Would you marry someone who doesn't like theme parks?Give your thoughts.
From Daniel EtcheberryNot me. No way! There isn't anything better than a family enjoying a theme park together.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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From Brian EmeryHeck yea…
Posted September 8, 2010 at 10:52 AM
You marry for many reasons…. Or don’t marry for many reasons, but not liking a Theme park is not one of those reasons…
Nothing better than a family at a theme park? I would have to disagree.. There are many things much better but I cannot mention them here..
From James RaoNo. A visit to a good theme park is the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 10:42 AM
And if my wife ever stops liking them, let this be a warning to her: I WILL leave.
From Derek MorseWell, I got married this past June, and while my wife isn't as nuts about theme parks as I am, she is more than happy to come along for the ride to spend time with me. I live in Jacksonville, FL so I generally like to visit Disney or Universal a few times a year (may even buy the seasonal pass this year). So, while she isn't crazy about theme parks, she know's its something I enjoy and she enjoys the time we get to spend together when we visit them.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 11:29 AM
From duncan hennyyes i'm getting married in two days on friday my fiance loves theme parks but won't do rollercoasters maybe, hopefully one day though but at least she doesn't mind waiting in the shops till i ride spending money lol....
Posted September 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM
From Joshua CounsilAs long as she loves traveling, theme parks aren't a must. I'm equally attracted to museums, sports, monuments, fine dining, cool cities, hiking, gambling, shopping, camping, theater, comedy, and, of course, bars. If I want to spend time at a park, I'll gladly do it alone or make it up to her by experiencing something she wants.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 12:35 PM
From Andy MilioI will probably try to find someone who likes theme parks, if I can
Posted September 8, 2010 at 1:01 PM
From Daniel EtcheberryDerek, good point. Partners can enjoy anything when they spend time together.
Posted September 8, 2010 at 2:46 PM
From Nick MarkhamIt would be difficult for me, but I would. I am not going to marry someone based off of theme parks, that is just a hobby... for now...
Posted September 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM
From Charles ReichleyMy wife does theme parks with the rest of us, at least the new ones and the more themed ones, and then stays home while we hit others.
Posted September 9, 2010 at 10:17 AM
However, we were talking about what we would do on vacation after the kids were gone, and she said "well, not visiting theme parks".
So I have some work to do.
From Terri PierceNO! Absolutely NO!
Posted September 9, 2010 at 2:19 PM
From Amanda JenkinsWhen my husband and I first married, he really didn't want to do any theme parks. He gets motion sickness very easily. After I convinced him that he had to go to Disney World at least once in his lifetime, he became a theme park junky, and even makes sure to bring all kinds of medicine with him so that he can ride every thrill ride that comes across his path. He is the one now who wants to go as much as we can.
Posted September 9, 2010 at 6:49 PM
So, for those who are in love with someone who is not big on theme parks, make a special trip for the two of you and you may be surprised at how quickly he or she will come to love them as much as you do.
From Pyra DongHAHA... I actually signed up for an eHarmony profile and one of my preferences in my "significant other" is HAS TO LIKE THEME PARKS!!!!
Posted September 9, 2010 at 7:06 PM
Ahem... so... that was also a hint hint. (cough)
From Mike GallagherPyra, Terri...I'm available! :)
Posted September 10, 2010 at 1:16 AM
Pyra, I did the same thing on a different "match" site!
To answer the question, at my age I'm doubting I'll get married...the theme park thing might not be a complete deal-breaker, but it sure would go a loooooong way..
From Melissa FaulknerNo, I wouldn't. My husband, thank God loves amusement parks as much as I do. Now my mom loves them and my dad hates them. She ends up going with my husband and me by herself. Its kinda sad, sometimes she ends up riding something alone or with a stranger. Oh well, she makes the most of it and has a good time. Its funny, my in-laws HATE theme parks. I am sooo lucky with my husband.
Posted September 10, 2010 at 1:30 PM
From Bradley KeithProbabuly not. But if so, they'd better get to it soon because I'll spend a lot of time without them because I could never stop going to theme parks. My sister really hates them.
Posted September 10, 2010 at 2:59 PM
From parker reaveI did.
Posted September 12, 2010 at 4:38 PM
We lasted a little over 2 years. One of the reasons we split was because she didn't like going to theme parks. Crazy?
From Terri PierceSorry Pyra. I'm taken, not married, but taken. BF and I just got back from a weekend vacation to Islands of Adventure for my birthday next week!=) Plus, at college age I have a feeling I'm a little under you.
