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    Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    Hi chaps!!

    I could really use some help!!

    My husband refuses point blank to ever go back to Disney world. He maintains that it's only for kids.

    I on the other hand am a total WDW freak. I listen to parade music in the car!!

    I would love to hear from others who may have had a similar issue and how they overcame it?

    I am desperate to go back. I miss it soooooo much.

    Thanks, Jen x x

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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    Unfortunatly some people just do not "get it", but do not let others prevent you and/or your kids from going again. Perhaps if you vist another time he could do some other more grown up non park activites. Such as, golf at one of the many world courses, Downtown Disney, Restraunts at EPCOT for a nice dinner, or some more luxorious experinces Disney offers.
    Even if you go by yourself Disney World is still wonderful. You might ask some other friends or family members to go with you.

    Try not to force him to go, he just might hinder your or the others in your parties vacation.
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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    Hmmmmm, I'm afraid it's divorce time......

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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    I concur with Stitchgirl.

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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    Neverland is right, if you try to force him, he could make it miserable for you and anyone around you. It sounds like he was there once, was he at WDW in Florida or to one of the other parks? Do you know what specifically he didn't like about the parks? Does he not like amusement/theme parks in general or is he looking for big time thrill rides? I think your best bet is to figure out why he doesn't want to go back, that may be the solution to the problem. Also compromise works well, let me pick a vacation spot one year and you pick it the next.
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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    My hubby is not as crazy about WDW as I am either. At first he said he would not go back but then he got into golfing and we also learned to compromise. For one thing, when we do go to WDW, we agree to split up and do our own thing. For example, he goes golfing and I go to the Magic Kingdom or he goes golfing and I go to World Showcase. We always meet later that day for dinner and spend the evening together. He really enjoys Epcot and Animal Kingdom so we visit those parks together.

    One thing that is important to note is that I do not have children so I don't know if this would work for you or not.

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    LOL on my list of potential husband material it goes "sense of humor, caring, disney lover or at least tolerater" I think I could potentially drive someone away with my disney ways if they didn't at least enjoy it a little bit.

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    He should understand that there are some thngs that you like and that he might not. I'm sure there are some things that he likes that you just can't stand. Why not ditch him if he doesn't want to go? Let him have some guy time and grab a few friends to go with you. It will be fun and you'll get a little break from him. It's a win/win deal.
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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    My hubby doesn't love Disney as much as I do either.

    My kids and I have gone without my hubby before, and he was perfectly fine with it. He goes to be with us when he can, but if he is unable to join us... he doesn't mind that we go without him.

    In fact, in March my daughter and I went on a girls trip and had a blast!!!

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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    I think you should try to plan a trip to WDW where you cater some of the trip to his hobbies or likings. If he's a golfer then send him golfing while you go commando through the park. If he likes to fish send him on a fishing trip. This why he wont feel suffocated by all things Disney (even though that's what most of us love).

    I think the only real kiddy place in WDW is MK. However, even that has its majority of adults rides (i.e PofC or Splash Mountain). Let me know about fun activities such as "Drinking Around the World" in Epcot (about as unkid like as it comes in WDW).

    As a man in my late 20's I'm not your typically Disney geek. I play soccer and softball. Watch a ton a sports. People are always surprised when they found out how much into Disney I am. My friends give me a hard time about it all the time. I think people like your husband just don't give it a chance. They key is to get him out there. Once he's there Disney will take care of the rest/
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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    Find out what he doesn't like about WDW or amusement parks and work around it. There are things aimed at kids in every park, but there are adult things as well. Search out the more adult things that you can incorporate into your vacation. Don't be afraid to split up and enjoy different things and then meet up to share your experiences. Entice him with visiting other things outside of the parks so that he doesn't feel smothered with all things Disney.
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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    There are a couple of good books out there for Disney without kids.
    My husband and I have done Disney a few times without our children and our priorities change for touring. Maybe purchasing a book and mapping out a a mock touring plan + all the other things in the World to do might make him re-think his position. If not I'd travel with the kids or find a girl friend to make the trip with you.
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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    I totally understand. I'm not married, but I'm 18 and in college, and for reasons unbeknownst to me Disney is not very "cool" among my friends. I'm still trying to convince them to join me on my birthday trip.

    If I were you, I'd try to show him the grown-up part of Disney. Beg him for a trip, dine in the nice restraunts and stay at a fancy hotel. My parents also like to go back to the hotel and disconnect from the craziness for a while. Sometimes they even nap in the afternoon (which is horrible for me, but I bare with it).

    PS: Disney parade music in the car is great!

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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    My husband is not as much of a fan as I am either. I've gotten him to agree to one trip every two years. This latest trip I talked him into by planning it all around him (we're going for his birthday). I'm letting him pick all of the restaurants and we're booking the Indy racing experience for him. I'm hoping to slowly bring him over to the dark side! ; )

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    Re: Help ........ I have a non Disney husband

    Thank you for the help everyone !!

    I still don't think i'm ever going to be able to get him there again but I am thinking of planning a trip with some of the girls that I work with or going out there with my mam and sister one summer (they go every year for 6 weeks).

    maybe when he see's the photo he might change his mind!!

    Thanks again

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