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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,...

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,...

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

Episode 27 - Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party 101: First Timer Tips

8/29/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe bring in special guest (and fan of all things Disney and Halloween) Karyn Locke to share her expert tips for Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. This special ticket event is highly popular every fall, with many guests returning year after year for the unique character meet-and-greets and the chance to dress up in the Magic Kingdom. Find how to dodge long lines, get the best viewing locations for the parade and fireworks, and amass the most candy...

Duration:00:25:29

Episode 26 - Pandora: World of Avatar first timer tips

8/22/2018
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Episode Description Leslie and Joe give their impressions and best tips for Pandora: The World of Avatar in Disney's Animal Kingdom. Leslie, a newbie to Pandora on her most recent visit, discusses what wowed her and whether the land changes her overall impression of Animal Kingdom as a park. Find how to to beat the still-present crowds for the very popular Flight of Passage attraction, whether your kids will actually eat the more exotic menu of Satu'li Canteen, and how to navigate this...

Duration:00:22:17

Episode 25 - Talking to Len Testa about how to use Touring Plans to maximize your Disney vacation

8/15/2018
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Episode Description We've referenced the website Touring Plans many times, so who better to bring on for our 25th episode than Len Testa, the man behind the Plan(s). We discuss the best ways to utilize Touring Plans to enhance your Walt Disney World vacation, both with and without a subscription. We tried to keep it to the best information for beginners using the site, but Len managed to sneak in some fun stuff anyway. Enjoy! If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with...

Duration:00:23:38

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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Episode Description 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! 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...

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 the...

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 on...

Duration:00:18:24