Babies and Toddlers

Major Episodes
Episode 1225 - Disney’s Kidani Village and Memories for a Lifetime

Episode 1216 - Multi-Generational Trip to Bay Lake Towers (6:26-9:11) Strollers and Baby Care Centers

Episode 1171 - A Big Family Trip to Old Key West Resort

Episode 1090 - A Pop Century Stay with a Visit from Hurricane Matthew (8:13-12:13)

Episode 1062 - Talking Mousekatots with Tara

Episode 1045 - Bay Lake Towers with Extended Family in February (9:17-10:06) Disney's Hollywood Studios for toddlers

Episode 982 - Family of 7 at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Episode 979 - Split Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas

Episode 934 - Toddler’s First Trip

Episode 877 - Bay Lake Tower, Anniversary and First-timers Celebration

Episode 781 - Two Off-Site Stays, Extended Family, Low Crowds

Episode 745 - Father & Son Sharing the Magic

Episode 723 - WDW Nighttime Spetaculars (7:48-10:58)

Episode 682 - Toddler’s First Trip to Port Orleans - French Quarter

Episode 679 - Embassy Suites Orlando and a 3-Month Old Princess (After 5:44) Numerous tips offered

Episode 592 - Multi-Generational Magic in May

Episode 568 - Teens, Infant, and Spring Break at Pop Century (esp. 8:44-15:00)

Episode 553 - Celebrating on the Disney Fantasy (19 month-old)

Episode 244 - Taking Babies To WDW

Listener Questions
Episode 1181 - Listener Questions
-19:29 Melanie from Indiana seeks restaurants outside the parks that are suitable for a three-year old
-23:35 Melanie from Indiana ponders good activities at Disney Springs for a toddler

Episode 1163 - Listener Questions
-27:51 Chris from the UK asks about ticket pricing when his daughter will turn three during their vacation

Episode 1139 - Listener Questions
-22:46 Emily from Ohio talks about doing a gender-reveal at Walt Disney World and ordering a cake for the occasion. Emily also asks about non-Disney vacations

Episode 1136 - Listener Questions
-36:25 Chelsea from Maryland asks about touring Walt Disney World while pregnant. Chelsea also seeks gender-reveal tips

Episode 1130 - Listener Questions
-29:46 Kerry from New Hampshire decides among staying at Art of Animation, Port Orleans, or doing a split-stay between Pop Century and Animal Kingdom with her husband and two-year old daughter. Kerry also asks about making ADRs and purchasing Memory Maker in conjunction with a party on a different package

Episode 1064 - Listener Questions
-3:50 Margaret talks about packing clothes for a trip with toddlers

Episode 1061 - Listener Questions
-5:34 Brad from Indiana asks about staying in a Bay Lake Tower Deluxe Studio with three other people, including two toddlers. Rikki discusses DVC studios generally

Episode 1049 - Listener Questions
-16:32 Kendra from New York ponders transportation options from the Yacht Club to the Magic Kingdom for an early breakfast ADR with two very young children. Kendra also mentions rider swap

Episode 1046 - Listener Questions
-16:27 Tim shares a trip report, including the Caribbean Beach Resort, touring with an infant and a grandparent, changing an ADR, and creating a scavenger hunt for his wife

Episode 1040 - Listener Questions
-23:42 Emma from the UK seeks good restaurants for toddlers at Walt Disney World. Ohana, 50's Primetime Cafe, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Pinocchio Village Haus, and Trail's End are discussed

Episode 1016 - Listener Questions
-21:48 Pamela from Alabama ponders activities for her husband and infant son outside the parks. Pop Century is discussed

Episode 998 - Listener Questions
-4:23 Max asks if visiting Walt Disney World with an infant over Marathon Weekend is worth it

Episode 989 - Listener Questions
-22:35 Ashley asks about child-friendly Halloween activities aside from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
-25:17 Ashley asks if Anna and Elsa will move to Epcot by October. Ashley also asks how the princesses at Cinderella's Royal Table compare with those at Akershus

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-36:13 Michelle from the UK asks about visiting Walt Disney World with young children. FastPass Plus and dining are discussed

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-16:05 Terran from South Carolina talks about incorporating rider swap with FastPass Plus at Epcot. Mike and Rikki make cameos

Episode 950 - Listener Questions
-31:22 Jen asks about touring with extended family to celebrate a toddler's first trip

Episode 938 - Listener Questions
-8:45 Alex from Pennsylvania asks if he should purchase Park Hopper tickets for his party, including two children under age three, such as to hop to Epcot from Disney's Hollywood Studios. Alex also ponders child-friendly activities at Epcot. Disney Junior - Live on Stage at Hollywood Studios is discussed

Episode 926 - Listener Questions
-26:58 Kevin from New York asks if an infant's birth certificate can be substituted for a passport on a Disney Cruise

Episode 917 - Listener Questions
-12:13 Matt from New Jersey asks if an 11-night vacation with resort transfers is worth doing with two toddlers. He also asks about handling resort transfers, including Magic Bands and Magical Express reservations

Episode 896 - Listener Questions
-26:28 Shantee from Ohio asks if staying at Bay Lake Tower is worth it for a family with an infant that will mainly tour the Magic Kingdom. Pam mentions the family suites at Art of Animation

Episode 875 - Listener Questions
-20:01 Leanne from Arkansas asks about taking a toddler on a Disney cruise

Episode 872 - Listener Questions
-14:26 James from New York asks about using Disney's child swap program with an infant, staying at Old Key West, and touring generally with an infant. James also asks if his party can wear fake beards in conjunction with its Seven Dwarfs' costumes at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 866 - Listener Questions
-29:02 Anthony from Texas asks about experiencing WDW with both a preteen and a baby

Episode 845 - Listener Questions
-21:02 Sarah ponders playgrounds in the parks for toddlers. She also asks about paying for a meal out of pocket while on the Dining Plan

Episode 836 - Listener Questions
-19:12 Vikki from the UK describes Disney's in-park baby care facilities

Episode 833 - Listener Questions
-18:33 Katie discusses the Baby Care centers at WDW

Episode 821 - Listener Questions
-16:01 Michael from Michigan ponders the pros and cons of each of the moderate resorts. He also asks about traveling to WDW with a toddler

Episode 812 - Listener Questions
-7:15 Megan from Georgia seeks advice on touring WDW with an infant. She also asks about about places in the parks to covertly feed a baby. Pam recommends the baby care centers

Episode 801 - Listener Questions
-3:55 Sarah ponders touring with a toddler either in September or during the week before Thanksgiving in November. Sarah also asks for the best park to visit with a toddler aside from the Magic Kingdom. Rikki mentions age limits for participation in the Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios

Episode 731 - Listener Questions
-26:09 Christine asks about touring with young children, including an infant

Episode 698 - Listener Questions
-4:12 Tara asks if the Haunted Mansion is suitable for a one-year old child

