Each of the four theme parks at Walt Disney World has its own unique icon to reflect the personality of each theme park. These icons not only exist larger than life in the theme parks, but are present in Disney media and on the My Disney Experience app. In Animal Kingdom, you’ve got the Tree of Life. Magic Kingdom has Cinderella Castle. Epcot has Spaceship Earth. And no one can forget the Studios with the giant Sorcerer Mickey hat. The Earful Tower. The Chinese theater…or the Tower of Terror (or whatever that strange shape is in My Disney Experience).*
So now we’re asking you: What is the best park icon at Walt Disney World? Voting is open now here and on Twitter, and we’ll have the results next week on AskIt.
What is the best park icon at Walt Disney World?
*Yes, it is actually the Tower of Terror that is the official icon that Disney uses for Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Members of the TouringPlans team debated whether it was actually supposed to look somewhat like the Chinese theater that is home to the Great Movie Ride or whether a “Vacancy” sign would be a better symbol at present. We’re going with Tower of Terror, but certainly we accept write-in votes!
Which is the best use of Star Wars at Walt Disney World?
With special nods to the “All of the above” (read: Star Wars mega fans) and “None of the above” (read: Not Star Wars fans), here’s how the four choices did in our weekly poll, with more than 1,400 votes cast.
What’s most important to you when picking a Disney cruise?
There are many factors to take into consideration when planning a Disney cruise. You can’t just show up at the port on any day of your choosing, pay for a ticket, and head on in, for instance. Where the cruise is leaving out, where it is going, when it is, how much it is…there are a wide variety of variables to take into consideration. With more than 900 votes cast, here’s the results.
If my social media lists are any indication, a lot of people are preparing to head out on summertime cruises. This week, we’re asking you about your priorities when planning a cruise. Here’s this week’s question:
What’s most important to you when picking a Disney Cruise?
Price/Price per Night (46%, 176 Votes)
Ports visited (35%, 133 Votes)
Which ship it's on (15%, 59 Votes)
Other (4%, 16 Votes)
Total Voters: 384
Feel free to vote here or on Twitter, or leave your specific thoughts in the comments. And if you are lucky enough to have a cruise coming up soon, Bon Voyage!
Disney fans love their parades, and there were a couple write-in suggestions as well, including bringing back the Main Street Electrical Parade (currently showing at Disneyland), or bringing back Paint the Night (which I would love to see come to Walt Disney World), or bringing back Block Party Bash, and even votes for Celebrate a Dream Come True and Mickey Mania. And of course the ever popular “Just bring back something to Epcot, Animal Kingdom, and to the nighttime hours at Magic Kingdom. But in the end, there was one clear favorite among the choices. With more than 1,500 votes cast, here are the results.
What is your favorite current nighttime show at Walt Disney World?
With some of the polling done on Twitter, we’re limited to four choices, but there are more than four nighttime shows at Walt Disney World, so there was an enthusiastic write-in campaign for one fan favorite! Here’s the results, from least votes to greatest, with more than 1,800 votes cast.
It’s Wednesday again, and time for another Ask It.
Last week we asked you:
Which do you think is the iconic Disney Parks snack?
There was much discussion of what makes a snack iconic. There were many people bemoaning not being able to have any one of those for a mid-afternoon snack. But in the end, one snack rose above the rest to claim the title of iconic Disney Parks snack. With more than 1,000 votes, here’s your choices, from least to greatest.
As I’m writing this up, I can hear the sounds of the fireworks from Wishes from outside my home office. Without looking up, I can tell from the sounds of the shells what “scene” is going on for the show. It will certainly be an adjustment when the new “Happily Ever After” nighttime spectacular debuts later this spring. It seems that everyone has a favorite nighttime show at Walt Disney World — so here’s this week’s question:
What is your favorite current nighttime show at Walt Disney World
Wishes (46%, 358 Votes)
Illuminations (30%, 230 Votes)
Fantasmic (21%, 163 Votes)
Rivers of Light (3%, 23 Votes)
Total Voters: 774
Voting is open now here and on Twitter, and feel free to comment about why you made your choice. We’ll see you next week to crown yet another winner in the saga of Ask It!