Episode 38 – Magic Kingdom 201


We revisit the Magic Kingdom with advanced tips, tricks, touring plans, and recommendations. The Magic Kingdom is Disney’s most iconic park and the park guests will spend the most time in. Read on and listen to the podcast to hear our best recommendations for how to make the most out of your Magic Kingdom experience!

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Episode 37 – Disney Aulani 101: Tips & Tricks for a Disney Vacation in Hawaii


Where do Mickey and Minnie go when they want to get away from it all? Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii, of course! Hawaii is a destination deservedly on many people’s bucket lists and we’ve got everything Disney fans need to know if they’re considering staying at Aulani in Hawaii. From what to do, to what to eat, to why it’s such a special place – we cover it all in the latest episode of Disney Deciphered.

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Episode 36 – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 101: First Timer Tips


Halloween at Walt Disney World is coming to a close, and that means it’s time for another kind of holiday magic to take over the Orlando parks — the Christmas and winter holiday season! A highlight during the months of November and December is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special hard ticketed event offered on select evenings in the Magic Kingdom. Since Joe and Leslie have yet to make it to Disney World for a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party themselves, they brought in a special guest on this week’s podcast. Tania Lamb is the writer behind LolaLambchops.com and a three time Disney Parks Moms Panelist who knows her holidays at Disney World. She shares her very best tips for making the most of this special ticketed event, from how to find the most sought after characters, what shows to see, and top picks for the free cocoa and holiday snacks.

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Episode 35 – Disney’s Ticket Changes: What you need to know


Disney has moved to a date based ticket pricing system for all of its ticket offerings. You now need to specify what dates you plan to use your tickets – but what exactly does that mean? Find out everything you need to know about Disney’s date based ticketing and more in this episode.

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


Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter resorts are two moderate resorts at Disney World near Disney Springs. The Port Orleans resorts have fairly central locations, middle-of-the-road pricing, and ample amenities, making them a popular choice for many families. In this week’s episode, Leslie and Joe explore the features of the two resorts and share pros and cons (and a few tips!) for stays at Riverside and French Quarter.

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Episode 33 – Disney World Character Dining Tips and Tricks


Walt Disney World character dining is one of our favorite things to do when visiting the theme parks. We find it saves us time and stress planning our touring plans in the parks and our kids love it! You have to eat anyway, right? In this episode we discussed our tips and tricks for the character dining experience along with restaurants we recommend and try to avoid. Plus, how to fit character dining into your plans and a can’t miss tip for getting pictures with your kids (or yourself!).

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Episode 32 – Epcot 201 – Advanced Tips for Touring Epcot


With only a handful of attractions and a totally different vibe than the other three Disney theme parks in Orlando, Epcot requires a different strategy for success. Guests often prioritize restaurants, festivals, and even leisurely strolls over the thrill rides. Get a more advanced lesson in touring Epcot, with FastPass+ strategies, favorite restaurants, character meet-and-greets, and a sneak peek at how the park will change in the next few years.

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


Thinking of traveling to Disney World with a baby? Unsurprisingly, Disney theme parks are very baby friendly. In this week’s episode of Disney Deciphered, Leslie and Joe take a look at what makes Disney parks baby friendly and features such as baby centers, rider switch, and more that will help you minimize stress when visiting Disney with a baby. We also include tips and strategies for dealing with naps, strollers, and much more!

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Episode 30 – Unique Interactive Dining Experiences at Walt Disney World

Many Disney restaurants offer unique meals, but some of them offer truly interactive dining experiences. Whether it be wise-cracking waiters, music or dancing, some of these iconic experiences can make (or break) a Disney trip for many families. In this week’s episode, Leslie and Joe take a look at five interactive restaurants at Walt Disney World: Skipper Canteen, the Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, Whispering Canyon, 50’s Prime Time Café, and Trader Sam’s Grog Grotto. Find out whether the jokes and wackiness will be up your alley and whether the food is worth of the increased prices that many of these dining experiences entail.

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Episode 29 – Polynesian Resort 101: Tips & Impressions

Disney’s Polynesian Resort stands as one of the first two on site hotels ever built at Walt Disney World. With its great location on the monorail, a tropical theme that makes you feel like you’re in paradise, and plenty of unique dining options, the Polynesian Resort often is viewed as one of the gold standards of Disney hotels. But having been around so long, has this resort started showing its age? Does it justify its high price point? We give our impressions of the Polynesian in 2018 and share our pros and cons for staying there.

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