View Full Version : Obsessed with the DIS, resorts, and codes

09-27-2003, 08:39 PM
Is anyone else? I'm not going until Feb. 19th! I read these boards twice a day like a psycho! LOL

I'm booked at the Swan, but if any codes come out, I'm on to the Poly or the GF. I'm OBSESSED. I want to stay at ALL the resorts!

Am I alone? Do I need a 12 step program?

And I also can't BELIEVE all the years I spent thousands of dollars renting beach cottages because Disney wasn't a "relaxing" vacation and I had NO INTEREST in going there...I went for the first time in May with dh, and ds' now ages 11, 8, and 3. We had more fun than words can describe and I can't wait to go back again, and again, and again!

thanks DIS'ers for all the information and cheerleading!:jester:

09-27-2003, 08:59 PM
You are not alone!!!!!!! Disney is sooo addicting!!!!

09-27-2003, 09:02 PM
You are not alone!!! I cannot get thru a day without thinking of Disney and trying to get a good code, and I'm not going until July!

I am an absolute freak when it comes to Disney. My husband does not share my enjoyment of it. Although he does go along on the trips and enjoys himself.

We went this past June and stayed off site at a beautiful 8 bedroom home and I hated it, I was just too far away. Not to mention my 3 kids got sick about 6 hours into a 15 hour car trip down and were completely miserable the whole entire trip. That really bummed me out. So we decided we were not going to go back to Disney until they were older. Well here I am booked into the YC for this July!! How crazy is that.

I am as obsessed as you, maybe more. I check the DIS about 8 times a day even when I go to school I always stop in the computer laband check the DIS.

My theory in going every year, as I have explained to my husband, it is the best place to go with young kids. There is so much to do and everything is family friendly!!

09-27-2003, 09:08 PM
Count me in - I have been on the computer about 8 times today checking to see if there is anything new. I think it will take more that a 12 step program for me- probably 24.

09-27-2003, 09:10 PM
Castleri...you are going in 13 days! That is so NOT FAIR!
Take a dip in Stormalong Bay for me!
Hey, I have a Ryan too! :O

09-27-2003, 09:25 PM
I'm afraid there is no hope for any of us! LOL I just got back from Disney 2 weeks ago and I thought that would cure me, but I'm still addicted. The planning process is so much fun, isn't it? We just spent 3 nights at the Swan and loved it. Have a great trip. It'll be here before you know it! :)

09-27-2003, 09:31 PM
How about we leave tomorrow morning, and here I sit...on DIS! I am on here about TEN times a day, between work and home. I have been obsessed with upgrades and discounts too.
We live an hour away, this will be our third time at Disney in 2 months and we are even cruising this time.
I am sure I will be back on within an hour of getting home, to see what has transpired while I was gone!

09-27-2003, 09:50 PM
Welcome to the Club!

09-27-2003, 10:41 PM
Guilty over here !

Wishing you a Tagged night

09-27-2003, 11:15 PM
I also need help.

We just got back a couple of weeks ago from our 2nd trip this year. I promised dbf I wouldn't start planning the next trip until the credit card was completely paid off. ....yeah right.
I'm already bugging him to plan for next year....and oh yeah and putting huge lumps of money to pay off the card....then he can't say no when I find the next code...lol

Chip 'n Dale Express
09-27-2003, 11:28 PM
"What do you mean there are no new posts in the past 10 minutes???? Now what am I supposed to browse on the 'net?!"

Yeah... I need a twelve-hundred step program. Either that, or an ethernet plug directly to my brain. lol

09-27-2003, 11:37 PM

I was thinking the same thing. I was thinking about posting a thread titled, "how many times a day do you check the boards?"

Glad to know I am not alone. I am on here all the time since I have made the decision to go back to Disney next May and June.

09-28-2003, 02:49 AM
Originally posted by Purrrrfecta

I was thinking the same thing. I was thinking about posting a thread titled, "how many times a day do you check the boards?"

Glad to know I am not alone. I am on here all the time since I have made the decision to go back to Disney next May and June.

