#52 - Split Stays at Walt Disney World
Katie joins me to talk about split stays at Walt Disney World. We break down what they are, why you might want to do one and how to do one. Plus we share the pros and cons, and tips for getting the most out of your stays.
#48 - Summer News Update
In this episode Katie and I discuss recent Disney news from around the world including returning favorites at Walt Disney World, closings and travel deals for Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line's new ship and more. In the second half of the episode we spill tea and opinions on the Bob Chapek issue and a Disney College Program issue that still has our minds racing.
Mother's Day is here! And we wanted to share some ideas for ways to surprise, delight, pamper, excite, adventure and gift the mom figures in your life while vacationing at a Disney property. We share ideas that cover all kinds of personalities whether you mom figure is a foodie, gardening hobbyist, animal lover, queen of posh and pamper, adventure seeker, artist and beyond.
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.
#37 - Disney News Rant
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 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 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!
In this episode Katie joins me to talk about things guests do to make their trips extra special. We share ideas for things you can bring with you to pixie dust your trip, ways to participate in guest to guest magic moments, fun surprises for all budgets and so much more.
#24 - A Look at Disney Genie
In this episode Katie joins me to discuss the new Disney Genie options coming to Walt Disney World's My Disney Experience app as well as the Disneyland app. We discuss each level of service and share our thoughts, good and bad, about what we know so far.
In this episode Katie and I sit down with a teen and a tween to discuss Disney vacation planning from a teen's perspective. We learn what they'd like to be consulted about during planning, what their ideal Disney day looks like, what they love and hate doing and what's on their Disney wish lists! We hope this is the conversation starter that'll help you and your teens plan the best trip ever!
In this episode Katie and I sit down to discuss our top 5 Walt Disney World Hotels to stay at with kids age 9 and under. We list out our choices and dive into all the reasons they made our top picks, from amenities, to theming and everything in between.