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News, tips and conversation about the worlds of travel and theme parks
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News, tips and conversation about the worlds of travel and theme parks

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The Gold Key Adventurers Society December Release Schedule

12/2/2019
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It's the most wonderful time of the year! With the kids jingle belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, December gets awfully busy awfully fast. Your favorite intrepid adventurers and podcasters have put on their holiday pants, and are going relaxed fit for the rest of the month. Don't worry, you'll still get your fair share of travel news, tips and goofs, but we're slowing down just a touch to accommodate everyone's busy schedule. Listen to the episode for all the details! As...

Duration:00:02:22

Exploring Harry Potter's Wizarding World

11/26/2019
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Y'er a podcast, Harry! This week Jess and Dave are in the studio to share some ideas for how to experience the magic of Harry Potter in the world. Believe it or not, he's doesn't just spend all his time in the Universal theme parks! But first, the travel news, including how you can stay in Buddy the Elf's New York City Apartment, and a rippity-rippity-rap raptastic new Wu-Tang Clan theme park coming to a South Korea near you! As always, a huge thank you to our sponsor, Key to the World...

Duration:01:05:35

Disney Plus And Chill?

11/19/2019
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Don’t touch that dial! It’s been a week, and here we are. Disney Plus has taken over our worlds, and I for one welcome our new mouse overlords! Heather, Jess, Jeff and Dan, as they talk about what they’ve been watching, what they can’t wait to watch, and some hidden gems and long forgotten treasures they rediscovered while digging through the newly released contents of the Disney Vault. But first, the week’s travel and theme park news, including a nutty new popup hotel and a life sized...

Duration:01:01:25

Your Key to Adventures By Disney

11/11/2019
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All aboard! Let’s be honest-if you’re anything like us, you’re probably firing up your TV for a full day of binging all your favorite movies and series on the freshly launched Disney+ service. But maybe in a few hours when you need to give your eyes a break, or pick the kids up from school, or go for a jog, you’ll join us for this week’s meeting of the Gold Keys Adventurers Society. This time around we’re talking Adventures By Disney, Disney’s guided tour service which takes the Disney’s...

Duration:01:05:29

Disney Misconceptions and Sour Toe Cocktails

11/4/2019
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Houston, we have a podcast! This week set the record straight on some surprisingly common misconceptions people have when it comes to Walt Disney World, to help you avoid making the same mistakes, and maybe sound more charming and witty during dinner conversation. It’s worth a shot! But first, the week’s theme park and travel news. Jess tells us all about the returning Disney Villains After Hours even at Walt Disney World and Lunar New Year celebrations at Disney California Adventure. Then...

Duration:01:15:17

12: Happy Halloween! Let's Visit The Haunted Mansion

10/29/2019
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Welcome, foolish mortals, to our very special, very spooky Halloween episode! In it, we talk about everything we can think of on the topic of one of very favorite Disney theme park attractions, the Haunted Mansion. From its inspiration and beginnings to that one movie with Eddie Murphy, we cover it all! But first, the news! We talk about the spookiest, most haunted places in your state, why you should definitely be vacationing in the Dominican Republic, and how you can spend the night in a...

Duration:01:23:10

11: Clash of the Over/Under Rated Attractions

10/21/2019
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Yeah, we're going there. We wanted to find out which theme park attractions are way over rated, and which ones deserve more love than they typically get. And we invited Dave along, so be warned-you'll probably violently disagree with at least one thing he says. Don't at us, bro-take it up with Dave! First the news, where we discuss the recent reopening of the Disney Skyliner transportation system, menu changes at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge, and some more strange AirBnB offerings in what just...

Duration:01:33:24

10: EPCOT Time Machine and Disney Do Over Contest Announcement!

10/14/2019
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Hey McFly! Since Dave seems to have EPCOT on the brain lately, we decided to take a trip back in time to reminisce about our favorite lost attractions from days of EPCOT past. But first, the news. We discuss the opening of the Enchanted Rose bar at Walt Disney World's Grand Floridian Resort, travel social media job opportunities, creepy and kooky hotels and some very large animals. Then Heather teases a big announcement-make sure you stick around to the end of the show, when we tell you how...

