Get Your Man To Love Disney With These Guy-Friendly WDW Activities
It’s no secret that a lot of folks out there think that Walt Disney World is kid’s stuff. I am completely opposed to this way of thinking, and believe there truly is something there for everyone. One of my hardest audiences that I have encountered is my husband – he just doesn’t seem to love WDW like I do, and it took a LOT of convincing to get him to agree to go to WDW again. So the real question in his mind is “what’s in it for me?” Well, check out some of the ‘guy-friendly’ activities below that I am hoping will get him as entranced by the mouse as I am:
Going Fast: Hop onto GM’s Test Track at Epcot for a change to be a ‘test dummy’ as you ride through some ‘unpredictable’ conditions and reach speeds of 60 mph. Travel 0-57mph in just 2.8 sec on the Rock’N Roller Coaster, which as a bonus is Aerosmith themed. Or, if your guy is the more adrenaline junkie/adventurous type, give him the chance to drive (or ride shotgun) in a real NASCAR race car at the Walt Disney World Speedway with the Richard Petty Driving Experience. At speeds up to 140 miles per hour, this is the real deal for NASCAR fans and for those of you who really want to feel the wind in your hair!
Flying High: Go para sailing at Walt Disney World and get a rare view of the resort from 450 ft in the air. Parasailing is just one of the water sports they offer, Waterskiing, Wakeboarding, Kneeboarding, Jet Skiing, and Tubing are also available.
Thrill Rides: Take your man on Space Mountain as it races through space (in the dark!), or on Big Thunder Mountain Railroad as a runaway train takes you on a wild ride, or on the Tower of Terror for a creepy, suspenseful 13 floor drop
Hotel Living: I don’t know many people who truly enjoy cleaning their houses (I especially don’t know many men who can say that!), so treating you and your better half to a stay at one of WDW’s Deluxe resorts can really help you both relax. With big rooms, beautiful theming, immaculate housekeeping, and gourmet restaurants, choosing a Disney Deluxe Resort really can make for a better vacation (it might cost more, but its something that both of you can appreciate!)
Food (specifically giant hunks of meat): I don’t know a guy who can’t appreciate a good piece of meat, and luckily WDW delivers on this front, with plenty of places to get a great steak (LeCellier and Yachtsman’s Steakhouse are a few, there are many more!). There is a food to please every hungry man’s palate at WDW, and if you are looking to get the most for your money, try one of their many buffets (including a delicious nightly seafood buffet at Cape May Café, or a mouth watering African feast at Boma)
Beer: Most places in WDW, from resort bars to Downtown Disney venues, have a decent selection of beer, spirits, and specialty drinks. Epcot’s World Showcase is especially unique for beer lovers, as each country has beers and liquors native to its own country (for example, Mexico does margaritas and tequila flights). If you like to pair drinks with sports (what guy doesn’t!), grab a beer and catch the game at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Bar at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort. Or, grab the delicious beer sampler flight (see picture above!) at Big River Grille and Brewery at Disney’s Boardwalk Resort, bonus – the food there is amazing too!
Pyrotechnic Displays: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios all put on nightly firework displays so dazzling that they will leave you and your guy breathless, even if he’s not into fireworks, the technical aspect of how they can produce such a grand show will astound and perplex him (and come on, who doesn’t love fireworks?!)
Sandy Beaches: There are a few places within WDW where you can get a beach experience, but I must admit – for this one, I am going off site. That’s right, I am renting a car and driving my man down to Daytona Beach. It may be far, but its worth it, a famous beach full of beautiful people and sand, sun, and fun, what could be better?
Astronaut stuff: The other thing we are going to do with that rented car is head to the Kennedy Space Center for some interesting and enriching NASA history. (Normally I would never want to leave Disney property, but I realize the reality is that not everyone can spend 7 days in a row at WDW and have the best time of their lives like I can, and offering to leave WDW and go sample some of Florida’s other offerings might make a Disney vacation more appealing for your man).
I hope that you all can use some of this advice to help convince your significant others that Disney really is the Happiest Place on Earth!
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