Announcing the Cuarantine 5K – A Virtual Race to Raise Money for Give Kids the World

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Hey everyone! We’ve been pretty delinquent in updating the website but we’ve been reading your comments, e-mails, and know you’re listening. Thanks so much and we really appreciate everyone’s support!

Wanted to drop a quick note and announce a very exciting chance to do something good. Our last episode was about Give Kids the World, an awesome charitable organization that works with Make a Wish and other charities that sponsor once in a lifetime trips for kids affected by life-threatening illnesses. Give Kids the World runs the resort where most of these kids stay during their dream trips.

Introducing the Cuarantine Cay 5K

Steve from DCL Podcast, Brian from DCL Duo, and Dennis from Podcast Stardust had an awesome idea about doing something positive while many of us are social distancing at home. In partnership with those podcasts, MouseGen, and Rope Drop Radio – Disney Deciphered is happy to announce our participation in the Cuarantine Cay 5K!

You can listen about it here on the latest episode of Disney Deciphered, or read below.

Here are the details:

Who: All the above Disney podcasts and Youtubers plus hopefully you!

What: A virtual 5K race on Memorial Day Weekend – run 5K anytime during the weekend wherever you are and wherever you can! Note: you don’t have to run – feel free to walk/bike/whatever!

When: Memorial Day Weekend

Where: Your neighborhood

Why: To raise money for Give Kids the World

If you’re a regular listener, you know I had to withdraw from the runDisney half marathon this past January. I’m excited to do a virtual “runDisney” (note: not sponsored by runDisney) race this Memorial Day Weekend to run for a cause.

How do you sign up? Simple, just e-mail us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com or tweet at us or leave a note on our Facebook page! Then, on race weekend, we’d love to see your pictures on social media with the hashtag #cuarantinecay5K.

running with mask
Running with a mask isn’t ideal, but it’s doable!

Disney Deciphered will match up to $600 in donations to Give Kids the World

Leslie and I are excited to run/walk this race, but we’re more excited to have the chance to raise money for Give Kids the World.

Disney Deciphered will match up to $600 in donations to Give Kids the World. You can donate here, than just let us know how much you donated – we’ll take it on the honor system and match those donations.

But it gets better. Shawn Coomer, from Miles to Memories and the Disney Hacks podcast will also match up to $600 in donations (Joe records the Miles to Memories podcast with him). So your donations will triple in value.

So please, consider running and donating and fill out this pledge form.

We’re super excited to do this and hope you’ll be able to join. Shout out to Give Kids the World for the amazing work that they do.

P.S. – DCL Duo is selling t-shirts, the proceeds go to Give Kids the World and those proceeds will be matched, too! Find them here.



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With the addition of the Skyliner, the already popular Disney’s Art of Animation Resort has become an even better destination for families – especially large families looking for a little more space. Read on to find out why we think Disney’s Art of Animation Resort deserves your strong consideration.

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Tips for Disney World First Time Visitors (Ep. 100)

Visiting Disney World can be very overwhelming, especially for first time visitors. If you’re visiting Disney World for the first time and haven’t had too much time to plan and research, don’t worry! It’s not too late there are many things you can do to have the most magical vacation. So let’s take a look at some of our top recommendations and tips for first time Disney World visitors. Continue reading Tips for Disney World First Time Visitors (Ep. 100)

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

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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 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)