. if you don't, you have to factor in the cost of renting a car, and the time and effort you'll spend going back and forth to the park." –AMA Disney specialist Deb Fong

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