(New Orleans, Louisiana, USA)
My family has gone to Disney World several times in my life. My Dad has decided he wants to go somewhere else (gasp!). White water rafting to be exact. So that what we are going to do. However my mother and I have come up with a plan. We are going to use very trick in our book to convince him that HE wants to go back. This is where you come in. As a Disney Dad what do you recommend that we suggest to him. We want new experiences, awesome off the wall food, and manly things to intrigue my Disneyed-out Dad.
Thanks a bunch!
He could always sit here – Photo by WDW Shutterbug
Dad’s Father of the Year Answer
It’s hard to imagine someone getting tired of the most magical place on earth, but I’m sure it happens all the time! As a Dad, I think your plan to get your Dad back on board for another Disney trip is pretty sneaky, but as a Disney lover I think you’re pretty smart! I think I have just the activities that will help you get your dear old Dad convinced another trip to Walt Disney World was all HIS idea!
There are LOTS of new experiences that have been added to Walt Disney World lately, and more additions are happening all the time – many of them are just perfect for Dads. There are so many things to do that even I haven’t done them all! Dad’s done a whole review of “manly” activities around the resort, and we’ll look at some of the best Dad-worthy options below.
New Fantasyland may not seem like the most manly option that’s been added to the parks lately, but I’ll bet your Dad will love sitting in Gaston’s Tavern underneath some hunting trophies and gnawing on a giant pork shank! And by the time you get there the new Seven Dwarfs Mine Train will be open.
Or how about attending a special event? At the EPCOT International Food and Wine Festival your Dad can sample his way through the food, beers, and wines of the world. Or if he’s a fan of Luke Skywalker, Yoda, and Chewbacca, tell him all about Star Wars Weekends at Disney Hollywood Studios!
You might try to experience something new. Go during Halloween or Christmas and enjoy the magic of the holidays at Disney World. There is truly nothing better.
Over the next few years, Downtown Disney will be transforming into Disney Springs – with lots of new experiences and dining options. Some – like bowling at Splitsville Luxury Lanes – are already open, and others like new Disney food trucks are coming soon!
There’s no end to the boating, fishing, and golfing options at Walt Disney World, or for something more modern, you can ride a Segway at Fort Wilderness. And if he’s serious about exercise, you can always join a runDisney marathon (Just don’t mention the Princess one. That probably won’t help).
If technology intrigues him, your Dad might be interested in all the new innovations that are being added, from FastPass+ and My Disney Experience to the new, interactive Test Track!
PS. You could always tell him you are fine with white water river rafting as long as it’s at Kali River Rapids.
Dad’s Bottom Line
Courtney, if none of that works there’s always the way my Princess tries to butter me up for a Disney World trip. She cries. Just go in and cry. Guarantee you that will work. (Especially if Mom cries too.)