General

Major Episodes
Episode 1387 - 19 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in 2019

Episode 1128 - Walt Disney World Spin-off Experiences

Episode 957 - Betting On 2016 (23:41-29:38)

Episode 697 - Florida Resident Touring & Fort Wilderness (17:35-22:00)

Listener Questions
Episode 1500 - Listener Questions with Live Calls
-14:52 Brian ponders fun activities and restaurants outside of the theme parks

Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-43:54 Jessica ponders solo activities at Animal Kingdom Lodge. Jessica also asks about good places to get a drink on the monorail loop

Episode 1434 - Listener Questions
-26:02 Kara ponders fun Disney activities outside the parks. Kara also seeks good restaurants for value for somebody not on the Disney Dining Plan

Episode 1425 - Listener Questions
-13:13 Becky ponders fun activities for an adult at Walt Disney World. Disney Springs and money are discussed

Episode 1419 - Listener Questions
-33:42 Mackenzie ponders art classes and other fun classes at Walt Disney World

Episode 1413 - Listener Questions
-28:44 Justin seeks a good activity or piece of merchandise as a gift to his mom
-39:11 Amy ponders activities to celebrate a combination birthday, anniversary, and retirement trip to Walt Disney World with eight people

Episode 1401 - Listener Questions
-7:04 Logan ponders ways to organize a scavenger hunt for his five and seven-year-old nephews on their Walt Disney World vacation

Episode 1398 - Listener Questions
-20:00 Ashley seeks good late-night entertainment options to enjoy with her husband. Jellyrolls is discussed

Episode 1374 - Listener Questions
-34:04 Ashley ponders activities for a group of former College Program Cast Members. Rikki suggests purchasing Memory Maker

Episode 1362 - Listener Questions
-7:03 Kylie ponders crowds at Epcot on the night of September 6 because of a newly-scheduled Annual Passholder event

Episode 1359 - Listener Questions
-20:23 Heidi seeks Halloween night activities for a family with children aside from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1350 - Listener Questions
-4:09 Megan ponders fun activities at Walt Disney World outside of the theme parks

Episode 1335 - Listener Questions
-5:02 Luke from the UK asks about ice skating at Walt Disney World around the holidays. Mike and Pam mention that Disney used to offer ice skating occasionally, but the only options are currently off site

Episode 1326 - Listener Questions
-39:35 Jennifer ponders nighttime activities that are suitable for children around the Swan and Dolphin. Mike mentions Fantasia Gardens

Episode 1244 - Listener Questions
-34:39 Brian from Illinois asks about Magic Kingdom crowds on Super Bowl Sunday and places to watch the game

Episode 1241 - Listener Questions
-14:25 Alyssa asks about attending a martial arts tournament at Coronado Springs over July 4 week, especially considering crowds and Coronado Springs construction. Alyssa also asks whether travel agents can book a trip when ticket and room discounts are already provided through the competition

Episode 1088 - Listener Questions
-24:45 Justin ponders ways to make a memory with his wife and daughter at Walt Disney World

Episode 1076 - Listener Questions
-34:49 Alyssa from Massachusetts ponders Halloween night activities aside from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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

Episode 1034 - Listener Questions
-30:09 Angela ponders activities, such as water sports, at Walt Disney World outside of the parks

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-24:27 Amy shares a no-park trip report

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

Episode 989 - Listener Questions
-15:01 A listener ponders activities for twenty and thirty somethings at Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom

"After Hours" Events
Episode 1482 - Listener Questions
-3:53 Jeff ponders the quality of the After Hours event at the Animal Kingdom

Episode 1407 - Listener Questions
-28:17 Valerie decides between the After Hours events at Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and asks about arriving at and touring Kennedy Space Center

Donald's Dino-Bash!
Episode 1339 - Walt Disney World 2018 Summer Survival Guide (12:50-16:42)

Episode 1336 - An Incredible Memorial Day Weekend at Walt Disney World (29:07-34:25)

Harambe Nights
Episode 853 - Hour 7 of 2014 12-Hour Live Show (44:31-52:24)

Episode 805 - Hour 5 of the 12-Hour Live Show with Deb Wills (11:28-28:45)

Episode 705 - It’s a Super Summer 2014 at Walt Disney World (10:18-19:09)

The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" below

Rivers of Light
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" below

Wilderness Explorers
Episode 1306 - 30th Birthday Celebration Trip to Disney’s Beach Club Resort (30:19-32:36)

Episode 1126 - Disney’s Boardwalk Villas & Yacht Club Resort (22:05-24:40)

Episode 826 - Girls Trip with Free Dining at Caribbean Beach Resort (20:56-21:33)

Episode 621 - WDW for Pixar Fans (20:15-22:21)

Episode 613 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Pirate Fun (15:09-17:57)

See also: "Tours" below for Wild Africa Trek and other Animal Kingdom tours

Annual Promotions

Major Episodes
Episode 1248 - What Would You Bring Back? (8:30-13:11) Year of a Million Dreams

Episode 864 - Rikki Live from WDW 24 Hour Weekend

Episode 859 - 24 Hours of Magic

Episode 705 - It’s a Super Summer 2014 at Walt Disney World (4:59-10:17) Rock Your Disney Side 24-hour event

Episode 699 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Interviews (11:02-16:15) Rock Your Disney Side Campaign

Episode 644 - Looking Back on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014 (19:51-23:51) Limited Time Magic

Episode 543 - Going 24 Hours in the Magic Kingdom

Episode 540 - Thoughts on Big Disney News-2013 (After 25:38)

Episode 400 - One More Disney Day

Episode 164 - Give a Day, Get a Disney Day & More!

Episode 58: What Will You Celebrate?

Listener Questions
Episode 1491 - Listener Questions
-10:12 Alfred asks when guests can begin to book trips for Walt Disney World's 50th anniversary celebrations
-23:54 Alexa ponders the duration of Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebrations. Alexa also asks Mike what his favorite holiday at Walt Disney World is; Mike says Christmas

Episode 1377 - Listener Questions
-21:16 Paula decides among visiting Disney in January, July, and November 2021, emphasizing the Magic Kingdom's fiftieth anniversary celebration

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-17:00 Sue from Pennsylvania ponders the schedule for Walt Disney World's 50th Anniversary celebration

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

Cultural Representatives Program

Listener Questions
Episode 824 - Listener Questions
-5:14 Brian ponders crowds at the other parks if the Magic Kingdom again hosts a 24-hour event on Memorial Day. He also wonders how he should schedule an 'Ohana breakfast ADR around a possible event.

