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Ask It: What is the Best Age for a Kid’s First Disney Trip?

by on October 4, 2017

If you ask any Disney fan, they can tell you when their first trip was to a Disney park. Depending on the age of that trip, they may or may not remember much about it, but you can bet that whatever age, their families remember that trip! There are so many considerations when it comes to planning a kid’s first Disney trip, but is there a perfect age for that first trip? This week, we’re asking you:

What is the best age for a kid’s first Disney trip?

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Voting is live here and on Twitter. Feel free to share your views in the comments, and we’ll have your results here next week on Ask It.

Ask It Results: Is It Okay to Take Kids Out of School for a Disney Vacation?

by on October 4, 2017

Wow! You all certainly turned in your assignment for this week’s Ask It. It is a topic that comes up frequently in discussions as soon as kids enter school. With limited vacation time from school, those times of year tend to have high crowd levels and high prices, and so they aren’t the best times to travel on a Disney vacation. In general, almost everyone realizes that education is important, and that school has to be a priority in the lives of children. But is it the highest priority, or are memories made with families more important? So many people have their own views on this, and we got an amazing amount of comments and votes. With more than 3,600 votes, we have answers to the question:

Is it okay to take kids out of school for a Disney vacation?

Here’s your results.

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Ask It Results: Epcot 35 Edition

by on October 3, 2017

In honor of Epcot’s 35th anniversary, we spent the day with quick hour-long polls dedicated to Epcot’s history. So many times we hear comments about how “old Epcot was best Epcot” or that the park today is in a state of decline from its glory days. Here’s the day’s worth of polls with your results. Do you agree or disagree with the results? Let us know in the comments.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

Who was the best narrator for Spaceship Earth?

Lawrence Dobkin (0%), Walter Cronkite (33%), Jeremy Irons (30%), Judi Dench (37%)

No love for Larry, I guess. This one really was a three-way race, with everyone having their favorite. And really, each of the three popular choices has their own charms. (Is anyone able to say The Renaissance without doing a Jeremy Irons impression anymore?) In some ways, Judi Dench combines the down-to-earth conversational tone of Walter Cronkite with the formal diction of Jeremy Irons. The fact that Judi Dench is able to take a sometimes cringeworthy script and make it still appealing is a testament to her performance.

Universe of Energy

Which Energy pavilion was the best version?

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Ask It: Is It Okay to Take Kids Out of School for a Disney Vacation?

by on September 27, 2017

It’s Wednesday, and time for another Ask It. This week, it’s a hot-button topic and sure to bring about a lot of discussion. School is back in session, and that makes travel more challenging for parents. There’s many considerations about taking kids out of school–their ages, their academic success, how long you are looking at for a vacation, missing testing or extracurricular activities, and more. From some perspectives, a trip to Disney can be educational, and family time comes first. For others, the cost of taking a child out of school is too high to pay. This week, we want to know what you think:

Is it okay to take kids out of school for a Disney vacation?

  • Yes (85%, 1,017 Votes)
  • No (15%, 177 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,194

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The poll is live here and on Twitter. We’ll have your answers next week, and feel to share your views (or your caveats) in the comments.

Ask It Results: How Long is a Good First-Time Disneyland Trip?

by on September 27, 2017

It is truly impossible on a Disney vacation to “do it all”. Even when you think you’ve done everything, you can head home and hear about some wonderful thing that somehow you missed. And although we’d all love to be the guy who visits Disneyland every day for 2,000 days in a row, that’s not in the cards for most people. It can be especially hard for a first-time trip to know just how much time you really need to get the most out of the experience. Last week, we asked you:

If you are making your first trip to the Disneyland resort, how many days should you plan to visit the parks?

With 1,650 votes, here’s your results:

1 Day (16 votes, <1%)

With two theme parks, even though they are within walking distance of each other, there’s simply a lot that you’d have to cram in to make your first visit work with only one day. In one day, you can see highlights in both parks, but it would be difficult to see all the headliners, even with MaxPass and a touring plan in hand.

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Ask It: How Long is a Good First-Time Disneyland Trip?

by on September 20, 2017

It’s Wednesday again, and time for another Ask It. This week, we’re headed out west to see what you think about a Disneyland vacation. One question we see frequently is about planning for Disneyland trips–specifically knowing how much time you need. So we’re asking you:

If you are making your first trip to the Disneyland resort, how many days should you plan to visit the parks?

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The poll is live here and on Twitter. We’ll have your results next week.

Ask It Results: So How ‘Bout Those Hurricanes?

by on September 20, 2017

Fun fact: Yogi Berra was referring to hurricane season, not baseball season, when he quipped “It’ ain’t over till it’s over”. (You’ve now read that on the Internet, so it must be true, right?)

For many years, Florida got pretty lucky when it came to hurricane seasons, generally being missed by storms of significance, but hurricanes can and do hit the heart of the Sunshine State. Last year, Walt Disney World closed for Hurricane Matthew. This year, it was Hurricane Irma creating problems for Walt Disney World. And even though ships can move in case of storms, cruise itineraries and ports of call have been changed or cancelled for Disney Cruise Line over the years. When you spend so much time and money planning the perfect Disney vacation, on land or sea, having a hurricane roll through and create chaos for a vacation plan or extra expense when you have to change plans. It can make you wonder if it is really worth it to take the risk of scheduling a vacation to the hurricane zone during hurricane season.

Last week we asked you:

Are you rethinking your plans to schedule your vacation during hurricane season?

Here’s your results.

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Ask It Results: If You Could Visit an International Park

by on September 13, 2017

Greetings, AskIt readers! If you’re reading this it means one of two things–either my house made it safe and sound through Hurricane Irma, and I have electricity to continue with life as usual or I’m writing this before the storm hits and having Laurel add the numbers for the final results. Either way, there was no chance that I’d miss sharing these results with you–especially because as the storm rolled in, a visit to any of these parks sounded like a much better option than where I was at!

But enough chit chat about the weather. Last week we asked you:

If you could visit one international Disney theme park location, which would you choose?

And while the obvious answer is Gotta See ’em All, there were some clear preferences.

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Ask It: If You Could Visit an International Disney Park

by on September 6, 2017

It seems like many people I know have traveled or are planning travel to one of Disney’s international theme parks. It certainly is a bucket list item for me to go at some point, too. So for this week, we’re asking you:

If you could visit one international Disney theme park location, which would you choose?

  • Tokyo (60%, 283 Votes)
  • Paris (18%, 85 Votes)
  • Shanghai (17%, 82 Votes)
  • Hong Kong (4%, 19 Votes)

Total Voters: 469

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

Ask It Results: How Many People Really Fit in a Value Room?

by on September 6, 2017

For some people, a hotel at Disney is just a place to catch a few zzzs before another day at the parks. For others, the resort experience is part of the vacation. When it comes to Value resorts, more often than not, people are staying there to be budget conscious or because they, in the words of one respondent, “just need a bed and a bathroom”. And although the Value resorts provide that, a standard value room is a small place to house that bed and bathroom. Last week we asked you:

Value resorts theoretically sleep 4 (+1 infant), but how many people do you comfortably sleep in a Value room?

Here’s your results:

One, 28 votes (2%)

Technically, many of the votes for “one” were leaning towards zero — in other words, there’s no way in their minds that anyone could be comfortable in a Value room. Yes, the beds may not be quite as high-end as a deluxe, and there can be some noise from adjoining rooms, but I’m going to hope that the real reason votes were cast for one is for the “every person gets a bathroom” rule. I can get behind that.

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