Episode 689 - Listener Questions
-5:13 Andrew ponders good activities for his one-year old daughter at WDW. Rikki and Pam recommend dance parties at the parks

Episode 665 - Listener Questions
-6:59 Holly from Texas asks what hotels are best for parents with an infant. Mike references the 2014 Monorail renovation
-10:34 Holly from Texas asks if the child-play areas at Typhoon Lagoon are suitable for infants
-12:01 Holly from Texas ponders good character meals for infants. Pam recommends getting an ADR for a non-peak meal time

Episode 617 - Listener Questions
-5:53 Matt from South Carolina asks about traveling to WDW with young children, specifically tips on strollers

Episode 581 - Listener Questions
-11:17 Danny from Washington asks whether traveling to WDW or DL with an infant is worth it

See "Special Needs" below for pregnancy

Children and Childcare Services

Major Episodes
Episode 1206 - Experiencing the Best of World Showcase (11:43-15:11; 28:31-29:44)

Episode 1204 - Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, Wilderness Lodge - Club Level

Episode 1194 - From a Kid’s Point of View

Episode 1183 - Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort (12:31-16:18) Lilo's Playhouse

Episode 1138 - Kids First Trip at the Polynesian Resort

Episode 1126 - Disney’s Boardwalk Villas & Yacht Club Resort (28:08-30:52) Sandcastle Club

Episode 1086 - Breaking Down an Itinerary

Episode 994 - Caribbean Beach Resort in the Fall While Expecting

Episode 991 - UK Family Visits Old Key West, Surfs, and Enjoys Great Dining Experiences (29:39-33:23) Kids' Clubs

Episode 982 - Family of 7 at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Episode 979 - Split Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas (29:06-30:29) In-room babysitting

Episode 961 - Three Resorts and Many Magical Experiences (9:08-9:30) Fairy Godmothers babysitting service

Episode 907 - When Illness Strikes At WDW

Episode 901 - 30 Years Between Disney Trips (10:51-14:18; 29:33-32:12) Epcot and Kids' Clubs

Episode 841 - 3 Princesses Experience Walt Disney World (Esp. 20:30-25:40)

Episode 811 - Grand Floridian & Beach Club Villas Stay

Episode 808 - Coronado Springs Business Class August 2014 Trip

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (2:23-3:53;10:15-11:28) Attractions

Episode 775 - Yacht Club, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Deluxe Dining Adventure

Episode 723 - WDW Nighttime Spetaculars (7:48-13:28)

Episode 700 - Hour 6 of the 2013 12-Hour Live Show with Tom Bricker (9:04-13:18) Strollers

Episode 649 - 2013 Wine & Dine Weekend Recap with Listener Doug

Episode 648 - Mike’s WDW Winter 2013 Vacation (27:11-31:03) Strollers

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine (After 31:09) Food and Wine Festival with children

Episode 637 - A Trip for a Princess (Especially 8:11-16:05) FIVE-YEAR OLD GIRL

Episode 613 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Pirate Fun (Throughout, but esp. 5:25-8:49)

Episode 592 - Multi-Generational Magic in May (especially 26:00-27:18)

Episode 577 - Deluxe DVC Stay, Upscale Dining & More -CHILDCARE SERVICES (14:46-18:08)

Episode 573 - Best Experiences For Your Princess

Episode 546 - Table Service Dining at Moderate Resorts YOUNG CHILDREN (16:40-18:15)

Episode 544 - Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Family Fun-YOUNG CHILDREN AND ELDERLY (esp. 22:20-24:00)

Episode 404: Top 3 Family Friendly Magic Kingdom Attractions

Episode 202 - Taking Kids Out of School for WDW Vacation

Episode 110 - Scary Attractions for Kids

Episode 77: Polynesian, Food and Wine, and Kids' Night Out -CHILDCARE

Listener Questions
Episode 1223 - Listener Questions
-11:47 Julie seeks inexpensive activities for a mother-daughter day at Walt Disney World. The Grand Floridian Afternoon Tea, Salon, and Spa are discussed
-26:25 Matt asks if a child can upgrade to adult meals on the Quick Service Dining Plan
-29:17 Bev asks about average wait times at the Food and Wine kiosks. Bev also asks about activities for children at Food and Wine

Episode 1205 - Listener Questions
-6:06 Erica seeks fun activities for children at Disney Springs. The Sprinkles cupcake ATM is mentioned

Episode 1178 - Listener Questions
-8:52 Erica from New York seeks the best nighttime spectacular for a nine-year-old girl other than Happily Ever After. Erica also seeks general tips for a mother-daughter trip. Rikki mentions the Grand Floridian tea
-19:19 Chris from Pennsylvania asks if his party, consisting of him, his wife, and two young children, should rent a car when they do not plan to leave Disney property
-24:19 Jill asks for tips on saving money during a week-long fall trip with a large group that includes young children. The Dining Plan is discussed

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-13:25 Robbie from Maryland asks about surprising his children with a Walt Disney World vacation while not revealing the news until the end of the drive down to Florida
-20:44 Kate from Illinois asks if other members of her multi-family party can control the children's FastPass Plus and dining reservations if she made the initial reservations

Episode 1163 - Listener Questions
-9:15 Missy asks if guests can retain rider swap FastPasses for use later in a trip

Episode 1112 - Listener Questions
-21:17 Laura wonders which park her family, which includes two children under age ten, should tour on its last day in April over Star Wars Marathon Weekend. Rivers of Light is discussed

Episode 1109 - Listener Questions
-13:13 Jennifer from Illinois seeks birthday activities for a four-year old boy outside the theme parks
-27:43 Natalie seeks good Magic Kingdom FastPass Plus reservations for her first night with three young children

Episode 1106 - Listener Questions
-10:52 Valerie from Canada asks if Park Hopper tickets are worth buying for a two-week trip with a young daughter. Valerie also seeks tips on meeting Disney princesses

Episode 1091 - Listener Questions
-37:25 Jackie from Missouri asks about FastPass Plus protocol with rider swap

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-6:36 Natalie from Illinois ponders dining options, nighttime spectaculars, and other non-hard ticket New Year's Eve activities to enjoy with three children under age 10. The Polynesian is discussed
-10:43 Gretchen asks about security at Disney's kids clubs, specifically for children on the autism spectrum

Episode 1076 - Listener Questions
-31:58 Tanya from Texas seeks pineapple beverages for children at Walt Disney World

Episode 1073 - Listener Questions
-5:43 Amanda from South Carolina asks if Disney's restaurant lounges are generally child-friendly and whether items can be ordered to go at the Tune In Lounge and the Tambu Lounge. Amanda also asks if the fireworks from Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are similar to the regular Wishes fireworks when viewing from a distance
-15:32 Lindsey from Pennsylvania shares her experience using a PhotoPass photographer at the Harmony Barber Shop for her daughter's first hair cut

