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In the past we've normally stayed 5 nights / 6 days but this December we'll be staying 7 nights /8 days. Can't wait.... Next year will be going to Hawaii and staying a week as well for our 25th wedding anniversary.. My dream vacation (besides the Hawaii trip) is to go to WDW for 5 days and then grab the Disney Cruise. Now that would be so much fun... maybe we'll do that in 2014.

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Jan and I would useualy stay 5 nights. We always stayed at a value resort or Ft. Wilderness. We seldom made dining reservations and mostly ate at counter service locations. Never went to the parks. That is why we could afford to go 4 times a year making a total, before Jan passed. of 56 trips and only went to the Magic Kingdon twice. once in 1971 opening weekend and once in 1990. We certainly were different from just about all of you but most of our life and love was magical anyway.
Joe

What wonderful memories you must have....teared up to hear you say "most of our life and love was magical anyway."

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I'm jealous of the rest of you guys!! The longest we've ever gotten to stay is 5 days! JEA-LOUS!!
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Do y'all have a special bank account where you sock away Disney money or something??

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Nancy D wrote:
I'm jealous of the rest of you guys!! The longest we've ever gotten to stay is 5 days! JEA-LOUS!!
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Do y'all have a special bank account where you sock away Disney money or something??

NO unfortunately it comes out of my regular bank account, but fortunately I do have a bank account. Albeit not a big one. laugh

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Nancy D wrote:
I'm jealous of the rest of you guys!! The longest we've ever gotten to stay is 5 days! JEA-LOUS!!
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Do y'all have a special bank account where you sock away Disney money or something??

Don't feel alone Nancy, I'm a short stay gal too. My parents would take me for 2 weeks when I was a kid, but as an adult 5 nights is the most that I've been able to stay. I've done a bunch of 3 night trips, and while they're fun I never feel like it's quiet enough time. Truth is though some Disney is 100x better than no Disney at all! mickey

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Nancy D wrote:
I'm jealous of the rest of you guys!! The longest we've ever gotten to stay is 5 days! JEA-LOUS!!
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Do y'all have a special bank account where you sock away Disney money or something??

Us, too! We're doing 5 nights Sunday to Friday. Can't afford anymore, though I would love it! Maybe one day, but I'm more than happy with just being able to go at all. mickey

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Nancy D - The last time I went (4+ years ago) I stayed 5 days/4 nights. It wasn't long enough so this time I am going for 6 days/5nights. Unfortunately, it is because my father passed away and left my siblings and me a small inheritance. So when I go it will be with a happy and sad heart all at once.

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Sorry to hear about your dad PirateGirl...but you can use the trip as a great way to celebrate his memory. Make sure you have a magical time.

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because my father passed away and left my siblings and me a small inheritance. So when I go it will be with a happy and sad heart all at once.

Think of it as happy and a wonderful way to remember him. When my Grandmother died I got a little bit of money that I bought more DVC points with. I figured that every time I used those points I could remember my grandma while doing something that I love. I always take a minute while on vacation to stop and thank her for giving us that extra bit of joy.
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Thanks TwilightSparrow and Kristen - I will have a wonderful time - My parents took my youngest sister and me in July. 1973 for the first time to Disney World....so they started my love of Disney even if they didn't know it! muchlove

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I love this post!
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Kristen K. wrote:
Nancy D wrote:
I'm jealous of the rest of you guys!! The longest we've ever gotten to stay is 5 days! JEA-LOUS!!
Smile

Do y'all have a special bank account where you sock away Disney money or something??

Don't feel alone Nancy, I'm a short stay gal too. My parents would take me for 2 weeks when I was a kid, but as an adult 5 nights is the most that I've been able to stay. I've done a bunch of 3 night trips, and while they're fun I never feel like it's quiet enough time. Truth is though some Disney is 100x better than no Disney at all! mickey

If it weren't for my dvc points. which I was banking to take my wife, my brother, and his family, and my sister, and hers,on vacation, I wouldn't be able to stay this long either. Unfortunately, they had to back out, so I figured it might be a good time to just go, just me, and the DW. My son doesn't want to miss college, and my daughter doesn't like disney( she may have been switched at birth).

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didyoucall911 wrote:
Kristen K. wrote:
Nancy D wrote:
I'm jealous of the rest of you guys!! The longest we've ever gotten to stay is 5 days! JEA-LOUS!!
Smile

Do y'all have a special bank account where you sock away Disney money or something??

Don't feel alone Nancy, I'm a short stay gal too. My parents would take me for 2 weeks when I was a kid, but as an adult 5 nights is the most that I've been able to stay. I've done a bunch of 3 night trips, and while they're fun I never feel like it's quiet enough time. Truth is though some Disney is 100x better than no Disney at all! mickey

If it weren't for my dvc points. which I was banking to take my wife, my brother, and his family, and my sister, and hers,on vacation, I wouldn't be able to stay this long either. Unfortunately, they had to back out, so I figured it might be a good time to just go, just me, and the DW. My son doesn't want to miss college, and my daughter doesn't like disney( she may have been switched at birth).


that made me laugh so hard!

