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Episode 47 - Walt Disney World Planning Timeline

1/16/2019
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Episode Description It's January which means many of us are starting to plan our Walt Disney World vacations. In today's episode, Leslie and Joe map out their Disney World planning timelines and discuss all the key dates you need to remember when you're planning your Disney vacation. While planning isn't one size fits all, the episode should help you figure out what you need to do before your trip. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it....

Duration:00:24:00

Episode 46 - Yacht & Beach Club 101

1/9/2019
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe continue their quick looks at Disney resorts with the Yacht & Beach Club, Disney's deluxe resorts set on Crescent Lake between Epcot and Hollywood Studios. We chat room types, DVC, Stormalong Bay, and all the reasons why you should or should not stay there! 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, iHeartRadio, or Google...

Duration:00:19:46

Episode 45 - What's new at Disney World in 2019?

1/2/2019
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Episode Description Everyone's excited about Star Wars Galaxy's Edge but Walt Disney World has a lot more to offer in 2019. We take a look at what we're excited to see come to Disney World in 2019 and even take a peek beyond. Looking at the schedule there's a lot of non Star Wars stuff to be excited about, but we're sure we missed a news item or two. Please, reach out and share with us what you're looking forward to at Disney Parks in 2019! Happy New Year everyone! If you like what you...

Duration:00:26:00

Episode 44 - How to use Memory Maker and how to save money when buying it

12/26/2018
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Episode Description What is Memory Maker and is it worth the money? We answer these questions in today's episode - discussing our favorite things about Memory Maker, potential drawbacks to buying Memory Maker, and ultimately whether we think it's worth the cost. Plus, tips to save money on your Memory Maker cost that we use and love! 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,...

Duration:00:25:51

Episode 43 - Listener Questions

12/19/2018
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Episode Notes We tackle your listener questions about the best times to eat on busy days, free dining, whether Disney After hours is worth the money, and more! Plus a few stray thoughts on Memory Maker in preparation for an upcoming episode. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and feel free to submit more if you have them! 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,...

Duration:00:21:36

Episode 42 - Disneyland 101

12/12/2018
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Episode Description What do you need to know if you're planning on taking a trip to Disneyland? We discuss differences between the west and east coast parks as Leslie educates Joe about the ins and outs of planning a Disneyland vacation. From MaxPass to dining to differences in crowd calendars, we cover it all and take a deep dive into the happiest place on earth! If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you...

Duration:00:23:18

Episode 41 - Animal Kingdom 201 (aka how to get on Flight of Passage)

12/5/2018
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Episode Description We continue our theme park 201 series with Animal Kingdom, including tips on how to get on Flight of Passage, what to do about Na'vi River Journey, where to meet the best characters at Animal Kingdom, and more. 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, iHeartRadio, or Google Play (please leave a positive review if you're enjoying the...

Duration:00:18:01

Episode 40 - All Star Resorts Impressions

11/28/2018
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Episode Description Trying to do your Walt Disney World vacation on a budget? Price-conscious Disney guests often choose to stay in one of Disney's All-Star Resorts to save money while still being able to take advantage of all the Disney on-property perks. In this episode, Leslie and Joe take a look at Disney's All-Star Movies Resort, Disney's All-Star Music Resort, and Disney's All-Star Sports Resort. Find out the pros and cons of these value resorts, with tips for avoiding some of the...

Duration:00:19:08

Episode 39 - Advanced Fastpass+ tips and tricks to save you time

11/21/2018
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Episode Description Knowing the ins and outs of the Fastpass+ system can really help you save a ton of time at Walt Disney World. In today's episode, we discuss some of the more advanced Fastpass+ tips and tricks and review how the new digital rider switch works. These tips have saved us hours in the park and can save you time too! 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,...

Duration:00:23:26

Episode 38 - Magic Kingdom 201

11/14/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe take a more in depth look at the Magic Kingdom, discussing our favorite character experiences, places to eat, and touring plan/Fastpass+ reservation tips. We also take care of some housekeeping from Magic Kingdom 101 while making sure you have the best information necessary to make the most of your time at the Magic Kingdom. Part 2 of a 274 part series. If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d...

