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The Video Ask Dad Page

 

Welcome to the Video Ask Dad Page. That's right, video....

Do you have a question about Walt Disney World? Why not Ask Dad? Dad knows WDW.

 

 

For years, Dad has been answering all kinds of questions about WDW. It's up to over 800. Now Dad's going high tech and using video. (Or maybe he's just tired of typing.)

Dad's Ask Dad page

Want to Ask Dad a question about WDW? Make a quick video with your question and send it to Dad over on Facebook and Dad will do his best to answer it in the way only Dad can.

 

Ask Dad, he knows everything

Do you have any questions about Walt Disney World? Why not ask Dad. He knows everything, and he's not afraid to share.

Sometimes he's even right.

Questions others have asked

Click on one of the links below to see Dad's amazing answers to questions others have asked.

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Where to get FastPass+ information? 
"Where can we find out what FastPasses are available? We are over 60 days out and cannot search on what is available. What would like to know …

Will Disney's new Express Transportation save time? 
"Is the Express Transportation option really worth it for saving time while park hopping?" The Checkin point at Epcot - Photo by Laurie …

Which Disney Resorts have the best reputation for being clean 
"First visit to Disney with a six year old. Reading reviews and finding a lot of complaints about the value and moderate resorts of musty rooms …

Dessert Parties at Magic Kingdom 
We will be at Walt Disney World for our honeymoon in November. We're looking at doing a dessert party at one of the parks, but notice there …

Walt Disney World in June vs. May 
"Hi Dad, we were supposed to go to Walt Disney World May 6th through 13th but had to reschedule our trip because of a medical emergency. Instead, …

Crowds at Walt Disney World the Week before Christmas 
"Hey Dad, how bad are the crowds the week before Christmas? We're debating on the week of the 10th or the week of the 17th, thanks." …

Renting a Car while at Walt Disney World 
"Can we rent a car once we have arrived at our resort in Disney World? What I mean, can we decide once we are at the hotel that we would like …

$75 Gift Card Incentive at WDW 
"I keep reading about resorts at WDW ... Uh, Walt Disney World giving guests $75 gift cards per night each night of their stay. Which resorts …

January or May at Walt Disney World? 
I am looking to taking my son back to Disney World for his fourth birthday. I'm having an issue to do it the end of April or the beginning of …

2018 Pro Bowl and Walt Disney World 
"After seeing the effects of the 2017 Pro Bowl, do you anticipate any issues with Disney world in 2018 crowd wise? We are DVC members, looking …

Cheer competition Crowds in May at WDW 
"Hi, Dad. We need your help. We went to Disney World every year within the first two weeks in May and had reasonable crowds. This year, we weren't …

Distilled Water at Disney Resorts 
"Hi Dad. I was wondering if you knew if any of the Disney Resorts sold distilled water? We're heading down in 2017. We need about a gallon …

Nighttime Parade in the Magic Kingdom 
"We're going to Walt Disney World in May 2018. Any idea if there will be an evening parade by then?" The Main Street Electrical Parade …

September 12, 2017 Walt Disney World crowds 
Why do you rate September 12th, a Tuesday, as being moderate crowds and the day before and after as light? Just curious. Oh, September …

Which week in November 2018 will be better? 
"My family is considering a trip in November 2018. If we go the week before Thanksgiving, we will hit Veterans Day on Monday, and if we wait …

Am I eligible for Disney Military Salute tickets? 
The information below is incorrect. I misread a page that had information about who was eligible. Retired members are not eligible for the Military …

Characters In Flight at Disney Springs 
The Characters in Flight ride at Disney Springs, is it good? You get a great view of Disney Springs - Photo by Brett Svenson Let's …

1997 5 Day Hopper Ticket 
"Hi there. We have a five-day World Hopper ticket with one day left on it from the Disney World 25th Year Anniversary, bought it in 1997. Am …

