If you’ve been a reader of our site for a bit, you might know that we have a large Disney discussion forum where folks from all around the world gather and chat about all kinds of different topics, including the Disney theme parks. What you may not realize is that in those forums, we’ve got topics that you may be surprised to find, such as The Creative Community, where you can ask questions about your latest knitting or scrapbooking project, the Disney Online Games forum, where Disney fans come together to discuss strategies on different games they’re playing, a Community Board where you’ll find topics from soup to nuts and everything in between.
At the beginning of each new year, we like to take a look back at some of the discussion threads that were popular over the past year, so let’s take a peek at the top ten threads for 2022.
10.) Rides While Seven Weeks Pregnant? | by @Sydnie | Disney for Families
In this thread, the original poster (OP) found out that she was pregnant just three weeks before they were heading out to Disneyland and asked for opinions on which attractions others felt comfortable riding when they were pregnant. As you’d expect, lots of moms who have experienced a similar situation weighed in with all sorts of advice.
9.) Route 81/77 Instead of 95 Was Definitely the Way To Go! | by @HeatherC | Transportation
Folks who live close enough to a Disney theme park to drive there instead of flying are some of the lucky ones for sure. This thread is actually about driving to Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina and some of the best routes to take.
8.) Disney Genie Usage, Tips and Strategy ONLY Thread | by @DisneyKidds | Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
One of the most popular forums on DISboards.com holds the thread in the number eight spot, and it’s all about Disney Genie. Those two words bring out lots of feelings in amongst Disney fans, good, bad, and indifferent. In this thread, posters are only discussing tips, strategies, and how to use Disney Genie.
7.) Official APH Rate Info for Universal Loews Hotel Properties | by @keishashadow | Universal Orlando Resorts & Hotels
This community-based thread was started to assist Universal Annual Pass Holders in securing discounted rates that may apply to their desired dates of stay. In the thread, posters stop by to report their dates/findings of APH rates in order to help others secure their discounted rates.
6.) ROFR Thread Oct to Dec 2022 | by @pangyal | Purchasing DVC
Each quarter, a Right of First Refusal (ROFR) thread is started on the Purchasing DVC forum. Right of First Refusal is the option Disney Vacation Club has to purchase any resale package after a sales price has been agreed upon, and a contract has been executed. The thread is where people who are buying into Disney Vacation Club on the resale market come to report on whether or not DVC exercised its ROFR on each sale. You can learn more about ROFR here.
5.) Help! My Daughter’s Earring Backing is Stuck in Her Ear | by @rella’s fan | Community Board
Oddly enough, I feel like this thread has been in our top ten every year for a few years now if my memory serves me well (it doesn’t always…ahem). Regardless, here we are, and if you’ve ever experienced an earring back stuck in your ear, this might be the thread for you.
4.) Updated Disney Gift Card Deals and More | by @FoxC63 | Budget Board
There are so many ways to get deals on Disney Gift Cards that it’ll make your head spin; at least, it did mine. If there is a new deal that can be had, you are sure to find it posted on the Budget Board, where all kinds of budget-friendly advice is shared, whether it’s saving money on gift card purchases or with coupons at your local grocery store.
3.) Here Now & Just Back WDW Reopening Experiences Including Park Hopping | by @monica9 | Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
2020 was an interesting year for Walt Disney World. For the first time in the Resort’s history, all of the theme parks were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and remained as such for four months. When the parks reopened in July 2020, Disney fans around the world were incredibly curious about how things were going and wanted to hear from folks who visited the parks right after the reopening. This thread is where folks came to report back on their experiences and because it was the first time this had ever happened, it was uber-popular.
2.) Disney News, Discussion & an Element of Fun – 2022 Edition | by @mrsap | Disney Rumors and News
In this popular thread, posters can stop by and discuss Disney‘s latest breaking news, construction updates, refurbishments, openings, and so much more. The thread is often updated several times daily.
1.) Everything Genie, Genie+ and Individual Lightning Lane | by @scrappinginontario | Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies
In October of 2021, planning a Disney vacation became a bit more difficult with Disney Genie. What was originally intended to make planning more seamless with suggestions for your park day, dining reservations, and more, added a level of confusion that many guests still have a difficult time wrapping their heads around. Adding Genie+, Individual Lightning Lane, and changing what fans have known for years as FastPass+ to Lightning Lanes seemed to add even more confusion in addition to requiring that folks have a mobile device in their hands for a lot of their days.
The fact that this thread is in the number one spot for the entire year of 2022 is very telling. Folks still have questions and need a lot of tips and advice with all of these new(ish) pieces of planning. Hop into this thread if you are looking to learn more or even if you think you know all there is to know already. You never know; you might just learn something new!
I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a look back at these great discussions, and I encourage you to take a peek through some of the other forums there as well while you’re there!
Senior Editor for The DIS and DCL Fan | Disney Vacation Club Member | Thrilled to have been a '13/'14 Disney Parks Moms Panelist (now planDisney) | Lover of all things Disney; the Magic of Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Disney Cruise Line | ºoº