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

by on June 7, 2017

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As the old saying goes, the best cure for the post-Disney vacation blues is setting a date for the next Disney vacation. Many factors can contribute to how soon that next vacation will come, however. Cost, vacation time, life circumstances, desire to see other places, and more mean that your next trip may or may not be right around the corner. This week, we’re asking:

How often do you vacation to Walt Disney World?

  • Every 2-4 years (41%, 569 Votes)
  • Once a year (31%, 434 Votes)
  • More than once a year (20%, 278 Votes)
  • Every 5+ years (8%, 109 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,390

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Posting is live here and on Twitter, and feel free to share what helps you determine how often you make a Walt Disney World vacation happen in the comments.

Ask It Results: Which Hard-to-Get Dining Reservation Is Most Worth It?

by on June 7, 2017

Unless you visit Walt Disney World at a peak time of year, you will be able to find some sit-down restaurant somewhere (at some time) where you can eat. For a choice of a particular restaurant, you have to get dining reservations weeks or months in advance, and for certain hard-to-get reservations, it can take timing, knowledge of Disney’s reservation system rules, and even a bit of luck to get some desirable reservations. But are those hard-to-get reservations really worth it or just marketing hype? Last week, we asked you:

Which of these hard-to-get dining reservations do you think is most worth the effort to secure?

With more than 2,400 votes cast, here are your results.

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Ask It: Which Hard-to-Get Dining Reservation Is Most Worth It?

by on May 31, 2017

For many meals at Walt Disney World, dining is as much of an attraction as a ride or show. As a result, certain dining reservations can become very difficult to get. But in the end, are they worth it? Out of these four often-hard-to-score dining reservations,

Which of these hard-to-get dining reservations do you think is most worth the effort to secure?

  • Be Our Guest (45%, 541 Votes)
  • 'Ohana (34%, 405 Votes)
  • Cinderella's Royal Table (17%, 199 Votes)
  • Chef Mickey's (5%, 57 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,202

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Polling is live here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week.

Ask It Results: How Much Do You Spend on Souvenirs?

by on May 31, 2017

Going on vacation, it can be challenging to know how much to budget for souvenirs. Some trips, I have gone through all the stores at Walt Disney World and barely found anything I want to take home. Other times, I’m running the risk of tripping my credit card’s fraud alert for large purchases on Day 1. Many people shared similar views with last week’s Ask It:

How much per person, per week, do you spend on souvenirs?

With more than 1,600 votes, here’s your results:

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Ask It: How Much Do You Spend on Souvenirs?

by on May 24, 2017

How much do you spend on souvenirs at Walt Disney World?

When planning a budget for a Disney vacation, it is fairly easy to get a good ballpark estimate for hotel costs, transportation, meals, and tickets. But when it comes to souvenirs, it can be tricky to know exactly how much to budget. Some people stick to a firm idea of how much they plan to spend, and others are a bit more fast and loose with the purse-strings, depending on what they see that they like. So this week, we’re curious about your spending habits when it comes to the souvenirs that we love to fill our suitcases with.

How much per person, per week do you spend on souvenirs for a Disney vacation?

  • $51-$100 (33%, 276 Votes)
  • $0-$50 (31%, 262 Votes)
  • $101-$200 (19%, 161 Votes)
  • More than $201 (17%, 146 Votes)

Total Voters: 845

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Voting is open here and on Twitter, and we’ll have the results next week. Feel free to share your souvenir budgeting tips in the comments. Have you ever bought something that you regretted later on? Ever skipped buying a souvenir and wishing you could go back in time to get it? Let us know!

Ask It Results: Are Preferred Rooms Worth It?

by on May 24, 2017

Over the years, Disney has found many new and interesting ways to encourage people to spend extra money for extra benefits. At Disney resort hotels, a variety of options exist, but are they worth the extra costs? Here’s what you thought about whether it is worth it to pay for location, view, or special features (or if it is never worth it to pay the extra).

Our Ask It question was:

What features are worth paying extra for a preferred room at Walt Disney World?

With more than 1,500 votes, here’s your results.

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Ask It: Are Preferred Rooms Worth It?

by on May 17, 2017

Is a preferred room at Disney World worth the cost

There’s no question that staying on property at Walt Disney World is an added luxury to your vacation. But even with the extra cost of staying at a Walt Disney World resort hotel, there are options for “preferred rooms” and room upgrades. These rooms may have a more desirable location (near bus transportation, near the pool, near the food court/lobby), better views (of ponds/lakes, pools, or animals on the savannah), special theming (Pirate or “Royal” rooms) or ground floor locations.  Of course, there’s an added cost for anything above a “standard” room. So this week’s question is:

What features are worth paying extra for a preferred room at Walt Disney World?

  • Location (49%, 427 Votes)
  • Never Worth It (21%, 185 Votes)
  • View (20%, 172 Votes)
  • Special Features (9%, 79 Votes)

Total Voters: 863

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Voting is open here and on Twitter and we’ll have your results next week. Feel free to share your reasons for your choice in the comments.

 

Ask It Results: Land and Sea or Sea and Land

by on May 17, 2017

There’s the old saying about a vacation that sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation. When you do a Walt Disney World vacation in conjunction with a Disney Cruise Line cruise, you truly do get that vacation to recover from your vacation. But what’s the best order to do them in? Last week we asked you:

When doing a Disney Cruise/Walt Disney World combination vacation, do you prefer to do Land then Sea or Sea then Land?

The results are in, and there was a very clear favorite.

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Ask It: Land and Sea or Sea and Land?

by on May 10, 2017

With the relative proximity of Walt Disney World to Port Canaveral, it isn’t surprising that some people enjoy doing a combination vacation of a Disney Cruise and a Walt Disney World resort vacation. Some people say that it is better to do the land part of the trip to Walt Disney World before the cruise, and others say it is best to take the cruise and then go to Walt Disney World. Here’s this week’s Ask It:

When doing a Disney Cruise/Walt Disney World combination vacation, do you prefer to do Land then Sea or Sea then Land?

  • Land then Sea (63%, 268 Votes)
  • Sea then Land (25%, 106 Votes)
  • No preference (12%, 51 Votes)

Total Voters: 425

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Voting is open here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week. Feel free to share your reasons for your choice in the comments.

Ask It Results: Universal Orlando Instead of Walt Disney World

by on May 10, 2017

The results are in! Last week we asked you:

With Universal’s new offerings (like Volcano Bay), are you considering an onsite vacation to Universal instead of Walt Disney World?

Vacation dollars don’t go on trees, no matter how many money trees you buy at your local horticulture superstore, and vacation time is a finite commodity as well. For many years, Disney was the end-all-be-all for the ultimate Central Florida family getaway. Times change, and so are vacation habits. Here’s the results of your voting, with more than 2,000 votes cast.

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