How to deal with the "You're going to Disney again?" people

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by Fantasmic23, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Fantasmic23

    Fantasmic23 A little nonsense now and then is relished by the

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    ::mad: So, we got back from WDW last Sunday and by Monday, DH and I were already planning our February 2011 trip. And somebody pinch me ... DH told me tonight at dinner to do research about a WDW Resort (We've stayed at a condo in Kissimmee the last 2 years)!! :yay: But I digress.

    This week, we've been telling various family members and friends about our recent WDW trip. Somewhere in the course of the conversation we will casually add, "We're going back next year." We're usually met with stunned silence and then the old "You're going back to Disney again? Why? You've already been."

    The first few times, it was easy to explain: "Well, all of us love it there (DD and DS, too), we only really get one vacation a year and this is where we want to go ..." After the fourth or fifth time of explaining, I was starting to get irritated.

    My biggest irritation is that the majority of the people who were giving us the third degree about going to Disney yet again, are the same people who choose to vacation in the same spot every year: Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, the Jersey Shore, etc. A family member pushed me to the brink this morning and I finally asked, "Well, why do you go back to such and such every year?" She explained that such and such is beautiful, she's the happiest when she's there, she's relaxed ... Well, that's EXACTLY how my family feels about Disney! After that, the family member changed the subject. Well, if that's what it took ...

    How do you handle the "You're going to Disney again?" people? DH thinks we should just stop telling people that we're going.

    UPDATE: Since I made this post, we have booked a late November/early December trip! We haven't told a soul ... yet.
     
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  3. jog58

    jog58 We have two giant hamsters running in a massive wh

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    I have found that a simple "yes we are." and then I just look at them and smile really seems to do the trick. For some reason most of the time they have nothing to say after that. If they ask why we tell them we only have x amount of vacation dollars and we want to spend them at Disney. We will leave our horizons narrow and we are ok with that :lmao:
     
  4. Fantasmic23

    Fantasmic23 A little nonsense now and then is relished by the

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    Thanks!! I love that, especially the "leave our horizons narrow"!! :rotfl:
     
  5. gabriellyn

    gabriellyn Woohoo!

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    LOL I know how you feel! We are planning our 4th WDW trip for August after just coming back from DLR for the first time. I get the same thing from some people.

    I read a thread on here not that long ago about how someone said it was a tradition for their family. I think that worked for them. Who can argue w/tradition? :goodvibes Good luck!
     
  6. jog58

    jog58 We have two giant hamsters running in a massive wh

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    Not to mention is it really the bane of someone's life that you want to continue going to Disney. Some people act like they're personally offended. It's nuts. But we can all take solace in the fact that we are not alone in our Disneymania. :wizard:
     
  7. Fantasmic23

    Fantasmic23 A little nonsense now and then is relished by the

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    Yes, the "It's a tradition" might definitely work, especially with DH's family! They're very big on tradition. :)
     
  8. Fantasmic23

    Fantasmic23 A little nonsense now and then is relished by the

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    Yes! It's like they were having a great day ... And then you came along and mentioned that you were going back to Disney.

    Definite Disneymania here! DH has caught the Disney Fever, too.
     
  9. C&G'sMama

    C&G'sMama DIS Veteran

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    I'm with the Jersey Shore, Cape Cod person. I've said the same thing. It's our "insert the person's yearly vacation spot here". I think there's this belief that it's very extravegant. Quite frankly it can cost as little or as much as you want it to, just like going to "insert the person't yearly vacation spot here".

    Although at this point we've been going so long (see my signature) we really don't get "the look" anymore.
     
  10. Disneyadore

    Disneyadore DIS Veteran

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    I guess we are lucky. Living in a mostly cold and wet part of the world we are always told they envy us.

    Every time I tell we go to WDW they get a certain glance in there eyes and say:" Wow, lucky you flying to warm Florida and visiting WDW". :lmao:
     
  11. disney_family_1247

    disney_family_1247 Mouseketeer

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    I HATE that. We travel often. DH gets 3 weeks of vacation, and we spend 1 of them in WDW. Yet people far and wide act like it's the only place we go. We go to the beach each year for at least a weekend. Why aren't we teased about that? In 2008, we were out of town for the 1st of each month for 6 months!!!!! Did anyone notice? Nope. When we went to Disney once though, they still sneered!
     
