Animal Kingdom

Major Episodes
Episode 1234 - Traveling from Canada to Riverside for an Adult Trip (18:17-21:46) Pandora

Episode 1212 - The Next 3 (10:28-12:36)

Episode 1210 - Mallory Recaps the Be Our Guest Podcast Cruise and Walt Disney World Trip (22:57-25:09; 26:51-27:28) Pandora

Episode 1209 - The Pandora Problem

Episode 1198 - A Girls’ Slumber Party Weekend at the Grand Floridian (16:05-18:40) Pandora

Episode 1191 - What We Are Looking Forward To (23:10-24:39) Pandora

Episode 1179 - Getting You Prepared for Pandora

Episode 1176 - Last Weekend at Walt Disney World (10:10-16:05) Pandora

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World (9:23-21:42) Pandora

Episode 1134 - Pandora, Rivers of Light, Wishes & More (15:20-30:08) .

Episode 1125 - Top 3 Underrated “Things” at Walt Disney World (16:31-18:42) Discovery Island Carnivale

Episode 1117 - Disney Tale of the Tape (22:12-33:28) Kilimanjaro Safaris

Episode 1114 - Looking Forward to 2017 at Walt Disney World (5:53-12:35) Pandora

Episode 1107 - Very Unique Experiences at Walt Disney World (5:38-10:19) Lucky the Dinosaur

Episode 1101 - Mike & Rikki Talk Disney News (23:48-36:26) Pandora

Episode 1087 - Treehouses, Old Key West, DVC Life (30:09-31:40) Expedition Everest

Episode 1086 - Breaking Down an Itinerary (29:16-34:46)

Episode 1053 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? (12:52-15:57) Nighttime Kilimanjaro Safaris

Episode 1038 - 5 New Things from Mike’s Walt Disney World Vacation (32:04-36:26) Nomad Lounge & Cocktail Bar

Episode 1032 - Rikki’s Reviews Animal Kingdom at Night and Disney Springs (6:34-22:10) Nighttime safari and entertainment

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (13:20-23:52)

Episode 928 - Beach Club, November Fun and Friends (14:34-15:11)

Episode 829 - A Very Grand Gathering to Celebrate Retirement (19:35-20:56) Flights of Wonder

Episode 808 - Coronado Springs Business Class August 2014 Trip (13:01-15:28)

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (27:27-30:49)

Episode 745 - Father & Son Sharing the Magic (4:00-6:56)

Episode 720 - Flame Tree Barbecue

Episode 664 - 10-Night Off-site Visit to Central Florida Attractions (32:28-35:49) Everest

Episode 661 - Unexpected Magic with Family and Friends (17:42-19:25)

Episode 652 - Pop Century & Beach Club Family Fun (12:43-15:07)

Episode 636 - Current Walt Disney World Topics (25:36-28:47) Festival of the Lion King

Episode 612 - Changes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom & GAC Program (To 21:13)

Episode 580 - Extended & Couples Trip at 3 WDW Resorts (24:20-27:05)

Episode 496: Virtual Holiday WDW Walkaround (13:10-15:00)

Episode 391: 3 Hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Episode 331: 5 Senses of Disney's Animal Kingdom

Episode 257 - A Virtual Trip Through Asia at Animal Kingdom

Episode 199 - Live Show from Flame Tree BBQ

Episode 81 - Live Show From Animal Kingdom
See Special WDW Activities and Programs for discussion of Nighttime Activities and Wilderness Explorers

Listener Questions
Episode 1247 - Listener Questions
-13:59 Sabrina asks about about Wild Africa Trek for a child with a fear of heights, and other activities at the Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 1220 - Listener Questions
-22:10 Emily from West Virginia asks about riding the Pandora attractions without a FastPass Plus reservation as an on-site guest

Episode 1214 - Listener Questions
-31:48 Amy asks about FastPass Plus protocol with the Pandora attractions

Episode 1205 - Listener Questions
-31:03 Michelle asks if she should tour the Magic Kingdom or the Animal Kingdom at night, especially considering Pandora. Pam mentions the Magic Kingdom's Happily Ever After fireworks show

Episode 1193 - Listener Questions
-29:50 Tom and Susan from Ohio ask about Pandora admission protocol

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-20:25 Beth recaps her trip to Marceline, Missouri and asks when the November schedule for Rivers of Light will be released such that she can book a dinner package. The hosts discuss FastPass Plus protocol for Pandora

Episode 1178 - Listener Questions
-28:59 Shawn from Florida asks about touring Pandora as an offsite guest at park opening

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-32:35 Diane from New Jersey ponders FastPass Plus strategies for experiencing the two attractions in Pandora—The World of Avatar

Episode 1166 - Listener Questions
-24:00 Laura asks about celebrating a 25th birthday at Walt Disney World as an animal rights advocate. Mike recommends the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, Rikki discusses tours at the Animal Kingdom, and Pam discusses tours at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 1151 - Listener Questions
-3:47 Samantha from the UK asks if she should take a break during a full day at the Animal Kingdom. Samantha also ponders dinner options at the Animal Kingdom prior to Rivers of Light

Episode 1136 - Listener Questions
-42:13 Chris from Tennessee asks about Disney characters being incorporated into Pandora

Episode 1133 - Listener Questions
-5:38 Evan from Alabama ponders respective soft openings for the Magic Kingdom's new fireworks show, Happily Ever After, and for Pandora

Episode 1130 - Listener Questions
-22:00 Caleb from Texas wonders if Disney will implement a tiered FastPass Plus system at the Animal Kingdom after Pandora opens

Episode 1083 - More #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-9:34 Wade asks if he should see the Animal Kingdom's nighttime activities during Wine & Dine Weekend
-24:28 Ashley from Arkansas discusses Kali River Rapids and asks the hosts if there are any attractions that they never want to ride again
-32:27 Madeline asks about the progress of Pandora at the Animal Kingdom

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-33:46 Amy from Pennsylvania asks if the nighttime activities at the Animal Kingdom are worth skipping a second day at Epcot to enjoy. Soarin' wait times are discussed

Episode 1046 - Listener Questions
-7:32 Jamie Lee wonders if the Animal Kingdom's nighttime activities will continue past the summer months

Episode 1040 - Listener Questions
-34:36 Stacy asks if she should do Disney's Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom

Episode 1016 - Listener Questions
-4:57 The panel discusses the numerous new food options at Disney Springs. Pam talks about table service dining at the Animal Kingdom and Skipper Canteen at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 947 - Listener Questions
-15:20 Melissa from Hawaii asks about shows at Walt Disney World. Festival of the Lion King is discussed

Episode 944 - Listener Questions
-4:07 Paul from Ohio asks about doing Animal Kingdom and Animal Kingdom Lodge on the same day using Disney transportation or Uber. Paul wonders if he should go to Animal Kingdom Lodge in the evening after leaving Animal Kingdom or in the afternoon before returning to the park. Rivers of Light is discussed, as are dining options

Episode 875 - Listener Questions
-31:07 Jeffrey from Maine asks about Cast Member off days, especially in regards to Finding Nemo: The Musical

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-6:39 Dibi and Amy want to do four parks in one day with their boys during spring break in March using only Disney transportation. They want an "iconic" snack suggestion for the Animal Kingdom

Episode 779 - Listener Questions
-26:46 Joselin from Massachusetts asks if she should postpone future trips until construction at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios is completed. She also ponders budgeting tips.

Episode 719 - Listener Questions
-4:28 Jamie Lee from Canada mentions locations to nap in the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom

Episode 674 - Listener Questions
-20:22 Jamie Lee from Canada describes an Animal Kingdom setting based on Episode 657 - A Lesson in WDW Settings

Episode 605 - Listener Questions
-6:23 Jeff shares a positive cast member experience at Animal Kingdom

Episode 572 - Listener Questions
-3:17 Janet from Florida asks for snack recommendations at Animal Kingdom

Attractions Generally

Major Episodes
Episode 1230 - Where To Hang Your Fastpasses

Episode 1212 - The Next 3

Episode 1200 - Wedway Radio and BOGP Play for Charity (27:17-30:19)

Episode 1140 - Making the Most of Memory Maker (29:50-33:41) On-ride photographs

Episode 1063 - 35 Attractions for 35 Years

Episode 1053 - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Episode 876 - Water, Water Everywhere! (31:54-35:46)

Episode 868 - Wedway Radio Meets BOGP 2014 Edition (13:15-21:40; 28:32-37:01; 43:58-48:42)

Episode 858 - Just a Bit Better (Improving attractions)

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (Alternatives)

Episode 843 - Fastpass Plus Strategies

Episode 774 - 2014 Halloween Extravaganza

Episode 687 - Mount Rushmore of WDW Attractions

Episode 644 - Looking Back on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014 (After 34:40)

Episode 630 - Leftover WDW Attractions

Episode 573 - Best Experiences For Your Princess (17:21-21:24)

Episode 564 - WDW Participation Shows

Episode 364: Fastpass

Episode 358: Favorite WDW Attraction Scenes

Episode 240 - Favorite Ride Vehicles

Episode 170 - Top 3 Lines from Attractions

Episode 156 - 3D Experiences at WDW

Episode 124 - Underappreciated Attractions

Episode 110 - Scary Attractions for Kids

Episode 17: One Ride, One Show, Four Parks

Listener Questions
Episode 1244 - Listener Questions
-37:01 Brian from Illinois asks if Disney enforces age restrictions on attractions if the height requirement is met

