Posts Tagged ‘#AskIt’

Ask It: Should Disney Post Calorie Counts?

by on August 9, 2017

I’ve been told many, many times that Disney food is calorie free and/or calories don’t count when you’re on vacation. No matter how often I repeat that mantra, when I get home, the scale doesn’t seem to agree. Many people believe that posting calorie counts can help diners make better choices, or at the very least more informed choices. But do you really want to know just how many hours on the treadmill you’ll have to spend for every Disney meal?

This week’s question is:

Should Disney post calorie counts on their menus?

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Voting is live here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week. Feel free to let us know what you think in the comments as well.

 

Ask It Results: Have You Ever Done a runDisney Race?

by on August 9, 2017

Although almost anyone can do a runDisney race, not everyone does. In the end, doing a runDisney race is a type of commitment–it takes time to train and the financial cost can be pretty hefty. And that doesn’t even take into account getting up in the middle of the night to stand in a parking lot either sweating like crazy or huddling together to stay warm before the actual race. On the flip side, not to sound cliche, but there is something magical about running through the parks, seeing unique sights and characters on the course. Ultimately, each person has to decide for themselves whether it is “worth it”, and if it is something they’d like to do. So we asked you:

Have you ever done a runDisney race?

Here’s your results.

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Ask It: Have You Ever Done a runDisney Race?

by on August 2, 2017

A new Wednesday means a new Ask It question. This week, we’re dusting off our running shoes to run this question by you all:

 

Have you ever done a runDisney race?

  • No, never gonna happen (35%, 207 Votes)
  • Yes (34%, 201 Votes)
  • No, but maybe someday (31%, 184 Votes)

Total Voters: 592

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Voting is open here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week. In the meantime, feel free to comment–if you have done a runDisney event, are you a runner or just love the Disney kind of event? Had a favorite runDisney event? What is the longest distance you’ve ever done? What’s the best course you’ve experienced?

And if you haven’t, what’s your primary reason for not doing runDisney? Cost? Not a fan of running? Something else? We’ll have your results here next week!

Ask It Results: Ever Received an Elusive PIN Code?

by on August 2, 2017

Having run the Ask It polls for a while now, whenever I ask a question, I’m usually pretty sure what the answer will be. There are times when my personal bias blocks my prognostication, however. This week, the results were much closer than I had predicted to the question:

Have you ever received a PIN code for a discount/special offer on a Disney vacation?

Even more interesting than how the voting went were readers sharing some of the deals they’ve been offered. Feel free to take me with you at any time!!

Here’s your results for this week’s Ask It.

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Ask It: Ever Received an Elusive PIN Code?

by on July 26, 2017

Within the past year, I’ve managed to find a Unicorn Frappuccino, a Hatchimal in the stores before Christmas, and a FastPass for Frozen Ever After. What I have not been able to find is a PIN code for a Walt Disney World vacation in my mailbox or email. In fact, in more than 30 years of traveling to Walt Disney World, I’ve received exactly one–and it was not properly linked to my name and address, so I couldn’t use it. (I know, insert the sound of the world’s smallest violin playing here.)

PIN Codes are a mystery to many people. There seems to be no predictable rhyme or reason to who gets them and who doesn’t, but if you get one, there’s always the thrill of seeing what sort of vacation discount it may include. So this week, we’re curious:

Have you ever received a PIN code for a discount/special offer on a Disney vacation?

  • No (51%, 372 Votes)
  • Yes (49%, 353 Votes)

Total Voters: 725

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Voting is open here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results next week. If you have received one, feel free to share what type of deal you were offered in the comments.

Ask It Results: Ready for Your DCL Close-Up?

by on July 26, 2017

Are there any souvenirs better than photos? A photo can bring back memories of a moment of joy, a funny experience, or just the warmth of the great times had on vacation. And even though almost everyone carries a camera with them all the time, sometimes you want something a bit better than a cell phone snapshot for your memory. But professional photos on Disney Cruise Line can be very pricey. Last week we asked you:

When you take a Disney cruise, do you buy the professional photos taken on board?

Here’s your results.

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Ask It: Ready for Your DCL Close-Up?

by on July 19, 2017

Confession time: I had thought about doing “What D23 announcement are you most excited about?” but by Saturday night, I knew that there was no way to fit all possible options in a week’s worth of polls! Instead, I thought it best to go with something completely different.

On the Disney Cruise Line ships, a private photography company handles the professional photographs on board. From the “Just take my picture so I can get on the ship” embarkation photo to the “Wow, we all clean up good” formal night pictures and everything in between, it is possible to get a variety of pictures taken during your cruise. One drawback is that these photos don’t come cheap. A single photo can run you $15-20, and packages can run several hundred dollars. Yet photos do provide a great way to keep memories for future years.

This week we’re asking:

When you take a Disney Cruise, do you buy the professional photos taken on board?

  • No photos for me (46%, 95 Votes)
  • Maybe a couple pics (38%, 79 Votes)
  • I'll take a whole package! (16%, 33 Votes)

Total Voters: 207

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The poll is open here and on Twitter, and we’ll have your results on the blog next week.

Ask It Results: Do You Pin Trade?

by on July 19, 2017

In the Fallout video game universe, bottle caps are used for currency in a post-apocalyptic world. I’m guessing that in the post-apocalyptic Disney World, pins would likely become some sort of currency, right? They’re shiny, they have varying rarities, and people could wear them as armor for Mad Max-type races along the remnants of I-4. (Hey, I think that’s a more sane idea than having Tim Burton directing a live-action version of Dumbo, right?)

Anyhow… Disney pins. Unless you have no love for anything Disney, odds are good that everyone has seen at least one in their trips to Walt Disney World that they think is cool. For some people, it’s not so easy to stop as one. Some people start collections based on characters, attractions, styles, or just ones that they like. Others love the thrill of the hunt, searching countless Cast Member lanyards for “that perfect pin” to add to their collection. Pin trading at Walt Disney World was a huge experience around the turn of the millennium, but is it still something that people do? This week we asked you:

Do you still do Disney pin trading?

With more than 2,100 votes, here’s your results.

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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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