NBA Star Brook Lopez Proposes to Hailee Strickland at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (August 18, 2022) – NBA star Brook Lopez and Hailee Nicole Strickland celebrated a magical moment in life in front of the Tree of Life at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park at Walt Disney World Resort. Lopez proposed to his longtime girlfriend in front of the Tree of Life, one of The Beacons of Magic at Walt Disney World Resort, with the lights from the attraction lighting up the smile on Ms. Strickland’s face as she said, “Yes!”

Lopez planned the proposal for August 15, exactly 13 years after the couple met at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park. Their history together made it the perfect location for them to express their love and commit their hearts to each other. Lopez and Strickland started their night with a romantic dinner at Tiffins Restaurant located in Discovery Island at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and ended the evening with an engagement photo shoot in front of the Tree of Life with Strickland wearing special mouse ears for the occasion.