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01-24-2005, 05:42 PM
we're going to WDW AGAIN!

01-24-2005, 05:43 PM
I don't HAVE to tell them anymore.....They just know......... :blush:

01-24-2005, 05:46 PM
well, tell them, and if they give you attitude, eliminate them. :earseek:

luckily my in laws are disney freaks, my parents have no interest have tried to invite them to go, but they don't wanna, so i say "there loss!"

01-24-2005, 05:49 PM
Oh Man! don't you hate when they roll their eyes and wonder why you need to go back 'again' :rolleyes:

They just don't get it. :guilty:

01-24-2005, 06:02 PM
People have stopped being surprised when we say we're going back ... now they just say "When's your next trip" or "Can you help us plan a trip". :p :p :p :p

Empire Day
01-24-2005, 06:15 PM
Invite them:D
Thats what I did with my MIL thought she might really enjoy it and we will have someone to take DS with so we can finaly get to paradise Isle

01-24-2005, 06:18 PM
Most of the time they just ask when the next is. They know we're going, it's just a matter of when.

01-24-2005, 06:28 PM
Isnt it fun to see their faces when they are told you are going again!!!! Some people do not understand the whole Orlando experience!!

01-24-2005, 06:39 PM
I'm not telling anyone except my mom and that's because I have to tell her. She's keeping my DS7.

01-24-2005, 06:48 PM
How about just leaving a message on the answering machine--"Sorry we can't come to the phone.......we're probably at Disney World again! Leave a message and we'll call ya when we get back......BEEP!!!

01-24-2005, 06:54 PM
Oh is it that time again? Or Oh it is that time again? LOL

01-24-2005, 06:57 PM
I never bring it up, but if it comes up because of something else I say it casually. I know people think we are crazy. We were going to skip 2005 altogether, but then Penny came up with this whole Project X thing and we just didn't want to miss out. It was like trying to diet and someone waving a box of candy in front of you :flower: .

We ARE going to start keeping our Disney trips to once a year. We want to visit other places and see other things, and we can't do that if we always go to Disney. So DH and I decided that spring break will be our Disney trip (need to go someone warm in March anyway), and in the summer we will go somewhere else (too hot at Disney at that time).

Now we will see if we can stick to this plan. The Project X trip is the only trip we have planned for this year, and I have one planned for March 2006 on the Disney Cruise.


01-24-2005, 06:57 PM
Well when we tell my Mom she says "I want to come!", which is fine. But this time we are going with friends. And while my Mom is cool :cool1: it would be a little strange having her tag along. So this time I had to figure out how to break it to her that she could not come. :guilty:

I made it up to her though, by telling her we can all go back later this year! :grouphug:

When we tell my inlaws thoug, they complain we are not coming to see them.

What kind of a vacation is a week at your inlaws house? Just the thought of sitting in their house for a week watching my father in law, watching poker on tv! YIKES! :scared1:

So we dont tell them. They live far away, so they don't know if we are here or not...LOL! We just call them a few days before we leave & talk like nothing is happening. :chat: Then we call them when we get home & tell them where we were. And the only reason we even tell them that is because they will see the pictures on our website...LOL :angel:

01-24-2005, 07:11 PM
We just planned a spur of the moment spring break trip and the first thing we decided was NOT to tell DH's parents. They are very, very frugal - MIL thinks I was raised like Paris Hilton because I always had Christmas pajamas and birthday parties :rolleyes: - and we get a lecture about our "extravagent" lifestyle pretty often. So we just tell my parents who say, "Have fun - here's a little money :earboy2: " and our friends who laugh and say, "Again?" and then I'm sure talk about how wierd we are all the way home! :earboy2:

01-25-2005, 07:21 AM
I don't have to tell my co-workers. They figure it out when I start scarfing up all the overtime available. :teeth:

My mom, just doesn't get it. She does, however applaud my ways of saving $$ on my trip. (mostly by tips from the DIS). She is now sending questions my way, from her friends and co-workers, who she thinks is spending too much.

01-25-2005, 07:52 AM
I have no problem with the DD or DS its the spouse - I think he only agrees to go because we like it so much - this year I had to promise he could have three rounds of golf ---- fine with us - my DD and I are going to try a spa treatment at the GF - anyone ever done it - any recommendations would be great..... I want to try and get back there in November - might be just the kids and me though - that would be ok too!!!!

01-25-2005, 09:23 AM
When I told them I was going again for 12 days, I hear, "ohhh thats so much money!" Well its our money! My parents always took us on vacation every year! They used there income tax money. When I look back on my childhood I remember all the trips and fun we had! My in-laws have money and never took there kids anywhere!
Now I can say the longer you stay the cheaper it is!!!! LOL

I also say you just never know when your number is up! Im going to do what I want to do! I dont want to look back and say, "I should of done this or that. Im going to work hard and do it!"

Im going to live like I was dying!

01-25-2005, 09:31 AM

Guess what? We are going to WDW!!! When they say ...AGAIN??? I just smile and say...yep! :earsgirl:

01-25-2005, 10:16 AM
:goodvibes I'm with you guys, I get the rolling eyes, the not agains, and don't you ever get sick of that place! And I proudly say everytime I love it and I think of it as a memory we created everytime we go! So my kids will think of those memories as they get older and hopefully have the ability to keep it up with their families! :rotfl:

Jen D
01-25-2005, 10:42 AM
I usually say "Florida." When pressed I say "Disney" If I get the "again!" thing, I usually get off on a tangent about airfares-- the NYC-Florida market is really competitive these days, and I tell them with airfares as cheap as they've been the last couple years, it's crazy NOT to go.

