When (what months) do you usually go on your WDW DVC vacations?

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by disneyberry, Feb 23, 2003.


when do you usually take your DVC vacations?

  1. I tend to go to WDW during "Peak" times (Pres Week,Easter,Xmas-NYE,Thanksgiving,June,July,Aug)

  2. January

  3. February - but NOT President's week

  4. March

  5. April - but NOT April vacation week

  6. May - but NOT Memorial Day week

  7. September - but NOT Labor Day week

  8. October

  9. November - but NOT Thanksgiving week

  10. December - first 2.5 weeks

Multiple votes are allowed.
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  1. disneyberry

    disneyberry Dreaming of adventure DVC Premium

    Apr 10, 2001
    hi everyone. i was thinking about DVC yesterday (number crunching, poring over points charts, imagining planning potential DVC vacations if/when i ever convince myself to buy-in, etc. :p ), and there's something i really wanted to get a better feel for.

    it seems like a lot of DVCers tend to avoid vacationing at WDW during general "Peak" times such as:

    Traditional "Peak" Vacation Weeks:
    • February President's Week (public schools vacation)
    • April public schools vacation week (usually near Easter)
    • December holidays from week before Christmas through New Years Day
    • November Thanksgiving week
    Summer "Peak" Months:
    • May Memorial Day week thru Sept Labor Day week
    i was curious if this observation is accurate; and if so, i was wondering which "off-peak" times are most popular for DVCers. in order words, i have this theory that the true DVC peak times are different from the general WDW peak times.
    so, i tried to come up with a poll that might shed some light on this.
    i also thought this companion poll on which DVC points season you normally travel would help complete the picture, so please also click here vote in that poll as well!

    anyway, please cast your vote! if you're a new DVC member, just vote for what you think your vacation patterns will be. :)

    vote for the first option if you actually tend to travel during "Peak" times.
    but, if you tend to travel during "off-peak" times, please ignore the first option and vote for the months you take your DVC vacations most frequently

    thanks everyone! i'm really looking forward to seeing the results.
  2. BCVOwner2002

    BCVOwner2002 <font color=red>I do math problems in my sleep - i

    Jul 7, 2002
    When DS was younger (pre-high school), we always went to WDW Thanksgiving week. Once he started high school we no longer pulled him out of school for a vacation. We wait until June. Annmarie
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  4. yasuern

    yasuern <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Dec 27, 2001
    We love to go the 1st week of Dec - Its not so crowded and all the wonderful holiday special events and decorations. So I voted 1st 2.5wks of dec.

    We also now go for one week in the summer and if this March goes well DH and I will make a yearly NO KIDS vacation annually.:D
  5. A1A1

    A1A1 DIS Veteran

    Mar 19, 2001
    It all depends on school schedule now. I used to schedule the trips during Oct/Nov.
  6. goofy4dvc

    goofy4dvc <a href="http://www.wdwinfo.com/dis-sponsor/" targ

    Sep 25, 2002
    Our favorite times are the first half of December; last half of April; first half of May; all of October. We try to avoid the school breaks.
  7. Ms. WDW

    Ms. WDW A DIS Veteran who just won't grow up!

    Aug 6, 2000
    disneyberry - how are you? Were you able to rent points for Halloween? I was sorry I couldn't help you out. Nice to see you'er thinking of become a DVC'er!!

    I always to during the summer. Right now there's no choice. My son is in Catholic school and they frown on you're taking the kids out.

    One day when he no longer wants to accompany us, then I think I'd like to go October.