Episode 1205 - Listener Questions
-11:48 Sarah asks the hosts to name their favorite overlooked attraction at Walt Disney World

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-10:57 Patricia discusses how Disney removes inappropriate visuals from on-ride photographs

Episode 1166 - Listener Questions
-37:39 Jennifer from Canada shares a story regarding on-ride photographs

Episode 1130 - Listener Questions
-10:21 Erin from New Jersey asks about touring all four parks in one day over Easter break, focusing primarily on non-headliner attractions

Episode 1115 - Listener Questions
-4:36 Paul from the UK asks the hosts to name defunct attractions at the time of their first trips that they wish they could have experienced, defunct attractions that they have experienced and miss, and current attractions that they would miss if removed. Mike adds resorts to the equation

Episode 1083 - More #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-24:28 Ashley from Arkansas discusses Kali River Rapids and asks the hosts if there are any attractions that they never want to ride again

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-9:47 James from Indiana asks about the Ultimate Day of Thrills VIP Tour, which covers the E-ticket attractions at the Magic Kingdom, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom

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 1007 - Listener Questions
-20:05 Christie talks about her attempt to ride 35 attractions in one day for her anniversary

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-22:26 Kelly seeks tips for experiencing an attraction's opening day, Rivers of Light in this case. The postponement of Rivers of Light's debut is discussed

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-8:25 Christie seeks a plan to ride 35 attractions in one day at Walt Disney World to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary
-27:47 Sharon wonders when Soarin' will reopen and how attraction debuts and reopenings are handled at Walt Disney World, especially in terms of FastPass Plus

Episode 947 - Listener Questions
-15:20 Melissa from Hawaii asks about shows at Walt Disney World. Festival of the Lion King is discussed
-22:17 Jason discusses in-park kennels at attractions for service animals
-31:39 Van asks the hosts to pick one attraction to hypothetically ride for an entire trip

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
-21:37 Brad asks the hosts to name one defunct attraction that they would bring back to Walt Disney World

Episode 887 - Listener Questions
-4:46 Taran from South Carolina shares her experiences with making FastPass Plus reservations for shows and nighttime spectaculars, including the corresponding time windows

Episode 863 - Listener Questions
-11:54 Pamela from Alabama asks about park hopping to experience the thrill rides at the Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Hollywood Studios in one day

Episode 848 - Listener Questions
-18:36 Renee ponders attractions she should experience because they might close soon. Nighttime spectaculars are discussed

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 820 - Listener Questions
-14:06 Erica from Indiana asks the hosts to nominate one attraction to remove from each park

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

Episode 773 - Listener Questions
-21:04 Steve asks the hosts to name their favorite ride, restaurant, and show at WDW. He also suggests a series of shows about the individual World Showcase pavilions. Episode 669 focused on the Canada Pavilion

Episode 752 - Listener Questions
-2:50 Ben from Georgia asks if guests can safely raise their arms on Disney attractions

Episode 750 - Even More Listener Questions
-3:37 Brock from Texas ponders must-do attractions for adults at WDW. Brock also asks if he should utilize DVC points for a two-night birthday stay. Mike recommends staying at the Contemporary Resort

Episode 725 - Listener Questions
-7:46 Darren from Texas asks why Disney has never created an attraction based on "Lady and the Tramp"

Episode 689 - Listener Questions
-25:28 Vicki from the UK asks about linking a group's FastPass Plus reservations through the My Disney Experience App, especially in regards to thrill rides

Episode 629 - Listener Questions
-12:44 Melissa from Wisconsin asks about Disney thrill rides, specifically for people who are nervous about experiencing them.

Episode 596 - Listener Questions
-7:06 George from Arizona asks the hosts about handling the permanent closure of favorite attractions

Episode 563 - Listener Questions
-10:59 Kyle ponders the best and worst attractions to be stuck on

Episode 557 - Listener Questions
-16:30 jenmichigan asks what movie that doesn't have an attraction based on it is best suited for one

Episode 554 - Listener Questions
-20:22 Tracy asks for "hidden gems" in the parks

Episode 545 - Listener Questions
-6:31 George from the UK (bloggerdisney) asks the panel to name Disney attractions not currently in WDW that they would like to see incorporated.

Episode 529 - Listener Questions
-9:00 Nate from Missouri asks about Disney bringing back defunct attractions

Character Meets

Major Episodes
Episode 1216 - Multi-Generational Trip to Bay Lake Towers (16:17-18:20; 26:38-27:40) Talking Mickey, and Minnie

Episode 1156 - Bachelor Party at Walt Disney World (25:44-26:43) Donald and Daisy Duck

Episode 1126 - Disney’s Boardwalk Villas & Yacht Club Resort (24:52-26:55) Talking Mickey

Episode 1075 - Bachelorette Party at the Boardwalk (21:32-22:49) Daisy Duck

Episode 1071 - Rikki’s Polynesian Stay and Food & Wine Festival Preview (14:04-18:11) Big Hero 6

Episode 1038 - 5 New Things from Mike’s Walt Disney World Vacation (14:48-16:39) Chewbacca and Kylo Ren

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (37:30-39:06) Talking Mickey

Episode 982 - Family of 7 at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (12:27-14:28)

Episode 972 - Everything But Running (28:46-30:10) Baymax

Episode 934 - Toddler’s First Trip (10:07-13:22; 23:16-25:43)

Episode 892 - Mike’s Summer WDW Vacation Thoughts (30:27-31:11) Anna and Elsa

Episode 877 - Bay Lake Tower, Anniversary and First-timers Celebration (19:59-21:42) Alice

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (11:05-13:03) Mickey

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

Episode 814 - Hour 6 of 12-Hour Live Show with Len Testa (41:55-47:20) Anna and Elsa

Episode 745 - Father & Son Sharing the Magic (8:58-10:41)

Episode 679 - Embassy Suites Orlando and a 3-Month Old Princess (23:34-24:48)

Episode 660 - The Be Our Guest Restaurant (13:59-15:41)

Episode 573 - Best Experiences For Your Princess (21:25-22:44)

Episode 568 - Teens, Infant, and Spring Break at Pop Century (17:02-18:10)

Listener Questions
Episode 1214 - Listener Questions
-9:50 Missy from Pennsylvania asks if characters no longer sign autograph books at Crystal Palace and/or other Disney character meals

Episode 1211 - Listener Questions
-34:57 Donny asks about visiting Art of Animation just to view Cars decor. Rikki mentions a related meet-and-greet at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1112 - Listener Questions
-16:03 Cherie from New Jersey shares a Jersey Week trip report, including the Wilderness Lodge and meeting Star Wars characters at Disney's Hollywood Studios

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 1082 - #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-25:03 Jay asks if he can meet Phineas and Ferb in the parks

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-35:24 Elizabeth from Illinois asks if she can get a photo with Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle

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 1028 - Listener Questions
-21:21 George asks Mike which characters he is looking forward to meeting in Star Warsland

Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-10:40 Belinda from Missouri asks if the Anna and Elsa meet and greet at the Magic Kingdom will close when Epcot's Anna and Elsa meet opens. FastPass Plus protocol at Epcot is discussed
-14:47 Belinda from Missouri asks about the queue setup at Epcot's Character Spot

Episode 989 - Listener Questions
-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 971 - Listener Questions
-23:42 Heather from New Hampshire asks if it's realistically possible to meet Anna and Elsa directly after an 8:15 breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant

Episode 956 - Listener Questions
-22:02 Katie ponders a day at Disney World where characters are situated outside their usual lands

Episode 914 - Listener Questions
-5:52 Kristen from West Virginia asks if she should utilize her FastPass Plus for meeting Anna and Elsa or attend her ADR at Ohana, as she inadvertently overlapped the two options. Kristen also wonders if she can arrive late for the ADR

Episode 911 - Listener Questions
-7:28 A listener wonders if FastPass Plus reservations for Anna and Elsa meets, and Main Street Electrical Parade have any chance of becoming available closer to his or her vacation date. Mike recommends making FastPass Plus reservations for the later dates of a vacation first

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-26:06 Ann from Virginia asks if an Extra Magic Hour day is better to meet Anna and Elsa at rope drop than a regular day. Debbie suggests checking for FastPass Plus cancellations.

