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Old 02-01-2009, 10:55 AM   #1
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Looking for something different...

We are going on our 7th trip to WDW this summer and I am looking for some different ideas. DS (13) and myself (42) are Disney lovers, DH (43) prefers a different vacation destination. In fact, after our last trip in 2007 DH stated he would prefer not to come back again, however, they came up with that fantastic offer for the military and DH was the one who said it was too good of a deal to pass up. So.....I would like to come up with some new and different things to do for this trip so it isn't the same thing once again for him. We are trying to get ressies for Hoop De Doo and the Fantasmic Dinner Package (haven't been to MGM since 2002) and for the first time we will be taking in the water parks. If you have any thoughts or idea's or little known things to do I would love to hear what you have to suggest.

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Old 02-01-2009, 10:57 AM   #2
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Old 02-01-2009, 10:58 AM   #3
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I hear the Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot's The Land pavillion is somewhat interesting, at least if you and everyone in your party would be interested in how they grow things and the new, innovative ways in which they produce them... not to mention I think it is about $10/ person and takes about 30-60 minutes? Also, some of the other tours I hear are great, but they can be pricey. I'm a SCUBA diver, so I dive in the Seas pavillion, but if you aren't a certified diver, you can snorkel on the top of the water. Just some ideas, but these can be costly. Also, maybe if you try to incorporate finding the hidden mickey's that are on just about every ride (or quite a few of them), it could sort of add a little bit of a game to your stay.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:34 PM   #4
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What sort of vacation would your DH like? If it weren't for the special deal, where would he have wanted to go? what would he have wanted to do? Is he a fisherman? Schedule a fishing trip on Bay Lake for him. Golf? We love playing golf at Disney!

We like to spend time relaxing at our resort, reading by the pool, playing golf & tennis All of which can be done as a family, couple or by yourself (except tennis ) Don't feel bad about splitting up, if you & DS want to go to a park; let DH go play golf (or whatever). Everyone will be happier when they get to do what they want. Meet up later for a great dinner, share your day & still have some family time.

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Old 02-01-2009, 12:46 PM   #5
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If you haven't seen the Cirque de Soleil show yet, that would be a special treat.
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Old 02-01-2009, 12:55 PM   #6
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What sort of vacation would your DH like? If it weren't for the special deal, where would he have wanted to go? what would he have wanted to do? Is he a fisherman? Schedule a fishing trip on Bay Lake for him. Golf? We love playing golf at Disney!

We like to spend time relaxing at our resort, reading by the pool, playing golf & tennis All of which can be done as a family, couple or by yourself (except tennis ) Don't feel bad about splitting up, if you & DS want to go to a park; let DH go play golf (or whatever). Everyone will be happier when they get to do what they want. Meet up later for a great dinner, share your day & still have some family time.

Disney has things to offer for everyone, it's just a matter of figuring out what you want to do
DH loves to golf, now that may be an idea! We are staying at Shades of Green and I believe there is a golf course right there. I will have to do a little research, thanks.

Cirque would be something I would like to see, but I am not too sure DH would like to do it.

I was also looking for different things to do in the parks or DTD that are different too.

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Old 02-01-2009, 01:14 PM   #7
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The mini-golf courses are very fun, if you want to do something together.

House of Blues in DTD is great, we love listening to the live music. They usually have a (free!) live act on the porch, and there is usually a show in the music hall every night. Just look up to see if anything interests you! The local acts usually only charge 10 dollars or so.
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We've been three times in the past 3 years. For us doing something different means on our second trip we bought the hidden mickeys book and went in search of Mickey heads through the parks and hotels, really everywhere. This past year we did pin trading. They really enjoyed that a lot! I bought some pins off of ebay prior to our trip for trading. It was a blast. My husband and I even had to get in on the action. There is a thread somewhere here about Disney's best kept secrets and we also went in search of those things like the bench in front of Tonys Town Square in MK. The bench has goofy sitting there and when you sit beside him he'll surprise you. There is also a five legged ram on the mosaic wall in the Contempory hotel. That was lots of fun finding it. We also did a trip to Celebration for pizza and ice cream and a stroll around the lake.
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Old 02-01-2009, 01:27 PM   #9
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DH loves to golf, now that may be an idea! We are staying at Shades of Green and I believe there is a golf course right there. I will have to do a little research, thanks.

Cirque would be something I would like to see, but I am not too sure DH would like to do it.

I was also looking for different things to do in the parks or DTD that are different too.

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There are 2 courses right behind SOG, which would be very convenient. The Palm & The Magnolia. The PGA plays on them for their tour event in the fall and they're both really nice courses. I prefer Magnolia, because I like Magnolia trees and there is the famous Mickey Bunker (a sand bunker on a par 3 shaped like a hidden Mickey).
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Our neighbor and husband took the Epcot behind the scenes tour with those standing up people moving machines, and they had a blast. I don't know what it costs, but she found the entire experience to be an A+

My husband did the Richard Petty driving experience and was thrilled, tells people it is the best ride in Disney.

Also, we always try to rent a water craft of one type or another and spend some time out on the waterways. You can also book a fishing tour for the day.

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Our neighbor and husband took the Epcot behind the scenes tour with those standing up people moving machines, and they had a blast. I don't know what it costs, but she found the entire experience to be an A+

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That would be the Segway tour If you don't want to spend the money on the tour, they do have a brief trial/introduction to the Segways in Innoventions West that is free (and a lot of fun to try). You have to be 16 or older to ride a Segway.
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Old 02-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #12
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Great ideas, keep 'em coming!

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I was going to suggest the Segway tour at Epcot too! I think the Richard Petty driving experience is a good idea too.
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Chip and Dale's Sing a long and Movie at the Camgrounds. You can also roast marshmellows and make Smores.
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Old 02-01-2009, 07:01 PM   #15
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Chip and Dale's Sing a long and Movie at the Camgrounds. You can also roast marshmellows and make Smores.
Is this open to anyone or just guests staying at the campground? If it is open to everyone is there somewhere I can go to get more information?

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