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  • [Question] Park Visiting Frequency

    With all the talk about the AP price increases, it made me curious, how often does everyone get a chance to visit the parks? For some of you, it sounds like you visit quite frequently (I'm very jealous). For others like myself, I live up north and haven't been able to visit very often (think like less than once every 5 years). So, just for fun, (and to make myself even more jealous) how much time does every get to spend at the park?

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    When I was at my old job, I'd go once or twice a month. Now that I work 6 days a week, I haven't been in forever. Seriously forever, like 2 years. But since my job is seasonal, when it's the off season, I plan on trying to make it once a month.
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    • #3
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      I've only been to DL four times, since I moved to SoCal. :blush: I'm down in SD so I'm only like 100 miles away which is nothing, but I don't get the chance to go too often, like once every other month. I obviously don't stay in a hotel since I'm not that far, so I only stay for the day.

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      • #4
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        It takes me about 3 hours one way to get to DLR - I take public transportation - so if I'm lucky I get there once a month or once every two months, when my pass isn't blocked. When I had friends with APs it was easier because I could ride down to Disneyland with them, but everyone I know has let their pass lapse.
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        • #5
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          jealous.... google maps says I could get there in 19 hours and 22 minutes. So I figure I could do it in less, and 1 day if I drove all night. Then not be able to get in because I spent all my money on gas.......
          When I was at my old job, I'd go once or twice a month. Now that I work 6 days a week, I haven't been in forever. Seriously forever, like 2 years. But since my job is seasonal, when it's the off season, I plan on trying to make it once a month.
          Isn't it funny, you get these jobs, and you think, "now I'll finally have the money to do that!" Then you gotta figure out when you have the time cause you're always at work.

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          • #6
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            next month i'll be going on my fifth trip to disneyland: i went for the first time when i was six or seven, i went the summer after my high school graduation, last october, in june for my college graduation, and then next month for a holiday/birthday trip.

            as you can see, it's been pretty sporadic for me. the first two trips happened years apart, and then within fourteen months i'm packing in three trips. unfortunately, this next trip will probably be my last for another two or three years.

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            • #7
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              I used to go two or 3 times a year, but because of the huge crowds, these days it's only once a year.

              If the crowds ever thin out, I'll go back to 2 or 3 times a year.

              Rob

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              • #8
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                As an annual pass-holder for the last 6 years, I visit the park about 2 times a month.

                But it seems like I went the most this year, for example, I think I went 7 or 8 times in June because of the Grand Opening of Cars Land.

                My pass is about to come to an end, and I won't be renewing it because of the price and also because I'm kind of bored with it already. I will be renewing it again once something big open like Iron Man or something.
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                • #9
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                  I don't know if I should answer this, but I'm thinking somewhere around 30 times since Cars Land opened. *lol* A lot of that is going and seeing the Mad T Party band on a Friday or Saturday night, but then again, I usually catch the 80z All Stars there too. I will occasionally go and take pictures, but I think since Labor Day, I haven't been to just do rides. I need to do that one of these days. I happen to live 15 minutes due west of the park and I work about 10 minutes north of the park.

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                  • #10
                    Hmmm let me think about this one... uhmm carry the 7, add those three, multiply by 24. Andddd we get, 110 times in the last two years but if you want to break it down about 4 or 5 times a month *blushsmiley*
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                    • #11
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                      Annual Passholder here. I go every other weekend. So typically it's park one week rest the next. Rinse wash repeat. Sometimes it's one a month though, but mostly it's two a month. Each time I like to splurge out at Cafe Orleans for breakfast, Carthay Circle Theater for lunch, and Carnation Cafe for dinner. I really need to cut down on my costs and start eating less expensive meals :blush:

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by bisforbrittney View Post
                        next month i'll be going on my fifth trip to disneyland: i went for the first time when i was six or seven, i went the summer after my high school graduation, last october, in june for my college graduation, and then next month for a holiday/birthday trip.

                        as you can see, it's been pretty sporadic for me. the first two trips happened years apart, and then within fourteen months i'm packing in three trips. unfortunately, this next trip will probably be my last for another two or three years.
                        I feel you, right there with ya on that!! If I'm lucky I may save up to go in a few years.... Oh, wait, I'll be paying off my degree....

                        Originally posted by micromind View Post
                        I used to go two or 3 times a year, but because of the huge crowds, these days it's only once a year.

                        If the crowds ever thin out, I'll go back to 2 or 3 times a year.

                        Rob
                        Two or three times a year seems like a decent amount to me, not too much so that I'd never be suprised at what I saw, I'm sorry that the crowds are too muc,! more friends to make....?

                        Originally posted by SoCalbma View Post
                        As an annual pass-holder for the last 6 years, I visit the park about 2 times a month.

                        But it seems like I went the most this year, for example, I think I went 7 or 8 times in June because of the Grand Opening of Cars Land.