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-24:03 Jan talks about meeting characters dressed in Christmas attire. She recommends Kenny the Pirate's character website

Episode 791 - Listener Questions
-20:00 Melissa from Texas asks where she can find characters wearing holiday attire

Episode 755 - Listener Questions
-22:01 Robin from North Carolina asks about meeting fairies at WDW

Episode 748 - Listener Questions
-4:28 Michael from Michigan questions the FastPass test that Disney utilized in an attempt to lower wait times to meet Anna and Elsa

Episode 743 - Listener Questions
-9:24 Alicia asks why Disney is maintaining long queues for meets with Anna and Elsa instead of adding more meets

Episode 632 - Listener Questions
-14:51 Tom from Minnesota asks about FastPass Plus protocol for character meets
See Also: Dining for discussion of character meals

Closures

Listener Questions
Episode 1082 - #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-12:31 James from Indiana wonders when the Magic Kingdom usually closes for capacity on New Year's Eve. James also asks about touring on New Year's Eve, including making ADRs and FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-34:28 Kimberly from Iowa asks about weather and ride closures at Walt Disney World during the winter

Episode 872 - Listener Questions
-24:00 Hanna from England wonders what time Epcot typically closes for capacity on the 4th of July
-33:43 Janice and Ed from Pennsylvania ask what happens if a FastPass Plus reservation is curtailed due to a ride closure

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-10:46 Ann from Virginia asks if the Pirate Tutorial show will still occur during the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean refurb

Episode 832 - Listener Questions
-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 740 - Listener Questions
-22:37 Amy asks about crowds and park closures on New Year's Eve, especially concerning an evening ADR at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 659 - Listener Questions
-14:26 Christie from Washington asks if she should change her Disneyland trip to summer such as to avoid major attraction refurbishments

Episode 656 - Listener Questions
-22:55 Theresa ponders good months to tour WDW when the crowds and temperature are manageable and few attractions are down for refurbishment.

Episode 635 - Listener Questions
-24:15 Matt from South Carolina ponders the attractions that will be down for refurbishment in late February and early March

Episode 590 - Listener Questions
-15:12 Russell from New York asks about the logistics of park closures during busy times of year. The panel discusses the different phases of closure.
See Also Trip Planning for shows about touring during crowded times

Disney's Hollywood Studios

Major Episodes
Episode 1251 - Pam talks Pop Century Refurbishment, Cabins at Ft. Wilderness, Mobile Ordering & More (18:53-25:39)

Episode 1245 - Mike & Rikki Dish the Disney News (19:43-24:50) Toy Story Land

Episode 1242 - Rikki’s Walt Disney World Fall Adventure (24:26-28:33)

Episode 1239 - WDW Holiday Season 2017 Preview (22:33-25:21)

Episode 1212 - The Next 3 (28:13-32:25)

Episode 1182 - The Music of Pixar LIVE! & More at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Episode 1107 - Very Unique Experiences at Walt Disney World (10:20-17:49) Monster Sound Show; American Idol Experience; Luxo the Lamp

Episode 1105 - The Walt Disney World That Never Was (After 36:27) Roger Rabbit Expansion

Episode 1086 - Breaking Down an Itinerary (11:17-15:47)

Episode 1053 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? (After 33:15) Toy Story Midway Mania

Episode 1045 - Bay Lake Towers with Extended Family in February (9:17-10:06) Toddlers

Episode 1041 - Mike’s Disney Cruise, Animal Kingdom Lodge & More (9:47-18:55)

Episode 1026 - Rikki’s Summer 2016 Kick-off Trip, Part 1 (10:47-18:37)

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (6:17-11:26; After 37:12)

Episode 960 - More Oddsmakers for 2016 (After 24:37) Lights, Motors, Action Stunt Show closing?

Episode 940 - Disney’s Hollywood Studios Over the Next 10 Years

Episode 834 - Talking runDisney, Canada, and More with Brett Young (16:03-18:03) Sorcerer's Hat removal

Episode 778 - Pop Century, 1st Timer, Summer Heat and Harry Potter (12:30-13:39) Sorcerer's Hat removal

Episode 765 - Losing One’s Identity

Episode 762 - Mike & Rikki in the Morning (5:25-6:32) Backlot Tour closure

Episode 726 - #FrozenFun Summer Event at DHS

Episode 711 - Location Matters at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Attraction seating)

Episode 678 - Location Matters in the Magic Kingdom (11:44-12:38) Muppet Vision 3D

Episode 666 - Top 6 Experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine (20:42-23:53) Theater attractions and crowds

Episode 622 - 3-Day Trip Staying at the Dolphin (20:09-22:52)

Episode 412: Top 3 Family Attractions at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 393: 3 Hours in Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 336: Five Senses of Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 264 - 50’s Prime Time Cafe

Episode 261 - A Virtual Trip to Sunset Blvd. at DHS

Episode 239 - 21st Birthday, American Idol Experience, Pop Century

Episode 104 - American Idol Experience and Kim Possible Adventure

Episode 94 - Dining at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Episode 28: Touring Disney's Hollywood Studios

Listener Questions
Episode 1247 - Listener Questions
-37:11 Michael from Canada asks about Toy Story Land's projected opening date

Episode 1235 - Listener Questions
-11:15 Emily from Texas asks if a half-day is enough time to spend at Disney's Hollywood Studios considering the park's current condition

Episode 1205 - Listener Questions
-26:15 Sandy asks about touring Disney's Hollywood Studios after the Great Movie Ride's closure

Episode 1118 - Listener Questions
-25:16 Michael from Canada asks when the Toy Story expansion to Disney's Hollywood Studios will open

Episode 1085 - Listener Questions
-19:36 Barry from New Jersey recaps a recent experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios. The defunct Osborne Lights, and Christmas decorations, are discussed

Episode 1083 - More #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-34:49 Max from Minnesota asks if Disney's Hollywood Studios is worth visiting now

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 1040 - Listener Questions
-34:36 Stacy asks if she should do Disney's Hollywood Studios or Animal Kingdom

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-25:27 Leanne from California asks if Disney's Hollywood Studios is worth going to now for a first-time visitor who has experienced Disney's California Adventure

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 884 - Listener Questions
-31:39 Sarah from Tennessee asks about the schedule for the Frozen Fireworks and Fantasmic at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 875 - Listener Questions
-10:02 Alex from Australia seeks tips for touring Hollywood Studios amidst the ongoing construction

Episode 869 - Listener Questions
-5:02 Debbie talks about recent changes to the Great Movie Ride

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-11:20 Dibi and Amy ask what the icon of Hollywood Studios will be once the Sorcerer's Hat is removed. They also ponder an "iconic" snack for the park

Episode 789 - More Listener Questions
-13:22 Rachel from New York asks about the future of Disney's Hollywood Studios. The Great Movie Ride is discussed at length
-20:56 Rachel from New York seeks the best counter service restaurant at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Pam mentions the Brown Derby Lounge

Episode 779 - Listener Questions
-26:46 Joselin from Massachusetts asks if she should postpone future trips until construction at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios is completed. She also ponders budgeting tips.

Episode 626 - Listener Questions
-18:59 Mike and Rikki discuss the closing of Sid Cahuenga's at DHS

Episode 608 - Listener Questions
-7:33 Jason asks about the elimination of the Hollywood Studios Sorcerer Hat from 2014 park merchandise

Episode 578 - Listener Questions
-23:49 James from Texas asks for an update on the rumored Carsland expansion to DHS

See Also Special WDW Activities and Programs for shows about everything Star Wars, Fantasmic, Osborne Lights, Races, and other special events

Disney Springs (Formerly "Downtown Disney")

Major Episodes
Episode 1248 - What Would You Bring Back? (13:18-19:14) Adventurers Club

Episode 1234 - Traveling from Canada to Riverside for an Adult Trip (24:02-28:29)

Episode 1177 - Party of 8 at Walt Disney World for the First Time (27:22-29:56)

Episode 1158 - Geyser Point, Flower & Garden Festival, Toothsome & More with Rikki (11:00-13:44) Road to the Races Cars 3 exhibit

Episode 1153 - Pop Century, Blizzard Beach, Resort Hopping over Memorial Day Holiday (13:34-16:29)

Episode 1116 - Rikki’s 2016 Walt Disney World Christmas Adventure (18:46-28:03)

Episode 1113 - Wrapping Up 2016 at Walt Disney World (30:55-40:30)

Episode 1108 - Pop Century in the Spring for 10 Days (19:45-22:27)

Episode 1098 - New Holiday Offerings at Walt Disney World (After 22:24)

Episode 1060 - Girls Weekend at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (24:12-27:12)

Episode 1047 - AbracadaBar, Coca-Cola Store, and More! (24:50-31:53) World of Coca-Cola

Episode 1033 - Disney Springs Dining Reviews with Chef Todd (After 19:46)

Episode 1032 - Rikki’s Reviews Animal Kingdom at Night and Disney Springs (After 22:12)

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (11:27-13:19; 36:17-37:05)

Episode 990 - Pam’s Disney Magic & 3 Resort Flower & Garden Getaway (32:36-33:53) Disney TAG (Travel-Accessories-Gear) shop

Episode 972 - Everything But Running (27:51-28:45) Ganachery Chocolate Shop

Episode 942 - Best WDW Shopping Experiences (18:07-20:38) World of Disney

Episode 918 - Welcome Disney Springs and Jock Lindsey

Episode 915 - The Agent Education Experience (21:21-22:55)

Episode 904 - Hour 2 of 2015 12-Hour Live Show with Deb Wills (49:04-57:06)

Episode 876 - Water, Water Everywhere! (27:58-29:13)

Episode 831 - Disney Springs Update with Dean

Episode 762 - Mike & Rikki in the Morning (22:42-29:41)

Episode 745 - Father & Son Sharing the Magic (15:55-17:27) Transportation and T-Rex Cafe

Episode 652 - Pop Century & Beach Club Family Fun (17:00-21:24)

Episode 636 - Current Walt Disney World Topics (10:32-15:03) Disney Springs Project

Episode 634 - Disney Land & Sea Family Fun ARRIVAL DAY (7:29-9:49)

