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I was wondering how many of you have the same experience that I routinely have that drives me crazy. My girlfriend and I go to WDW pretty regularly, probably an average of 2x per year. Every time I tell someone I'm going they like to 'explain' to me that there are other places I can go and ask why I go to WDW so much.

I of course tell them that I love going someplace I can relax. There's nothing I HAVE to do while I'm there. If I sit in my hotel room the whole time I didn't miss anything I HAD to see (I'll be back soon enough anyway), but if I want to do something there's always something to do that I'll enjoy. Eventually though I got tired and the last time someone asked me I just said 'You can go wherever you like on your vacations, I'm not asking you to go.'

Was wondering how many of the rest of you get these helpful souls asking for justification for your vacation choices?

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Another reason WDW makes a fine vacation destination is that if you live anywhere on the Eastern half of the country, its usually a pretty short plane jaunt. I love Hawaii, but the 9 hour trip is kinda a drag, especially if I only have a 4 day vacation.

But yeah, I've experienced a lot of questions as to why I 'go to WDW so much'.

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I just try to convert everyone who asks... Smile

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I gave up on trying to explain. My "it's like if you have a beach house" argument didn't seem to satisfy. waiting

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Good grief! If I had a nickel for every time I heard "why are you going to WDW AGAIN?!" I'd be a rich man! ha! ha!

We go every year at least once a year and have for the past 10 years. I'm with you, even if you don't go to the parks ALL the time it's still a wonderful place to get away from things. My wife and I have been known to fly down for a long weekend and only go to Epcot then spend the other two days just lounging at the resort.

It's the happiest place on Earth! And like someone else said, I just convert them! ha! ha!

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I go to Vegas a lot, and I hear this too, mostly from coworkers. I have decided from now on, I will point out how many people in my office take annual vacations every summer to the coast of Maine, and no one ever questions it.

Every year, they go to the same place, rent the same cottage and have essentially the same experience. Why is that any different than me going to Vegas every year or someone going to WDW every year?

People need to just live and let live.

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Coast of Maine????

Ok, I totally get Vegas and WDW is a given but the coast of Maine????

Lobster is awesome there, nice scenery and all but what is there to do besides sit around and look at the shore?

Different strokes for different folks I guess but we are all obviously the fun people in our circles huh? ha! ha!

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wdwfan wrote:
Coast of Maine????

Ok, I totally get Vegas and WDW is a given but the coast of Maine????

Lobster is awesome there, nice scenery and all but what is there to do besides sit around and look at the shore?

Different strokes for different folks I guess but we are all obviously the fun people in our circles huh? ha! ha!

I think you go antiquing too!

Actually I think it's quite nice up there and relaxing. I think the appeal of going to the same place repeatedly is pretty universal. You don't have to stress out about learning your way around and figuring stuff out. You just go do your thing and relax. WDW is a great spot for that as it has easy things to do, much like Vegas.

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Well for some people the answer is If you don't go, you don't get it.

I think many people who go to the beach every year and eat at the same places every year don't see it as doing WDW every year. After all, at the beach you can lie in the sand or on a lounge chair and that's a totally different experience.

If anyone asks me why I am going again I just say because I like it. I try not to get into silly discussions about it.

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ILUVWDW wrote:
Well for some people the answer is If you don't go, you don't get it.

I think many people who go to the beach every year and eat at the same places every year don't see it as doing WDW every year. After all, at the beach you can lie in the sand or on a lounge chair and that's a totally different experience.

If anyone asks me why I am going again I just say because I like it. I try not to get into silly discussions about it.

I think you're right. I think my mistake was trying to explain in the first place.

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wdwfan wrote:
Coast of Maine????

Ok, I totally get Vegas and WDW is a given but the coast of Maine????



::sitting here not feeling at all ridiculed that she spends a week on the coast of Maine every year... laugh laugh ::

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admin wrote:
wdwfan wrote:
Coast of Maine????

Ok, I totally get Vegas and WDW is a given but the coast of Maine????



::sitting here not feeling at all ridiculed that she spends a week on the coast of Maine every year... laugh laugh ::

We can find something else to ridicule you for! silly

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"That's a kiddie place."

My favorite quote, whether it be Disneyland or Disney World everyone thinks it's just a "kiddie place." Sad really.

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Zonga, I agree.

I also get why would you want to go there, you don 't have kids? Well as a matter of fact I do, he is 31 and loves Disney and still thinks I should take him every time I go.

Well, better for all the naysayers to stay away and leave us to our fun.

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I think the aggravating part is it's never that they're "curious", they're always "skeptical"...even if they've never been...

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Well ya know, it's like kids and food. They don't like anything, even tho they haven't tasted it ever.


Let em stay away. More fun for us.

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Soup - Absolutely! And, yes, it drives me crazy too. But, I have to admit that a few years ago I would have, and probably did say the same thing. As an adult, or "GrownUp" as prefered here, and without kids trailing along and without an "agenda" and without trying to pinch every penny, the "World" is a totally different place. Also, the Annual Pass is the greatest thing that ever happened! Knowing that the minutes aren't ticking and you don't have to cram everything in this trip makes it soooooooooo much more enjoyable. Now if I can just get my wife to stop riding Soarin' nonstop and going to Philharmagic on a circular path!!! Now that is redundant! Of course I can't complain - I've taken the shortcut back to Turtle Talk on many occasions!

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Annual pass IS the best thing that ever happened. It takes that urgency out of visiting a park. You can pop in, ride one thing, and leave if it's too crowded. Makes so much sense if you spend more than a week in WDW.

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No one can figure out why we go to DW so much. Michael's work buddies go on weekend trips just to the ocean 5 miles away! They spend a lot of money on booze and eating out, some going to Vegas, others to bed and breakfasts because their wives drag them. We just spend our money on Disney stuff. We've given up explaining. It's just what we do.

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silly Hello again!

I usually don't get "WDW again?" (except from a woman at work who wants to go on an Alaskan cruise with me). It's, "You're going alone?"

I say, "Sure I go alone. If I waited for someone to go with me, I'd never leave home."

I hang out on Disney fan forums such as this one because I don't have to explain my love of Walt Disney World. I can revel in it with like-minded people from around the lowercase world.

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A lot of people have problems with doing things "solo" in general. They don't eat at restaurants alone or go to movies alone. I shudder to think on how many things I'd miss out on in life if I could only do them if someone agreed to do them with me.

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Maybe I should try doing more things solo! Leave all these fuddy-duddies in the dust! laugh