Episode 21 – Disney’s Blizzard Beach 101

While there are many ways to beat the heat at Disney World, sometimes the easiest solution is to leave Disney’s theme parks entirely and hit the water. The water parks that is! Disney’s two water parks, Typhoon Lagoon and Blizzard Beach, have been around for a couple of decades each, but many Disney World regulars have never paid them a visit. In this week’s episode, Leslie and Joe (with special guest Ed Pizzarello) give a crash course in Blizzard Beach 101. Learn why  you may want to add Blizzard Beach to your next Disney vacation during warmer months, whether it’s a fit for younger non-swimming kids, and how to beat the lines for the most popular slides.

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Episode 20 – How to beat the summer heat at Walt Disney World

You can count on two things at Walt Disney World in summer months: a ton of fun and a ton of heat! On the latest episode of Disney Deciphered, we discussed ways to beat the heat at Walt Disney World. We chatted about how to stay hydrated, where to find air conditioning, and other tips and tricks to stay cool.

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Episodes 18 & 19 – Toy Story Land First Impressions

Toy Story Land just opened in Disney’s Hollywood Studios on June 30, 2018. Leslie and Joe just returned from the press preview and grand opening of Toy Story Land and have lots of first impressions to share. In fact, we have so many that we broke this episode up into two parts. We recorded the first while in Toy Story Land on the first day we had access (hence the background noise) and the second a few days after we returned home and had a chance to process it all.

Toy Story Land Entrance Woody

In Toy Story Land, guests shrink down to the size of a toy in Andy’s backyard. Toy Story Land features three attractions and a new counter service restaurant, Woody’s Lunch Box. Get first impressions of the land, tips for dodging the crazy crowds in the opening months, and what are the hits and misses of Toy Story Land.

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Episode 17 – Must pack items for your Disney World vacation

Whenever you’re headed to Walt Disney World, you’re always going to have to pack. So what are MUST pack items for Disney World when you’re visiting Orlando? On this episode of Disney Deciphered, Leslie and Joe reviewed their essential packing lists for Disney World. From portable chargers to ponchos, we’ve got you covered.

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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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