Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party Impressions and Tips (Ep. 87)

Episode Description

We both got a chance to finally try out Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party at Disney World! We share our impressions, successes, and failures while discussing tips and what you need to know before you go.

Also be sure to check out ourĀ Halloween Party 101 episode!

Have you been to the Halloween party and do you have anything you’d like to share? Let us know by e-mailing us disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

Episode Notes

Disney Tourist Blog’s article on Halloween party crowds

1:42 – Our first impressions of the party

2:54 – Getting into the party and getting started

4:23 – Overall themeing, decor, and vibe

7:40 – Grabbing a quick dinner

8:47 – Character meet and greets

10:33 – Special attraction overlays

15:17 – Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor and trick or treating

16:12 – Prioritize!

17:05 – Tips for watching the special entertainment (show, parade, fireworks)

20:30 – How to close down the party right

22:40 – Now that we’ve tried it: do we think it’s worth it? Would we bring our kids?

26:11 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Itinerary for Disney World on a Moderate Budget (Ep. 86)

Episode Description

We continue our Disney World on a Budget series and discuss sample itineraries for Disney World on a moderate budget. We discuss on site hotels we’d recommend, park tickets, add ons, places we’d eat, and much more!

What are your moderate splurges at Disney World? Let us know at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com!

Episode Notes

0:46 – Parameters for our moderate budget

2:26 – Hotels and ticket types

6:04 – An alternate luxury adjacent itinerary (within budget!)

8:03 – Food and souvenirs

11:52 – Transportation

14:00 – Fun add-ons

16:00 – Summing our itineraries up

18:16 – Disney Dos and Don’ts (thanks to listener Joe H.!)

We’d really appreciate it if you’d check out our Patreon page and consider supporting the show! Or, if we helped you plan your trip and you’d like to thank us with a one time donation you can do so here.

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

If you like what you hear, please share the podcast with others you think might enjoy it. Also, we’d appreciate if you subscribed on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, TuneIn, PlayerFM, iHeartRadio, or Google Play (please leave a positive review if you’re enjoying the show), liked our Facebook page, or followed us on Twitter!

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Ep. 82 – Deciphering all the Disney Extra Hours Offerings


Episode Description

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


Episode Description

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


Episode Description

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


Episode Description

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


Episode Description

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.

Have you been to Aulani? Do you consider it “Disney” enough for a Disney resort? E-mail us your thoughts at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Ep. 76 – Joe’s Disneyland Paris Trip Report


Episode Description

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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