Episode 624 - WDW Holidays: Undiscovered (10:27-13:30)

Episode 561 - Earl of Sandwich

Episode 547 - Port Orleans Riverside & Great Cast Members (28:05-30:20)

Episode 537 - Summer 2013 Preview CARS WEEKEND (16:47-19:15)

Episode 524 - Disney Springs Project

Episode 511: All Star Movies and Birthday Celebrations (33:10-36:30)

Episode 410: Top 3 Things to Do at Downtown Disney

Episode 228 - Downtown Disney

Listener Questions
Episode 1238 - Listener Questions
-22:27 Chris from Pennsylvania asks about non-park activities with preteen children on New Year's Eve. Fireworks and Disney Springs are discussed

Episode 1235 - Listener Questions
-5:55 Michael ponders non-park activities for two adults. Lounges, tours of Jiko and Boma, and Disney Springs are discussed
-29:22 Carrie from New Hampshire seeks good activities for toddlers on a first night at Disney. Disney Springs is discussed. Carrie also asks if her party should take an entire off day from the parks during its seven-day trip

Episode 1214 - Listener Questions
-4:18 Nick from Ohio ponders anniversary activities at Disney Springs. Amphicars and bars are discussed

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

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-8:51 Erin ponders arrival day activities at or near Port Orleans Riverside with two children, ages seven and five. Disney Springs is discussed

Episode 1181 - Listener Questions
-23:35 Melanie from Indiana ponders good activities at Disney Springs for a toddler

Episode 1061 - Listener Questions
-20:17 Becky from the UK seeks tips for newbies to Walt Disney World, and asks about Saratoga Springs and good restaurants. Mike and Rikki discuss Disney Springs, 50's Primetime Cafe, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and Chef Art Smith's Homecoming
-38:30 Rikki discusses a new transportation route to Disney Springs from the theme parks

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-15:33 Mike asks if he should explore Disney Springs and some resorts, visit a Disney water park, or buy a one-day ticket to Epcot to kill a few hours before his wife arrives in Orlando for their October vacation

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-11:32 Stacey asks if Disney gift cards can be used at Disney Springs's shops

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-39:44 Jennifer and Greg ask about must do experiences at Disney Springs

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 827 - Listener Questions
-13:40 Chris from Massachusetts asks if using a gift card to pay for meals is a better option than the Dining Plan if Free Dining is not offered. He also asks about Disney Springs; Rikki mentions forthcoming restaurants

Episode 820 - Listener Questions
-19:39 Carol from Georgia asks if Disney offers any transportation between resorts after the parks close. Mike says you can transfer through Downtown Disney but recommends taking a cab or driving

Episode 812 - Listener Questions
-16:45 Ashley from Georgia asks if she should drive or take Disney transportation to the parks and Downtown Disney
See Also Special WDW Programs and Activites for discussion of Cirque du Soleil: La Nouba, DisneyQuest, Splitsville, and other specific activities; and "Packages: Photography" under Trip Planning for the Disney Springs PhotoPass Service Studio

Epcot

Major Episodes
Episode 1245 - Mike & Rikki Dish the Disney News (12:03-19:36) Innoventions

Episode 1243 - Honeymoon at the Yacht Club from the United Kingdom (13:15-18:36)

Episode 1242 - Rikki’s Walt Disney World Fall Adventure (28:34-40:22)

Episode 1239 - WDW Holiday Season 2017 Preview (25:27-29:12)

Episode 1216 - Multi-Generational Trip to Bay Lake Towers (23:44-26:17)

Episode 1212 - The Next 3 (15:06-17:39; 23:48-28:09)

Episode 1206 - Experiencing the Best of World Showcase

Episode 1201 - Wine & Dine Week at Caribbean Beach and Saratoga Springs Resorts (9:01-10:21) Frozen Ever After

Episode 1197 - Disney’s Aulani Resort for the Walt Disney World Fan (3:31-9:23)

Episode 1146 - 9 “Outside The Box” Tips for 9 Years (11:29-14:21) World Showcase

Episode 1126 - Disney’s Boardwalk Villas & Yacht Club Resort (17:08-20:50)

Episode 1113 - Wrapping Up 2016 at Walt Disney World (9:26-13:52) Frozen Ever After

Episode 1105 - The Walt Disney World That Never Was (10:59-23:09) Frozen Ever After/Enchanted Snow Palace; and EPCOT Center

Episode 1068 - Would You Rather? (31:51-36:56) World Showcase films

Episode 1053 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? (9:42-12:44; 19:06-22:26) Frozen Ever After and Soarin' Around the World

Episode 1051 - Party of 8 at Grand Floridian Villas Who Awaken Summer (15:50-25:01) DVC Lounge, touring, and Soarin'

Episode 1042 - 2016 Food & Wine Festival Preview Event

Episode 1041 - Mike’s Disney Cruise, Animal Kingdom Lodge & More (39:45-45:46) DVC Member Lounge and Frozen Ever After

Episode 1038 - 5 New Things from Mike’s Walt Disney World Vacation (20:46-29:17) Soarin' Around the World and Frozen Ever After

Episode 1035 - The American Adventure

Episode 1026 - Rikki’s Summer 2016 Kick-off Trip, Part 1 (5:35-10:26) Soarin' and Turtle Talk with Crush changes

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (24:02-36:17) Frozen expansion and Soarin'

Episode 937 - Father/Daughter Trip with Early December Magic (18:49-19:48) Walk from Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 933 - Time To Go Soarin’!

Episode 924 - I Miss __ at Walt Disney World Today (29:22-31:41) Beaver Tails snack in Canada (defunct)

Episode 922 - Last Minute Trip to See Osborne Lights (14:47-25:59) New Year's Eve

Episode 921 - Changes to WDW Annual Passholder Prices and Structure (11:17-11:41) After 4 pass

Episode 915 - The Agent Education Experience (28:28-29:15) Mouse Gear odor

Episode 901 - 30 Years Between Disney Trips (10:51-14:18)

Episode 885 - Touring Germany in Epcot

Episode 882 - Location Matters at Epcot

Episode 876 - Water, Water Everywhere! (29:18-29:56; After 35:47)

Episode 837 - Jungle Cruise Restaurant, Innoventions Changes with Listener Dean (13:47-20:11)

Episode 834 - Talking runDisney, Canada, and More with Brett Young (18:03-22:44)

Episode 828 - Disney College Program, Getting Married on Castaway Cay & More (30:36-32:06) Living with the Land

Episode 813 - Debbie Wilderness Lodge Villas Staycation (11:09-17:16) Especially ornaments at Germany and Stave Church at Norway

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (23:05-27:25)

Episode 762 - Mike & Rikki in the Morning (6:44-10:32) Maelstrom change to Frozen

Episode 756 - Villains Arrive, Off-Kilter, Mo’Rockin Go (4:44-18:10)

Episode 745 - Father & Son Sharing the Magic (11:52-14:30)

Episode 714 - Location Matters at Epcot (Attraction seating)

Episode 696 - Katsura Grill

Episode 672 - Top 6 Experiences at Epcot

Episode 669 - O Canada!

Episode 637 - A Trip for a Princess (20:11-24:25)

Episode 622 - 3-Day Trip Staying at the Dolphin (10:04-16:08) Includes discussion of entering through International Gateway

Episode 595 - Friends Visiting over Easter Break (12:07-15:02)

Episode 547 - Port Orleans Riverside & Great Cast Members-TEST TRACK AND WORLD SHOWCASE DURING HOLIDAY (11:48-18:32)

Episode 541 - Two Amazing WDW Trips-TEST TRACK (25:30-28:24)

Episode 522 - Coral Reef Restaurant

Episode 518 - Walt Disney World Queues (After 36:40)

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

Episode 498: New Fantasyland, Test Track, Splitsville & More! (26:16-36:12)

Episode 496: Virtual Holiday WDW Walkaround (17:25-20:20 )

Episode 477: Happy Birthday Epcot

Episode 374: 3 Hours in Epcot

Episode 360: Plussing Epcot

Episode 352: Five Senses of Epcot

Episode 338: Tough Disney Choices- Epcot Edition

Episode 335: Sunshine Seasons

Episode 104 - American Idol Experience and Kim Possible Adventure

Episode 23: A Walk Around World Showcase

Episode 21: Touring Epcot's Future World

Listener Questions
Episode 1247 - Listener Questions
-20:41 Sabrina asks about touring Epcot in one day

Episode 1244 - Listener Questions
-23:16 Jennifer asks about touring the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with FastPass Plus reservations on the same day

Episode 1214 - Listener Questions
-17:11 Lauren from Texas wonders if she should make FastPass Plus reservations for Frozen Ever After or for Soarin'

Episode 1211 - Listener Questions
-15:11 Andrew from California ponders romantic spots in World Showcase during the Food and Wine Festival. The Boardwalk is discussed. Andrew also asks about visiting Walt Disney World as a Disneyland veteran.

