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Episode 24 - Animal Kingdom Lodge 101: Tips and Impressions

8/8/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe give their impressions of Animal Kingdom Lodge. Is it a hotel worth staying in? What makes it unique? Plus information on the best rooms, restaurants, and more. As we will with all hotels, we discuss reasons TO stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge and reasons NOT to stay there and end with another edition of Disney dos and don'ts! If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on...

Duration:00:21:31

Episode 23 - Disney Hotels 101: What you need to know

8/1/2018
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What's the difference between the three different levels of Walt Disney World hotels? What do you need to know when choosing hotels on Disney property? Leslie and Joe have you covered with information on different hotel categories, amenities, room sizes, and more in this episode!

Duration:00:20:49

Episode 22 - How to enjoy Disney World without a park ticket

7/25/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe discuss all the magical things you can do at Walt Disney World without a park ticket. From Disney Springs, to the water parks, to even (gasp) getting outside of the bubble - there's plenty to do near Disney World if you need a break from the parks. Plus, in Disney dos and don'ts we tell you what not to do so you can reduce stress and enjoy your vacation! If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d...

Duration:00:15:41

Episode 21 - Blizzard Beach 101

7/18/2018
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Episode Description Ed Pizzarello from the Miles to go podcast joins to chat about all things Blizzard Beach - impressions, tips, tricks, best sections for kids of various ages, and more! Plus, we drop a Disney do AND a Disney don't and chat about how Blizzard Beach handles the rain. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, PlayerFM, or Google Play (please leave...

Duration:00:22:38

Episode 20 - How to beat the summer heat at Walt Disney World

7/11/2018
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Episode Description Walt Disney World gets hot in the summer, so check out Leslie and Joe's best tips to beat the heat and stay cool. Where to find A/C, how to stay hydrated, and what to pack in your day bag to stay cool. Also, how the heat might affect your time in the parks and where you decide to stay. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, PlayerFM, or...

Duration:00:18:21

Episode 19 - Toy Story Land Impressions Part 2

7/4/2018
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Episode Description In Part 2 of our Toy Story Land impressions, Leslie and Joe have had a few days to digest the land and react to its opening to the public. We discuss if (and how) our opinions have changed, some stuff we missed, the nighttime experience and the food. We also touch on Fastpass+ strategy and end with our Disney dos and don'ts segment. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on...

Duration:00:15:13

Episode 18 - Toy Story Land Impressions Part 1

7/3/2018
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Episode Description Disney invited Traveling Mom and Traveling Dad, and thus Leslie and Joe, to the media preview of Toy Story Land. Toy Story Land is the newest section of Disney's Hollywood Studios, featuring two new rides and a brand new restaurant. Leslie and Joe recorded their initial impressions LIVE in the parks. Be sure to check out Part 2 where Leslie and Joe reflect on Toy Story Land after it has been open to the public for a few days. If you like what you hear, please share...

Duration:00:16:01

Episode 17 - Must pack items for your Disney World vacation

6/27/2018
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Episode Description Wondering what to pack for your Disney World vacation? We've got you covered in today's episode, where Leslie and Joe discuss their must pack items for Walt Disney World. Our list is aimed to make your overall Disney experience more enjoyable - and you probably will save money in the process! Be sure to stay tuned until the end for our new segment - Disney dos and don'ts! If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also,...

Duration:00:21:20

Episode 16 - Tips for getting tough Disney dining reservations

6/20/2018
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Episode Description In today's episode, Kevin Gillooly, co-host of the Don't Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over podcast, joins Leslie and Joe to discuss his best tips for scoring those hard to get Disney dining reservations. We discuss our favorite hard to get restaurants, how to get them, and best practices for securing those reservations you want. Also, some notes about dining reservation cancellations. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might...

Duration:00:18:45

Episode 15 - Disney Dining Basics and Money Saving Tips

6/13/2018
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Episode Description Dining at Disney World has become a hot ticket item, so Leslie and Joe break down the basics of dining at Disney World and offer tips on how to save money, why it's worth eating on property, and our love for character meals. We also chat a bit about making reservations and discuss whether you actual save money using the Disney dining plan. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed...

