The One Thing You Look Forward To..

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The One Thing You Look Forward To..

I'm curious about this subject..Reason is I've lots of Disney friends who have different reasons for going back to WDW..Some love the rides and simulators, others the dining side of Disney, then there's the adult drink marathon friends who love to try the Epcot challenge, and of course folk who love to chill out at their favourite resort..If you had to pick out just one thing that you look forward to the most when planning out your next trip..What would it be.?..I'm going to have to think hard about this one as I've so many things that go on my must do list, so to pick just one is going to take a little while..Your thoughts on this I'd be interested to hear.. awesome

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Just one thing?????????? Are you feeling well?????????? I can't pick just one!!!!!!!!!!!! ok I'll try LOL Just getting away from my every day life would be on the top of my list! Alas I can't pick just one! Not worrying about my diet, walking around WS with a nice cold drink or 2, afternoon showers, SHOPPING, not having to cook every meal (see #1) Just the magic everywhere!

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I'm with Figgy. I can't pick just one! Top reasons: Just spending time with the family without worrying about kid 1's schedule, or kids 2. Relaxing! And since we usually go over spring break after a long winter (or more accurately, in the middle of a long winter that never seems like it is going to end) Sunshine and palm trees! beach

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Wow - great question and Figgy is right - just 1 thing?? I am going to say the whole "Disney bubble" is what keeps me coming back. The feeling of being a kid with no cares or responsibilities. Ahhh, yah, bring on the bubble. 27 days and counting!

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The atmosphere. I don't need to go on the rides or see the shows. I love just being there muchlove

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Easy,
Two weeks of "us" time for me and Mrs Ferret in our home muchlove

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I am with everyone else...one thing is so hard to pick. I like the idea of the Disney bubble! No responsibilies, getting driven around, no cooking, my daughter's happiness and amazement at everything!

This is from MNSSHP's fireworks. Her face says it all!

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Spook wrote:
The atmosphere. I don't need to go on the rides or see the shows. I love just being there muchlove

That's exactly it for me too. In fact it was surprisingly easy to decide. I go back for the magic. The magic is what captures me and holds me. I don't need to be on the rides, I don't need to be eating the yummy food. I just need to be there, on Main Street, sitting on a bench and soaking it all in Smile

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It's the magic/atmosphere for me as well. We can go on rides here in the UK, we can stay at nice hotels, we can eat yummy food and the sun has even been known to shine occasionally in the UK, but there is nowhere in the UK that comes even close to the atmosphere that you find on Main Street. That is why, when I can afford it, I will pay stupid sums of money to fly across the atlantic to visit WDW. mickey

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The atmosphere and themeing; it's like going to a truly magical place. Everywhere you look is filled with so much story.

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Yay..Figgy..You got it...Lol...Am I feeling well..Of course I am..Well I love these answers..Rides.no...Food..no..Sunshine ..no..Awesome resorts..no...Its this feeling of magic when you stand still on Main Street USA and take in the atmosphere that surrounds you..I honestly can't think of anywhere I have visited in this world that gives me goose pimples ..

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One thing would have to be just getting away from the rest of the worldly problems! biggrin

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93boomer wrote:
One thing would have to be just getting away from the rest of the worldly problems! biggrin

Wow...You got it Boomer..Every day I turn on the news it's never good news.. awesome

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I would have to say the one thing that keeps us going back every year is that we don't have to do anything well we are there. Meaning someone else handles the transportation for us, someone does all the cooking, someone else cleans our room. We just get to sit back and relax (although I still make my bed every morning LOL). Life is relaxing and easy in the bubble!

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In general, it's always doing something different and looking forward to something new. Next trip, I want to resort hop for the first time ever and explore all the different resorts and restaurants, something I've never had the time to do. I've always said how much I want to spend an off-day away from the parks for a change. As for the parks, Avatar Land for the moment isn't enticing enough for me to spend a trip there but if there's a Star Wars land in the Studios and Epcot gets a plethora of much needed attractions, I'll be more inclined to go. I love Disney World but if there's nothing new to look forward to doing, it's not worth the time and money.

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I think for me, walking round World Showcase with a margarita and then watching the fireworks from beside the lake is what it's all about.