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-5:03 Tricia from Indiana ponders the best viewing areas for the Boo to You Parade at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party with three children under age ten

Episode 1064 - Listener Questions
-31:46 Marie asks if grandparents can use child swap

Episode 1061 - Listener Questions
-30:50 Ant from the UK seeks the best age to take a young child on his or her first Disney vacation. Ant specifically asks about the projected opening dates for the expansions at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1055 - Listener Questions
-21:54 Danielle from New York wonders if she should stay at the Grand Floridian or at the Yacht Club with a large party that will include both adults and young children. Pam mentions the recent renovation at the Beach Club

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-25:25 Lindsey from Pennsylvania talks about obtaining special PhotoPass photos for a child's first haircut at the Harmony Barber Shop and, presumably, other occasions

Episode 1037 - Listener Questions
-8:12 Chantee mentions her daughter's observations about the Mickeys and princesses in the parks, and seeks tips to counteract these observations

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-19:51 Laura from Georgia asks about viewing the Magic Kingdom's 4th of July fireworks on Main St. USA with three young children

Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-16:05 Belinda from Missouri asks about service dog protocol in the parks. The Guest Assistance Card and child swap are discussed

Episode 1004 - Listener Questions
-16:44 Adam from Georgia considers purchasing park hopper tickets for his party, which includes two young children, for its June trip

Episode 989 - Listener Questions
-22:35 Ashley asks about child-friendly Halloween activities aside from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
-25:17 Ashley asks if Anna and Elsa will move to Epcot by October. Ashley also asks how the princesses at Cinderella's Royal Table compare with those at Akershus

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-18:08 Mindy asks about resort hopping to view Christmas decorations and dine. Mindy also asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a good option to conclude a day of resort hopping with two four-year old children
-36:13 Michelle from the UK asks about visiting Walt Disney World with young children. FastPass Plus and dining are discussed

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-16:05 Terran from South Carolina talks about incorporating rider swap with FastPass Plus at Epcot. Mike and Rikki make cameos

Episode 965 - Listener Questions
-28:28 Kristen seeks the best moderate resort for transportation to the parks, contemplating a return to the resort for a midday rest

Episode 959 - Listener Questions
-25:28 Leslie from Wisconsin asks if she should purchase Park Hopper tickets, considering two young children and Disney's Hollywood Studios' renovation state

Episode 953 - Listener Questions
-4:23 Jeff from Wisconsin ponders Walt Disney World weather between Thanksgiving and mid-December. Jeff also seeks under-the-radar activities for tween boys, and activities for the last day of his family's trip. Pam makes a suggestion regarding FastPass Plus, and Mike mentions Characters in Flight

Episode 938 - Listener Questions
-6:01 Tim from New Hampshire discusses FastPass Plus protocol with rider swap
-8:45 Alex from Pennsylvania asks if he should purchase Park Hopper tickets for his party, including two children under age three, such as to hop to Epcot from Disney's Hollywood Studios. Alex also ponders child-friendly activities at Epcot. Disney Junior - Live on Stage at Hollywood Studios is discussed
-14:20 Alex from Pennsylvania asks if it is worth it to use FastPass Plus on parades or Wishes with children. Alex also asks about resort package delivery from the theme parks. Rikki discusses lockers at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 935 - Listener Questions
-14:04 Jill from Wisconsin asks about adding a three-year old to a four-person ADR at 50's Prime Time Cafe upon arriving at the restaurant

Episode 932 - Listener Questions
-9:15 Britten talks about rider swap protocol on FastPass Plus attractions and shares a related touring strategy

Episode 926 - Listener Questions
-6:59 Phil wonders whether he should stay at Coronado Springs or at Caribbean Beach with two young children. The respective pools are discussed
-20:47 Robbie asks when he can start making FastPass Plus reservations. Robbie also asks if there is a comprehensive list of FastPass Plus attractions. Finally, Robbie asks how FastPass Plus works with rider swap

Episode 905 - Listener Questions
-4:00 Allison from Minnesota asks about getting her daughter dinner on Disney Cruise Line on a night when she and her husband plan on eating at Palo

Episode 902 - Listener Questions
-19:13 Courtney asks how FastPass Plus works in conjunction with Rider Swap

Episode 893 - Listener Questions
-19:27 Courtney from Kentucky ponders the best park to visit on New Years Eve and the best restaurant for a first-time guest with two children

Episode 890 - Listener Questions
-30:14 Angie from Iowa asks how early she should arrive for the 6:15 Hoop Dee Doo Revue show and how seating arrangements are determined. Mike mentions child-friendly activities at Ford Wilderness adjacent to Pioneer Hall

Episode 878 - Listener Questions
-6:07 Lynne considers ways to spend an afternoon break from the Magic Kingdom with two boys. Resort pools and the Wilderness Lodge are discussed
-34:33 Taren from South Carolina says Annual Passholders staying offsite can obtain free parking at the theme parks with a Magic Band. Taren also shares a way to get free parking through an AP-holding child without a driver's license

Episode 875 - Listener Questions
-5:21 Alisa suggests that children bring photo identification to WDW such as to take advantage of Annual Pass discounts

Episode 866 - Listener Questions
-29:02 Anthony from Texas asks about experiencing WDW with both a preteen and a baby

Episode 857 - Listener Questions
-4:15 Denise from Louisiana ponders the feasibility of resort hopping with three children and using Disney transportation. Denise also asks if the Contemporary's Garden Wing rooms are excluded from discounts and promotions

Episode 839 - Listener Questions
-21:21 (Question read at 26:24) Denise from Louisiana asks if she should book a room at Port Orleans Riverside or an Art of Animation family suite. Her party consists of five people including four-year-old twins

Episode 832 - Listener Questions
-24:43 Tiffany asks whether Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon is better for young children
-28:03 Bob from Michigan ponders the accuracy of Disney's refurb schedules. He also seeks advice on touring with three children of various ages

Episode 827 - Listener Questions
-31:24 Sarah considers cancelling an ADR at either the California Grill or The Wave for a large party with children. She also wonders if Downtown Disney restaurants are better options than the aforementioned Contemporary restaurants

Episode 801 - Listener Questions
-3:55 Sarah ponders touring with a toddler either in September or during the week before Thanksgiving in November. Sarah also asks for the best park to visit with a toddler aside from the Magic Kingdom. Rikki mentions age limits for participation in the Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios
-12:59 Maura asks if a 10-year old can order from the kids' menu at a table service restaurant when the party is not on the Disney Dining Plan

Episode 798 - Listener Questions
-14:20 Karen from Massachusetts talks about bringing a young child to a Disney park. She asks about staying at the Beach Club over Labor Day 2015 because of renovations

Episode 785 - Listener Questions
-19:57 Robert from Mississippi seeks social encounters for his nine-year old son at WDW

Episode 761 - Listener Questions
-15:33 Michelle requests the Yehaa Bob family show schedule

