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Old 07-07-2009, 10:19 AM   #31
Lovin' life, as his wife.
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Originally Posted by skywaywaver View Post
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!
ETA: You DO realize you asked the worst group of enablers out there, right?

Haha my hubby and I took our first trip (both of us) this past April and we had to squeeze in another 1 day trip in May. He then left in June for a year deployment and we are already planning on his midtour to go again! We are also planning to have family come with us instead of using our vacation time to go see them We have orders to move to Italy next year and we already are planning vacations to Disneyland Paris and planning our trips back to the states and family coming to visit us around Disney.

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April 2009.... ASMo - First time to Disney World for us both! Thanks to military deal!
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:39 AM   #32
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If we could afford we would go...I would go in a second and I think your Daughter would love it.
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Old 07-07-2009, 10:54 AM   #33
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Take a look at my previous trips to see where I stand on this issue! We've done it lots of times, but most recently we went over Thanksgiving 2008 and then again January 16-24, 2009. We're getting ready to leave on Thursday for 8 nights and then we'll go again on October 2. We have NEVER gotten tired of WDW, although lots of our friends think we're crazy!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:02 AM   #34
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Do it! And, if you are thinking of doing this and like the idea of returning that recently after your last trip, you should look into the Disney Vacation Club. Just a thought!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:11 AM   #35
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Another vote for "go for it" here!

I am going with my DH and three DD's for a week in August, then going back in October for 4 nights/5 days with my sister to celebrate my 40th!

I went in August and October in 2007 also.... helped with the leaving WDW Depression in August, knowing that I will be back soon! I expect it will do the same this year!
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Old 07-07-2009, 11:36 AM   #36
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I will not tell you to not do it but we went back for a week only 5 weeks after having just spent a week at WDW in 2003 and the second trip was really starting to have a "been there, done that" feel to it. We still had fun but not as much as if we had waited six months to a year. The main question to ask yourself is: "Did we leave and feel like there was still lots to do and wanted another week or did we feel like we saw most of what we wanted to do and it was starting to feel like it was time to go home soon?" While it might be hard to believe, it is possible to burn out on WDW if you are not careful.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:05 PM   #37
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We went 10 times last year. This year we've only been twice -- just got back a couple of weeks ago, and we have another trip coming near the end of August. So compared to last year, I'm feeling a bit deprived!

If you can't guess, I'd say go, aslong as you can afford it.

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Old 07-07-2009, 12:07 PM   #38
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I've done it a few times- no harm done.
besides the 9 hour drive both ways.
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:11 PM   #39
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Oh yes!

You are asking the wrong group!! We are going twice in one month July 10-12 and July 19-22 LOL Gotta hit both birthdays LOL GO for it!!!!!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #40
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I'm still trying to figure out how we ended up in the Outer Banks instead of WDW at Easter this year. I wasn't sure what to do there. We just sat around on the beach.... and why can't you fastpass the sunrise????

Decided to do 2 weeks at WDW in June to make up for the 1 week we missed at Spring Break!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:12 PM   #41
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Well, we were in Disneyland in April and I knew we needed to go back So off to Florida we go in August Technically these are 2 differenct locations. But oh so Disney!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:30 PM   #42
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This is great!

So funny you posted this. We were there June 10-24, and made a couple of detours to see the shuttle launch. The launch was scrubbed both times, and my husband was sad. About a week after we got home, he got a call asking if he still wanted to see the shuttle launch. The more he thought about it, the more he couldn't resist. The kids and I, however, were not excited about another 12 hr trip. We soon realized, though, that hey, we had converted our tickets to annual passes, and yes, we could stay at POR for just over $100 a night (there are 5 of us). So unless there is another scrub, we will be tacking on two or three more days in the parks about two weeks after getting back! This won't be particularly good for our budget, but we did go with the lowest priced hotel option and we aren't planning any table service meals. This trip will be about as budget-minded as we can make it, but it will still be a few more days with the Mouse!
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:52 PM   #43
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I've been doing this every year since 2005. I think I am crazy but heck it's fun.
2003 - CR
2004 - Disneyland/CR/Shades of Green
2005 - DoubleTree WDW/ POP/ Shades of Green
2006 - CR X 2/ DoubleTree WDW/ POFQ/ Music Resort
2007 - POP X 3/ Double Tree WDW
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2010 - Disneyland/ Doubletree WDW/HBC/ Music Resort
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Old 07-07-2009, 12:54 PM   #44
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In a Heart Beat!!

If the funds were there, I would go as often as possible!

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Old 07-07-2009, 12:59 PM   #45
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Well, yeah I would. If you look at my signature you can see that this year, we've been quite a few times.

We did 3 nights in March, 4 nights in April, then I did a solo trip for 5 nights at the end of April beginning of May, plus we did 7 nights this June. Plus in Sept. 08 we went for 5 nights and I also went for 4 nights with DD9 in Nov. 08.

The family is now saying no more trips this year but I'd sure like to get one more in before our AP's expire. Since DH says no, I'm guessing that won't happen.

Each time we go, I try to plan one or two things that we haven't done before so we have something new to look forward to.
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