Episodes featuring discussion of hotels.

See Also: Resorts (Specific Hotels) for episodes about specific resorts, Dining (General Information) and Dining (Specific Restaurants) for discussion of resort restaurants and food delivery services, Guests for discussion of Kids' Clubs and pet accomodations, Special WDW Activities and Programs for resort activities, Outside WDW for discussion of offsite DVC resorts, and Trip Planning for related planning info

General

Major Episodes
Episode 1510 - Simple, Obvious Improvements for Walt Disney World (14:55-19:30; 42:33-55:35)

Episode 1474 - Time to Cut One at Walt Disney World (4:45-7:24; 26:14-29:54)

Episode 1468 - Wagons, Smoking, Ice, & Disney Dreaming (24:05-28:25)

Episode 1457 - Len Testa (After 28:36)

Episode 1417 - Pam’s Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights (7:27-10:17)

Episode 1360 - Last-Minute Trip Tips for Walt Disney World (13:40-16:35)

Episode 1333 - Hidden Tips for Every Walt Disney World Resort

Episode 1330 - What’s Up With That at Walt Disney World? (28:41-32:59) Rumored Epcot resort

Episode 1327 - Walt Disney World Win, Fail, or Meh! (23:16-29:40) Toiletries

Episode 1324 - Thoughts on an Agent Education Program to Walt Disney World and Universal (After 39:04)

Episode 1312 - Walt Disney World Hot Takes (15:32-19:45) Refurbished rooms

Episode 1272 - Looking Ahead to 2018 (25:29-28:30)

Episode 1269 - Agony & Ecstacy of a Last-Minute Trip (22:05-25:55)

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World (3:52-13:36)

Episode 1105 - The Walt Disney World That Never Was (29:23-35:42)

Episode 1069 - The Frugal Mouse with Kevin (15:13-22:05)

Episode 1020 - Unofficial Guide Reader Survey Results with Len Testa (7:19-16:09)

Episode 957 - Betting On 2016 (14:19-23:40) New Resort?

Episode 952 - Surviving Christmas Week at WDW (9:31-12:48; 14:44-15:49)

Episode 900 - Never Been There, Not Done That (To 15:11)

Episode 855 - Even More Tough Disney Choices (32:57-37:05) Refurbishments

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (Alternatives)

Episode 819 - What We Love About Walt Disney World (25:54-27:35)

Episode 780 - Our Overlooked WDW Resorts

Episode 597 - WDW Landscaping

Episode 552 - WDW Resort Room Options

Episode 486: Tipping Around WDW-INCLUDES DISCUSSION ABOUT TIPPING AT HOTELS

Episode 407: Resorts, Parks, and Holiday Fun

Episode 390: Choosing Your WDW Resort

Episode 388: Best Value in WDW Resorts

Episode 366: Five Senses of the WDW Resorts

Episode 198 - Top and Bottom 2 Resorts

Episode 76: WDW Resorts During the Holidays

Episode 47: Three Resorts and DVC

Listener Questions
Episode 1506 - Listener Questions
-31:13 Sarah asks about protocol for booking room-only reservations via telephone

Episode 1491 - Listener Questions
-43:19 Megan asks about touring Walt Disney World during the summer while dealing with the heat. Megan also seeks the best Moderate and Value resorts for guests driving to the parks at Walt Disney World

Episode 1485 - Extra, Extra Listener Questions
-9:15 Dallas seeks accommodations near Orlando International Airport for his party's arrival night, where their flight will land at 9PM. Dallas also asks about arriving at Walt Disney World the next morning, pondering either going back to the airport and taking Magical Express to Disney or renting a car. Mike recommends adding another night at the on-site resort where Dallas will be staying thereafter

Episode 1476 - Listener Questions
-11:06 Sergio asks if Disney is offering gift cards to guests who decline Mousekeeping

Episode 1470 - Listener Questions
-29:06 Gordy asks about bounceback offer protocol

Episode 1467 - Listener Questions
-4:56 Frank compares the toilet paper quality at Disney's Value, Moderate, and Deluxe Resorts
-39:46 Autumn asks if Bounceback Offers are worth it

Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-26:23 Emma ponders accomodations for a party of nine with three sleeping areas but not three rooms

Episode 1447 - Listener Questions
-14:20 Josh asks about changing ADRs, FastPass Plus reservations, and accomodations as his group has expanded from 10 people to 13 people

Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-30:05 Terry asks if bounceback offers can only be redeemed at the same resort

Episode 1431 - Listener Questions
-22:14 Jocelyn asks how many Disney cruises Mike and Rikki have been on. The cabanas on Castaway Cay are discussed. Jocelyn also asks the hosts to name their favorite hotels
-36:42 Stacy seeks tips for an adults-only trip to Walt Disney World, especially fun resorts to visit

Episode 1425 - Listener Questions
-36:59 Louisa seeks an upscale onsite hotel to spend one night at

Episode 1407 - Listener Questions
-27:13 Megan ponders the best resort for a trip that will focus on the Food and Wine Festival, with maybe a day at the Magic Kingdom and Hollywood Studios

Episode 1404 - Listener Questions
-21:15 Anthony seeks the best resort accomodations for his large party. Rikki discusses the renovations at Caribbean Beach. The benefits and detriments of suites and separate rooms are discussed

Episode 1398 - Listener Questions
-24:22 Sarah seeks a good resort hotel to explore and dine at

Episode 1392 - Listener Questions
-40:19 Rachel seeks snack and quick service dining recommendations at the resorts and Disney Springs

Episode 1368 - Listener Questions
-9:01 Kate asks when hotel pricing for 2020 vacation dates will be released. Kate also wonders if Pop Century or Caribbean Beach is better for a January vacation, how renovations will affect Caribbean Beach's pricing, and how Star Wars Land will affect crowds
-28:59 Kelly asks when Star Wars Land is scheduled to open. Kelly also ponders the best resort for a honeymoon