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

Episode 632 - Listener Questions
-16:58 Anna from England discusses her experience with applying for Disney's Cultural Representative program

Dinner Shows

Major Episodes
Episode 1469 - Disney’s Aulani Resort in May and Disney’s Polynesian Village in January (31:54-33:41) Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 1446 - Is This Romantic? (21:44-24:24) Spirit of Aloha

Episode 1378 - Walt Disney World News and Rumors (20:32-26:00) Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 1273 - Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort in the Spring with Friends (24:38-28:42) Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 1204 - Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, Wilderness Lodge - Club Level (22:46-25:55) Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 1177 - Party of 8 at Walt Disney World for the First Time (21:21-22:29) Spirit of Aloha

Episode 1150 - Summer at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (31:11-32:59) Spirit of Aloha

Episode 1075 - Bachelorette Party at the Boardwalk (15:13-18:48) Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 1059 - WDW Nostalgia Vs. Universal Hipness (29:37-30:37) Spirit of Aloha

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (16:34-19:08) Hoop Dee Doo Revue and Mickey's Backyard Barbecue

Episode 841 - 3 Princesses Experience Walt Disney World (29:53-31:40) Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 810 - The Other Things (33:50-34:56) Hoop Dee Doo Revue and Spirit of Aloha

Episode 804 - Mount Rushmore of WDW Restaurants (28:14-29:30) Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Listener Questions
Episode 1455 - Listener Questions
-42:37 Blair asks about driving to Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 1428 - Listener Questions
-5:29 Peter asks about transportation from Disney Springs or Old Key West to the Hoop Dee Doo Revue with a large group

Episode 1368 - Listener Questions
-3:59 Susan asks about transportation from Fort Wilderness to the Transportation and Ticket Center after Hoop Dee Doo Revue

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 1311 - Listener Questions
-4:38 Emily asks about transportation to the Hoop Dee Doo Revue from All-Star Sports

Episode 1292 - Listener Questions
-22:56 Madison from Australia ponders the romance-level of dinner at Whispering Canyon, eating lots of snacks at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, sharing Ohana bread pudding at Tambu Lounge, Hoop Dee Doo Revue, and Dinoland USA at night

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-30:39 Rachel from Massachusetts asks if she can receive a Tables in Wonderland discount for her prepaid meal at Mickey's Backyard Barbecue. Rachel also asks how she should pick up her tickets to the show

Episode 1118 - Listener Questions
-32:16 Holly asks about the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show adding a special Monday show for Labor Day

Episode 1109 - Listener Questions
-19:16 Natalie ponders special gifts for a 60th wedding anniversary. Mike mentions the Spirit of Aloha dinner show at the Polynesian

Episode 1082 - #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-26:51 Jack asks if birthdays are recognized at the Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-6:34 Mindy from Tennessee decides among a carriage ride with beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter; an Illuminations dessert party; and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue to celebrate her parents' 50th anniversary on a budget of about $150. Mike also mentions Yehaa Bob Jackson's show at Port Orleans Riverside

Episode 1013 - Listener Questions
-23:54 Brian from Ohio asks about arriving at Mickey's Backyard Barbecue, and the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party

Episode 968 - Listener Questions
-34:52 Keith asks about doing the Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show on the Disney Dining Plan

Episode 953 - Listener Questions
-31:49 Todd talks about a surprise birthday trip to Walt Disney World. Todd mentions the Spirit of Aloha Dinner 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 890 - Listener Questions
-28:29 Angie from Iowa ponders the best route between French Quarter and the Hoop Dee Doo Revue using Disney transportation
-30:14 Angie from Iowa asks how early she should arrive for the 6:15 Hoop Dee Doo Revue show and how seating arrangements are determined. Mike mentions child-friendly activities at Ford Wilderness adjacent to Pioneer Hall

Episode 884 - Listener Questions
-16:22 Rachel from Pennsylvania asks about Mickey's Backyard Barbecue

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

Episode 821 - Listener Questions
-11:19 Kathy from Georgia asks the hosts for their opinions on the Hoop Dee Doo Revue

Episode 642 - Listener Questions
-5:48 Steve from Washington comments on the Hoop Dee Doo Revue, especially the food quality

Disney College Program

Major Episodes
Episode 1300 - Curb-Free with Cory Lee at Walt Disney World (28:43-29:59)

Episode 1291 - A Disney College Program in Cinderella Castle

Episode 1288 - Going Back to Walt Disney World After the Disney College Program

Episode 1024 - Disney Vets Bring 1st Timers to Walt Disney World (Especially 3:43-6:42; 13:06-14:05)

Episode 1006 - One Day in Disneyland from a Jungle Cruise Skipper (2:42-17:51)

Episode 828 - Disney College Program, Getting Married on Castaway Cay & More (10:36-20:48; After 33:15)

Episode 688 - Disneyland During the Holidays and Club 33 (23:11-31:33)

Episode 648 - Mike’s WDW Winter 2013 Vacation (After 37:10)

Episode 535 - The Disney College Program

Listener Questions
Episode 801 - Listener Questions
-10:22 Matthew from South Carolina wants to arrange a meetup with the hosts at the parks. Matthew also asks if he can obtain a Tables in Wonderland card as a Disney College Program employee

See "Cultural Representatives Program" above for International College Program

Disney's Hollywood Studios

"After Hours" Events
Episode 1449 - Call-in LIVE Listener Questions
-36:01 Jennifer ponders activities for a day outside the theme parks at Walt Disney World. The water parks and After Hours events at Disney's Hollywood Studios are discussed

Episode 1443 - Listener Questions
-33:46 Michael asks if Disney will add more After Hours events at Disney's Hollywood Studios for May. Michael also asks about protocol for guaranteed seating at Epcot's Garden Rocks concerts

Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-27:53 Josh asks if he should do the Disney After Hours event at Disney's Hollywood Studios at the beginning or at the end of his vacation

Episode 1407 - Listener Questions
-28:17 Valerie decides between the After Hours events at Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios, and asks about arriving at and touring Kennedy Space Center

