Do you have a guy in your life who just doesn’t understand why people love to visit Disney World time and time again? If so, here are some ideas on how you can help the man in your life better enjoy your family’s trip to Walt Disney World.
Planning Is Key
First, it is important to do some planning with your guy before you set out on vacation. Think about what he likes to do. Sports? Adventure? Relaxation?
Now that you have some ideas, work with your guy to evaluate some options. Don’t just throw one of those 300 page “Official Guides To Disney World” at him and expect good results. After all, throwing heavy books may result in injury. But beyond that, planning together can help ensure everyone is on the same page and everyone has a chance to build excitement for the fun to come. Plus, you will want to make reservations for many of these experiences in advance to reserve your place.
Let’s look at some terrific Disney options for men.
If your guy likes sports, there are plenty of opportunities to be active at Disney World:
The Disney World web page on jogging lists at least 13 different jogging trails at the various Disney World resorts. If he likes to run, you may want to stay at one of the Disney resort hotels. Great options include a 1.5 mile path from Disney’s Wilderness Lodge to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground, and a 0.7 mile paved trail that runs along the Sassagoula River near Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — French Quarter and Disney’s Port Orleans Resort — Riverside.
Disney offers five full service golf courses, including Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course and Disney’s Palm Golf Course near Disney’s Polynesian Resort, and Disney’s Lake Buena Vista Golf Course in the Downtown Disney area. If your golfer is serious about his game, you can arrange for customized lessons from PGA instructors.
Many people don’t realize that Disney offers fishing excursions from 13 different locations around the property –most the resort hotels plus Downtown Disney.
If you know someone who wants to be the captain of the ship, or just enjoy the open waters, then Disney World is a great place to go. From cruises to watercraft rentals, from the thrills of para-sailing to wake boarding, the many lakes around Disney property offer terrific water sports options to enjoy the great outdoors.
If the men in your life look for thrills and adrenaline, you’ve got some great choices here too.
If your family is looking for thrills, then the roller coasters at Disney World should bring smiles to their faces. From the relatively mild thrills of Big Thunder Mountain Railroad at the Magic Kingdom to the high speed chills of the Rock N Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, there are plenty of exciting rides to enjoy.
Wild Africa Trek
If you guy likes hiking and the great outdoors, make reservations for the Wild Africa Trek at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. This gives your party a chance to see wild animals up close and personal from zip lines. In addition to a personal safari guide, a professional photographer accompanies your party to capture the memories so that you don’t have to fumble with cameras.
If your gentleman has the need for speed, or maybe enjoys racing, check out the Richard Petty driving experience and the Exotic Driving Experience. Push the limit of autos that cost in upwards of $300,000 and watch the speedometer top out at nearly 200 miles per hour. If he can’t be a full-time race car driver, at least he can experience the thrills for an afternoon.
If your man likes to use vacations to recharge his batteries, you’re in luck.
The stresses of everyday life add up. Some guys like to relax on the beach when they are on vacation. There are plenty of beaches at Disney resorts, especially the Deluxe Disney Resorts like Disney’s Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa. Catch some rays, take a nap in a hammock, or just enjoy watching the water and the world go by.
If your guy just can’t stand to be away from all the sports that ESPN serves up 24 hours a day on multiple channels, there is good news. Disney has the EPSN Club at Disney’s Boardwalk where he can watch his favorite events on more than 100 satellite-fed monitors, all while enjoying a great selection of imported and domestic beers and some classic American food.
Whether your guy is into chicken nuggets and fries at the best quick service restaurants or is a foodie, there are many great choices. Many people think Disney is only about hamburgers, but there is so much more. If he enjoys only the finest dining experiences, and if you have a big budget, make plans for the meal of a lifetime at Victoria and Albert’s Restaurant.
But Wait, There’s More
If all that isn’t enough, there are even more options: Spas for guys whose muscles need relaxation, Broadway styled shows for the guys who appreciate the theater, and manicured gardens for guys who have a green thumb.
There are so many choices, all you have do is understand what your guy likes, work with him to make plans, decide what to do, make reservations, and get ready for the fun.