There has been a lot of talk on here about the low crowd levels. With all changes and the new things coming and many say they are delaying a WDW trip and that is why attendance is lower. I was wondering if this is true and how many are delaying their trip and why. Figure I will give one of these polls a try.
Thanks for satisfying my curiosity!
New Skyliner to open
New Epcot Forever Show to start
Rise of the Resistance to open
Space 220 Restaurant to open
Ratatouille to open
Mickey & Minnie’s Runaway Railway to open
Waiting for the 50th Anniversary (Tron, Guardians, Etc)
Waiting for Epcot to be completely rebuilt
Never going back, too crowded, pricey, etc
Who’s waiting, I’m already going next week, month, year, etc
I’m waiting for my flight on Monday. This is just a 2 day girls’ trip, and it was planned around a previously planned trip Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights.
The next one after that is 1/23, and that was not planned with anything in mind except best times when people could travel (outside of holidays) before banked DVC points expire in February. We knew SW:GE would be open by then, and the Skyliner and Riviera Resort (we’re having dinner there one night, just to check it out) would be done but that didn’t factor into our planning process at all.
I had to answer that I already have a trip planned. (Two actually.) But the question is what will we do AFTER those trips? I’m not sure at this point. Ideally wait until everything mentioned on that list is done. But we shall see.
We are planning to buy a house next summer in Fl so I am forced to be a responsible adult and save money til then. Otherwise I am waiting to time my next trip with an Epcot festival because that’s something I haven’t experienced before. I don’t think I would delay a trip for anything on this list because I could just do those next trip. It might be different if it were a once in a lifetime trip.
There will always be new attractions announced on the horizon! You just have to visit as often as circumstances permit and enjoy what is available. If you know an attraction that you really want to see is opening right around your next visit, obviously you should shift the dates a tad. But otherwise you can’t live your life waiting around!
Going in a week Before July I hadn’t been in 4 1/2 years, other than a single day before a cruise. After my AP expires (June) probably won’t go again for a few years. Waiting on the Marvel stuff to open before going to DL. Planning to possibly go to the Asia parks in 2022/2023
In a lot of ways, asking the question on a Disney planning board skews your answer. We usually have several years between trips, so when I’m not actively planning a trip I let my TP subscription lapse and don’t spend much time here in the forums. (I’d find it depressing to spend this much time reading and thinking about Disney knowing it would be years before I’d be back.)
But back to the question…we plan our trips based more on our schedule, preferences, and finances than any specific thing opening at Disney. We’ll be there in early November. That trip was planned a year ago, back when we thought GE wouldn’t be open this early. We didn’t even consider delaying it until new things opened–our trips there are infrequent enough that we’ve only ridden most rides once or twice; there’s plenty for us to do without new attractions.
After this trip it will be a while until we’re back. It’s a combination of rising prices and crowds (especially during the school break weeks when we can take vacations), my oldest not liking Disney much anymore, and wanting our kids to see more of the world than just Disney. We’ll be back, but it won’t be tied into anything happening/opening at Disney. No, that’s not true–massive discounts would get us back a lot faster!
I am going now, because I have a conference in Orlando. But I am skipping EPCOT. After that I am probably waiting for the new Epcot and the new Universal Park, so 2023? Of course, if other life reasons take me to the area before that I would go, but I wouldn’t plan a theme park only trip until then.