Celebrate with the Incredibles at Pixar Place
Episode 1441 - Rikki’s Soggy Walt Disney World Weekend (27:06-30:49)

Dine With an Imagineer at Brown Derby
Episode 1295 - Listener Questions
-27:40 Jamie asks about bringing a child under age 14 to a Dine with an Imagineer experience. Jamie also asks if the experience is better at the Brown Derby or at Citricos

Episode 1249 - 2 Weeks at Animal Kingdom Lodge from the United Kingdom (17:21-18:25)

Episode 1231 - Celebrations at Walt Disney World Through the Years (24:18-27:15)

Episode 1127 - Listener Questions
-35:29 Cassidy asks about celebrating a 60th birthday at Walt Disney World. Rikki mentions Dine with an Imagineer

Episode 1039 - Cool Off with a Christmas Season Trip Report in July (22:07-26:55; 28:15-28:57)

Episode 1007 - Listener Questions
-10:07 Mike says a commemorative plate is still included with Dine with an Imagineer

Episode 1004 - Listener Questions
-5:28 Dustin ruminates on the price of the commemorative plates used during Dine with an Imagineer lunches

Episode 666 - Top 6 Experiences at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (5:11-6:37)

Disney Movie Magic
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" section below

Early Morning Magic
Episode 1486 - Pam’s Experiences with Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Riviera, DHS 30th Anniversary, More (11:26-14:49)

Episode 1479 - Listener Questions
-13:57 Shannon asks if additional tickets for Early Morning Magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios may be sold for June

Episode 1464 - Listener Questions
-37:54 Sheri asks if hard ticket events at the theme parks sell out quickly. Sheri decides among Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom, Early Morning Magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and adding a Park Hopper option to her tickets

Episode 1452 - Listener Questions
-10:15 Christine relays her experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios' Early Morning Magic

Episode 1413 - Listener Questions
-25:25 Natalie decides between attending Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios without children

Episode 1395 - Listener Questions
-17:37 Nick wonders if the Frozen Dessert Party at Epcot and the Early Morning Magic event at Disney's Hollywood Studios will still be available as of April. Rikki says special event-dining schedules are released later than regular restaurant schedules for ADR purposes

Episode 1378 - Walt Disney World News and Rumors (26:01-31:29)

Episode 1091 - Listener Questions
-35:49 Jackie from Missouri asks if the Early Morning Magic event at Disney's Hollywood Studios is worth it

Fantasmic
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" section below

Frozen Fun Summer
Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-27:07 Chris from Canada asks if he should see the Frozen Summer Fun fireworks before Fantasmic or vice versa. Chris also asks if he can offer his Fantasmic seating from the Fantasmic Dinner Package to another party

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
-27:40 Shannon from Kansas asks about the Frozen Summer Fun Premium Package

Episode 810 - The Other Things (9:30-11:00)

Episode 781 - Two Off-Site Stays, Extended Family, Low Crowds (11:25-12:38)

Episode 764 - Listener Questions
-7:13 Emily asks if one day is sufficient for touring Hollywood Studios, including the Frozen events

Episode 757 - Disney Fantasy, Vibe, Guardians & More (After 27:12)

Episode 726 - #FrozenFun Summer Event at DHS

Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple (Formerly Jedi Training Academy)
Episode 1395 - Listener Questions
-25:09 Sharon seeks the best strategy to sign up for Jedi Training Academy

Episode 1354 - Live Questions with Your Calls! (27:47-32:18; 35:22-39:23)

Episode 1352 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 1) (17:24-21:18)

Episode 1332 - Listener Questions
-32:13 Jennifer asks about planning a day at Disney's Hollywood Studios in June with Toy Story Mania and the Jedi Training Academy as must dos

Episode 1313 - Long Weekend Couples Trip and Amazing Extended Family Polynesian Villas Experience (21:52-24:44)

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-12:01 Melissa asks if reservations for Jedi Training Academy will be difficult to obtain if she arrives at rope drop

Episode 1034 - Listener Questions
-24:38 Lance from Illinois asks about signing his son up for Jedi Training: Trials of the Temple at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Lance also asks about transportation between Disney's Hollywood Studios and the Magic Kingdom

Episode 901 - 30 Years Between Disney Trips (9:27-10:48)

Episode 821 - Listener Questions
-34:59 Sarah asks about securing her son a spot at the Jedi Training Academy

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 775 - Yacht Club, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Deluxe Dining Adventure (43:22-47:56)

Episode 580 - Extended & Couples Trip at 3 WDW Resorts (30:14-34:01)

Episode 577 - Deluxe DVC Stay, Upscale Dining & More (28:32-31:28)

The Music of Pixar Live!
Episode 1296 - Trapped on Sunset Boulevard (23:52-27:43)

Episode 1208 - Listener Questions
-30:57 Catherine asks if the Fantasmic Dinner Package is worth it in terms of seating location and availability. Mike mentions the The Music of Pixar Live! dining package, and Rikki mentions the Rivers of Light dining package. The future of The Music of Pixar Live! is discussed

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

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-31:01 Jillian from Illinois asks about seeing Music of Pixar Live, Fantasmic, and the Star Wars fireworks all in the same night

Episode 1163 - Listener Questions
-34:57 Mitchell from Texas asks about the new Pixar concerts at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World (21:47-25:43)

Star Wars Events and Expansion
Episode 1512 - Listener Questions
-30:42 Sheri asks if Disney will likely still offer Early Morning Magic, After Hours Parties, and VIP Animal Kingdom tours after Galaxy's Edge's opening. Sheri also asks if, in place of these experiences, she should upgrade to Club Level during her stay at the Polynesian and buy extra FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1510 - Simple, Obvious Improvements for Walt Disney World (35:01-41:51)

Episode 1509 - Recent Disney News & Thoughts with Rikki & Matt Parrish (19:34-30:24; 44:51-54:52)

Episode 1506 - Listener Questions
-17:56 Spencer asks when he should arrive at Hollywood Studios for Galaxy's Edge's opening weekend

Episode 1497 - Listener Questions
-6:24 Cindy asks if her party with two teenagers should take advantage of the 6AM Extra Extra Morning Magic Hours for Galaxy's Edge in October

