Prefer short stays vs. extended stays at WDW

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  1. crewsline

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    I just returned from my second trip to WDW in September.
    Labor Day weekend in the Bora Bora Bungalows (WOW!) at the Polynesian with
    Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party thrown in.
    Returned to WDW for Moonlight Magic at Hollywood Studios on 9/26.

    Planning my first two solo trips to WDW to break up another New England winter.
    January 18-21 at the Grand Floridian and February 21-24 at the Dolphin.
    My daughter cancelled because she just took a new job, so I may be the only dad
    running in the Princess 5K at the Magic Kingdom in February without his princess.

    Otherwise, parks, rides, dining and golf….and warm weather!

    Have a Magical Day!
     
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  2. BrianL

    BrianL Doom Buggy Driver

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    That sounds like an awesome trip!

    I tend to like a mixture of both, with some shorter stays and one longer sty in a year. If I am solo I will tend to do shorter trips as well.
     
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  4. Shanti

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    Short stays rock if you do them right. We use them as little getaways from real life.
     
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  5. Andrew015

    Andrew015 WL Guru

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    I’m beginning to enjoy shorter stays a bit more than the longer ones. I feel like a quick 3-4 days just to get a “fix” is the perfect amount of time. I just spent 8 nights at Old Key West, and while I never tire of the place, I was definitely ready to come home. But I was also there for another 4 nights two weeks prior.
     
  6. indoshakespeare

    indoshakespeare Reach out and find your Happily Ever After

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    the advantage of longer stay is it's easier to get FP for FoP and SDD. I also prefer shorter stay. dont want to be in the bubble for too long because it will be harder to get over the post disney depression
     
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  7. NH-to-FL

    NH-to-FL DIS Veteran

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    First, :welcome: to DISboards!

    After our first short trip to WDW DW and I quickly settled into the longer, 7 to 10 day trip, mode for many years. We decide that if we were going to invest in the travel we would stay for more than a few days.

    I totally understand your New England winter getaway trips. So much so that we combined the idea of longer trips and winter getaways and became Disney snowbirds.
    Wishing youpixiedust: visits!
     
  8. crewsline

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    Thansk NH-FL!
    I like the idea of being Disney snowbirds.
    That works for me!
     
  9. crewsline

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    Brian,
    We did Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party on Labor Day Weekend last month. It was a little early for Halloween, but the parade and the smaller crowd was well worth it!
     
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  10. crewsline

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    Same with us, Shanti. Those quick escapes are a great way to rejuvenate yourselves.
     
  11. BrianL

    BrianL Doom Buggy Driver

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    There's no "too early" for MNSSHP!
     

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