Posted September 12, 2010 at 6:07 PM
From Donna McKayI've been with my partner for a little over a year. So far he's shown no interest in visiting Disney world. I even spent 2 weeks in Orlando this summer with a friend, leaving him at home as I love the parks so much! Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I can persuade him to at least give it a go??? He's perfect in every other way but I certainly can't go on holiday with my friend forever, and really really want him to try the magic...I'm sure he'd love it if I could just get him there!
Posted September 13, 2010 at 5:41 AM
From Nick MarkhamTell him about the other attractions other than theme parks. There is a shopping district (downtown Disney) with great food, shopping, and Cirque du Solei, golf courses, etc.
Posted September 13, 2010 at 6:22 AM
There is so much to do, and I am sure you could even get him to visit a park or two which he might end up liking.
But mention the other attractions.
From Donna McKayI'd thought I might offer him a compromise- 1 week in Orlando (I'll need to pick my favourite parks only) and then a week elsewhere in the state soaking up the sun on the beach. Hopefully he'll be hooked on the old disney magic in that first week and won't want to leave :)
Posted September 13, 2010 at 9:05 AM
From Ted HeumannSometimes your significant other not liking theme parks can be a plus.
Posted September 14, 2010 at 11:15 AM
I have 3 kids (2, 4 and 7) and sometimes we like to go to theme parks that the younger ones can't go to or won't have fun at. So the wife watches the little ones and me and the older ones go.
Plus sometimes you just need to have things that don't involve your significant other. He or she doesn't have to do EVERYTHING with you.
From Mark HollamonI am afraid that would be a deal breaker! She wouldn't have to like every type of ride, but theme park life is so important to me that I wouldn't develop a relationship with somebody that doesn't get into that atmosphere. I'm lucky I have my roller coaster lovin lady! WOOHOO!
Posted September 14, 2010 at 1:16 PM
From Beth OlligesSeveral years ago, I visited my brother in Tokyo with my now-ex-boyfriend. I wanted to experience Tokyo Disneyland, but he was so against the idea that I finally gave in and we didn't go. Thankfully, my boyfriend now loves theme parks as much as I do! We've taken many wonderful theme park trips together, and he can't even fathom how my previous bf turned down the chance to go to TD! I think this one's definitely a keeper! ;-)
Posted September 14, 2010 at 7:53 PM
(P.S. The brother I visited in Tokyo takes a trip to Orlando every year with his buddies... to play GOLF! Seriously! How can anyone go to Orlando and not go to a theme park?!? It just boggles my mind...)
From Raymond SydowskiIt would only be a deal breaker if they insisted I didn't go to theme parks.
Posted September 14, 2010 at 9:41 PM
I think everyone in a relationship is allowed their hobbies, and that barring any actual harm, people should be allowed to pursue their interests in a reasonable manner. Going once a year on a trip to a local theme park with the guys or girls without the SO, that's fine.
But if someone didn't enjoy WDW... I don't know that we'd have anything in common with each other. WDW has fine dining, family fun, medium thrills, great service, luxury spas, and major thrills and real beaches within driving distance. You'd have to be a real dead fish not to find *something* to like there.
From Michael OwenI really wouldn't care if someone I was going to marry didn't like theme parks.
Posted September 15, 2010 at 3:51 AM
Three words: Single rider lines.
From James LeslieI did, and we have had no problems.
Posted September 18, 2010 at 1:24 PM
From southie chick"at my age I'm doubting I'll get married..." be careful what you wish for Mike Gallagher! I was in your same "situation" ....... 'till a friend of mine "fixed me up" with someone I'd known for almost 20 years! Got married at 41 to a great guy who's parents bought a house about an hour away from Disney so the "grandkids" could visit ...... and guess who goes every year instead! :)
Posted September 19, 2010 at 9:01 AM
From Sarah MeeksAbsolutely not!!!!! I'm not marrying a guy unless he absolutely love theme parks. If he does, he's in luck, because I can get anyone exclusive ride time (ERT) at any theme park.
Posted September 23, 2010 at 1:28 PM
From Nick Markham^Really? How do you get ERT at any park? through TPR?
Posted September 23, 2010 at 2:20 PM
From Samantha McCraeWell....I would need him to be able to go on rides and enjoy going to theme parks so....no, i don't think i could lol
Posted September 24, 2010 at 6:51 AM
From Anthony O'NealIt wouldn't bother me, as long as I could still go with friends that do like to go from time to time. . . and Disney is different, because there's so much more to do, in addition to the thrill rides.
Posted September 26, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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