What should I do the last day in the parks? 
"Hi, we are going to Disney World in August as four adults. This will be my third time to go to Disney, but previous times I've only stayed in …

UK Holiday package gifted to US citizen  
"Hi Dad, I'm hoping you can provide come clarification for me regarding the UK holiday deals. First off, I'm a US citizen. My son-in-law is …

What up with the Disney World crowds the week after Thanksgiving 
"Hi, Dad. This past November, 2016, I planned our trip for the week after Thanksgiving due to low crowd predictions. I was so surprised, not …

Overwhelmed with Disney Planning can you help? 
This is a page 2 of a question. See page one HERE . All right, so let's go. Let's see what's next. Third, third thing. Now you've got a place to stay, …

Will Disney World tickets work at Disneyland? 
KerryAnn in Long Island asks, "We went to Disney a few years ago and used our Park Day Hopper Ticket to see the fireworks. Arrived at 8 …

Epcot sounds like summer concert series 2017 
***UPDATE: Disney has not renewed the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series this year. No announcement was made it was quietly canceled. From Jennifer …

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What will the crowds at WDW be like in mid-April 2017? 
From in Berlin, New Jersey. "I have scoped out a few different crowd calendar for April 2017. We are visiting April 18th to 22nd. It's a …

Which room at Port Orleans Riverside 
Video Transcript I reserved a king room. Can I request a specific room or building? Will they honor it? Will they charge me more? Should I stay …

Will the Pop Warner Crowds be there on December 3rd? 
Video Transcript Our next question comes from Pete in New York. Pete says, We want your opinion. We are headed to the all star resorts on November …

Pro Bowl 2017 crowds at Disney World 
Video Transcript Next question comes from Lindsay from East Lansing, Michigan. "I'm wondering what your best guess is as to how the …

Plan for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 
What is the best plan for first time to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party without kids? Video Transcript That's a pretty good question. …

Pop Warner weekend crowds at Walt Disney World 
Video Transcript Don't know who sent this in. Pop Warner at Disney. How bad will the crowds be the weekend of December 3rd when the Pop …

Go to Disney World Spring Break or Thanksgiving Week? 
Video Transcript Hi, Dad here again with another video Ask Dad. This question comes from Chris in Oklahoma City. By the way, hi Chris, neighbor. …

Caribbean Beach Bus Service 
Video Transcript Hi. Dad here again with another video Ask Dad. Today we're going to do something a little different. We're going to talk on the …

Pop Century Refurbishment in 2017 
"Is every room at the Pop Century getting refurbished, renovated, in 2017? We are going to the Pop Century the week after Thanksgiving, and we're …

Fireworks before Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 
"We are going to Walt Disney World the week after Thanksgiving. Good week to go. I'm wondering if the fireworks and nighttime spectacular will …

Using unactivated tickets at Disney World 
"Hi Dad. I just read your response regarding unused tickets. A woman who's flight was canceled in October of 2015 should be able to use her old …

Packages sent to a Disney Hotel 
"Hi, Dad. I'm from the U.K., and recently booked two weeks stay in the Wilders Lodge for October, November 2018. After grand advice from your site, …

We're staying at the Pop Century, family staying at Art of Animation 
"I have a family staying at a suite in the Art of Animation and they have invited us to travel at the same time. We only want a regular room …

Can I use cash if I'm on the Disney Dining Plan? 
"We are going for five days and one of the credits to use on the last day. Can I pay for one table service instead of using the dining plan? …

Polynesian or Beach Club  
"I'm torn on what hotel to stay at. We have a family of five, 13, 12, 10 and in 2015 we stayed at the Beach Club and absolutely loved it. The …

Refurbishments at the Moderate Resorts 
"I will be going to Disney World August 13th through 19th if the creek don't rise. We've just experienced some serious flooding in eastern North …

July versus September Crowds at Walt Disney World 
This one's from Lesley. Lesley says, "I've been to Disney several times during the summer, but this time we are going the second week of September. …

