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  1. #1
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    Default Excuses for not planning Disney trips

    Just for giggles I looked for rants about why people hate WDW and/or wonít take their kids to WDW. I learned quite a bit.

    Many use the reason that theyíd prefer their kids experience the ďactualĒ world instead of WDW, however in the same sentence they admit they canít afford it or have never traveled outside of the country themselves.

    Another stated they want their kids to learn about other cultures, however Iím willing to bet that given the opportunity to attend an opera or the latest Dead Pool movie Iím betting the parent would choose the latter.

    Another said they didnít want to spoil their kids and make them think such a great time would be the pinnacle of their childhood. I canít even start to address that type of thinking...limiting happiness to decrease life expectations.

    Finally the number one reason by FAR that parents donít take their kids to WDW is because they donít like being with their children. Those are my words and they sound harsh, but when you say you wouldnít be able to stand sleeping in a hotel room with them, arenít willing to ride kid-themed rides with them, and would rather get a tooth canal than watch a parade with them, then I donít feel bad stating that you donít like being with your kids. If you disagree but spend time with them only doing things you can tolerate then I feel sorry for your child.

    Iím sad now.
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  3. #2
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    Wow! Sad.
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    Take heart. We know the goodness of WDW for kids AND adults.

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    I have to disagree with your perceptions - although I realize they may be 100% correct for some people. When my ex and I were together while the kids were young, we wouldn't share a hotel room, because we enjoyed adult activities that the kids shouldn't be around.

    I don't enjoy parades, but that doesn't mean I don't want to do something else with my children that they would like. Becoming a parent doesn't mean you suddenly have to do something that you hate. There are plenty of things in the world that would make both a parent and a child happy. It doesn't have to be one-sided.

    Yes, I would ride kid-themed rides with them, but we had a lot of fun adventures outside of Disney World when my kids were young. We went to New York and saw the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, etc. We visited Carlsbad Caverns amongst other things in Texas. We went to Pennsylvania and saw the sights. We've been to California numerous times and have done plenty of things other than Disneyland. Took an Alaskan cruise. Spent time in Canada. Lots of other things. There's a whole big world out there that I wanted to expose them to, even though it was only a tiny part of it that we got to see.
    I just don't think not wanting to take your kids to Disney doesn't mean you don't enjoy them. I also don't think that kids only enjoy "kid-themed" stuff. Now that they are grown, my kids actually talk about memories of other trips more than they talk about Disney.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CAS View Post

    Another stated they want their kids to learn about other cultures,
    Funny, I have discovered one of the best ways to learn about other cultures is to talk to the cast members in Epcot. Most of them or genuinely excited to share their culture with guest.
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