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DisneyDW
09-08-2004, 10:11 AM
Well, I didn't intend for it to happen but somehow we will be back in Nov this year for our 3rd trip. I hope that DD2 and DS4 don't expect this every year! We had a land/sea week in May, then a spontaneous trip w/extended family in August. Now, we're planning to visit my sister in southern Florida for Thanksgiving and DH wants to combine a couple of days at Universal. But how can we go to Orlando w/out Disney? So I just booked a night at the Contemporary and we'll get a little fix before driving down to FLL then return after our visit there to Hard Rock at Universal! Now just gotta get a PS at Chef Mickey's Wed evening before Thanksgiving!

stinkerbelle
09-08-2004, 10:27 AM
We're doing 3 trips this year too!
We were there in January, going in 2 weeks at the end of September...and then again in December!

(and we were there for nearly 2 weeks last September for our honeymoon!)

Disney Fool
09-08-2004, 10:36 AM
Count me in as guilty #3. Quick weekend trip in May (Flower and Garden Festival) August weeklong trip, including hurricane Charley, and I just booked for November (Food and Wine Festival) what can I say? To quote from Alice in Wonderland: "To those who understand, no explanation is necessary"

DisneyDW
09-08-2004, 10:47 AM
I'm glad I have somewhere to go and realize I'm not so crazy - or at least if I am, I have lots of company!

BambiTamby
09-08-2004, 10:51 AM
I'm big time G-U-I-L-T-Y !!!!!:crazy2:

This last minute trip in December will make 4 and then first of January we'll be back for the marathon to make
5 trips in a 12 month period!!!!:earseek: :faint:

It's a sickness, I know!:blush:

Tonyspad
09-08-2004, 11:07 AM
Our third is a surprise to the kids. We decided to take our third trip down on 9/30 for the MNSSHP since the schools are closed half day 9/30 and 10/1. We intend to wake them up and ask them if they want to go to school or WDW?? Dumb question , ha....Should be fun. :crazy:

BambiTamby
09-08-2004, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by DisneyDW
I'm glad I have somewhere to go and realize I'm not so crazy - or at least if I am, I have lots of company!

Diane....WELCOME to the DIS and YES, this is where all of us Disney "crazies" hang out!:wave2:

oogieboogie
09-08-2004, 11:58 AM
count me in.

Third trip in 3 days!!!!

:Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

johnsonet
09-08-2004, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by **********
It's a sickness, I know!:blush:
::yes::

This December, DD and I are going on our 4th trip in 14 months...then it's back in Feb. for me:teeth:

:Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc :bounce: :Pinkbounc

shoes99
09-08-2004, 12:21 PM
Three for us also, and four if you count 12/27 to 1/1/04.
We did Easter for my birthday, leaving tomorrow for the pin event, then we found out 10 members of DH's side is doing a grand gathering end of Oct. When Delta reduced their fare from Newark to Orlando from $215 to $115, I used the extra $200 to book early December for Mousefest.
I would consider this an unusual year for us too.

AuntRoeRoe
09-08-2004, 12:32 PM
I am also guilty, guilty, guilty!!! I went in April, August and am going in October. People just look and me and shake their heads when I tell them I am going to WDW again! I am really beginning to think it is a sickness.

picantel
09-08-2004, 12:34 PM
Since thanksgiving we are taking our 4th trip in less than a year and these are major 1+ week trips(we live in ohio). I love annual passes and AP rates and abusive companys I get to pound into submission.

TammiMcMan
09-08-2004, 12:35 PM
I'm kicking myself for not getting AP's, but I had no idea that when we went down last January that we'd be following it up with 3 more trips. Ours breaks down to a parents only trip in January 2004, land/sea for the family in May, surprise Christmas trip for the family in December and finally finishing off with another parents only trip on the Disney Magic in early January.

Prior to this, we were going to Disney every other year. We don't really vacation anywhere else though, so I'm not feeling the slightest twinge of guilt. I don't even mind when friends and family say, "you're going to Disney again". They just don't feel the magic.

Tammi

johnsonet
09-08-2004, 12:35 PM
Originally posted by AuntRoeRoe
People just look and me and shake their heads when I tell them I am going to WDW again!

