#40 - Cast Member Stories Series - Interview With WDW College Program Alumni and Yacht Club to Diamond Mine Author Conor Brown - Part 2
In this episode I continue my conversation with author and WDW Opinion podcaster Conor Brown. We discuss his book Yacht Club to Diamond Mine: My Journey to Working at one of Walt Disney World's Most Popular Attractions and the process he used to write it. We chat about a hard lesson he included, plus how he got started in podcasting. This is part 2 of a two part episode.
#39 - Cast Member Stories Series - Interview with Walt Disney World College Program Alumni and WDW Opinion Host Conor Brown - Part 1
I sit down with Disney College Program alumni, author and WDW Opinion podcast host Conor Brown to talk about his two distinctly different Disney College Program roles and what, or rather who, inspired him to work for the Walt Disney Company. We talk guest stories, how he ended up on a backstage tour of the Haunted Mansion, and his best advice to anyone preparing for their own college program. This is part 1 of a two part episode.
Get an epic trip report from Katie's 11 night stay at Walt Disney World. She shares her experience of a triple split stay and navigating crowds with Genie+. We also talk about her first dining experience at Space 220, how she got to touch a rhino at Disney's Animal Kingdom and a unique way to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks. It was a trip filled with many firsts and big surprise.
In this episode I share news, and insert commentary, about whats coming to Walt Disney World and Disneyland, the Walt Disney Company's latest investors call, and highlights from an international park.
In this episode we venture out past the reef to do a deep dive into the Walt Disney Studios Production film Moana! We discuss how the creators conducted research for the film and how the history and mythologies of the South Pacific play into the storyline. We also analyze some of our favorite characters, songs and artistic details AND we dig into some compelling fan theories that suggest Moana might have died on her journey or been elevated to a demi-god! And as a bonus, Katie tells us about the meaning of a chicken.
In this episode Katie and I discuss Disney Parks and Resort challenges. Many of the Disney theme parks and resorts have official scavenger hunts or games they offer to guests. But Disney fans are a creative bunch and over the years some fan created challenges have become a popular part of the theme park enthusiast lexicon. The fun thing is, a lot of these challenges apply to any Disney park worldwide! Tune in as we discuss official and unofficial challenges you might want to add to your next trip.
In this episode Katie and I discuss one of the most asked questions about Walt Disney World trip planning...when is the best time to go? We talk about all the factors you'll need to consider to choose the time that'll work best for the trip you're planning. We've even included a downloadable worksheet to help you get started. And of course, we answer the question ourselves and our answers might surprise you!
In this episode Katie and I test each other's knowledge about the most magical place on earth. It's a Walt Disney World trivia episode and we invite you to play along! You can look below in our show notes for a game sheet to play along with us, or later with friends. Be sure to grab the answer sheet to see how many you got correct and to save for your later adventures at WDW!
In this episode Katie and I share some Disney Plus recommendations to keep your entire family entertained over Christmas vacation. From series, both animated and live action, to some old classics that will take you back to the 80's. Grab your popcorn and hot cocoa and join us!
In this episode Katie joins me to discuss the details of her research trip to Walt Disney World. She reports back on her first experience staying at the Contemporary Resort, details about mobile ordering food, and she dives into the intricacies of using Disney Genie plus. We also touch on things like transportation, comparisons of standby queues to lightning lane queues and we get a breakfast review of Steakhouse 71!
In this episode my brother Nick Barr joins me to talk about our favorite Disney Resort Hotels and why we love them so much. We also look near and far to talk about Disney hotels that are at the top of our wishlists to stay at someday. Then later in the episode my Dad, Dale Barr, pops in to share his picks as well.
In this episode Katie joins me to talk about the holiday season at Walt Disney World. We cover events and specialties across all 4 parks, Disney Springs and even the resort hotels and share some of our personal favorites. Stay tuned at the end of the show for a special announcement. It's Christmas 101 at Walt Disney World!
In this episode Katie joins me to talk about Walt Disney World dining recommendations. We share menu items we love from across the resort including in park and hotel dining. We also share price points and other important details and considerations about our choices. If you want to be delighted by the food as much as the attractions, this episode is for you!
Serpents and spiders, tail of a rat, call in the spirits, wherever they’re at!
It's the spooky season and in this episode Katie joins me to talk about the Disney characters that give us the creeps. From legendary figures to notorious villains, we're bringing the creepy, the scary, the bone chilling...and...admittedly some offbeat characters to the conversation.
In this episode Katie and my brother Nick join me for a philosophical discussion on Walt Disney World thesis attractions. We visit each park and choose the attraction we believe represents the essence of that park. We also discuss the thought process we used to come to our decision and explain our choices.