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Old 03-01-2010, 11:56 AM   #31
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That's ok, I get that all the time. They're just jealous! ;-)
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Old 03-01-2010, 12:53 PM   #32
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My mom is the most annoying, she makes comments like "Well, hopefully you'll brother will take his kids to *insert more important vacation spot here* someday. Yeah ok, I get it. This isn't the grand canyon or mt. rushmore but you know what? I don't want to go to those places right now!! I love the magical family time right now and I will never get another chance to have this time with my kiddos again. And in all honesty when I'm older, I'll keep going!! You have to do what makes you happy.

Nobody else really says anything except maybe comments about it being expensive, which I assure them it does not have to be.

In all honesty it bothers me for about .45 seconds before I realize I HAVE AN AMAZING time there and they just don't get it. Stinks to be them
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:25 PM   #33
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My mom is the most annoying, she makes comments like "Well, hopefully you'll brother will take his kids to *insert more important vacation spot here* someday. Yeah ok, I get it. This isn't the grand canyon or mt. rushmore but you know what? I don't want to go to those places right now!! I love the magical family time right now and I will never get another chance to have this time with my kiddos again. And in all honesty when I'm older, I'll keep going!! You have to do what makes you happy.

Nobody else really says anything except maybe comments about it being expensive, which I assure them it does not have to be.

In all honesty it bothers me for about .45 seconds before I realize I HAVE AN AMAZING time there and they just don't get it. Stinks to be them

thank you. I once had someone say. There's a lot of world out there (in other words why are you limiting yourself). We've been to other plasces and perhaps will get out west one day.

But here's the deal. As with all families, life is insane (wonderful and blessed and terrific, but insane). There are always places to go, people to please, home work to be done, Doctors appointments to go do, work deadlines, laundry, dirty dishes, dogs to take care of......

Disney is our one time a year where we escape from all of that and just be.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:46 PM   #34
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I haaaaate when people would ask me this! Mostly it was my own mother. The people at work thankfully learned to accept that I was crazy over Disney and just learned that when they wanted to go they knew who to ask questions. I no longer work there and they are constantly calling/texting/emailing me questions about deals and what not lol.

As for my mother before we had children I don't think she understood why we wanted to go. My husband and I had only gone twice before we were married, but we loved it. Each time she asked I'd say because we like it, we can go on the cheap, and it's fun and we're not here!

My friends I'm sure think about why we go to Disney so often but they don't really say anything. Personally they might be a little jealous cause we're always going somewhere every year and now with our kids it will definitely be Disney every year till they are old enough to ask for a different place to go lol.

We recently bought into DVC because my husband and I love going to Disney and we want to be able to bring our children till they give us grandchildren and then bring them. When they decide they don't want to go the hubby and I are more then happy going on our own to enjoy time together. There's just so much to do at Disney that it's not all rides and games. You can have such a relaxing getaway that I just don't think people realize this. We haven't even told our parents we purchased into the DVC because we just don't want the questions of "why?"

So to all those "why are you going again" people I say "so what... where are you going... the lake down the street oh woo hoo" LOL

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Old 03-01-2010, 01:56 PM   #35
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Even more comments without kids!

We live in Arizona so we get to Disneyland more of than Disneyworld, but we still go to one or the other about once a year. Since we're emptynesters now we really catch a lot of guff when just my DH and I go...which is most of the time anymore. People seemed to sorta understand it when we traveled with our kids (and we didn't go as often then) Many people really think we've reverted to some former childhood or something! However, for just an adult couple (we own a timeshare) it's a relatively inexpensive trip and besides, as my husband says, it's our money and we'll spend it how we want! This year we're actually going just DH and I to DLR in May and WDW with DD, Dsil, and grandsons in December...so, I'm sure we'll hear all about it
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:05 PM   #36
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My parents go on at least one cruise every year (this year they went on a 7 day cruise, stayed in Fl for a week and then went on a 10 day cruise) - so they have no right to give me a hard time.