HALLELUJAH, company....
I don't remember how or why I came across the DIS. All I know now is that reading the posts is the closest thing to actually being at WDW and the more I read the more I remember about previous visits there and the more I want to plan and discuss and make lists and remember and re-live...I've become an episode of ....Twilight Zone... not a great life goal, except that I've learned enough to plan two vacations to WDW and one cruise...all starting at WDW in January....I just wish that I could remember where I stayed at the Boardwalk in 1995? 6? Alas, no DIS to frame the memories. It was so unmemorable without all the DIS preparation to give me the best hints on Spoodles and Jellyrolls.

09-28-2003, 04:21 AM
I try to avoid the boards when I am not close to a trip or else, I get obsessed! Here I am at 4am not being able to sleep, thinking about Disney!

09-28-2003, 07:12 AM
Count me in as another dis lover in need of an intervention. Yesterday two of my 2004 Disney guidebooks arrived in the mail and my husband was amazed that I had purchased them. He feels like with all of my time spent on the boards, I could have easily written them! ;)

09-28-2003, 07:37 AM
*standing and raising hand* "I have been a Disney addicted person for more years than I can count. Sadly, this 12 step program has not helped me at all. The counselors have advised me that I cannot be cured and must live with my addiction for the rest of my life." (:) )

Now, to add to my love of Disney is the DIS - I check in at least 3x times a day. Usually, though it can be more. I have "met" some wonderful people on the boards (particularly dreamflight's S/D thread - it has become my home away from home) and received some magical advise on making our stays even more magical.

Nice to know there are so many out there just like me! :)

09-28-2003, 07:55 AM
originally written by mouseteacher

Now, to add to my love of Disney is the DIS - I check in at least 3x times a day. Usually, though it can be more.

Yes, and I must admit there are times during my planning period when I want to run to the computer and check the Dis Boards. Why worry about preparing lesson plans or attending team meetings!

09-28-2003, 08:12 AM
My name is Mercy and I am a DIS addict. :D

I love these boards, they are as addicting as Disney itself!! I would agree with others, that planning my trips is half the fun and I thoroughly enjoy every miniute. I've already started planning for our Aug 04 trip, even though I can't wait to go, I am certainly enjoying all the planning, the decisions, and reading these boards!

Montana Minnies
09-28-2003, 08:56 AM
To all who have replied so far:D
My sister told me I needed to post as she is to shy. It is nice to know we are not alone in our obsessiveness of WDW. Our trip is not until Aug 04 either, but my sister has been planning it for the last 5 years and I talked her into going with me last summer hoping it would calm her down some. Now here I am as anxious as she is to go again!
Thank you Dis Board members.
"Montana Minnies"
E&K :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

09-28-2003, 10:24 AM
Congrats Tyler on changing from Transportation to being a Pop Century Cast Member!! That's awesome!

09-28-2003, 10:36 AM
I will have to jump in here and say I too am a Disney nut and I check these boards at least once per hour or more. I would have never thought a Disney trip would be even remotely affordable for a family of 5 and as I was researching last year for our last trip, I ran across this site and have been here ever since. Thanks to all the information that our fellow DISers have posted and thanks to all the discounts that Disney has allowed, we were able to go for a week and stay at the WL (Our favorite resort). I hadn't been in over 10 years and to see the look on my childrens' faces was all it took for me to book our next trip the week after we returned!! Thanks to all who help those like me with all your infinate knowlede!!!


09-28-2003, 11:59 AM
((((((((((Big group hug))))))))))

I, to, am thankful for the comraderie (?sp) and like-mindedness I have found here on the Disboards. Not to mention the great trip-planning info! I would feel so, uh...weird...without all of you other Disney-obscessed weirdos! ;)

I am something of a closet-Dis'er; when I hear/see my dh coming, I quickly switch to my eBay auctions to look like I'm actually getting some work done :rolleyes: He just doesn't understand the way you all do!