Episode 755 - Listener Questions
-21:11 Brian asks if the Happy Haunted 5K race is suitable for children

Episode 749 - More Listener Questions
-17:58 Robert from Mississippi asks if children on the Disney Dining Plan can order from the adult menu at counter service restaurants

Episode 734 - Listener Questions
-15:12 Lauren asks about FastPass Plus protocol with rider swapping

Episode 716 - Listener Questions
-20:35 Simon from the UK asks if he can pay cash for his daughter to eat kids' meals and save her credits for extra special meals for he and his wife

Episode 701 - Listener Questions
-4:18 Angie from Ohio asks if her 10-year old daughter has to eat from the adult menu while on the Disney Dining Plan or if she can choose to order a kid's meal. Angie also asks about Epcot's Garden Grill Restaurant

Episode 695 - Listener Questions
-13:36 Rachel ponders quiet spots in the parks for her young child to take a brief nap

Episode 686 - Listener Questions
-14:15 Adrian from Mexico asks if she should rent a stroller for her six and nine-year old daughters

Episode 680 - Listener Questions
-16:57 Jeff ponders fun activities for children at the Boardwalk

Episode 653 - Listener Questions
-3:22 Vikki from the UK asks about child swap protocol with My Magic Plus

Episode 632 - Listener Questions
-10:02 Tom from Minnesota asks about Fastpass Plus protocol for young children on thrill rides

Episode 611 - Listener Questions
-7:01 Tyler asks for ways to keep Disney mail from his children such as to preserve a "surprise" trip

Episode 602 - Listener Questions
-22:31 Froggy922 asks for tips on attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party with a preschooler

Episode 551 - Listener Questions
-4:49 Deweysey asks about renting strollers

Episode 539 - Listener Questions
-10:28 Ben from South Carolina asks for advice on traveling with young children, both on an airplane and in the parks.

Episode 529 - Listener Questions
-23:40 Scopa from the northeast asks about children at WDW

School
Episode 1206 - Experiencing the Best of World Showcase (28:31-29:44)

Episode 798 - Listener Questions
-29:02 Katie from New Jersey ponders good books about the history of Walt Disney World for a school project. Mike suggests making a video

Episode 782 - Listener Questions
-3:11 David asks how far in advance one can book a Walt Disney World trip. Mike gives some money-saving tips, discusses Christmas at WDW, talks about the Wild Africa Trek at Animal Kingdom, and discusses taking a child out of school for a WDW vacation

Episode 747 - Taking Kids to WDW During the School Year

Episode 695 - Listener Questions
-22:48 Mike from Connecticut asks about taking a child out of school for a WDW vacation

Episode 568 - Teens, Infant, and Spring Break at Pop Century (2:50-4:50)

Episode 202 - Taking Kids Out of School for WDW Vacation

See Special WDW Activities for episodes discussing trips to WDW with school groups and/or the Disney College Program, and Dining for discussion of children's menus

Couples

Major Episodes
Episode 1153 - Pop Century, Blizzard Beach, Resort Hopping over Memorial Day Holiday (After 19:31)

Episode 1144 - All-Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Beach Club & Free Dining

Episode 883 - Couples Getaway to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa

Episode 847 - Making the Most of a Couples Weekend

Episode 838 - Disney’s Beach Club Perfect for Food & Wine Festival

Episode 823 - Couples-Only Trip For a Family Man

Episode 795 - Stuck Like Glue [Different Trip Expectations]

Episode 723 - WDW Nighttime Spetaculars (13:29-17:04)

Episode 721 - Work Conference Turns Into Anniversary Getaway

Episode 655 - Couples Trip with Split Stay & Great Dining

Episode 503: Couples-Only Trip to Polynesian

Listener Questions
Episode 1021 - More Listener Questions
-17:56 Robert from Illinois asks about impressing his fiancee, a newbie to Walt Disney World. Restaurants and resorts are discussed

Episode 866 - Listener Questions
-6:36 Peter from Massachusetts discusses undesirable tables at Disney restaurants and ponders seating for a couple at the Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant

See Also: Celebrations for "Romance"

First Timers

See "General Pre-Trip Considerations" under Trip Planning

Friends

Major Episodes
Episode 1198 - A Girls’ Slumber Party Weekend at the Grand Floridian

Episode 1165 - All-Star Music Family Suite Over the Summer (5:44-11:21)

Episode 1075 - Bachelorette Party at the Boardwalk

Episode 1071 - Rikki’s Polynesian Stay and Food & Wine Festival Preview (14:04-18:11)

Episode 1065 - 21 with Hanna and Paige

Episode 1060 - Girls Weekend at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

Episode 1051 - Party of 8 at Grand Floridian Villas Who Awaken Summer (8:19-13:47)

Episode 1024 - Disney Vets Bring 1st Timers to Walt Disney World

Episode 928 - Beach Club, November Fun and Friends

Episode 865 - Boardwalk Inn, Cabins at Fort Wilderness & Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 811 - Grand Floridian & Beach Club Villas Stay (After 10:00)

Episode 751 - WDW Moms On The Loose

Episode 685 - Princess Weekend With Friends at Grand Floridian Villas

Listener Questions
Episode 1005 - More Listener Questions
-24:11 Nicole from West Virginia seeks activities for eight twenty and thirty-somethings during a fall trip to Walt Disney World

Episode 929 - Listener Questions
-7:48 Cheryl from Maine asks if four adults, two couples, can book a trip on a single reservation and Disney package. Pam mentions a surcharge for adults staying in one room

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-10:35 Vanessa from Maryland asks if she should stay at the Boardwalk, the Beach Club, or Saratoga Springs. Rikki suggests Saratoga Springs because of its proximity to Disney Springs. Vanessa also ponders activities for a group of women with varying levels of previous experience at Walt Disney World

Episode 875 - Listener Questions
-6:54 Alisa asks if her party can share Memory Maker with another party, which is staying on different dates

Episode 608 - Listener Questions
-26:08 Alica asks for tips on bringing her children's friends to WDW

International Guests and Foreign Languages

Major Episodes
Episode 1108 - Pop Century in the Spring for 10 Days (Canada)

Episode 1015 - Pop Century Stay for Karate Competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Episode 991 - UK Family Visits Old Key West, Surfs, and Enjoys Great Dining Experiences (Esp. 7:17-16:22)

Episode 988 - 2 Week Polynesian Village Honeymoon from the United Kingdom

Episode 925 - Hour 4 from 12-Hour Live Show for Give Kids the World - WDW Rookie Mistakes (4:25-10:51; 50:29-1:03:13)

Episode 834 - Talking runDisney, Canada, and More with Brett Young

Episode 736 - Princess Weekend with a Large Group (Esp. 3:51-5:22)

Episode 727 - Hour 2 of the 2014 12-Hour Live Show (7:23-24:42)