    But until that time; summer it is!
  8. BillPA

    BillPA DIS Veteran

    Sep 7, 1999
    I didn't know where to put my answer. We go late July or Early Aug every year, and also April/May for the Flower Show one year, then the week after Thanksgiving the next year.
  9. Wes

    Wes Mouseketeer

    Sep 13, 1999
    Thanks for an interesting poll.
  10. disneyberry

    disneyberry Dreaming of adventure DVC Premium

    Apr 10, 2001
    yep, miraculously, another member was able to call and get a room w/in 5 days of check-in (after waitlists had expired) for a quickie 2-night stay at BWV. after this second trip to BWV, the more i think about it, the more i want to become a DVC member. i'm still struggling with the financial calculations/justification though!

    anyway, i'm happy to see all the votes on this poll already. looks like everybody's favorite "off-peak" time is F&W and early Dec for Xmas decorations!
    keep the votes coming, the more votes, the more accurate the poll.
  11. TDC Nala

    TDC Nala 1937, what a year that was

    Jun 22, 2001
    Can't really vote on this poll, I go to WDW seven or eight times a year. This year I have trips in January, March, May, July, August, October, November and two in December. I'll probably always go on Labor Day weekend, the first half of November, and the first half of December, though.
  12. doubletrouble_vb

    doubletrouble_vb Inspired

    May 13, 2001
    Hey you left out a slot for Labor Day so I left my vote in September...since September is a low month.

    And I wound up voting twice because Food & Wine spans Oct & Nov. Using ranges of timeshare weeks may have been a tad more accurate over using months.
  13. DVC-Don

    DVC-Don DIS Veteran

    Dec 15, 2001
    We go at least twice a year. Those two times are February school vacation and the end of August.
  14. Pinnie

    Pinnie <font color=green>Working a Dream Job<br><font col

    Jul 17, 2002
    I guess I voted in the majority!

    We really don't have much choice at this point in our lives but to go during Peak Times since I teach school. We bought enough points to go during Easter Week, a long weekend in June, a few days at Vero in August and a 4 day weekend in mid-December. Lucky for us, we have a friend who also is a DVC member and we can often share a 2 bedroom!

    Once I retire (SOON!!!) We will be going in the off season more often and for a longer period of time.

    remember the magic
    DVC/BCVs 2002
  15. RumpleMom

    RumpleMom DIS Veteran

    Nov 12, 2000
    I voted for peak times because we have visited during the summer, Christmas and Easter. We are anxious to be able to travel at other times when school vacation doesn't determine our lives.
  16. PamOKW

    PamOKW <font color=green>The two most important items for

    Aug 18, 1999
    I'll go any time except June, July or August. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: Although you might be able to twist my arm to make a trip during the summer.
  17. disneyberry

    disneyberry Dreaming of adventure DVC Premium

    Apr 10, 2001
    yes, *sigh* i realized after submitting the poll that i should have included Memorial Day and Labor Day in option #1 which is the "i travel during Peak times" choice.
    i think only Moderators can modify polls once they're composed already.

    because polls are limited to 10 options max, and there isn't more complex bulletin board software to make a more appropriate poll, this is the best i could come up with.

    so i figured this poll combined with the DVC point season poll would provide a good general idea of when DIS DVCers tend to vacation at WDW.

    i made both polls allow multiple votes, so, if appropriate (you like to travel during F&W which is Oct or Nov) you can choose more than one month.

    anyway, thanks to everyone who's voted so far. apparently, a lot of DVCers do still travel during general WDW Peak attendance times!


    Jan 8, 2001
    We go end of Oct or beginning of Nov for F&W fest, early Dec for the Christmas events & May for the water parks and other central Florida attractions.
  19. madcoco

    madcoco <font color=green>Learns something new here everyd

    Oct 1, 2000
    We use 100% of the points during June and July.
  20. Barb

    Barb A DIS Original!

    Aug 17, 1999
    For the past few years, we've (or I have) been going 2-3 times a year. We consistently go in early summer, so I voted for that. I have been going in March and Dec. But this year that will change. No March trip to WDW for me. (I'm going to DL) ;)
  21. JulesMom

    JulesMom Guest

    We have ressies for June and would go at Christmas this year if I hadn't started a new job.

    We plan on going next June also.

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