                        My pass is about to come to an end, and I won't be renewing it because of the price and also because I'm kind of bored with it already. I will be renewing it again once something big open like Iron Man or something.
                        Originally posted by oddball View Post
                        I don't know if I should answer this, but I'm thinking somewhere around 30 times since Cars Land opened. *lol* A lot of that is going and seeing the Mad T Party band on a Friday or Saturday night, but then again, I usually catch the 80z All Stars there too. I will occasionally go and take pictures, but I think since Labor Day, I haven't been to just do rides. I need to do that one of these days. I happen to live 15 minutes due west of the park and I work about 10 minutes north of the park.
                        Wow, I'm like horribly jealous of you two!! I really want to visit again!!! You should do trip reports EVERY time you go, so those of us poor unfortunate souls can live vicariously through you!

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                        • #13
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                          After my niece was born my sister's life changed. When my niece was a bit over 3 I offered to take my niece once a month so my sister and brother inlaw could have a date night/weekend.

                          Since then I've been going roughly 10-15 times a year for 2 to 4.5 days each visit. I also visit WDW each year, though have held off this last year waiting for the New Fantasyland to open.
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                          • #14
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                            3 one day trips a year, one 3 day trip every 3 years.
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                            • #15
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                              Normally we would do one three-day trip a year, sometimes two. Now with AP that we bought in Sept, we have made 3 or 4 trips since then, I have a trip planned with first-timers in a couple weeks, then we will be rather limited with the hubs new job schedule so not sure how often we'll be out... but we have already more than gotten our money's worth out of the AP. So happy to have it this year!


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                              • #16
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                                It varies. When I was little, my family visited once every year or once every two years, normally for my birthday or another celebration. Our first and only year having passes was for my sweet 16th several years ago. I went somewhere around ten to fifteen times with the passes. I don't believe that we had any trips the following year. This year I've gone three times. Once with my family during my sister's string competition, once for Grad Nite, and once in the fall for my 18th birthday to experience Cars Land and Buena Vista Street for the first time. I probably won't have any trips next year. I'm looking into getting a job at the park during the summer, but I don't see it working out.

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                                • #17
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                                  As out of state premium AP holders, we have gone a dozen times since April. 3 days here, 2 there, evening, 1 day, etc. last trip was a half day on a Sunday. We were visiting the in laws for the father in law birthday, decided to stay the extra day to enjoy the parks.
                                  I think that since DCA has become a better destination park we have visited more than we initially anticipated.

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                                  • #18
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                                    Originally posted by swampymarsh View Post
                                    After my niece was born my sister's life changed. When my niece was a bit over 3 I offered to take my niece once a month so my sister and brother inlaw could have a date night/weekend.
                                    That's so sweet! They all must absolutely adore you for that!!

                                    Originally posted by Chesire View Post
                                    3 one day trips a year, one 3 day trip every 3 years.
                                    I really like the organization of this, it's fun!!

                                    Originally posted by KellyMcG86 View Post
                                    Normally we would do one three-day trip a year, sometimes two. Now with AP that we bought in Sept, we have made 3 or 4 trips since then, I have a trip planned with first-timers in a couple weeks, then we will be rather limited with the hubs new job schedule so not sure how often we'll be out... but we have already more than gotten our money's worth out of the AP. So happy to have it this year!
                                    I saw you trip report! I hope you have as much fun on your next trip!!
                                    Originally posted by gatheringrosebuds View Post
                                    It varies. When I was little, my family visited once every year or once every two years, normally for my birthday or another celebration. Our first and only year having passes was for my sweet 16th several years ago. I went somewhere around ten to fifteen times with the passes. I don't believe that we had any trips the following year. This year I've gone three times. Once with my family during my sister's string competition, once for Grad Nite, and once in the fall for my 18th birthday to experience Cars Land and Buena Vista Street for the first time. I probably won't have any trips next year. I'm looking into getting a job at the park during the summer, but I don't see it working out.
                                    You should definately try to work there!!! That would be so much fun! Plus then you have a huge average visits number!!

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                                    • #19
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                                      On average, we're in the parks about once a week, sometimes more and sometimes less often. Many times we will make a quick stop at the parks to pick up gifts or to do favors for other people. We love living driving distance to the parks and having passes, but we also love being able to share the magic with others.

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                                      • #20
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                                        Me and my wife live about 10 minutes away. We go at least twice a month, except during the holidays (Halloween-Christmas) then we usually go about once a week. In the summer when they are open longer we will go 2-3 times a week. At least twice this year we went every day for a week. Sometimes we will just go and walk around and not even go on any rides, maybe get a chocolate dipped cone from cozy motel (best ice cream in all of DLR in our opinion). Its nice to get away from all the stress from work and just enjoy the resort.
                                        We also go when there are artist at the resort signing their products, as well for special occasions that we read about here on Micechat.

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