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Disney's Fairy Tale Weddings Fun Facts

  • Now, approximately 1,500 couples tie the knot each year at Walt Disney World Resort. Since September 1991, Walt Disney World Resort has hosted more than 27,000 weddings.
  • Couples have traveled from every state in America and from international locations such as Japan, Saudi Arabia and the Netherlands to get married at Walt Disney World Resort.
  • At least twice during the 13-year history of the Walt Disney World Marathon couples have stopped mid-race to get married in front of Cinderella Castle in Magic Kingdom.
  • A couple took the plunge, literally, on The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Disney-MGM Studios while they tied the knot.
  • Some brides and grooms choose non-traditional methods of transportation to arrive at the ceremony such as on horseback, Cinderella's glass coach, a horse-drawn carriage or vintage automobile.
  • According to wedding industry experts, Walt Disney World Resort is recognized as a top-ranked honeymoon destination and destination weddings venue.
  • The sky is the limit for themed weddings -- from an enchanting Cinderella-like wedding in Magic Kingdom or a Hollywood extravaganza in Disney-MGM Studios to international-themed nuptials at Epcot and a safari-themed reception at Disney's Animal Kingdom.
  • The first wedding at Disney's Wedding Pavilion was televised live June 18, 1995, on Lifetime Television as part of its "Weddings of a Lifetime" series.
  • Most recently featured on ABC Extreme Makeover, Travel Channel and Food Network.
  • A Magic Kingdom wedding for the 10th anniversary of "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was a star-studded affair, with performances by Celine Dion, Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle.
  • The Wedding Pavilion can host up to six weddings per day, and up to 12 weddings can occur each day at various locations on Walt Disney World property.
  • Wedding prices begin at $2,950 for an Escape Wedding Collection gathering for two. Wishes Wedding Collection ceremonies start at $10,000 for 10 guests or more. An average wedding at Disney is about $28,000 for 100 people..
  • Disney's Homeymoon Registry, which launched Feb. 14, 2007, is a complimentary online service that allows couples to create a gift registry for components of an all-inclusive honeymoon to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, aboard a Disney Cruise Line ship, or at select Disney Vacation Club Resorts.



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