Episode 1365 - Listener Questions
-7:47 Lynn asks about adding another guest to a room reservation who does not require the park tickets and dining plan being utilized by the other guests in the room as part of a package. Lynn also asks about making FastPass Plus reservations in this scenario

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-19:34 Megan ponders the best resort to tour and dine at around Christmas

Episode 1350 - Listener Questions
-36:33 Anthony ponders the best Disney resorts for a family with toddlers

Episode 1335 - Listener Questions
-37:37 Listener Mike gives tips on paying for a resort stay with Disney gift cards

Episode 1332 - Listener Questions
-38:33 Taylor ponders a good resort for a four-person party for under $400 a night. Taylor also asks if Spirit of Aloha or Hoop-Dee-Doo Revue is better

Episode 1329 - Listener Questions
-27:17 Stephanie ponders the best resort for her and another guest to stay at

Episode 1326 - Listener Questions
-5:29 Stephanie from Pennsylvania seeks the best resorts to visit for fun. Pam mentions the Polynesian, Rikki mentions Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Mike mentions Wilderness Lodge

Episode 1320 - Listener Questions
-30:42 Nick asks about visiting the resorts generally with his grandparents

Episode 1318 - More Listener Questions
-7:16 Theo from the United Kingdom ponders resort discounts for April 2019

Episode 1317 - Listener Questions
-36:29 Ellen ponders autumn hotel deals

Episode 1301 - Listener Questions
-13:54 Jessica from Texas asks if she should book a resort with an intention to actually experience the hotel or just as a place to sleep. Jessica also seeks a specific resort for a park-heavy first visit

Episode 1290 - Listener Questions
-18:13 Jen from Pennsylvania ponders Walt Disney World resorts for a one-night-stay before a Disney Cruise with two boys

Episode 1286 - Listener Questions
-7:29 Laura from New York ponders the best resort with a pool, dining, and a relaxing vibe for two non-park days

Episode 1262 - Listener Questions
-22:17 Brittany talks about paying for a room-only resort stay with Disney gift cards
-25:06 Jeff from Maine ponders the value of Disney hotel prices

Episode 1259 - Listener Questions
-20:14 Sadie asks about viewing the Christmas decorations at Disney resorts as an off-site guest

Episode 1250 - Listener Questions
-29:10 Tracy from Australia asks about taking advantage of Annual Pass discounts with low on-site room availability

Episode 1232 - Listener Questions
-9:44 Billy from Australia seeks an onsite hotel for four adults and a child on a budget. Moderate and Value resorts are discussed

Episode 1229 - Listener Questions
-11:00 Carolyn from New York asks about touring the Magic Kingdom for a birthday treat during Princess Marathon Weekend and whether a fireworks Dessert Party is worth it. Carolyn also seeks resort recommendations and tips for flying to Orlando from Pittsburgh

Episode 1226 - Listener Questions
-4:34 Emily from Washington asks if she can book multiple rooms with a bounceback offer

Episode 1220 - Listener Questions
-9:52 John asks about modifying a room-only reservation. Pam mentions length-of-stay requirements

Episode 1208 - Listener Questions
-36:27 Robin asks about potential Annual Passholder room-only discounts for November

Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-18:19 Erin from New Jersey ponders accommodations for Princess Marathon Weekend. Erin also asks how far in advance she should book her trip

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-6:15 Theresa asks if Disney offers group resort discounts or allows for booking a block of rooms for a large party

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-37:24 Rachel from New York seeks tips for a two-day trip to Walt Disney World with a family of five in late February

Episode 1166 - Listener Questions
-6:15 Kerry asks if she should stay at All Star Sports or at Pop Century. Kerry also asks if she can change her resort reservation after final payment has been made. Mike ponders the differences in value between the Port Orleans resorts

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 1136 - Listener Questions
-13:26 Lucy seeks a good hotel for commuting to the University of Central Florida

Episode 1133 - Listener Questions
-21:48 Kris from Illinois asks about informing Disney resorts and restaurants about a wedding anniversary

Episode 1130 - Listener Questions
-24:11 Jessica from Canada seeks good resorts for resort-hopping

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 1099 - Mike Takes Your Questions Live
-33:03 Rogers from Arkansas asks about fitting additional people into a single hotel room

Episode 1076 - Listener Questions
-27:36 Christopher asks if there is a daily limit for charging to one's resort room and if said limit varies by resort level

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

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 1022 - Listener Questions
-14:27 Barry from Virginia asks if guests staying off-property can tour the on-site Disney resort hotels, and, if so, which ones he should make a priority
-23:42 Pam from Canada asks about staying at a Disney resort with her grandchildren and not visiting the parks

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 995 - Listener Questions
-4:12 Tony from Ohio asks if multiple Disney discounts can be used on a single reservation

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
-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

Episode 959 - Listener Questions
-8:13 John from Kentucky asks if Annual Passholders staying on-site are limited to 7 days of advance FastPass Plus reservations and if a split-stay impacts the FastPass Plus reservation process

Episode 941 - Listener Questions
-5:59 Lynn ruminates on the best hotel at Walt Disney World if cost is not a factor. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is discussed

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 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 923 - Listener Questions
-5:45 Al from Texas seeks a hotel that can accommodate five adults. Mike recommends connecting rooms at Pop Century. Al also seeks a special activity to celebrate a wedding anniversary. Mike and Rikki recommend a Wishes or Illuminations cruise. Rikki also recommends the Behind the Seeds Tour at Epcot
-11:16 Julia from Massachusetts asks about hotel bounceback-offer protocol, including their viability for Annual Passholders

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-6:10 Holly from California wonders if switching her Christmastime reservation from Wilderness Lodge to Coronado Springs because of construction at the former resort and the availability of a discount at the latter resort was a good decision

