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Old 07-07-2009, 07:49 AM   #1
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Question Would you do a 2nd trip within 2 months of returning?

Need to know if I am insane or not. We returned from a fabulous trip to the world on the 25th of June. Had a GREAT 9 day stay at CSR, used the 4/3 deal and added a few days of course.

We have been going through the typical post Disney depression stuff, LOL, and I started poking around at the free dining offers. Well, I came to realize that we could do another trip before our daughter goes back to school, staying at a value, POP to be exact, 8 nights, with dining, for around $1455! I jokingly said to my wife we should book it, and she said, to my astonishment, do what you want!

OK, that sounds great, but I'm wondering, as I sit here with the deal loaded up on my screen, if anyone has done two trips this close together. If I booked the trip, it would be from August 24th or the 25th, through Sept. 1st or 2nd. (Basically 9 days, 8 nights again). I noticed, when trying to book, the hotel becomes available, then unavailable for certain periods of time, so I'm assuming people are looking, then not booking etc., kind of like me.

With that said, how would you feel about experiencing all the same things, all over again, within such a short period of time? Would it still be fun? Worth the money? Or would you take the 2K you would ultimately spend, and put it towards another vacation next year, possibly staying deluxe? We usually go once per year, and stay at the mods!

Thanks for any thoughts, or comments, and for not calling me insane!!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:55 AM   #2
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I would return within 2 days of a vacation, so perhaps I'm not the best judge, but my thoughts are if you can afford it without taking away from something more imporatant, than I would go for it. Of course, its easy to say that when its not my money
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:57 AM   #3
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Omg, we have done it already 2 times this year and have 2 more trips planned. We always go for FD in September. So, that was booked since 2008. 4/3 deal came out and we went in March. Decided with 4/3 and going in September what the heck lets buy AP's. So, again went in March did buy AP's. Decided we have AP's why don't we go in June....so we did. We have less than 9 weeks and we will be there in September and I'm planning a December trip. We have a 9 and 11 year old and they act like it's their first visit evey year. So, for us doing the same things always has a different experience.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:01 AM   #4
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YES!!! I'd go back in a heart beat if I had the $ and the time. We tend to take DD out of school to go so doing it 2 months apart is out for us. We do go 6 months apart however. As for doing the same thing over again. We have been 15x's now. Never had the same trip twice and still haven't done it all. You could take a more relaxed trip and tour some of the other hotels. Plus seeing you normally stay at a Mod. it would be different staying at a value. Good Luck and go for it!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
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Without a doubt...if we could afford it! DH and I went back of a spur-of-the-moment weekend trip 4 months after the Chrsitmas fmaily vacation. Would have gone again in January!!!

You ever know what next year will bring, so I say take the opportunity if you can afford it! Each trip is a new adventure, making new memories.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:06 PM   #6
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Absolutely! Been there, done that, and got the Mickey t-shirt...and enjoyed every minute of it!
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:32 PM   #7
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Nope, we wouldn't do it. Traveling is a hassle, stopping the mail, getting off work, getting through the airport mess, etc. I would have a hard time getting excited again so soon, heck I would have a hard time washing all of the clothes and re-packing them so soon. My family would hate it. Nope, it just isn't my idea of fun. I would walk around the parks with a "been there, done that" feeling
Also, I could never board the pets again so soon, I feel so bad leaving them as often as we do now.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:40 PM   #8
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Would I do it???? Hmmmmm let me think oh yea I sure would!!.
So far this year I've was in WDW in January, DL in May, WDW in June, going back to WDW in October and then again in December.
Now this is not my normal schedule, but I really wanted to treat myself for my 55th B-Day in January. In May I used my Developer points from purchasing DVC, for Disneyland, I'd never been and this was a great opportunity. In June I took my adult children and my 14 month old grand daughter for her first ever trip, stayed at my home resort, AKV. I had booked my trip for December (my favorite time to go) when my brother asked me to go along with him and his family in October, staying at the Allstar sport and taking advantage of free dining. He's paying for my room so I could not turn it down. He likes me to be his tour guide.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:05 AM   #9
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If you can afford it, go for it! I'm sure there is something that you didn't get to see, so here's your chance. My feeling is that life is very uncertain. If Disney is offering a deal (with dining? Wow!), and you can take advantage of it, I would in a second. That is a fantastic deal and I think I might have to push you out of line to get to it too LOL.
It's funny, but every time we discuss any kind of non-Disney vacation, Disney still winds up weaseling its way into our possibilities. Now you're going to make me go look!
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:07 AM   #10
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One year we were there for Father's Day. In August I found a terrific airfare with SW....just couldn't let it go. So, got a room at POP and headed down less than 2 months after that June trip.
Then, there was the year we went over Labor Day weekend. And I returned for the end of Sept to say goodbye to Pleasure Island..at least as we knew it.
Or the time I went down in early Dec and then returned in mid-Jan.
Obviously I have no problem with returning shortly after one trip.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:11 AM   #11
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If your whole family is behind it, I say, "Why not?"!!! You may have just discovered the cure for the post-Disney blues!!!
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I would! I have gone back within 3 weeks of returning. hehe

Why dont you make this trip a little different? See more resorts...spend more time Downtown or by the pool...etc. Disney can be a whole new trip everytime!
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:19 AM   #13
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ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:20 AM   #14
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You guys are of no help you know!

Seriously, I guess I'm looking to the wrong group to tell me "not" to go!

This is really going to drive me nuts. I really, really, could get into going again, and this "deal" is hanging out there like a carrot just begging me to take it. It's not making it easier that I have the time to take off, my wife doesn't work, so no issue there, and the kids are not back in school until mid Sept.

Doh, decisions, decisons! I'm thinking the only issue I might actually run into is getting dining reservations. I did some poking around on the Disney site, and while there are things available, the pickings look fairly slim if I would want to be choosy on where and what days to eat their.

Thanks again for making me realize I'm not the only looney one out here.
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Old 07-07-2009, 08:24 AM   #15
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Reservatins will come and you can try something different this trip - we were able to make 3 trips in 2 months - my DH had a meeting to help with one trip and we leave again soon - go while you can life is short and those memories are harder to get as they get older.

Go! Enjoy! Then tell us all about it!
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