I love helping guests with Disney trip planning. I’m happy discuss the strengths and weaknesses of every ride, resort, and restaurant on Walt Disney World property. But I have a confession to make, there’s one type of question that I can’t stand answering: “Is it Worth It?”
When working on the Walt Disney World Moms Panel, some of the hundreds of “Is it Worth It?” questions I’ve seen have included:
The cost of a room with a castle view might be worth it to some people, but not everyone.
- Is staying in a concierge level room worth it?
- Is the Disney Dining Plan worth it?
- Is Victoria & Albert’s restaurant worth the money?
- Is it worth waiting an hour to go on Toy Story Midway Mania?
- Is it worth it to get a preferred room?
- Is Cinderella’s Royal Table worth booking?
- Is the Grand Floridian Resort worth the money?
- Is it worth paying extra to get Park Hopper tickets?
- Is the Wild Africa Trek worth it?
- Are PhotoPass pictures worth the money?
- Is it worth the time it takes traveling back and forth to my hotel for a nap?
I could go on (… and on and on), but you get the idea.
Worth occurs when benefits exceed costs. Vacation time and money are scarce commodities. You want to be reassured that benefits you’ll gain from your Disney experiences will be greater than your investment in those experiences, both in money and time. You want to be reassured that your investment will be “worth it”?
My dirty little secret is that my answer to all your “Is it worth it?” questions is, “I simply don’t know.”
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