Episode 667 - Caribbean Beach Resort over Christmas 2013

Episode 525 - First Time Trip to Disneyland from Canada

Episode 519 - Speaking Other Languages at WDW

Episode 443-21 Canadians Take Over Orlando

Episode 389 - Pop Century, Outlet Malls, and New Experiences

Episode 273 - A 10-Day Guys Trip to Pop Century from Canada

Episode 223 - A Two-Week WDW Vacation from Canada

Episode 99 - Vero Beach, Saratoga Springs, and a Surprise

Episode 69 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Seven Friends

Listener Questions
Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-4:14 Sandra from Australia asks about planning a three-week trip to Walt Disney World. Ticket and resort options are discussed

Episode 1127 - Listener Questions
-4:01 Keith from the UK asks about planning for Marathon Weekend 2018, including the dates of the races, the feasibility of staying at a rental house while also running, the general occupancy of these rental houses, the feasibility of reserving outdoor seating at Rose and Crown to see Illuminations with a large group, packages for visitors from the UK, the value of buying an Annual Pass or Tables in Wonderland, and general tips on traveling with a large group

Episode 1124 - Listener Questions
-33:47 Paul from the UK talks about touring Walt Disney World in late August

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-22:02 Vikki from Scotland ponders must dos for first timers at Walt Disney World. Pam recommends purchasing Memory Maker, Rikki suggests arriving at Epcot via the monorail, and Mike mentions taking in Main Street USA

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-4:24 Simon from the UK recounts special moments experienced by his family at Disneyland Paris and asks the hosts to mention their Disney "Claims to Fame"

Episode 1022 - Listener Questions
-27:50 Martin from the UK asks if a free breakfast credit obtained from a Disney promotion in the UK can be used for a snack at any meal

Episode 962 - Listener Questions
-9:33 A listener from the Netherlands asks if a rest day is a necessity during a five-day vacation to Walt Disney World, which will be followed by a couple of days at Universal Orlando and may be a once-in-a-lifetime trip. Arrival day strategy is discussed
-19:55 Jenny from Australia ponders Fish Extender gifts

Episode 947 - Listener Questions
-4:49 Jenny from Australia seeks must-do experiences at Walt Disney World during a 13-day trip to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Rikki recommends checking out the water parks, and Mike suggests Yehaa Bob Jackson's show
-10:33;14:03 Jenny from Australia ponders non-Disney activities in the Orlando area
-12:39 Jenny from Australia asks about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates and crowd levels

Episode 902 - Listener Questions
-24:15 Simon from Scotland seeks good American experiences, especially food options, for his Orlando vacation

Episode 869 - Listener Questions
-26:07 David from the UK asks for general tips for first-time visitors to Orlando staying offsite for two weeks

Episode 857 - Listener Questions
-20:12 Sandra from Australia seeks transportation to offsite malls from Pop Century

Episode 821 - Listener Questions
-24:52 Joel ponders the value of a Canadian buying into DVC

Episode 809 - Listener Questions
-14:25 Tara from Canada asks about coordinating transportation to the WDW parks for a special-needs guest staying offsite. She also asks for FastPass Plus tips for a group consisting of members staying both onsite and offsite

Episode 758 - Listener Questions
-3:41 Rhiannon from New Zealand says her sister is participating in the Disney International College Program at WDW

Episode 719 - Listener Questions
-17:59 Mark from Scotland asks about FastPass Plus lead times and using My Disney Experience as an international guest

See Special WDW Activities and Programs for the Cultural Representatives Program

Large Groups

Major Episodes
Episode 1225 - Disney’s Kidani Village and Memories for a Lifetime

Episode 1216 - Multi-Generational Trip to Bay Lake Towers

Episode 1186 - Walt Disney World is a Family Tradition

Episode 1177 - Party of 8 at Walt Disney World for the First Time

Episode 1171 - A Big Family Trip to Old Key West Resort

Episode 1156 - Bachelor Party at Walt Disney World

Episode 1150 - Summer at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Episode 1096 - A Party of 18 at Animal Kingdom Lodge in October

Episode 1078 - Multi-Generational Trip over Spring Break 2016

Episode 1051 - Party of 8 at Grand Floridian Villas Who Awaken Summer

Episode 1045 - Bay Lake Towers with Extended Family in February (Esp. 4:01-6:19)

Episode 1015 - Pop Century Stay for Karate Competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports

Episode 982 - Family of 7 at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort

Episode 970 - Spring and Fall Trips to All-Star Music & Port Orleans French Quarter (After 19:22)

Episode 901 - 30 Years Between Disney Trips (esp. 4:17-7:22; 17:37-17:58; After 32:13)

Episode 877 - Bay Lake Tower, Anniversary and First-timers Celebration (Esp. 10:00-14:24)

Episode 829 - A Very Grand Gathering to Celebrate Retirement

Episode 808 - Coronado Springs Business Class August 2014 Trip

Episode 781 - Two Off-Site Stays, Extended Family, Low Crowds

Episode 736 - Princess Weekend with a Large Group (Esp. 10:56-14:09; 22:16-23:47; 27:04-28:57)

Episode 733 - This One Time, On a Band Trip!

Episode 730 - Group of 14 Staying Off-Site Trip

Episode 723 - WDW Nighttime Spetaculars (17:05-19:50)

Episode 706 - Multi-Generational WDW & DCL Experiences (Esp. after 31:50)

Episode 685 - Princess Weekend With Friends at Grand Floridian Villas

Episode 670 - Pop Century, Great Meals, Extended Family

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine

Episode 634 - Disney Land & Sea Family Fun

Episode 628 - 18 Straight Thanksgiving Trips to WDW

Episode 613 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Pirate Fun (2:43-5:25)

Episode 592 - Multi-Generational Magic in May

Episode 580 - Extended & Couples Trip at 3 WDW Resorts

Episode 571 - Ultimate WDW Retirement Plans

Episode 515: 84 Students Makin' Magic and Music at WDW

Episode 513: Ft. Wilderness, Boardwalk, and Riverside -TRIP WITH EXTENDED FAMILY

Episode 443-21 Canadians Take Over Orlando

Episode 337 - Extended Family Magic in the Summer

Episode 177 - Traveling With a Large Group

Episode 69 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Seven Friends

Episode 37: Planning a Trip with Extended Family

Listener Questions
Episode 1223 - Listener Questions
-15:42 Robin from North Carolina asks if Disney resort guests can obtain free parking at the theme parks before check in and about Dining Plan activation. Touring with a large group is discussed

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-3:42 Theresa seeks a casual bar, lounge, or cafe within a boat or monorail ride of the parks that can accommodate a large group, possibly upwards of ten people
-6:15 Theresa asks if Disney offers group resort discounts or allows for booking a block of rooms for a large party

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-28:49 Sarah from Michigan asks how far in advance she can purchase Memory Maker. Sarah also asks about planning a multi-generational trip. Old Key West is discussed

