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


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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


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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


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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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Ep. 75 – Adventureland Part II (Characters, Dining, and More)


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We chat about all the dining options, characters, merchandise, and fun things to do in Adventureland besides attractions. Did you know that there’s a Pirates Adventure? Our favorite quick service snack? We discuss all this and more on today’s episode!

What did we miss in Adventureland? E-mail us your thoughts at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Ep. 74 – Adventureland Part I (Rides and Attractions)


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We continue our land by land guide with a look at the rides and attractions in Adventureland. It’s almost as jam packed as Fantasyland, but do the attractions hold up? Plus, some thoughts on how Adventureland is a bit of a missed opportunity.

Do you have a favorite attraction in Adventureland? What are your must rides? E-mail us your thoughts at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com.

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Ep. 73 – On-Property Disneyland Hotel Guide


In this week’s episode, Leslie and Joe head west again to Disneyland to discuss the three on-property hotel choices in Anaheim. While Walt Disney World owns more hotels than guests can count now, the choices are much more manageable at Disneyland where the vast majority of visitors stay off-site. Should you even stay in a Disneyland on-site hotel? And if so, which one is right for your family?

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Ep. 72 – Star Wars News and Disney Updates from Summer 2019

Episode Description

Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge crowds have surprised at Disneyland. What does that mean for Fall 2019 at Disney World? When should you plan for upcoming 2019-2020 Disney vacations? We tackle that and news and notes from around Disney in this episode of Disney Deciphered. Let us help you as you decide when to next visit!
Any news we missed? E-mail us at disneydeciphered AT gmail DOT com!

Episode Notes

2:23 – Disney Annual Price increases – the math has changed even if you take multiple trips a year
4:48 – Disneyland Annual Flex Pass ($599)
6:37 – Country Bear Jamboree and Enchanted Tiki Room – no changes!
7:28 – New Magicband upgrade system for on site guests
9:30 – Disney Skyliner, Mickey and Minnie’s Runaway Railway, Rivera Resort, and Gran Destino at Coronado Springs updates and opening predictions
12:01 – Extra Extra Magic Hours
12:31 – Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge crowds at Disneyland and how we think that might inform what will happen at Disney World this fall
15:34 – Suggestions for when to go to Disney World if you’re deciding between Fall 2019 and early 2020
17:00 – Will Disney offer discounts this fall?
19:55 – Disney dos and don’ts

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Ep. 71 – Tips for Staying Off Site at Walt Disney World

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.

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