Would you do a 2nd trip within 2 months of returning?

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by rotlex, Jul 7, 2009.

  1. staceyj2

    staceyj2 Mouseketeer

    Apr 10, 2007
    Another yes here....We've been 8 times in the last 3 years and every trip has been different. We are still finding things we haven't done and new things to appreciate about Disney. I say go for it!:thumbsup2
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  3. madisonwi

    madisonwi Love DisneyWorld!

    Feb 7, 2007
    ummmmm, going 3 times this year here! We were there in Feb. for land/sea vacation, then at YC in June- have the CR booked for Sept, but might change back to YC!
  4. selina4disney

    selina4disney Paging Mr. Morrow, Mr. Tom Morrow!

    Nov 13, 2007
    Sure. Have done that several times. From Minnesota, we were there in Sept, Oct, and Nov. in 2007. Went in August and October in 2008. Went in February and April in 2009.

    Not sure when we get to go back this time, but I'M READY!
  5. palmtreelover08

    palmtreelover08 DIS Veteran

    Apr 2, 2009
    Glad you took the plunge.. I'll be at the Pop the same time.. (plus some extra days!).. Hope the weather is great 4 us!;)
  6. Minnie1156

    Minnie1156 <font color=red>No apology needed, just wanted you

    May 30, 2003

    I would do another trip in two days. I can not go more then 6 months or I go crazy:yay:
  7. WolfpackFan

    WolfpackFan Retired and loving every minute of it!!

    Jul 24, 2000
    Well yes. Seeing as we were there for a week starting May 16th and am returning week after next for another week. Plus we there last Christmas and will be returning the first week of December. That's four trips in a year.
  8. rotlex

    rotlex Is it summer yet?

    Feb 8, 2007
    Howdy again! Just wanted to post a follow up, to my follow up, about finally booking this. :lmao:

    I was kind of concerned about getting dining reservations, being free dining, and only 45 or so days till the trip, but I think I did OK. I wasn't able to get exactly what I wanted, but I did manage to book a few places we have never been before, and at least get two character meals for the kids. (Even us big ones). :) Here's my, in less than 12 hours, vacation and dining plan:

    Arrive Monday August 24th and check into POP:

    Monday 24th - Open check in and swim day - 6:45pm rezzie at Trails end Cafe
    Tuesday 25th - Magic Kindgom - 9:15am rezzie at Crystal Palace
    Wednesday 26th - Epcot - 5:50pm rezzie at Tokyo Dining
    Thursday 27th - Waterpark day - Leaning toward Typhoon Lagoon
    Friday 28th - Animal Kingdom - 6:15pm rezzie at Tusker House
    Saturday 29th - Hollywood Studios - 3:55pm rezzie at Sci Fi
    Sunday 30th - Magic Kingdom - 5:55pm rezzie at The Wave
    Monday 31st - Epcot - 6pm rezzie at Rose and Crown Pub
    Tuesday 1st - Leaving day - open but a breakfast rezzie at Park Fare 10:05am

    That covers it! The only one I'm not super thrilled about is the Sci Fi, but we have not been there in over 15 years, and the kids might like it. Trails End Cafe, Tokyo Dining, The Wave and Rose and Crown will all be new for us, so I think that will be fun too. We tend to go to the same places all the time, as we book early, and can normally get in anywhere. Booking this late is making us be a little more flexible, and hopefully we enjoy all of these, especially with the kids.

    Well, off to planning the rest of this, including the drive down! It's kind of odd, in a good way, to be planning a trip this big, barely over a month away! :goodvibes
  9. sabrecmc

    sabrecmc DIS Veteran

    Mar 31, 2009
    Well, we're heading down in 2 days (whoo-hoo!!!) and then back in September for a 3 night cruise and then 7 nights at CBR. So, I guess my answer is h*ll yeah!!! If you can afford it and take time off work, then I say definitely do it. Memories are priceless and you can't have too many of them.
  10. Hallowishes

    Hallowishes DIS Veteran

    Feb 20, 2009
    OF COURSE YOU SHOULD DO IT!!!! :goodvibes Did you really expect any other answers from the DISer's?! i think you will have a terrific time at the POP ... why wait and go to a delux?! thats a really good deal ... and really, how much time do you spend in your room? dont get me wrong, i think everyone should stay in a deluxe at least once ... but you scored a great deal .. and like everyone else has already said .. you never have the same trip twice!! :banana:
  11. rotlex

    rotlex Is it summer yet?