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 911 - Listener Questions
-3:04 Erica from Indiana seeks good snacks at the resorts

Episode 908 - Listener Questions
-8:10 Christina ponders must-do restaurants, must-see resorts, and other special activities at Walt Disney World

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
-23:22 Allie from Pennsylvania seeks the best resort transportation-wise for Marathon Weekend

Episode 893 - Listener Questions
-5:46 Dominick from Pennsylvania ponders unique activities for a month-long trip to the Orlando area, both inside and outside Walt Disney World. Pam recommends taking tours and enjoying the different resort hotels. Mike suggests Cocoa Beach. Rikki talks about budgeting shopping money in World Showcase

Episode 890 - Listener Questions
-22:29 Matt from North Carolina ponders crowds in the week following January Marathon Weekend. Matt also wonders if he should avoid specific resorts during this period from a crowd standpoint

Episode 878 - Listener Questions
-10:00 Tom asks if a single Magic Band can open multiple rooms

Episode 866 - Listener Questions
-15:14 Melissa asks if she can use package park tickets and the Disney Dining Plan during a room-only day at the beginning of the trip

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 842 - Listener Questions
-25:21 Angie from Ohio asks if her friends will need separate Magic Bands for a resort-only stay on the first night of their vacation, which will otherwise be on a package. Angie also asks for tips on resort hopping the following morning

Episode 836 - Listener Questions
-19:50 Conner from North Dakota asks how long he should train prior to a 10K or a half-marathon, and where he should stay at WDW during a race weekend

Episode 833 - Listener Questions
-10:03 Katie talks about paying for a relative's room in conjunction with My Disney Experience

Episode 824 - Listener Questions
-18:09 Julie from Indiana ponders an itinerary for Easter Sunday at WDW. The panel recommends resort hopping. Mike wonders where you can meet the Easter Bunny, while Rikki laments the demise of Disney's Easter Parade, which ended in 2000

Episode 820 - Listener Questions
-2:23 William suggests getting a tabletop stove from Amazon for a resort room in place of a microwave. He also recommends a snack from the Rainforest Cafe at Animal Kingdom

Episode 812 - Listener Questions
-23:32 Jenny seeks ways to decorate her hotel room window

Episode 794 - Listener Questions
-9:59 Christie from Canada asks about non-DVC resorts that accommodate five people. Pam mentions Caribbean Beach

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 788 - Listener Questions
-8:45 Robbie from Tennessee ponders the best resort for each season and Christmas

Episode 755 - Listener Questions
-16:46 Brian asks if he should book his Tower of Terror race weekend trip on his own or through a RunDisney package.

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

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 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.

Episode 638 - Listener Questions
-3:28 Tara from Canada asks if any moderate or deluxe resorts offer four beds in a single bedroom for around the cost of two rooms at a value resort. Rikki recommends renting points at a DVC Resort

Episode 632 - Listener Questions
-7:38 Jimmie and Rhonda from Texas ask about "host resorts" for Disney race weekends

Episode 623 - Listener Questions
-7:10 Dominique from New York asks about places to watch the Super Bowl at WDW, especially ESPN Club. Mike recommends resort lobbies and lounges.

Episode 611 - Listener Questions
-2:57 Lisa asks about late night activities at WDW, whether in the parks, at Downtown Disney, or at the resorts.

Episode 602 - Listener Questions
-11:53 Ana asks what happened to the former Disney Institute. She also asks why there are turkey vultures and a strange smell near Coronado Springs

Episode 596 - Listener Questions
-13:53 Nikki from England asks where to stay on a three-week honeymoon vacation

Episode 581 - Listener Questions
-21:53 Rachel from Indiana asks about the value of the events associated with the Princess Half Marathon. She also asks for good resorts to stay at for the race.

Episode 578 - Listener Questions
-9:18 Nikki from the UK asks for good WDW hotels to explore

Episode 575 - Listener Questions
-16:38 Abby asks about the "guest-decorated windows" at WDW resorts

Episode 566 - Listener Questions
-22:28 Kim from Connecticut asks about privacy at moderate and value resorts, where there are no interior hallways

Episode 563 - Listener Questions
-5:30 Constance asks how far in advance she can book a Fort Wilderness reservation. Packages and room-only reservations are discussed

Episode 536: Listener Questions
-8:46 Julie from Indiana asks the hosts for their favorite Epcot-area resort

Arcades

Episode 1446 - Is This Romantic? (17:31-20:07)

Episode 858 - Just a Bit Better (11:07-15:38)

Episode 822 - Arcades, ADRs, and Efficiency (After 30:08)

Episode 558 - Cruise Update and Package Bonuses (25:00-27:18)

Check In and Check Out

Major Episodes
Episode 1293 - Where NOT to Wait in Line at Walt Disney World (6:09-7:45)

Episode 979 - Split Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas (4:20-5:40)

Episode 970 - Spring and Fall Trips to All-Star Music & Port Orleans French Quarter (14:42-15:30) Online

Episode 853 - Hour 7 of 2014 12-Hour Live Show (52:24-56:50)

Episode 837 - Jungle Cruise Restaurant, Innoventions Changes with Listener Dean (30:11-33:17)

Episode 822 - Arcades, ADRs, and Efficiency (19:49-30:07) New system

Episode 738 - Mike’s Wilderness Lodge Stay & More! (7:41-11:18) Bell service

Episode 717 - Mike’s Pre-trip Thoughts (12:28-15:25) New system test

Listener Questions
Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-6:14 Robin asks if she can use Stormalong Bay for the entirety of her checkout day from the Beach Club when she will be transferring to another resort later in the day

Episode 1341 - Listener Questions
-23:44 Lisa asks about dealing with her luggage on her departure day when she wants to tour Disney's Hollywood Studios early in the morning

