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cottontail
01-14-2005, 11:35 AM
I was just thinking about how much I wanted to go back to wdw, after being there just last april. Then I wondered how often other Canadians go to wdw/florida.

We seem to go about every 3 or 4 years. But I would love if my hubby would agree to once a year.

Deb.

iluvflorida
01-14-2005, 11:44 AM
Lots. Although many like us that go every year do not always go to WDW. Depends on what grandkids come. If they have been before. etc. Luv Florida sun and hate snow.

Susan--Ontario
01-14-2005, 12:05 PM
At least once a year (or two or three times) in a 12 month period. I want to get as many days as possible out of my AP.

Scratch of course is gonna say a whole lot more!!! :flower1:

riu girl
01-14-2005, 12:34 PM
It's silly, we just got back (Dec 31) and I am already looking at the calendar for the next couple of years, trying to figure out when we can go again. At first I thought, how about in 3 years, now I'm thinking, how can I get us there in the next eyar or two. My husband thinks I'm NUTS and doesn't understand why I am not starting to plan our next Caribbean holiday.

I'm even thinking of buying 10 day MYW non-expiration tickets next time so we can use 5 days next trip and then 5 days the trip after that.

Am I crazy??

Suzy

Scratch42
01-14-2005, 12:46 PM
At least once a year (or two or three times) in a 12 month period. I want to get as many days as possible out of my AP.

Scratch of course is gonna say a whole lot more!!! :flower1:

:blush:

Well of course this year it will only be three times.

But that's only because we will be going to DL for our very first time!LOL

That's one of the reasons I bought into DVC!

What can I say! It's my HAPPY PLACE!

Scratch
:cool1:

Scratch42
01-14-2005, 12:48 PM
It's silly, we just got back (Dec 31) and I am already looking at the calendar for the next couple of years, trying to figure out when we can go again. At first I thought, how about in 3 years, now I'm thinking, how can I get us there in the next eyar or two. My husband thinks I'm NUTS and doesn't understand why I am not starting to plan our next Caribbean holiday.

I'm even thinking of buying 10 day MYW non-expiration tickets next time so we can use 5 days next trip and then 5 days the trip after that.

Am I crazy??

Suzy

As far as we are concerned NO!

This is normal behaviour!

That's why we are all here!

Scratch
pirate:

minnie56
01-14-2005, 01:00 PM
2-3 times per year...

I have a DD 20 who is hooked along with her Mum...me!!!

We usually do Christmas/New Years and always August and sneak in another wherever we can!

I think it is our fave place on earth! :jumping4:

cdnmickeylover
01-14-2005, 03:10 PM
Once of twice a year depending on the year. Have to agree with Susan that we have to get our days out of the annual passes.

dsneygirl
01-14-2005, 03:48 PM
At least once a year for the most part. In 2004 we didn't do WDW but did Maui and DL not much of a hardship there.

This year we have May already booked and are looking at possibly Ocotber again for Food and Wine and MNSSHP.

If you plan right I really think it can be as affordable as many other type holidays. (ie Carribbean).

DisneySpence
01-14-2005, 04:08 PM
As DVC members we go atleast once a year.

Abba98
01-14-2005, 04:24 PM
Well,we've got the WDW bug,and when we go in November for our 2nd trip home at OKW,it will be our 4th visit in about 5 years......Once a year is good for us,and we're staying a little longer each time........Started with about 8 days,now we're up to 12 days!Altogether,it'll be my 7th time to Florida,and we can't wait ,the countdown is on!
Kirsten
PS.I've also been to Disneyland in CA twice!

mariethecat
01-14-2005, 05:58 PM
We just took our 4th trip since 2000. I love WDW but once every 18 months is really enough for me. By that time there are new things to do and the old things seem new again.

Snowwark
01-14-2005, 06:23 PM
For the last several years it's worked out to 2 X's a year, for me. Once every 2 years for DH and I.

This year however, I think there will only be one trip. Perhaps a trip to Disneyland Paris this summer though, does that count? ;) :)

:)

Sandyincanada
01-14-2005, 07:25 PM
We go every other year and go to an AI in the Caribbean inbetween. We love both kinds of vacations. We may go more if it wasn't so expensive to fly there from MB though. I noticed most of the people who go often are in Ont. We're paying around 600.00 a person (through TO, grrr) in Feb, ouch. We used to be able to fly for around 350.00 - 400.00 straight through a few years ago. :(

TimNDansMom
01-14-2005, 07:44 PM
It's been 2 to 3 times a year since July 2000, all 4 of us, with just Dh and once by myself.

In 2004 I went once with Dh and twice with DisneyLisa! :cool1:

This year, Dh and I are going to Disneyland in July. Really getting excited for that trip!

I'm also hoping to get to WDW in early December to see all the decorations again. Depends on whether I keep to my budget in July. ;)

pooksma
01-14-2005, 08:00 PM
We took our first family trip to Disney in March of last year. We decided then
that we would try to go back every 2 years. HAH!
My DH won a $500 Delta Travel voucher and that sealed it for us! :wizard:

We are now returning in July and this time for 10 days. Sometimes the deal is too good to ignore! :jumping4:

SplashMom
01-14-2005, 09:18 PM
Last year was our first time as well and we are returning again this March. I think we are hooked on once a year (wish I could swing more!). This time we are going for 15 nights--can't wait!! :cool1:

iluvwesties
01-14-2005, 09:45 PM
Once a year for me, but if finances allowed (via Lotto 6/49 or Super 7)
I would definately buy into DVC.

