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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.

Trust me.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

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? …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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