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Old 02-28-2010, 07:40 AM   #16
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...."We will go anywhere you want as long as you're paying."

I love this one!!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 01:10 PM   #17
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I am lucky because my boss loves Disney even more than I do and about 8 of my co-workers have been to Disney in the past year so we are all Disney lovers. I am surrounded by people that get it.

I think that some people just don't realize how truly affordable Disney can be. People think that you have to pay $10,000 on a trip which you easily can but you can also do it very economically too. I am a single mom (who gets nothing in child support from my ex) and have one son and I am able to do a Disney trip for about $1,500 total. Disney is affordable for everyone - you just have to look really hard sometimes to find the best deals and the Disboards are awesome for tips.

Some people just don't get how Disney takes away ones cares and worries for the time you are there and that you can just enjoy being a family together. It truly is a magical place.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:34 PM   #18
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my family has been to disney world 14 times, and we've always gotten people that bug us about it. we just tell them that we absolutely love it and we never get bored of it (especially since there is so much to do there and it's always changing). we love disney and see it as a great thing that has brought us closer as a family... in other words, for me, it is when i am happiest. if people still question it, i just ignore them; obviously they don't understand, and so there's no point in trying to show them exactly what i mean. don't let it bug you... disney is awesome, and there's plenty of people out there just like you who feel the same way!
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:40 PM   #19
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Who cares what they say or what people think, if they say that they are in the category of people that simply DO NOT GET IT!!!!!!! We say we go every other year because we are building traditions and memories with our kids and because, yup, we LOVE Disney! I feel sorry for people who DON'T GET IT!
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:44 PM   #20
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Most people don't get it..just like DisneyDoc5 said!

So, I don't even bother explaining it anymore. I just say "Yup, we are" and leave it at that.

We just got back last weekend from our second trip in just under 6 months. My husband just took 10 days off in August to go again. We have gone at least annually since 1996. Its an obsession and that works for us!
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Most people don't get it..just like DisneyDoc5 said!

So, I don't even bother explaining it anymore. I just say "Yup, we are" and leave it at that.

We just got back last weekend from our second trip in just under 6 months. My husband just took 10 days off in August to go again. We have gone at least annually since 1996. Its an obsession and that works for us!
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I get it alot from friends and family too. At this point I simply say we go because it makes us happy and that is the end of the conversation. They can go where they want for vacation and we will go to WDW!!
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:25 PM   #23
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Doesn't it just burn you that folks who haven't been are the most negative about Disney? My MIL wonders constantly out loud (usually at family gatherings) why we keep going back....grrrrr

I think I'll just try the response - "Yes, we are" next time!
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Old 02-28-2010, 10:27 PM   #24
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Im glad to know Im not the only one! Most of the "your crazy" looks come from several friends who have gone multiple times since I've known them. After a little investigation, I find that they have gone with 10+ people and take on Disney commando style, coming home with memories of being stressed. I just smile and say it was one of the most relaxing vacations we have ever had (thanks to the DISboards) and we've booked another one 11-10
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Most people don't get it..just like DisneyDoc5 said!

So, I don't even bother explaining it anymore. I just say "Yup, we are" and leave it at that.

We just got back last weekend from our second trip in just under 6 months. My husband just took 10 days off in August to go again. We have gone at least annually since 1996. Its an obsession and that works for us!
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Doesn't it just burn you that folks who haven't been are the most negative about Disney? My MIL wonders constantly out loud (usually at family gatherings) why we keep going back....grrrrr I think I'll just try the response - "Yes, we are" next time!



Yes! The never-been-to-Disney people are the worst!! Anytime DH tells MIL about a recent trip (And mind you, he always speaks glowingly of WDW), she always has the same response: "It sounds like an absolute nightmare." You'd think for the sake of the kids (Who are always present went DH is telling MIL a Disney story), she'd at least fake it.
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With our friends and families, they now just assume there is a plan in the works and are surprised if we don't have upcoming plans to go to Disney, even if we have just returned. They are the ones usually asking "When's the next time your going?"
Everyone just knows that we are Disney vacationers and its accepted.

We are also the goto people for others who are thinking about going for the first time. DH gets lots of questions from co-workers, though I must say, I rarely hear them ever actually taking the trip. Lots of we are thinking about ...
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I just smile and say "yep, we are Disney freaks" and leave it at that.
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How you handle the "You're going to Disney again?" people?
YES!. . .Heck yeah!. . .Jealous?. . .simple head nod. . .

all seem to work pretty well. Some people just will never get understand so it's not really worth explaining.
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Doesn't it just burn you that folks who haven't been are the most negative about Disney? My MIL wonders constantly out loud (usually at family gatherings) why we keep going back....grrrrr

I think I'll just try the response - "Yes, we are" next time!
Who cares what she thinks, I have finally stopped caring about my passive agressive MIL and her comments, she is just jealous that you are happy, which includes having fun at Disney with her son and grandchildren. My 30's have become a much happier time just allowing myself to feel comfortable and confident about what we do, how we do it, etc. and if people don't like it, their problem. It may sound rude, and I am not rude, I just am old enough to know that our lives are too short to explain everything I do to people who don't agree. We know what we like, we are happy, and Disney is a big part of it.
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We are on our 3rd trip so far and we prefer not to tell anyone anymore for that reason..we roll our eyes at the "oh my your going again!" response..

So what if we love Disney..its our Happiest Place on Earth..when we really want quality family time we head to Disney.
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