Episode 1205 - Listener Questions
-19:55 Megan asks about the changes to Mission: Space. FastPass Plus is discussed
-36:42 Kyle asks if there will be soft openings for the Mission: Space updates
-42:43 Lisa asks about quietly proposing in the UK Pavilion at Epcot with a PhotoPass photographer on hand

Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-24:41 Jacob ponders how many days his party, which has not visited Walt Disney World since 2003, should spend at each park and Downtown Disney. Epcot is especially discussed

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-18:20 Matt decides between Soarin' and Frozen Ever After for a child who prefers thrill rides

Episode 1148 - Listener Questions
-23:36 AJ from Georgia requests an updated episode on Disney restrooms. AJ asks about touring Epcot on a single day during the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-24:55 Madeline from Pennsylvania asks if the new Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at the Wilderness Lodge will be similar to the Treehouse Villas. Madeline also asks about the future of Universe of Energy. Renovations to the Disney Fantasy are discussed

Episode 1121 - Listener Questions
-4:18 John from Pennsylvania wonders if he can watch part of the AFC Championship Game at Epcot and if he is likely to meet any NFL players in Orlando for the Pro Bowl. Rikki recommends ESPN Club, Big River Grill, and the Epcot resort lounges; and Mike mentions the Atlantic Dance Hall

Episode 1099 - Mike Takes Your Questions Live
-26:02 Ed from New York asks about FastPass Plus strategy at Epcot

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-33:46 Amy from Pennsylvania asks if the nighttime activities at the Animal Kingdom are worth skipping a second day at Epcot to enjoy. Soarin' wait times are discussed

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-4:44 Maria from Pennsylvania asks about making bonus FastPass Plus reservations at Epcot, where the attractions are tiered
-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 1058 - Listener Questions
-15:33 Mike asks if he should explore Disney Springs and some resorts, visit a Disney water park, or buy a one-day ticket to Epcot to kill a few hours before his wife arrives in Orlando for their October vacation

Episode 1049 - Listener Questions
-13:50 Christine recalls a fishing excursion at Walt Disney World, including a journey into Epcot

Episode 1022 - Listener Questions
-9:17 Susie from Texas ruminates on Epcot crowd levels on June 17, with the new Soarin' film debuting, and seeks touring strategies for that day. The debut of Frozen Ever After is also discussed

Episode 1019 - Listener Questions
-5:34 Drew shares two mini trip reports. He discusses the transportation from and the swimming pool at the Boardwalk Inn; optimal rooms at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for animal viewing; the Impressions de France film at Epcot's World Showcase; appetizers at California Grill; and using Uber to move between resorts

Episode 1013 - Listener Questions
-15:00 Maria from Pennsylvania asks about scheduling Soarin' and Test Track around Epcot's new Frozen attraction using FastPass Plus

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-27:47 Sharon wonders when Soarin' will reopen and how attraction debuts and reopenings are handled at Walt Disney World, especially in terms of FastPass Plus

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
-10:12 Angie wonders if the Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights might relocate to Epcot
-28:02 Vikki from England asks if Epcot's upcoming attractions will cause a change in its FastPass Plus tiering system

Episode 947 - Listener Questions
-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 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 935 - Listener Questions
-35:23 Sylma talks about the skunk smell on Journey Into Imagination With Figment

Episode 932 - Listener Questions
-25:15 Jan from Indiana shares a trip report from her April vacation to Walt Disney World. The Disney Dining Plan, the Hollywood Brown Derby, Le Cellier, World Showcase touring, the Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour, and Sanaa are discussed

Episode 926 - Listener Questions
-31:39 TJ asks if he should drive to Epcot on New Year's Eve or take Disney transportation

Episode 908 - Listener Questions
-24:28 Steven from Iowa asks if Epcot ever had a parade

Episode 888 - More Listener Questions
-17:01 Justine asks about touring Walt Disney World for one day without entering the parks. The panel mentions discounted convention tickets for the parks. Epcot is discussed

Episode 881 - Listener Questions
-10:50 Erin from New York ponders the best non-alcoholic drink in each World Showcase pavilion, as well as in the other parks

Episode 860 - Listener Questions
-21:11 Brian from North Carolina seeks free activities at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot such that a school group can create souvenirs

Episode 830 - Listener Questions
-18:59 Kyle from South Carolina asks if he can buy food at one World Showcase counter service restaurant and eat the meal in another pavilion

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-13:06 Dibi and Amy discuss their plans for Epcot. Mike and Rikki ponder an "iconic" snack for Epcot

Episode 785 - Listener Questions
-10:24 James from Texas ponders the removal of Maelstrom in favor of a "Frozen" attraction

Episode 773 - Listener Questions
-21:04 Steve asks the hosts to name their favorite ride, restaurant, and show at WDW. He also suggests a series of shows about the individual World Showcase pavilions. Episode 669 focused on the Canada Pavilion

Episode 638 - Listener Questions
-15:04 Jamie Lee from Canada asks if and when the Imagination Pavilion is closing

Episode 629 - Listener Questions
-7:24 James shares his experience with lingering for Epcot's Evening Extra Magic Hours as an offsite guest

Episode 602 - Listener Questions
-7:39 Keith asks what the future holds for Epcot's Imagination Pavilion

Episode 593 - Listener Questions
-22:58 David asks about birthday surprises at WDW, preferably at Epcot

See Also Special WDW Activities and Programs for special events, interactive activities, and Illuminations information

Extra Magic Hours

Major Episodes
Episode 1161 - Right Now at Walt Disney World (After 36:01)

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World (9:23-13:36) Pandora

Episode 799 - Summer Magic at Disneyland Resort (8:22-11:50) Comparison to Disneyland, California versions

Listener Questions
Episode 1253 - Listener Questions
-26:21 Tara from Massachusetts asks if she should attend or skip a park with Morning Extra Magic Hours

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-3:27 Richard asks if guests must check in at their on-site Disney resort for their package tickets to be activated. Richard also asks if he can utilize Extra Magic Hour Mornings prior to checking into his on-site resort

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-13:44 Heather from New Hampshire says the Magic Kingdom lacked a morning show on Extra Magic Hour mornings

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-24:36 Sharon asks about visiting a water park following an Extra Magic Hour morning at a theme park

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-26:06 Ann from Virginia asks if an Extra Magic Hour day is better to meet Anna and Elsa at rope drop than a regular day. Debbie suggests checking for FastPass Plus cancellations.

Episode 650 - Listener Questions
-14:20 James discusses his experience in lingering for Epcot's Evening Extra Magic Hours as a non-WDW resort guest

Episode 629 - Listener Questions
-7:24 James shares his experience with lingering for Epcot's Evening Extra Magic Hours as an offsite guest

Facilities

Major Episodes
Episode 182 - Best and Worst Restrooms at WDW

Listener Questions
Episode 1148 - Listener Questions
-23:36 AJ from Georgia requests an updated episode on Disney restrooms. AJ asks about touring Epcot on a single day during the Flower and Garden Festival

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

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

See also "Babies" on Guests

Fastpass

See Trip Planning

Four Parks in One Day

Major Episodes
Episode 1249 - 2 Weeks at Animal Kingdom Lodge from the United Kingdom (22:40-28:37)

Episode 1108 - Pop Century in the Spring for 10 Days (29:06-36:23)

Episode 562 - Mother & Son - 4 Parks in 1 Day

Episode 235 - 4 Parks In 1 Day & 1 Day Trips

Episode 105 - Four Parks In One Day

Listener Questions
Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-35:30 Christie asks about transportation options between the parks while trying to do four parks in one day. The panel recommends the Express Bus

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-34:34 Jillian from Illinois asks about touring all four parks in one day

Episode 1130 - Listener Questions
-10:21 Erin from New Jersey asks about touring all four parks in one day over Easter break, focusing primarily on non-headliner attractions

Episode 965 - Listener Questions
-12:19 Julie from Indiana reports on her experience at Marathon Weekend, including her brother-in-law trying to ride at least one attraction at each theme park in a single morning

Episode 845 - Listener Questions
-2:39 Craig seeks a strategy for two 40-something men to tour all four WDW theme parks in one day

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-6:39 Dibi and Amy want to do four parks in one day with their boys during spring break in March using only Disney transportation. They want an "iconic" snack suggestion for the Animal Kingdom
-11:20 Dibi and Amy ask what the icon of Hollywood Studios will be once the Sorcerer's Hat is removed. They also ponder an "iconic" snack for the park
-13:06 Dibi and Amy discuss their plans for Epcot. Mike and Rikki ponder an "iconic" snack for Epcot
-15:31 Dibi and Amy discuss their plans for the Magic Kingdom and wonder if their four-parks-in-one-day plan is feasible. They also ask how Mike and Rikki would handle a four-parks-in-one-day plan

Episode 707 - Listener Questions
-11:17 David from Alabama shares his experience with touring all six WDW parks, including the water parks, in one day.

