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#AskIt: Do You Pin Trade?

by on July 12, 2017

Pins have been available at Disney Parks for decades. (I still remember my first one that I got at Walt Disney World’s 15th anniversary when people won all sorts of prizes every 15 seconds just for walking in the parks.) Pin trading really hit a fever pitch right around the turn of the millennium, with a huge focus on special events, limited releases, collectible series, and trading events at the theme parks around the world and at Downtown Disney (both east and west). But have people kept up with it? Here’s this week’s question:

Do you still do Disney pin trading?

  • I've never traded Disney pins (57%, 413 Votes)
  • Yes! (29%, 210 Votes)
  • I did, but not anymore (14%, 101 Votes)

Total Voters: 724

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The poll is live here and on Twitter. We’ll have your results next week. In the meantime, is there a special character, event, or theme you collect? What’s your most prized pin? What made you stop pin trading, or why do you still do it today? Let us know in the comments.

#AskIt Results: Which Magic Kingdom Hard-Ticket Party Is Best?

by on July 12, 2017

Hard-ticket seasonal parties at the Magic Kingdom offer a great opportunity for some unique experiences, such as special shows and fireworks, along with special character meets and reduced lines for attractions. Both Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party are incredibly popular, often selling out on select nights during their run, but is one better than the other? We asked, and you answered with a clear favorite. Here’s your results.

 

Neither is better than the other

(226 votes, 15%)

 

For some people, each event provides such a unique experience that picking a favorite event would be like picking your favorite child. For others, the high ticket price means that the events just aren’t worth it. Whatever your reason, 15 percent of you felt that it was impossible to pick one over the other. Everyone else had very clear feelings on which was the better party…

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#AskIt: Which Magic Kingdom Hard-Ticket Party Is Best?

by on July 5, 2017

The fireworks from July 4th are still a faint glow in the sky, but it’s already time to start planning for holiday parties like Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, after hours parties that require a separate admission fee. With prices at all-time highs, it is difficult for many people to consider doing both. If you had to choose just one to do this year,

Which Magic Kingdom Hard-Ticket Party Is Best?

  • Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (56%, 273 Votes)
  • Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party (28%, 138 Votes)
  • Neither is better than the other (16%, 78 Votes)

Total Voters: 489

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The poll is live now here and on Twitter, and feel free to let us know why you picked the party that you did (or didn’t see either as better than the other) in the comments.

#AskIt Results: Disney Dining Plan – Now With Alcohol

by on July 5, 2017

Anyone remember the good old days when the Disney Dining Plan was affordable and included an appetizer, entrée, and dessert? At one time, the Disney Dining Plan was a decent (albeit never great) option for convenience when dining at Walt Disney World. Over the years, the price of the Disney Dining Plan has increased, and what you got for the price has decreased. Different variations have appeared in an attempt to try and convince people that it is a value, or at least not a waste of money, but overall it seems that interest in the Disney Dining Plan has declined, except when rumors of “free” dining start to swirl around.

This year, an in attempt to bring more people back to the Disney Dining Plan fold, alcohol and specialty beverages are now being included in the (increased) Disney Dining Plan price. So we asked you:

Are you more or less likely to purchase the Disney Dining Plan now that it includes specialty beverages?

 

Here’s your results:

 

  • Less Likely: 279 (22%)

  • More Likely: 332 (26%)

  • Neutral: 658 (52%)

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#AskIt Results: Best Disney World Water Park

by on June 28, 2017

Last week, we took a ride on the lazy river of your thoughts and asked “Which Walt Disney World water park is best?” This week the results are in and fairly decisive.

The votes are in!

Blizzard Beach – 39%

Typhoon Lagoon – 61%

The Disney water parks have a lot in common. Both are highly themed with slides and raft rides, kids areas, wave pools, and lazy rivers.

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#AskIt: Disney Dining Plan – Now With Alcohol!

by on June 28, 2017

Last week, the trip-planning world was abuzz with the news that Disney has made some changes to its dining plan options for 2018. Usually the news this time of year is just another price hike (though we did see that too), but the big news was that dining plan meal credits now include specialty beverages. Yes, even alcoholic ones.

You can read up on the ins and outs here, but we have one question:

Are you more or less likely to purchase the Disney Dining Plan now that it includes specialty beverages?

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#AskIt – Best Disney World Water Park

by on June 21, 2017

Maybe it’s because the summer heat is upon us. Maybe it’s because Volcano Bay may not be quite ready for primetime. But I’ve got water parks on the mind today. Disney has two highly themed ones for you to choose from, and they both have their advantages. So which do you prefer?

  • Typhoon Lagoon (64%, 271 Votes)
  • Blizzard Beach (36%, 153 Votes)

Total Voters: 424

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Please let us know your thoughts by voting and in the comments. Feel free to use the comments to wax poetic about River Country too!

Ask It Results: Which Walt Disney World Mountain Provides the Best Experience?

by on June 21, 2017

Exciting! Thrilling! Rides I have never been on because I’m a thrill ride chicken! It’s time for the results of Ask It!

Last week, we asked you:

Which Walt Disney World mountain provides the best experience?

Yes, the question was left vague on what “experience” meant to each person. For some, it was an overall impression–from the queue to the ride itself and everything in between. For others, it was all about the ride and how thrilling that ride can be. It was close the end, two rides were neck and neck but one finally got moving along to the win of our not-so-scientific poll. Here’s the results.

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Ask It: Which Walt Disney World Mountain Provides the Best Experience?

by on June 14, 2017

It’s Wednesday, and time for another Ask It. This week, we’re looking at the highest mountains in all of Florida, and asking you about your favorite. Here’s this week’s question:

Which Walt Disney World mountain provides the best experience?

  • Splash Mountain (39%, 425 Votes)
  • Expedition Everest (37%, 402 Votes)
  • Big Thunder Mountain Railroad (16%, 177 Votes)
  • Space Mountain (9%, 94 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,098

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The poll is open now here and on Twitter. We’ll have your results next week, and feel free to share what “best experience” means to you, and why you chose what you did, in the comments.

Ask It Results: How Often Do You Vacation to Walt Disney World?

by on June 14, 2017

Like many questions on Ask It, there really is no one-size-fits-all answer when it comes to questions about Disney. When it comes to deciding how often to vacation at Walt Disney World, there are so many factors that come into play, and each person has a different reason for why they vacation as frequently or infrequently as they do. Last week we asked you:

How often do you vacation to Walt Disney World?

With 2,900 votes, here’s your results.

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