We always go for at least 2 weeks but that's cause there would be no point really going for a few days all the way from the UK, but this will be the first time ever we have stayed onsite, it's just so expensive! For 7 nights onsite we are paying about 2000 pounds but for the 12 nights we are staying in the villa we are paying a grand total of.... 356 pounds, ok admittedly we get free dining the first week but we would never spend that much on food anyway as we like to eat offsite a lot, as most of the restaurants in Orlando we don't get here in the UK. And yes the villa cost is split between 4 couples.

If we only ever wanted to stay onsite our trips would be few and far between, I don't want to save like we have for this trip again, we haven't spent anything! Not been able to go out for dinner or anything, it's been a nightmare, yes trip will be wonderful! And yes it will be worth it, but no, I won't do it again, we're spending about 6000 pounds! that's for me, just way too much to spend on a trip when we're not rich lol

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We come from California and have a DVC Membership at the Beach Club, so we usually stay for 10-12 days every other year. This year, we will be going for 11 days, and believe it or not, it still feels short! But I do incorporate one or two "free days" into the itinerary. It gives us 1.5 - 2 days at each park, time for an afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian, and a segway tour. And, those afternoon naps are VERY important -- even though we don't have kids with us!!

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I usually stay 8 days/7 nights or longer. If I'm going to WDW, I need to get my money's worth. My seven solo* trips were as follows:

October 13-20, 2000
December 3-14, 2003
December 8-15, 2004
November 30-December 8, 2005
May 10-16, 2006
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um I go until Peggy says get on the bus and I am grumpy that day lol. We usually go for around 10 days. thats all we can do with my job.

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We always stay 10 nights.

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angels444 wrote:
We always stay 10 nights.

Holy crap that is a long vacation. How often do you go?

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Well I guess I hadn't looked at the rest of the thread..you guys all go for about 10 days! You guys need to spread the love over here to me in Kansas! I go 4-5 days when I go, and a week tops!

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Well I guess I hadn't looked at the rest of the thread..you guys all go for about 10 days! You guys need to spread the love over here to me in Kansas! I go 4-5 days when I go, and a week tops!

No Hardy, the problem with a lot of young kids today is that they get to much "given" to them. The fact of the matter is , everyone of us worked or tails off to be able to stay at the World for that long at a time. The hard truth is, and I do not mean this in a mean way, but you have to growup, finish school, get a good job, and you too can go to WDW for 10 day vacations.

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Well I guess I hadn't looked at the rest of the thread..you guys all go for about 10 days! You guys need to spread the love over here to me in Kansas! I go 4-5 days when I go, and a week tops!

No Hardy, the problem with a lot of young kids today is that they get to much "given" to them. The fact of the matter is , everyone of us worked or tails off to be able to stay at the World for that long at a time. The hard truth is, and I do not mean this in a mean way, but you have to growup, finish school, get a good job, and you too can go to WDW for 10 day vacations.

You're telling me. Trust me, I'm not one of those kids, man. I work my tail off every day to get better at what I want to do, and I do it for free. It's writing fantasy football/sports articles. I do it everyday so I can get better. I know I have to go through college, in fact, I already have a college picked out, a degree picked out, I know where I'm going and what I want to do. You're talking to the wrong kid man! I'm driven!

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I know that might have come off a bit rude, but I do what I can. I have a job, work an internhsip for my local newspaper, do a podcast once a day, write 2-3 articles a day and go to school all to better my future. My first ACT score was 28. I'm 15 and a junior -- I skipped a grade and I still take 3 honors classes and still have a GPA above 4.0. Like I said, I know you're talking about kids in general, but that's not me.

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Just keep it up. You still have a long way to go!

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Sure do! I can't wait to see what the future holds!

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subvetss wrote:
Jan and I would useualy stay 5 nights. We always stayed at a value resort or Ft. Wilderness. We seldom made dining reservations and mostly ate at counter service locations. Never went to the parks. That is why we could afford to go 4 times a year making a total, before Jan passed. of 56 trips and only went to the Magic Kingdon twice. once in 1971 opening weekend and once in 1990. We certainly were different from just about all of you but most of our life and love was magical anyway.
Joe

That is a beautiful story and very inspiration for my future. This year is my last big trip for a number of years but I likely could afford to go a lot of places if I followed similar tips. Thanks!

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We usually stay 5 - 7 nights. Our last trip was 8 nights, no kids. It was a little slice of Heaven at POR!

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Always 14 nights! Travelling from the UK, there's no point going for anything less! We save long and hard for those trips,, going without other things so we can get back to WDW! It's worth every penny!
I would love to go for 3 weeks, with 1 week off site and two weeks on!

If I ever win the lottery I'm going for 3 months - the longest a tourist visa will allow lol!

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Just like campbell87, we're also from the UK (north east of Scotland) we normally go for two weeks, making the flight time worth it. Although this trip we're staying for 16 nights which it a bit of a bonus. Just means more time to pack in the magic. yay

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Hardy0109 wrote:
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We always stay 10 nights.

Holy crap that is a long vacation. How often do you go?

We have been going every November for the last 3 years. This year we are going in Dec. Next year we are saving the money. laugh

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Always 14 nights! Travelling from the UK, there's no point going for anything less! We save long and hard for those trips,, going without other things so we can get back to WDW! It's worth every penny!
I would love to go for 3 weeks, with 1 week off site and two weeks on!

If I ever win the lottery I'm going for 3 months - the longest a tourist visa will allow lol!

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