Duration:00:24:05

Episode 37 - Aulani 101

11/7/2018
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Episode Description Considering a trip to Disney's Aulani Resort in Hawaii? Joe is, so Leslie's got him covered with everything he needs to know about planning a trip to Aulani. From why it's such an amazing vacation, to the wonderful Hawaiian details Disney sprinkled throughout the resort, and down to the logistics of what to do there and what to eat - we chat about everything you need to know. Spoiler alert - Aulani sounds like a ton of fun! If you like what you hear, please share the...

Duration:00:24:39

Episode 36 - Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party 101

10/31/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe bring in special guest Tania Lamb to share her expert tips for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Like Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, this special ticket event is highly popular every holiday season at Walt Disney World. Find out how to pick the best party dates, manage long character meet-and-greet lines, and get the best viewing locations for the holiday parade and fireworks. Plus, tempt your taste buds as we talk about all the included holiday...

Duration:00:23:21

Episode 35 - Disney's new date based ticketing: what you need to know

10/24/2018
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Episode Description Disney has changed its multi day ticket pricing structure! Find out what this means for you and your tickets and how to buy tickets under the new date based ticket pricing system. We analyze the changes, look for value, and discuss the new refund policy. Plus, we chat about where you can find old ticket types for a limited time. 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:00:23:00

Episode 34 - Port Orleans Riverside & French Quarter 101: Tips and Impressions

10/17/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe share their experiences at the two moderate Port Orleans resorts: Riverside and French Quarter. We chat about the differences between the two, which one we prefer, and why you should or should not stay at Port Orleans. Also, tips on transportation and some heated elevator debates! 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,...

Duration:00:21:19

Episode 33 - Character Dining Ins and Outs

10/10/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe take deeper look into character dining - why we love it and what are our favorite character dining experiences. Plus, our best tips for how to make the most out of your character dining experiences, how to including them in your touring plans, and the restaurants we recommend you avoid. 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,...

Duration:00:21:06

Episode 32 - Epcot 201

10/3/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe revisit Epcot and go more in depth about what you need to know if you're visiting our favorite Disney park! Updates on Fastpass+ Tier 1 attractions, our preferred Fastpass+ strategy, our favorite world showcase foods and activities, a closer look at some of the restaurants, and why we love the character meet and greets. Plus, our least favorite ride in Disney do's and don'ts and what's next for Epcot! If you like what you hear, please share the podcast...

Duration:00:20:53

Episode 31 - Tips for traveling to Disney World with a baby or toddler

9/26/2018
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Episode Description Thinking about taking a baby or toddler to Walt Disney World? Leslie and Joe have you covered with reasons to take your infant, strategies to minimize stress in the parks, and thoughts on best rides for babies and toddlers. Plus, we share how Disney World makes things super baby friendly. 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:00:23:01

Episode 30 - Unique Interactive Dining at Walt Disney World

9/19/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe take a look at some of the uniquely interactive dining experiences Walt Disney World has to offer. From Skipper Canteen to the Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue, we look at the restaurants that prize cast member interaction with guests. One of us loves this kind of stuff and one of us hates it, but neither of us can deny the fact that some of these dining experiences can't be missed. Listen for tips, things we love, and why these restaurants belong on your itinerary, and...

Duration:00:20:26

Episode 29 - Polynesian Resort 101: Tips & Impressions

9/12/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe give their impressions of the Polynesian Resort. They're on record saying it's one of their favorite resorts, but does it live up to its big price tag? What are the resorts strengths and weaknesses, what special features does it offer, and how useful is it to be on the monorail loop? As we do with all hotels, we end with why you should and why you should not stay at the Poly, plus a Polynesian centered Disney dos and don'ts! If you like what you hear,...

Duration:00:23:52

Episode 28 - Disney Dream and Polynesian Resort Trip Report

9/5/2018
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Episode Description Joe just spend four nights on the Disney Dream cruise ship and two nights at the Polynesian Resort in August. We chat about the differences between Disney land and sea cast members, tips for cruising with Disney, and how Joe's family enjoyed hanging out at Walt Disney World without visiting the parks (for the most part). We also update what's going on at Whispering Canyon, chat about the wonder of Trader Sam's, and more! If you like what you hear, please share the...

Duration:00:27:44