One Redditor Built a Favorite Disney Ride for a Proposal After COVID Cancelled Their Trip

published Sep 9, 2020
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With travel restrictions still widely in place due to the coronavirus pandemic, plenty of vacation plans have been put on pause in 2020. One Disney fan planned on proposing at Walt Disney World—specifically on the Tomorrowland Transit Authority PeopleMover attraction at the Magic Kingdom—but when the trip got cancelled, they got creative, figuring out a way to still propose on their favorite ride from the comfort of home.

Reddit user @Bit_Carpenter shared a photo of the creation, writing, “I made a TTA People Mover bench so I could propose on the ride despite canceling our trip.” The photo shows the handmade PeopleMover bench (in the attraction’s signature shades of blue and grey) with a sign for the ride placed on the wall next to it. In the comments section, they shared that the bench is more for aesthetics and less for comfort, revealing that they built the structure from a wood frame and the skin from foam insulation board.

Plenty of fans responded to share their own memories for the fan-favorite, which takes guests along a leisurely journey through Tomorrowland, giving a behind-the-scenes glimpse into a few other rides, including Space Mountain. It might not provide the same thrill levels as some other beloved Disney attractions, but it does provide respite from the heat and crowds, often with minimal wait time, making it a nostalgic must-do for most families.

As for Bit_Carpenter’s proposal, well, they were sure to set the mood, projecting a POV video of the attraction on the wall facing the bench, even adding a fan to mimic the gentle breeze you feel as you zip through Tomorrowland. They shared that she said yes, so it seems like the couple will live happily ever after even if the proposal didn’t happen quite in the way they thought it would.