Moderate Resort Transportation Options 
"Good evening. First, thank you, in the past for your help. So far we stayed at Porto Raiser, Side, and Coronado Springs. What resort in the …

Room discounts during Thanksgiving Week 2017 
"When do you think the November 2017 room discounts will be available? Can discounts be applied during the week of November 18th through 24th, …

Pop Century vs. Port Orleans Riverside 
"Hi Dad, going to the World taking my husband, five year old son for the first time." Yay, you're going to Disney World. "I am in the planning …

Christmas Day break at the Magic Kingdom 
Hi. We are surprising the kids with their first trip to Disney World for Christmas. We would like to plan a midday break. I kind of talked about …

How do I ride all the rides in Epcot in one day? 
What's the best way to ride all the rides in Epcot the last week in September? It all revolves around Frozen Ever After - Photo by …

The week after Thanksgiving in 2017? 
"We are planning to come the day after Thanksgiving for a week based on your crowd calendar. Just say you picked another week in December to come …

New Opening Show at the Magic Kingdom 
"Dad, this will be our first Magic Kingdom since they moved the welcome ceremony from outside of the castle stage. Can you explain a bit about …

Do the Party dates effect the Disney World Crowd Calendars? 
"Now that they've announced the dates for the Christmas parties, will this change the crowd calendars? We are planning to be in the Magic Kingdom …

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Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party August 25 
"How busy is the Halloween party typically on the first night? Just by chance that is our last night there and we're wondering if it's worth …

Using Unactivated Tickets at Walt Disney World 
We had a couple of questions on the topic of unused tickets so I thought I'd combing them. First on is from Maria in Uruguay. "Hello. I …

What happens to my reservation is a discount comes out? 
If we made reservations early to guarantee a particular resort, and later after we've made the reservation, Disney offers a discount, would we …

Christmas Decorations After New Year's Day 
Hi there, my family would love to experience Disney during our Christmas break in 2017/2018. We are unable to go before Christmas and can't take …

Will Free Dining effects on the Crowd Calendar 
"Do the free dining dates usually affect the crowd calendars in December? We are going December 7th through 15th, 2018. Basically what I'm …

May 12 or May 14 for the Magic Kingdom? 
"Dad, we seek your infinite wisdom," I like you Mark, I like you a lot, "Seven of us going to Disney. We love when the park is not too crowded, …

Special Breakfast with an Artist 
"I heard there are some special breakfasts, breakfast dining with Disney artists. Is that true? I'm having a hard time reserving lunch with an …

When can I book my September 2019 trip? 
"Hi, I want to plan a trip in September of 2019 when Star Wars is open. How soon can I book the trip? The sooner I can book, the sooner I can …

Will the Summer Discounts affect the timing of the Fall Discounts 
Since a new summer discount came out, do you think that will delay discounts for the fall? Also, do you think there will be any discounts offered …

Are vintage Walt Disney World tickets more valuable to a collector? 
Hello Dad, thanks for all your help and useful information on Walt Disney World. I have a question about entrance tickets that are 40 to …

Walt Disney World Tickets from 1991 
We have tickets from 1991 that never expire. My question is can we use these tickets to upgrade to new ones or will we know what we can use them …

Historical May Crowd Comparison, 2016 v. 2017 
Hello. I noticed that May 2016 had a couple of red dates to start the month, while comparable projections for 2017 are noticeably different. …

High priced items and the Disney Dining Plan 
"Dear Dad. We are visiting Disney this summer and I made reservations for dinner at Planet Hollywood, on the new Planet Hollywood Observatory …

Have the June Crowds at Walt Disney World changed? 
"I'm curious why you have June 2017 mostly as moderate this year. Historically, it has been heavy and other crowd calendars are predicting heavy. …

Overnight Parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center 
"Are you allowed to leave a car overnight at the Transportation and Ticket Center? My niece who lives in Florida is meeting us at Disney and …

