One of my former roommates who has since graduated, once talked me into buying an annual pass for Universal and IOA. Not that I didn't enjoy it, but I have always been a much bigger fan of Disney. Well, this roommate (Brian)has since graduated, and this year, myself and another friend of mine (Matt) have purchased Disney seasonal passes, and are already talking about doing the same next year. The interesting part is that the two of us are getting an apartment, and we're sharing it with guess who else...? Yep, Brian is moving back down with us for a while. And so with myself and Matt being huge Disney fans and passholders, we obviously want to try to get Brian to jump in and buy one too, so that we might all be able to go together. We've begun the strategizing for this already, but we're running into a bit of a quandry. Here's the problem. When we were Universal Passholders, Brian used to tease me for my dedication to Disney. He admitted that he had never been and really had little on which to base his opinions, but from what he had heard, Disney was "for the kids". He is the type who runs into IOA and does Dueling Dragons and the Hulk and Fearfall and Jurrassic Park and Spiderman... nothing but the thrill rides, over and over and over again. And then when someone finally gets sick because of it, he'd make us run across to the other park and ride MIB and Back to the Future and whatever fast-paced stuff he could find over there. He also said he was a fan of Six Flags and other such parks known for their big fancy coasters and thrill rides. How can I go about converting someone who believes in that commercial that says "Fairy tales and pixie dust not your thing?" Disney has some great thrill rides, some of which I know he'll love... but they are spread amongst multiple parks. And I just don't know how to "teach" someone how to appreciate the softer, more magical side of Disney. It's kind of one of those things you either get, or you don't. Looking at it from his perspective, I can understand that if his thing is thrill rides primarily, then it makes sense for him to spend $150 on Universal to have two parks within walking distance and some crazy coasters. I need to find a way to convince him that it's worth the $225 for four parks that require transportation between, and each have only a couple thrill rides a piece. I was thinking of trying to wean him onto Disney by appealing to what he does best. If I can get him to agree to one day first, I might be able to work with him. Obviously, the first thing I want to drag him on will NOT be It's a Small World, or he will go running away faster than he can say "I told you so". I do think everyone's first exposure to Disney should be the Magic Kingdom, but at the same time, I almost think he may not be fully convinced unless I hit him with some big thrills right off the bat. And I'm just not sure that someone who lives for rides like Dueling Dragons is going to be tamed by once around on Big Thunder. I know he'd be sold on some of the newer biggies like Mission:Space and Rock 'n' Rollercoaster, but will that be enough? And how can I convince him to at least give it a shot? Help me bring teach a non-believer the ways of the Disney magic!