Episode 1491 - Listener Questions
-14:55 Malcolm talks about his upcoming trip with an emphasis on Galaxy's Edge
-19:32 James asks if he should tour Galaxy's Edge during an upcoming solo trip or if he should wait for a trip with his family soon thereafter
-32:41 Shelia decides between breakfast and dinner at Olivia's Cafe. Shelia also ponders crowds at Galaxy's Edge
-39:25 John asks if Disney will close the walkway between the Beach Club and Disney's Hollywood Studios on the night before Galaxy's Edge's opening

Episode 1486 - Pam’s Experiences with Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Riviera, DHS 30th Anniversary, More (29:46-45:02)

Episode 1485 - Extra, Extra Listener Questions
-21:25 Kristen asks if she should move her September 2019 Walt Disney World trip to May 2020 such as to experience lower crowds at Galaxy's Edge, because she will be staying offsite and Disney is offering additional Extra Magic Hours for onsite guests
-39:17 Whitney wonders if Galaxy's Edge will be that crowded at the commencement of the special 6AM Extra Magic Hours

Episode 1484 - Star Wars Half-Marathon Weekend, Coronado Springs, Galaxy’s Edge (32:30-37:37)

Episode 1483 - Live Calls Talking Disney After Hours, Riviera Resort, Woody’s Roundup Rodeo, More (24:22-31:51)

Episode 1464 - Listener Questions
-36:08 Rob asks if the attractions at Galaxy's Edge will offer FastPass Plus

Episode 1463 - Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Easter 2018, Water Parks, Extended Family (After 38:58)

Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-30:23 A listener from Israel asks how the opening of Galaxy's Edge will affect crowds at the Animal Kingdom throughout September 2019. The listener also asks if offsite guests can use the Skyliner

Episode 1458 - Listener Questions
-9:45 Sarah asks if she can realistically attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and visit Galaxy's Edge in a twenty-four-hour period in late October while flying in directly before the Halloween Party and flying out directly after Galaxy's Edge
-18:30 Craig asks about touring Disney's Hollywood Studios on Galaxy's Edge's opening day, considering that he booked his trip before the opening announcement

Episode 1457 - Len Testa (14:23-28:35)

Episode 1455 - Listener Questions
-3:16 Mike and Rikki talk about Disney's recent announcements about Galaxy's Edge, including the attractions and character costumes
-24:05 Marlisa asks when she should book her vacation to see Galaxy's Edge
-30:20 Steve asks if he can realistically see both Fantasmic and the Star Wars fireworks on the same night, when Fantasmic is scheduled for 8:30 and the fireworks for 9:00

Episode 1443 - Listener Questions
-14:57 Jessica asks how the opening of Galaxy's Edge will affect the crowds at Marathon Weekend 2020
-27:25 Betsy asks if Disney will offer Free Dining around Christmas 2019 considering the debut of Galaxy's Edge

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-19:56 TJ asks about the future of the Voyage of the Little Mermaid show at Disney's Hollywood Studios considering the closure of other classic attractions and the debut of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-21:42 Jenna asks how February 2020 crowds at Walt Disney World will compare with crowds around Easter 2020, considering Star Wars Land

Episode 1425 - Listener Questions
-18:06 Peter from Australia decides between buying tickets for fourteen days and buying an Annual Pass. Peter also asks about touring the parks during March and April 2020, especially considering the opening of Galaxy's Edge. Tips for international visitors are discussed

Episode 1414 - The Latest Walt Disney World News (15:40-25:34)

Episode 1392 - Listener Questions
-30:18 Jessica asks if she can realistically make the 8:30 Star Wars fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios after a 6:35 ADR at Trattoria al Forno

Episode 1388 - Sisters, Star Wars, Pop Century, Flower & Garden Festival & More (6:48-22:34)

Episode 1386 - Listener Questions
-33:21 Josh asks if the Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks are cancelled for the night of his visit to Disney's Hollywood Studios. Josh also decides between eating a final dinner at California Grill and Be Our Guest Restaurant with a ten-person party

Episode 1378 - Walt Disney World News and Rumors (After 31:30)

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 1352 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 1) (21:20-23:44)

Episode 1343 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Food & Wine Festival, Homecomin’, & More (17:22-19:12) Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

Episode 1338 - Listener Questions
-12:18 Jessica wonders if the opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge in late-Fall 2019 will result in lower-than-normal crowds and possible promotions for September 2019
-26:56 Lisa wonders how long Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge will remain at its peak popularity

Episode 1334 - Pop Century, First runDisney Event, Blizzard Beach & More (31:35-35:58) Star Wars Fireworks Dessert Party

Episode 1326 - Listener Questions
-16:59 Valerie asks about dessert party logistics on a night when both the Star Wars Fireworks and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will be shown at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1317 - Listener Questions
-17:17 Samantha wonders how long into the future enormous crowds at Star Wars Galaxy's Edge will persist

Episode 1312 - Walt Disney World Hot Takes (10:16-15:31; 34:48-35:49)

Episode 1307 - Listener Questions
-12:14 Leah from the UK asks if Disney has any scheduled events for May 4, 2018

Episode 1290 - Listener Questions
-28:11 Matt from New Jersey ponders the best spots to view the fireworks shows at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios excluding dessert parties

Episode 1284 - Mike & Rikki Dish the Latest Disney News (13:26-22:40) Star Wars Galactic Nights

Episode 1263 - Star Wars at Walt Disney World

Episode 1188 - Walt Disney World Nighttime Strategies (27:57-33:22)

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-31:01 Jillian from Illinois asks about seeing Music of Pixar Live, Fantasmic, and the Star Wars fireworks all in the same night

Episode 1163 - Listener Questions
-29:50 Susan from Ohio asks if the Star Wars fireworks will continue into November

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-19:10 Missy asks if it is possible to view Galactic Nights and Fantasmic on the same night at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Missy also asks about the Galactic Nights dessert party

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-5:30 Hally from North Carolina asks about the future of the Star Wars fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-30:32 Stephanie from Oklahoma asks about good Star Wars activities for a five-year old boy

Episode 1125 - Top 3 Underrated “Things” at Walt Disney World (After 31:10) Storm Trooper March

Episode 1114 - Looking Forward to 2017 at Walt Disney World (14:55-19:23) Star Wars Guided Tour

Episode 1113 - Wrapping Up 2016 at Walt Disney World (13:54-15:25)