Episode 1329 - Listener Questions
-16:15 Nate from Missouri asks if he can take advantage of Morning Extra Magic Hours at the Animal Kingdom when he will not check into his on-site resort until later in the day

Episode 1326 - Listener Questions
-21:57 Diana from Wisconsin asks if an Uber driver can make a stop at Caribbean Beach to pick up her luggage on a trip between a theme park and the airport. Diana also asks how long it will take to retrieve her baggage from the resort concierge

Episode 1314 - Listener Questions
-29:49 Tracy asks if she must visit her resort to activiate her Dining Plan credits before using said credits on a first-morning breakfast

Episode 1259 - Listener Questions
-29:35 Amy from Kentucky asks about experiencing the Animal Kingdom Lodge in one day and about requesting an early check-in

Episode 1253 - Listener Questions
-22:47 Rachel from Nebraska asks about transferring resorts. Check in is discussed

Episode 1250 - Listener Questions
-36:41 Amy from Alabama asks if she can charge with her Magic Band after checking out of Port Orleans Riverside and transferring to the Dolphin

Episode 1241 - Listener Questions
-11:40 Karen from Michigan asks if she can utilize online resort check-in at Port Orleans Riverside if she intends to pay using Disney gift cards
-34:02 Barbara from Massachusetts asks if she can change a room request using on-line check-in. Barbara also asks about rooms generally at the Beach Club

Episode 1238 - Listener Questions
-14:05 Katie from Wisconsin asks if her parents can check into Pop Century before she arrives when she has the room request and Annual Pass room discount documents

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 1214 - Listener Questions
-8:00 Missy from Pennsylvania asks if she can obtain a refillable mug before entering her hotel room. Online check in is discussed

Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-8:49 Adam asks about luggage delivery protocol with Disney's Magical Express for flights that arrive prior to late-afternoon resort check in times

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-17:49 Robbie from Maryland asks if he can utilize the Dining Plan immediately after using on-line resort check in

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-8:22 Josh from Louisiana asks about parking for a Chef Mickey's breakfast prior to actually checking in for his stay at the Contemporary Resort

Episode 1115 - Listener Questions
-33:49 Jared asks about transferring between the Grand Floridian and the Boardwalk on the day of the Walt Disney World Marathon, which he will be running. Room requests and check-in are discussed

Episode 1099 - Mike Takes Your Questions Live
-3:26 Jennifer from California asks about touring Walt Disney World when she is tired from a red-eye flight and her hotel room will not be ready. The Deluxe Disney Dining Plan is discussed

Episode 1073 - Listener Questions
-32:46 Matt from New Jersey asks if other guests in his party can check into their resort room at Bay Lake Tower, which is reserved under Matt's name, prior to his arrival. Pam recommends online check-in

Episode 1040 - Listener Questions
-6:35 Ariel from Washington asks about check-in procedure at Disney resorts, considering her red-eye flight will arrive well before the 3PM check-in time. Ariel also ponders good activities for first-time Walt Disney World visitors as well as pitfalls that such guests should avoid

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-14:24 Steve from the UK asks if he can park at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for free prior to checking in
-16:47 Steve from the UK asks if he can linger at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for activities after checking out

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-14:08 Heather from New Hampshire offers a warning concerning automatic resort checkout

Episode 938 - Listener Questions
-16:41 Erin asks if guests retain charging privileges through the entirety of their check-out day

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 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 806 - Listener Questions
-15:45 Lisa ponders the best way to check into a Disney resort such as to obtain certain room requests

Episode 758 - Listener Questions
-25:09 David from California asks if he must check out of his room and then check back in after the 14th day of his 15-day stay

Episode 731 - Listener Questions
-17:26 Gretchen asks if resort-check in is required to activate park tickets on the Magic Bands

Episode 722 - Listener Questions
-23:23 Erica from Indiana describes her experience with bell service protocol at Bay Lake Tower. Mike ponders related tipping protocol.

Episode 710 - Listener Questions
-21:13 Brett asks if resort check in is required prior to utilizing the Deluxe Dining Plan

Episode 692 - Listener Questions
-24:28 Brett asks if he must check in at his resort first in order to activate the Disney Dining Plan

Episode 590 - Listener Questions
-13:23 Ariellie from Texas asks for the pros and cons of Online Resort Check-in

Episode 587 - Listener Questions
-15:59 Jackie asks whether there are any benefits to online resort check in

Hidden Mickeys

See Play Along Episodes

Laundry

Major Episodes

Listener Questions
Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-7:46 Heather from New Hampshire says Art of Animation's laundry machines are coin-operated and are not connected with Magic Bands

Parking

Major Episodes
Episode 1429 - Looking Back on 2018 at Walt Disney World (5:05-7:59)

Episode 1312 - Walt Disney World Hot Takes (5:33-10:15)

Episode 1308 - Parking, Puppies, Pirates, and Parties (5:31-15:50)

Episode 960 - More Oddsmakers for 2016 (7:53-19:26) Charge for offsite visitors?

Listener Questions
Episode 1470 - Listener Questions
-26:35 Tim asks about protocol for valet parking payment at the Walt Disney World hotels

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-34:46 Lucas asks how long he can leave his car at an Epcot-area resort for an ADR

Episode 1428 - Listener Questions
-40:55 Laura asks if she should rent a car or take Uber considering the parking fees at Disney's resort hotels

Episode 1395 - Listener Questions
-9:03 Theresa asks about parking protocol at Disney resorts for offsite visitors wanting to view Christmas decorations. Theresa also asks if she can thoroughly view decorations during the Highway in the Sky Dine Around. Theresa also seeks the best resorts for Christmas decorations, asks if all the attractions are open during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, and asks if the Christmas Party is worth it for two adults

Episode 1356 - Listener Questions During the 12-Hour Live Show
-7:32 Joe asks if more people have started flying to Walt Disney World since the implementation of the resort parking fees. Minnie Vans are also mentioned

