Disney World: How often/how long do you stay?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by rainbowdog, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. Shir Kahn

    Shir Kahn DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2006
    Once or twice a year and we try to go for at least 10 days. We've stayed as long as 30 days in the past.
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  3. justakrazymom

    justakrazymom DIS Veteran

    Jun 28, 2006
    We have been going every 12-13 months now for 2 years ( was 11 year between the last trip before that).. we went for 11 then 13 and the next trip will be 14 days.
  4. KorieDWnut

    KorieDWnut <font color=darkcoral>Known to be the cranky perso

    Jul 31, 2007
    we used to always go for 5 days and this year we decided 5 was too short, so we stayed for 7.

    For MY family, 7 was too long. My husband is not a planner, and I am. So we clashed quite a bit this trip. :(

    I could handle 7-10 days if it was organized and planned. This last 7 days of just go with the flow was too much for me. I feel like we missed out on so much and by the end, I was just ready to go home.
    Dont get me wrong, I still had a good time. but next time, we will either go with 5 days again, or I will leave DH at home. :rotfl2::rotfl:
  5. Mike2023

    Mike2023 DIS Veteran

    Feb 24, 2008
    We say we will go every 2 years but the years we try to take off we end up going anyways.

    So typically trips are every year 11 months apart to take advantage of DVC anual passes.

    Travel is expensive so we want to get the most bang for the buck so our trips are 14 - 19 days.
  6. TTA Traveler

    TTA Traveler Earning My Ears

    Dec 4, 2012
    It seems that I go maybe once every couple years or so, where we stay at the Disney resorts for maybe 5 nights with 3 days at the park. I don't go as much as I want for as long as I want, but it's still a wonderful time.
  7. twinklebug

    twinklebug Next Life: Imagineer

    Mar 25, 2005
    I like an 8-9 day trip. First and last are semi-lost to travel.
    Although, my favorite memories for a trip came from a 4 nighter I set up with my kids to celebrate my b'day a few years back.

    Frequency depends on the year. We're DVC so some years we have plenty of points to book nights, other years we're point-poor and need to wait. :) Try to time our stays with special events such as graduations and sweet 16s ;)
  8. VAfamily1998

    VAfamily1998 DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2008
    We generally go about every 2-3 years. It just kind of depends on what else is going on in our lives, if they have any special deals going on, etc.

    Generally we stay one week, but our last trip (in May) we were only there 4 days. We were there specifically for Star Wars weekend to meet up with someone else. Also, I took a 3 day trip in September with my brother (adult) but not my husband and kids...that was a very unusual situation (for us) though.
  9. gemxoxo

    gemxoxo Earning My Ears

    Jan 23, 2010
    we usually go at least 2 times per year for 10-11 days, sometimes we will try to squeeze in a couple of smaller trips in between. also, we have dvc annual passes, so I like to try and get my money's worth :)
  10. Allieran3

    Allieran3 Live in my magical Disney bubble with Grumpy and a

    May 4, 2012
    We been in 2007, 2008, and just returned.

    2007, we stayed a week with 6 days in the parks
    2008, My son and I stayed 6 days with 5 days in the parks
    This year we were there from Nov.27-Dec.6th and had 8 days in the parks.

    Looking to return in the next two-three years :)
  11. hsmamainva

    hsmamainva DIS Veteran

    Sep 13, 2009
    We've been going every year ... and are going again in May.

    We stay for a week, off-site.

    We're going to take a break in 2014, though. Hubby wants a beach vacation for a change! In return, I get to plan a Christmas trip for 2015!!! :love:

    I have always wanted to go to Disney in December! So I think that's a pretty fair trade. ;)
  12. Dancind

    Dancind Tinkerbell's Mom

    Jul 25, 2001
    Nice days was our standard trip, for years. This year we did a one week trip, and it seemed about right. After 11 years as DVC owners and close to 30 trips, I guess we are a little burnt out.

    In 2013, the plan is a week at Oceanside CA, then five nights at VGC. We haven't seen World of Color, so that is something new to look forward to!
  13. macraven

    macraven Proud Redhead

    Apr 21, 2003
    since 1993, stay on site between 7-10 nights.

    the past 2 years have stayed 8 nights/9 days.

    some years have made additional trips there.
  14. BubMunkeyBles

    BubMunkeyBles DIS Veteran

    Mar 2, 2007
    A few week long trips when we were living in Florida. Now once a year hopefully. We have 7 nights coming up.
  15. mdinme

    mdinme DIS Veteran

    Apr 7, 2009
    Our first trip was 7 days and we wanted more badly. Every trip since has been 10-12 days. I cant imagine more than nine months going by without us going down, but i suspect trips may get shorter now that we own DVC. Plus we got the kids with endless sports schedules so its tougher to clear lots of days.
  16. aml3679

    aml3679 Kita's Mom

    Jun 24, 2000
    We will be there for 11 nights and hope that is enough time to see everything.
    1 day at Animal Kingdom
    1 day at Hollywood Studios
    2 days at Magic Kingdom including Disney's Very Merry Christmas Party
    2 days at Epcot
    1 day enjoying our resort, The Wilderness Lodge
    2 days to resort hop
    1 day at Downtown Disney to see Cirque du Soleil and shop
  17. vdub322

    vdub322 Are we there yet?

    Jan 30, 2012
    I went as much as possible when I lived in Central Florida, but then moved back home (PA) and hadn't gone since 2007 until our 2012 trip. Waaaaaay too long!

    Well in the process of planning our 2012 trip, we bought DVC sight unseen and planned our trip with that instead. We knew that we wanted to go regularly. Our 2012 trip was 8 nights (split stay 5 nights BLT 1 BR Lake View, 3 nights AKV 1 BR Savannah View).

    We planned ahead and bought annual passes for our January 2013 trip, which will be 9 nights. 7 nights at Boardwalk Villas in a 1 BR standard view, plus two nights at "home" Kidani 1 BR Savannah View booked on AP discount.

    After this trip, we will be out of points for a while, but our plan is to take a "big" trip every 18 months-2 years... after our upcoming trip, the soonest we will be back is Fall of 2014...maybe for Food and Wine?

    Unless we add on more points...:thumbsup2
  18. nooneshome

    nooneshome but us dis shutins-send help or APs

    May 27, 2007
    In an 8 year stretch we were going 2-3 times a year. Once we did 4 trips on an annual pass. Our trips have varied between 3 to 10 park days. Our usual trip has been 6 park days. We would do MK & EPCOT twice and DHS and AK once.

    Now that the kids are 17 & 18 and our cars have seen better days, our trips are less frequent. We haven't been since May 2011. I keep the dream alive by DISing and listening to Disney music at work. The hardest part is I have a lot of co-workers that are Disney junkies.
  19. MrsDuck

    MrsDuck DIS Veteran

    Sep 2, 2011
    We go probably every 3-4 months. Typically just a weekend trip!
  20. goofyredraider

    goofyredraider DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2011
    2011: 8
    2012: 13
    June 2013: 14
    December 2013: 8
  21. michsig

    michsig DIS Veteran

    Aug 8, 2011
    Every 1-2 years, with visits ranging from a week to ten days. I prefer the longer trips! Gives you more time to slow down and relax if you want to!

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