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Old 03-02-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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How to make Disney magical for DH?

He's not big on crowds or rides so last time he did not "catch the fever" but I really want him too!
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:55 PM   #2
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What does he like to do? If he likes to garden, the Behind the Seeds Tour at Epcot is fun and low key. Maybe having a drink and listening to one of the bands in the World Showcase? A drawing class at the Animation Academy in DHS? Strolling the animal trails at AK? People watching from the People Mover at MK?
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Haha, my DH is NOT a Disney guy. He enjoys watching the kids but only a little bit. He just goes along with whatever we do, like it or not.
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Old 03-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #4
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If he doesn't like crowds, then try to go during the value seasons when crowds are generally lower. No matter what time of the year, go to the recommended park of the day (I use easywdw.com for recommendations). If you must go to morning EMH, have park hopper tickets so you can hop to the most recommended park by late morning. Use fastpasses whenever possible. Get an app for your phone that gives accurate wait times for rides, so he doesn't have to stand for long periods in queues.

If he doesn't like rides:. Hmmm that's a toughie. Maybe he'll enjoy seeing more shows instead? Lots of theatre type attractions in the parks. And perhaps watching the street performers is something he might enjoy. How about the interactive games (Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom, Phineas and Ferb at Epcot, the Explorer's game at AK (can't remember the right name)).

Do you take afternoon breaks so he can have a rest/swim in the afternoons? Do you plan any non-park activities in the evenings? Maybe a dinner show, going to the Boardwalk, going to POR to see YeeHaw Bob?
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Old 03-02-2013, 08:56 PM   #5
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Maybe combine a few days at Disney with a few days at one of Florida's beautiful beaches. If he's not big on crowds or rides, forcing a Disney only vacation might not be the best move.

There really are fewer and fewer low crowd times left. The week after Labor Day is one of the few truly low crowd weeks left. And that's only because so many schools around the country start that week.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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The exotic driving experience at the Walt Disney World Speedway did it for my husband.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:23 PM   #7
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Disney Driving Experience! My DH is doing it when we go in May and he is so psyched.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:28 PM   #8
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Has he ever been on a Segway? The tour in Epcot is excellent -and a great way to learn more about the Park.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:29 PM   #9
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The exotic driving experience/Richard Petty experience were things my mom's fiance enjoyed. There is also the golf courses, fishing excursions, horseback riding, boat rentals, parasailing, jet ski rentals, splitsville, etc...

My childhood friends dad loved country hopping at world showcase and trying all the different beers and wines. You could also (as someone already mentioned) do one of the tours. There are many different tours available at all the parks.
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Does he like shows? Is he a foodie? If he likes shows, hoop de doo revue is a fun one and it is all you can eat and beer wine and sangria are included!!!

Another idea- keys to the kingdom tour. I think thats the one that They take you "behind the scenes" to show you what all it takes to keep wdw parks going. You see utilities, learn secrets of the park, Etc.

If he's into sports, there's fishing, golf, ESPN wwos.

Engineering- Epcot should be interesting! We loved the games at the end of spaceship earth, trying to land the lunar lander, I think it was? We also loved figuring out the technical aspects of some of the shows and rides. The monsters inc and turtle talk- amazing technology! As graphic designers, it was stuff we dreamed about when we were in college. And how certain things work- amazing tricks they use for illusions- haunted mansion is our favorite for that.

Architecture- wonders of the lodge tour at WL. (It's free!).

There is SO much more to wdw than just rides and parks full of crowds!!!

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Has he ever been on a Segway? The tour in Epcot is excellent -and a great way to learn more about the Park.
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I had my husbands undivided attention after Richard Pettys driving school.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:54 PM   #12
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OK, not going to be much help here but I'll tell you about my experience. My hubby does not care for disney. He will go with me if I really want him to but he's not fond of it. So I take friends instead, and he is very grateful that I do. If I do take him (force him to go), I try to do things he will enjoy. That means no magic kingdom. Instead we do the other disney parks and seaworld. What I want to say is, go with someone who will enjoy it.
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Old 03-03-2013, 11:44 AM   #14
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Backstage Magic tour -- so he can gain an appreciation for the scale of the whole WDW thing.

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Old 03-03-2013, 11:52 AM   #15
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How about golf or fishing? I can recommend some fishing guides in the area or just use the ones at WDW. Golf courses are very nice. They have lessons for even the most avid golfer.

My DW and I did a meal plan that allowed us to visit many of the nice dinning establishments in the WDW resorts. Just a thought.

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