Learn about the many offerings over at www.TouringPlans.com including what you can access for free on the basic account, the history of how Touring Plans came about and how long it takes to photograph every hotel room view at Walt Disney World. 

 

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Stars Wars Cruise trip report with Pat Bennett.  His family sailed Disney Cruise Line in Feb 2016 on a Western Caribbean itinerary.  He shares his family vacation and we talk about the Stingray City Shore excursion in Grand Cayman.  

 

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Disneyland trip planning for a Walt Disney World veteran.  Dave Tupper joins me to help plan my upcoming Disneyland vacation.  We discuss some difference between the 2 resorts and strategies for planning early morning entry at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure.  

 

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Direct download: DLP61.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:00pm EDT

Magic Kingdom trip planning advice with Angie Muma.  We discuss our strategies for FastPass+ selections, dining, and parade viewing locations.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:00pm EDT

If you have ever thought about upgrading to concierge on Disney Cruise Line then this is the episode for you.  You will learn about the benefits of concierge and upgrading at the port.

My guest is Christy Pudyk from VacationsByChristy.com and Pack Your Pixie Dust.
You can find her on social media at:
Facebook - Vacations By Christy and Pack Your Pixie Dust
Twitter - @VBChristyMI and Pack Your Pixie Dust
Instagram - @PackYourPixieDust

In this episode Christy shares 2 blog posts with her experiences upgrading at the port and her room she mentions in this podcast. 
Upgrading at the Port
Disney Fantasy Room 1200



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This week I needed to care for my son so I used a phone-a-friend to help me out with this podcast episode.  Bob Collins from the WDW Pensieve podcast graciously is letting me share some his amazing park audio with you.  We have a listener question and my weekly DIStractions.  

​You can find more information about the WDW Pensieve podcast at:
Twitter   @wdwpensieve
Website    WDW Pensieve
Facebook WDW Pensieve

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:08pm EDT

Walt Disney World  snacks are the topic of the day.  Jen Pease joins me to countdown our top 5 snacks, include some over-hyped snacks and ones we want to try.  Jen also has a book that came out earlier this year and she shares some of her trip planning tips from the book.


​You can find more information about Jen at:
Twitter   @irishvixen21
Book    My love of Disney: A personal account of how one Disney lover caught the Disney fever and how she became a Disney lifer
Pinterest Board with pictures from her vacations.

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:04pm EDT

Katie Miller joins us to share her Disney Cruise Line sailing from Vancouver to Hawaii.  Then we will spend some time with Disney news this week.  

​You can find more information about Katie at:
www.mostdelightfulplace.com
Or you can email her at katie@mouseworldtravel.com
Twitter @DelightfulPlace

 

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There are a ton of things to do a Walt Disney World without even stepping into a theme park.  In this week's episode Angie Muma returns to tell us about her stay at Wilderness Lodge, eating at Whispering Canyon, and going over to Fort Wilderness for archery, horseback riding and wagon ride.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

Angie Muma shares her stay at the Royal Pacific Resort for her Universal Orlando vacation.  She is a huge Harry Potter fan and spent 4 days checking out the 2 Universal Orlando theme parks, Islands of Adventure and Universal Studios.

​You can find Angie on Twitter at @atmuma​

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:00pm EDT

Katie Miller joins us to share her November 2015 Disneyland trip.  

​You can find more information about Katie at:
www.mostdelightfulplace.com
Or you can email her at katie@mouseworldtravel.com
Twitter @DelightfulPlace

 

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

Christy Pudyk and her husband sneak away for a quick adults only vacation to experience the Osborne Lights for one last time and the Food and Wine festival.  

My guest is Christy Pudyk from VacationsByChristy.com and Pack Your Pixie Dust.
You can find her on social media at:
Facebook - Vacations By Christy and Pack Your Pixie Dust
Twitter - @VBChristyMI and Pack Your Pixie Dust
Instagram - @VBChristyMI

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Direct download: DLP52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

Sail to Alaska with Steve Kriese and his family with Disney Cruise Line. This episode is full of great tips if you are thinking of an Alaskan cruise vacation.

​Find Steve on Twitter at: @WestCoastMouse
Check out his new website WestCoastMouse.com

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Direct download: DLP51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

50 Walt Disney World Planning Basics

You've got questions!  We've got answers!.  Angie Muma joins me as we do a questions and answers about the basics of planning a Walt Disney World vacation.

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In this episode the questions we cover are:

 - How do you pick the time of year to travel to WDW?
Many websites offer crowd calendars for free if that is important to you. 
http://www.easywdw.com/
http://wdwprepschool.com/step-1-pick-a-date/
www.touringplans.com offers premium information and is great (and I think most reliable).


 - What is Magical Express?  Who can use it?
 - What are your thoughts for picking a resort (think pre and post DVC)?
 - What is My Disney Experience?
 - What are Magic Bands?
 - Do you book FP+ at 60 days?
 - What is FastPass+?
 - Do you book dining at 180 days?
 - What is Memory Maker and do you think it is worth it?
 - What is your one planning tip?

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Direct download: DLP50.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:47pm EDT

This episode is to let you know they winner of the $25 gift card.  Don't forget that the podcast will be coming back in Feb 2016 with a re-launch from all the valuable feedback you have provided. 

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