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Join Leslie from Trips with Tykes and Joe from asthejoeflies as we discuss how to save you money, time, and stress as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation

Join Leslie from Trips with Tykes and Joe from asthejoeflies as we discuss how to save you money, time, and stress as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation

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Join Leslie from Trips with Tykes and Joe from asthejoeflies as we discuss how to save you money, time, and stress as you plan your Walt Disney World vacation

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 111 - Disneyland Tips for First Timers

4/1/2020
Note: We recorded this episode before Disneyland closed for COVID-19. But we hope the information will be relevant soon enough! If you're looking to book a Disney World, Disneyland, or Disney Cruise Line vacation, considering using Joe as your travel agent by emailing josephcheung@travelmation.net! Episode Description Joe's thinking about visiting Disneyland Resort sometime soon, so Leslie gives him all the tips first timers need to know before visiting Disneyland. A must listen if you're...

Duration:00:21:21

Ep. 110 - Best Discounts for On Site Disney Hotels

3/25/2020
Episode Description Note: We recorded this episode before Disney World closed. Hopefully we'll all be able to use the info soon enough! Staying on site in a Disney World hotel always costs a premium, but there are lots of ways to save money on your Disney World hotel rate. We go over some of the easiest to use discounts on Disney World hotels and touch on some of the more complicated ones in this episode. What do you do to save money on your Disney World hotel stay? Let us know by...

Duration:00:24:07

Ep. 109 - Reflecting on Disney World Closing for COVID-19 (Unfiltered)

3/18/2020
Episode Description The Disney parks have all closed and the world feels a lot different than it did a week ago. We discuss what's closed, what the parks will look like when they reopen, and how to deal with cancellations. Also, since this is a Disney Deciphered Unfiltered episode (normally only available to Patreon subscribers), we talk about our feelings, too. Everyone loves that, right? How do you feel about the parks closing? What do you look forward to most when you return? Let us...

Duration:00:29:00

Ep. 108 - Disney Dining Plan: Is it worth it?

3/11/2020
Episode Description While we aren't the biggest fans, the Disney dining plan can make sense for some families and we get questions about it all the time. We break down the numbers and discuss the new Dining Plan Plus option while sharing the situations where we think the dining plan saves money. Are you a Disney dining plan fan? Let us know your thoughts by e-mailing disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! Episode Notes 2:17 - Disney Dining Plan basics 4:10 - What are dining credits? 5:38...

Duration:00:20:06

Ep. 107 - Buying and Saving on Disney World Tickets (Disney Essentials)

3/4/2020
Episode Description We take a look at all the ticket offerings at Walt Disney World and help you choose the best ticket for your family while saving you money and stress. What are your favorite ticket buying strategies for Disney World? Let us know by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! Episode Notes 2:27 - Ticket basics, RFID cards, and magic bands 3:59 - Recent price increases and when you can expect the next one 7:21 - Ticket validity dates 8:26 - The base ticket aka...

Duration:00:22:47

Ep. 106 - Topolino's Terrace at Disney's Rivera Resort

2/26/2020
Episode Description We give our impressions of both the character breakfast and the signature dining experience dinner at Topolino's Terrace, a brand new restaurant located at Disney's Rivera Resort. Why you should consider putting both on your list and some impressions of the food. Have you been to Topolino's Terrace? Let us know your thoughts by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! Episode Notes Luxe Recess' Rivera Resort Review 2:01 - Overall impressions of Disney's Rivera...

Duration:00:18:49

Ep. 105 - Must Do Rides at Disney World (Disney Essentials)

2/19/2020
Episode Description We continue our Disney Essentials series by discussing must do attractions in every Disney World park, including the attraction that best captures the spirit of the park, best thrill attraction, and best kids ride. We want to hear your best attraction suggestions in these categories! Contact us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! This episode is sponsored by Orlando Stroller Rentals, our favorite stroller rental company for Walt Disney World. Receive a 10% credit back...

Duration:00:22:30

Ep. 104 - runDisney 201 w/ Jeremy of Backside of Magic

2/12/2020
Episode Description With the Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend coming up, Jeremy from Backside of Magic joins the podcast for our runDisney 201 episode discussing week and day of race details, transportation, Expo tips, and much more! Much thanks to Jeremy for dropping by. Questions or comments? Contact us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! This episode is sponsored by Orlando Stroller Rentals, our favorite stroller rental company for Walt Disney World. Receive a 10% credit back to...

Duration:00:29:32

Ep. 103 - Rise of the Resistance Strategies and Updates

2/5/2020
Episode Description Between Leslie and Joe, we've now experienced Rise of the Resistance, Disney's hottest attraction, on both coasts. We update with best current strategies for getting on the ride, what's going on with crowds, and our predictions for future touring strategies for Rise. What have your experiences been with Rise of the Resistance queues? Let us know by connecting with us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! This episode is sponsored by Orlando Stroller Rentals, our favorite...

Duration:00:23:23

Ep. 102 - Tips from Joe's Jan 2020 Trip Report

1/29/2020
Episode Description Joe shares trips from each of the three theme parks he visited on his extended family trip over marathon weekend. Tips for meeting characters, meals, and more! Let us know your questions and thoughts by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! This episode is sponsored by Orlando Stroller Rentals, our favorite stroller rental company for Walt Disney World. Receive a 10% credit back to your card when you let them know you heard about them from Disney...

