Disney tries to elicit emotions utilizing all of our senses, and in this episode we discuss Disney smells. We share all the scents that stand out to us from the whimsically sweet to the delightfully weird. We ponder how nostalgia plays a roll in the smells we most associate with Disney and the story they tell in place making.
In this episode I talk with director and producer of After the Fair: The Legacy of the 1964-65 New York World's Fair, Mr. Ryan Ritchey about Epcot's 40 year history. We discuss the effect of worlds fairs on Epcot's design, Epcot purism, if Epcot had a golden age, and more.
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.
In this episode I'm joined by Katie and returning guest, my Dad! to celebrate our 50th episode with a look back at the consequential moments in Walt Disney World's 50 year history. We each choose one event from each decade, from the 1970s to present day, that we feel made a remarkable impact on the Walt Disney World Resort.
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.
In this episode Katie and our friend Ric from the Monorail Tales Podcast compete in a virtual scavenger hunt around Walt Disney World using clues from the Main Street 16 Challenge event weekend. It's a face-off of epic proportions, and a few long silences, and at least one supposed hot take.
We sit down with Jeremy Stein and Gary Fernando to talk about their experience organizing the Main Street 16 Challenge; a 16 attraction race through Walt Disney World that helped raise over $11,000 for Give Kids the World. We talk about how the event came to be and how the weekend unfolded AND we announce the dates for the next challenge happening in 2023!
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.
Grab your Imagineering hardhats and join us as we re-imagine a neglected corner of Disney's Hollywood Studios, Animation Courtyard. We philosophize about the direction we each take to bring new life to this area before taking a deep dive on our plans for new attractions, restaurants and shops.
#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 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 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 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!