Itinerary for Disney World on a Luxury Budget (Ep. 90)

Episode Description

We complete our Disney World on a Budget series by going all out – Disney World on a luxury budget! Where would we stay, what extras would we shell out for, and why can’t we overcome our money saving ways even with a theoretical boatload of cash? All that and more in this week’s Disney Deciphered!

What would you most like to splurge on at Disney World? Let us know by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

And in case you missed it, here are our low and moderate budget episodes

Episode Notes

3:14 – Hotel ideas (including some outside of the box thinking)

8:48 – Off property options

10:35 – Ticket options

13:23 – Food and souvenirs

19:23 – Miscellaneous splurges

22:38 – Final cost breakdown

24:06 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Tips & Beginners Guide

Epcot at Walt Disney World is known for its many festivals, but the crown jewel of them all is the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Held every fall in the park since 1995, the Food & Wine Festival keeps getting larger and held for an even longer period of time with each passing year. The festival’s popularity, combined with all the Disney World Halloween offerings like Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, has made the fall an increasingly busy time of year at Walt Disney World. Continue reading Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Tips & Beginners Guide

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disney World Impressions (Ep. 88)

Episode Description

Joe finally makes it to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Walt Disney World and Leslie checks out the eastern version of Batuu as well. Impressions, thoughts, comparisons between the coasts, how to maximize your time in Galaxy’s Edge, and much more!

Have you been to Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, yet? Let us know what you thought by e-mailing us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com!

Episode Notes

1:28 – Comparing Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge between the two coasts

5:18 – Crowds in Disney World’s version

7:55 – Why Joe enjoyed the Disney Parks Play app more than he expected

11:25 – All about Millenium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run

14:36 – Smuggler’s Run line tips and tricks

16:28 – Oga’s Cantina

20:50 – What’s next at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge

22:40 – Tips to help you get the most out of your visit

25:20 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Impressions and Tips (Ep. 87)

Episode Description

We both got a chance to finally try out Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World! We share our impressions, successes, and failures while discussing tips and what you need to know before you go.

Also be sure to check out ourĀ Halloween Party 101 episode!

Have you been to the Halloween party and do you have anything you’d like to share? Let us know by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

Episode Notes

Disney Tourist Blog’s article on Halloween party crowds

1:42 – Our first impressions of the party

2:54 – Getting into the party and getting started

4:23 – Overall themeing, decor, and vibe

7:40 – Grabbing a quick dinner

8:47 – Character meet and greets

10:33 – Special attraction overlays

15:17 – Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and trick or treating

16:12 – Prioritize!

17:05 – Tips for watching the special entertainment (show, parade, fireworks)

20:30 – How to close down the party right

22:40 – Now that we’ve tried it: do we think it’s worth it? Would we bring our kids?

26:11 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Itinerary for Disney World on a Moderate Budget (Ep. 86)

Episode Description

We continue our Disney World on a Budget series and discuss sample itineraries for Disney World on a moderate budget. We discuss on site hotels we’d recommend, park tickets, add ons, places we’d eat, and much more!

What are your moderate splurges at Disney World? Let us know at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com!

Episode Notes

0:46 – Parameters for our moderate budget

2:26 – Hotels and ticket types

6:04 – An alternate luxury adjacent itinerary (within budget!)

8:03 – Food and souvenirs

11:52 – Transportation

14:00 – Fun add-ons

16:00 – Summing our itineraries up

18:16 – Disney Dos and Don’ts (thanks to listener Joe H.!)

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Ep. 85 – Itinerary for Disney World on a Tight Budget


We start a new three part series on Disney Deciphered, planning sample itineraries for families on different sized budgets. In Part 1, we discuss what’s worth keeping and cutting for families on a tight budget at Disney World.

Does staying off site save a significant amount of money? Can you still afford some of the more premium dining experiences? What about souvenirs? We debate all these things and more in the episode.

Where do you like to save if you’re trying to do the most inexpensive Disney World vacation possible? Let us know your thoughts and ideas at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com!

Episode Notes

2:25 – Parameters and criteria for our itineraries

4:19 – Hotel choices

6:58 – Hotel pricing discussion

8:59 – Ticket choices

10:39 – Food options and decisions

14:51 – Misc. budget items (souvenirs, etc.)

16:15 – Saving (or getting) an extra 5%

18:27 – Saving on tickets through ticket wholesalers like Undercover Tourist (affiliate link)

20:37 – Other extras and options

24:45 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Ep. 84 – Main Street, U.S.A. Guide


We close things out in the Magic Kingdom with the land where everything begins and ends: Main Street, U.S.A. A slice of American filled with entertainment, food, and even a few attractions, we give you the lowdown on what to see and what to skip!

What are your favorite parts of Main Street, U.S.A.? Have you been to Tony’s Town Square and do we need to go? Let us know by e-mailing us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com!

Episode Notes

0:50 – Housekeeping and corrections

2:39 – Walt Disney World Train

4:41 – Main St. Vehicles

5:58 – Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom

7:12 – Characters

10:08 – Entertainment

13:10 – Parades and shows

17:56 – Baby Center

19:46 – Shops and merchandise

22:54 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Ep. 82 – Deciphering all the Disney Extra Hours Offerings


Episode Description

Disney World offers a lot of time for guests to visit the parks outside of regular operating hours, but the names of these different offerings can get pretty confusing! We’re here to break down when you can stay in the parks late or go early, which offerings are free and which cost extra money, and everything you need to know about enjoying the Disney magic outside of regular park hours!

Continue reading Ep. 82 – Deciphering all the Disney Extra Hours Offerings