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Old 05-05-2014, 04:48 PM   #16
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Wow, i feel like a downer..after 5 days, we are at eachothers' throats.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:54 PM   #17
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We did 9 our first trip and it was too long. We did 7 nights this past trip and it was juuuuust right.

DH and I love long vacations, but Disney wasn't what we're used to. We'll stick to 7 nights from now on. And save the long ones for other destinations.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:03 PM   #18
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Unless I'm on another continent, the most my family is willing to commit to is 7 days and that does seem like a sufficient amount of time to be in close quarters with the whole bunch.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:03 PM   #19
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We've only done 2 trips, first was 15 nights, 2nd 18 nights. next trip is 21 nights but split between WDW and Universal, probably 15/6 or something like that. Never really miss home to be honest, too busy having fun But because we go for a long time, we can take it much easier and don't rush around. When your airfare is as much as some peoples entire vacation (albeit a shorter vacation) it's more economical to stay longer
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:06 PM   #20
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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
We did a 17 day trip once and it was blissful. We never once missed home (except our pup). We had just such an amazing time. We had ten days in the parks, days at the water parks, and then down days. People can't believe we were there for that long but it was just perfect for us Would feel sad if I ever did a seven day (especially with first and last day as travel days)..
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:52 PM   #21
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We do 18 days. Last year it was a 5 day disney cruise followed by Disney. This year it is 5 days at universal and the rest at Disney. I never want to go home. Ever! We do every park twice except AK and both of the water parks twice. Plus arrival day we do DTD do some shopping and eat.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:56 PM   #22
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My magic number is 10. It's ample time to do everything that we want without having to rush. In 2012 we were "stranded" for 3 extra days due to Superstorm Sandy and I was maxed out. The 11th day wasn't bad but by the 12th I was ready to just sit around the resort all day long while doing not a thing (we went to Epcot).
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We've only done 2 trips, first was 15 nights, 2nd 18 nights. next trip is 21 nights but split between WDW and Universal, probably 15/6 or something like that. Never really miss home to be honest, too busy having fun But because we go for a long time, we can take it much easier and don't rush around. When your airfare is as much as some peoples entire vacation (albeit a shorter vacation) it's more economical to stay longer
Air is a big part of it. Dh figures if we are paying that much for air might as well stay. I'm in the us but it is a big expense still.
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Air is a big part of it. Dh figures if we are paying that much for air might as well stay. I'm in the us but it is a big expense still.
I agree with you and Pad406

This is one of the reasons we do long stays too. We go once a year which has varied between 11- 16 month gaps between. But the cost of airfare makes it not worth going unless we do it once and do it well. Our shortest trip was 15 nights. We average around 16-17 nights and due to our return flights being canceled we are there 20 nights this year.

The 17 night mark was perfect for us. I can't say we were desperate to go home but we weren't too upset about leaving. Last trip we had 18 nights and by the last 2 days I was ready to go home, not because it wasnt' fun but I was just ready to be home. I was really sick on that trip and can't tell if that played a part but I wont intentionally book one quite as long as this upcoming trip again - at least not for a while. Not sure I could afford it again any time soon
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:57 PM   #25
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Our trip coming up is 17 days and previous was 14,28,16 you get the idea. I could not do less then 10.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:54 PM   #26
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12 nights is perfect for us. Leisurely time in the parks, no feeling like we are missing out if we want to head back for a nap, plus a couple of days for hanging at the pool and relaxing.
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I've done 7, 9 and 16 day trips. I think 12 days is ideal for me. My coming October/November trip is 11 days only because flights 2 or 3 days more would increase in cost by over $400.
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Old 05-05-2014, 11:06 PM   #28
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My longest trip so far has been 11 days and it wasn't too long. I think my limit would be about 14 days.
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Old 05-06-2014, 12:31 AM   #29
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We have done 7 and 9 and 7 was too short..we are doing 9 again..time off work and finances make it hard. Last time was an RCI trade so cheaper. I think I could do 14 easily ...
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Old 05-06-2014, 06:04 AM   #30
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We stay 21 nights and it is just right. We are ready to come home on the last day but loved every minute of it.
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