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-12:35 Joe asks if guests with a pre-March 21, 2018 Disney hotel reservation will be charged the new parking fee

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-8:22 Josh from Louisiana asks about parking for a Chef Mickey's breakfast prior to actually checking in for his stay at the Contemporary Resort

Episode 1100 - Listener Questions
-20:59 Ashley from Georgia asks about staying at Port Orleans Riverside on New Year's Eve and whether she can visit the Grand Floridian or Polynesian on New Year's Eve without an ADR
-32:11 James asks if he can leave his car at the Contemporary after breakfast at The Wave on New Year's Eve while his party tours the Magic Kingdom

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-14:24 Steve from the UK asks if he can park at the Animal Kingdom Lodge for free prior to checking in

Episode 917 - Listener Questions
-4:35 Terran from South Carolina asks if he can park his car at the Grand Floridan for the entirety of his vacation, which also includes time at the Yacht Club

Episode 911 - Listener Questions
-25:21 Andrew asks if he can park at Coronado Springs to eat at Maya Grill when he is staying at an All Star resort

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 872 - Listener Questions
-9:15 Travis asks about parking at the Transportation and Ticket Center for eventual meals at Trail's End and 'Ohana. He also asks if he can park at Wilderness Lodge for his meal at Trail's End. Pam discusses Fort Wilderness

Episode 842 - Listener Questions
-14:57 Christopher from New York suggests paying for valet parking at the Contemporary Resort if you plan to eat both lunch and dinner at that resort and tour the Magic Kingdom in between the meals. Christopher also discusses transportation between the Contemporary and the Magic Kingdom. Pam offers a contrary opinion

Episode 815 - Listener Questions
-6:34 Rene asks if she can leave her car at the Contemporary all day if she has a 7:30 AM breakfast ADR at Chef Mickey's and a dinner ADR at The Wave. She also wonders if the monorail will be running prior to her Chef Mickey's ADR if she has to park at the TTC

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-19:22 Teren from South Carolina says her party was able to get free valet parking at the Grand Floridian for an ADR at Victoria and Albert's with no time restriction

Episode 779 - Listener Questions
-37:04 Lindsey asks about parking when she is touring multiple parks in one day. She also asks if she can leave her car at the Contemporary after breakfast at Chef Mickey's. Finally, she asks if she has to pay for parking at each park she visits on a day

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

Episode 575 - Listener Questions
-19:08 Lori asks about resort parking protocol at WDW, as well as general tips for driving at WDW

Pools

Major Episodes
Episode 1504 - Disney’s Wilderness Lodge vs. Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge Resorts (34:50-39:23)

Episode 1501 - Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter Vs. Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resorts (18:40-22:11)

Episode 1498 - Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts (10:56-15:35)

Episode 1306 - 30th Birthday Celebration Trip to Disney’s Beach Club Resort (4:10-8:11) Stormalong Bay

Episode 1191 - What We Are Looking Forward To (24:40-26:41)

Episode 1125 - Top 3 Underrated “Things” at Walt Disney World (14:27-16:25) Coronado Springs

Episode 1107 - Very Unique Experiences at Walt Disney World (23:48-25:41) Family of the day at Stormalong Bay

Episode 994 - Caribbean Beach Resort in the Fall While Expecting (10:09-12:03) Caribbean Beach

Episode 979 - Split Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas (13:50-14:59) Kidani Village pool

Episode 876 - Water, Water Everywhere! (19:52-27:57)

Episode 775 - Yacht Club, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Deluxe Dining Adventure (34:08-36:03) Stormalong Bay

Listener Questions
Episode 1506 - Listener Questions
-19:57 Allison asks if Coronado Springs's pool has playground or splash pad areas suitable for young children. Allison also asks about transportation from Coronado to Fort Wilderness and whether Fort Wilderness has a playground and wagon and pony rides

Episode 1500 - Listener Questions with Live Calls
-27:26 Matt asks if he can visit the pool at Coronado Springs if he is staying at Old Key West but has friends who are staying at Coronado Springs

Episode 1494 - Listener Questions
-4:17 Scott ponders the best Moderate Resort pool

Episode 1488 - Listener Questions
-28:17 Natalie decides between staying at the Beach Club and a Cars Suite at Art of Animation with three boys aged six and under. The resort pool and room space are important considerations

Episode 1482 - Listener Questions
-6:32 Megan seeks the best Deluxe Resort pool

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-6:14 Robin asks if she can use Stormalong Bay for the entirety of her checkout day from the Beach Club when she will be transferring to another resort later in the day

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-38:36 Michelle asks if resort guests can use the pool for the full checkout day

Episode 1262 - Listener Questions
-13:47 Megan and her husband decide among staying one night at the Boardwalk, Yacht Club, or Animal Kingdom Lodge as first-time Deluxe Resort stayers looking for relaxation. Mike and Pam recommend the Yacht Club because of Stormalong Bay

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-20:23 Laura from Tennessee asks about non-park activities at Walt Disney World in early December, with an emphasis on Christmas activities. Pools are discussed

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-22:34 Christie asks if her party, which includes two children, should stay at the Beach Club or at the Boardwalk, especially considering the pools

Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-28:18 Stephanie from Oklahoma decides between staying at Coronado Springs and Pop Century, with a comfortable bed and the pool being the biggest factors and the construction at Coronado Springs taken into consideration

Episode 1124 - Listener Questions
-18:42 Matthew asks if his party can swim at other pools while staying at Pop Century

Episode 1052 - Listener Questions
-17:37 Matt and Steph ask about honeymoon activities at the Polynesian and Coronado Springs. Pam discusses the resort pools. A listener mentions room service delivery from Ohana

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 956 - Listener Questions
-14:42 Nikki from Pennsylvania asks about All-Star Movies, including how it compares to Pop Century. Pam mentions the pools

