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Old 01-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #46
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Originally Posted by Kwaschitz View Post
In one calendar year, 2... in a 12 month period, 3.
That's the same for me too. 3 times in 12 months was the year we bought annual passes.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #47
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we went twice last year,and gave been ten tines in total since 2005.

we live in the UK so our trips have ranged from 12 nights (once),14 nights,15 nights (once).

this year,sadly back to one visit- but it's 17 nights.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:12 PM   #48
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Originally Posted by Yoshi View Post
That's the same for me too. 3 times in 12 months was the year we bought annual passes.
That's what we just did. People think we are crazy.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:25 PM   #49
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People think we are nuts. We've been four times in the past 24 months. Honestly many people can't afford it, although we have some tricks that save us money.

When you look at how most people tour the parks (standing in hour long lines all day) you can see why many people don't like Disney.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:26 PM   #50
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We usually average 3 to 4 trips a year. One year we did do 5 trips & that was the year we had 3 trips in planning stages. The ADR's were kinda confusing tho, lol. Someone would say 'when are we eating at ------', and I would answer 'no, that's not this trip'.
When people ask how we afford it we just tell them we have AP's and go when there is a good deal going on. I travel with my dd & her two children but we usually split the bill down the middle so it's not like one family having to pay for everything.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:34 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by MUFFYCAT View Post
I hear it all the time- Why go to Disney again?

You know what? It's my vacation, my money and my family, so leave your opinion to yourself.
Next time they ask, give them the Disney link and tell them to go figure it out. Those are the same people that go camping or to the beach, same spot every year.
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:39 PM   #52
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3 is usual for us for WDW. We buy an AP and go during that span.
Then move to DLR for the next year and the most there is 5.

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Old 01-23-2013, 01:45 PM   #53
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I went with my dad and stepmom back in late November of 1994. My sister and niece wanted to go, but my niece was in her last year of high school and couldn't take off. So we knew we'd be going back in the summer.

We did go in June of 1995. Then, when we got off the plane coming home from that trip, my other sister who met us at the airport gleefully said, "My hubby says I can take a trip with you, can we go to Disney in December?" I went back to the travel agent, sighing but happy to be planning another trip.

So, December 1994, June 1995, and December 1995 - three trips in 12 months. By the third trip, even I was slightly bored with "been there, done that", but only slightly, and it was tons of fun to see my sister experience it for the first time.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:20 PM   #54
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In 2011, dh & I went 5 times --the kids 4. Last year it was 4 times. This year we are on track to go 4-5 times again.

when we lived in Ohio it was 2x a year.. now that we are outside of Atlanta, the drive is easier...and owning DVC helps too.
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:29 PM   #55
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I get to go a few days a month on quick little day trips, pretty much on a whim since I'm 20ish minutes away. I do have to admit, I'm kind of jealous of everyone that gets to stay in the hotels and make the reservations so far in advance. I think it'd be fun to experience!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #56
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Originally Posted by clareita View Post
I love WDW, and I love DLR even more, but I also love seeing other places. For those of you who visit WDW multiple times of year every year, do you ever take other vacations? The world is a big place and I want to make sure my children see more of it than just WDW and home. I've taken them to WDW and DLR many times, but I've also taken them to New York, Chicago, San Diego, Denver, the Grand Canyon, and this summer we went to Italy. The world has so many marvels - why limit yourself to one place?
Besides our multiple trips to WDW/DCL that I previously posted above, in 2012 we also went on a Holland America cruise to the southern Caribbean, went to New Orleans and to Sanibel Island, Florida. WDW/DCL is still my favorite.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:10 PM   #57
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Ummm..... Every Weekend?

In reality as a kid I typically went once a year every year. My family then purchased a condo right outside Disney and then we started to go about 3/4 times a year. I now go to college in Tampa and I have an AP so .... basically 3/4 weekends I spend a day there.
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:13 PM   #58
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most trips in one year 5. With our first AP we spent 42 days at Disney that year! This year we got in 5 trips too but I didn't count how many days!

I've actually tried to get DD not to tell people we've been to Disney 14 times since 2007 - they always give us that look!!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:17 PM   #59
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I have 3 DVC trips this year - March BLT, August VGC (California D23), December BWV.
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I went twice this month already for a 5 day total
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