Duration:00:22:43

Ep. 101 - Art of Animation Resort 101

1/22/2020
Episode Description Joe recently spent a long weekend in a Cars Suite at Disney's Art of Animation Resort, so we take a look at what makes this a "value-plus" resort, how the Skyliner has really made the resort feel more special, and why you should or should not stay at Art of Animation. Have you ever stayed at Art of Animation? We'd love to hear your experiences on our Facebook page or via e-mail at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com. Episode Notes 1:49 - Location and Skyliner...

Duration:00:19:22

Ep. 100 - Top Tips for Disney World First Timers (Disney Essentials)

1/15/2020
Episode Description Is it your first time to Disney World in a long time? Or are you a Disney expert who's friends have asked you for help (very) last minute? Since today's episode is Episode 100, we thought it'd be a great time to share all about our best tips for people who haven't had time to plan and research Disney World. Give us 20 minutes and we'll ease your stress and save you time and money at Disney World even if you do no other planning! What are your best tips for first...

Duration:00:21:50

Ep. 99 - Disney Cruise Line 101

1/8/2020
Episode Description We set sail for the seven seas and chat about what makes Disney Cruise Line unique and what you need to know if you're considering a Disney cruise. We cover all the basics of what makes a Disney cruise magical and tell you what you need to think about if you're considering cruising with Disney. Have you sailed Disney cruise or do you want to? Let us know by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! Episode Notes 1:35 - What is Disney Cruise Line? 3:11 - Disney...

Duration:00:28:10

Ep. 98 - Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World (Disney Essentials)

1/1/2020
Episode Description We kick of the new year with a revised entry into our Disney Essentials series. Sometimes, someone in your family might need convincing of the worthiness of Disney World as a travel destination. That someone might even be you! We take a look at six reasons why you should consider a Walt Disney World vacation and we'd also to love to hear your reasons for visiting Walt Disney World. So drop us a comment on our Facebook page or e-mail us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com...

Duration:00:16:41

Ep. 97 - Joe's December Trip Report: Rise of the Resistance, Christmas Party, and the Skyliner

12/25/2019
Episode Description Joe's December trip report including his experience at the Christmas party, getting onto Rise of the Resistance, and the awesomeness that is the Skyliner! Plus, tips and lessons learned. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone, thanks for listening! Have you ridden Rise of the Skyliner yet? Let us know your thoughts disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! Episode Notes 2:44 - Caribbean Beach Resort 4:26 - The Skyliner 6:48 - Epcot's Festival of the Holidays 10:20 -...

Duration:00:25:05

Ep. 96 - Best Disney Resorts by Price Level (Disney Essentials)

12/18/2019
Episode Description If you've decided to stay on site, not all Disney hotels are created equal. Sure, they may enjoy the same perks, but which Disney hotels stand out above the rest? In today's episode we break down our favorite on site Disney hotels by category: Value, Moderate, Deluxe, and Deluxe Villas, plus we give a quick review of the different Disney hotel category definitions. We'd love to hear your favorites! Let us know by dropping a comment on our Facebook page or e-mailing us...

Duration:00:21:18

Ep. 95 - Rise of the Resistance: Ride Impressions, Tips, & Much More

12/11/2019
Episode Description Rise of the Resistance is open at Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in Orlando and it lives up to the hype. We discuss the virtual boarding queue, logistics, Joe's experience, and give a spoiler free review. BUT THEN - Doug McKnight from Rope Drop Radio joins the cause to discuss the ride in depth - SPOILERS IN THIS SECTION. If you haven't ridden yet, please, turn the episode off at minute 17! (There's also a warning). It's an attraction best experienced with as little...

Duration:00:40:24

Ep. 94 - Coronado Springs Resort 101

12/4/2019
Episode Description We discuss Coronado Springs Resort, which is quickly moving up the ranks of moderate resorts. Has the new Gran Destino Tower changed things for better or worse? What are the new food options and is the hotel too much of a convention hotel now? All that and more in the latest Disney Deciphered! Have you visited the new Gran Destino Tower? What do you think of Coronado Springs? Let us know by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! Episode Notes 1:25 - Our...

Duration:00:23:21

Ep. 93 - When to Visit Walt Disney World in 2020 (Disney Essentials)

11/27/2019
Episode Description The holidays are here so it's time to look at the calendar to decide the best times to visit Walt Disney World during 2020. We discuss everything you need to know: expected crowds, rides opening and closing, construction, special events, and more! Also - should you wait until 2021 to visit? Let us know whether you plan to visit Disney World in 2020 and/or when in 2020 you plan to go by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com! Episode Notes 2:19 - Times of year...

Duration:00:21:50

Ep. 92 - What You Need to Know if You Visit Epcot During its Major Construction

11/20/2019
Episode Description If you know your Disney Deciphered hosts, you know that the answer to "should you visit Epcot" is always YES. But the fact of the matter is Epcot is under a ton of construction right now. We relate our experiences visiting Epcot during its construction and share some tips on how to still make the most out of the experience. We also chat about the Epcot Experience "attraction"/advertisement and the new Epcot Forever nighttime spectacular. Have you visited Epcot during...

Duration:00:21:11