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

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

Episode 752 - Listener Questions
-Julie asks if Pop Century Resort guests can swim at Art of Animation's pool

Episode 740 - Listener Questions
-14:03 Angie from Ohio asks about touring in September, including swimming at her resort's pool

Episode 572 - Listener Questions
-8:37 Heather from Maryland asks what Disney's pool-hopping policy is

Requests

Listener Questions
Episode 1398 - Listener Questions
-25:28 Frank talks about his experiences with making room requests and asks how much effort is made by Cast Members in granting such requests prior to check-in

Episode 1395 - Listener Questions
-39:25 Nicole asks about making either/or resort room requests through Touring Plans

Episode 1320 - Listener Questions
-7:05 Vikki ponders the best section to request at Caribbean Beach considering the ongoing construction at that resort

Episode 1280 - Listener Questions
-30:19 Listeners from Maryland ponder the most convenient buildings to the main food court and the parking lot at Port Orleans Riverside. Mike gives tips for making room requests

Episode 1253 - Listener Questions
-11:05 Paige seeks room recommendations at All Star Music

Episode 1241 - Listener Questions
-34:02 Barbara from Massachusetts asks if she can change a room request using on-line check-in. Barbara also asks about rooms generally at the Beach Club

Episode 1238 - Listener Questions
-14:05 Katie from Wisconsin asks if her parents can check into Pop Century before she arrives when she has the room request and Annual Pass room discount documents

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-29:31 Liz from Pennsylvania asks how Disney transportation from the Polynesian differs from transportation from the Epcot-area resorts. Liz also asks about requesting a specific building at the Polynesian

Episode 1115 - Listener Questions
-33:49 Jared asks about transferring between the Grand Floridian and the Boardwalk on the day of the Walt Disney World Marathon, which he will be running. Room requests and check-in are discussed

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-27:42 Paige from Illinois asks if she should use the room-request feature on TouringPlans.com if her travel agent has already made a request

Episode 992 - Listener Questions
-31:25 Debby talks about requesting a Disney hotel room via TouringPlans.com

Episode 968 - Listener Questions
-11:32 TJ liked Magical Mouse Radio's Christmas schedule and asks about requesting a room at Kidani Village through Touring Plans after having rented DVC points

Episode 869 - Listener Questions
-8:15 Julie from Indiana shares a trip report from her vacation around Easter, especially highlighting the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Julie talks about requesting a room upgrade

Episode 806 - Listener Questions
-15:45 Lisa ponders the best way to check into a Disney resort such as to obtain certain room requests

Episode 802 - Listener Questions
-19:41 Lance from Illinois asks about reserving a microwave for his room at the Contemporary

Episode 798 - Listener Questions
-4:34 Brad from Michigan ponders the odds of obtaining a room upgrade at Wilderness Lodge after making a standard room request. Mike says he received an upgrade at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 740 - Listener Questions
-17:11 Johnny from Texas asks about getting an extra person into a Jambo House Villa, which he booked through an outside rental agency.

Episode 599 - Listener Questions
-3:49 Shawn from Florida asks about room requests at the Yacht Club

Room Service

See "Delivery" under Dining (General Information)

Spas

Major Episodes
Episode 1358 - A Disney Springs-Focused Trip (15:15-17:26) Grand Floridian

Episode 1322 - Baby’s First Trip to Grand Floridian - Club Level (After 23:25)

Episode 1168 - Grand Floridian - Club Level over Thanksgiving (19:19-21:34)

Episode 988 - 2 Week Polynesian Village Honeymoon from the United Kingdom (9:40-12:10)

Episode 889 - Disneymoon on the Platinum Plan at Christmas (22:59-24:27) Grand Floridian

Listener Questions
Episode 1401 - Listener Questions
-29:51 Amy asks about getting a sports massage between the two legs of the Wine and Dine Two Course Challenge. The Senses Spa at the Grand Floridian is mentioned

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

Episode 1031 - Listener Questions
-32:17 Sarah from Illinois ponders anniversary activities. Pam talks about upgrading to a different hotel for one night. Rikki mentions spas, boat rentals, and afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-21:07 Erica from Indiana asks about the spas at the Grand Floridian and Saratoga Springs

Transferring Resorts

Major Episodes
Episode 1511 - Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lots of Extra Experiences (18:31-22:03)

Episode 1439 - Polynesian Village Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney Cruise to Alaska, & Disney Institute Experience (3:41-9:36)

Episode 1355 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 2) (28:30-29:48)

Episode 1195 - Saratoga Springs, Fort Wilderness, and Coronado Springs All-In-One

Episode 1186 - Walt Disney World is a Family Tradition (18:40-21:36)

Episode 1144 - All-Star Movies, Port Orleans French Quarter, Beach Club & Free Dining (14:23-17:39)

Episode 1126 - Disney’s Boardwalk Villas & Yacht Club Resort (6:25-12:42; 30:54-32:47)

Episode 979 - Split Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas (17:59-20:29)

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (3:56-6:29; 8:26-8:41; 31:09-32:20)

Episode 862 - 3 Sisters, 3 DVC Resorts, 1 Awesome Vacation (Esp. After 30:38)

Episode 823 - Couples-Only Trip For a Family Man (9:12-12:05) DVC to Value

Listener Questions
Episode 1512 - Listener Questions
-6:00 Ashley asks if she should have Disney transfer her luggage among the stops of a triple-split-stay, where she will stay one night at All Star Music, one night at Kidani Village, and six nights at the Boardwalk, or if it would be better for her to transfer the luggage herself

Episode 1506 - Listener Questions
-29:21 Karin asks if Disney's Value resorts can transfer luggage to the Dolphin

Episode 1494 - Listener Questions
-24:34 Julie decides between staying at Port Orleans Riverside and Port Orleans French Quarter as the second half of a split-stay with Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 1485 - Extra, Extra Listener Questions
-14:13 Eric asks if Disney will transfer his luggage between the resorts of his split stay