Episode 686 - Listener Questions
-22:07 Jared ponders touring all four parks in a single day, utilizing FastPass Plus. Rikki discusses potential new FastPass Plus options
See Trip Planning for other episodes about touring WDW

Generally

Major Episodes
Episode 1077 - 45 Years of Walt Disney World

Episode 1041 - Mike’s Disney Cruise, Animal Kingdom Lodge & More (45:53-50:14) Phone charging stations

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World

Episode 966 - Using the Lines App by TouringPlans.com

Episode 621 - WDW for Pixar Fans

Episode 597 - WDW Landscaping

Episode 512: Nostalgialand

Episode 490: WDW Park Etiquitte

Episode 417: Carribean Beach, Solo Touring, and Light Crowds -CROWDS

Episode 407: Resorts, Parks, and Holiday Fun

Episode 365: Hardest Working Cast Members

Episode 337: Extended Disney Magic in the Summer

Episode 324: The Disney Parks Tax

Episode 276 - Our Disney Bucket List

Episode 260 - Edutainment at WDW

Episode 221 - State of the Parks

Episode 189 - Things We Tend to Miss

Episode 184 - Bags In The Parks

Episode 182 - Best and Worst Restrooms at WDW

Episode 74: Holidays in the Parks

Episode 45: Pop Century and All Four Parks

Episode 32: Patriotism in the Parks

Episode 8: Port Orleans French Quarter, Disney Dining Plan, Disney Dream Squad

Listener Questions
Episode 1232 - Listener Questions
-28:16 Matthew from New Jersey asks if he should get a Park Hopper ticket for his Thanksgiving trip and whether guests can reenter the same park on the same day

Episode 1187 - Listener Questions
-8:04 Ashley from Georgia asks if she should visit the parks or Disney Springs on her first day at Walt Disney World following a Disney Cruise

Episode 1151 - Listener Questions
-28:03 Greg from New Jersey asks if his whole party can use the Annual Pass entrance to the theme parks when only some members have an Annual Pass. Pam says the Annual Passholder queue is often slower than the regular entrance lines

Episode 1034 - Listener Questions
-6:20 David shares a trip report including the Disney parks and Universal Orlando. Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort is discussed

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-27:49 Kendra asks if she can schedule further FastPass Plus reservations in the park for the same attraction if she previously scheduled only one reservation online. Kendra also asks about Wifi in the parks

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
-35:19 Lorie ponders necessaries for adults touring the parks without children

Episode 974 - Listener Questions
-10:14 Lynn ponders new Walt Disney World experiences for her 2017 trip

Episode 965 - Listener Questions
-35:18 Susan presents a Disney survey that asks for a single word to describe each of the theme parks and Disney Springs

Episode 962 - Listener Questions
-24:11 Jenny from Australia ruminates on the best park for late afternoon touring

Episode 958 - Bonus Listener Questions
-14:48 Joe asks if Park Hopper tickets can be applied towards an Annual Pass renewal. Joe also asks if DVC owners should renew Annual Passes through DVC member services or at a theme park Guest Services location

Episode 935 - Listener Questions
-27:13 Josh wonders what three parks his party, including both adults and children, should experience over January Marathon Weekend

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 881 - Listener Questions
-15:15 Angela from Missouri asks if someone can enter a park prior to checking in at a resort hotel when staying as part of a package
-20:31 Kent asks if resort check in is required to activate park tickets on a party's Magic Bands

Episode 875 - Listener Questions
-31:07 Jeffrey from Maine asks about Cast Member off days, especially in regards to Finding Nemo: The Musical

Episode 848 - Listener Questions
-25:05 Ashley from Pennsylvania asks about entering a park when one has multiple tickets on a single Magic Band

Episode 815 - Listener Questions
-29:28 Darren from Tennessee asks about touring the parks without experiencing any attractions

Episode 802 - Listener Questions
-23:57 Caitlin from Florida suggests a way for guests to interact with cast members

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 785 - Listener Questions
-15:29 Pam from New Mexico asks if her husband can drop her off at a Walt Disney World park without paying for parking

Episode 755 - Listener Questions
-4:36 Angie ponders the best parks and restaurants for first-time visitors staying for three nights on the Disney Dining Plan

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

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
-30:02 Erica from Indiana asks if a rumor concerning rodent extermination in the parks is true

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

Episode 674 - Listener Questions
-11:44 Patrick from Canada asks the hosts to discuss their favorite in-park attractions, restaurants, and experiences at WDW under the hypothetical assumption that all four parks were combined into one

Episode 599 - Listener Questions
-15:07 Jeff from South Carolina asks for the best time of day to tour the various theme parks during a shorter trip that includes Mickey's Not so Scary Halloween Party. Extra Magic Hours are discussed.

Episode 584 - Listener Questions
-18:55 Michael from Michigan ponders small things Disney could do to improve guest experiences at the parks

Episode 581 - Listener Questions
-4:23 Jenny asks for ways to get a "Disney fix" aside from podcasts and Magical Mouse Radio. She inquires specifically about live streams of the WDW parks.
-8:29 Billy from New York asks a transportation question related to park hopping. The panel recommends parking your car at the park you're ending your day at such as to avoid Disney transportation shutdowns

Episode 536: Listener Questions
-13:07 Mike from New Jersey asks for good places to relax in the parks

Episode 529 - Listener Questions
-5:57 Matt from Florida asks about changing his favorite theme park

Episode 520 - Listener Questions
-34:08 Safari Mike asks for good places to sit and relax at WDW
-43:50 Bloggerdisney asks whether Carsland or Beastly Kingdom would be a better addition to WDW

Hidden Mickeys

See Play Along Episodes

Magic Kingdom

Major Episodes
Episode 1245 - Mike & Rikki Dish the Disney News (24:54-26:11) Jingle Cruise

Episode 1239 - WDW Holiday Season 2017 Preview (29:15-32:37)

Episode 1212 - The Next 3 (6:40-10:23, 12:37-15:05; 17:42-23:44; After 32:26)

Episode 1161 - Right Now at Walt Disney World (30:09-35:57) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and WDW Railroad

Episode 1131 - Is This Romantic? - Part 2 (26:50-31:13) Space Mountain

Episode 1125 - Top 3 Underrated “Things” at Walt Disney World (6:52-11:19; 27:29-30:22) Enchanted Tiki Room and Tom Sawyer Island

Episode 1117 - Disney Tale of the Tape (22:12-33:28) Jungle Cruise

Episode 1105 - The Walt Disney World That Never Was (10:59-15:45; 23:10-29:19) Frozen Ever After/ Enchanted Snow Palace; Thunder Mesa/Western River Expedition

Episode 1081 - First time trip to Walt Disney World (16:29-17:57) Enchanted Tales with Belle

Episode 1077 - 45 Years of Walt Disney World (After 38:13) The Muppets Present Great Moments in American History

Episode 1059 - WDW Nostalgia Vs. Universal Hipness (After 36:28) Center Street, off Main St. USA

Episode 1053 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? (6:47-9:39; 22:45-26:35) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Splash Mountain

Episode 1044 - I Always Mean To.. (6:56-11:29; After 36:30) Tom Sawyer Island and expanded hub

Episode 987 - Rikki’s 2016 Flower & Garden Festival Preview Trip Report (33:10-35:27)

Episode 934 - Toddler’s First Trip (6:43-9:48) Especially Fantasyland/fright potential

Episode 924 - I Miss __ at Walt Disney World Today (12:47-13:37) Astro Orbiter

Episode 892 - Mike’s Summer WDW Vacation Thoughts (27:34-28:59) Astro Orbiter

Episode 876 - Water, Water Everywhere! (29:58-31:42)

Episode 855 - Even More Tough Disney Choices (6:12-11:42)

Episode 834 - Talking runDisney, Canada, and More with Brett Young (22:45-26:53)

Episode 828 - Disney College Program, Getting Married on Castaway Cay & More (10:36-20:48) Pirates of the Caribbean

Episode 819 - What We Love About Walt Disney World (15:29-18:42)

Episode 813 - Debbie Wilderness Lodge Villas Staycation (17:17-18:30) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Episode 810 - The Other Things (34:58-36:29) Tom Sawyer Island

Episode 808 - Coronado Springs Business Class August 2014 Trip (9:49-13:00)

Episode 778 - Pop Century, 1st Timer, Summer Heat and Harry Potter (9:54-11:03) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train, and Under the Sea: Journey of the Little Mermaid

Episode 766 - Surprise 18th Birthday at 3 Walt Disney World Resorts (17:38-18:50) Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Episode 706 - Multi-Generational WDW & DCL Experiences (13:59-15:46) Rope drop

Episode 702 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Event Recap (26:18-39:10; After 41:59)

Episode 699 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Interviews

Episode 678 - Location Matters at the Magic Kingdom (Attraction seating)

Episode 673 - Being a Spectator at WDW Marathon Weekend (15:17-15:50) Jungle Cruise at night

Episode 657 - A Lesson in WDW Settings (12:26-20:01)

Episode 644 - Looking Back on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014 (17:49-19:50) NEW FANTASYLAND

Episode 634 - Disney Land & Sea Family Fun (39:04-46:20)

Episode 622 - 3-Day Trip Staying at the Dolphin (16:16-19:13)

Episode 580 - Extended & Couples Trip at 3 WDW Resorts (39:48-42:15) NEW FANTASYLAND

Episode 577 - Deluxe DVC Stay, Upscale Dining & More (27:40-28:31) NEW FANTASYLAND

Episode 544 - Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Family Fun (11:43-14:02; 31:10-36:02) NEW FANTASYLAND

Episode 514: The Plaza Restaurant

Episode 504: Crystal Palace

Episode 503: Couples-Only Trip to Polynesian (9:13-11:22) Discussion of Wishes Dessert Party

Episode 498: New Fantasyland, Test Track, Splitsville & More! (8:10-26:15)

Episode 496: Virtual Holiday WDW Walkaround (to 13:05 and after 25:30)

Episode 493: E-Ticket Cruise on the Disney Fantasy-Includes discussion of New Fantasyland