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-12:08 Hally from North Carolina seeks restaurant recommendations for an 11-person group encompassing all age ranges. Hally also asks about signing up for the Princess Half Marathon. Pam mentions Ohana and Boma

Episode 1127 - Listener Questions
-4:01 Keith from the UK asks about planning for Marathon Weekend 2018, including the dates of the races, the feasibility of staying at a rental house while also running, the general occupancy of these rental houses, the feasibility of reserving outdoor seating at Rose and Crown to see Illuminations with a large group, packages for visitors from the UK, the value of buying an Annual Pass or Tables in Wonderland, and general tips on traveling with a large group
-21:05 Matt from New Jersey asks about Uber pick up locations at Walt Disney World. Pam shares a related anecdote about using Uber with a large group

Episode 1099 - Mike Takes Your Questions Live
-30:41 Mike discusses the new private water taxi service at the Grand Floridian
-33:03 Rogers from Arkansas asks about fitting additional people into a single hotel room
-38:46 Scott from Michigan mentions the new private water taxi service at the Grand Floridian for a large group

Episode 1055 - Listener Questions
-6:20 Matt from New Jersey seeks economical dining options, including quick service eateries, for an eight-man bachelor party. Mike mentions ESPN Club; Rikki mentions Beaches & Cream and Blaze Pizza; and Pam suggests Big River Grille and Brewing Works, and Boardwalk Bakery
-21:54 Danielle from New York wonders if she should stay at the Grand Floridian or at the Yacht Club with a large party that will include both adults and young children. Pam mentions the recent renovation at the Beach Club

Episode 1046 - Listener Questions
-16:27 Tim shares a trip report, including the Caribbean Beach Resort, touring with an infant and a grandparent, changing an ADR, and creating a scavenger hunt for his wife

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-27:35 Holly asks about booking ADRs for a group of about 50 people

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-30:33 Max ponders resort options for an approximately 17-person party at Walt Disney World. Max also seeks general tips on touring with a large group

Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-6:17 Artie seeks tips for his extended family's trip to Walt Disney World. The Grand Floridan and lounges are discussed

Episode 992 - Listener Questions
-32:20 Chris from Massachusetts ponders a restaurant for six to 10 people for brunch. Pam mentions Narcoossee's

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-37:36 Bill from Vermont ponders activities that will appeal to diverse age groups. The Grand Floridan tea service, Sanaa, miniature golf, and pontoon boats are mentioned

Episode 968 - Listener Questions
-14:18 Matt from New Jersey asks about having a Bachelor Party at Walt Disney World. Matt specifically asks about accommodations for six people during the winter at a Fort Wilderness Cabin. Pam suggests family suites at Art of Animation and All Star Music. Bars are discussed
-23:31 Matt from New Jersey asks about saving money on food at Walt Disney World with a large group

Episode 962 - Listener Questions
-27:10 Brett shares a family reunion trip report. Typhoon Lagoon, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, Beaches and Cream, and 1900 Park Fare are discussed

Episode 958 - Bonus Listener Questions
-17:43 Missy from Georgia wonders if multiple ADRs, totaling 11 people, can realistically be merged at Cinderella's Royal Table

Episode 950 - Listener Questions
-31:22 Jen asks about touring with extended family to celebrate a toddler's first trip

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-35:14 Briana asks about planning a Walt Disney World vacation for a large group of first-time visitors

Episode 914 - Listener Questions
-16:34 Alex from Pennsylvania seeks a hotel with accommodations similar to a suite at Art of Animation that is closer to the Magic Kingdom. Pam discusses the cabins at Fort Wilderness for large parties. Mike recommends Coronado Springs

Episode 905 - Listener Questions
-7:34 Susie ponders a trip to Walt Disney World with a 50-person group during the summer, including the best month to go and accommodation options

Episode 888 - More Listener Questions
-3:40 Aisha from Alabama shares a trip report from her Easter vacation, including a meal at Chef Mickey's and planning for a large group

Episode 884 - Listener Questions
-12:29 Jeff ponders good restaurants for a nine-person party at Walt Disney World

Episode 863 - Listener Questions
-9:50 Rob from Canada seeks a table service restaurant for a 25-person group. Mike mentions 'Ohana, Biergarten, Teppan Edo, The Wave, and Trail's End.

Episode 845 - Listener Questions
-7:39 Andrew from Oklahoma wonders how touring with a large group of diverse ages compares with touring with a small group

Episode 824 - Listener Questions
-25:10 Janette from Delaware asks about making FastPass Plus reservations for a large group that wants to split up during the day

Episode 820 - Listener Questions
-3:58 Diane from Pennsylvania asks if she can apply her Annual Pass discount to a second hotel room. Diane also ponders must dos at WDW for a three-day trip with a large group without Park Hopper tickets. Finally, Diane seeks dining suggestions.
-23:19 Ellie discusses doing group photos at WDW
-32:42 Nikki and Jeremy from Colorado seek suggestions on making FastPass Plus reservations for a large party

Episode 809 - Listener Questions
-24:50 Caitlin from New Jersey asks about booking room-only reservations for a large group at the Boardwalk Villas when some members of the group will not be present for the entire reservation period

Episode 806 - Listener Questions
-12:17 Heather from Kansas asks where her 70-person school group's tour bus will drop the party off at the Magic Kingdom. She also asks about photography and PhotoPass, especially whether Disney photographers can take photos using her camera.

Episode 801 - Listener Questions
-25:07 Mark asks if his 20-person party can divide the bill for its Candlelight Processional dinner that is booked under his name

Episode 798 - Listener Questions
-8:47 Carmen from North Carolina asks how to pay for relatives staying in a separate room without the relatives receiving a receipt. She also asks if her relatives should create their own My Disney Experience account

Episode 791 - Listener Questions
-7:13 Angie from Ohio asks about organizing her family's room reservations such as to best manage the Disney Dining Plan

Episode 782 - Listener Questions
-19:37 Brad from Indiana asks if his party, four adults and two young children, should stay in an Art of Animation family suite, in connecting rooms at Pop Century, or in connecting rooms at a moderate resort
-22:36 Matthew from South Carolina asks if his eight-person party should book adjoining rooms at Port Orleans Riverside. He also asks about room reservation protocol when different members of an overall party are on different reservations. Finally, he asks about dining when members of the same party have different packages

Episode 779 - Listener Questions
-18:37 Brett seeks restaurant recommendations for a 17-person party

Episode 758 - Listener Questions
-10:49 Justine asks about sharing on-ride photos with other members of a large group through Memory Maker

Episode 728 - Listener Questions
-17:57 Bailey59 ponders good restaurants and activities for a group of 13 with five children

Episode 710 - Listener Questions
-12:40 Lauren asks about downloading photos on Memory Maker when in a large group

Episode 683- Listener Questions
-21:57 Erica from Indiana ponders good on-site resorts for a seven-person group with 4 adults and 3 children. The panel recommends an All Star Resort suite