    Feb 8, 2007
    Thanks, and cool! Hoping the weather is good as well, but considering we survived 98+ degree daily temps in June, along with some seriously heavy rains, I'm figuring we can handle most anything! ;)
  12. CandleontheWater

    CandleontheWater Forever in love with Hathaway Browne

    Mar 5, 2007
    Good for you!! Way to feed the obsession! ;)

    And asking "will you get tired of Disney" is like asking "will you get tired of ice cream"... not going to happen! :thumbsup2

    Your itinerary looks great and it looks like you have been able to score some great dining. I love Tokyo Dining and I wouldn't be too turned off by Sci-Fi. I know it gets a bad wrap around here, but I think the atmosphere more than makes up for the OK food. I like lunch there better than dinner because I think they do fine sandwiches and burgers.

    Have a great time!
  13. kellieb71

    kellieb71 Earning My Ears

    May 25, 2008
    In a heartbeat! My DH and I often joke we'll just hide in the closet at our DVC so we don't have to go home.

    Last year we went in Jan/May/October.
    This year, we did DL in March, and WDW is planned for December.
    Next Year, we're already booked for Feb and October, and plan on sticking some extra time in there at BLT.

    It's an addiction I tell ya! That fairydust :)
  14. rotlex

    rotlex Is it summer yet?

    Feb 8, 2007
    Hehe, thanks. :goodvibes

    Oh, BTW, regarding the dining. My wife decided to switch the SciFi res for an opening at 50's prime time when it became available. She thought it might make things a little easier with our younger child who still uses a high chair. Made me feel a bit better as the reviews for the prime time, which we have never dined at either, seem to be a little better. :)
  15. CaptHomer

    CaptHomer DIS Veteran

    Oct 21, 2008
    2008 Trips

  16. phisigprincess

    phisigprincess <font color=red>Finally a vet!<br><font color=gree

    Nov 3, 2003
    Glad you went for it!! 2009 has been the most I've ever visited WDW in one year. I was there in January, and we'll be back in October and December. My dad is concerned that he might get sick of WDW, since we'll be there in Oct and then again in 5 weeks. I'm out to prove him wrong. :)
  17. catne

    catne DIS Veteran

    Mar 1, 2008
    :thumbsup2 Good for you, and great work on getting so many decent reservations on short notice...can't comment about going back in 2 months, but 3 months, yes...we're doing it this year!

    We'll be there in September for free dining...that will be our 3rd trip this year!

    We've "bookended" the summer this year -- we were there for a week starting Memorial Day weekend (celebrating DH's birthday) and finishing with a week starting Labor Day weekend, with free dining & celebrating my birthday.
  18. erv1216

    erv1216 Mouseketeer

    Apr 22, 2009
    Yes, I would defintely go back!!! We went in May and are going back in August! Enjoy it to the fullest=)
  19. disnee4mygirls

    disnee4mygirls Mouseketeer

    Mar 5, 2007
    Heck yeah! I'd go once a month (or more) if I could afford it!!! I'm already trying to plan our next trip and we are already going next week!!! Hope you have fun and all this talk has just really made me want to line up my next one even more! (we went in December and April then will be going this month too!) It's soooo addicting!!!!!
  20. fla4fun

    fla4fun DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2006
    My trips are usually that close together. I get a little over four weeks vacation per year, so I usually do ten days in September, ten days early December, ten days late January/early February, and ten days late April/early May. I try to book different resorts, and focus on different parks during each visit, so they aren't so much alike. When you take that many trips, you get to spend more time on the little things, instead of running from one hot ride to the next. This year so far I stayed at BWV in January and FW cabins in April, and I'll be at BLT in August. There's nothing wrong with multiple visits so long as it's not a hardship financially. I rarely pay rack rate, I have an AP, and I typically eat breakfast and sometimes other meals in the room - all of which make the trips more affordable.

    They had a report on the news yesterday that said a survey was done and people were willing to cut back on food and other necessary living expenses just so they didn't have to cut back any on their summer fun. I think that's a very fine line that's too easy to cross. While I think it's good to review your regular budget and find ways you can save for vacations, I don't think it's a good idea to go into debt or to spend money you really need for necessities for one. I never take a vacation that isn't paid for in advance. That's one thing about the Disney packages that's great! Being able to pre-pay your trip, and know that it fits into your budget the way it should, is a real blessing for a lot of people.

    In the OP's case, I would probably take the second trip, since they appear to be able to afford it without sacrificing something else to do it.
  21. raydurz

    raydurz Mouseketeer

    Feb 12, 2009
    If I could afford it? Heck yeah! I'd live in the park if I could.

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