09-28-2003, 01:30 PM
I thought I was the only one. ;) I am logged in all day (yes ALL day from 7-4) at work. Then when I get home I log in for several more hours.

09-28-2003, 06:37 PM
I just pray that codes come out on a day that I can log in on my husband's computer. (cable modem) If he's on it....I can't be on the phone calling CRO and on my computer at the same time.

Oh wait...that's what cell phones are for!

09-28-2003, 06:50 PM
My SO said, "PLEASE!!!! I NEED A BREAK FROM YOUR OBSESSION!!" I just can't stop myself! Today,I was at a dog show getting my dog ready to go in the ring,and I overheard someone say they were going to Disney. Well,I almost missed my call to show because I was talking about resorts!!!!



09-28-2003, 07:14 PM
Yes, I'm obsessed, and I have to admit, at first it bothered me that I could be so hooked on something, especially when my family would say things like, "you're checking the boards AGAIN!" But this is major fun for me, planning is like a hobby, and having all of you Disers who understand and feel the same way makes this Disney obsession that much more enjoyable. At night I fall asleep thinking of PSs! (Thanks be to God that all is well in my life for me to be able to put myself to sleep thinking of WDW.)

Someone on the Dis said that as crazy as it may sound, it's almost sad that WDW time is approaching, because then it'll be over. I totally understand this feeling. BUt as long as we have these boards to read and eachother to keep the magic alive, I can live on memories until the next trip. After this summer's trip, we probably won't be going back for 2 years. So that means I'll have two years of planning to live on!

09-28-2003, 07:37 PM
I LUV this thread! I read thru the posts and so far have agreed with every single one. I laughed at loud at momtotwinglesx4's post, because I too, switch the computer screen when I hear DH approaching! (Oh and btw, he's an identical twin). Since finding these boards, my WDW interest has actually increased 10 fold! I love to plan, make lists, plan, organize, plan....you get the idea...and yes, this part is just as much fun for me as being in the World! I've learned SOOO much more than I could have ever learned by just reading guide books. And, I've saved a ton of $ too! But my best DIS experience of all was the Illuminations cruise DH and I took with 10 other DISers and the DIS meet that followed on the Boardwalk that same night! What a fabulous bunch of folks the DISers are! Hip, hip, hooray for us!
Oh, and I don't think of this as an addiction - it's a way of life!

09-28-2003, 09:45 PM
Yep, the DIS makes waiting for my trip go so much faster, and it really does help to help others plan their Disney trips in between my own. I, too, check this board so often that my DH thinks I am nuts and obsesssed, but at least now I can show him all these posts on this thread and prove that I am not the only one! :p

The DIS is definitely the best of all boards out there, and it makes me feel like I am part of a special club. It's nice to be somewhere where everyone else is as crazy as you are! :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :

09-28-2003, 11:08 PM

I almost fell off my chair after reading your post. I have to hid my Disney obsession from my DH as well. We just returned last week and he can't figure out why I'm still on the boards.

09-28-2003, 11:16 PM
Yes, I am DIS/Resort/Code obsessed!!! :p :p I am constantly planning WDW trips for all my friends as well as our own family. ;) I just can't get enough!!! :smooth: And my dh is even MORE obsessed than I am. ;) ;)

Castillo Mom
09-29-2003, 04:51 PM
You people are just too funny! I'm at work right now cracking up at your posts! I check the DIS on my breaks and about every other night at home. I also change the screen sometimes when my husband walks in our bedroom. When he sees me on the DIS, he just rolls his eyes. This is our first trip and I'm so excited. The planning has become my new hobby. I just want to make this a special and memorable trip for our family. But I still think there's hope for my hubby. I know that as our trip draws near, he'll become more excited. It's nice to know I'm not alone!:Pinkbounc

09-29-2003, 08:01 PM
I too am obsessed. :p

I just love reading these boards every night when I get home from work. It just seems to make the tension melt away when I have a bad day.... or any day! Also the tips and info that I have found here have been great. I am planning a Feb. trip and one in June too!

I just can't stop!!