Episode 61 – Fantasyland Guide Part I (Rides & Attractions)


Today we continue our land by land guide series with a doozy – Fantasyland. Fantasyland is so expansive that we ended up splitting the guide into two episodes. In this episode and post, we take a look at all of the Fantasyland attractions and rides. For each attraction we’ve included a tip on how to minimize your wait time (plus some other random tips).

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Episode 60 – Should you use a Disney travel agent?


Today we took a look at whether you should book your Disney vacation using a Disney travel agent. We chatted with Patty Holliday of No Guilt Life who happens to be a runDisney focused travel agent. On the podcast we discussed the ins and outs of how Disney travel agents can help you plan your Disney vacation and why you might want to consider using one!

In this post we’ll talk about what we think are the pros and cons of using a Disney travel agent.

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Episode 59 – runDisney 101 (Tips, tricks, and why you should try it)

Episode Description

Have you ever considered participating in a runDisney event? Wondering what makes runDisney races special? Steve Kriese of the DCL Podcast drops by the podcast today to try to convince Leslie and Joe to participate in a runDisney event. He shares all the basics about what makes runDisney events magical, how to sign up for your first event, and why you won’t regret participating. Does he convince the famously slothful and lazy Joe? Stay tuned to find out…

Have you participated in a runDisney event? Share your experiences by connecting with us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Episode Notes

Connect with Steve @DCLpodcast on Twitter, DCLpodcast on Facebook, and find their awesome Disney Cruise Line podcast on iTunes or wherever you find podcasts!

Upcoming race dates:

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend: Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2019

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend: Jan 8 – Jan 12, 2020

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend: Feb 20 – Feb 23, 2020

2:08 – runDisney basics

4:31 – what makes runDisney special

5:49 – logistics for signing up for a runDisney race

8:33 – approximate price points

10:56 – race day logistics

14:37 – running time limits
16:10 – info for spectators
18:00 – overall effect on crowds
19:01 – the Dopey challenge
20:35 – Disney flair
22:00 – Disney Dos and Don’ts
Featured image courtesy of Steve Kriese
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Episode 58 – Disney World News and Updates Spring 2019

Episode Description

Disney has been releasing a lot of news about coming attraction and changes to Walt Disney World in the past few weeks. We break it all down for you and discuss what you need to know if you have an upcoming trip! Ticket price increases, Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge updates, changes at Epcot and the Halloween party, and more!

Are you excited about all the things coming to Disney World? Is there big news we missed that you think will greatly affect trips in 2019? Please let us know by e-mailing us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Episode Notes

1:38 – Ticket price increases

6:09 – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge updates

9:50 – Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party changes

12:40 –  Epcot updates

15:48 – Jaleo at Disney Springs

16:51 – What’s coming back to Animal Kingdom?

 

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Episode 57 – Guide to Tomorrowland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom


We’re starting a new series here on Disney Deciphered! We’ve decided to take a more in depth look at the different areas of Walt Disney World, land by land. We kick things off with Tomorrowland in the Magic Kingdom. What do we think of the attractions, where would we eat, and what else do you need to know about Tomorrowland? All that and more on today’s episode of Disney Deciphered!

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Episode 56 – Ideas in the parks for non-riders


If you’re anything like the typical family visiting Walt Disney World, at some point you’ll have to split up and half the family will be waiting. What are the best ways for non-riders to experience and enjoy the parks? Can you still experience the magic of Disney World without riding attractions? We take a look in this week’s episode of Disney Deciphered.

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Episode 55 – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Announced! (Bonus Episode)

Episode Description

Disney dropped a surprise announcement about the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando and Anaheim so we had to drop a surprise bonus episode to break it all down! Twenty minutes of geeking out and getting excited about what is shaping up to be an awesome addition to the Disney parks.

Are you as excited as we are? Planning to go for opening? We’d love to hear your experiences and tips, please share them by e-mailing us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Episode Notes

A couple of our favorite articles about the new land:

Travel and Leisure

L.A. Times

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Episode 54 – Best Military Discounts at Walt Disney World


Members of the United States Armed Forces and their friends and family can take advantage of a lot of various military discounts that Disney has to offer. In this episode of the podcast we discussed the best deals available to military families, when military discounts may or may not save you the most amount of money, and more with Renee Virata from Tales of One Mom’s Mess. Here’s what you need to know about military discounts at Disney World.

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Episode 53 – How to Save Money on Disney Hotels with DVC Rentals


Disney’s version of the timeshare, Disney Vacation Club, can be a great way for guests to save money on their Disney vacations while staying in larger accommodations. You don’t have to be a DVC member to take advantage of the benefits. Instead, you can “rent” DVC points from members to reserve Disney villa accommodations. But the process can often seem a bit confusing and overwhelming to the newbie. Learn all about how DVC rentals work so you can decide if one is right for your next Disney vacation.

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Episode 52 – Disney World Updates from Early 2019


We got a firsthand look at some of the new offerings at Disney World in 2019, so we recorded an episode about our experiences. We cover possible rider switch updates, construction updates, the Festival of the Arts, and Mickey and Minnie’s Surprise Celebration.

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