Duration:00:18:24

Episode 14 - Disney Springs 101

6/6/2018
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Episode Description In this episode, we discuss how to enjoy Disney fun without paying for theme park tickets by visiting Disney Springs. We cover good times to visit Disney Springs as well as what to see and eat there. Disney Springs also has tons of entertainment so we take a look at some of the best options. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play...

Duration:00:17:28

Episode 13 - Beginner's Guide to Fastpass+

5/30/2018
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Episode Description Disney World's Fastpass+ system comes included with the price of your ticket, so Leslie and Joe take a look at the basics of the system in this beginner's guide to Fastpass. We go through the basics of how to make and use Fastpass reservations, while delving into some slightly more advanced techniques to help minimize your wait times in line. While there's a LOT more to be said about Fastpass+, this primer should be enough to get you started! If you like what you...

Duration:00:19:37

Episode 12 - Flying to Disney World: Orlando Airport Tips

5/23/2018
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Episode Description A lot of visitors fly into Orlando International Airport (MCO) as part of their Disney vacation. The airport can be stressful due to the combination of infrequent flyers and the layout of the airport. In today's episode, Leslie and Joe talk about the ins and outs of getting from MCO to Disney and back, with tips about making your transit to and from Walt Disney World efficient and stress free. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think...

Duration:00:17:45

Episode 11 - Disney World basics for Disneyland regulars

5/16/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe chat about what Disneyland regulars need to know if they are planning to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando. What are the major differences between the parks and what do you need to know to plan your best vacation? Leslie's tips, as it turns out, are equally good for both Disneyland regulars and Disney World beginners. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on...

Duration:00:16:38

Episode 10 - Walt Disney World Ticket Types and what to buy

5/9/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe discuss the basics of Walt Disney World ticket options, which can be pretty confusing! What is the Park Hopper Plus option and is it worth it? How can you save money on tickets? When do tickets expire? All this and more on this week's episode of Disney Deciphered! If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we'd appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play, liked our...

Duration:00:19:34

Episode 09 - The benefits of on site Disney hotels

5/2/2018
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Leslie and Joe discuss the benefits of staying at an on site Disney hotel at Disney World. What are you paying extra for when you stay at Disney? We tackle each benefit and give our take on how valuable each is, while sharing tips and ideas of how to maximize some of these benefits while staying on site. Also, what family situation benefits the most from staying on site? If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we'd appreciate if you...

Duration:00:17:47

Episode 8 - Disney Transportation Overview: How to get around WDW

4/25/2018
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Leslie and Joe take a look at Disney provided transportation to and around Walt Disney World. We discuss Magical Express, Minnie Vans, the beauty of Uber Car Seat, the upcoming Disney Skyliner, and more! Plus, some discussion of the new parking fees at Disney hotels. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we'd appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play, liked our Facebook page, or followed us on...

Duration:00:17:05

Episode 07 - Hollywood Studios 101

4/18/2018
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Leslie and Joe close out their Parks 101 series with Hollywood Studios, which is a work in progress as it gears up for the opening of Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. We discuss whether the park even warrants a visit in its current state, favorite rides, why it's great for young children, and why it's the best park for thrill seekers. Also - a mea culpa for something we said about Animal Kingdom. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might...

Duration:00:20:41

Episode 06 - Animal Kingdom 101

4/11/2018
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Leslie and Joe discuss the basic of Animal Kingdom and what's worth seeing. Since Animal Kingdom is Leslie's least favorite park, Joe convinces her that Animal Kingdom is GREAT. Also, we discuss child swap/rider switch and how to use it to save time waiting in line. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we'd appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play, liked our Facebook page, or followed us on...

Duration:00:17:38

Episode 05 - When is the best time to visit Disney World?

4/4/2018
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Leslie and Joe discuss the best times to visit Walt Disney World to avoid big crowds. We also talk about why lines were longer in the traditional "slow" month of January in 2018, discuss some of the special events at Disney World to plan around (or for!), and debate whether it's better to take shorter or longer trips for your Disney vacations. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we'd appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes,...

Duration:00:15:56