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Old 12-07-2012, 09:30 PM   #16
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Every other year we buy season passes, during that year we go 3-4 times in that year. The most days in a year was 31 days on property. We buy our plane tickets as far out in advance as we can, usually for our family of 4 costs us 800.00 RT from Milwaukee. If we get a studio we do the dining plan, if we get a 1 or 2 BR then we get groceries delivered.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:32 PM   #17
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Lately its been twice a year for 10-15 days at a time. Usually its 2 weeks.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:37 PM   #18
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Unfortunately I can only get there once a year for 3 nights or so. I think last year I stayed for four nights. Usually go around Christmastime. But I am grateful for even that short amount of time!

Just got back from my trip last week and booked a flight to tag along with my sister and nieces in January! It will be another short trip (3 days) but I am lucky to be going back again so soon
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:42 PM   #19
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Every other year for about 5 nights. We like to go less to be able to afford a nicer resort.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:43 PM   #20
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I have a 10 year old that has been on 7 trips, so we usually go about every year to year and a half. We live in Atlanta, so we don't feel the need to stay a long time like other posters. We usually drive down on Saturday and then drive back on Friday or Saturday. Six full days seems plenty to me and we usually take one of those days off in the middle.
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:13 PM   #21
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4 visits thus far. Total trip is usually 8 days, 7 nights. That gives us a DTD evening upon arrival, 6 park days and a checkout day/departure flight. We might gun for longer in 2013
Now if I can figure out cheaper airfare...

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Old 12-07-2012, 11:09 PM   #22
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Once a year for 14 or 15 nights each trip. I know is sounds crazy expensive, but we always go during off season and usually stay at a value (with free dining for the last four years). With the pricing structure for passes designed to make it a better deal to stay longer, it just makes it too easy for junkies like us to stay two weeks at a time.

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Old 12-07-2012, 11:23 PM   #23
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We tend to go every two or three years and stay five or six nights. We get tired of WDW and are usually ready to go home by then. We like to stay at the deluxe resorts in the low crowd period. So we can a lot done in that amount of time.

We like to go to other places beside WDW.
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:24 PM   #24
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Once a year for a week.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:21 AM   #25
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We are trying for once every 12-18 months. However I am a Disney travel agent now so I have a feeling it's going to become more often. As a kid I know we stayed up to two weeks. DH and I (and recently kids) have stayed eight nights, five, seven, next trip will be eleven.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:28 AM   #26
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We say only once a year, but this year we are going twice, and DH is talking about twice next year. We usually stay for 10 days.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:33 AM   #27
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About every two to three years we go for 5/6 days. Although, this year we (dh and I) went for an extended weekend - 4 days. Our next trip in 2014 will be our 15 yr anniversary. I'm hoping for an 8 - 10 day trip.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:30 AM   #28
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We like to do Disney SOMETHING every year or every other year, be it WDW or a Disney Cruise. But for now, it's whenever we can afford it ^_^

We like staying the longer the better! We've stayed 4 - 6 nights usually
We could probably stay longer if we didn't like Moderate resorts so much!

Our goal is to stay for 2 weeks sometime
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:09 AM   #29
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We live pretty nearby so we go for a day, at least once a month. Plus, a couple times a year we like to get a hotel and have a mini staycation for about 3 nights at a time (generally for birthdays.)
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:14 AM   #30
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We usually go once every year for 5 or 6 nights. This year we went twice to make up for not being able to go last year due to the birth of our son though LOL!
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PORx2/CBRx2 as a kid and then...Sept 2009 - CBRMay 2010 - CBRMarch 2012 - ASMu, POFQSept 2012 - AKV KidaniJuly 2013- AKV Jambo/BCVMay 2014 -CBR Next up...Thanksgiving 2014 - Pop Century!
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