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Travelocity ‘Dream Trips’ Survey Reveals Where Families Would Go If Money Was No Object

Travelocity and family travel expert Eileen Ogintz, author of the syndicated column Taking the Kids, teamed up to poll families and find out where they would go on vacation if money was no object. Turns out families who travel with children are more likely to have dream vacations planned than those respondents who do not, indicating having kids doesn’t have to mean the end of travel.

88 percent of respondents to the survey have a dream trip they would take if money was no object. Of those, the majority (60 percent) stated that having an authentic, local experience was what mattered most on their dream trip. The other 40 percent said it was more important to experience the best service possible.

1986: Can’t-Miss Tours at Epcot

Editor’s Note: This post is part 16 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat Diane Gonzales, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 1986, The Living Seas Pavilion opened at Epcot. Discover more about the home to some not-to-be-missed, behind-the-scenes tours available at this living laboratory.


When you visit Epcot, you are able to travel the world on your own two feet. There is so much to see, but one can only imagine the adventure that awaits when given a different perspective of this unique theme park. Many guests are unaware that Epcot offers a variety of tours and behind-the-scenes experiences. Let’s take a closer look.

1985: Nine Dragons Restaurant (Epcot)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 15 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat Bernie Edwards, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

October 1985 marked the official debut of Nine Dragons Restaurant in the China Pavilion. Culinary adventures for the senses abound across Epcot, as guests can easily make a day of circumnavigating the World Showcase Promenade, grazing and sipping as they go.

1984: Morocco Pavilion (Epcot)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 14 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat Deborah Bowen, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 1984, the Morocco Pavilion at the World Showcase in Epcot opened. Take a virtual tour of the Showcase, where guests can immerse themselves in eleven unique countries without a passport.


Trust Disney magic to allow a guest to come to Florida and experience the culture, architecture, cuisine and natives of 11 countries! World Showcase in Epcot brings Asia, Western Europe and the Middle East all to Central Florida. Epcot is definitely a park that focuses on fun for grownups.

1983: First Night of Joy (Magic Kingdom Park)

Editor’s Note: This post is part 13 in a forty-part blog series in celebration of Walt Disney World Resort’s upcoming 40th Anniversary. Please welcome to The Window Seat Amanda White, Walt Disney World Moms Panel Guest Author.

In 1983, the first Night of Joy contemporary Christian music festival was held at Magic Kingdom Park. Today, here are some insider secrets to make the most of your NOJ journey.