Tried and True -or- Try Something New?

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Tried and True -or- Try Something New?

When you're planning a Disney Trip do you like to stick to doing everything one way, or do you like to make each trip different? Lately I've been wanting to try new Disney experiences more and more, but often find myself stuck in the same old habits. Not that those habits are bad, but what if I'm missing something wonderful?

How do you decided what you're going to do when you're at Disney? Do you stick with old habits or look for new adventures?

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I try at least one or two new restaurants very trip. As far as tours go I have always wanted to try them, but never have gone for it.
As everyone knows this trip we are trying US, IOA and Sea World as new things but several times I have looked at it and said for the extra money. I could do tours in Disney for those 3 days.

So to answer your question I can say this trip something new. Last 3 trips were carbon copies to each other. Even though I am venturing out a little this trip we have those same old Ressies, ressies that can't be missed and ADR's in the same rut.

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we are trying a couple of new things this trip

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I sure am trying something new on our next trip, DL instead of WDW. mickey

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A bit of both. Especially food. Try to hit some old favorites, while trying some new places as well.

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Mase wrote:
A bit of both. Especially food. Try to hit some old favorites, while trying some new places as well.

Ditto this! I like repeating some of my favorites, but try out at least a few new each trip. I also plan to switch each trip up a bit in the future by adding at least one tour or new experience to the agenda.

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We try to stay at a different resort each trip. Also, we try new places to eat or if we go to our faves try something different on the menu.

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I always find at least one or two things to try new. The tours always add something new, we resort hop to new restaurants, I made an " autograph" book for EPCOT where we had a CM from each country sign - very cool moment when the Moroccan CM showed us our names in Arabic! We try new spots for watching evening shows, tried Photopass, rented a car, enjoyed early and late EMH, took a whole day " off" from ALL electronic devices........ Love the planning!

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We have to hit our favorite attractions and experiences every trip, but we usually try a few new things, also. This year will include our first visits to Typhoon Lagoon, 50s Prime Time Cafe, Liberty Tree Tavern, Teppan Edo, and Tusker House. It will also be our first year staying at a WDW resort and using Disney transportation exclusively.

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I love to try different things! Our next trip will be the first time that me and hubby have ever stayed in a Disney Deluxe resort.. I've stayed in them before, but have never paid for them on my own, or stayed in one with just my hubby! So i'm pretty excited about that! I'm trying a lot of new things this trip, new restaurants, etc... I think it's great to try everything once! We are so excited. clapping

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We like to do both, we try to do something new each trip but also mix it up with old favourites too Smile

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My friends who I go to Disney with are creatures of habit. Since I started going with them and making the ADRs, we all have been able to experience something new with a few tried and true mixed in.

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Mase wrote:
A bit of both. Especially food. Try to hit some old favorites, while trying some new places as well.

This is our standard, too. There are things we keep coming back to, but we always look to try new things, too - or go back to places we haven't hit in a long while. laugh

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Vettelover wrote:
I sure am trying something new on our next trip, DL instead of WDW. mickey

Same here!!

But we typically stick to tried and true for 80% of our trip, with a few new dining places and ALOT of new snacks each time we go back.

The few times I've tried to revamp things, I get nervous and paranoid the closer it gets and just end up re-doing everything back to the tried and true again. Resorts is a good example. Last trip I was determined to try a new one - even made the ressies for POR.

But the more I thought about it, the more I got nervous that I might not like it as much as POFQ, and eventually called and switched to POFQ!

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I'm like Jeff, about 80% of my trip is the tried and true, but I usually like to throw in a couple of new experiences each trip - rides I've never done before, restaurants I've never tried, or like last October's trip...my first dole whip!

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Gonna be my first time mini golfing at Disney and exploring Fort Wilderness! clapping

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Jeff- I tried to tell myself we really should try PORS - I just couldn't leave the FQ!
Cookie- loved mini golf last time! Of course we played the easy course. Hubby loved it too until I started beating him. wink

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JeffC wrote:
Vettelover wrote:
I sure am trying something new on our next trip, DL instead of WDW. mickey

Same here!!

But we typically stick to tried and true for 80% of our trip, with a few new dining places and ALOT of new snacks each time we go back.

The few times I've tried to revamp things, I get nervous and paranoid the closer it gets and just end up re-doing everything back to the tried and true again. Resorts is a good example. Last trip I was determined to try a new one - even made the ressies for POR.

But the more I thought about it, the more I got nervous that I might not like it as much as POFQ, and eventually called and switched to POFQ!

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Our trips are also about 80% old comfortable things. I am the same way about POFQ. We tried AKL but I am too afraid to go to any of the larger resorts because we don't to do all that walking. We walk enough in the parks we don't want to have to walk another 10 mins or wait through 4 bus stops just to get back to the room. Contemporary won't be so bad. One stop no real walking. Then I look at rates and we can stay for 4 nights at POFQ for the cost of 2 night at Contemporary. That is why we stay for 10 nights each time.

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I'm a creature of habit, but the last two visits I have been forcing myself to try some new dining options and experiences. I've been trying to "take it slow" though I am more of a park commando.

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My first dole whip was this summer! It's worth it- you won't be disapointed!

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Each trip has been different from the next. My sister is a cheerleader and my first 3 trips we didn't officially know we were going until a week before the trip so we kinda made them each a little different. We would spend a whole week, giving one day for each park, one day for cheer comp and then one day for a non-disney park, EX: Universal Studios, Sea World, Discovery Cove...It made our trips even more amazing.

My most recent trip to WDW we only had 3 days to take on all 4 parks, my mom and I managed to hit all 4 parks plus the firework shows in 48hours. We had to choose what we wanted to do and what we wanted to miss. It was the most fun I have ever had. My mom and I spent our last day lounging in our room and had a leisurely dinner in Magic Kingdom, plopped our butts down on this bench in front of the castle, for probably 3 hours and watched the electrical parade, magic memories and you, plus the fireworks. We then went skipping through frotierland, yes skipping my mom heard the music from the 2nd electrical parade showing and decided she wanted to frolick, and it was the best.

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welcome SorcererSteph20 to the best Disney blog. That sounded like a great time you and your Mom had and it's a good thing you are young.

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Welcome to the forum Steph!! I think that different trips every time seems like so much fun. I love taking my time in the Magic Kingdom. One of my favorite trips I spent three hours in Tortuga Tavern just chatting it up with friends and soaking up the magic.