Duration:01:20:17

9: 1 Star Reviews and Dave Issues A Retraction

10/8/2019
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Episode 9, in which Dave makes a statement regarding his position on Epcot, and we take a look at some ridiculous complaints made by ridiculous people about your favorite travel destinations. Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel planning needs, whether it’s Disney destinations, Universal Studios, or anywhere else you can imagine, visit www.keytotheworldtravel.com for a free quote...

Duration:01:12:49

8:Halloween Season Kickoff with Our Favorite Haunted Destinations

9/30/2019
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Episode 8, in which we get just a little bit spooky, sharing our favorite haunted travel destinations to help us warm up for the terrifying goodness of the Halloween season. Highlights include: You might want to leave the lights on for this one! Or turn them off, and start planning a few last minute trips to the terror zone. Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel planning needs,...

Duration:01:28:04

7-Unpopular Opinions

9/24/2019
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Episode 7, in which we discuss the weeks travel news, then play a game where sit around and tell each other how wrong our opinions about Walt Disney World are. Sometimes maddening, often silly, always fun! Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel planning needs, whether it’s Disney destinations, Universal Studios, or anywhere else you can imagine, visit www.keytotheworldtravel.com for...

Duration:01:06:13

6: Don't Smuggle Tarantulas In Your Pants and Travel Trends With Heather

9/17/2019
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Episode 6, in which we discuss many silly people who have tried to pull a fast one on airport security, the dangers of drinking coffee on a plane, and a report on the condition of Disney's Castaway Cay post Hurrican Dorian, from the first Disney Cruise Line sailing to dock there. Also discussed are opportunities to live your movie dreams in Hagrid's Hut from the Harry Potter series, or on a grand Edwardian adventure with a swanky Downton Abbey tour of England. Then Heather shares some more...

Duration:01:06:07

Episode 5-Travel News and How To Fly Like A Pro

9/10/2019
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Episode 5, in which we discuss Hurricane Dorian relief efforts, silly AirBnB offerings and Trip Advisor’s top Theme Park as voted by guests, as well as all the best tips and tricks to help you fly like a pro when you head off on your next expedition. Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel planning needs, whether it’s Disney destinations, Universal Studios, or anywhere else you can...

Duration:01:17:08

Episode 4- Star Wars, Nothing But Star Wars! (And some more D23 Parks Panel News)

9/3/2019
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Episode 4, in which we discuss the rest of the biggest news stories from the D23 Expo Parks Panel, Swiss tourists in New Orleans, Digging for diamonds in the USA and extreme paddle boarding. Then we sit down in Oga's Cantina to discuss everything Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, which just opened in Walt Disney World. Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel planning needs, whether it’s...

Duration:01:30:19

Episode 3- D23 Expo Parks Panel Preview and 2020 Travel Trends Interview with Heather

8/26/2019
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Episode 3, in which we discuss some exciting early Disney theme park news out of the 2019 D23 Expo in Anaheim California, ponder the topic of travel to Greenland, and fantasize about the menu offerings at the Starcourt Mall Food Court dining area at Universal Studios Orlando Halloween Horror Nights 2019. Then our guest, Heather Straight, gives is the lowdown on some exciting travel trends to keep an eye on in 2020. Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A...

Duration:00:51:25

Episode 2:New News and New Theme Park Hotels

8/20/2019
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Episode 2, in which we discuss news about spooky theme park offerings, gigantic fields of sunflowers, King Arthur's birthplace and more. Then we shift gears, and Jess regales us with a description of his stay at the two newest hotels to open at Walt Disney World Resort and Universal Orlando Resort, and give you a sneak peak of some exciting new hotels coming up on the horizon. Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the...

Duration:00:48:22

Episode 1: A New Chapter

8/13/2019
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Episode 1, in which we discuss the topics and goals of this new show, and then share our personal "travel stories" about the place travel has in our lives, why we love it, and how we got here. There's also a short diversion about weird roadside attractions. Sorry about that! Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel planning needs, whether it’s Disney destinations, Universal Studios, or...

Duration:00:26:33

Gold Key Adventurers Society Trailer

8/9/2019
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An introduction to the Gold Key Adventurers Society, an exciting new source of theme park and travel news and conversation. Remember, life is short and the world is wide. So go have an adventure! A huge thanks to our sponsor, Key to the World Travel. For all your travel planning needs, whether it’s Disney destinations, Universal Studios, or anywhere else you can imagine, visit www.keytotheworldtravel.com for a free quote and helping planning a trip of a lifetime. Tell them the Gold Key...

Duration:00:03:45