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Old 05-04-2014, 11:09 PM   #1
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How long is too long?

I know a lot of you will say there is no Disney vacation that is too long , but how long before you are ready to go home and get back to your own comfy bed? We have a 10-day vacation planned (8/29-9/8), and I'm wondering if it's too long ... it probably won't be though

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Old 05-04-2014, 11:26 PM   #2
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Our last 3 trips have been for 10 nights and none of us wanted to go home the last day. If we could afford it, we'd stay longer.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:52 PM   #3
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10 days is not too long for us. That is the most we have done and none of us wanted to go home either. We wish we could do longer too.

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Old 05-05-2014, 12:07 AM   #4
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We have done trips ranging from 9-15 nights. We have determined that 12 nights is the perfect length for us...lol
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:13 AM   #5
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We are currently on day 4 of 18 days. Only 10 of those are in the parks. This is our longest trip to date, but we have done 15 before, and we were ready to go home by the end of it. While we love being here, we just really start to miss aspects of our lives... Like my bed, my pillow, my shower (you get the idea!)

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Old 05-05-2014, 12:54 AM   #6
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I'm usually ready after 10 days.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:03 AM   #7
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I go twice a year, January usually 7-10 days, too short August has crept up from 10-12 days to 14, and I could stay longer. I like having a relaxed vacay, I'm not a park commando, go to parks in the morning, take afternoon break, maybe go back to a park after dinner if we feel like it, have water park days. Etc. The nicest thing about a longer stay, is you can take time to relax, and you're not exhausted by the end.
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Old 05-05-2014, 01:03 AM   #8
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We stayed for 14 days in February. I never want to leave
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Old 05-05-2014, 08:52 AM   #9
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We started with 6 days and it was clearly too short. We moved up to 9 days and they flew by. We have then done 11 days for the last couple of years and still felt it went by too fast. We always get only 4 day tickets and enjoy the resort and other aspects of Disney. Well this year we have bumped it up to 14 days and 7 day park tickets (so we spend less hours at the parks and go shorter periods). We'll see how it goes.

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Old 05-05-2014, 08:53 AM   #10
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We do 10 nights and it's wonderful! We are able to go at our own pace and not worry about rushing around to see everything.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:08 PM   #11
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We've done trips anywhere from 5 nights to 12 nights. After 12 nights I am ready for my own bed! Anything less than that and I don't want to leave.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:44 PM   #12
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We started with 5, went to a week and our last trip was 16, 10 of which were in the park! (Did US & Lego Land as well). Now when I try and make an itinerary, I can't imagine going for less than 14. Our next trip will be 16, 10 in park and then resort, DTD days, etc
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:52 PM   #13
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Depending on where you are coming from, the climate difference may be a contributing factor. I love the sun and humidity but my DH overheats easily.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:59 PM   #14
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We often do 2 weeks. We get 10 day myw with water park and more add on. We usually stay at a house so we can have our space. We only do parks parts of days so it removes a lot of the stress to get it all in. Also more is cheaper. The cost to get there is the same and the ticket prices barely goes up.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:17 PM   #15
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7 days is pretty much our limit. 5-6 is just about perfect for us. After a while, we miss our bed, the comforts of home, and our feet not hurting. I always see people talking about long trips they take and how nice it is to be at the World for 12+ days and in a way, I envy them....I envy their ability to be away from the comforts of home so long and not miss it.
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