Episode 43 – Listener Questions


We tackle your listener questions about the best times to eat on busy days, free dining, whether Disney After hours is worth the money, and more! Plus a few stray thoughts on Memory Maker in preparation for an upcoming episode. Thanks to everyone who submitted questions and feel free to submit more if you have them!

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Episode Notes

1:38 – The best times to eat in the parks to avoid crowds

4:04 – Free dining: what, when, and is it worth it?

7:40 – Disney After Hours: is it worth the cost and would we do it?

13:21 – What to do on a free day: Crescent Lake, Monorail Loop, or Disney Springs?

18:14 – Memory Maker and Disney Dos and Don’ts

 

Episode 42 – Disneyland 101: Beginner Tips for the Happiest Place on Earth


Planning a vacation to the original Disney destination? The Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, California is home to two parks, three on-property hotels, and Downtown Disney. Disneyland is Leslie’s home park, so she finally gets to share her expertise after nearly year of podcasting all about Walt Disney World. Take a deep dive into all the differences between Disneyland and Disney World and get all the tips for standing in line less, where to stay, and more.

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Episode 41 – Animal Kingdom 201: Advanced Tips & Tricks


What’s the best way to minimize wait times on Flight of Passage? Is Na’vi River Journey worth one of your Fastpass+ reservations? How do you handle other rides at Animal Kingdom? What’s good to eat? We answer these questions in more as we discuss advanced tricks and tips for Animal Kingdom in this week’s podcast. Some written tips below and a lot of tips contained in the audio podcast above!

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Episode 40 – Disney’s All-Star Resorts – Tips & Impressions

The value resorts at Walt Disney World are a popular choice for Disney guests looking to take advantage of on-property perks while saving serious cash. Traditionally, the three least expensive have been Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort, Disney’s All-Star Music Resort, and Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort, collectively known as the All-Stars. Find out whether these resorts are right for your vacation, and what the pros and cons are of the All-Stars.

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Episode 39 – Advanced Fastpass+ tips and tricks to save you time


Knowing the best way to use Fastpass+ can save you a ton of time at Walt Disney World. In this episode of Disney Deciphered, we discussed advanced Fastpass tricks that you must know to maximize your time in the parks! Read on and listen to the podcast for our best Fastpass+ advice.

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Episode 38 – Magic Kingdom 201


We revisit the Magic Kingdom with advanced tips, tricks, touring plans, and recommendations. The Magic Kingdom is Disney’s most iconic park and the park guests will spend the most time in. Read on and listen to the podcast to hear our best recommendations for how to make the most out of your Magic Kingdom experience!

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Episode 37 – Disney Aulani 101: Tips & Tricks for a Disney Vacation in Hawaii


Where do Mickey and Minnie go when they want to get away from it all? Disney’s Aulani resort in Hawaii, of course! Hawaii is a destination deservedly on many people’s bucket lists and we’ve got everything Disney fans need to know if they’re considering staying at Aulani in Hawaii. From what to do, to what to eat, to why it’s such a special place – we cover it all in the latest episode of Disney Deciphered.

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Episode 36 – Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party 101: First Timer Tips


Halloween at Walt Disney World is coming to a close, and that means it’s time for another kind of holiday magic to take over the Orlando parks — the Christmas and winter holiday season! A highlight during the months of November and December is Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party, a special hard ticketed event offered on select evenings in the Magic Kingdom. Since Joe and Leslie have yet to make it to Disney World for a Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party themselves, they brought in a special guest on this week’s podcast. Tania Lamb is the writer behind LolaLambchops.com and a three time Disney Parks Moms Panelist who knows her holidays at Disney World. She shares her very best tips for making the most of this special ticketed event, from how to find the most sought after characters, what shows to see, and top picks for the free cocoa and holiday snacks.

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Episode 35 – Disney’s Ticket Changes: What you need to know


Disney has moved to a date based ticket pricing system for all of its ticket offerings. You now need to specify what dates you plan to use your tickets – but what exactly does that mean? Find out everything you need to know about Disney’s date based ticketing and more in this episode.

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Episode 34 – Port Orleans Riverside & French Quarter: Tips and Impressions


Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside and French Quarter resorts are two moderate resorts at Disney World near Disney Springs. The Port Orleans resorts have fairly central locations, middle-of-the-road pricing, and ample amenities, making them a popular choice for many families. In this week’s episode, Leslie and Joe explore the features of the two resorts and share pros and cons (and a few tips!) for stays at Riverside and French Quarter.

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