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 1061 - Listener Questions
-8:04 Molly asks about viewing Fantasmic and the Star Wars Fireworks, the latter with a good standing location, on the same night

Episode 1050 - Start with Apps (8:15-16:21)

Episode 1042 - 2016 Food & Wine Festival Preview Event (4:40-7:08) Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks

Episode 1041 - Mike’s Disney Cruise, Animal Kingdom Lodge & More (14:31-18:55) Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks

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

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

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

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-18:35 Amanda from Georgia asks whether Illuminations or Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks is better for her family

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (6:17-10:55; After 37:12)

Episode 972 - Everything But Running (21:47-26:58)

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-27:33 Heather from New Hampshire wonders if the Star Wars fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios will last through February

Episode 970 - Spring and Fall Trips to All-Star Music & Port Orleans French Quarter (5:32-10:48) Star Wars Weekend

Episode 960 - More Oddsmakers for 2016 (19:27-21:56)

Episode 959 - Listener Questions
-16:48 Amy ponders crowds at Walt Disney World in May 2017, the 40th anniversary of Star Wars

Episode 951 - Skipper Canteen, Let’s Do Brunch, and Memories Get Cheaper (29:30-30:46) Launch Bay

Episode 946 - Journey To The Stars with Tom Ameen

Episode 904 - Hour 2 of 2015 12-Hour Live Show with Deb Wills (11:25-17:03)

Episode 864 - Rikki Live from WDW 24 Hour Weekend (18:43-25:39)

Episode 859 - 24 Hours of Magic (22:56-24:03)

Episode 708 - WDW Trip Reports from Debbie and Rikki (19:44-22:22)

Episode 704 - Listener Questions
-19:51 Chris from Massachusetts asks about must dos and must buys at Star Wars Weekends

Episode 701 - Listener Questions
-32:24 Eugene and Katie from Virginia ask about planning a surprise visit to Star Wars Weekends with their children

Episode 695 - Listener Questions
-4:09 Mary Jo from Tennessee asks about FastPass Plus options and protocol for special Star Wars Weekend events, especially celebrity autograph sessions. Mike mentions Star Wars-themed character meals will be offered this year

Episode 592 - Multi-Generational Magic in May (4:49-8:26)

Episode 540 - Thoughts on Big Disney News-LET THE 4TH BE WITH YOU EVENT (16:04-21:05)

Episode 537 - Summer 2013 Preview (10:51-13:14)

Episode 334 - Star Wars Weekends for Dummies

Episode 237 - Star Wars Weekends, Lou’s 24 Hour Show, Vacation Home & More

Episode 131 - Very Last Minute Trip to Star Wars Weekends with Live Audio

Episode 124 - Underappreciated Attractions

Episode 45 - Pop Century & All Four Parks

Episode 14 - Polynesian, MLK weekend, Star Wars Weekends

Episode 2 - Pop Century in June

See "Disney Springs" below for The VOID, Running/Races for Star Wars Half-Marathon Weekend, and Resorts for Star Wars Hotel

Villains Unleashed
Episode 772 - Villains, Animal Kingdom Lodge, & Dolphin (2:44-8:06)

Wonderful World of Animation
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" section below

Disney Institute

Major Episodes
Episode 1439 - Polynesian Village Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney Cruise to Alaska, & Disney Institute Experience (After 26:08)

Episode 1129 - The Disney Institute

See "Saratoga Springs/Treehouse Villas" under Resorts (Specific Hotels) for the former Disney Institute resort

Disney Springs (Formerly Downtown Disney)

AMC's Fork and Dine (Movie Theater)
Episode 1281 - When the (Cold) Thunder Rolls at Walt Disney World (13:21-14:48)

Episode 604 - Deb Wills from 12-Hour Live Show (15:13-15:58)

Bibbidy Bobbity Boutique
See "Magic Kingdom" below

Cake Decorating Experience at Amorette's Patisserie
Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-33:53 Steve asks about transportation to Disney Springs from Pop Century for a 9AM cake decorating class at Amorette's Patisserie when Disney Springs doesn't open until 10AM. Steve also asks about pricing for the class when the current listed price is lower than the price he paid upon booking

Characters in Flight (Hot Air Balloon)
Episode 1473 – Listener Questions
-9:39 Stephanie ponders activities for groups of twenty students on their first night at Walt Disney World staying at Pop Century. Mike and Pam suggest either staying at the resort or exploring Disney Springs, maybe riding Characters in Flight

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

Episode 899 - Listener Questions
-11:03 Maddie from Texas ponders good birthday activities for her husband at Walt Disney World. Mike mentions the Segway tour at Fort Wilderness. Rikki suggests Characters in Flight at Downtown Disney. Pam recommends exploring the Wilderness Lodge

Episode 737 - Listener Questions
-8:45 Keith from Georgia ponders good romantic activities at WDW for a wedding-anniversary trip. Rikki recommends Characters in Flight.

Christmas Tree Trail
Episode 1417 - Pam’s Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights (5:26-7:26)

Cirque du Soleil
Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-42:39 Rikki talks about the impending closure of Cirque du Soleil La Nouba

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (11:27-13:19)

Episode 889 - Disneymoon on the Platinum Plan at Christmas (26:26-26:41)

Episode 831 - Disney Springs Update with Dean (After 31:08)

Episode 574 - Disney Fairytale Wedding and 10-Night WDW Honeymoon (22:33-23:50)

NBA Experience
Episode 1495 - Are You Looking for Something New at Walt Disney World? (38:05-43:35)

Episode 1486 - Pam’s Experiences with Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Riviera, DHS 30th Anniversary, More (9:35-11:25)

Splitsville
Episode 1281 - When the (Cold) Thunder Rolls at Walt Disney World (11:17-13:06)

Episode 1130 - Listener Questions
-5:14 Ashley from Arkansas ponders ways to celebrate a 21st birthday at Walt Disney World and seeks ways to introduce first-time visitors to the resort. Trader Sam's and Splitsville are mentioned

Episode 1015 - Pop Century Stay for Karate Competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports (20:25-23:30)

Episode 887 - Listener Questions
-16:16 Jimmie from Texas asks if reservations are needed to bowl at Splitsville during Thanksgiving week. The panel discusses the food at Splitsville

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

Episode 718 - Walt Disney World Resort Scouting Trip (21:02-22:27)

