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Disney nerds, theme park aficionados, and best buds Jessica and Ashleigh (aka The Theme Parkettes) from MainStreetInspirations.com know that navigating the most Magical places on earth can be overwhelming. With humor and a little pixie dust, they share their tried-and-true tips from coast-to-coast. Join them on their adventures.

Disney nerds, theme park aficionados, and best buds Jessica and Ashleigh (aka The Theme Parkettes) from MainStreetInspirations.com know that navigating the most Magical places on earth can be overwhelming. With humor and a little pixie dust, they share their tried-and-true tips from coast-to-coast. Join them on their adventures.
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Disney nerds, theme park aficionados, and best buds Jessica and Ashleigh (aka The Theme Parkettes) from MainStreetInspirations.com know that navigating the most Magical places on earth can be overwhelming. With humor and a little pixie dust, they share their tried-and-true tips from coast-to-coast. Join them on their adventures.

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English


Episodes

Episode 12 - ALL the Walt Disney World Resorts! ALL OF THEM! (Part 1)

11/11/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) know there are a LOT of Walt Disney World Resorts and want to help you choose the right one for your next trip! They go in depth on each property — from Value to Moderate to Deluxe options. What are the hotels like? What size rooms do they offer? How’s each pool? What are the transportation options for getting to the parks? Any restaurants or entertainment on property? Which ones are dog friendly? The Theme Parkettes answer all these questions! In...

Duration:00:52:37

Episode 11 - Should You Stay at a Theme Park Resort?

10/21/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) go through major US theme parks, discuss if they have themed resorts, and what their themed resorts have to offer. What are you paying for? Is it worth your money? Should you stay at a nearby hotel for less? The Theme Parkettes explore the pros and cons (although there’s really only one con!) of staying at a theme park resort and what you should look for - and look out for - when choosing an off-property hotel. 1:05 - The one “con” of staying at a...

Duration:01:03:36

Episode 10 - SPECIAL EDITION - Universal Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights 2019 with guest Brian Cavallaro

10/1/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) along with special guest Brian Cavallaro review Jessica and Brian’s trip to Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights. 1:09 - Meet writer/director Brian Cavallaro! 3:23 - About HHN early entry 6:20 - How the event is set up 7:10 - Our favorite part of the event - partying on the Backlot! 7:56 - Hot tip! Regarding HHN restrooms 9:10 - Toxic Tunnel Scare Zone 9:38 - Top secret (not really) HHN parking tip 10:45 - Merch! 12:00 - Event drinks!...

Duration:01:02:57

Episode 9 - SPECIAL EDITION - Six Flags Magic Mountain Fright Fest 2019

9/21/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) discuss Jessica’s recent trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain for Fright Fest. 1:15 - Six Flags Fright Fest 30-Hour Coffin Challenge 5:45 - Arriving at the park, parking, security, bag check, lockers 8:20 - Jessica’s bag recommendations for this type of event 11:07 - Hot tip about the maps! 13:00 - “Don’t forget, it’s called Magic MOUNTAIN for a reason.” 14:20 - The amazing makeup on the monsters (shout out to Scott Ramp and The Scream Team) 16:02 - All...

Duration:00:45:31

Episode 8 - What's in Your Theme Park Bag?

9/10/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) discuss what each of the major theme parks allow in terms of bags, lockers, and what are the “forbidden items.” They make recommendations about what items are crucial for park survival, they have a hot tip for something parents can pack to create a truly magical (and affordable) moment, and they have (maybe) their biggest debate yet on the BEST bag to carry at a theme park. 01:40 - What’s allowed in terms of bag size and stroller size at some of the...

Duration:01:05:00

Episode 7 - Special Ticketed Events and Parties at Theme Parks

8/27/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) discuss special ticketed events and theme park parties. They weigh in on whether these events are worth the extra $$$, how the experience differs from going to a park on a regular day, and they recommend their favorites. Party on! 1:25 - Halloween Horror Nights at Universal 6:33 - Are Halloween-themed ticketed park events worth it? Six Flags Fright Fest, Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream, Knotts Scary Farm 10:40 - Other Busch Gardens events 11:58 - Disney...

Duration:00:46:45

Episode 6 - Packing and Planning for your runDisney runCation

7/22/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) discuss how to pack, plan, and prepare for your runDisney runCation. 1:25 - How early you need to sign up for a runDisney race 6:40 - Getting into a race that is sold out 9:45 - When you should start training 13:32 - “Nothing new on race day.” 20:58 - Shoes! 28:13 - When you should book your hotel, park tickets, dining reservations, etc. 30:58 - What’s the best hotel to stay at during a runDisney runCation? 34:50 - Packing! 39:40 - The Expo! 43:43 -...

Duration:00:58:46

Episode 5 - SPECIAL EDITION - Our first time experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Napa Rose Chef's Counter, and The Lilly Belle. With guest Thomas Gardner, Jr.

6/30/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) along with special guest Thomas Gardner, Jr. discuss their recent "first time" Disneyland experiences at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge, Napa Rose Chef's Counter, and riding on The Lilly Belle. 0:28 - Meet Tommy aka Thomas Gardner Jr. aka Tommy Buoy from YachtleyCrew.com, who you may have seen at Disney California Adventure Food and Wine Festival 2019 4:40 - Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge 32:25 - Napa Rose “Chef’s Counter” at the Grand Californian Hotel 39:00 -...

Duration:01:01:10

Episode 4 - Demystifying the Disney Dining Plan (and dining plans from other parks)

6/5/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) demystify the Disney Dining Plan. They discuss the different levels of the plan, whether it's worth your money, and the pros/cons of booking the "Free Dining" package. They also take a look at the dining plans in other theme parks - Universal Studios, Six Flags, Busch Gardens, and Cedar Point. 1:40 - Ashleigh's overview of the Disney Dining Plan 4:20 - Disney Quick Service Plan 9:14 - Disney "Regular" Dining Plan 10:40 - Be Our Guest dining...

Duration:00:58:26

Episode 3 - The Best Time to Go to Disney

4/21/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) discuss Ashleigh's most asked question, "When is the best time to go to Disney?" If you're planning a trip to Disneyland OR Walt Disney World and don't have set dates yet, this episode is for you. 1:52 - does a "slow/quiet time" in the parks even exist anymore? 5:35 - busiest times of year 9:53 - hot tip if you are planning your trip a year or more in advance 10:52 - weather considerations in FL 14:10 - weather considerations in CA 15:45 - park...

Duration:00:46:14

Episode 2 - So You Want to runDisney

4/19/2019
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Jessica and Ashleigh (The Theme Parkettes) discuss all things runDisney - what first timers should know, what makes these races unique, and how to prepare for them. If you haven't done a runDisney race, you should! 1:17 - difference between runDisney and other races 5:05 - getting great race photos 6:56 - why runDisney races are more expensive than other fun runs 13:11 - running with a charity vs not 20:05 - prepping specifically for runDisney 22:08 - benefits to staying at a Disney property...

Duration:00:52:12

Episode 1 - Introductions! Meet The Theme Parkettes

4/19/2019
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Meet Jessica and Ashleigh, The Theme Parkettes! Who they are, how they met, and some fun facts about them. Find out more at MainStreetInspirations.com and connect with them on Instagram @mainstreetinspirations Jessica Gardner - @actorjessicagardner Ashleigh Bergh - @happygoashleigh 1:00 - how we met 4:50 - how our business started 8:25 - what sparked our love for Disney 15:34 - adulting at Disney parks 27:15 - Disney "claims to fame" 31:25 - favorite Disney attractions that are now closed...

Duration:00:49:05