Episode 1443 - Listener Questions
-20:37 Bell asks if booking one night at the Boardwalk is worth it such as to take advantage of Evening Extra Magic Hours at Epcot when the remainder of his trip will be spent at Pop Century for budgetary reasons

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-6:14 Robin asks if she can use Stormalong Bay for the entirety of her checkout day from the Beach Club when she will be transferring to another resort later in the day

Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-17:56 Jenna asks if she should stay at Pop Century before or after her stay at the Swan. Jenna also asks about receiving her Magic Band if she stays at the Swan first, about whether her Magic Band will work for her whole trip if she stays at Pop Century first, and about transportation either way between the Swan and Pop Century
-39:15 Phil, who will be staying at Saratoga Springs only for his arrival night before moving to Wilderness Lodge, asks if he can have his baggage delivered off Magical Express directly to Wilderness Lodge after his late flight or at least held at bell services at Saratoga Springs and transferred in the morning

Episode 1410 - Listener Questions
-11:24 Kevin asks about Dining Plan credit protocol for a split-resort stay

Episode 1377 - Listener Questions
-8:33 Ben asks about booking FastPass Plus reservations in conjunction with a split-resort stay

Episode 1371 - Listener Questions
-19:30 Lisa asks if she can utilize Annual Pass discounts before she activates the Pass. Lisa also asks about the detriments of split-resort stays
-26:18 David asks about transferring luggage between the legs of a split-resort stay

Episode 1356 - Listener Questions During the 12-Hour Live Show
-29:39 Andrea asks if she can make FastPass Plus reservations for both portions of a split-resort stay sixty days in advance

Episode 1341 - Listener Questions
-16:44 Jim asks when his Dining Plan will end when transferring resorts

Episode 1335 - Listener Questions
-15:39 Amanda considers varied resort options, including Shades of Green, All Star Movies, and a split stay between All Star Movies and the Contemporary. Amanda also asks about transportation options between Orlando International Airport and Walt Disney World. Finally, Amanda asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth it with a four-year-old child
-39:06 Katie asks about transferring luggage between Pop Century and the Polynesian

Episode 1329 - Listener Questions
-14:28 Jeanine from California asks about managing a package stay and a room-only stay when transferring resorts

Episode 1314 - Listener Questions
-25:23 Melissa asks if she can use the same refillable mug during both parts of a split-resort stay

Episode 1295 - Listener Questions
-30:25 Jennifer from Pennsylvania asks about doing a split stay between the Yacht or Beach Club and the Polynesian during a four-night vacation

Episode 1253 - Listener Questions
-22:47 Rachel from Nebraska asks about transferring resorts. Check in is discussed

Episode 1250 - Listener Questions
-18:32 Erica from North Carolina asks about transferring from All Star Music to Port Orleans Riverside in the early morning

Episode 1241 - Listener Questions
-20:59 Lori asks if bell services can move her bags from Port Orleans French Quarter to Old Key West and how long such a transfer will take

Episode 1220 - Listener Questions
-12:02 Luke from California decides between staying all eight nights of his vacation at one resort or doing a split stay. The All-Star Resorts and the Fort Wilderness Cabins are discussed

Episode 1211 - Listener Questions
-23:07 Robert from Washington asks how a split resort stay affects Memory Maker

Episode 1208 - Listener Questions
-23:01 A listener asks whether a split stay between Port Orleans Riverside and the Yacht Club is worth it considering the price, and the short distance between the Yacht Club and Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1193 - Listener Questions
-32:19 Kelly from New York asks if she should stay at the Polynesian for a week for her honeymoon or if she should try to save some money by doing a split-stay with the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 1187 - Listener Questions
-20:32 Erica asks how a split-resort stay affects Magic Bands and FastPass Plus protocol

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-27:49 Sherry asks about making FastPass Plus reservations during a split resort stay and about luggage transfer for a split stay

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-7:34 Hally from North Carolina asks if a Disney Dining Plan will carry over to the second portion of a split-resort stay. Obtaining the Disney Dining Plan as an Annual Pass holder is discussed. Hally also asks how a split-resort stay will affect her ability to make ADRs and FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-19:42 John from New York talks about his experience with Disney transferring luggage between resorts

Episode 1139 - Listener Questions
-16:37 Cliff asks if Disney can transport luggage between resorts during a split-resort stay

Episode 1133 - Listener Questions
-14:41 Mark asks if his party will need to use distinct sets of Magic Bands for the two parts of a split-resort stay

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 1115 - Listener Questions
-33:49 Jared asks about transferring between the Grand Floridian and the Boardwalk on the day of the Walt Disney World Marathon, which he will be running. Room requests and check-in are discussed

Episode 1103 - Listener Questions
-23:23 Melissa from Pennsylvania asks if a Disney Dining Plan package can be extended by adding a night at a different resort prior to her original reservation

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-9:06 Julie from Indiana asks if she can use the same refillable mug during both parts of a split-resort stay
-12:51 Julie from Indiana asks if she should choose a different second resort for a split-stay vacation including Marathon Weekend rather than staying at the Beach Club twice on separate reservations. Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Contemporary, and the Polynesian are mentioned as other options

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 1031 - Listener Questions
-32:17 Sarah from Illinois ponders anniversary activities. Pam talks about upgrading to a different hotel for one night. Rikki mentions spas, boat rentals, and afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian

Episode 1016 - Listener Questions
-26:28 Jeff from Oklahoma asks about the Disney Dining Plan and transferring resorts

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-18:56 Joey asks if he should do a split stay between a value resort and a deluxe resort, or stay at a moderate resort for his entire trip

Episode 980 - Listener Questions
-3:34 Pam talks about transferring luggage from the Swan and Dolphin to official Disney-owned resorts