Episode 579 - Thoughts on Summer 2013 WDW Vacations (After 43:33)

Episode 565 - A Deluxe Dining Trip Report (22:50-25:20)

Episode 558 - Cruise Update and Package Bonuses (6:10-7:18)

Episode 530 - Art of Animation and a No Parks Trip (24:15-32:00)

Episode 498: New Fantasyland, Test Track, Splitsville & More! (After 36:13)

Starbright Holidays — An Intel Collaboration Drone Show
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" below

The VOID
Episode 1486 - Pam’s Experiences with Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Riviera, DHS 30th Anniversary, More (7:17-9:34)

Episode 1469 - Disney’s Aulani Resort in May and Disney’s Polynesian Village in January (29:48-31:53)

Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (After 35:54)

Episode 1428 - Listener Questions
-23:51 Fran ponders good, inexpensive activities to celebrate her daughter's twelfth birthday at Walt Disney World. Festival of the Arts is mentioned. The VOID at Disney Springs is also mentioned

Episode 1414 - The Latest Walt Disney World News (34:29-36:18)

Episode 1376 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Princess Half-Marathon, Disney Dream Cruise (11:44-13:35)

Epcot

Agent P's World Showcase Adventure
Episode 837 - Jungle Cruise Restaurant, Innoventions Changes with Listener Dean (27:51-28:36)

Candlelight Processional
Episode 1497 - Listener Questions
-28:53 Michael asks if certain days of the week are less crowded at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Michael also asks where he should eat dinner while on the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package and how far in advance he should line up to get the best seating at the show

Episode 1493 - Disney’s Aulani Resort in February & Art of Animation/Pop Century in December (29:27-32:02)

Episode 1430 - Disney Beach Club Resort in December (20:57-22:42)

Episode 1417 - Pam’s Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights (12:13-15:08)

Episode 1392 - Listener Questions
-33:55 Ashley asks about replacing a dinner ADR at Akershus with a Candlelight Processional Dinner Package at a different Epcot restaurant with young children

Episode 1362 - Listener Questions
-4:08 Sherry decides between attending Candlelight Processional and the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! dessert party with her nine-year-old son

Episode 1239 - WDW Holiday Season 2017 Preview (27:07-27:50)

Episode 1103 - Listener Questions
-17:54 DJ asks about using Dining Plan credits on several restaurants. Rikki discusses the T-Rex Cafe. Pam discusses the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package

Episode 1072 - A Trip Fit For a King (22:39-26:00)

Episode 1064 - Listener Questions
-39:40 Matthew seeks the best restaurant for a romantic lunch or dinner on the Candlelight Processional Dining Package. Pam mentions San Angel Inn, Le Cellier, Rose & Crown, and Chefs de France

Episode 1052 - Listener Questions
-22:14 Jason asks about room locations at Port Orleans French Quarter. Jason also asks about the Candlelight Processional

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

Episode 667 - Caribbean Beach Resort over Christmas 2013 (20:31-22:19)

Episode 664 - 10-Night Off-site Visit to Central Florida Attractions (35:50-40:03)

Episode 590 - Listener Questions
-9:11 Mike asks whether the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package is worth the money

Episode 547 - Port Orleans Riverside & Great Cast Members (15:32-18:34)

Episode 386 - 2011 WDW Holiday Preview

Episode 286 - Holiday Happenings at WDW

Episode 211 - A Family of Four and Live WDW Audio, Part 1

Episode 74 - Holidays In The Parks

Day Cruise Around the World
See "Resorts" below

Epcot After Hours Wind Down
Episode 814 - Hour 6 of 12-Hour Live Show with Len Testa (28:14-31:21)

Episode 811 - Grand Floridian & Beach Club Villas Stay (21:17-25:01)

Episode 734 - Listener Questions
-18:21 Alica asks about returning to the Grand Floridian following the Epcot After Hours Wind Down

Episode 705 - It’s a Super Summer 2014 at Walt Disney World (19:12-31:48)

Epcot Forever
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" section below

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Episode 1417 - Pam’s Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights (10:19-12:12)

Episode 1411 - 2018 Epcot Festival of the Holidays Review

Episode 1408 - Walt Disney World Holiday Happenings 2018 (16:04-17:47)

Episode 1256 - Listener Questions
-31:16 Jay from North Carolina asks when Epcot's Christmas activities, such as Festival of the Holidays, end

Episode 1239 - WDW Holiday Season 2017 Preview (25:27-27:00)

Festival of the Arts
Episode 1460 - First runDisney Weekend, Art of Animation, Fun with Friends (11:01-13:35)

Episode 1454 - College Cheerleading Championships, Port Orleans Riverside, Princess Experiences & More (26:49-29:24)

Episode 1453 - Mike’s Princess Half-Marathon Trip Report (25:35-29:45; 33:11-34:46)

Episode 1441 - Rikki’s Soggy Walt Disney World Weekend (8:54-27:05)

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-9:57 Chris asks if Festival of the Arts has any appeal for toddlers

Episode 1438 - Epcot’s Festival of the Arts 2019

Episode 1428 - Listener Questions
-14:29 Kitty asks if she can exchange Dining Plan quick service credits for snacks at Epcot's Festival of the Arts
-23:51 Fran ponders good, inexpensive activities to celebrate her daughter's twelfth birthday at Walt Disney World. Festival of the Arts is mentioned. The VOID at Disney Springs is also mentioned

Episode 1422 - Listener Questions
-23:51 Briane asks how long before showtime she should arrive at the reserved seating area for the January 26 Festival of the Arts nighttime concert while on the Disney On Broadway Music Series Dining Package. Briane also asks where she should watch Illuminations after the concert

Episode 1416 - Listener Questions
-15:50 Brooke decides between visiting Animal Kingdom or Epcot and taking a rest day on an open day during the middle of her February trip. Festival of the Arts is discussed

Episode 1389 - Listener Questions
-32:24 Maggie asks which park she should visit on her party's third day, considering especially Epcot's Festival of the Arts, and when Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway will open at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1387 - 19 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in 2019 (20:19-26:58)

Episode 1358 - A Disney Springs-Focused Trip (25:54-29:02)

Episode 1256 - Listener Questions
-10:48 Holly from Illinois seeks photography-based activities at Walt Disney World. Rikki mentions Festival of the Arts and several tours