Episode 677 - Listener Questions
-17:26 Julie asks for good meeting areas for a large group in the parks

Episode 653 - Listener Questions
-13:13 Mike talks about linking individual credit cards to each person's Magic Band in a large group

Episode 650 - Listener Questions
-21:36 Caitlin asks if individual credit cards can be linked to each person's Magic Band in a large group

Episode 642 - Listener Questions
-12:07 Jeanine from Kentucky asks for advice on vacationing with her mother-in-law. Mike recommends splurging on a larger room.
-16:03 Donna asks about making Fastpass Plus reservations for a group with different types of tickets

Episode 560 - Listener Questions
-9:53 Marci from New York asks for strategies when touring with a large party

Episode 539 - Listener Questions
-6:09 Justine from Pennsylvania asks getting breakfast ADRs at Akershus for a large group. She also asks if Tables in Wonderland can be applied.
See Special WDW Activities and Programs for discussion of School Groups

Pets

Major Episodes
Episode 1195 - Saratoga Springs, Fort Wilderness, and Coronado Springs All-In-One (26:41-27:07)

Episode 697 - Florida Resident Touring & Fort Wilderness (4:59-7:57)

Episode 567 - The Last 48 Hours (6:19-9:13)

Episode 533 - Roadtrip to First DVC Stay & Disney Cruise (8:30-12:47)

Listener Questions
Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-16:05 Belinda from Missouri asks about service dog protocol in the parks. The Guest Assistance Card and child swap are discussed

Episode 947 - Listener Questions
-22:17 Jason discusses in-park kennels at attractions for service animals

Episode 944 - Listener Questions
-23:05 Craig from Georgia discusses kennels for service animals at Disneyland. Rikki mentions similar services at Walt Disney World

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-15:27 Stacia from Illinois asks about service dog protocol at Walt Disney World, especially in regards to attractions. Stacia also offers tips for guests suffering from PTSD

Episode 593 - Listener Questions
-4:26 Chad asks about the features of Disney's Kennel services

Senior Citizens

Major Episodes
Episode 790 - Rikki Takes Grandma To Walt Disney World (Especially After 31:53)

Episode 723 - WDW Nighttime Spetaculars (After 19:51)

Episode 603 - Traveling with Vintage Adults

Episode 592 - Multi-Generational Magic in May (especially 27:19-28:45)

Episode 544 - Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Family Fun-YOUNG CHILDREN AND ELDERLY (esp. 22:20-24:00)

Episode 491: Adults Enjoying the Magic-Touring tips for senior citizens

Listener Questions
Episode 752 - Listener Questions
-8:07 Tara from Canada affords tips for touring with senior citizens who haven't been to WDW before

Solo

Major Episodes
Episode 1198 - A Girls’ Slumber Party Weekend at the Grand Floridian

Episode 874 - 3 Weeks in Florida - Fantasy, Pop, Give Kids the World, & More (25:25-30:02)

Episode 835 - First Disney Fit Challenge Weekend (21:14-24:20)

Episode 800 - Your 2015 Disney Resolutions (18:51-21:36)

Episode 760 - Solo at WDW and Cruising the Dream with Friends (To 11:51)

Episode 589 - Solo Trip for Expedition Everest Challenge

Episode 382: Traveling Solo to WDW

Episode 3: Touring Solo, Carribean Beach, DVC

Listener Questions
Episode 1190 - Listener Questions
-33:18 Joshua from New Jersey asks about touring Walt Disney World solo as a twenty-something

Episode 1178 - Listener Questions
-12:29 Emily asks about touring Walt Disney World solo

Episode 1121 - Listener Questions
-13:37 Sarah seeks lounges with good food at Walt Disney World and asks for general tips on traveling solo

Episode 1049 - Listener Questions
-26:02 Erica from Indiana previews a trip where she will stay at numerous resorts and asks about touring Walt Disney World solo

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-14:12 Joey from North Carolina asks about the best Disney restaurants for a solo first-time visitor on the Deluxe Dining Plan. Joey also ponders the best times to have a table service meal in the theme parks. Ohana, Biergarten, 50's Primetime Cafe, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and the Plaza Restaurant are mentioned

Episode 1037 - Listener Questions
-28:02 Colleen asks about touring Walt Disney World solo. She asks about transportation, namely renting a car or taking Uber, to Church on the Sunday of her trip; upgrading to a Park Hopper ticket; and Disney's Hollywood Studios' Star Wars fireworks

Episode 998 - Listener Questions
-26:03 Ashley from Ohio asks about touring and dining at Walt Disney World solo in April, during the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-13:56 Joey asks about touring solo for eight days at Walt Disney World

Episode 959 - Listener Questions
-28:59 Lucy from Ohio ruminates on optimal attractions and experiences for solo travelers at Walt Disney World

Episode 908 - Listener Questions
-14:56 Eric from Connecticut seeks tips for touring Walt Disney World solo
-20:15 Paul from the UK ponders the best Walt Disney World race to run as a solo tourist, in addition to good dining options

Episode 888 - More Listener Questions
-20:49 Lauretta seeks tips for touring Walt Disney World solo

Episode 861 - More Listener Questions
-6:13 Heather ponders good resorts for a solo traveler and asks if she should get the Dining Plan. Heather also seeks a touring strategy with two-day park hopper tickets

Episode 791 - Listener Questions
-15:26 Brandy from Oklahoma asks about attempting walk-up dining as a solo traveler. Mike recommends lounges

Episode 551 - Listener Questions
-12:27 Rhiwalters asks about dining solo in the parks

Special Needs

Major Episodes
Episode 1204 - Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, Wilderness Lodge - Club Level (16:18-18:58) ADHD

Episode 1135 - A Most Romantic First-time Trip to Walt Disney World (Esp. 17:30-23:01) Prosthetic leg

Episode 1096 - A Party of 18 at Animal Kingdom Lodge in October (19:44-26:07) Anxiety

Episode 1072 - A Trip Fit For a King (12:49-20:06) DAS Card and strollers

Episode 1024 - Disney Vets Bring 1st Timers to Walt Disney World (32:15-35:11) Smoking

Episode 994 - Caribbean Beach Resort in the Fall While Expecting (After 29:12) Pregnancy

Episode 922 - Last Minute Trip to See Osborne Lights (11:07-14:46) Pregnancy

Episode 847 - Making the Most of a Couples Weekend (19:16-21:49)

Episode 790 - Rikki Takes Grandma To Walt Disney World (11:31-13:23) Especially wheelchairs

Episode 772 - Villains, Animal Kingdom Lodge, & Dolphin (10:54-13:02) Pregnancy

Episode 766 - Surprise 18th Birthday at 3 Walt Disney World Resorts (11:51-16:00) DAS Card

Episode 742 - Let Them Eat Cake at Disney’s Art of Animation (3:50-14:27; 24:28-26:30; After 35:51) Especially wheelchairs

