Disneyland and Disney World have become popular spots for proposals and weddings—and for good reason, we might add. What better place to begin your own fairy tale than somewhere where you're literally surrounded by them? But instead of popping the question at one of Disneyland's tired-and-true romantic locales (think Sleeping Beauty's castle), one man opted to make a splash—pun intended!—by popping the question to his boyfriend atop of the park's Splash Mountain ride. And, yes, it's just as adorable as it sounds.
According to Huffington Post, the Internet is totally smitten with this newly-engaged couple, after Eugene Williams posted his proposal pic to Reddit under the username eugenius310. "My mom told me not to post it on Facebook because she’s ashamed of me," Williams heartbreakingly titled the photo. "So I’m posting it here for the world to see!" And the world—at least the Reddit world, anyway—is totally taken by the pair.
"I proposed to my beautiful and amazing boyfriend at Disneyland yesterday with the help of my niece and nephews who helped me make the sign a few months ago," Williams explained in the comments. In the viral-worthy pic, Williams is seen holding up the made-with-love sign that reads, "Will you marry me?" as his brand new fiancé, Chris, sits in front of the log-flume ride with a shocked expression on his face.
Despite that "OMG!" face, Chris hadn't even realized his boyfriend had proposed yet! "He had no idea I was proposing and I told him that we should make 'shocked' faces for the camera. Little did he know I was going to be behind him proposing with a sign!" said Williams. "I quickly hid the sign away after the drop and when we exited the ride we walked to see our photo and he was shocked. I got down on one knee and asked him to spend the rest of his life with me. He said, 'yes.' " We're not crying, you're crying…
Williams told Huffington Post that he was fighting major nerves before the proposal. "I wanted to get to the park before it opened, but Chris and I overslept and ran into traffic on the way. I was very angsty and nervous the whole time leading to him seeing the photo," he said. "I was worried my plan wouldn’t work and the park would be too crowded to get our own log—after all, it was a hot day."
Thankfully, a Disney cast member was willing to help out, giving them their own log flume for the ride, after Williams whispered his proposal plan to her. "I was nervous the whole time on the ride, but just kept giving him hugs and kisses on the ride," he said.
But with such a frame-able proposal pic and a resounding "yes!" from his love, we'd definitely deem those nerves totally worth it.
"We are big Disney park fans, and now every time we go we’ll be reminded of that one time I proposed and he said yes," said Williams. "My fiancé means a lot to me and seeing the joy on his face when he saw the photo was priceless."