If you are anything like me, you are probably always planning your next trip to Disney World. Seriously, from the time I set foot in the parks, I am thinking about coming back for my next trip. That is because we have what is called a Disney Addiction. Now I am no doctor, but when it comes to what ails ya, I will always say that a little Disney does the body good! That is why I have perfected the art of persuasion.
From the time I was a little girl, I had a gift of dropping hints, nicely nudging, and carefully coercing. The best part is that the art of persuading this way is that you come of looking innocent as you Jedi mind trick your loved ones! As this scheme becomes “their idea” you sit back and reap the rewards! When it comes to convincing my friends and family that we should go to Disney World (yes, again) well, that’s no different.
Today I am going to share with you the tools of the trade for tricking…I mean talking (hehehehe!)…your family/friends into going to Disney World. So, what are we waiting for, let’s get into our covert mission of convincing your family that a Disney Trip is in the books for 2013 (and beyond….cue MANIACAL LAUGH!).
Infiltrate their newsfeed
Since the dawn of Facebook and other social media outlets, the art of persuasion has moved beyond magazine clippings thoughtfully stuffed into the books of unsuspected readers. You see, via these social media outlets, one can now be sleuth for a much larger audience. I do this through sharing my favorite links to sites, photos, and videos. I share posts about deals or specials on Disney trips, giving them prime real estate for the ones I love to see. I hit share in a heartbeat when I see one of those super amazing photos they share on the Chip and Co. Facebook page. In other words, I put it out there and float Disney all around. This infiltration is genius because it plants the seed for a scheme much larger than anyone can suspect!
Work the memories
I remember wanting a dog. Boy can I play up the memories. I worked the “fleeting childhood” angle like a charm. My parents went from absolutely NO DOGS! to a brand new puppy within a matter of hours. Working the memories works like a charm! For a Disney planning efforts, I’d tell stories from Disney days gone by, I’d play Disney tunes from the parks, wear/share park purchases, and drag in the kids too. I talk up Disney (all the time) with my nephew, who is 3 and can easily be manipulated ..I mean coached into saying things like “I want to go ride the Disney World train again” or “We need to go see the big ball (Spaceship Earth).” Rousing up emotions is the way to go…especially if your family is anything like mine. Nothing builds memories like a Disney trip…let the memories begin by planning a trip!
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. To me a Disney picture is worth a thousand points toward planning my next trip. Reliving the magic through family photos is a great way to entice someone into going on another trip. Whether they are official Photo Pass photos or from your camera, pictures are sure to pull on the heart-strings and get that Disney fire going. All it takes for me is casually (or not so casually) perusing my Facebook albums like an undercover travel agent…”oh, remember that? We were soaked after that ride on the Kali River Rapids! We look so funny! That was so much fun!” Suck ’em in!
Play up the senses
Eliciting the five senses adds to your efforts. It is amazing how memories can be triggered by sights, scents, sounds, tastes, and touches can evoke. Here’s a simple plan of attack, place your stash (okay, some of your stash) of Disney Resort soaps and shampoos in the restroom of your loved ones/guests to use, play Disney parks music, share online videos of your favorite rides, pin ever piece of Disney related content possible on Pinterest, or plan a dinner night where you recreate some of your favorite in park dishes. Working Disney into every angle will only increase your chances of a return visit!
There really isn’t a bad way to drop the Disney Hint. You might be so bold as to have a Disney Planning DVD sent right to your loved one’s home! You never know, sometimes the direct approach is enough! So, what kinds of subtle hints do you drop when you get homesick for Disney? Share your sleuth strategies below!
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