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The Pixie Dust Fan Podcast - A Disney Parks Podcast

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Disney enthusiasts and best friends Francine and Carrie share laughs, positivity and fun on every episode. They cover a variety of topics including trip reports, Disney tips and tricks, special guests and so much more. If you're planning your vacation or just want to some more Disney in your days - this is the podcast for you!

Disney enthusiasts and best friends Francine and Carrie share laughs, positivity and fun on every episode. They cover a variety of topics including trip reports, Disney tips and tricks, special guests and so much more. If you're planning your vacation or just want to some more Disney in your days - this is the podcast for you!

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Canada

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Disney enthusiasts and best friends Francine and Carrie share laughs, positivity and fun on every episode. They cover a variety of topics including trip reports, Disney tips and tricks, special guests and so much more. If you're planning your vacation or just want to some more Disney in your days - this is the podcast for you!

Language:

English


Episodes

Podcast 108 – Planning our return to the magic at Walt Disney World

8/4/2021
It's the first trip back to Walt Disney World in over 18 months for Francine and there is a LOT to discuss. From testing requirements for the airlines and CDC to resort and food plans, Carrie helps navigate all of the things to consider before Francine leaves. Does PCR equal PCR? The anxiety is pretty heightened for this trip, but as always - the episode is full of giggles and positivity! Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://www.PixieDustFan.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:47:32

Podcast 107 – Preparing for the weather at Walt Disney World

7/28/2021
Most people plan their Walt Disney World vacation with great care and detail. From resorts and restaurants to attractions and transportation, it's all been considered very carefully. But the one thing that most people don't put a ton of thought in to is the weather! Florida weather can be fickle, what do you do when you're there during extreme heat? Or when it's cold? How about during a hurricane? Carrie and Francine are sharing their tips from their experiences during ALL the weather events...

Duration:00:51:21

Episode 106 - Disney planning mistakes part 2, don't do these things

7/21/2021
There was so much feedback about the top 5 Disney planning mistakes on episode 105 that the ladies had to share more! Carrie and Francine are reading some of the comments that listeners sent in about the mistakes THEY made planning their trips. It's a fun list with some excellent tips that you don't want to miss if you're planning a Disney vacation! Show Notes: Huff Post article of Mistakes Tourists Make Original blog post from Pixie Dust Fan on Top 5 Mistakes Find Francine and Carrie...

Duration:01:07:59

Episode 105 - Top 5 mistakes people make planning a Disney vacation

7/14/2021
It’s time to start planning a Walt Disney World vacation and Carrie and Francine have the best advice! They ladies are sharing the top 5 mistakes that people make when booking their first trip and they’re telling you how to avoid it! You don’t want to miss this insight when you’re planning, even if you’ve been before! Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://www.PixieDustFan.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PixieDustFan Carrie on Instagram:...

Duration:00:49:25

Episode 104 - Our perfect Disney travel companions

7/7/2021
The episode starts with Carrie and Francine sharing their thoughts on all of the news from Walt Disney World including dining plans, extra magic mornings and evening hours for deluxe guests. Then the topic turns to planning trips and the ladies share what qualities they appreciate most in their Disney travel buddies! Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://www.PixieDustFan.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PixieDustFan Carrie on Instagram:...

Duration:00:44:30

Episode 103 - Hidden Gems At Epcot

6/30/2021
Carrie and Francine get a whole new perspective when they walk through Epcot with their friend Angela and discuss her "hidden gems" in the park. Angela sees things a little differently than they do and they're fascinated by the details they missed, the food they have yet to try and the shopping that hasn't been done. The ladies now have a 'scavenger hunt' challenge lined up for their next visit to take pictures with all of the things Angela told them about! Show Notes: Email Angela:...

Duration:01:14:20

Episode 102 - Magic Kingdom attractions that need an update

6/23/2021
What attractions at the Magic Kingdom need an update? Carrie and Francine are always positive, but there are a few things that they think could use a little refresher. They both LOVE the Haunted Mansion but there is room for one more improvement! Is there a spot for Meet the Robinsons to fit perfectly in the park? And how are they suggesting the ideal change to the Country Bear Jamboree? It's a conversation you don't want to miss! Show Notes: Carrie's pixie dust came from Now Ear This...

Duration:00:55:27

Episode 101 - Noodles, Lamplights and Fastpasses - Disney news this week

6/16/2021
After the hype and preparations for episode 100, Carrie and Francine are taking time to review the news that they had missed. They talk about everything from noodles to Fastpasses, Indy turning 40 and so much more. Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://www.PixieDustFan.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/PixieDustFan Carrie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/muppetcrazy/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PixieDustFan Pixie Dust Fan Facebook group:...

Duration:00:44:40

Episode 100 - Celebrating 100 episodes of the Pixie Dust Fan Podcast

6/9/2021
It's episode 100 and it's a celebration! Carrie and Francine are looking back at the first 100 episodes of the podcast and reliving some of the most joyful and funny moments. The ladies can't seem to stop laughing and they include some clips of past episodes that really highlight how far they have come. From their nerves over talking to Bob Gurr, to their favorite pixie dust and clips from listeners who want to congratulate the duo - this is an episode you don't want to miss! Show...