Episode 682 - Toddler’s First Trip to Port Orleans - French Quarter (9:07-11:31) Pregnancy

Episode 670 - Pop Century, Great Meals, Extended Family (6:38-9:13; 27:05-27:39) Pregnancy

Episode 664 - 10-Night Off-site Visit to Central Florida Attractions (6:42-8:11; 13:54-19:54; 27:56-32:24) Emphasis on Scooter rental and experience in parks

Episode 612 - Changes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom & GAC Program (After 21:14)

Episode 521 - Family Magic at Wilderness Lodge-CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Episode 233 - First DVC Trip To Animal Kingdom Lodge over Spring Break

Episode 97 - Saratoga Springs during December-CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Episode 49 - Ft. Wilderness & Traveling with a special needs child

Episode 47 - Three Resorts & DVC-CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

Episode 33 - WDW with Family Member with Special Needs

Listener Questions
Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-12:26 Christie from Tennessee asks about touring the parks with severe hip problems. Scooters are discussed
-29:31 Jacob asks how the DAS system differs from FastPass Plus, how the DAS card can best be utilized with FastPass Plus, and how the system works when multiple people in one party have DAS cards

Episode 1139 - Listener Questions
-41:45 Debby comments on running Disney races with scoliosis

Episode 1136 - Listener Questions
-36:25 Chelsea from Maryland asks about touring Walt Disney World while pregnant. Chelsea also seeks gender-reveal tips

Episode 1106 - Listener Questions
-7:30 Erin from New York shares tips for dealing with anxiety at Walt Disney World. Breakfast ADRs and the Disability Access Card are discussed

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-10:43 Gretchen asks about security at Disney's kids clubs, specifically for children on the autism spectrum

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-37:08 Jeff from Pennsylvania asks about renting a scooter at Walt Disney World and whether scooters can be accommodated on the resort boats

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-23:57 Stephanie from North Carolina asks about using Disney's DAS card in conjunction with a touring plan. Stephanie also asks about running at Disney's Art of Animation Resort

Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-16:05 Belinda from Missouri asks about service dog protocol in the parks. The Guest Assistance Card and child swap are discussed

Episode 989 - Listener Questions
-3:56 Sarah from Tennessee asks if travel insurance covers preexisting medical conditions

Episode 956 - Listener Questions
-18:10 Nikki from Pennsylvania seeks tips on touring Walt Disney World during the winter while pregnant

Episode 947 - Listener Questions
-22:17 Jason discusses in-park kennels at attractions for service animals
-23:28 Ben from Colorado ponders rest spots in World Showcase for a pregnant guest. Changes to Gran Fiesta Tour Starring The Three Caballeros are discussed

Episode 944 - Listener Questions
-23:05 Craig from Georgia discusses kennels for service animals at Disneyland. Rikki mentions similar services at Walt Disney World

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-15:27 Stacia from Illinois asks about service dog protocol at Walt Disney World, especially in regards to attractions. Stacia also offers tips for guests suffering from PTSD

Episode 917 - Listener Questions
-26:05 Leslie Anne from California asks about touring with a guest in a wheelchair or on crutches. Leslie Anne also asks if Disney has charging stations for ECVs

Episode 914 - Listener Questions
-24:26 Angie from Minnesota asks about obtaining an ECV and touring with a guest using an ECV, especially in terms of queuing. Mike discusses the utilization of ECVs outside the parks

Episode 906 - More Listener Questions
-13:33 Michael asks if Disney's Magical Express is handicapped accessible. Michael also asks about the DAS card generally

Episode 899 - Listener Questions
-6:11 Vikki from the UK seeks a different room location at Port Orleans Riverside after staying in the Magnolia Bend Mansions on previous trips. Mike says that the Alligator Bayou rooms do not have elevators, and Pam shares a related story

Episode 872 - Listener Questions
-19:23 Hanna from England asks if a visually-impaired guest can obtain a DAS card, and if so, whether the card can be used for parades and fireworks. Rikki mentions another option

Episode 860 - Listener Questions
-19:40 Andrea discusses a trip she took to WDW while pregnant

Episode 815 - Listener Questions
-15:36 Catherine asks about obtaining a DAS card at guest services

Episode 809 - Listener Questions
-14:25 Tara from Canada asks about coordinating transportation to the WDW parks for a special-needs guest staying offsite. She also asks for FastPass Plus tips for a group consisting of members staying both onsite and offsite

Episode 801 - Listener Questions
-22:06 Mark asks about touring with guests in wheelchairs, especially regarding attraction-boarding protocol

Episode 794 - Listener Questions
-30:05 Wade asks about touring with a guest in a wheelchair

Episode 788 - Listener Questions
-15:16 A listener asks about touring with a first timer while pregnant

Episode 740 - Listener Questions
-6:32 Zachary from Pennsylvania asks about touring the parks while pregnant

Episode 665 - Listener Questions
-17:37 Julie discusses the changes to the Guest Assistance Card, and table service restaurant ADR cancellation penalties, especially in regards to touring with children on the autism spectrum

Episode 656 - Listener Questions
-10:12 Connie asks about the status of the In-Room refrigerators at WDW resort hotels. Pam says that most resort rooms have them again, but they can be requested regardless for medical reasons.

Episode 569 - Listener Questions
-15:00 Joel from Canada asks about doing the Wild Africa Trek with a hearing impairment

Episode 542 - Listener Questions
-18:10 Connie (Calicon) asks about renting ECVs at WDW
See also: "Problems" in Trip Planning for related information, and Dining for discussion of food allergies

Teens

Major Episodes
Episode 937 - Father/Daughter Trip with Early December Magic

Episode 757 - Disney Fantasy, Vibe, Guardians & More

Episode 568 - Teens, Infant, and Spring Break at Pop Century (esp. 12:47-15:00; After 29:52)

Episode 555 - Teens at Disney

Listener Questions
Episode 1083 - More #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-38:35 Christie ponders the best character meal for a 13-year old girl who is not into princesses. Pam and Rikki mention 1900 Park Fare

Episode 866 - Listener Questions
-22:00 Beth from Illinois asks about Mickey's Backyard Barbecue, Spirit of Aloha, and Yachtsman Steakhouse. Beth considers either a romantic meal with her husband or a dinner show with her husband and teenage daughters

Episode 836 - Listener Questions
-22:44 Kendra from Nebraska ponders memorable experiences outside the parks for teenagers. Mike recommends mini golf; Rikki recommends Splitsville; Pam suggests Disney's Boardwalk. Kendra also asks about pin-trading protocol

Episode 748 - Listener Questions
-15:46 Kat from Illinois ponders good activities for a mother-daughter high-school graduation trip to WDW

Episode 569 - Listener Questions
-20:11 RussellH asks for tips on sending teens to WDW without the parents on a school trip.

Episode 548 - Listener Questions
-20:32 Jackie from Houston asks about good WDW activities for tweens/teens.