Tuesday, October 31, 2017

13: Disney World's Moderate Resorts

Learn the differences between Disney World's Moderate resorts:

  • Caribbean Beach is the largest resort.
  • Coronado Springs has more amenities than the other resorts. 
  • Port Orleans Riverside has great Royal themed rooms.
  • Port Orleans French Quarter is easy to navigate.
  • Cabins at Fort Wilderness is a good choice for a woodsy retreat. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

12; Disney World Value Resorts

This episode begins a deep dive into the 27 Disney World resorts. We start with the least expensive: Value Resorts. 

Cars themed Pool at Art of Animation

Some characteristics all Disney World Value resorts share: 
  • Large pools, but no water slides 
  • Quick Service restaurants 
  • Bus transportation to the Parks 

It used to be that Disney World value resorts would only have two double beds, but Disney has been adding more options: 
  • King beds
  • Family Suites at Art of Animation and All Star Music 
  • Queen beds and a full size Murphy bed at Pop Century
To make it easier for you to compare the options, Katy, our travel concierge, created a great Value Resorts Comparison Chart. 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

11: Special Disney World Dining Events

Episode 11 concludes our deep dive into dining as I break down the special dining events at Walt Disney World. We cover how to enjoy:

  •  Dinner Shows
  • VIP views at the Magic Kingdom parade
  • Guaranteed spots for the evening fireworks
  • Great seats for the Epcot concerts
  •   Dinner with an Imagineer
  • Afternoon tea
  •   A Cake Decorating Class 

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

10: Disney World Snacks

Listen in as we hit the high points of snacks at Disney World 

What are the best snacks at Disney World?
  • Garlic Knots at Animal Kingdom 
  • Dole Whip

    How can you maximize your Disney Dining Plan snack credits?
    • Epcot festival food kiosks
    • Pint of Hagen Daaz at the resort gift shops 
    • Waffle at Magic Kingdom 

    Can you bring snacks from home?

    • Yes! Each Park has lockers at the entrance. 

    These are just some of the highlights.  

    Monday, October 9, 2017

    Disney World Boot Camp: 5 Steps to Planning a Great Vacation

     Overwhelmed by all the options at Disney World?

    You are not alone! This is not the Disney World of our youth. Fast Passes? Park Hoppers? Planning can become very complicated - very quickly.

    I am here to help. I've distilled what I've learned planning Disney vacations for over a hundred families in 5 short podcasts and a workbook.

    Below are links to the five podcasts. You can also access them by clicking "subscribe" below any of the replays.

    Click here to enter your email so I can send you a copy of my Workbook to help you follow along and make decisions for your family.

    Got your workbook?

    Okay - let's go:

    Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    9: Disney Dining: Quick Service

    Listen in as I discuss my favorite Quick Service restaurants at Walt Disney World. You'll find out what meal you should always eat at the resort and how to stretch your dollars or Disney Dining Plan.

    For a complete list of all the Quick Service Restaurants at Disney World, the quick service restaurants that can accommodate allergies, and my favorites discussed in this episode - Click here to get all the info from this episode.