Episode 959 - Listener Questions
-8:13 John from Kentucky asks if Annual Passholders staying on-site are limited to 7 days of advance FastPass Plus reservations and if a split-stay impacts the FastPass Plus reservation process

Episode 917 - Listener Questions
-4:35 Terran from South Carolina asks if he can park his car at the Grand Floridan for the entirety of his vacation, which also includes time at the Yacht Club
-9:01 Heather asks if she can activate a Free Dining package at All Star Music, where she is staying on a room-only reservation before transferring to Port Orleans French Quarter for her package stay. Pam talks about staying at two resorts in a single day
-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
-4:55 Beth from New Jersey asks if she can book FastPass Plus reservations for the days she is staying on a room-only reservation following a package stay at the start of her vacation. Pam discusses upgrading a ticket while at Walt Disney World

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 842 - Listener Questions
-25:21 Angie from Ohio asks if her friends will need separate Magic Bands for a resort-only stay on the first night of their vacation, which will otherwise be on a package. Angie also asks for tips on resort hopping the following morning

Episode 827 - Listener Questions
-17:01 Chris from Massachusetts asks if doing a split stay between a value resort and a deluxe resort is a better option than staying at a moderate resort for his entire stay

Episode 818 - Listener Questions
-15:56 Rene asks if her son can stay in her in-laws' room at a different resort for one night during their concurrent trip

Episode 782 - Listener Questions
-8:35 Lisa from Ohio asks if she can use package park tickets during the room-only portion of a split stay at the same resort. She then asks about Magic Band and FastPass Plus protocol if she can use the aforementioned tickets early. Then, Lisa ponders a "phantom" ticket that's showing up on her account. Finally, Lisa asks about Memory Maker under the aforementioned split stay scenario

Episode 779 - Listener Questions
-13:23 Christina from Missouri asks about Magic Band and Memory Maker protocol during a split stay

Episode 764 - Listener Questions
-9:27 Mark from Illinois asks about planning a seven-day split stay at WDW that will be broken up by a cruise. He asks about tickets, the Dining Plan, and Memory Maker

Episode 734 - Listener Questions
-12:06 Cheryl from Maine asks if her park tickets will transfer Magic Bands when her party transfers resorts
-14:21 Cheryl from Maine asks about luggage transfer between resorts

Episode 731 - Listener Questions
-11:40 Erica from Indiana asks if she can use just one Magic Band when transferring resorts

Episode 722 - Listener Questions
-18:20 Jessica asks if switching resorts in the middle of her trip will cause problems with the extended ADR window for Disney resort guests

Episode 704 - Listener Questions
-9:39 Karen from Michigan asks about luggage-transfer protocol during resort hopping, including the refrigeration of groceries

Episode 692 - Listener Questions
-19:48 Kaitlin from New Jersey asks about booking a single trip that will span two resorts, especially concerning Magic Bands and bag transfer

Episode 677 - Listener Questions
-11:48 Riley from Canada asks about Magic Band protocol during a resort transfer

Episode 668 - Listener Questions
-8:47 Craig from Minnesota asks if Disney will transport some of his family's luggage from the Beach Club to the Grand Floridian while the group breaks up the land portion of its vacation with a cruise

Episode 617 - Listener Questions
-23:21 NJDisDad asks about refillable mug protocol when resort hopping

Episode 569 - Listener Questions
-10:54 Tony from Long Island asks about transferring tickets between Key to the World cards during resort transfer
-16:50 Abby from Ohio asks about transferring resorts mid-trip. The panel discusses the pros and cons of doing so.

Upgrades

Major Episodes
Episode 1060 - Girls Weekend at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (5:05-7:34; 9:31-11:39)

Episode 976 - Once in a Lifetime Double Club-Level Trip (7:10-12:18; After 37:55)

Episode 883 - Couples Getaway to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (7:32-12:46)

Listener Questions
Episode 1447 - Listener Questions
-23:40 Dan asks about the possibility of getting a complimentary room upgrade at the Contemporary. The Garden Wing rooms are discussed

Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-11:03 Laura asks if a $249 upgrade from Pop Century to Caribbean Beach is a good move. Caribbean Beach is discussed generally. Mike discusses his shopping experience at an offsite Disney Store

Episode 1318 - More Listener Questions
-21:41 Allen asks if upgrading to a king bed at Port Orleans Riverside is worth it

Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-40:46 Amy asks about getting an upgrade at the Polynesian

Episode 1064 - Listener Questions
-32:36 John from Missouri asks if a preferred room at Pop Century is worth upgrading to. John also asks about preferred rooms generally

Episode 1046 - Listener Questions
-11:59 Amanda from Michigan asks if she should take advantage of an offer to upgrade from All Star Movies to Coronado Springs for $33 a night

Episode 1031 - Listener Questions
-32:17 Sarah from Illinois ponders anniversary activities. Pam talks about upgrading to a different hotel for one night. Rikki mentions spas, boat rentals, and afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian

Episode 869 - Listener Questions
-8:15 Julie from Indiana shares a trip report from her vacation around Easter, especially highlighting the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Julie talks about requesting a room upgrade

Episode 845 - Listener Questions
-5:52 Rob suggests romantic activities for a Disney World honeymoon. He also discusses room upgrades

Episode 842 - Listener Questions
-24:01 Leslie talks about DVC upgrades

Episode 818 - Listener Questions
-10:58 David from California offers a reason why he thinks Disney does not allow free DVC room upgrades

Episode 802 - Listener Questions
-7:52 Erica from Indiana discusses her experiences with requesting free room upgrades while staying on DVC points

Episode 798 - Listener Questions
-4:34 Brad from Michigan ponders the odds of obtaining a room upgrade at Wilderness Lodge after making a standard room request. Mike says he received an upgrade at the Animal Kingdom Lodge