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one small victory....

So this whole time I have been thinking my DH was not near as excited about our upcoming trip as I am. I have bascially planned our ENTIRE trip with little to no input from him. I've been thinking that he really just doesnt care and that he's just going to please me. I figure we will get there and he will have fun and realize Disney isnt all that bad and we might go back one day when our kids are 6 or 7.....

That all changed last night... we were watching AFV Christmas Edition on ABC and they filmed at Disneyland. He proceeds to tell me that Christmas is the most beautiful time to be at Disney and we will definately be going there soon to experience it. He also starts spitting out all this info about an app for our phones that tells us the wait time, who has the best food, what rides we should get fast passes for.... I'm sitting there SPEECHLESS! He's been researching all of this without me having a clue!

He even wanted details on DVC which I thought he would never even consider....

I see many many Disney trips in our future!!! mickey

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Wow how great is that. The magic of Disney strikes again!

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yay

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Oh boy! (in Mickey voice) awesome

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Great! The same thing happened here. Seemingly no interest before our September trip, then he got a little emotional when he walked into magic Kingdom for the first time! To say I was amazed would be an understatement.

I'm very happy for you!

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That's great news! The first time I went, I didn't really know what to expect. I bet you'll find he'll get even more invested once he's here. One thing my wife (girlfriend at the time) did that was really great on my first time was she kind of dialed down what she wanted to do and made it really relaxing. She saw it as an investment: If I liked Disney World we'd get to go back a bunch. So we took a really relaxed pace, which isn't her usual style, and I loved it. Of course I was an easy sell. Smile

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Brad wrote:
That's great news! The first time I went, I didn't really know what to expect. I bet you'll find he'll get even more invested once he's here. One thing my wife (girlfriend at the time) did that was really great on my first time was she kind of dialed down what she wanted to do and made it really relaxing. She saw it as an investment: If I liked Disney World we'd get to go back a bunch. So we took a really relaxed pace, which isn't her usual style, and I loved it. Of course I was an easy sell. Smile

Good advice!! My DH and I sound a lot like you guys... When ever we vacation I am always wanting to go go go and he wants to relax.... so I will definately keep that in mind!!!

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When DH and I went on our Honeymoon I thought I was going to have to sell him on the idea of a Disney honeymoon. It wasn't going to be "cool" enough to tell his friends about. He bought into the idea with little effort. We had talked about going as a vacation for awhile. So we started looking at resorts and I had little input from him. So I chose what we could afford. He was really into the restaurants and picking our ADR's. His only real request. One steak restaurant. he's a huge football fan, I showed him Shulas and BAM he was sold. But still, he never wanted to talk about Disney with me. Then...one day...I found him asleep on the couch with his laptop on the coffee table. I moved it and noticed it was on Netflix. what was he watching you ask? All the disney documentaries. When he woke up from that nap I asked him about it and he started rambling off facts I didn't even know. he started saying how excited he was to go considering he had only been to the magic kingdom once over 20 years ago. He started telling me how he was researching the F&W fest and what items he couldn't WAIT to try. He had lists of rides he wanted to go on, shows he wanted to see, and things he wanted to see. The look on his face when he went on ToT for the first time was worth it all for me. The sheer joy he got from being the Grand Marshall (something I thought he would find lame). How excited he got in the MK and when we would see random characters walking around. I think we laughed until we cried so many times I lost count. He let me be disney nerdy and he got that way as well. I have sold him forever. We may not make it a yearly trip because he didn't travel a lot growing up and there are many places he wants to see. We do know however, we can not wait to go back and we can't wait to take our kids there. I show him things from this site from time to time. Restaurants I didn't know about, resorts we didn't check out while we there, shows we missed, upcoming attractions etc. And he gives me this look that says "I know my love, we will go back and it will always be magical."

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Awesome! So happy to hear about this! Its always nice for us (Jess and the kids) to be able to go every year because of DVC. If we didnt have DVC, we would still be going every 4 years and not every year. So I highly recommend DVC.

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This thread is absolutely uplifting!

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biggrin You all have restored my happiness! Yes, Virgina, there are hidden Disney lovers!

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Mase wrote:
Awesome! So happy to hear about this! Its always nice for us (Jess and the kids) to be able to go every year because of DVC. If we didnt have DVC, we would still be going every 4 years and not every year. So I highly recommend DVC.

I need more info on DVC. I've read about it just on the DVC site. So its $20,000 and then $800/year. What other perks do you get, because that just seems like a TON of $$. Does it really save you that much...or just in the long run?

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My DH was the same way. He was excited to go the first time we went but not like I was..after a few trips to the World I realized that the planning and anticipation just isn't really his thing he just gets super excited when we are on our way there. It is a good balance though because I love to plan and even though he seems kinda "ehh" I know he'll love all the plans when they are happening.

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emmaanne wrote:
Mase wrote:
Awesome! So happy to hear about this! Its always nice for us (Jess and the kids) to be able to go every year because of DVC. If we didnt have DVC, we would still be going every 4 years and not every year. So I highly recommend DVC.

I need more info on DVC. I've read about it just on the DVC site. So its $20,000 and then $800/year. What other perks do you get, because that just seems like a TON of $$. Does it really save you that much...or just in the long run?

The way we looked at it is you need to pick your "Home". Once you decide on your "Home", then figure out how much it would cost you a year to go. Whether its 6 days, 14 days... so on, and what time of the year you want to go. Then figure out your points on that. The thing you need to realize is where ever your "Home" is, thats where your points will be the best value. You can go elsewhere, but it could cost more points.

My father and I payed for 39 years at AKL, and we bought enough points for my parents to go twice, and us once a year, but were debating about buying 20-30 more though. We payed up front, and the amount we payed is what it would roughly had cost us to stay at AKL for 5 years in that format. So there will be a period of time where your paying into it and such, but sooner or later, it will become a SUPER VALUE. Now... you will also have maintenance dues every year. I can't remember how much it is. My Dad covers that for now.

Other perks you get are discounted annual passes, discount on certain restaurants, ummm... can't remember everything, but those are the ones that come to my head. The other is the just announce Tables of Wonderland without having to buy an annual pass.

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emmaanne wrote:
I need more info on DVC. I've read about it just on the DVC site. So its $20,000 and then $800/year. What other perks do you get, because that just seems like a TON of $$. Does it really save you that much...or just in the long run?

Just a note emmaanne: never buy based on the perks, because they are not guaranteed and can go away at any time.