I do own timeshare in Kissimmee and this is usually where I stay .
This year I am adding 2 days at All Stars Movies to extend the vacation and have the experience of staying on property!!! :cheer2:

I save airmiles to pay for the flights, I usually have enough to fly every other year and on the alternate years we drive.

Planning is half the fun.

iluvwesties(AKA Carol)

:flower1:

hockey mom
01-14-2005, 10:04 PM
We have being doing twice a year for the last 4. We love it there :love:

Everyone plans a big trip as there one and only but what they don't realize is something reels you in and you leave there wondering how and when you will get back.

Belle1997
01-14-2005, 10:50 PM
I think with the new package we could afford to go more often from a 2 year wait to each year. I really like the dinning option can't wait to try it

Bonnie40
01-14-2005, 11:18 PM
Once a year, always during March Break! :D

SunnyD
01-14-2005, 11:41 PM
We have being doing twice a year for the last 4. We love it there :love:

Everyone plans a big trip as there one and only but what they don't realize is something reels you in and you leave there wondering how and when you will get back.

Oh HockeyMom you are so right. We visited last March and were reeled in by the sheer joy of just being there. You can see who feels the magic when you see tears at SpectroMagic and Wishes! There is nothing like it. We are going back this March, this time for a longer period of time and can't wait! I listen to Life 365 and Dis regularly.

:moped: :moped:

PanamaMike
01-15-2005, 12:03 AM
March 73
Feb 86
Sept 89
Feb 93
Oct 94
Feb 98
Jan 2000

Sadly the finances have not allowed for any trips during the last five years (otherwise I'd probably have been a couple more times)

twinz
01-15-2005, 10:51 AM
We went about 3 times when we were young (when we were 7, 14 and 16), but since 1999 we have been once a year, except for 2003 (we went to Disneyland), and last year (we went to Las Vegas). I want to go back this year but we have both been on a weight loss mission, and I have decided as my treat we will go back when I am at my goal (my sis is almost there!). Hopefully...not wait it WILL be this year!

CdnDisneyNut
01-15-2005, 11:14 AM
About once every two years.

Mortlives
01-15-2005, 11:49 AM
For us, starting in 2001:
Sept 2001 - WDW
Feb 2003 - WDW
Aug 2003 - WDW
Mar 2004 - Space Coast and St. Augustine
Planned:
Feb 2005 - WDW
Aug 2005 - Universal and St. Augustine
Tentative:
Mar 2006 - DCL - Western
Aug 2006 - WDW

Have you noticed I can't go more than 18 months without a mouse fix?

Kungaloosh!
Morticia.

Sandy22
01-15-2005, 07:00 PM
Ideally we would go once a year. Back in 2001 I managed 3 trips in a year as we had bought AP's.

katter24
01-16-2005, 09:15 AM
I have been to Disney 4 times ...was just there last August and I'm booked for March ....I'm so hooked .....my co-workers think I'm crazy......and so I am....crazy for Mickey......Once a year is not unreasonable.....


60 DAYS AND COUNTING......

1998 - The Contemporary
1999 - The Boardwalk Villas
2001 - The Grosvenor
2002 - Cuba
2004 - The BCV - SWAN - HRH UNIVERSAL.....
2005 - The Dolphin Hotel March 16-23

dsneygirl
01-16-2005, 12:29 PM
Either people have the Disney bug or they don't. Lots of my friends have never been and have no desire too. DH and I have been 13 times in the last 7 years and we worked there for an entire year at the Canada pavillon and still never get tired of it!

pkitty
01-16-2005, 01:23 PM
March 01st. 2004 POP

March 01st. 2003 MOVIES

March 01st. 2002 SPORTS

2001 our move accross the province got in the way of Disney that year.

March 01st. 2000 MUSIC

1999. Dominican Rep. good but not as fun as Disney.

March 01st. 1998. MUSIC

Our first trip home to Saratoga Springs you guessed it March 01st 2005.

Guess we are hooked.

madge62
01-17-2005, 10:44 PM
Just got back last week and am tentatively planning the next visit. To make my family happy we need to cruise and also do WDW for me, so I'm hoping to set up the next holiday for Dec 06/Jan 07. It's the only way to beat the post-holiday blues!

calena
01-18-2005, 11:26 AM
We went for the first time last year in Feb/March for two weeks. LOVED it. Stayed off site in a timeshare my parents booked for us and it was just great.
This year I wanted to go to San Andres for a week or two, but hubby balked at the prices for our family of five, so we are off to Florida again. We are going for 11 days. Staying at one of the "official" hotels for four nights and the time-share for a week. We are going end of Feb-beginning of March.
It seems decadent to go two years in a row, but when you look at the bottom line, it is working out well for us. We are using airmlies to fly and rent a car, and will be able to buy groceries at the timeshare for some meals so that helps.
Our kids are 10,8,4, so we might as well enjoy this while they do!
Can't wait!

Susan--Ontario
01-18-2005, 11:30 AM
What "official" hotel are you staying at?? I personally love them all. We actually have timeshare at Disney through the Disney Vacation Club. Best money we've ever spent. It ensures that we get to visit our second (read wish it was our first) home more often.

Have an awesome vacation!! :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc :Pinkbounc

StuartMI
01-21-2005, 11:38 AM
Every year, but we're on a Disney Cruise kick now so that's all we have planned with the exception of me being down there for business next week.