Absence Does Make The Heart Grow Fonder..

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Absence Does Make The Heart Grow Fonder..

That's it...I'am now totally convinced...Let me explain please...I once put a thread on an old Disney fan site about this subject..So last night I got talking to a couple of Americans at my local inn..They hail from Los Angeles, so with my sister in law staying there we got a good conversation going..This was their dream vacation, and they were heading north tomorrow,up to the highlands to track down their family tree, as they have Scottish roots..So they asked me about my favourite holiday destinations, and I consider myself lucky to have visited most of Europes holiday escapes,and also Mexico, Las Vegas,New York,Chicago,Los Angeles, but my favourite was WDW in Florida..Whoa!!...They were stunned...It's way too commercial for us, was his reply..We take the grand kids there every month for a weekend vacation,( That's DL ) But as were only about 50 miles away..See..This is what I mean...I reckon if I lived in, let's say, in Kissamee, and that WDW was on my doorstep. I would be able to do about three or four trips per year..But because I'am 3000 miles away,over yonder pond. I feel that absence makes my heart grow fonder to going back.?...I would be interested in hearing your views on this...

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Nah, I think I'd be one of those perminant tourists who went every week lol. But then if I lived that close I would love a part time job there. Hubby's company is in talks about being bought out by an American company right now, we have all of our fingers and toes crossed as there may be a chance in the future then to go work in Orlando....

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Nope, not for me either. I would have an AP and be there every week hitting all of the special events, having dinner on property just because, chilling out with friends on Main Street every Sunday. I'm sure that it would loose a little bit of the luster, but I know I would still love it just as much.

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I would be there so much they would have to kick me out if I lived
that close!! laugh

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I still love it as much with it at my backdoor. The nice thing about living so close is that you don't have to ride rides if the line is really long and just wait until it's shorter. You can also take things slower and take in the atmosphere. Disney still has all it's magic left for me.

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I think it's probably like that wherever you live. When we were at Disney and we would strike up conversations with others and they asked where we lived, as soon as we said where they were all, "Oh my...we went there once or I so want to go there. You have this and this and this and we loved it! The mountains are gorgeous! It's our favorite place to visit!" Even those from across the pond knew about them.

The attractions they were mentioning are beautiful, but I have been so many times over my life we tend to take them for granted and forget how beautiful and nice they are.

So I can see where if I lived next to WDW that after some time, I think some of the excitement would wear off.

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I don't know. Personally, I couldn't handle the hot weather FL brings but I mean, yes, it'd be nice to move to Florida and go to WDW whenever I wanted but I do think the excitement and anticipation would wear off after a while.

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Here's another local perspective. I think it all depends on who you are. In the end different things appeal to different people. I don't go every weekend, but many of them I do. And often I still enjoy whole day trips. I think going regularly encourages me to try different things. For example, Treasures of the Seven Seas is a really fun game, (much better than Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom) but I see most people just walking by. And I don't blame them. If I was in a rush I would probably just hurry by too trying to fit in the must do rides. But not having any definite must dos allows for a lot more flexibility and usually a lot more fun. Plus, I am able to try more Disney eats, and who wouldn't want that?

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When I was on my college program I went every day for 7 months. Of course a lot of those days I was working, but on our off days we went to other parks, or after work we would go to DTD or other parks. It was cheap (free) and we were broke college kids so that is what me and my roommates always did. I know that if I lived in FL I would want to go all of the time. I just LOVE Disney!

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J wrote:
Here's another local perspective. I think it all depends on who you are. In the end different things appeal to different people. I don't go every weekend, but many of them I do. And often I still enjoy whole day trips. I think going regularly encourages me to try different things. For example, Treasures of the Seven Seas is a really fun game, (much better than Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom) but I see most people just walking by. And I don't blame them. If I was in a rush I would probably just hurry by too trying to fit in the must do rides. But not having any definite must dos always for a lot more flexibility and usually a lot more fun. Plus, I am able to try more Disney eats, and who wouldn't want that?

Whats Treasures of the Seven Seas? Is that the new pirate game?

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That's it. Very interactive working with different pirates and some neat special effects. Almost every time I play someone asks me where you start at. It is past pirates on the right before you get to Frontier Land.

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If there was any way I could get a visa, move back to Florida and get a job with Disney again, then I would do it. Planning to retire in Florida for 6 months of each year at least. (I am 25 years from retirement right now but me and DH have talked about it already)

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