View Full Version : Anybody just go for a weekend
05-16-2007, 07:48 AM
I took my children to MNNSHP 2 yrs ago, we loved it. Our favorite time of yr.
it worked out bc of school holidays(columbus day, and the jewish holidays), we were able to stay over a week and they only missed 2 days of school.(they were in the early grades and the teachers laughed and said go.. have fun.. they weren't doing any new work bc of the holidays)
This yr we can go over Columbus day w/e.
I can't go longer bc I am returning to teaching and can't take off
ANYWAY... we will leave form NY... and just have the long weekend. but we can do a party, park and hopefully a water park.
BTW did I mention my birthday is during the w/e.
it would be nice to do something special, but WDW is not local and with the traveling. what do you guys think?
we go several times a year for just a weekend. we fly in (from Delaware/Philadelpia PA) on a thursday and return on a sunday. sometimes we leave thurs AM, sometimes PM. It's fun, and it leaves us with something to do the next time we go, so we don't feel bad about not doing everything.
even an hour at the park would be fun:cool1:
05-16-2007, 09:16 AM
I'm going this coming weekend. Fly in on Friday, leave Monday morning. I figure it's enough for a Disney fix. We're staying on site so we don't waste time going back and forth from an outside hotel and we won't have to rent a car.
05-16-2007, 11:13 AM
My dd and I are going for the Jewish holidays in Sept. Our flight from JFK gets in 9 pm Thursday, and we are flying back Sunday 4:00 PM.. We are doing the MNSSHP for the first time one night. We are however, renting a car (got a great deal - $19/day with Dollar )because I would rather drive and not waste time waiting for buses since we are not taking a long vacation. We are staying at VWL so will utilize boat transportation.
05-16-2007, 11:36 AM
I love going down for a 4 day trip! I am going over memorial day weekend. We are leaving Sunday and coming home Wednesday. It's short and sweet. I almost went for 5 days but opted to keep it simple. I hope to be in the parks by 2:30 on Sunday and we will spend all day Mon and Tues. in the parks. Wednesday is a character b-fast/shopping and then flying home. Usually I fly in on Sat morning and I'm in the parks by 1p. I would spend Sat, Sun, Mon, and Tues in the parks and fly home around 7p on Tues. It's really a fun way to visit!
05-16-2007, 11:45 AM
We do it all the time from Pittsburgh,PA--anytime we can go is great! Keeping it short works better with the kids(5 of them)since some are getting older, and it is harder to get away for a long time. Plus packing for 7 isn't as bad for a weekend. Usually we leave on Thursday night and come back Sunday. This December we are leaving on Saturday(due to a Jr High dance) and returning on Wednesday. That being said, we have been down to Dis plenty, so we don't have the need to do or see everything. Everyone picks a favorite and we make sure to do that---anything else is the chocolate on our Mickey Bar:rotfl:
05-16-2007, 11:46 AM
We've done it before..Just to get that Disney feeling back!! We went down on a Wed and came back Sun. We're actually thinking about doing it again in Sept to get the free dining - go down Friday AM and come back Monday PM. Sometimes it costs as much as a 5 day trip, but you have to be sure to adjust your ticket days - are you really going to be in the park the entire time or can you save money by getting a shorter park pass?
05-16-2007, 12:08 PM
My daughter and I did it last year. Flew down on Friday, went to two parks (one being Epcot for the Flower and Garden Festival) and then flew home on Monday. We are going to do it again this fall (me, daughter and son in law) for the Food and Wine Festival).:drinking1 Some people think we are crazy :crazy2: but it was really nice with just adults. :cool1:
05-16-2007, 12:09 PM
I just got back from a weekend solo trip. I flew down from Indy on Friday afternoon and returned LATE on Sunday night. It was enough for a Disney fix and I had a good time. I'm glad I did it. I got AP rates at All Star Sports and had points on my American Express for the airfare, so it was a pretty cheap trip, too.
05-16-2007, 12:18 PM
You can buy a one day pass for one park if that's all you want to do. We have done that, but what we do since there are so many of us(4 adult tickets and 3 child) is to buy 7 or 10 day tickets with no expiration, but we have worked it so we staggered our tickets so that only 2 at a time are ever used all up at the same time. When Dh and my tickets are all done, everyone else has days left, so we purchase new tickets for the 2 of us. Then in another year or so, 2 of the kids are used up(ours are still good), so we buy them new tickets, and so on. This works for us since we do short trips, usually 2 times a year. I just have to keep track of all the tickets:rotfl:
We also do the Disney Visa card, so we use the rewards points for the tickets. Anything to help out with the cost, so we can go!:yay:
05-16-2007, 12:20 PM
I am taking DS6 and DS8 Oct 6-9. Arriving Saturday afternoon, hanging by the pool then going to Chef Mickeys, Sunday @ MK, Monday rest then MNSSHP, Tuesday waterpark then head out later to go home. Quick, cheaper trip. Only $234 for air because of credit I had, $114 for MNSSHP and $183 for DDP. This will be the shortest trip I've taken to Disney. Doing it mostly for the party. I am keeping it a surprise. They know we are going July 29-August 3rd but not in October.
05-16-2007, 12:44 PM
I'm going in June for just the weekend and depending on AP rates for a weekend in October as well. I go for a week at New Years and a week in September. I take weekend trips to feed my withdrawl from the food, I love the food.
05-16-2007, 01:22 PM
We decided to take a short trip (arrive Thurs. afternoon, leave Mon. morning) this summer to surprise the kids for their birthday. I'm a little nervous about the crowds since our first trip last Jan. was fabulously uncrowded, but I'm really excited to be staying onsite for the first time. I liked staying in a house in Jan. so we could have some real downtime, but for such a short trip, I'm looking forward to being immersed in Disney 24/7.
05-16-2007, 01:27 PM
We're leaving Friday as soon as my son gets out of school and coming back on Sunday... but we are really close too.. 2,5 hours or so...
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