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#1 RonNMel

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    Posted 30 March 2010 - 04:52 PM

    Last summer my FI, his 10 y.o. daughter and I went to Disney for a week. We LOVED it so much that we keep rewatching our disney video (FI made a video montage of all our pictures to Disney park music) and Disney dream all the time...

    At first we were not going to have a honeymoon at all (thinking of our time in Cuba as a honeymoon with lots of people LOL), but now that I've done some number crunching, and given up on professional pictures, I believe we can afford one. We thought about going to an all-inclusive in Jamaica or Mexico, but really don't feel like it as we will have just spent a week in Cuba. Plus summer is not the best time to travel south (we can't honeymoon right after our wedding as I'm a teacher. We will go in July or August). We thought about it and what we REALLY want to do is go abck to Disney just the two of us, get to experience it all as a couple.

    The problem is, how do we tell his daughter, who loves Disney almost as much as us, that we are going there without her She has gone to Disney one extra time before with her grandparents, and has visited Universal with her mom last summer too, so it's not as if she has never been there. Still, we know she will be pretty disappointed about not coming. But I really to have this ONE trip just the two of us, as right after we'll be trying to start our own family.

    Any advice on how to approach the subject with her? And how to do any damage control that her mom might cause (she has a tendency to twist every action of my FI and make her daughter think her dad doesn't love her enough...)?


    other than that, I'm soooooo excited about going back there! I already know of one romantic thing I want to do: after eating dinner at Ohana (FH's request), I want to watch Wishes from the beach of the Polynesian.

    #2 Jenn79

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      Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:12 PM

      ooooh, that sounds amazing! My husband and I did a Disneymoon and had the time of our lives. I love the idea to watch Wishes from the Polynesian beach. I'm hoping to do that myself someday.

      You say your fiance's daughter is 10, do you think she would understand that this is your honeymoon, and while you know she loves Disney, this is a time where the two of you want some time to yourselves? I know it can be tricky with kids involved, but hopefully she's at an age where while she will be disappointed, she'll understand. Fingers crossed for you on that one.

      Have a great time on your honeymoon, I want to go back so bad!
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      #3 FutureMrsLewis

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        Posted 30 March 2010 - 06:32 PM

        I LOVE Disney (in case getting married there wasn't indication enough lol) I think a Disneymoon is an excellent idea... However, I don't have any help in regard to the daughter thing... I think on her own, she would probably be kinda upset at first that she wasn't going, but she'd quickly understand that it's your honeymoon (I mean, she's 10, not 5). However, with a meddling mother, she'll twist that COMPLETELY the wrong way and make it 1,000,000 times worse...

        So I think this may need a compromise with her... Maybe "Well, we can't take you to Disney now, but we'll go back at this time instead" or agree to bring her back something awesome. I know, it sounds like bribing... And I guess it kinda is.. But kids respond to bribes when all else fails lol

        #4 RonNMel

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          Posted 30 March 2010 - 10:11 PM


          Well, we've already told her that we plan on going back to Disney when our future kids are old enough to remember it, and that she will be coming with us. Only thing is, she'll be close to 18-20 y.o. by then. BUT her grandparents might go back to Orlando (not Disney, but they might visit for one day. They want to do other parks like Seaworld) in 2012 and they want to bring her, so we can for sure use that as a bribe. Haha

          And yeah, she's probably old enough to understand. It's really her mother I'm afraid about. We only get her on weekends during school time (every weekends), but one day this winter his daughter called saying her step dad had a hockey game near our place, could she come hang out at our place during that time. My FI said well I'm going to the gym after work and won't be home before 8pm, but Mel will be there so just call her when you are on your way. Well his ex (her mom) told his daughter "he must not love you very much if he can't give up gym one time for you. What's the use going if he's not there and it's only his girlfriend"...

          Anyway, this last part might better fit in the venting forum. Haha

          #5 FutureMrsLewis

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            Posted 31 March 2010 - 09:57 PM

            Sounds like "Mom" has a jealousy issue and needs a swift slap in the back of the head... Her poor daughter is going to have self-esteem issues up the wahoo if she doesn't knock it off...

            She needs therapy lol

            #6 RonNMel

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              Posted 04 April 2010 - 04:17 PM

              I was thinking that one way to make it up to FI's daughter would be by asking her to choose 1 thing in each park that we absolutely have to do for her and take a picture. That way she'd somewhat be part of the trip. Even if it means going back to Tom Sawyer Island. LOL

              We are thinking of staying a bit longer than a week to really have time to see everything (well, everything we want to see, we know we can't see everything). We'd spend roughly two days each in Epcot and magic Kingdom, one day each in Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (and not on a Fantasmic day, we don't want to see it again). Then one half day at each water park, a half day or an evening at Downtown Disney, and some quiet time relaxing at our resort. :-)

              #7 Island Bride

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                Posted 04 April 2010 - 11:14 PM

                You SO just made me wanna go back to Disney with your last comment! Right before my wedding when all my family/friends arrive in Florida, we are hopefully taking my nephew to Disney! I cannot freakin wait!! What do you think is the best park for a kid (4 year old.)


                #8 RonNMel

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                  Posted 05 April 2010 - 11:12 AM

                  I'm so jealous that you live in Florida. If I lived there, I'd be at Disney every month at least. LOL

                  I think the best park hands down is Magic Kingdom. So many rides he should be able to go on, and it's such a magical park.

                  All the other parks are great too, it just depends on his personality. But for just one day, then for sure Magic Kingdom.

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