Episode 1245 - Mike & Rikki Dish the Disney News (26:19-31:37)

Episode 1114 - Looking Forward to 2017 at Walt Disney World (12:42-14:54)

Episode 1101 - Mike & Rikki Talk Disney News (15:32-19:21)

Episode 1097 - Listener Questions
-5:53 Amanda wonders about January crowds at Walt Disney World considering the Pro Bowl and the new Festival of the Arts at Epcot

Flower and Garden Festival
Episode 1490 - Mother/Daughter Trip during Flower & Garden at Disney’s All-Star Music

Episode 1489 - Mike’s Walt Disney World Off-Site Adventure for Summit Cheerleading Championships (20:32-22:20)

Episode 1459 - Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival Review

Episode 1458 - Listener Questions
-30:12 Sherry ponders a good Epcot restaurant for a quick lunch during the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 1449 - Call-in LIVE Listener Questions
-31:51 Chris asks if he can trade a quick service credit for three snack credits at Flower and Garden

Episode 1443 - Listener Questions
-5:46 Amanda asks if she should tour Future World or World Showcase when visiting Epcot in the early afternoon on her arrival day, a Friday during the Flower and Garden Festival. Amanda will tour the other portion of Epcot the following Monday
-33:46 Michael asks if Disney will add more After Hours events at Disney's Hollywood Studios for May. Michael also asks about protocol for guaranteed seating at Epcot's Garden Rocks concerts

Episode 1388 - Sisters, Star Wars, Pop Century, Flower & Garden Festival & More (22:37-24:23)

Episode 1387 - 19 Reasons to Visit Walt Disney World in 2019 (27:07-30:22)

Episode 1337 - Party of 13, All-Star Music Family Suites, Fireworks, Pirates & More (24:28-26:53)

Episode 1319 - Flower & Garden Festival, Typhoon Lagoon, Coronado Springs

Episode 1307 - Listener Questions
-36:58 Lindsey seeks the best specialty alcoholic beverage at the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-25:56 Krista from Maine asks about touring World Showcase and Epcot generally over two days during the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 1299 - Pam’s Flower & Garden Festival Preview

Episode 1284 - Mike & Rikki Dish the Latest Disney News (31:41-36:33)

Episode 1273 - Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside Resort in the Spring with Friends (22:20-24:31)

Episode 1161 - Right Now at Walt Disney World (12:51-15:11)

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 1158 - Geyser Point, Flower & Garden Festival, Toothsome & More with Rikki (29:03-31:23)

Episode 1157 - Listener Questions
-4:15 Nicole from New Jersey asks if she should go to Le Cellier for dinner or eat at the Flower and Garden Festival food booths

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 1124 - Listener Questions
-3:57 Mary from New York ponders good ways to impress newbies to Walt Disney World during the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 1121 - Listener Questions
-25:08 Lindsey from Florida asks about good dining and entertainment options over Mother's Day weekend at Walt Disney World for a fifty-something mother and her twenty-something daughters. The Flower and Garden Festival and Grand Floridan Tea are discussed

Episode 999 - Chef Todd’s 2016 Flower & Garden Outdoor Kitchens Review

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

Episode 990 - Pam’s Disney Magic & 3 Resort Flower & Garden Getaway (12:18-15:49; 33:58-35:09)

Episode 987 - Rikki’s 2016 Flower & Garden Festival Preview Trip Report

Episode 970 - Spring and Fall Trips to All-Star Music & Port Orleans French Quarter (15:31-17:47)

Episode 958 - Bonus Listener Questions
-31:31 Katherine from Illinois ruminates on Mother's Day crowds. Rikki discusses the Flower and Garden Festival

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

Episode 836 - Listener Questions
-31:02 Andrew considers special activities for an anniversary trip. Epcot's Flower and Garden Festival is discussed

Episode 776 - Listener Questions
-20:49 Chris from Massachusetts asks about planning a surprise trip without his wife knowing. He also asks if you can book a WDW trip using Disney gift cards. Finally, he asks when the Flower & Garden Festival is scheduled in 2015

Episode 708 - WDW Trip Reports from Debbie and Rikki (After 25:54)

Episode 684 - Pam’s Spring Break 2014 Trip Report (6:01-10:14)

Episode 671 - Listener Questions
-18:21 Brett asks about optimal snack utilization at the Flower and Garden Festival for guests on the Deluxe Dining Plan

Episode 645 - Listener Questions
-11:03 Keith from Georgia asks what crowds are like at the Flower and Garden Festival. He also asks about the viability of using Dining Plan credits at the Flower and Garden Festival food booths

Episode 592 - Multi-Generational Magic in May (16:44-17:56)

Episode 583 - Mother & Son Trip to Kidani Village (16:53-19:57)

Episode 568 - Teens, Infant, and Spring Break at Pop Century (14:02-14:58; 27:15-28:10)

Episode 565 - A Deluxe Dining Trip Report (30:45-32:42)

Episode 537 - Summer 2013 Preview (7:50-8:49)

Episode 516 - 2013 Epcot Flower & Garden Festival Preview!

Episode 319: The Polynesian, Flower and Garden, and Memories

Episode 312 - 2011 Flower And Garden Festival Preview

Food and Wine Festival
Episode 1503 - Listener Questions
-33:15 Megan asks generally about the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1488 - Listener Questions
-31:02 Mark seeks tips for touring the Food and Wine Festival in September

Episode 1389 - Listener Questions
-40:44 Claire asks about shipping wine home during the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1384 - Best & Worst of 2018 Epcot Food & Wine Festival

Episode 1383 - Listener Questions
-25:09 Jason asks about using Disney Gift Cards for dining at the Food and Wine Festival food booths and at table service restaurants. Jessica asks if all the stores in Disney Springs accept Disney Gift Cards

Episode 1343 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Food & Wine Festival, Homecomin’, & More

Episode 1321 - Mike & Rikki with Walt Disney World News and Observations (After 36:08)

Episode 1307 - Listener Questions
-9:39 Kristen from West Virginia asks about using Disney Dining Plan children's quick-service credits for items at the Food and Wine Festival booths

Episode 1292 - Listener Questions
-39:49 Tyler asks if there are any weeks during the Food and Wine Festival when he can view Christmas decorations