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Funny enough jw24 we have always found new stuff every two years on our trips..I think if we lived in near proximity and went two or three times a year, it would get a bit " here we go again " ...However the 24 month gap between visits has our list full of new stuff...

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I agree - Just One a Thing? That feeling in Main Street, yes. We go to MK as early as possible at least once each trip to have that quiet "Can you even believe it" moment begir coffee and pastry for breakfast. The whole 'bubble' of leaving the real world outside and having nothing but a glorious, enchanted new world to live in.

The last two trips, however, we developed a new 'Best Thing' - Grey Goose Slushies in France. Late afternoon by the lagoon, frosty beverage in hand, people watching (Think 'Stoopid Shoes'), or early evening, getting several somethings to eat from around the world, and the slushies, of course - and then relax until Illuminations. This we also have come to love.

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The Watchmaker wrote:
Funny enough jw24 we have always found new stuff every two years on our trips..I think if we lived in near proximity and went two or three times a year, it would get a bit " here we go again " ...However the 24 month gap between visits has our list full of new stuff...

Yeah, I don't think I could to go to WDW every year or multiple times in one calendar year. I learned visiting WDW in 2010 one year after my HS class trip in 2009 that as much as I love Disney World, visiting the same place for vacation in back to back years was overkill for me. I got tired of doing the same old, same old. Now I'm fed up having the rush mentality and spending all of my days doing nothing but theme parks, which is why I plan to stay longer, take some off-days away from the parks and try new restaurants whenever my next trip to WDW will be. I don't mind putting a gap between WDW visits. It allows me to explore other destinations I want to visit, like Disneyland in California, Washington DC and even Universal Orlando.

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jw24 wrote:
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Funny enough jw24 we have always found new stuff every two years on our trips..I think if we lived in near proximity and went two or three times a year, it would get a bit " here we go again " ...However the 24 month gap between visits has our list full of new stuff...

Yeah, I don't think I could to go to WDW every year or multiple times in one calendar year. I learned visiting WDW in 2010 one year after my HS class trip in 2009 that as much as I love Disney World, visiting the same place for vacation in back to back years was overkill for me. I got tired of doing the same old, same old. Now I'm fed up having the rush mentality and spending all of my days doing nothing but theme parks, which is why I plan to stay longer, take some off-days away from the parks and try new restaurants whenever my next trip to WDW will be. I don't mind putting a gap between WDW visits. It allows me to explore other destinations I want to visit, like Disneyland in California, Washington DC and even Universal Orlando.

Totally agree...Overkill...That's the word I'm looking for...Funny enough DL in California never done it for me..It was a three week vacation in 2001 visiting my wife's sister who lives in L.A...We done Tijuana..San Deigo..Las Vegas..Grand Canyon..But the magic of Disney didn't bite me until three years later in 2004..Our first WDW vacation..Weird..

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Feeling like a kid and acting like one too! That's what keeps me coming back. Not to mention the Grey Goose Slushie!

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Kris1971 wrote:
Feeling like a kid and acting like one too! That's what keeps me coming back. Not to mention the Grey Goose Slushie!

YES and YES!

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The Watchmaker wrote:
If you had to pick out just one thing that you look forward to the most when planning out your next trip..What would it be?

Planning out our dining choices. I know that some folks who live in major cities don't get all that jazzed over Disney food, and that's understandable. However I live in a culinary watseland and eating at Disney is exciting all by itself. There's always somewhere new and delicious for me to try, I never get bored eating at Disney.

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Kristen K. wrote:
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If you had to pick out just one thing that you look forward to the most when planning out your next trip..What would it be?

Planning out our dining choices. I know that some folks who live in major cities don't get all that jazzed over Disney food, and that's understandable. However I live in a culinary watseland and eating at Disney is exciting all by itself. There's always somewhere new and delicious for me to try, I never get bored eating at Disney.

I can attest to that. In my neck of the woods, there's plenty of American, Chinese, pizza parlors/Italian, Indian with some Mexican and Japanese restaurants in between. But not a whole of other European or other Asian restaurants. If I wanted to eat Greek, German or even authentic fish and chips or British food, I'd have to go to a big city like New York for it. I suppose when opening a new restaurant, demographics have to be strongly considered and one must cater to the demographics to make money.

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I keep going back because it's magical and it's nothing like work. biggrin

I always find something new to enjoy and the old favorites always make me happy.

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