14 day trip?

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14 day trip?

While Paris is a tempting option for my senior trip, I'm still leaning Walt Disney World. I want to go on another trip to Disney before I go to college, and the option of going with just my parents (and maybe just my mom) is awesome. If I stay in the US I get a 14 day trip (airfare cheaper, less $$ for transportation, etc.) rather than a 10 day (total with flying) trip to Paris, which is where I want to go outside of the US. So, with leaning Disney/Orlando for 14-days, little restrictions here, what would you do? I'm thinking stay at moderate (which is good for me, then spend on other things), deluxe dining plan, 12-day park ticket at WDW but take is sloooow, maybe even take days off, 2-days on Universal property. What would you guys do if you got 14 days at WDW (I know many of you travel this long on a regular basis.. Lucky ducks! laugh

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Both great options, but I'd probably lean more towards the 14 days at Disney. There is just so much to do that it is so easy to fill 14 days, especially if you take some of it slooooow and also 2 days at Universal. We did a 12 day trip in 2009 and I complained that it was not long enough - haha.

The only thing I probably would not do is the deluxe dining plan - but that's just a matter of preference, For us, it's too much food, and too much sit-down time. Though with 14 days, that's probably less a real issue. But we also like to change things around and park hop and move all over, so sometimes I feel a little restricted if I have too many dining reservations - then I worry about making sure I'm going to be able to get at the right place in time and that would impact my other park decisions. Possibly.

Tough decision, Hardy! The good news is whichever one you end up making, it will be an excellent trip!!

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Seeing Paris and a Disney park you've never visited before would be seriously cool.

Getting some quality time with your parents/mother and an extra few days of vacation time at Walt Disney World would also be seriously cool.

Either choice, you win.

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Yeah I think moderate will be enough for us too. Plus, that means I'm going to get more souvenirs and all of those goodies if I stay on the moderate plan, which is completely fine for us. So I talked to my mom about it today (she thought I was still leaning Paris). I told her that, truly, I wanted to go to Disney more, but I didn't want to disappoint my dad or her because I knew Dad really dislikes the idea of Disney trip. Well..she said that's alright and to do whatever I want, so looks like I'm going to Disney.

We talked about doing it for 2013 Winter Break, and flying to Orlando the day after Christmas, some of the places I had never eaten at before, and what I don't remember, and then where I want to stay (one of the Port Orleans). It's funny because we still haven;t told my dad, and we're not even sure that he wants to go, considering we'd have to have my grandma stay at watch my siblings while I go. I'm super excited, and even more so now that I know my mom is on board. I can't go off to college without another full-on Disney trip!

EDIT: Oh, and I forgot one last thing: My mom wants to stay at the Polynesian! How awesome would that be!! I've never stayed at anywhere but off-site or a value! Woo!

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