Mauricio and Cristal

Mauricio and Cristal's Engagement in Disney California Adventure

How We Met

We met at our parish youth group not knowing we went to the same high school until one day we ran into each other. While in our youth group meetings I would give BIG hints that I had the hugest crush on him. Early September 2007 he finally asked me to be his girlfriend and here we are 10 years later!

How He Asked

I’ve always imagined for a proposal to take place at The Happiest Place on Earth. We have gone to Disneyland & Disney California many, MANY times that we lost count but on October 15th, 2016 I was in for a huge surprise! A date I will cherish forever.

On this weekend we had just gone to our very first Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party the night before which thankfully didn’t happen in our Yzma & Kronk costumes. That would of been interesting… Luckily his sister (which by the way thank you Gisela) had talked him out of doing it then, knowing clearly my heart has always belonged to Disney California Adventure.

For those who don’t know, I love Disney California. Something about Mickey’s Fun Wheel, Cars Land, and especially California Screamin’ calls me. I simply love it there.

On Paradise Pier you have Ariels Grotto, the Cove Bar and you can get your caricature done. As we walked on paradise pier Mauricio tells me lets get our caricature done which we have been wanting to do the last few times we were there.

We sat down to get our caricature done. As we sat there Brooke, our painter asked me who my favorite princess is, which, if you’re wondering its Rapunzel. So I’m thinking he’s drawing me to look like Rapunzel and Mauricio as Flynn. He begins to ask me ton of questions, keeping me preoccupied. He had finally finished and told me he wanted me to see it first. After that everything just sort of went in fast forward. I got up, looked and honestly could not believe it. Obviously, I knew we dearly loved each other and one day get married but for him to get down on one knee that day and asked me to marry him was just magical.

Where to Propose in Disney California Adventure

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Special Thanks

Sofia Chico
Photographer