WDW Trivia!

You’ve just pulled into Disney’s Animal Kingdom for the first time and learn that the parking lot is divided into sections.  That’ll come in handy later in the day and make it easier to remember where to find your car.  In which section will you not be able to find your ride – because it doesn’t exist?!

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Pick Your Resort – The Results!

The voters have spoken!  The All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Moderate Resort is Port Orleans – French Quarter!

By defeating its sister resort – Riverside – by a tally of 36 to 24, French Quarter, as promised, will become one of Mrs. All in WDW and my destinations in 2013.  Bank on it!  By the way, since I’ve never stayed there, this pic is courtesy of Disney’s web site.

Port Orleans - FQ

Meanwhile, since I turned this finale into a “double-coronation”, I’m pleased to announce that a 38 to 25 victory wins Disney’s Art of Animation Resort the honor of being the All in WDW Readers’ Favorite WDW Value Resort.  Now, this shot – of AoA’s lobby – I did take myself.

AoA Lobby

It’s been a bittersweet weekend.  I’m pleased that we crowned two more “favorites”.  I’m elated that we added two more countries – Mexico and Denmark – to The World of All in WDW … in just the last two days!  In fact, someone from Italy stopped by to represent a week or so ago as well.  It’s exciting!  Overall, this endeavor has been, and remains, a blast.

However, I can’t help but feel like I’ve let some of All in WDW’s fans down a little.  Oh, I know I haven’t done that personally, but take a look at the vote totals.  Each category finished with about 60 votes.  We had been closing our polls with vote totals in the 150s or higher.  To the 60 or so of you who voted, I extend my sincere and warmest gratitude, but the reason I feel blue is because I feel like 100 or so of our friends didn’t get to participate.

This is the first poll we’ve run without posting a link or announcement on Touring Plans’ Lines chat.  That fact clearly impacted poll participation.  I hope the other 100 or more of our friends re-discover us.  In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already, bookmark All in WDW into your favorites, follow me on Twitter (@Rasoutlaw), “Like” All in WDW’s Facebook Page, or sign up to follow the site by e-mail (see the right margin).

The polls WILL continue, and we will crown more Favorites, everyone.  I promise!  I hope you’re here to participate!

Thanks for your support!  -Bob

Pick Your Resort – The Finale!

OK, folks.  It’s time to “Double Down”.  In other words, I’ve made yet another executive decision.  You’ll see what that is in a short minute.  Oh, and I add an extra twist to this finale!  More on that later, as well.

First, though, I get it, OK?  Port Orleans.  In bold print.  Big neon letters, in fact.  My poor Coronado Springs never had a chance, did it?  The thing I never expected in Round 1 was that both branches of WDW’s “Taste of Louisiana” would find their way to the finale to set up a good, old-fashioned “N’awlins Throwdown”.  I thought, for sure, that someone – Art of Animation? Caribbean Beach? – would sneak in to vie for the championship.  I was wrong.

If you look at the Round 2 results, you’ll see that the two groups finished with a common pattern.  The Moderates – Riverside (59.63%) and French Quarter (59.35%) – won their polls resoundingly and by earning an almost-identical percentage of their group’s vote.  Ending in second place, however, were the two remaining Value resorts – Pop Century and Art of Animation.

So, on to the executive decision.  Where I had intended for us to crown our Favorite WDW Moderate/Value Resort, I now present two separate head-to-head polls to award a pair of titles – Favorite WDW Moderate Resort and Favorite WDW Value Resort!

And, to the “twist”.  Mrs. All in WDW and I have never stayed at Port Orleans.  Have I told you we’re big fans of Coronado Springs?  Ha-ha.  Anyway, we have a few trips for 2013 already on the countdown clock, but there are more to plan.  Take care in who you choose between Riverside and French Quarter because the resort you pick in this poll is the place where we’ll book our next “as yet un-booked” trip to The World!  Make a good choice for us, my friends!

Pop Century