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. 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. 68 – An Early Look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland

After years of anticipation, Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge is open for business at Disneyland park! A nearly identical land is coming to Walt Disney World on August 29, 2019, so Disney World fans have been watching Anaheim closely this week for lessons learned and plenty of tips. With only one of the two rides open, the land isn’t quite complete, but there is plenty for Star Wars geeks and Disney fans to love. Leslie was in attendance on opening day and gives her review, impressions, and lots of tips in this week’s episode.
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Episode 55 – Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Opening Announced! (Bonus Episode)

Episode Description

Disney dropped a surprise announcement about the opening dates for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Orlando and Anaheim so we had to drop a surprise bonus episode to break it all down! Twenty minutes of geeking out and getting excited about what is shaping up to be an awesome addition to the Disney parks.

Are you as excited as we are? Planning to go for opening? We’d love to hear your experiences and tips, please share them by e-mailing us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Episode Notes

A couple of our favorite articles about the new land:

Travel and Leisure

L.A. Times

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Episode 28 – Disney Dream and Polynesian Resort Trip Report

Episode Description

Joe just spend four nights on the Disney Dream cruise ship and two nights at the Polynesian Resort in August. We chat about the differences between Disney land and sea cast members, tips for cruising with Disney, and how Joe’s family enjoyed hanging out at Walt Disney World without visiting the parks (for the most part). We also update what’s going on at Whispering Canyon, chat about the wonder of Trader Sam’s, and more!

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Episode Notes

2:07 – Whispering Canyon Cafe impressions

4:18 – Getting from Orlando to Port Canaveral

6:18 – Quick thoughts on cruising on the Disney Dream

9:17 – Sanaa (Animal Kingdom Lodge) impressions

13:19 – Staying at the Polynesian Resort

16:02 – Fun adventures on the monorail loop

18:22 – Crowds at Toy Story Land and Hollywood Studios construction

23:26 – Trader Sam’s

26:55 – Disney dos and don’ts

 

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Episode 06 – Animal Kingdom 101


Leslie and Joe discuss the basic of Animal Kingdom and what’s worth seeing. Since Animal Kingdom is Leslie’s least favorite park, Joe convinces her that Animal Kingdom is GREAT. Also, we discuss child swap/rider switch and how to use it to save time waiting in line.

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