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Old 12-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #46
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I like an 8-9 day trip. First and last are semi-lost to travel.
Although, my favorite memories for a trip came from a 4 nighter I set up with my kids to celebrate my b'day a few years back.

Frequency depends on the year. We're DVC so some years we have plenty of points to book nights, other years we're point-poor and need to wait. Try to time our stays with special events such as graduations and sweet 16s
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:00 PM   #47
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We generally go about every 2-3 years. It just kind of depends on what else is going on in our lives, if they have any special deals going on, etc.

Generally we stay one week, but our last trip (in May) we were only there 4 days. We were there specifically for Star Wars weekend to meet up with someone else. Also, I took a 3 day trip in September with my brother (adult) but not my husband and kids...that was a very unusual situation (for us) though.
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:10 PM   #48
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we usually go at least 2 times per year for 10-11 days, sometimes we will try to squeeze in a couple of smaller trips in between. also, we have dvc annual passes, so I like to try and get my money's worth
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:17 PM   #49
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We been in 2007, 2008, and just returned.

2007, we stayed a week with 6 days in the parks
2008, My son and I stayed 6 days with 5 days in the parks
This year we were there from Nov.27-Dec.6th and had 8 days in the parks.

Looking to return in the next two-three years
Just returned from a wonderful 10 day Disney Dream Vacation
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Old 12-08-2012, 06:23 PM   #50
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We've been going every year ... and are going again in May.

We stay for a week, off-site.

We're going to take a break in 2014, though. Hubby wants a beach vacation for a change! In return, I get to plan a Christmas trip for 2015!!!

I have always wanted to go to Disney in December! So I think that's a pretty fair trade.
Kelly - Mom of 4 (2 in college & 2 still at home)

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2/11 - 3/12 - 5/13 - 5/14 - 8/14 - Planning: 1/15 - 5/15 - 8/15 - 12/15

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Old 12-08-2012, 10:49 PM   #51
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Nice days was our standard trip, for years. This year we did a one week trip, and it seemed about right. After 11 years as DVC owners and close to 30 trips, I guess we are a little burnt out.

In 2013, the plan is a week at Oceanside CA, then five nights at VGC. We haven't seen World of Color, so that is something new to look forward to!
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:57 PM   #52
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since 1993, stay on site between 7-10 nights.

the past 2 years have stayed 8 nights/9 days.

some years have made additional trips there.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:06 PM   #53
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A few week long trips when we were living in Florida. Now once a year hopefully. We have 7 nights coming up.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:17 PM   #54
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Our first trip was 7 days and we wanted more badly. Every trip since has been 10-12 days. I cant imagine more than nine months going by without us going down, but i suspect trips may get shorter now that we own DVC. Plus we got the kids with endless sports schedules so its tougher to clear lots of days.

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Old 12-09-2012, 05:14 AM   #55
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We will be there for 11 nights and hope that is enough time to see everything.
1 day at Animal Kingdom
1 day at Hollywood Studios
2 days at Magic Kingdom including Disney's Very Merry Christmas Party
2 days at Epcot
1 day enjoying our resort, The Wilderness Lodge
2 days to resort hop
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:03 AM   #56
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I went as much as possible when I lived in Central Florida, but then moved back home (PA) and hadn't gone since 2007 until our 2012 trip. Waaaaaay too long!

Well in the process of planning our 2012 trip, we bought DVC sight unseen and planned our trip with that instead. We knew that we wanted to go regularly. Our 2012 trip was 8 nights (split stay 5 nights BLT 1 BR Lake View, 3 nights AKV 1 BR Savannah View).

We planned ahead and bought annual passes for our January 2013 trip, which will be 9 nights. 7 nights at Boardwalk Villas in a 1 BR standard view, plus two nights at "home" Kidani 1 BR Savannah View booked on AP discount.

After this trip, we will be out of points for a while, but our plan is to take a "big" trip every 18 months-2 years... after our upcoming trip, the soonest we will be back is Fall of 2014...maybe for Food and Wine?

Unless we add on more points...
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:18 AM   #57
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In an 8 year stretch we were going 2-3 times a year. Once we did 4 trips on an annual pass. Our trips have varied between 3 to 10 park days. Our usual trip has been 6 park days. We would do MK & EPCOT twice and DHS and AK once.

Now that the kids are 17 & 18 and our cars have seen better days, our trips are less frequent. We haven't been since May 2011. I keep the dream alive by DISing and listening to Disney music at work. The hardest part is I have a lot of co-workers that are Disney junkies.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:17 AM   #58
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We go probably every 3-4 months. Typically just a weekend trip!
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:21 AM   #59
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:11 AM   #60
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Every 1-2 years, with visits ranging from a week to ten days. I prefer the longer trips! Gives you more time to slow down and relax if you want to!
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