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :earboy2: I love it! Let 'em shake all they want!!!:crazy:

RachelTori
09-08-2004, 01:04 PM
#3 for us will be in December!! :) We used to go every other year, but since none of our other vacations (except the Disney cruise!) have lived up to our expectations, all our vacation budget is spent @ WDW!! January was POP, July was WL, and December will be CR (which is a sentimental favorite for my family!) No vacation's perfect, but our time @ Disney is as close as you can get! :Pinkbounc

Dizzy4Dizney
09-08-2004, 01:11 PM
Yup, three for us too! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

Is there anything wrong with tha???:hyper:

ValerieK
09-08-2004, 01:33 PM
It will be #4 for us in December! :Pinkbounc

Some of our friends think we are crazy. :crazy:

rcraw45425
09-08-2004, 05:17 PM
Yep, three times for us this year too. Actually four in a 12 month period if you count last year Spring Break/Lakeland Airshow (biggie for the DH), this April for spring break/DD7's birthday (last minute, stayed offsite, never again :crowded: :headache: In June, DD9 says, you know, we went for HER birthday............:bday: Stayed at CR then. Now, DH's birthday is Oct. 6, guess where we'll be? MNSSHP, that's where. Our friends and neighbors think we're nuts!

Happy2BGrumpy
09-08-2004, 05:23 PM
#3 in October (F&W), followed by #4 in December!! That doesn't include our Vero trip next week.........which conveniently ends with
a visit to AK on departure day. Starts all over again in 2005....Jan, May, Oct, Dec.

#1hockeymom
09-08-2004, 05:30 PM
Since November it has been four visits, and I am working on squeaking out a four day weekend before my AP expires! That will/could be visit five in less than a year! If you count the previous June, it will be five visits, and one "squeak". Wish me luck on that new counter! :)

People said that AP would burn a hole; They weren't kidding! "Why are you going to Disney again?"
answer- "It is my happy place! My hakuna matata land!" If you say it with a big enough smile they just think you're crazy and leave you alone! :)

drgnfly30
09-08-2004, 05:47 PM
I'm guilty of 3 times in 12 months - 11/01, 9/02 & 10/02! Of course the middle trip was actually for business in Tampa - I flew in early & drove to MK for the day !! How on earth could I step foot in Florida without going to see the Mouse!?!

Christine

steveanddonna
09-08-2004, 06:14 PM
As someone who is planning trips #5 & 6 for '04, y'all sound pretty sensible and moderate to me! DH likes to look at it in terms of how much we're saving by having APs. I don't have the heart to remind him how much more we're spending because the APs encourage us to take more trips.

Dizz42
09-08-2004, 06:16 PM
Yep ::yes:: yep ::yes:: yep ::yes:: , us too! Went in January, going first week of October, then going end of December for New Years Eve. Why...is there somewhere else to vacation? :p

drp4video
09-08-2004, 06:42 PM
Just booked December, so this will make in three in a year for us too (plus a trip to DIsneyland). I finally realized I need the AP, and got them in AUgust.

Lexxiefern
09-08-2004, 07:54 PM
Originally posted by steveanddonna
As someone who is planning trips #5 & 6 for '04, y'all sound pretty sensible and moderate to me!

Right there with ya steveanddonna!! #5 is the end of this month and #6 is in december :eek: :eek: :eek:

judi
09-08-2004, 08:31 PM
On this annual pass we will end up with 5 trips unless I can figure out a way to add a 6th. I think thats the most we have done in a yaer, usually it's 3d or 4 trips. I'm loving it.

currycook
09-08-2004, 08:33 PM
You all just have to move to FLorida then forget the 3 visits and make it a 15 visits. Come on down, forget the Hurricanes and just think, Disney, Disney, Disney!

BambiTamby
09-08-2004, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by currycook
You all just have to move to FLorida then forget the 3 visits and make it a 15 visits. Come on down, forget the Hurricanes and just think, Disney, Disney, Disney!

:rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

Spoken like a true DISer!:teeth:

newcomer52
09-08-2004, 09:38 PM
I call this the year of Disney! Four days over Mother's Day began the year. Second trip coming up in Nov. Mother/daughter week in Jan and get in one last week the first of May -before the AP runs out. I've been afraid to ask the boss for the May week off since she thought the third trip to WDW was weird. I'll wait to ask off until Febuary even though all the plans are made!!
princess:

ValerieK
09-08-2004, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by newcomer52
I call this the year of Disney! Four days over Mother's Day began the year. Second trip coming up in Nov. Mother/daughter week in Jan and get in one last week the first of May -before the AP runs out. I've been afraid to ask the boss for the May week off since she thought the third trip to WDW was weird. I'll wait to ask off until Febuary even though all the plans are made!!
princess:

My boss thinks we are totally crazy, he just rolls his eyes everytime I tell him I am taking time off. Still haven't told him about the Dec. trip yet. I am sure that will put him over the edge. :crazy:

F1Julie
09-08-2004, 10:26 PM
Another guilty party here. I took my DD for her first trip in October. She loved it so much we went for her 4th birthday in May and then again in August for a surprise. I couldn't resist the codes that came out and since we live in Atlanta, we can drive down easily. We'll be back in December - 4th trip in 14 months. Many people think I'm crazy for going so often, but my DD really loves the place. Every time on the drive home, she asks when we are going back. I know WDW won't be her vacation destination choice forever, so we are enjoying it now.

hcteacher
09-08-2004, 10:55 PM
This is exactly why I spend so much time on these boards! You all understand! Everyone else I know just looks at me, rolls their eyes, and tells me I am nuts! We were there in April, I am going in 2 weeks for a trip with my mom, and also taking MY 3rd trip this year with DH (6) for MNSSHP in October!..............Would it surprise you that I am also planning a trip for next June>> :hyper:

"thegirls"
09-08-2004, 11:48 PM
Hey hcteacher ~

Does the hc stand for handicapped? If so, I believe we could commiserate here!! I am a teacher of the handicapped also and as such I believe I do more 'lesson' planning for my Disney fixes than I do for my classroom.