Which is complete horse manure of course, sure we all love the $105 round trip tix, but the savings are a drop in a bucket compared to the total cost of on-site accomodations, theme park tickets, that food, the STUFF.... but I convince them we're doing it for the bargain. Everyone can appreciate taking advantage of a bargain.

01-25-2005, 10:51 AM
How about just leaving a message on the answering machine--"Sorry we can't come to the phone.......we're probably at Disney World again! Leave a message and we'll call ya when we get back......BEEP!!!

Good idea!! I think I want this on my cell phone as well!! "Sorry we missed your call, we'll call you as soon as possible, if you don't hear from us in a couple of days, you know we're in Florida enjoying the sun!" Beeep!

I don't let my family know until a few days before we leave. One time I didn't tell anyone in the family, I guess my mil got furious. I didn't want to tell her or anyone cause I know what kind of reaction I am gonna get. Though my mil doesn't say anything, I could just hear her inside voice, "Why? Again? And Again?"

When they say..."It's too expensive!" I just want to tell them, "wanna help us pay for the trip?"

01-25-2005, 11:04 AM
We don't even try and justify it anymore because they just don't get it :rolleyes: . It's our lives and it's what makes us happy :earboy2: . As long as we are keeping the electric on ;) and feeding the kids :rotfl: , they shouldn't be concerned. Actually we seriously wouldn't go so often if it meant giving up the kids college fund, but we are lucky and will spend our hard earned time and money as we choose, but thanks for their concern :) . Instead of telling them, direct them to this post :teeth: .

01-25-2005, 11:24 AM
I can't believe this was brought up!!!!!!

First off, I have to say that when I get down to Disney, I feel like I am HOME... :lovestruc
When you go through a lot of changes and the world is flying by and you get down to Disney everything is just so Happy. I am in a Disney State of Mind..
I mean, of course not everything is perfect, but you know what? In Disney, it just about is. Everyone is telling you to have a nice day, people are smiling, the CM do nice things for you, everything is clean and kept up. Who the heck wouldn't want to go there? I just don't get non-Disney people........
I mean, a beach is a beach, whether it's on Long Island or in the Carribean, that's what I think.. :fish:
Everyone I know says the same thing, my dad, the In-Laws, all our friends, my coworkers, Everyone, including my DH....
But my DH gets me going, you know?
I'll get something in the mail from a timeshare saying,
"come down and stay 4 night 5 day for $99"
and Ed will say,
Hey, they're almost giving it away! :earboy2:
And then I'll run and check Southwest fares which, when we normally go in Sept/Oct are Super Cheap...

Last October we didn't go because of the Cruise we planned..My plan was to go down for Halloween Horror Nights with some friends, whoever wanted to go.
But one of my friends suggested last Spring, "Why don't we all get together and take the Disney Cruise?"
You know who jumped on that.... :rolleyes1
Well, now the trip still isn't all paid for and I hear about every day how "I" put this trip together...But it wasn't my suggestion!! I just followed through!

I told my husband if he really wants to go somewhere, check it out online or go to a travel agent and Follow Through! But after almost 13 years being together, it still hasn't happend. So what I am supposed to do??!?!
Not go on vacation!?!?!? :rotfl:

DH says, After this Cruise, that's it for Disney!!!!....

That's what HE thinks!!!!! :scratchin

C O R R Y N :earsgirl: = ::MickeyMo D I S N E Y
And No One Is Gonna Change Me!! ::yes::

01-25-2005, 11:42 AM
People have stopped being surprised when we say we're going back ... now they just say "When's your next trip" or "Can you help us plan a trip". :p :p :p :p

LOL...I think that is how it is for us too, with our friends anyway. My parents are just as much Disney freaks as my DH and I.

:cheer2: Three cheers for Disney! lol... ;)

01-25-2005, 12:16 PM
My whole family are Disney freaks as well. We all get excited for eachother when one of our families are going. I guess we're lucky. I do get a little attitude by coworkers, they don't matter :-)

01-25-2005, 12:27 PM
I GLAD most people don't get "it!" Just think if they did....

We do a lot of National Park camping/backpacking. Our camping friends feel like we have "fallen" from the true faith. They would not understand Disney, so I don't try to explain it to them. Those of us here know--It's a feeling when you enter WDW. It's special, it's like entering a dream. It's like being a child again. But all most people think of is the money. Ask someone how much money it would cost to make them feel young and happy, and they wouldn't know. We Disney people know--it costs a bundle! http://disboards.com/images/smilies/teeth.gif

But it's worth every nickel.

01-25-2005, 01:27 PM
Well said dpic.

01-25-2005, 02:01 PM
DW works at our church. Our pastor noticed she was going to be gone a week in February. He asked what we were going to do that week. She told him & he :rolleyes: & said, "Well, imagine that. They're going to Disneyworld again!"

This is the same guy who said, "I'd rather be dragged naked through a rock quarry than go to Disneyworld." :eek:

His wife loves WDW, so he has to go occasionally. :rotfl: