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12-26-2010, 12:36 AM
Ok, DH and I are TOTAL opposites....in everything, including Disney! The kids and I :love: Disney, he feels like pirate: when I mention I have a trip planned b/c all he thinks about is the $$$. Yet, he will have a wonderful time on the trip and help to build wonderful memories with the kids (they end up crying when we leave WDW - why not? It's the happiest place in the world!).
So, I have planned a 4 nt cruise on the Dream for us, 3/13/2011. None of the family, including DH, knows about it yet (see, I bring in the bacon to the house and pay the bills)! So, here we were watching the Disney Xmas parade today and there was Ms. Brown, going over everything on the Dream :yay::yay: I stopped the beater, in the middle of whipping up dessert for dinner, to watch it! Of course DS goes, "Mommy, when can we go on a Disney cruise? Please Mommy?!" DH pipes in "We better not be doing that in March...are we?!" His reasoning was b/c of the $$ (basically he grew up on one side of the tracks, me on the other).
Well, even though we are, I have also planned 2 days/1nt after the cruise @ Universal Studios/Islands of Adv., b/c he's been dying to go there! I'm hoping this will suffice :thumbsup2
The plan to surprise is to have 3 boxes for the 3 of them to open:
* Box 1 (DD opens) - will tell them it's for the beginning of the trip, and will have space toys/books in there b/c we're going to Kennedy Space Center the day before the cruise.
* Box 2 (DH opens) - will tell them it's for the end of the trip, and will have a US polo shirt and the brochures in it
* Box 3 (DS opens, with help from DD) - will tell them it's for the middle of the trip, 4 nts. Will have a treasure chest w/sunscreen, disney nautical pins, mini donald/daisy duck plushes, and a puzzle from a DISigner with Mickey holding a scroll saying their joining him on a 4 nt cruise to the Bahamas!
So, do you think if I plan it that way, and tell him everything is paid for before hand (which it will be - part of why I haven't told them yet), that I could warm him into the deal? I think he feels that DCL is just for kids....however he did see the video of the AquaDuck and was like "What's that?"
Why me?? Why couldn't I have married a Disney-obsessed freak like me :confused3:tigger:
12-26-2010, 08:34 AM
Why me?? Why couldn't I have married a Disney-obsessed freak like me
A - Because opposites attract, that's why. If you always liked the same things, how boring would that be?? :)
My DH is so-so on Disney in general (v. I'm a Disney nut) and he's not crazy about kids (except ours, of course), so I wasn't sure how he would do on a Disney cruise. We just got back from a 7-nt on the Magic less than a month ago, and I'm fairly certain that if my DH was to write a review, it would be exceedingly positive. Just seeing how happy our DS was was well worth it. Plus, we had ton of fun on our own while DS was at the Oceaneers Club. While there were a lot of couples there sans kids, I'm not sure if we would opt that for ourselves without our DS around.
Re: the "surprise" - it's all about delivery, as I would tell the salespeople I coach.
12-26-2010, 09:21 AM
Or you can just leave dh home. I know that sounds awful but my hubby is a super great guy. He teaches so we can only go to wdw over a holiday or in the summer, he has vertigo issues, so a cruise is completely out and he hasn't flown in 20 years.... so the girls and I have girls vacation, usually disney related. It is cheaper, one less adult and we have a ball as we all love it. Then we do daddy's version of vacation, drive to the beach for 10 days every summer.... everyone's happy.:laughing:
I am not sure how you didn't burst out the secret watching the parade. Sending you some pixie dust that he gets excited to see the new ship too.:wizard:
12-26-2010, 10:12 AM
You could just tell Scrooge the grump to suck it up and enjoy the trip. Lol all of you will have a great time. Tell him not to worry about it. My wife and I absolutely love to cruise.
12-26-2010, 10:14 AM
DH "wasnt" a Disney Obsessor until we got married and he met me... Now he loves Disney. Yes opposites do attract and he is my complete opposite, but with Disney we do have something in absolute common. I wouldnt say he is a Disney Nut as much as I am, but He does get teary eyed when we leave. He doesnt sleep the night before our Disney trips due to excitement. ANYTHING for him to be on a Disney boat!
12-26-2010, 11:17 AM
My DW, while she like's Disney, was not sure about our DCL cruise (she was in on the planning). She was convinced something was going to go wrong, what happens if she does not like it... Etc. I think it was more of the unknown, but we booked a shorter cruise (mostly because of our Autistic son and what would happen if he did not like it, etc.)
Turns out.... She loved it. We have now been on two DCL cruises and we are planning our third.
Ya just never know!!!
12-26-2010, 12:03 PM
DH has absolutely no real interest in Disney World. I mean, he doesn't hate it, but it's no more a big deal to him than going down the road to Six Flags. As long as he doesn't have to do the work, I suppose, and he gets breakfast every morning and a nap in the afternoon, he's fairly happy (wait...I think I just realized he's a big toddler...). But he would never go on his own.
But then we did a trip with a few days in the park followed by a DCL cruise, and we found our perfect balance. DH loved the cruise! He considered it his vacation after WDW (literally, you know how your feet get at the parks). Which is why he spent a great deal of time lazing by the pool, or lazing at the beach, topped off with afternoon power naps, interspersed with a lot of food and plenty of time in Diversions. Between work and degree work he doesn't get a lot of downtime at home, so he likes his relaxing cruise, with the ability to get up and enjoy a little fun whenever he feels like it. Now maybe your DH isn't like that, and can't be enticed by downtime...but if he can, and as you said you want to convince him it's not just for kids, definitely play up the kids clubs giving mommy and daddy some alone time, or heck...just promise to take the kids while he gets a little time at the adult pool, pub or a massage. Good luck!
12-26-2010, 01:14 PM
DH is not into Disney at all, but he loves his cruises and he also loves the service that Disney provides. When we are in Florida, we stay at DVC resorts. I go to the parks and he pool hops or explores the surrounding area and everybody is happy.
12-26-2010, 09:59 PM
I am married to a nondisney guy! Can't take the boy out of the country and away from the farm. I love Disney and everything that goes with it, so I just have to leave him at home! My mom and I love it, so we take the DS and DD and have a ball. My DH just does not like crowds (and the $$ is also a factor), but he doesn't complain when I plan the annual visit! Maybe one day I'll get him to go - maybe...
12-26-2010, 10:13 PM
My DH hates Disney :scared1: I got him there several times but the last trip a year or so back, i had to swear it would be our last. When we are in the parks, he is done by 5 and wants to head back to Fort Wilderness to relax. He LOVES Fort Wilderness. So my solution is to leave him home. He doesnt complain on how much it all costs as long as he doesnt have to go. So our next trip - Fort Wilderness followed by a Cruise on the Dream next fall will be with my Daughter, Sister and Mother while he can stay home alone, :banana:
12-26-2010, 10:42 PM
Ya'lls stories have brought a smile to my face :) Yep, I'm thinking about after this time, I'll take my mom and the kids, and leave him at home. My mom used to work at DL growing up in CA, so I know she would appreciate all of it!
Or, maybe signing him up for the beer, wine, tequila, etc. tastings will cure him of the "dreaded Disney trip"! Like a pp said, I think alot of it's in the delivery of the surprise....so that's why I'm going to pop the part about Universal Studios after the cruise, before I pop the part about the cruise:lmao:
Glad to see I'm not alone :goodvibes
12-27-2010, 07:55 AM
While my husband likes cruises, I don't know if I'd ever get him on a Disney cruise ship. We went to WDW for a few days on our honeymoon (in 1982), but he has no interest in going now. We spent 2 days in Anaheim after a MR cruise last May, and after 1 day at Disneyland, he spent the 2nd day staying in the hotel room! :rolleyes: That's ok, because I would rather go to a Disney park solo (and I do) than with someone who'd rather not be there.
12-27-2010, 02:35 PM
DH could care less about Disney. He grew up in Florida so a day spent at Disney was like no big thing.
$$$ spent on Disney is seen as almost a waste of money.
I absolutely love all things Disney. It's worth it to me to spend $$ on Disney hotels and character breakfasts, etc.
He's very sweet, though. He surprised me with an adults only trip to Disney for my birthday a couple of years back and we had a blast.
Our boys and I convinced him to book a Dream cruise, so maybe we're starting to convert him...
12-27-2010, 07:18 PM
yep... add another DH that HATES anything Disney...
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