Reasons You Should Visit Walt Disney World (Ep. 98)

Although Walt Disney World is the most visited destination in the United States, a lot of people still may be on the fence about whether a Walt Disney World vacation is worth the money, time, and stress. Even with a great plan, visiting Disney World can feel like a big burden. But we still think Walt Disney World is a great place to visit for vacation. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider visiting Walt Disney World.

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Joe’s December Trip Report: Rise of the Resistance, Christmas Party, and the Skyliner (Ep. 97)

Episode Description

Joe’s took a very quick trip to Walt Disney World in early December 2019. Get all the latest on his experience at Mickey’s Very Merry 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 Resistance or 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 – Hollywood Studios Star Wars tour

12:34 – Getting to the Christmas party

15:31 – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party impressions

18:36 – Christmas party tips

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Best Disney World Resort Hotels by Price Level – Value, Moderate, Deluxe, & Deluxe Villas (Ep. 96)

Walt Disney World is home to a large number of on-property resort hotels. There are hotels at every price point, generally classified as value, moderate, deluxe, and deluxe villa accommodations. But all these hotels are not created equal. Most frequent Disney guests definitely have their favorites. So, what are the best hotels in each grouping? Here are our top hotel picks in each Disney category to help you narrow down hotel choices within your budget.

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Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Ride Tips & Impressions (Ep. 95)

At long last, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disney’s Hollywood Studios is fully open and complete. The second attraction, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opened on December 5, 2019. While the first, Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run, received fairly positive reviews, everyone knew that Rise of the Resistance was intended to be the more epic and ambitious of the two. Did it deliver? Did it break down? Joe took a quick 24 hour trip to Walt Disney World a few days after the attraction opened to test line avoidance strategies and review the ride. Here’s everything you need to know about Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance.

(Note that this post does contain spoilers, but we’ve left them until the end and marked the spot where they start in both this post and in the podcast, so it’s safe to read or listen until you see/hear that warning!)

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Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort Review (Ep. 94)

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort has gone through a lot of changes in recent years. Have these changes been for the better? We think so – Coronado Springs has become one of the best moderate resorts on Disney property and the addition of the new Gran Destino Tower has really made the hotel a great place to stay.

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Best Times to Visit Walt Disney World in 2020 (Ep. 93)

Planning a trip to Walt Disney World in 2020? The first question that many Disney guests in the planning stages ask is when is the best time to go. Considerations like crowd levels, special events, ride openings, and even the weather can make for very different vacation experiences at different times of year.

As Disney gears up for its big 50th anniversary in 2021, there is a lot under construction but also a lot coming in 2020. If you are planning a trip in 2020, here are the things you may want to consider as you pick a vacation date.

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Epcot Under Construction: What You Need to Know About Visiting (Ep. 92)

Disney is always making changes and additions to its parks, but the changes happening in Epcot right now are more significant than usual. Epcot is currently under major construction, planned to continue well into 2020, 2021 and beyond.

Should you visit Epcot during this period of flux, hard hat zones, and construction walls? If you know your Disney Deciphered hosts, you know that the answer to “should you visit Epcot” is always YES. Before you go, however, you need to know how to make the most of the experience with so much closed or out of place within the park.

So let’s break down what is happening and when various stages of construction are forecast to be complete. Here are all the essential tips visitors to Epcot under construction need to know. Continue reading Epcot Under Construction: What You Need to Know About Visiting (Ep. 92)

October Disney Trip – Odds, Ends, Tips, and Lessons Learned (Ep. 91)

Episode Description

We wrap up some odds and ends from our October trip. Not quite a trip report, but some observations and some tips we picked up on our trip. Included: we checked out some new (to us) dining, Main St. streetmosphere, Epcot under construction, some hotel review updates, and…we finally checked out Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor. It certainly was something.

Plus, some great tips from listeners!

Got any questions or tips? Contact us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com!


Episode Notes

1:31 – Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor – what’d we think?

5:28 – Skipper Canteen

7:01 – Pecos Bills and mobile ordering reminder

9:41 – Main St. USA Streetmosphere

11:52 – Epcot under construction

12:42 – Beach and Yacht Club updates and Port Orleans French Quarter listener tip (thanks Melanie M!)

15:50 – Animal Kingdom updates – ice cream, birds, and more

18:23 – Tiffins

20:42 – Food and Wine Festival listener tip (thanks Michael T!)

21:17 – Disney dos and don’ts

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You can also support the show by buying tickets (if they’re the best deal, of course) using our Undercover Tourist link.

If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, PlayerFM, iHeartRadio, or Google Play (please leave a positive review if you’re enjoying the show), liked our Facebook page, or followed us on Twitter!

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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

We’d really appreciate it if you’d check out our Patreon page and consider supporting the show! Or, if we helped you plan your trip and you’d like to thank us with a one time donation you can do so here.

You can also support the show by buying tickets (if they’re the best deal, of course) using our Undercover Tourist link.

If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, PlayerFM, iHeartRadio, or Google Play (please leave a positive review if you’re enjoying the show), liked our Facebook page, or followed us on Twitter!

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Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Tips & Beginners Guide (Ep. 89)

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 (Ep. 89)