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A Mouse Fan
05-17-2007, 03:35 PM
This may seem like a ridiculous question but here goes....In November of 2008 we may have the opportunity to go to WDW for 11 days. I am going to a conference in Orlando for 5 days and we are going to be staying at WDW and will have lots of free time to have FUN! We are thinking of extending our trip another 6 days (at our expense of course!). We have never been to WDW for more than a week at a time and seemed to have plenty of time to do most everything. For those of you who go to WDW for 10 or more days...have you found it worth it spending the extra days in WDW maybe just hanging around the hotel or miniature golfing? We do not do WDW commando style but always go non-peak season so we get a lot done. I just don't want to stay 11 days and feel I have done everything in 8. We love WDW but only go every two years to keep it special....does that make sense? BTW, we would probably stay 5 days at the POR or POFQ and the remaining 6 days at the WL or AKL.
All opinions Welcome and appreciated! :D
05-17-2007, 05:26 PM
We have stayed 10-11 days on several of our trips. We definitely are not commandos. Our Jan 2007 trip was 11 nites, 7 at POP with son and family, 4 at POFQ with just ourselves (grandma and grandpa) I'm not sure how many days we even spent in the parks, I know far less than half. We love to resort hop and spend a lot of time just wandering downtown or whatever. This year we even went to Fort Wilderness and rented a golf cart for part of a day. That was very relaxing. Plan some special meals on days that you don't go in parks. If you are with kids these can be character meals. Be sure to go downtown disney. Also, we love to rent boats and just ride around the rivers or lakes. I would never think 11 nites would be too long.
05-17-2007, 08:42 PM
We stayed 12 nights last year, and it was not too much. We did however visit some non-Disney parks, but even if we didn't, we could have totally enjoyed ourselves at just WDW. I say go and have a great time!
05-17-2007, 10:42 PM
We started out going 3 or 4 days, then a week, now we go 9 days. That's the most I can do on my vacation. We do the parks everyday we are there. We have never done the water parks. No time! I would go for three weeks if I could. I absolutely love WDW and everything to do with it! :mickey:
05-17-2007, 11:29 PM
With a longer trip you eliminate any feeling of having to rush to get "everything" in....you can relaxe a bit more.
05-18-2007, 05:38 AM
A few times, we've managed to go for two full weeks - very relaxed. We certainly did not run out of things to do!
Several times we stayed 10 nights in WDW plus 3 or 4 in Universal. It was non enough for us ;)
05-18-2007, 07:09 AM
Our Disney vacations are ten-eleven days. We always enjoy the resorts and take our time with the parks. We never consider a park "done" because we enjoy redoing our favorites, but we do have plenty of time to accomplish everything we plan and more. We also enjoy some leisurely evenings with great meals.
It's not all about rushing around parks to get things "done" and then relaxing for the rest of the time. We mix it up, enjoy each day at a nice pace and don't care so much about crowds or line sizes. We have time for water parks and miniature golf and the resort pools- some of the things we wouldn't enjoy if we were pressed to fit in everything in seven days or less. We usually go non-peak season but the lines are fuzzing slightly between typically crowded and not crowded times. And even with more time and a relaxed pace, we're always reluctant to leave.
05-18-2007, 07:59 AM
Your're getting 11 days for a cost of 6 ?!?!?!?!?! Why wouldn't you want to go? Even if you don't want to do Disney parks/WP/DTD etc every day you could do the other Orlando stuff. Or if you have already done enough of that, take a day trip to Tampa, Daytona, etc. I would definately do it (and could you talk to my DH's boss so he will schedule a conference at WDW!!!!!)
05-18-2007, 09:41 AM
As others have posted, we typically mix things up during our 15-day vacations, hopping to various parks, having leisurely character meals, utilizing the resort pool, taking side trips to Cape Kennedy, Sea World, etcetera. There are still things we haven't done since we love to just "hang out" at the parks (rent water mice, minature golfing, DisneyQuest, water parks, etc) and we always have a hard time leaving, even after 15 days. :mickey: This year I'm HOPING to do the DVC tour and rent the water mice for a morning!
05-18-2007, 12:58 PM
Fourteen night trips are our standard. Of course we visit other parks while we are there, but because of the length of the trip we are extremely relaxed.
We head back to camp every day for lunch, and sometimes enjoy a nap. Never feel rushed.
05-18-2007, 03:21 PM
We did 10 days last year and Loved it. We are planning another 10 this year! :mickey:
I say go for it. (We also spent everyday at a Disney park and were never bored! )
05-18-2007, 08:29 PM
I could LIVE at WDW and never be bored! With all there is to do in and around WDW 11 days is a great amount of time to be there.
05-18-2007, 09:42 PM
DH and I have stayed at WDW for the first time for 7 days/8nights. This time around we'll be there for 10 days/11 nights. I cannot wait!
05-18-2007, 09:54 PM
We started with 7 nights, then went to 14 nights and our last trip was 20 nights. We always stay at the POFQ as we just love this place, but we also have day trips to Sea World, Busch Gardens, Cocoa Beach, Universal and Van's Skate Park along with shopping in Orlando. We also normally spend a day at each water park and a day at Disney Quest. On these days we normally still visit DTD at night. Our next trip the coming Dec is for only 16 nights as we have to pull our DS out of Grade 9 this year and he will end up having homework this time. In prior years his teachers have never had him do the school work missed. He is a very good student. Can't wait 200 days and counting down.
05-18-2007, 10:30 PM
We are also part of the group that goes for at least 10 nights. We love it because we can relax and take a day off here and there. We do the parks for a day or two and then go to either a water park or the resort pool for a day and then back to the parks for a couple more days, so on and so forth. I say take the advantage that has presented itself to you. There are so many things to do in WDW that you probably haven't taken the time to do on previous trips. I say take the time to look for different things you never had the time for on your previous trips.
05-19-2007, 04:28 PM
:ditto: to all the above posters! We always go for 10-11 days, and I still haven't done everything there is to do!! We love to go to the different resorts and try the restaurants and explore! And with the water parks, DisneyQuest, Pleasure Island, Downtown Disney, etc., you'll never be bored! Go for it!!!
05-19-2007, 07:02 PM
1) There is a distinct advantage to a long vacation.
2) Take your chance to non-ride stuff.
3) Walk around SLOWLY and
. . . look at small touches
. . . watch adults and kids enjoying the magic
. . . sit on Main Street and watch reactions to the Castle
. . . visit all the deluxe resorts and walk the grounds
. . . stroll Fort Wilderness
. . . etc
05-20-2007, 12:48 AM
Our last trip was planned around a conference as well, and I loved it. We did 3 park days, then three conference days and 3 more park days. While my DH was in conferences, we did resort character meals, just rode the monorail around, making sure to get the front. We walked from Grand Floridian to the Poly. Then there was pool time and the laundry. In the evening we hit Downtown Disney, watched the Electrical Parade and fireworks and had more of our favorite resort meals. Honestly, there were a ton of things I had planned that we never even got close to doing. I doubt you'll get bored.
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