How to convince family members to go on a WDW vacation?

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How to convince family members to go on a WDW vacation?

Pretty simple, right? Nope. I know some members of the family do have the money for it, so how do we convince them to spend their precious vacation money and join my cousin and myself on a week's vacation? If you have any ideas, it would be greatly appreciated laugh

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What's wrong with them, are they over 100 wheelchair ?

I usually start by sharing websites/youtube videos of WDW and even of Disney Cruise Line for them to view & experience the magic mickey.

I also point out that they can do as much or as little as they want, everything is possible at WDW Cool . From Water Parks, Animal Kingdom zoo type park, to adult leisure and dining at Disney Resorts, or parks: EPCOT, Hollywood Studio, etc.

Lots of folks view WDW as a kids amusement park, you've got to convince them that it's really an adult playground where adults bring kids along because we cannot leave them at the kennel pillowfight

Anyways, have fun trying to convince them, and if still not interested waiting , it's their loss crossfingers

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I think that you have to make a targeted sales pitch. What do they like? What are their special interests? Are they foodies? Focus on Epcot. Are they sportsmen? Focus on the ESPN programs, and Fishing Excursions. History Buffs? Liberty Square and Epcot. The key is to find out what they want in a vacation, and apply it to what Disney has to offer.

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Emilio wrote:
What's wrong with them, are they over 100 wheelchair ?

Lots of folks view WDW as a kids amusement park, you've got to convince them that it's really an adult playground where adults bring kids along because we cannot leave them at the kennel pillowfight

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I always share with adults that question why we would want to go on a "family" vacation that the most miserable people I've seen at the parks are the people who are pushing the strollers. And the second most miserable are the people sitting in the strollers. It's a very large, overwhelming vacation destination and adults are way better equipped to go the distance and actually see everything. Also, the scope of what was done to create WDW is largely lost on kids. Try to get them to sign on based on the premise of trying to figure out HOW the magic is created. For me, I love the magic and I love acting 5-years-old for a week, but nothing is more splendid than finding out what goes in to making the show happen. And if you can't convince them, adopt me and I'll take their place yay

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YouTube holiday blogs are the way to go, especial if you watch ones where fewer to no kids are involved. Personally, I love the videos Jennifer Ross puts together (MyHousewifeLife) , it shows how adults can 'do' Disney in a more adult way. Also, try selling them on something like the Keys to the Kingdom tour, I'd say adults get much more out of this than kids do! A lot of people I know just thought Disney was for kids or young families, but once I got talking to them about the likes of world showcase, the dining, the resort activities, the rides and some of the history behind it all they really started to see it differently, a few even caved and booked a trip and now they're just as hooked as I am!

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Thanks for the ideas everyone laugh

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There is a hilarious book called "Ears of Steel: The Real Man's Guide to Walt Disney World" written by Bart Scott. It talks a lot about golf, beer, liquor and food. I highly recommend it if you are trying to persuade the male gender that a trip to WDW can be a lot of fun. laugh mickey