Ep. 65 – Fantasyland Guide Part III (Signature Dining and Early Morning Magic)


Fantasyland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is a land packed full of so many attractions and experiences, and we’ve finally reached the third and final part of our guide to this land! In this episode, Joe and Leslie discuss the finer points of Fantasyland’s signature dining experiences, explore where to get the best merchandise, and muse on whether Early Morning Magic in Magic Kingdom is worth the extra cost for Fantasyland fans.

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Episode 64 – Tokyo DisneySea Trip Report

Episode Description

In February, Joe got to check out Tokyo DisneySea, considered by many to be the best Disney theme park in the world. Does DisneySea live up to the hype? How difficult is it to navigate with crowds and the language barrier? What makes Tokyo DisneySea so special? We discuss all this and more in the latest episode of Disney Deciphered! Plus, some tips if you’re planning to visit.

Have you ever been to Tokyo DisneySea or Tokyo Disneyland? We’d love to hear your experiences and tips, please share them by e-mailing us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

Episode Notes

Tokyo DisneySea in eight pictures

2:49 – Tokyo DisneySea theming

4:05 – Society of Explorers and Adventurers

6:26 – Entertainment and shows

9:08 – Rides and attractions

12:43 – What to eat

16:12 – Tips and tricks

19:02 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Episode 63 – Fantasyland Guide Part II (Characters and Quick Service Dining)


Although Fantasyland in Disney World’s Magic Kingdom is probably best known for its wide variety of classic Disney rides, the land is home to so many other experiences as well. In part 2 of their guide to Fantasyland, Joe and Leslie discuss all the many Fantasyland character meet-and-greet experiences and get started with the dining options, covering the quick service restaurants.

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Episode 62 – How to Deal with Disney Withdrawal


Whenever we get home from our Disney trips we experience the phenomenon of Disney withdrawal. It’s tough not to miss the magic of Disney World! In today’s episode, we take a look at six ways to help combat Disney withdrawal. Got tips for how to beat Disney withdrawal? We’d love to hear them in the comments!

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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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