Episode 484: After Fantasyland, What's Next

Episode 404: Top 3 Family Friendly Magic Kingdom Attractions

Episode 368: 3 Hours in the Magic Kingdom

Episode 326: 5 Senses at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 323: Cosmic Ray's Starlight Cafe

Episode 322: Virtual Tour of Main Street USA

Episode 314: Tough Disney Choice-Magic Kingdom Edition

Episode 268 - Pecos Bill’s Tall Tale Inn

Episode 138 - Liberty Square Walk-Through

Episode 96 - Virtual Tour of Frontierland

Episode 78: Virtual Tour of Fantasyland

Episode 70: Tour of Adventureland

Episode 64: Spending the Night in the Parks

Episode 48: A Walk Aound Tomorrowland

Episode 40: Eating at the Magic Kingdom Part II

Episode 38: Eating at the Magic Kingdom Part 1

Episode 20: Wilderness Lodge Villas, Pirate & Princess Party, Dining Plan

Episode 19: Hidden Gems of the Magic Kingdom

Listener Questions
Episode 1253 - Listener Questions
-18:28 Jackie from Mississippi asks about must-dos at the Magic Kingdom at Christmastime

Episode 1250 - Listener Questions
-21:27 Brendan seeks the best days to tour the Magic Kingdom in March and April

Episode 1244 - Listener Questions
-23:16 Jennifer asks about touring the Magic Kingdom and Epcot with FastPass Plus reservations on the same day

Episode 1238 - Listener Questions
-4:51 Whitney from Kentucky seeks quiet places with some atmosphere at Walt Disney World at Christmastime. Pam mentions the Contemporary, Fort Wilderness, and Wilderness Lodge. Rikki suggests the side street off Main Street USA and Baseline Tap House at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1232 - Listener Questions
-25:29 Dallas asks if PhotoPass photographers are available on Main Street USA immediately at park opening

Episode 1220 - Listener Questions
-31:53 Katie from Arkansas asks about touring the Magic Kingdom over two days

Episode 1208 - Listener Questions
-12:52 Julie wonders if Space Mountain will be updated with the forthcoming Tron coaster

Episode 1202 - Listener Questions
-16:52 Missy asks when guests without Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party tickets are asked to leave the park on a party night

Episode 1181 - Listener Questions
-26:36 Emily from Washington asks if an 8:30 breakfast ADR at Be Our Guest Restaurant is suitable to get a jump on Magic Kingdom crowds

Episode 1166 - Listener Questions
-15:59 Dave asks about getting an early breakfast ADR at Crystal Palace such that his eight-year old son can get a great first look at the Magic Kingdom. Dave also asks about the parade at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, particularly if the parade incorporates a lot of Frozen. Finally, Dave asks about lighting at Disney restaurants. The hosts discuss the effect of the Magic Kingdom's new park opening procedures on Crystal Palace ADRs

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-33:34 Christine gives tips for touring Walt Disney World with children. The Flower and Garden Festival, Fort Wilderness's Tri-Circle-D Ranch, and the Frontierland Shootin' Arcade are mentioned

Episode 1148 - Listener Questions
-14:49 Jennifer asks how early she can be admitted to the Magic Kingdom for an 8:30 breakfast ADR at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Jennifer also asks if Disney resort transportation will get her to the park in time for her ADR

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-18:17 Michael from Indiana asks about scheduling the three Magic Kingdom mountains and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train into his itinerary. Michael also asks the hosts for their opinions on the Mountains

Episode 1130 - Listener Questions
-37:02 Sarah asks if she should keep her pre-park opening ADR at Crystal Palace considering the Magic Kingdom's new opening procedure

Episode 1109 - Listener Questions
-27:43 Natalie seeks good Magic Kingdom FastPass Plus reservations for her first night with three young children

Episode 1082 - #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-29:03 A listener wonders why the Magic Kingdom is scheduled to close at 6PM on January 23 and whether this is a good day to rope drop the park

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-14:09 Danielle from Michigan asks about the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour, especially regarding the Haunted Mansion; general honeymoon tips; and whether Memory Maker is worth purchasing for honeymooners. Rikki mentions the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, and Pam mentions activities and tours at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-35:24 Elizabeth from Illinois asks if she can get a photo with Mickey Mouse in front of Cinderella Castle

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 1013 - Listener Questions
-4:46 Susie from Texas talks about sharing breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant. Susie asks how early her party will be admitted to the Magic Kingdom for an 8:30 AM ADR and whether the Magic Kingdom's official opening time that morning is likely to change

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-13:44 Heather from New Hampshire says the Magic Kingdom lacked a morning show on Extra Magic Hour mornings

Episode 980 - Listener Questions
-20:22 Nick from Texas asks about proposing at the Magic Kingdom, especially photography

Episode 962 - Listener Questions
-33:34 A listener asks the hosts to choose one Disney park to visit. Rikki discusses Disneyland Park and Mike chooses the Magic Kingdom, highlighting Skipper Canteen

Episode 938 - Listener Questions
-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 875 - Listener Questions
-25:14 Scott from Wisconsin asks if he can leave his car at the Wilderness Lodge and tour the Magic Kingdom after breakfast at Whispering Canyon Cafe

Episode 860 - Listener Questions
-21:11 Brian from North Carolina seeks free activities at the Magic Kingdom and Epcot such that a school group can create souvenirs

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-10:46 Ann from Virginia asks if the Pirate Tutorial show will still occur during the upcoming Pirates of the Caribbean refurb

Episode 851 - Listener Questions
-26:37 Kimberly from Iowa wonders how the upcoming 24-hour event at the Magic Kingdom will affect crowds, including the day before and after the event, respectively

Episode 848 - Listener Questions
-11:40 Heather asks about a private evening function she encountered at the Magic Kingdom. Rikki says beets don't taste good

Episode 845 - Listener Questions
-24:47 Tami from Ohio asks whether she should have breakfast or dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table based on Magic Kingdom park hours and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Tami also asks about transportation to the Contemporary Resort from the Animal Kingdom Lodge, preferably including resort-hopping to see Christmas decorations along the way

Episode 836 - Listener Questions
-2:50 The panel ponders an upcoming Jungle Cruise-themed restaurant at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 832 - Listener Questions
-20:45 Josh from Missouri asks about morning wait times at the Magic Kingdom
-21:32 Josh from Missouri asks about Magic Kingdom crowds and park hours at Mardi Gras

Episode 815 - Listener Questions
24:06 Jimmie from Texas says non-Disney buses, such as those for school groups, taking guests to the Magic Kingdom must park at the TTC

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 803 - Listener Questions
-15:31 Dibi and Amy discuss their plans for the Magic Kingdom and wonder if their four-parks-in-one-day plan is feasible. They also ask how Mike and Rikki would handle a four-parks-in-one-day plan

Episode 773 - Listener Questions
-7:22 Sean from Florida wonders what happened to Madame Leota's ring, which could previously be found in the Haunted Mansion's queue

Episode 731 - Listener Questions
-20:55 Erica from Indiana asks if she should drive or take a resort bus to the Magic Kingdom from Kidani Village and Saratoga Springs

Episode 719 - Listener Questions
-4:28 Jamie Lee from Canada mentions locations to nap in the Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom

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

Episode 692 - Listener Questions
-11:28 James from Texas asks when the Magic Kingdom's Seven Dwarfs Mine Train roller coaster will open

Episode 674 - Listener Questions
-4:35 Simon from Scotland wants to confirm a rumor concerning Big Thunder Mountain Railroad

Episode 575 - Listener Questions
-25:10 UGene from Washington asks about the Magic Kingdom's Kiss Goodnight

Episode 572 - Listener Questions
-20:33 Lisa asks about the Royal Majesty Makers and Giggle Gang show

Episode 520 - Listener Questions
-46:33 Will asks about the possibility of a Tomorrowland renovation in the near future
See Also Special WDW Activities and Programs for MK Parties and special activities and "Parades" below for parades

Merchandise

See Special WDW Activities and Programs

Music

Major Episodes
Episode 1248 - What Would You Bring Back? (After 36:36)

Episode 1035 - The American Adventure (Esp. 20:00-25:29)

Episode 946 - Journey To The Stars with Tom Ameen

Episode 819 - What We Love About Walt Disney World (20:23-21:49)

Episode 783 - Magical Mouse Radio

Episode 756 - Villains Arrive, Off-Kilter, Mo’Rockin Go (4:44-18:10)

Episode 588 - WDW Park Music

Episode 518 - Walt Disney World Queues (24:05-28:25)

Episode 433: WDW Park Music with Tom Ameen

Episode 52: Music in the Parks and More

Listener Questions
Episode 1193 - Listener Questions
-27:19 Tom and Susan from Ohio ask how much Christmas music supersedes regular park music during the holidays

Episode 941 - Listener Questions
-18:43 Sarah considers Disney park music to accompany her runs

Episode 614 - Listener Questions
-14:23 Donna from Colorado shares stories related to park music. The panel discusses nostalgic music.