I will be taking my 6th and 7th trip this year in Oct. for MNSSHP and to celebrate my daughter becoming a teenager in Nov. I, along with you, receive the eye rolling routine along with bug eye stares and quite a few"you've got to be kidding!" expressions of shock from my co-workers.

I found a solution....I became a TA as my part-time job(don't ALL teachers have p/t jobs?!?). So now everyone just assumes I travel to Disney for RESEARCH so the stares and eye rollers have been giving me a little break!!!

Isn't addition great when there are NO side affects????

I DO understand and do not sympathize but celebrate that we have sooooo much company!!!!

Debbie

swampkatz
09-09-2004, 07:32 AM
I believe my countdown clocks make it pretty clear that I'm right there with the rest of you.
::yes:: :wave: ::yes::
Kathi

don8life
09-09-2004, 09:27 AM
LOL. I'm going for trip number 3 this year also. I look at it like it is better to be addicted to WDW than alot of other things like alcohol, drugs or gambling. We are addicted to pure, clean FUN! And I wouldn't have it any other way!

ADIDAD
09-09-2004, 04:22 PM
:Pinkbounc Let me start by saying everyone thinks I am nuts including myself...I believe my husband when he says I have a illness...At leasts I know that Iam not the only crazied person out there... If I die broke my family will say it is because of disney. If I put as much effort in losing weight I would be thin... I find myself hurrying to get the house cleaned up just to see whats happening on this boards... We were down in Jan 04 for 12 days. We leave Oct 27 till Nov 3 then back again Dec 8 thru the 12 then for the a 14 days in Jan.. I have lost my mind....It is truly my hobby...See you all soon.. Pray for our favorite state and all those people.....

CindyBella
09-09-2004, 05:43 PM
3 is our lucky number too. Every couple of months we start missing Disney and end up planning a trip. We were supposed to go to Hawaii this past summer but I convinced my DH WDW was a better choice. What can I say he loves me :love: :love2:

We actually are going to Hawaii in 2005 but along the way, we are spending a few days in LA ,...HELLO, DISNEYLAND:teeth:

Our 3 trip this year will be in November after Thanksgiving when the Christmas decor is up. Dh doesn't know this yet but what can I say except....:love2: :lovestruc :love: ....he loves me!

MLAinVA
09-09-2004, 05:53 PM
WDW vacation # 4 for 2004 starts in just 42 days!

BETTYDISNEY
09-09-2004, 05:59 PM
Guilty!!!! We went 2 weeks in jan 2003- 1 week in may 2003- 1 week oct. 2003 1 week feb 2004 and now we are going 1 week in Oct. 2004. So that makes 5 times in a 1.5 years. I sometimes think people think we are nuts, but it is awesome down there, any you can never get enough of Mickey & friends
:Pinkbounc :wave:

ctrabada
09-09-2004, 06:03 PM
Count me in.... I can stay at my parents who live 15 min away from WDW (and I do about every other month), but this year we will make 3 trips and stay onsite! woo hoo! We went July 4th weekend, and will be going at the end of Sept for my birthday (an annual tradition, cuz where else would I want to spend my bday?!) and in Oct for MNSSHP.

Right now I'm worrying about Ivan who they say is coming straight for us... and we have a trip planned to Hilton Head, SC leaving this Sunday... the hurricane will hit probably on Monday.... we'll never be able to leave the state with the traffic jams of other people fleeing!! I am worried but praying that it will not hit us.

Please pray for us Floridians, we do not need a 3rd hurricane!

Terry S
09-09-2004, 06:07 PM
It will be 3 for us in 3 weeks!

DisneyDW
09-09-2004, 09:59 PM
Well I thought I was crazy! But you guys are crazier!!:tongue:

Eeyore2003
09-10-2004, 12:19 AM
My pride and joy this year!!! ANNUAL PASSES!!! It was so exciting getting them and it's so much fun making good use of them.

December 2003
July 2004
October 2004
and back to December again 2004!!!

Oh, did I say we're planning May 2005 too!!!

Yes, EVERYONE thinks we're crazy, but it sounds like we're in good company here!!!