New fireworks show at the Magic Kingdom 
Hello, fellow dad, and was just curious. How do you think the new Magic Kingdom fireworks show will affect crowds in May? Our trip was already …

Is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party worth it? 
"Is Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party worth the money for a ticket? I'm going in December." Snow and the Christmas Parade on Main Street …

When will MNSSHP and MVMCP dates be announced? 
When will a 2017 dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party being announced? Main Street …

Do you know the company DVC Rentals? 
This may not be your alley, but we are looking at renting DVC points and came across a site called Dcrentals.com. They're currently renting points …

How do we get a roll in shower at the All Star Movies Resort? 
"Hi Dad. We're going to Walt Disney World in 2018 from the United Kingdom. Wee booked through Thomas Cook," (a travel agent in the United Kingdom) …

Art of Animation with 4 adults and 2 kids 
"Hi, we are a family of six staying at the Art of Animation soon. We are four adults, an 11 year old and a 6 year old. Will we fit for sleeping?" …

When will the November Disney World discounts be announced? 
"Hello. I love your website. Do you know if and or when the November discounts are announced and historically what they are? We have booked from …

Will the Haunted Mansion change during Halloween? 
"My sister and I will be going to Walt Disney World September 8th through the 15th. It will be my third time and her first at Walt Disney World …

What does Value mean on your Crowd Calendar? 
What does it mean when you have value marked on a particular day? Check out Dad's April Disney World Crowd Calendar What Carleen is …

Wilderness Lodge Construction 
"When will all of the construction at the Wilderness Lodge be finished?" I think the waterfalls will survive - Photo by Mike Billick …

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Is T-Rex on the Disney Dining Plan? 
"Does T-REX in Disney Springs accept the Disney dining plan? We are going to Disney in July and my kids have always wanted to eat there." Ricardo, …

New opening show at Magic Kingdom  
"Hi, Dad, thanks for your tips. They've helped us newbies have a great time at the Magic Kingdom. My question is have your strategies changed …

Using the Disney Dining Plan at Disney Springs 
Can I use the Disney Dining Plan at Disney Springs? Jock Lindsey's Hangar Bar is pretty cool and on the Disney Dining Plan - Photo by …

December 1-8 Walt Disney World Crowd Predictions 
I've combined two questions into one because they're both about the same thing. They're both about the crowds in the same week, the same days, …

Labor Day Week Crowds 
"I believe that Labor Day in the US happens on Monday, September 4th, yet your crowd calendar shows that date as green, but Wednesday the 6th …

Weekday Crowds in May at Walt Disney World 
"Hi, I was wondering why the crowds for May are worse on Mondays through Wednesdays and lighter on the weekends? For example, Monday through …

Where can I find Pin Trading at Walt Disney World? 
My daughter and I have collected pins on our last two trips to Disney World, but I am looking for some new places to buy some pins. Do you …

Daily Park Crowds 
"I really like your daily morning predictions on crowd levels, Thanks for doing that. We live close to the parks and wondering if there are …

Where to watch the Super Bowl at Walt Disney World? 
I'm planning a weekend trip to Disney World for my daughter's birthday which happens to be February 5th, Super Bowl Sunday. I haven't booked …

Renting a camper for Ft Wilderness Campground 
From Richard in Burleson, Texas, "Do you know of any companies that rent campers to stay at Fort Wilderness Campground? I have eight people …

Is Early Morning Magic worth it? 
Here's one from Desiree in New Jersey. Desire asks, I'm wondering if you've attended Early Morning Magic at Fantasyland? Is it worth the money? …

Christmas music played in the background in the parks 
Here's one more, don't know who sent this in. Question was, and this one's quick, "Is it possible to get a CD of the Christmas music played …

