Episode 16 – Tips for getting tough Disney dining reservations

As we discussed in the last episode of Disney Deciphered, Disney dining can be a pretty large source of stress for your Disney vacation. In today’s episode, Kevin Gillooly, co-host of the Don’t Make Me Pull This Flying Elephant Over podcast, joins to discuss his best tips for scoring those hard to get Disney dining reservations. We discussed our favorite hard to get restaurants, how to get them, and best practices for securing those reservations you want. Listen above or read below and let us know your best tips in the comments!

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Episode 15 – Disney Dining Basics and Money Saving Tips

There are a lot of dining options at Disney World and dining has become a huge thing for Disney visitors of late. On this episode of Disney Deciphered, we took a bird’s eye view of Disney dining and offered tips on why to eat on property, the different food options at Disney, and why character meals can be very valuable. We also offer our favorite tips on how to save money on food at Walt Disney World and talk a little bit about making reservations. Listen above or read below and let us know your thoughts on Disney dining in the comments!

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Episode 14 – Disney Springs 101

Ever since it’s rebrand, Disney Springs has become a must see destination at Walt Disney World. On this episode of Disney Deciphered we discussed what to do at Disney Springs, what to eat at Disney Springs, and why Disney Springs helps you extend your Disney vacation. Listen above or read below and let us know your thoughts on Disney Springs in the comments!

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Episode 13 – Beginner’s Guide to Fastpass+

Walt Disney World’s Fastpass+ system provides a great way to cut down wait times for popular rides. On this episode of Disney Deciphered we discussed how to use Fastpass and the best ways to maximize your Fastpass reservations. Fastpass can save you a lot of time and stress; listen to our guide to Fastpass at Disney World in the episode or read below to see how!

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Episode 12 – Flying to Disney World: Orlando Airport Tips


Are you flying to Disney World? Orlando Airport (MCO) can be stressful due to its layout and the many families and infrequent flyers that use the airport. On this episode of Disney Deciphered we discuss our best orlando airport tips and how to make flying to Disney World a smooth and stress free experience.

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Episode 11 – Disney World basics for Disneyland regulars

Are you a regular Disneyland visitor planning on visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando? Or are you wondering the difference between the two parks? On this episode of Disney Deciphered, Leslie and Joe in comparing Walt Disney World and Disneyland. Listen to the podcast above or read on for  tips for handling the details of the differences between the two resorts, from distances to hotels to park touring strategies.

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Episode 10 – Walt Disney World Ticket Types and what to buy

In today’s episode of Disney Deciphered, we take a look at the different Walt Disney World ticket types. It can get pretty confusing with all the options out there, so we attempted to simplify things and help you out as you plan your Disney vacation. Listen to the podcast above or read on for the basics of Walt Disney World Ticket types!

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Episode 09 – The benefits of on site Disney hotels

Leslie and Joe discuss the benefits of staying at an on site Disney hotel at Disney World. What are you paying extra for when you stay at Disney? We tackle each benefit and give our take on how valuable each is, while sharing tips and ideas of how to maximize some of these benefits while staying on site. Also, what family situation benefits the most from staying on site?

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Episode 08 – Disney Transportation Overview: How to get around WDW


Leslie and Joe take a look at Disney provided transportation to and around Walt Disney World. We discuss Magical Express, Minnie Vans, the beauty of Uber Car Seat, the upcoming Disney Skyliner, and more! Plus, some discussion of the new parking fees at Disney hotels.

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Episode 07 – Hollywood Studios 101


Leslie and Joe close out their Parks 101 series with Hollywood Studios, which is a work in progress as it gears up for the opening of Toy Story Land and Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge. We discuss whether the park even warrants a visit in its current state, favorite rides, why it’s great for young children, and why it’s the best park for thrill seekers. Also – a mea culpa for something we said about Animal Kingdom.

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