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  • On Mar 11, 2014
    Gina from KY Asked

    My husband and I have taken our kids to WDW for the past 2 years. This year, I would like to go on an anniversary trip with just him and me! He thinks we should take the kids. How do I convince him that its ok to go as a couple? Thanks

    Hi Gina,

    Thanks for your great question. This is actually something we've discussed a lot in our family. We've made frequent Walt Disney World visits with our daughters since they were small. But occasionally, once they got a little older, my husband and I would leave them behind and spend a weekend at Disney alone, usually for our anniversary. Now, we always take time for at least a couple of adults-only weekends a year. (We actually have one planned this week!)

    Because our lives are so hectic and we sometimes feel like the only conversations we have time to have are about logistics -- who has to be where at what time and how do we make it work -- we think these occasional getaways are really important. We spend so much of our time focused on our kids that it's great to have a few days just focused on us. We call it rehearsal for the empty nest years.

    Walt Disney World is a great place for a couples getaway. It's a different experience without children. We feel more inclined to take our time, stop to sit for a drink or a snack and to eat in more romantic restaurants. You also have opportunities to try things your kids might not like or might not be old enough to do -- a couples massage at one of the spas, a Segway tour through Fort Wilderness, a round of golf, a wine tasting, parasailing or some other adventure.

    I know it sounds corny, but the best part for me is always the chance to have conversations about something other than daily schedules and chores.

    I hope I haven't rambled on too long, but I think you can tell how important I think it is to have quality fun time as a couple, and Walt Disney World is one of our favorite places to do that.

    Please let me know if I can help you make with your specific plans if you persuade your husband to celebrate at Disney. Happy anniversary!

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Meet the Panelist: Wilma, Florida

We live 90 miles from Walt Disney World and have visited frequently for 20 years. Disney is the place our family can relax together, try new things (especially interesting food) and have conversations, no matter what park we visit or where we stay.
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