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Are you a Disney lover?

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  • collage1collage1 1670 replies69 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,739 Senior Member
    Definitely one of many high points when the kids were little. I grew up in LA and went to DL a couple times or more/year growing up so my idea of Disney is going off season and not on a weekend if at all possible. We took the kids to DW a couple of times and had a blast. Really loved the water parks too. We even went on a Disney Cruise one time when the kids were little and the younger two loved the kids club so much they didn't want to leave. So gave dh and me some time to ourselves. With the kids grown, it just doesn't fit in our lives anymore.

    Funny, when I was younger, I always said my idea of retirement would be to travel the country and go on all the roller coasters I could find. Now that they intermittently make me dizzy or give me a headache, I have abandoned that idea.
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  • eyemamomeyemamom 5343 replies78 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 5,421 Senior Member
    I took the kids once when the kids were younger and that was enough. My kids far preferred Universal. The neurologists told my son to never go on a roller coaster again. I seriously and literally hate roller coasters. My husband and daughter want to go to cedar park and have me be the human coat rack. No thanks.
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  • intparentintparent 36272 replies644 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 36,916 Senior Member
    edited May 20
    In between, went a few times when kids were ~8-14. They are VERY good at separating you from your money. But I also found it quite relaxing, especially if you stay on site - it was a lot less work than doing all the planning, driving, parking, cooking, etc. But feel no particular need to go again. I have a friend (MD specialist who makes a lot more than I do) who takes EVERY vacation at a Disney resort or cruise. She likes what is familiar and can afford it. 🤷‍♀️ I loathe what they do with characters they acquire rights to (that is NOT Winnie the Pooh).
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  • dentmom4dentmom4 1225 replies3 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 1,228 Senior Member
    I love Disney World. Probably been 20+ times. We used to go annually, kids grown, now go every other year. Also did the cruise once.

    I’ve been to Disneyland twice, once in my 20s and again 30 years later. Done for my life, it just doesn't compare to the World.
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  • jym626jym626 54622 replies2834 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,456 Senior Member
    edited May 20
    I am in the middle— don't love it, don't hate it. Somewhere in storage I still have a booklet with leftover A,B, and C tickets. Wonder if anyone nowadays should have a clue about them.

    Went to grad school near DW, and went enough times with family, friends and classmates that we all knew where every bathroom was. There were some cool things, like the fountain that made water cubes and the quest to find all the hidden mickey’s. And who remembers that the original layout of the Disney-MGM studios (now Hollywood studios) looked like a hidden Mickey (you could see it when you looked at the map of the park). Looking for the hidden mickeys made you feel like part of the subculture/inner circle and kept the kids entertained in the lines.

    When granddaughter is old enough to go we will definitely take her. But I was just in Orlando a week or 2 ago, and spent the downtime at a resort with no DW or Universal studios affiliation whatsoever. No desire to go near DW this trip. Poolside drinks were preferable. Last year we were at Universal briefly, but a family emergency pulled us out early. We stayed at a kitschy hotel called the cabana bay that was a retro 60’s design with the Jetsons cartoons playing on the wall and every detail was 60’s, down to the toiletries in the bathroom.
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  • bookwormbookworm 8751 replies72 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8,823 Senior Member
    Maddison, I can’t imagine that many times!!!

    We rotated going to the Keys and DW when son was a preteen, teen. Yearly passes were under $100, and those were for off season times. Some trips were Universal and SeaWorld. I’d happily go again. Still, I doubt we hit DW more than 2x a year.
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  • vpa2019vpa2019 495 replies10 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 505 Member
    Love DisneyWorld! Visited probably 15 times over the last 25 years. . My kids (older teens at the time) said our Christmas visit was one of the best Christmas vacations ever. Just love the vibe and how pleasant and helpful the employees are. Going next month for a senior grad gift and I can’t wait!
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  • garlandgarland 15869 replies197 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 16,066 Senior Member
    I've never been. Never taken my kids. Both have been to FL as adults but not sure they've been there. The one year we decided to do a real travel vacation, we ended up on a barge going down the Mississippi from Memphis to NO. Mostly Jersey Shore beside that. I don't feel the loss; hope they dont either!
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  • psychmommapsychmomma 2944 replies43 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,987 Senior Member
    We took the kids once when they were young and loved it. Everyone was happy everywhere you looked! I had hoped to go back again but we never did. I even joined a Disney website group and was active on it for many years. Really nice people, just like this site.
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  • taverngirltaverngirl 724 replies16 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 740 Member
    We went to DW four times between 2009 and 2014. We all loved it. Took a break and did a huge National Park trip and then Europe. Just recently was feeling nostalgic and thought I'd look into booking another trip to DW. I visited some of the old forums I used to belong too, and the current vibe is so negative, how the place is understaffed and dirty, they nickel and dime you to death, lines are insane. I decided I'm not going to pay 5-10K for that. I was going to look into DL but with Star Wars opening this summer, crowds are going to be bad. Maybe someday we'll go there though. Now I'm looking into a Great Britain trip.
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  • LoveTheBardLoveTheBard 2095 replies20 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2,115 Senior Member
    Not a fan...too crowded, too expensive, too many lines. Overall pretty vapid entertainment that I don't find particularly entertaining.

    I'll take an art museum –– or theatre –– over Disneyland any day of the week (and we're less than an hour away!)

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  • gouf78gouf78 7745 replies23 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 7,768 Senior Member
    @jym626 —. I’ve got a couple old books of A,B,C tickets too!
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  • jym626jym626 54622 replies2834 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 57,456 Senior Member
    @gouf78 - those 2 E tickets got used PDQ!!
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  • conmamaconmama 4038 replies292 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 4,330 Senior Member
    @abasket, I also thought we should take the kids to Disney once and that it would be a glorified amusement park. Wasn’t like that at all. Really surprised us.
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