Duration:01:05:18

Episode 99 - Your First Disney Trip With Kids - 10 Tips You Need To Know

6/2/2021
What's it like planning your very first trip to Walt Disney World with kids? It's overwhelming. There is an incredible amount of Disney information to sift through, and where do you even start? On this episode Carrie and Francine are joined by their friends Amy and Kimberley to talk about what it means to plan a trip like this, and how you can help make it extra magical! Amy and Kimberley have 10 tips for your very first trip to Walt Disney World with kids - you won't want to miss...

Duration:00:52:41

Episode 98 - Our pre-trip rituals, how we get ready for our Disney vacation

5/26/2021
On this episode Carrie and Francine share how they prepare for their Disney vacations. Before the trip there are rituals that they both do like clockwork, they are routines they have created over years of travel. Find out how they prepare, pack and make sure they're ready for their trip. Show Notes: To submit your voice clip to us to use on the podcast for the 100th episode, please email tink@pixiedustfan.com or submit to us via any social channels. Find Francine and Carrie...

Duration:00:45:56

Episode 97 - Planning our first day back at Walt Disney World

5/16/2021
On this episode Carrie and Francine contemplate and plan for their return to Walt Disney World. What if they could only go for one day? A grand slam of all four parks - how would they do it? What 3 things would they make as a priority in each park for their trip back? They haven't been in forever, how do they pick? Is it food? Attractions? Are the friends going to do the same things or will they need to go their separate ways to do it all in one day? Show Notes: To submit your voice clip...

Duration:00:59:04

Episode 96 - News and BOOs, what's new at Disney Parks

5/12/2021
On this episode Carrie and Francine explore the news of the BOO Bash coming to Walt Disney World this fall. Why has it been renamed? What will happen with the 50th decor in combination with a Halloween themed event? They explore all of the possibilities along with new character meets at Disneyland, restaurant openings AND what's so great about Lego these days? Show Notes: To submit your voice clip to us to use on the podcast for the 100th episode, please email tink@pixiedustfan.com or...

Duration:00:59:04

Episode 95 - Wishes come true and the magic is back!

5/5/2021
On this episode Carrie and Francine talk about all of their "wishes" coming true with the new Disney Wish cruise ship. They review the layout, restaraunts, clubs and entertainment and how much IP is too much? The ladies also discuss what it felt like to see the magic back at Disneyland now that it has reopened AND how they plan to celebrate the 100th episode with your help! Show Notes: To submit your voice clip to us to use on the podcast for the 100th episode, please email...

Duration:00:59:04

Episode 94 - A conversation with Lou Mongello

4/28/2021
On this episode Carrie and Francine sit down for a chat with super fan and host of WDW Radio, Lou Mongello. Lou is a widely recognized Disney expert, author, mentor and coach who really loves what he does! He is charming, funny, entertaining and motivating - you don't want to miss this episode. Show Notes: Find Lou at www.loumongello.com Find Lou at WDW Radio: www.wdwradio.com Find Lou's books on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QZ1Chx Find Francine and Carrie online: Website:...

Duration:01:01:57

Episode 93 - April News and What's New on Disney+

4/21/2021
On this episode Carrie and Francine review the big Disney news this month, according to them! From a fifth key to a pop up shop, they cover it all! Then the two debate and discuss the two must watch shows on Disney+ and if they are binge worthy or not. Show Notes: The inclusion video from Disney: https://youtu.be/QQTij9Rghls Carrie's new hairdryer: https://amzn.to/3n0hwV1 Find Francine and Carrie online: Website: https://www.PixieDustFan.com Instagram:...

Duration:00:51:58

Episode 92 - What's in our Disney park bags?

4/14/2021
Have you ever wondered what the pros carry with them when they visit the Disney parks? How do you know if you bring too much with you? Or not enough? On this episode of the podcast Carrie and Francine share everything that they carry with them on a regular day at the parks. One carries a LOT more than the other - can you guess who? Show Notes: The packing video, wow it was a long time ago! Francine and Carrie share on YouTube what they pack for their Disney vacation here:...

Duration:00:51:44

Episode 91 - Love it or leave it, Disney's Animal Kingdom edition

4/7/2021
Come along with Carrie and Francine while they virtually walk through Disney's Animal Kingdom. They review each attraction and decide if they love it - or if they leave it. It's a fun conversation full of insights about each and every attraction in the park. Show Notes: Flight of Passage seats - see a full review of how they operate https://pixiedustfan.com/avatar-flight-of-passage-seats/ Carrie's sticker subscription is from https://www.pipsticks.com Find Francine and Carrie...

Duration:00:55:48

Episode 90 - The Exciting Disneyland Proposal and March News

3/31/2021
There's a new exciting proposal for Disneyland Resort in California that would see some fantastic changes and growth. Disneyland has had it's challenges with getting approvals for new enhancements outside of the confined borders of the current parks. This new plan would bring incredible opportunities, jobs and experiences. On this episode of the podcast, Carrie and Francine discuss the plans and offer their perspectives on the possible expansions. Along with other Disney news, it's a full...

Duration:00:45:11

Episode 89 - A conversation with Terri Hardin, part 2

3/24/2021
On this episode Carrie, Cheryl and Francine continue their chat with Terri Hardin, successful puppeteer, artist and Disney Imagineer. From Jim Henson to Dolly Parton and Nicholas Cage, Terri shares some fun stories about the people and characters she worked with. She had so many great stories we had to split the podcast in to two episodes! Show Notes: Find Terri online: www.terrihardin.com Support Terri on Patreon: https://terrihardin.com/terri-on-patreon/ Find Cheryl's Etsy store:...

Duration:01:11:13