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1402.6 #156 DL Qual #116 1-24-13 10:10AM
Hi all! I'm taking my husband to the parks this Friday and I've told some of you this, he's never really had a great time at DL. (For various weird reasons) I'm making it my mission to have a great experience but I'd love some unique suggestions to make it unforgettable. I'm thinking of that post not too long ago about watching the fireworks from Storybook. Thanks, everyone!!!
Maybe make the day more about the experience the "feeling you get when are at Disneyland." I would make it less about the attractions and more about just being there. Get a hot chocolate or ice cream sit on Main St and people watch. Do things like the Tiki room, take in a parade, walk through the shops look at the little details. Go to DCA visit Carsland. Get a coffee and soak up the atmosphere of B.V Street. Show him the beauty in what Walt created and his love for the park can't help but grow.πŸ˜„ - PrincessAuroraMomma   603.0 #398 1-24-13 11:25AM Like(5)  Reply
I like this! Sounds like a perfect day for hubby and I! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3490.8 #53 1-24-13 11:43AM
I think I'll do a mixture of this and all of the awesome, fast rides. 🎒 - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 4:52PM
Soften him up with a trip to the cove. - Mouse4life   1850.9 #111 1-24-13 10:20AM Like(2)  Reply
Yes, I plan on visiting the Cove at least 4 or 5 times during the day πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ»thanks!! - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 10:25AM
I was just goin to suggest this haha!!! - Hendizl  2950.5 #59 1-24-13 11:03AM
Excellent tip! πŸ˜‚πŸ‘ - Duchess_SMK  6632.8 #23 1-24-13 11:06AM
Hmm what is the cove? - MinnieTinker  715.3 #333 1-24-13 1:36PM
Amy, the Cove is an awesome bar in DCA overlooking the water. Great place to sit and relax πŸ˜„ - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 4:07PM
I know my husbands day revolves around food. Haha... So maybe do some research of places he'd like to eat and make reservations before hand if you need to. It might take the guessing out of the day for at least that aspect? - joybells   214.6 #1963 1-24-13 10:28AM Like(1)  Reply
If it rains and he likes Star Wars take him to The Jedi Academy to get a picture with Darth Vader and Darth Maul. - HanLostLeia   1098.3 #207 1-24-13 10:36AM Like(1)  Reply
Food, cocktails, private smooches and unique experiences (not often done things). Lily Belle, explore the island, fireworks from Storybook, check out inside the castle, ride the front or back of the monorail, animation academy, Mad T Party... - Linzee   2137.1 #92 1-24-13 10:39AM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks, Linzee! Great suggestions! - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 10:51AM
As my name states, a little barley pop is good for keeping lose around all the kiddies - 24ozOFgoofy   4.3 #24075 1-24-13 10:59AM Like(1)  Reply
Does he love food? Is he competitive? Assuming he ticks both components, a "man vs Disney food" challenge could be organised. E.g. Corn dog, turkey leg, funnel cake, dole whips. You could design a food challenge that stems across the whole park.... Whatever you decide, hope he enjoys the park for you :) - RapunzelledColey   147.3 #2932 1-24-13 11:04AM Like(1)  Reply
I think everyone posted great ideas , especially gettin a few beers and good food in him. I also recommend packing your bathing suits and hitting the hot tub after you leave the parks . Make your evenings all about him... - eviljules   1760.1 #118 1-24-13 12:06PM Like(1)  Reply
Thanks, everyone!! I love all of your suggestions πŸ˜„ - MissMolly   1402.6 #156 1-24-13 4:50PM Like(1)  Reply
Why doesn't he have a good time? Crowds? Phobias? - mightymike   274.8 #1268 1-24-13 10:25AM Like  Reply
Well he never went as a kid so no memories to relive...always gone with kids so he's mostly ridden the little rides, and then once we ended up going on a day that almost hit capacity (before MW, obviously ;) and he just wasn't into it. - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 10:34AM
I didn't know this was possible, but there are some cool ideas on the Bucket List you could check out that might spark your husband's interest. :) - JRDrummer_CM   875.4 #255 1-24-13 10:28AM Like  Reply
I know, right?? He's totally willing to try and see it the way we do, though, so I'm sure his mind will soon change! And he's really into my family's Disney connection so ill try to tie that in somehow. Thx for the suggestion! - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 10:39AM
My hubby is the same. He looks forward to the food and drinks. I love hanging out at the fireplace in The Grand Californian hotel. You can get 😜🍻🍸and just relax there. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   1217.0 #177 1-24-13 10:40AM Like  Reply
Great call! And it looks like it will be raining so its even better. Thanks!! 🍻 - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 11:07AM
Mines the same. He really enjoyed the food & drinks at Trader Sams before heading into the parks. We just recently went for my daughters bday on a Wednesday and it was much less crowded and he had a great time. - Nicole   380.2 #690 1-24-13 10:54AM Like  Reply
I am so glad that you posted this! I have the same problem. Mine just can't handle the crowds. He had an AP for a few years when the kids were little, but he never went. Now that our daughter works there, I think he will go. I love all of the suggestions, they are very helpful to me as well. He came out when he was a child in 1957 from Indiana. He was lost twice in one day. They put him on the Skyway all by himself. They told him to cross over to find his parents. How times have changed! Maybe that's why he doesn't like to go? - snowwannab   759.3 #308 1-24-13 11:01AM Like  Reply
Oh, man! That's terrible! I'm sure your daughter can convince him otherwise. πŸ˜„ - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 11:06AM
Hi, we talked about this Sunday. I think he would love the bar at Napa Rose and of course The Cove. Get fast passes for Soaring & TOT. Stroll the Boardwalk with a beer from Karl and enjoy the view from the back entrance to Carsland. Have a great time! He better love Disney after Friday!! - ShariRenee   14787.5 #6 1-24-13 11:49AM Like  Reply
I like taking a stroll down Redwood Creek during sunset. Feels like your not in the park. - adventurerEnDisneylandia {AED}   1217.0 #177 1-24-13 1:27PM Like  Reply
Do all the things you haven't been able to do with the girls, but most importantly, take it easy, hold hands and LAUGH! Let him feel the magic you feel and have fun! Don't wear out the Cove too early-great way to watch World of Color. (oh-and make out at the top of the WOD-πŸ’)πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ - TinkerSchelle   2140.8 #91 1-24-13 2:13PM Like  Reply
Oh-and try to lay low from us on your phone-I KNOW! Blasphemous-but better manners for him!πŸ˜‰ - TinkerSchelle  2140.8 #91 1-24-13 2:26PM
Great advice about the phone TS! - Cinderella_Schnooks  3490.8 #53 1-24-13 4:51PM
Yes, thanks for the reminder!! - MissMolly  1402.6 #156 1-24-13 4:57PM
I just love the Storybook fireworks idea! Have fun! Hopefully he will appreciate what you are trying to do and just love you all the more for it. And if that isn't fun, I don't know what is! - MacaronMerida   4740.1 #39 1-24-13 4:48PM Like  Reply