  12. badblackpug

    badblackpug <font color=blue>If you knew her you would be shoc

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    ...."We will go anywhere you want as long as you're paying." :rotfl2:
     
  13. fireman17

    fireman17 "The funny thing about firemen is, night and day t

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    I have seen this question pop up time and time again. I always get this question here at my fire department or I get "you going back to Disney World again"?
    My simple answer now to this question is,
    Because I can and that usally shuts them up..:rotfl2:
     
  14. happymommy

    happymommy DIS Veteran

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    Look at my signature. I don't even think all the trips are there...


    They simply stopped asking about two years ago.... They think I'm certifiable. I'm glad!

    Oh, and we also go to Hawaii every two years (it's a long flight, and yes we did go in 2008 and 2009, but I can't endure even in first class that every year!). They don't question that trip!

    I think many folks think Disney is something you may do once. My in-laws went once, over MEMORIAL DAY weekend. Just the weekend. Stayed in a rental house, after we told them if it's just for a weekend and a busy one at that, they need to stay in a Disney resort. I think they only did MK. My DBil complained that all they did was stand in lines. Oh, and they spent one day at Cocoa Beach and of course my DSil had to outlet shop. Even though we live close to the Delaware outlets (which she goes to regularly). They had no plans, and really didn't seem to enjoy it (duh?). So they don't understand how much fun we have there! Oh well.
     
  15. ms_missy66

    ms_missy66 Official WDW Addict

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    Grrrr...those people make me nuts. I usually smile and say something like, "Yep! I'm sure we'll outgrow it one day, but not yet! We just love it there!" and that's it. I have a few friends who are Dis addicts also and they tend to over-explain to the naysayer. ("Well when we went our 5th time, we had a code that made it super inexpensive and so we couldn't resist, but then our son was only 13 months and seemed to have so much fun, so when the opportunity came to go six months later, went for it thinking it would be the last time in awhile but then this spring when our daughter asked if we could go I just couldn't say no...besides, this time we were going to Sear World. Blah blah blah)

    I'm a fan of short and sweet.
     
  16. tlh0726

    tlh0726 DIS Veteran

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    I get more comments about all the stuff that I am making (shirts, pressed penny tubes, autograph book, passports, etc) than I get about where we are going.

    I stopped including the ones that make the comments in my emails when I send out a completed project. I have had 2 thus far come back and say that a mutual friend loved the pressed penny tubes, that they missed that email. I replied, oh! I must have misunderstood your last response, I thought you no longer wanted to be on the listing, I will put you back on.

    As for the going again comments, I just smile and say yeah aren't we just the luckiest people only (fill in the blank) days to go!
     
  17. melifeld

    melifeld Mouseketeer

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    :lmao: I love this one!!!:lmao:
     
  18. Kat&Dom

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    I am lucky because my boss loves Disney even more than I do and about 8 of my co-workers have been to Disney in the past year so we are all Disney lovers. I am surrounded by people that get it. :woohoo:

    I think that some people just don't realize how truly affordable Disney can be. People think that you have to pay $10,000 on a trip which you easily can but you can also do it very economically too. I am a single mom (who gets nothing in child support from my ex) and have one son and I am able to do a Disney trip for about $1,500 total. Disney is affordable for everyone - you just have to look really hard sometimes to find the best deals and the Disboards are awesome for tips.:thumbsup2

    Some people just don't get how Disney takes away ones cares and worries for the time you are there and that you can just enjoy being a family together. It truly is a magical place.:wizard:
     
  19. stitch09

    stitch09 I never get tired of dancing to "Celebrate You"

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    my family has been to disney world 14 times, and we've always gotten people that bug us about it. we just tell them that we absolutely love it and we never get bored of it (especially since there is so much to do there and it's always changing). we love disney and see it as a great thing that has brought us closer as a family... in other words, for me, it is when i am happiest. if people still question it, i just ignore them; obviously they don't understand, and so there's no point in trying to show them exactly what i mean. don't let it bug you... disney is awesome, and there's plenty of people out there just like you who feel the same way!
     
  20. DisneyDoc5

    DisneyDoc5 Making memories...

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    Who cares what they say or what people think, if they say that they are in the category of people that simply DO NOT GET IT!!!!!!! We say we go every other year because we are building traditions and memories with our kids and because, yup, we LOVE Disney! I feel sorry for people who DON'T GET IT!
     
  21. 5 for WDW

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    Most people don't get it..just like DisneyDoc5 said!:thumbsup2

    So, I don't even bother explaining it anymore. I just say "Yup, we are" and leave it at that.;)

    We just got back last weekend from our second trip in just under 6 months. My husband just took 10 days off in August to go again. We have gone at least annually since 1996. Its an obsession and that works for us!:lovestruc
     

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