Off-site hotels are a popular choice for Disney World vacationers on a budget or those who simply need more space. But do you know how to make the most of your off-property stay? In Episode 67, we discussed the many benefits that can come along with staying in on-site hotels. In this follow up episode, Leslie and Joe dive in to all the details for maximizing those benefits, sharing all their best tips and tricks for off-site hotel stays.
Continue reading Ep. 71 – Tips for Staying Off Site at Walt Disney World
We continue our in depth land by land overviews with our Liberty Square guide. What do we think of the attractions, food options, and what are the best photo ops? Also, why do we think Liberty Square has some of the best merchandise in the Disney parks? All that and more on this episode of Disney Deciphered!
Continue reading Ep. 70 – Liberty Square Guide
Disney’s Aulani Resort in Hawaii opened in 2011 and is still going strong 8 years later. Leslie returned to Aulani for the third time with her family for spring break in 2019 and found quite a few things had changed – and almost all for the better. From improvements in the Aunty’s Beach House kids club scheduling to new (and some inexpensive) food offerings, Aulani is a resort that actually seems to be improving with age. This week, we explore all that’s new in 2019 at Aulani and whether an Aulani vacation is still worth it in view of the resort’s increasing prices.
Continue reading Ep. 69 – Disney’s Aulani – What’s New in 2019 & Trip Report
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.
Continue reading Ep. 68 – An Early Look at Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge in Disneyland
Sure, staying in Disney World hotels can be a lot of fun on vacation, but it isn’t super fun for your wallet. There are plenty of advantages to staying at an off-site Disney World hotel. Here are some reasons we think you’ll be happy should you stay in off-site hotels at Disney World.
Continue reading Ep. 67 – Benefits of staying in off-site Disney hotels
Looking to save money on dining at Disney World? Look no further as we dig into our favorite ways to save money while dining in the parks on the latest episode of Disney Deciphered.
Continue reading Ep. 66 – Saving Money on Dining at Disney World
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.
Continue reading Ep. 65 – Fantasyland Guide Part III (Signature Dining and Early Morning Magic)
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.
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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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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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Continue reading Episode 63 – Fantasyland Guide Part II (Characters and Quick Service Dining)