Episode 554 - Listener Questions
-14:04 Tara from Vermont asks the hosts for their favorite background or instrumental music from Disney parks or movies

Nighttime Spectaculars

See Special WDW Programs and Activities

Parades

Major Episodes
Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (18:15-19:38) Festival of Fantasy with FastPass Plus

Episode 735 - Mike’s June 2014 Port Orleans - Riverside Trip (12:12-14:37) Festival of Fantasy

Episode 702 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Event Recap (28:17-30:55) Festival of Fantasy

Episode 699 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Interviews (20:59-27:43) Festival of Fantasy

Episode 684 - Pam’s Spring Break 2014 Trip Report (17:38-19:02) Festival of Fantasy

Episode 540 - Thoughts on Big Disney News (21:10-23:35)

Episode 309 - Pam’s Recent trip to Walt Disney World

Episode 280 - WDW Parades

Listener Questions
Episode 938 - Listener Questions
-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 911 - Listener Questions
-7:28 A listener wonders if FastPass Plus reservations for Anna and Elsa meets, and Main Street Electrical Parade have any chance of becoming available closer to his or her vacation date. Mike recommends making FastPass Plus reservations for the later dates of a vacation first

Episode 908 - Listener Questions
-24:28 Steven from Iowa asks if Epcot ever had a parade

Episode 887 - Listener Questions
-7:32 Nikki from Alabama asks if the Main Street Electrical Parade and Wishes will both be playing every night during Thanksgiving week. Rikki mentions Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 791 - Listener Questions
-18:20 Melissa from Texas asks about the Magic Kingdom's parades during Christmas week

Episode 737 - Listener Questions
-16:51 Erica from Indiana asks how far in advance she should stake out her spot for the Festival of Fantasy Parade

Episode 560 - Listener Questions
-2:34 George from the UK asks about possible parades coming to the non-Magic Kingdom parks, particularly to Epcot's World Showcase
-9:15 George from the UK asks about the likelihood of Spectromagic returning to the MK as the evening parade

See Special WDW Activities and Programs for discussion of the ABC-TV Christmas Parade

Park Hopping

See "Tickets" and "Touring" under Trip Planning, and Transportation

Parking

Major Episodes
Episode 1002 - Quantifiable Walt Disney World (24:45-29:13) Disney Springs

Episode 997 - Hour 6 of 12-Hour Live Show for Give Kids the World - Underrated WDW Restaurants (28:49-30:37) Disney Springs parking garage

Episode 996 - Disney’s New Offerings to Enhance Your Next Trip (7:20-9:32) Preferred parking

Episode 921 - Changes to WDW Annual Passholder Prices and Structure (12:36-12:55)

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 992 - Listener Questions
-6:14 The panel discusses preferred parking at the theme parks, rumored resort fees, and the new "Disney After Hours" event at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-14:26 Phillip from the UK ponders the feasibility of Disney adding automatic entry gates to the theme park lots

Episode 878 - Listener Questions
-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 815 - Listener Questions
-24:06 Jimmie from Texas says non-Disney buses, such as those for school groups, taking guests to the Magic Kingdom must park at the TTC

Episode 812 - Listener Questions
-15:04 Ashley from Georgia asks if she must actually check into her onsite resort to obtain free parking at the theme parks

Episode 785 - Listener Questions
-15:29 Pam from New Mexico asks if her husband can drop her off at a Walt Disney World park without paying for parking

Episode 725 - Listener Questions
-13:33 Riley asks if he will still receive free parking at the theme parks after he's checked out from his resort
See Also Transportation

Queues

Major Episodes
Episode 1230 - Where To Hang Your Fastpasses

Episode 1053 - Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Episode 1041 - Mike’s Disney Cruise, Animal Kingdom Lodge & More (11:52-14:29) Enhanced Rock 'n' Roller Coaster queue

Episode 518 - Walt Disney World Queues

Episode 149 - Best and Worst Queues at WDW

Listener Questions
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 789 - More Listener Questions
-8:37 Rachel from New York ponders Disney's intentions with recent FastPass Plus tests. Queues are discussed

Episode 566 - Listener Questions
-8:32 Robert from Tennessee asks whether the proliferation of interactive queues at WDW is related to Fastpass Plus

Episode 529 - Listener Questions
18:40 Lenny from North Carolina asks if experiencing queues at WDW is worth it

Rehabs

See "Closures" above

Smoking Areas

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

Theming

Major Episodes
Episode 699 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Interviews (5:54-10:59)

Episode 657 - A Lesson in WDW Settings

Episode 518 - Walt Disney World Queues (28:35-36:30)

Episode 379: A Trip Report and How Theme Makes WDW

Episode 222 - Outstanding Audio-Animatronics at WDW

Listener Questions
Episode 770 - Listener Questions
-16:18 Melissa from Wisconsin ponders the best thematic backstory at Walt Disney World

Episode 671 - Listener Questions
-13:34 Barbara shares her favorite WDW settings based on Episode 657 - A Lesson in WDW Settings

Episode 668 - Listener Questions
-21:20 Kelly from Missouri ponders books and other resources that discuss special details at WDW

Episode 539 - Listener Questions
-2:29 Michael from California asks about the possibility of a Marvel themed area at a WDW park

Episode 536: Listener Questions
-15:55 George from the UK asks the panel whether Carsland or Beastly Kingdom would be a better fit for WDW

Tours

See Special WDW Programs and Activities

Water Parks

Major Episodes
Episode 1234 - Traveling from Canada to Riverside for an Adult Trip (28:30-29:22) Typhoon Lagoon

Episode 1177 - Party of 8 at Walt Disney World for the First Time (19:49-21:21) Blizzard Beach

Episode 1165 - All-Star Music Family Suite Over the Summer (26:32-29:37) Typhoon Lagoon

Episode 1153 - Pop Century, Blizzard Beach, Resort Hopping over Memorial Day Holiday (16:31-19:29)

Episode 1134 - Pandora, Rivers of Light, Wishes & More (6:08-15:14)

Episode 1114 - Looking Forward to 2017 at Walt Disney World (28:49-31:33) Typhoon Lagoon

Episode 1074 - Right now at Walt Disney World (25:59-27:31) Summit Plummet

Episode 1044 - I Always Mean To.. (12:48-14:27)

Episode 991 - UK Family Visits Old Key West, Surfs, and Enjoys Great Dining Experiences (33:25-39:32) Surfing lessons

Episode 921 - Changes to WDW Annual Passholder Prices and Structure (11:42-12:34) After 2 pass

Episode 876 - Water, Water Everywhere! (13:25-19:51)

Episode 736 - Princess Weekend with a Large Group (After 28:58)

Episode 700 - Hour 6 of the 2013 12-Hour Live Show with Tom Bricker (14:06-16:52)

Episode 583 - Mother & Son Trip to Kidani Village (29:32-31:45) BLIZZARD BEACH

Episode 574 - Disney Fairytale Wedding and 10-Night WDW Honeymoon (19:25-21:45), ESP SUMMIT PLUMMET

Episode 448: WDW Water Parks

Episode 116 - Disney’s Water Parks

Listener Questions
Episode 1235 - Listener Questions
-35:20 Carrie from New Hampshire ponders a special experience for her husband. Mike suggests a fireworks cruise, Pam mentions the Steam Train Tour, and Rikki suggests a dessert party or surfing lessons at Typhoon Lagoon

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-13:26 Paula from Iowa decides between adding an extra day to her Magic Your Way Ticket and adding the "Plus" option to visit a water park

Episode 1151 - Listener Questions
-23:37 Jeff from Canada asks about the logistics of the Water Park Fun and More ticket option

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-15:33 Mike asks if he should explore Disney Springs and some resorts, visit a Disney water park, or buy a one-day ticket to Epcot to kill a few hours before his wife arrives in Orlando for their October vacation

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-25:35 Keith from Georgia asks if he can swim with his Magic Band at Typhoon Lagoon. Keith also asks about renting a cabana at Typhoon Lagoon

Episode 1016 - Listener Questions
-15:11 Jenny asks about River Country

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-24:36 Sharon asks about visiting a water park following an Extra Magic Hour morning at a theme park

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
-7:49 Sharon from Colorado asks if it would be economically beneficial to purchase an Annual Pass for herself while utilizing 6-Day Water Park Fun and More Tickets for the other four members of her family. Mike and Rikki ponder Annual Pass discounts

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

Episode 906 - More Listener Questions
-24:16 John from Pennsylvania wonders if he should do Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue, a special nighttime event at Typhoon Lagoon, or both

Episode 881 - Listener Questions
-4:01 Tyler asks if guests can wear shoes at Disney's water parks

Episode 832 - Listener Questions
-24:43 Tiffany asks whether Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon is better for young children

Episode 776 - Listener Questions
-11:39 Renee from Massachusetts asks which water park, Blizzard Beach or Typhoon Lagoon, is better for a five-year old and which has better food

Episode 750 - Even More Listener Questions
-19:04 Scott from Indiana asks if he can use the final day of his six-day base ticket for discounted admission to a water park.

Episode 722 - Listener Questions
-7:11 Connie asks about Disney's water parks. Rikki discusses afternoon transportation detours to Typhoon Lagoon, which are being caused by construction at Downtown Disney

Episode 665 - Listener Questions
-10:34 Holly from Texas asks if the child-play areas at Typhoon Lagoon are suitable for infants

Episode 566 - Listener Questions
-5:54 Marci asks whether Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach is better for a small child
-19:14 Michael from jamboeveryone.com asks whether Typhoon Lagoon or Blizzard Beach is better for non-thrill seekers