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Old 02-12-2013, 04:01 AM   #1
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Is there something wrong with me?

I am obsessed with returning to WDW. We came back from our first trip in November and I have worked out that (being realistic) we can't afford to go back until the Summer of 2016.

It was the best holiday I have ever had and I want to repeat the experience. I have already decided that we would add a trip to Universal, Seaworld and Busch Gardens next time.

I started planning my 2012 trip in January 2009, so that countdown was loooong. This countdown starts today and currently stands at:
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:02 AM   #2
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always good to have something to save for , happy planning xx
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:07 AM   #3
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It was the best holiday I have ever had and I want to repeat the experience.
But will it be as good if you don't meet me again?

Perfectly normal, nothing wrong with you. Dr wayneg.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:07 AM   #4
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Nothing wrong with you.
It's addictive,there's nothing quite like it!

It's just a shame it's so many pennies.
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:12 AM   #5
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But will it be as good if you don't meet me again?

Perfectly normal, nothing wrong with you. Dr wayneg.
Lol Wayne - the amount of times you go to WDW, it would be a miracle not to meet you again.

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Nothing wrong with you.
It's addictive,there's nothing quite like it!

It's just a shame it's so many pennies.
True. I am aiming to save £7000, which is what it cost last time. As we won't be able to go in October, we will save on MNSSHP and MVMCP but I would like to do Universal etc next time. My heart is set on OKW too, so no cheap deals for me
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Old 02-12-2013, 04:41 AM   #6
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I kinda know the feeling.

Been planning this upcoming trip (like you staying at okw in a 1 bed villa can't wait ) for over two years and that has felt like a lifetime .

But now im down to under 4 months, actually 110 days today we go to gatwick .

But I know that we will be wanting to go again when we come back but the cost of going all the way out to Florida with two kids can be expensive. We won't be able to do it again for another 3 years ourselves but hubby has told me that when I do come back I should come back on these boards and start planning to keep me motivated and happy.

It seems silly as we haven't even done this holiday in june yet and im thinking about how sad I will feel when I come back but I know I will so better to be prepared. I can sympathise with how you must be feeling.

I think once you have been bitten by the Disney bug that's it . Just think all the planning will pay off and although the first year or so may seem like a long time the last year will fly by, plus you never know what may happen in the mean time and you could win some money (lottery etc ) and then could get there quicker.
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:05 AM   #7
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We came back from our last trip June 12' and realistically we wont be going back until August 2015 Its so hard sometimes,its like an ache! we even do dummy bookings Its only now that i feel i can start DISing again(oh this sounds so sad).I used to walk the dog to the edge of the Manchester Airport runway and watch the Virgin flight take off,but i cant even do that anymore.
Basically most of us here sympathise
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Old 02-12-2013, 05:37 AM   #8
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It's never too early to start planning
I love to read others TRs to give me a little Disney fix in between trips
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:12 AM   #9
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We last visited Sept 2010, and I'm hoping we can make it back in Sept 2014. Money is very tight at the moment, but in Aug 2013 we suddenly become £500 per month better off.......guess where it's all going!!!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:19 AM   #10
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I am obsessed with returning to WDW. We came back from our first trip in November and I have worked out that (being realistic) we can't afford to go back until the Summer of 2016.

It was the best holiday I have ever had and I want to repeat the experience. I have already decided that we would add a trip to Universal, Seaworld and Busch Gardens next time.

I started planning my 2012 trip in January 2009, so that countdown was loooong. This countdown starts today and currently stands at:
Relax, I've never met anyone who doesn't come back plotting and planning their next trip!

We are off to WDW in October and every day I log on to the WDW website just to see another day drop off the countdown! We may not be able to go again next year (lots of personal issues going on that may affect us financially) but already, we're trying to work out how we can find a way to go. As soon as the 2014 holidays go up in April, we'll be on there, pricing it up and trying to figure it all out.

We've already decided that we should probably upgrade our tickets to AP's in October (because that's one less thing we'd have to pay for if we can go in 2014!) My philosophy is there is no harm in looking and planning how you can make your next trip to the magic happen!
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:36 AM   #11
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It looks like I'm in good company

The kids would like a beach holiday in the sun but that would easily cost £2500 for a family of 5 in the summer holidays. Spending that on going to Spain or Greece would feel like wasted money. Financially, we are an 'either / or' family. We can't afford to have it all ways and we will be holidaying in a caravan in the UK until 2016. Until then, I will be reading trippies, doing countless dummy bookings and watching the Disney ads wistfully.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:39 AM   #12
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I know what you mean! I lived in Florida for a year two times, and I've been on holiday 3 times now, and I still can't get enough Our last one was sept 2012 and I didn't think we could do one in several years, mainly because of our upcoming wedding next year. But we both want a small budget wedding, and we both want our honeymoon in WDW. So we've been making a budget and are saving where we can, by having swapped to cheaper brands in our groceryshopping etc, and we've worked out that we can have our WDW honeymoon

We've saved a lot of money by using a site called www.mysupermarket.co.uk. So I would recommend looking into that to help the savings Basically it's a site where you can do online shopping in ASDA, Tesco, Sainsburys etc, but I use it to find offers and cheaper deals as I prefer to go to the store myself. I'll just fill the basket with the items I want, and it'll tell me if there's a similar product that's cheaper or if they have a multibuy offer. When I'm done filling the shopping cart, I'll just write down the products I've ended up with, and go to ASDA and get it.

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Old 02-12-2013, 06:46 AM   #13
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Welcome to the Wdw addiction, its a terrible but enjoyable habit!I seem to be obsessed with going back for a few months then it wears off and then comes back again... We agreed we def wouldn't be going again after the last trip and then a moment of weakness a few months back and we're off in 88days lol
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:13 AM   #14
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[QUOTE=MrRomance;47481131]Relax, I've never met anyone who doesn't come back plotting and planning their next trip!

We are off to WDW in October and every day I log on to the WDW website just to see another day drop off the countdown!

how do you do this ?? where do you get a countdown on wdw website ?/ i want to see mine !!!
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:28 AM   #15
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You can only see you're WDW site countdown if you booked your holiday through them. If not you can always just get a ticker in your signature

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