Ok, so I took my wife and kids to Disney in November this past year. I have 2 six year old girls. They had an absolute blast, as did both my wife and I. It was my girls first time. When I planned the trip, I originally planned to “go all out”, I didn’t want the expense to stop us from doing something. We stayed in a room on site. We got the dining plan and ate at several table service meals. I had made the statement that Disney was not a once every couple of years trip, but I was mainly thinking about the cost. We spent quite a bit of money. My wife said that even though she had fun, Disney is not a relaxing vacation. She wanted to go on a relaxing vacation. I asked her about a cruise. I looked into a Disney cruise, and I just can’t bring myself to pay that much difference over a Carnival Cruise. I know I would have more fun, but that extra amount could almost pay for a 7 day trip to Disney. Almost anyway.
Well, as I was looking for a Carnival Cruise (reluctantly I might add) I figured I could get 7 day tickets with no park hopper and no meal plan it wouldn’t be that bad. I have access to a time share so our room would be paid for. All I would have to do would be to pay for the tickets (around $1700), gas and food. If that was the case, a 7 day trip to Disney would be cheaper than a 4 day cruise. I tried explaining that. She is resistant and doesn’t want to go back so soon. I even asked my daughters if they could go on vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be, and their answer was Disney World.
What can I say to try to convince her? She had a good time, and I think she is worried about the expense. Disney isn’t cheap, but given the route I have now, it’s a pretty good bit cheaper than several alternatives. And we would have more fun at Disney.