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Two Seattleites addicted to The Mouse: Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club (Aulani)

Two Seattleites addicted to The Mouse: Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club (Aulani)


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Two Seattleites addicted to The Mouse: Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Disney Vacation Club (Aulani)




Episode 28: Disneyland Pixie Dust

On to Disneyland for this heavily pixie dusted leg of our 2015 adventure. We get a surprise stay in the Adventureland Suite at Disneyland Hotel, experience the Nightmare Before Christmas overlay on Haunted Mansion, and enjoy Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Plus, join us as we discover what happens when a 4 year old gets a bit too overwhelmed.


Episode 27 - Disney Wonder Back to Back

Ahoy Mateys! It's time for double the fun as we board the Disney Wonder for a back to back family adventure in the fall of 2015. Join us as we take a train from Seattle to Vancouver, BC for a repositioning cruise down to San Diego, and then witness the transformation of the ship for Halloween on the High Seas. This episode has planes, trains, automobiles, busses, and cruise ships, and a whole lot of fun in between.


Episode 26 - Disney Cruise Tips & Tricks

We see lots of first-time cruisers, or first timers with Disney Cruise Line at least, asking some common questions on various message boards about how things work on the Mickey Boat. This week we tackle some common Q's and turn them into A's, and lend some lessons learned along the way too. Disney Cruising is always changing, and even we learn new stuff, so whether this is your first excursion or your 21st, you just might learning something.


Episode 25 - Tips for Disney with Littles

This week we cover 10 tips and tricks for going to a Disney park with little kiddos in tow. From packing favorite snacks to setting healthy expectations about how much you can do in a day, it really is possible to enjoy a Disney visit with infants and toddlers. What's your favorite tip for hitting the parks with Junior Mousketeers? Let us know! And yes, Alicea did catch come down with Covid the day before we recorded, but she's a trooper and we were able to record our podcast from separate...


Episode 24: Star Wars Celebration 2022

Alicea had the great pleasure to work at Star Wars Celebration 2022 a couple weeks ago, spending the weekend with none other than Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) herself! What a sweet gig! We get a glimpse behind the scenes and hear how Alicea got into all this in the first place. May The Force be with you! Mentioned in this episode are: Ahsoka Tano | Wookieepedia Her Universe | Fashion for Fangirls Breathe, Just Breathe | Star Wars Mindful Matters Star Wars: Attack of the Clones 20th...


Episode 23 - Flying Solo at Disneyland

Alicea had an opportunity to visit Disneyland a couple weeks ago all by herself. Flying solo in the parks has some definite perks, and can even be relaxing if you want it to be. Is Genie Plus worth it for a relaxing chill day in the parks? The answer may surprise you!


Episode 22 - Disney Genie and Genie+ at Disneyland

Visiting a domestic Disney park in 2022 is complicated, and the new Genie and Genie+ services, plus Individual Lightning Lane Selections (i.e. pay-per-ride "fancy rides"), and all the rules around how and when you can use them are a big cause of that complication, confusion, frustration, and added cost. This week we talk about these offerings and our experience with them in Disneyland over spring break. Spoiler alert: we're not fans.


Episode 21 - California Adventure (2022)

Following up on last week's episode, we look across the plaza to Disney's California Adventure Park and the highlights from our recent spring break trip. We enjoyed the new Avengers Campus and Pixar Pier, learned a few things about ride redemption passes, and even discovered a couple a trick that could help you choose the fastest line at the ticket gates.


Episode 20 - Disneyland Park (2022)

This week we dig into our recent trip to Disneyland over spring break, focusing on Disneyland Park. Hear what we loved and what we unfortunately missed, what it was like with big crowds, and how many attempts it took us to make it all the way through Rise of the Resistance without a breakdown. Hint: many.


Episode 19 - Here's Sterling

You're heard from him a little bit, but this week it's time to really meet our son Sterling. Come along as we explore Disney from the eyes of a 10 year old who's been going on Disney trips since before he remembers. Sterling and Nathan also plot how to complete a "Grand Slam" on Disney Cruise Line before anybody else in the family.


Episode 18 - Club 33

This week we share our experiences as guests at the world famous Club 33 at Disneyland. We'll talk about the history, how you become a member (bring your checkbook!), and what it's like to dine at this exclusive venue - we're lucky to have been twice! So come along and take a peek behind the door at 33 Royal Street in New Orleans Square.


Episode 17 - Disneyland Food 2022

Make sure you have a snack ready as you listen along to this week's episode as we recap all the eats and treats we had on our recent trip to Disneyland for Spring Break 2022. From the amazing new Pym Test Kitchen, to California Adventure Food & Wine kiosks, to old favorites like Plaza Inn, there was a LOT of great stuff to enjoy. And of course, churros!!!


Episode 16 - Disney Hugs Are Back

Disney's finally coming back to "normal" after the pandemic, and we wanted to talk a little about how Disney reacted to the pandemic and the impacts it had on us as a Disney traveling family. We were literally among the last Disney guests globally when things shut down in March 2020. We had multiple trips cancelled. We experienced Disney World with restrictions and shortages during the pandemic. And we're super-excited to see some of our favorite elements finally making a return in 2022.


Episode 15 - Aulani Welcome Home

We continue catching you up on our trip reports from the days of yore recapping our first visit to Disney's Aulani Resort & Spa on Oahu in Hawaii. We're DVC owners at Aluani, and this 2014 trip was our first visit to the "door knob" we'd purchased. We visited the Pearl Harbor memorial sites, enjoyed the lazy river, and found a great beach for the kiddos to play in the water.


Episode 14 - Disney Vacation Club Overview

This week we dive into Disney's timeshare offering, Disney Vacation Club. We've been owners at Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii since 2013, so we're sharing what we've learned over the years about how DVC works, the benefits of ownership, the costs involved, and the difference it's made in our family. There's a lot in this episode, so buckle up! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at Remember, we're NOT affiliated with...


Episode 13 - First Disneyland Trip

This week we look back on our first trip to Disneyland, and Sterling's first introduction to Mickey Mouse. This was also our first Disney Vacation Club vacation. Firsties!


Episode 12 - Travel Agent Q&A

This week we talk to our good friend Audie Lawley, who just so happens to be a travel agent with Magic For Less Travel. Learn some pro tips about how a TA can help plan your perfect vacation! You can find Audie and her husband Tim on Facebook at LawleyTravelPlanners or on Instagram at @LawleyTravel. Her email is


Episode 11 - Panama Canal Cruise Part 3

In this episode we spend four relaxing days at sea, visit Puerto Vallarta, realize why DCL sells luggage in the gift shops (it's for our tequila), and do some sport fishing off Cabo San Lucas.


Episode 10 - Traversing the Panama Canal

Incredibly warm. Oppressively humid. Stunningly impressive. The Panama Canal is an absolute marvel of human ingenuity. Today we transit from the Atlantic to the Pacific ... westbound, technically! As mentioned in the episode, if you want to watch the time lapse we made of our crossing you can check it out here:


Episode 9 - 2013 Panama Canal Part 1

Join us as we remember embarking on a 15 night adventure without our kids! Pampered in Miami, an in-port upgrade to a concierge SUITE, a stunning tour of Cartagena, Columbia, and more! This was the trip of a lifetime, and we're so excited to share it with you! If you want to get in touch with Claudia, our amazing tour guide in Cartagena, her website is