Dad is Retiring!

We’ll be closing this site on December 31, 2020.

As of June 2, 2020, we’ll no longer be updating content. But don’t worry - Dad’s friends can still help with all your Disney dreaming, planning, and booking needs!

Thank you for your support of Dad’s Guide to WDW for the past 11 years!

Any Tips for Taking My Parents?

by Charissa

 0  0  0  New  0


Hi 🙂 I am planning a trip in October for just my parents and I. I would like to make it a little extra special for them. I do have a gift basket being delivered to our hotel room. I also purchased the memory maker. I am thinking about getting them a carriage ride, but I don’t know… Is there anything else you can think of that will make this vacation stand out for them? (we did decide to skip the Halloween party, since none of the kids are going this time) Thank you for any help!!

Dad’s All Sorts of Stuff Answer

Charissa, it’s so sweet of you to be thinking about your folks. Planning a special time at WDW together is something any parent would be delighted for their child to do for them. And since the kiddos are sitting this one out, it’s a great opportunity for you to try some special experiences more catered to adults. There’s all sorts of stuff you can consider doing with them!


Take a ride in an Amphicar – Photo by WDW Shutterbug

I think your gift basket ideas is a lovely way to start off the trip, and a carriage ride is certainly a nice touch. But there are lots of other possibilities for creating lasting memories of this special trip. (By the way, great idea selecting Memory Maker so you can all be in the photos together!)

If you’re looking to plan a special night out, Dad has a few romantic ideas for the two of them. Whether you book an Advanced Dining Reservation for all three of you or just for them, you can never go wrong with a nice meal at an adult-appropriate restaurant .

Or, try something completely new! Disney Springs is here and getting bigger and better every day and that means that lots of new restaurants, shops, and experiences have arrived. A tour of Lake Buena Vista on an Amphicar would be a pretty amazing treat!

Le Cellier

Enjoy a fancy meal – Photo by Brett Svenson

Since October is such a busy time at WDW, you might want to consider spending some time checking out the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival. Beyond the marketplace booths, there are concerts, workshops, and special dining experiences that cold be once-in-a-lifetime opportunities!

You can reserve many of these experiences in advance, or have Dad’s friends at Destinations to Travel help you make all the arrangements!

Destinations to Travel

Dad’s Bottom Line

Charissa, there’s no wrong answer here – anything you pick your parents will love! My advice would be to select something they’d never splurge on themselves or that would be more difficult to accomplish with a larger group. Have a wonderful trip!

Comments for

Aug 12, 2015 great ideas
by: Kim Anderson

First of all, even seniors love the Halloween party…..We had so much fun last year! For a terrific signature restaurant: Monsieur Paul in France (EPCOT).

Return to Ask Dad.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

three × 1 =