I get it most from my best friend. She is very anti all things Disney and just doesn't get it. She hates "manufactured" fun. So whateves, I let her give me a hard time, I roll my eyes and then complain to my husband afterward. It has worked for us for many years.
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Old 03-01-2010, 02:25 PM   #37
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We live in Arizona so we get to Disneyland more of than Disneyworld, but we still go to one or the other about once a year. Since we're emptynesters now we really catch a lot of guff when just my DH and I go...which is most of the time anymore. People seemed to sorta understand it when we traveled with our kids (and we didn't go as often then) Many people really think we've reverted to some former childhood or something! However, for just an adult couple (we own a timeshare) it's a relatively inexpensive trip and besides, as my husband says, it's our money and we'll spend it how we want! This year we're actually going just DH and I to DLR in May and WDW with DD, Dsil, and grandsons in December...so, I'm sure we'll hear all about it
We get the same thing. We're a young couple without kids and people think we should just be hitting party spots around the world and it is sooooo not our scene. Some people even think it's weird [in a creepy way] that we go to Disney without kids that's really when it upsets me but I just let it go. It makes us happy to heck with anyone else lol
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:11 PM   #38
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My parents go on at least one cruise every year (this year they went on a 7 day cruise, stayed in Fl for a week and then went on a 10 day cruise) - so they have no right to give me a hard time.

I get it most from my best friend. She is very anti all things Disney and just doesn't get it. She hates "manufactured" fun. So whateves, I let her give me a hard time, I roll my eyes and then complain to my husband afterward. It has worked for us for many years.
LOL @ "manufactured" fun. Isn't that kind of the point of escapism? I find that the silliest argument againist Disney. Of course it's fake -- that's the whole point! You go on vacation to get away. Besides, who cares if the execution is manufactured if the resulting emotions are real?

As to the OP, I just say it makes me happy and leave it at that. FTMP, I find that people who go to Disney once (a real trip -- not a weekend commando visit) tend to understand the allure as most are planning their second trips.
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:01 AM   #39
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I got with " Don't hate me cuz u ain't me"...

I think that my family at least feels it is insanely expensive. However if you add up all you spend for a week at the beach and all you do extra to keep yourself occupied it is probably way more compareable than they think!

Our kids are little(6 and under), it is just a place we all find FUN and EXCITING. I do want to go to lots of other places but not until my kids will enjoy them too!! (And we will probably also go to Disney then too!!)

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Old 03-02-2010, 09:15 AM   #40
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We just booked our third trip for this April...we aren't telling the girls this time until the day we leave...SHHHH!!! So I went to work dying to talk about it....my friend says "Again?"..and smiles and shakes her head...I say "YES!!!" and giggle and nod my head.....she doesn't get it, but that's okay, 'cause you all do!!!
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Old 03-06-2010, 08:45 AM   #41
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My parents go on at least one cruise every year (this year they went on a 7 day cruise, stayed in Fl for a week and then went on a 10 day cruise) - so they have no right to give me a hard time.

I get it most from my best friend. She is very anti all things Disney and just doesn't get it. She hates "manufactured" fun. So whateves, I let her give me a hard time, I roll my eyes and then complain to my husband afterward. It has worked for us for many years.
Seriously, 'manufactured' fun, so all of us CRAZY people who think that is a REAL Castle, and a REAL mouse, and a REAL princess, and a REAL pirate, etc can go to our 'crazy' place and have fun without all the people who don't allow any fantasy or fun into their lives! So sad for them, the 'manufactured' fun is the fantasy and magic of Disney, it is why we all love it and go in the first place, to escape our 'real' lives, be kids again, and have fun! My kids are so happy because I allow them and myself to use our imaginations, believe in Santa, Mickey, enjoy life, it's to short!
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I get that too. I say, "Yes, I'm a Disneyaholic. I guess my kids could do worse than having a mother who wants to take them to Disney all the time!" Everyone laughs and agrees with me. We actually do vacation elsewhere as well. Just last year, we also visited Hershey/Gettysburg, Washington D.C. and Williamsburg. So I make sure they get a little bit of "historical" vacations mixed in with the fun.
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I get it constantly.... friends that tell me there's other places in this world to see other than Disney, etc..... but no other place gives you that magical feeling It's so hard to explain to non-Disney die-hards I'm so sad that we're not going this year , well, unless we are getting more back than anticipated on our taxes There's no place I'd rather be with my family and they feel the same way
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We've actually stopped telling people where we're going until we come back. We do that for all our vacations. We are blessed to be able to take vacations and I'm very greatful but I can't deal with the Debby-downers who want to make me feel guilty.

Our holiday card this year was us at Disney. Last month a friend came up (who'd gotten the card) and said "You went to Disney?" I just said, "yes, we had a good time" and left it at that. I could feel the negativity and daggers. I don't brag in front of people and I don't need people to make me feel guilty about my vacations.
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