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  • How much time do you spend at Disneyland WITHOUT your kids?

    Just a curious question? How much time (percentage wise) do you spend at the Park without your children?
    My wife and I have 5 kids between the 2 of us, they are between the ages of 13 and 20. We enjoy taking them to the Park, but we also enjoy going without them. I'd say that we probably spend about 33% of our trip time per year with our kids at the Park, and the other 67% is just for us.
    Don't get me wrong, I love our kids, but dealing with 4 girls and 1 boy this age can drive you a little crazy. Sometimes we need to escape from the asylum.
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    My sons are 12, 13.......... We spend 100% of our time with them when we are on holidays.

    They are 2 of the neatest guys you will ever come across....

    .........when there is a ride where 2 people sit together and 2 people sit behind or in front........50% of the time I sit with one of my sons, the other of course with my Husband.
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    • #3
      Anytime we can meet up with our kids, we go! More fun with 'em.
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      • #4
        Disneyland- without Kids?????

        I'll let you know if I ever grow up!

        Never been to DL as a childless person, can't imagine what it would be like.


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        • #5
          I don't have any kids , and I work at Disneyland. So everytime I am at Disneyland I am without my kids!! I do have a little brother and I only bring him a few times a year because when I bring him and he says (after only a few hours in the park) that he wants to go home and play video games and watch TV, I get SOOOO mad! Most kids would give their right arm to have a sister that works at Disneyland and can get them in for free, pretty much any day they want! So, I like going with people who can stay for as long as I wanna be there!! (I know I am selfish! )

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          • #6
            Originally posted by WickedQueen
            I do have a little brother and I only bring him a few times a year because when I bring him and he says (after only a few hours in the park) that he wants to go home and play video games and watch TV, I get SOOOO mad!
            LOL ... my little cousin is the same way except I do not work at Disneyland ... last time it took almost 2 hrs. to get him off his video games and into the car for DL ... and what made it worse was he was playing Kingdom Hearts ... I kept trying to tell him he could see all these characters in person once we were at DL ... and I have to go through this nightmare again when I pick him up on Thursday.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by WickedQueen
              I don't have any kids , and I work at Disneyland. So everytime I am at Disneyland I am without my kids!! I do have a little brother and I only bring him a few times a year because when I bring him and he says (after only a few hours in the park) that he wants to go home and play video games and watch TV, I get SOOOO mad! Most kids would give their right arm to have a sister that works at Disneyland and can get them in for free, pretty much any day they want! So, I like going with people who can stay for as long as I wanna be there!! (I know I am selfish! )
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              • #8
                I have no kids (thank goodness), but I raised 2 of my nieces and nephews. I go with them when I can, but most of the time I prefer going with only people of my own age group and maturity level.
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                • #9
                  I have no kids so I'm almost always childless at DL. I have taken seven -year-old twins (boys). It was neat to see DL through their eyes. BTW they loved it and are constantly asking when I'm going to take them again.

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                  • #10
                    0%, I love to go with my daughter to DL, if it wasn't for her, I wouldn't have ever experienced the Magic again!
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                    • #11
                      I spend 100% of my time without my kids...I don't have any (couldn't resist!). I'm 23 and single (not even a girlfriend). I just go once a year with a couple of friends and we have a good time.

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                        • #13
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                          • #14
                            Last year, I learned to go to DL withoutmy kids. The first few trips were difficult, then I started looking forward to the time away from them. Family obligations have kept me from non-kid trips to the park, minus a pre-MA walk through of the resort and MA itself.

                            I really miss Friday night meets.
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                            • #15
                              I have gone three times without them, and many times with them.
                              I plan to keep up that practice!
                              Its so romantic without the kids!
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                              • #16
                                As much as I love going to DLR with my kids, and enjoying it with them, My wife and I enjoy going without them. It seems to be a totally different experence when it is just the 2 of us or other adult friends. We try to make it a habbit of going once for us for every 1 ot 2 trips that we take the kids. Keeping in mind that we are AP holders and go once every 1 to 2 weeks.

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                                • #17
                                  I have two boys(Thank God)and I've taken 2 trips to DL without them, both long weekend trips and will take a third without in July. As much as I love my boys and our fun in the park it's fun to have a little "no kid fun" too. Now that we are working on year 3 of having an AP it's less guilt inducing to do so



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                                  • #18
                                    I'm glad to hear that some of you do the DLand thing without your kids, too. I have a great time with 'em, but I really do have a better time without 'em.
                                    But how's this for insanity... My wife and I are going July 14-July18 without the kids (I don't even want to consider THAT trip with 5 :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: !! When we told the kids our plans, they were totally bummed that they wouldn't get to the Park during the anniversary. We (due to guilt) decided that we would take all 5 kids(4 girls, 1 boy ), PLUS 1 friend each during the weekend of June 17-June19 . June 18th happens to be the 50 year anniversary of the first steam-up of the Disneyland Railroad. There is going to be a special event planned by "The Carolwood Pacific Historical Society" inside of the Park. Probably a re-dedication of the #2 Engine, The E. P. Ripley.
                                    Anyways, we found that as teenagers, our kids have alot more fun in the Park when they are there with their friends. The funny thing is this; we turn the kids loose on the first day with one walkie-talkie per group, spending money, etc. and usually within 3 or 4 hours the kids are hanging around with us again. It's kinda cool . They seem to enjoy being with us when they know that they don't have to be. Go figure
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                                    • #19
                                      I dont have any kids, and sometimes I take family or friends kids with me to disneyland, and to be honest, it's great, but they really hold you back. I enjoy it better with out them.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Circarama
                                        I'm glad to hear that some of you do the DLand thing without your kids, too. I have a great time with 'em, but I really do have a better time without 'em.
                                        But how's this for insanity... My wife and I are going July 14-July18 without the kids (I don't even want to consider THAT trip with 5 :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: :monkey: !! When we told the kids our plans, they were totally bummed that they wouldn't get to the Park during the anniversary. We (due to guilt) decided that we would take all 5 kids(4 girls, 1 boy ), PLUS 1 friend each during the weekend of June 17-June19 .
                                        I'm with you there!! I am so not taking mine during the Anniversary Weekend. It's just going to be too packed. I'm going to try and take them down for a weekend in late June before their AP's expire



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