A long trip or a few short ones?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by NeverlandClub23, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. NeverlandClub23

    NeverlandClub23 AKV DVC Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    I was thinking how nice it would be to go to WDW and stay 20 or more days. But then I started wondering if I would rather split that up to 2-3 smaller trips during the year or go on one long trip. What would you do? :Pinkbounc

    And this is all hypothetical as it will be a long time until I'm able to afford 20 or more nights anywhere! (they need a broke smiley :teeth: )
  2. Leota

    Leota DIS Veteran

    May 16, 2000
    We used to do one long trip a year, now we do several smaller ones. It just depends where you are in your life at the time, I guess.
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  4. BrianD

    BrianD DIS Veteran

    Dec 13, 2001
    I would say split it into two 10 day trips. Here's why. First off, absence makes the heart grow fonder (although I'm pretty sure I could pull off a 20 day trip with out getting tired of the place). Secondly, you could experience WDW at two different times of year, with perhaps one of the trips being at Christmas time - a great time of year to go, and one time when the weather is a bit warmer, for better swimming etc.

    Also, although we do it sometimes, we like to try to avoid split stays, and we would rather have two different trips down there, than split one vacation between two resorts. But I think one reason we feel that way is that we have two little ones and packing up & moving to another hotel room is a bit of an ordeal for us.
  5. Caitsmama

    Caitsmama <font color=darkorchid>Closet Hannah Montana Fan!<

    Apr 13, 2006
    Personally, i think i would do 3 trips of 7 days vs one long trip of 21 days.... Just my opinion..
    Wait.............. maybe 2 trips of 10 days!! Ya, that might be better! LOL
  6. cdntourguide

    cdntourguide DIS Veteran

    Nov 9, 2004
    I am currently booked for a 21night, 21day trip in Sept/Oct. I would prefer two ten night trips. However the long drive to the airport, the 9hour non-direct flight from the West Coast of Canada, plus the cost of airfare from Canada, makes the 21night trip the most economical for me.
    I used to take 14 day trips and those 14days seemed the best to me: two days to get over work, ten days to relax and two days to worry about going home.

  7. MinnieGirl33

    MinnieGirl33 Hockey Mom

    May 16, 2003
    I keep thinking about this too.

    But be warned, once you start going every 3-4 months it really is hard to think about going every 6 months.
  8. scoutsmom99

    scoutsmom99 <b><font color=f95602>Member of the 'Jambo! WildBu

    Jul 28, 2004
    I would go for two 10 day trips myself. If I only did one big trip a year it might be hard because I enjoy the F&W and I also enjoy escaping the MN winters.
  9. yecats

    yecats Living to vacation.

    Jan 8, 2003
    I have to say that I think I would do 3 seperate trips over a years time. I would go every couple of months and stay someplace different each time. I can always dream.
  10. dizcrazy

    dizcrazy DIS Veteran

    Jan 22, 2004
    I have to agree with some of the others - two trips, 10 days for each trip. Sounds like heaven.

    You would get to experience different things - Food & Wine, Halloween, Star Wars, Christmas festivities, etc. And the different seasons - we usually travel in February which we thought was perfect, until we delayed a trip and arrived in May. We loved being able to enjoy the warmer weather in the pool.

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