Dad, I need help. I'm overwhelmed with planning my Walt Disney World vacation. 
This question from Lauren in Fort Worth. My husband and I would like to plan a vacation and our girls ages 8 and 2. We have no idea where …

Disney Magic Express when flight leaves at 5:00 a.m. 
What is the procedure when you have a departure flight that leaves at 6:00 am from Orlando airport? I will be staying at the Port Orleans Riverside. …

Can an old child's ticket be used for an adult? 
Video Transcript From Jill in Cleveland. Can our one-day children's pass now be used on the same person who is now an adult? Hey, Jill. …

Which parks for 2 tweens for just 2 days? 
Video Transcript Jessica in Williamsville New York says, Santa is bringing my 12 year old son and my nine year old daughter magic bands for …

Can I still use old Walt Disney World tickets? 
Video Transcript I don't know who sent this in. "I bought four five-day Park Hopper Passes in 2002, two adults and two children. We only used …

Princess Half Marathon and Park Crowds 
Video Transcript Question from Nelson in Louisiana. How does the Princess Half Marathon affect the parks as far as crowds, Magic Kingdom …

April or November at Walt Disney World? 
Video Transcript Here's a question from Ilse from Dallas, Texas. At least that's the way you say her name. She says, "Hi, we are suppose to …

Mini Christmas tour of Disney resorts 
Video Transcript Allen from Zephyrhills, Florida says, "We read your suggestion route for seeing the decorations at all the resorts." …

Help! 2 days at WDW- decisions, decisions!! 
Video Transcript From Confused Mom. Help. Two days at Disney World. Decisions, decisions. I will be traveling to Walt Disney World with …

Magic Kingdom on MVMCP day or not? 
Video Transcript L from Wyoming asks about crowds at The Magic Kingdom. She says "We are visiting Walt Disney World November 16 through …

Crowd level during Christmas Week 
Video Transcript Here is two question actually. This next one I have combined two questions into one question because they're about the same …

Whispering Canyon Cafe or Hoop Dee Doo Revue? 
Video Transcript Hi. Dad here again, with another video Ask Dad. This question comes from Debbie in Georgia: Dad, in your opinion, which is …

2016 Disney Parks Parade Taping 
Video Transcript Howdy. Dad here again with another video, Ask Dad. Today we have a question from Denise in Dallas, Texas. Denise said, "We …

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Will the Christmas decorations be up on Black Friday 
Video Transcript Oh, Hi. Yeah, hang on, I'll just ... listen to a little Juice Newton. Great song. "Playing With the Queen of Hearts", love …

Christmas Decorations at the Disney Hotels 
Video Transcript Howdy, Dad here with another video, Ask Dad. This one, well, I don't know who this one comes from, they didn't leave their …

Make our First Walt Disney World Trip Special 
The Video Transcript Hi, Dad here with another video Ask Dad. Today's question comes from Stephanie in Pennsylvania. Her title is Only Trip. …

The January Walt Disney World Discounts 
FINAL UPDATE The General Public discounts became available this morning. Save up to $500 dollars, but get in quickly. Inventory is VERY limited. …

Walt Disney World Park Ticket Questions 
Video Transcript Hi. It's Dad here again with another video, Ask Dad. In fact today we have two questions to answer. They're about tickets so …

Are Disney World Height Requirements Accurate 
Transcript of the Video - Hi, Dad here. Welcome to the first video Ask Dad. This is going to be pretty cool, we're going to test it out, and …

Is the New Flying Fish Restaurant worth it? 
Transcript Hi, Dad here again with a quick video ask dad. This question comes from ... Well, I don't know who it comes from. Well, I'm going …

Main Street Electrical Parade Replacement 
Are there any rumors about replacing the Electrical Parade by December? We are going to be there December 11 through 17 and will really miss this parade. …

Mickey Mouse Christmas Outfit 2016 
Transcript of Video Hi, Dad here with another video Ask Dad. I hope you're enjoying these. Today's question comes from Monica in San …

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