You went HOW many times?!?!

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by disneycrazi, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. disneycrazi

    disneycrazi watch your head and step as you disembark

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    Someone asked the other day how many times my family went to Disney last year. I answered casually 3. You would have thought I had said 333!!! Got me thinking.....what's the most times you have visited Disney in a year. What's the most trips you have had planned out at one time????
     
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  3. kofslinky

    kofslinky Mouseketeer

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    The most I've done in a year is two, but that being said I had never been before 2010 and now this trip in February will be trip number five. A friend of mine has gone two or three times a year for the past few years. Is it maybe strange? Sure. Do I care? Not at all!
     
  4. DSLRuser

    DSLRuser Age is a state of mind

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    for a while we were going every 6 months. But as the kids have gotten older we backed it down to every 12 months, now every 24 months.

    As a family we are just branching out to do or try more things, but you can only stay away for so long.
     
  5. stargazertechie

    stargazertechie Toy Story Midway Maniac

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    I've had 5 booked simultaneously :upsidedow but they were over the span of 2 years
     
  6. disneycrazi

    disneycrazi watch your head and step as you disembark

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    Sounds like us we went for a day trip in 2003. Then first real trip in 2009...needless to say we are hooked! Strange, no not at all! We are just perfectly sane people who happen to enjoy the magic of a fabulous place! And I agree don't care what people say.....I'm happy
     
  7. blessedby3

    blessedby3 Actually Blessedby4 now, but cant change my userna

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    I wish I could go multiple times in a year. We generally go every 12-18 mos. I would love to be able to buy AP's and go multiple times. Wish we lived closer:sad:
     
  8. disneycrazi

    disneycrazi watch your head and step as you disembark

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    I understand totally, we live near Indy and its far enough! Both myself and DH are Disney addicts so anything extra we have goes to book trips. Some people think we are nuts to not drive new cars and live in a bigger house but for us we would rather do Disney.....
     
  9. mm1971

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    The most we have gone is 3 times in 18 months. We had a trip planned, ended up there for a baseball tournament and then decided to return. This type of response is heard a lot and posted on the board. We also hear, "it must be nice to be able to afford to go to Disney". My response is alway "yes, it is" without even batting an eyelash. I also have no issues with the 7 times my children and I have been. It is something we enjoy together and what we choose to allocate our time and resources to. You should never let other peoples views bother you.
     
  10. Michigan

    Michigan Mom of the Rolling Crew

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    Fall, winter and spring I live 8 miles away so my answer would be a lot:thumbsup2 Yesterday I made a shirt in Downtown Disney with the classic characters on it that says happiness is being close enough to Disney to go whenever I want to!
     
  11. disneycrazi

    disneycrazi watch your head and step as you disembark

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    Thank you!! And I also get that type of response, I'm in retail and someone paid with a Disney visa, of course that sparked conversation.....they asked questions, I answered...then they said oh my how often do you go...well I answered and the response was....oh my I had no idea someone in your position makes that much money, I guess I need a job here. My mouth just dropped, I regained composure and simply said, well I'm hiring would you like an application?
     
  12. danceintherain

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    The most I've been is twice. I wanted to do 3 in that year, but we ended up canceling the last trip for reasons that didn't pan out.
    I'm trying to convince DH that every 5 years or so we should do an AP year and go to Disney a bunch of times, but I doubt that will be possible unless we move much closer. Airfare from here has gotten slightly ridiculous, and it will seem even more so if we add anymore kids to our family.
     
  13. disneycrazi

    disneycrazi watch your head and step as you disembark

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    You are my idol! I wanna be you! Funny we lived in Orlando back in 2003 for a few months, went one day to MK!! Then moved back to the Midwest, stupid stupid stupid!! Now we try to get there as often as possible. Someday retirement will call and I will at least be a snowbird!
     
  14. starsweeper

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    I've only been once a year, but currently have a trip planned with my older kids for October 2013, would like to take them for a Star Wars weekend in May 2014, and we're planning a trip for the whole family in October 2014 or 2015. My DH asked me if he needed to get a job in FL the other day. We moved to be near my parents a couple years ago and love where we live, but it's farther from WDW. So, I told him he could get a second job to fund airfare for my Disney addiction! :rotfl2:
     
  15. mm1971

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    Did she apply?:lmao::lmao: I always find it interesting that perfect strangers feel free to just let any random thought make it's way out of their mouths. Especially what someone's pay scale may be. Well at least you were able to handle it well. I may have not handled that situation all that well.

    I have the Disney premiere card and actually use it for work expenses as well so we get a lot of points adding up. This next trip is actually being paid for by points off that card and with SW airlines points. If I can get free dining, we'll go and not have to pay for anything other than spending money. :cool1::cool1:
     
  16. Kwaschitz

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    In one calendar year, 2... in a 12 month period, 3.
     
  17. OKW Lover

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    We visited WDW 6 times (3 combined with a DCL cruise) in 2012 plus we visited DL/DCA twice. It was an unusual year for us in that I retired at the beginning of March. With a lot of free time we've been enjoying Disney and have spent some of our FL visits checking out neighborhoods in preparation for moving there. :beach:
     
  18. lucas

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    We are Florida residents (we live 200 miles south of WDW) and go for every long weekend there is a holiday: MLK, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Veteran's Day (only once over the 4th of July). We don't have kids, just dh and myself. We also throw in one or both of our birthdays. And, several times we have gone for the Epcot pin trading event, which is another long weekend. Like another poster, we also have spent time checking out neighborhoods, for when we move there.

    Last year we went on 2 Disney cruises and have another planned for 2013. That one will be out 9th Disney cruise.
     
  19. Pakey

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    I live in California but I went to Disneyworld in July, October and December of 2012. I also went to Costa Rica in March and Hawaii (Aulani) in September.

    I worked in between vacations. :rolleyes2
     
  20. anonymousegirl

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    In 2009 I went 5 times to WDW which doesn't sound too bad except that I live 3000 miles away in California!

    Now I have the Premier pass so I'll probably visit DLR more often, but I already have one WDW trip completed for 2013.
     
  21. staceycanada

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    We have only been once in 2006 and 2008. We had a 2009 trip booked but it was cancelled last minute.
     

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