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    Convincing others to go...

    I need some help convincing our friends to join us at WDW. There are three couples, all between the ages of 28 and 32, no kids. My wife and I were engaged at the MK, and it's a no-brainer for us any time an opportunity o go back arises. My friends, though, are tougher to convince.

    They look at Disney as being "for kids" and don't think people our age, without kids, could have fun there. I've been to the World enough to know that if I can get them there (and be in charge of our itinerary), they'll love it.

    The question is, what can I say to get them to go? What are the most convincing arguments (attractions, food, bars, entertainment, etc.)?

    Thanks for your help!
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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    What a great question for us all!

    You can show them the "educational" aspects of Epcot and AK. There are so many cool "games" at Innoventions that aren't necessarily for kids. Lots of dining choices all around the world. If they are drinkers, maybe a Drink around World Showcase might be of interest.

    As far as MK is concerned, mention the Haunted Mansion and PotC - the fun of Big Thunder Mountain, Space Mountain, Splash Mountain,---- maybe just have a Disney Mountain adventure. Get a checklist made so they can compare each of them. Like on theming, wait time, thrill of the ride, etc. Throw in Everest with it!

    Such a difficult take! I hope you succeed. I look forward to seeing what others say!


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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    Quote Originally Posted by dotheimpossible View Post
    They look at Disney as being "for kids" and don't think people our age, without kids, could have fun there.
    The question is, what can I say to get them to go?
    Nothing beyond the initial offer. If you succeed in getting them to go and they don't enjoy themselves I'd hate to be you. It's not for everyone. Nothing is.
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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    I agree with MartianCrab. WDW is not for everyone and not everyone gets it like us. I'd point them towards some good info sites like AllEars, then let them decide.

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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    You have to realize there is a segment of the population that laughs at anyone who vacations at Disney. I've seen plenty of snide references about Disney clientele being unsophisticated, unworldly, juvenile etc. It's not a matter of "getting it". People with that opinion have a completely different philosophy. I don't know if your friends are that entrenched in anti-Disney thinking but I do know that I would be annoyed if a friend tried to convince me to vacation at a place I wasn't interested in visiting.
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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    Three words. Food and Wine.

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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    Hmmm, I kind of agree with the others, unfortunately some people just don't 'get' Disney holidays but showing them websites like this might help them understand that it's not just for children.

    My partner and I are both in our thirties and have no children; we relish going to WDW just us two and often selfishly say that taking children on our Disney vacations would spoil it!

    You could also suggest that you don't have to be a certain type of person to catch the Disney bug; we're both into our rock music, dressing alternative, with piercings and tattoos. Anyone can believe in magic!!
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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    I'd simply ask what they like to do on a vacation. Odds are that Disney has an answer for it. Golfing, shopping, fishing, relaxing, boating, chilling by a pool ... My guess is if they can be convinced you can find something they'd be interested in.

    If all else fails, show then some Disney food porn photos.

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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    Quote Originally Posted by MartianCrab View Post
    Nothing beyond the initial offer. If you succeed in getting them to go and they don't enjoy themselves I'd hate to be you. It's not for everyone. Nothing is.
    To be honest if they don't find anything enjoyable at DW I'd hate to be them! But you can't force people to have a good time if they are determined not to.


    DVCDad is right though food porn reaches everyone on a more basic level!
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    Re: Convincing others to go...

    WDW has so much to offer beyond the Theme parks though. So lets say if they didn't enjoy the theme park they could go enjoy a game of golf, a good meal at one of the many hotels, parasailing, etc.

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