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. 83 – What to pack in your Disney day bag


We tackle listener Sarah H’s question – What do we put in our Disney day bag? Essentials, semi-essentials, and nice to haves: we cover it all in this episode. Plus we talk pros and cons of first aid and how you can get yourself into the no bags security line!
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Ep. 82 – Deciphering all the Disney Extra Hours Offerings


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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!

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Ep. 80 – Breaking Down the D23 Disney Parks News


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The D23 Expo happened in Anaheim this past weekend and Disney dropped a bunch of new parks news and clarified some old parks news. We’ve got a summary of all the news coming out with a focus on what’s coming in 2020! Epcot Forever.

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Ep. 79 – Frontierland Guide


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Saddle on up to our Frontierland Guide, where we discuss some of our favorite rides in the Magic Kingdom, a show whose rumored demise has been greatly exaggerated, and the best toppings bar west of the Mississippi!

What are your favorite parts of Frontierland? Did you ever play Oregon Trail? Let us know by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com. Thanks for listening!

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Ep. 78 – Staying Club Level at Disney Resorts: What to Know


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Have you heard of club level rooms at Disney resorts? We talk to Christy Pudyk of Pack Your Pixie Dust and the DCL Podcast about what club level at Disney means, what perks and benefits you receive, what the best club level experiences are at Disney World, and how much it’s going to cost you.

Have you ever stayed club level? Is the experience worth the cost? E-mail us your thoughts at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Ep. 77 – Joe’s Aulani Trip Report


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On our last trip report of the summer, Joe checks in about his recent trip to Aulani: a Disney Resort and Spa in Hawaii. Why Disney playing second fiddle at the resort makes Aulani one of the best experiences ever, plus some tips and tricks about how to make the most of your vacation when visiting Aulani.

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Ep. 76 – Joe’s Disneyland Paris Trip Report


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We’ve got a trip report from Paris, as Joe took his daughter to Disneyland Paris last month. Why does Parc Disneyland feel so great and Parc Studios feel so…not? What can the US parks learn from Disneyland Paris? How can you save money if you’re visiting? All this and more in the latest episode of Disney Deciphered!

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