Episode 1283 - Listener Questions
-26:26 Jason from Pennsylvania asks about touring Epcot during the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1250 - Listener Questions
-14:18 Dawn from Tennessee decides between staying at the Polynesian or at the Beach Club during the first week of October. Mike and Rikki recommend the Beach Club because of Stormalong Bay and the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1223 - Listener Questions
-29:17 Bev asks about average wait times at the Food and Wine kiosks. Bev also asks about activities for children at Food and Wine

Episode 1217 - Listener Questions
-15:15 Anthony asks if there are any worthwhile extra-cost events at the Food and Wine Festival
-25:29 Kristen from West Virginia decides between paying extra for a post Wine and Dine Race Party and a second-day park ticket such as to experience the Food and Wine Festival with lower crowds

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 1207 - Fort Wilderness Cabins during Food & Wine Festival (20:11-22:48)

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-22:30 Carolyn ponders birthday activities for her and her friend's thirtieth birthdays. The Food and Wine Festival and tours are discussed

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-10:42 Beth from Illinois asks about the 2017 Food and Wine Festival, including the dates and general tips. Beth also asks when Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets will be available for purchase

Episode 1133 - Listener Questions
-16:53 Bill decides among staying club level at the Animal Kingdom Lodge, the Grand Floridan, or the Boardwalk during the Food and Wine Festival. Pam discusses transportation to the Wine and Dine races from the Epcot-area resorts

Episode 1100 - Listener Questions
-3:29 Laura wonders whether her family should visit Walt Disney World during the first week in December or during the week before Thanksgiving. Laura considers Christmas activities, attraction closures, crowds, the weather, and the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1096 - A Party of 18 at Animal Kingdom Lodge in October (18:30-19:42)

Episode 1092 - Wine & Dine Weekend 2016 Recap (34:30-44:09)

Episode 1085 - Listener Questions
-3:47 Eric and Karen from Illinois review a premium event at the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1071 - Rikki’s Polynesian Stay and Food & Wine Festival Preview (After 18:15)

Episode 1061 - Listener Questions
-36:02 Andrew from Minnesota asks about celebrating a honeymoon at Walt Disney World, including the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-11:15 Sylvia from Washington asks about turning surplus dining credits into snack credits at the Magic Kingdom or Disney Springs for her flight home. Mike asks a related question about the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1055 - Listener Questions
-36:38 Molly from Kansas asks about using Disney Dining Plan snack credits at the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1052 - Listener Questions
-5:21 Kelly from Texas asks about planning a vacation emphasizing Epcot's Food and Wine Festival

Episode 1042 - 2016 Food & Wine Festival Preview Event

Episode 1015 - Pop Century Stay for Karate Competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports (23:32-25:59)

Episode 992 - Listener Questions
-34:12 Chris from Massachusetts asks when the Food and Wine Festival ends and when Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party begins in 2016

Episode 985 - The Premium Food & Wine Festival Experience

Episode 930 - 2015 BOGP Halloween Special (11:02-16:57)

Episode 928 - Beach Club, November Fun and Friends (16:15-17:08)

Episode 894 - 2015 Epcot Food & Wine Festival Preview

Episode 890 - Listener Questions
-15:55 Evan from Massachusetts wonders how the new, 2015 version of the Dining Plan will affect touring at Epcot's Food and Wine Festival
-32:47 Maddie asks if the Dining Plan is worth doing during the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 863 - Listener Questions
-16:34 Brian from Connecticut asks how far in advance he should book a value resort during the Food and Wine Festival such as to obtain the best rate
-27:21 Donny asks if he can use his Magic Band to pay at the Food and Wine Festival booths

Episode 839 - Listener Questions
-28:21 (Question read at 36:20) Evan from Massachusetts asks about the Epcot Food and Wine Premium Package and special events at the Food and Wine Festival

Episode 838 - Disney’s Beach Club Perfect for Food & Wine Festival (Esp. 7:26-8:55)

Episode 835 - First Disney Fit Challenge Weekend (22:16-23:39)

Episode 789 - More Listener Questions
-29:04 Jana from Maine asks about using the Dining Plan at the Food and Wine Festival. Jana also suggests a good outdoor activity for a honeymoon trip

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (39:26-41:38)

Episode 768 - Epic October 2014 Weekend Recap (13:00-21:00)

Episode 759 - 2014 Food & Wine Festival Preview Show

Episode 677 - Listener Questions
-20:52 Valenie from Texas ponders the best deluxe resort for her family's summer trip, considering especially the scheduled construction at the Polynesian. She also asks about bed availability at the Beach Club. Finally, she asks if Food and Wine Festival commencement was moved to September in order to increase crowds and limit the need for Free Dining

Episode 661 - Unexpected Magic with Family and Friends (11:40-14:08)

Episode 655 - Couples Trip with Split Stay & Great Dining (12:51-15:04)

Episode 649 - 2013 Wine & Dine Weekend Recap with Listener Doug (Especially at 16:00)

Episode 647 - Listener Questions
-14:32 Brandy asks if the Wine and Dine Half Marathon always coincides with both Jersey Week and the end of Food and Wine

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine (After 27:27)

Episode 635 - Listener Questions
-4:00 David (wdwdw79) asks about the Food and Wine Festival, both in terms of the food booths and the crowds

Episode 609 - Epic October 2013 Memories (17:35-23:54)

Episode 608 - Listener Questions
-23:04 Alica asks when Food and Wine usually starts

Episode 605 - Listener Questions
-21:59 Brian asks if there are downsides to going to a latter Food and Wine Festival weekend. He also asks if the Christmas decorations will be operational anywhere

Episode 600 - Fall 2013 Preview (15:24-24:14)

Episode 466: 2012 Food and Wine Preview with AJ Wolfe

Episode 375 - BOGP Live from Food & Wine 2011

Episode 272 - Food & Wine Weekend Wrap-up

Episode 266 - Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival 2010

Episode 173 - Katie & Ed’s Food & Wine Festival On-The-Spot Reviews

Episode 73 - Tower of Terror 13K, AKL Villas, & Doorways to Dreams

Episode 77 - Polynesian, Food & Wine, and Kids’ Night Out

'Guardians of the Galaxy – Awesome Mix Live!'
Episode 1339 - Walt Disney World 2018 Summer Survival Guide (10:39-12:44)

Illuminations
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" section below. See also "Nighttime Spectaculars" below for the temporary Illuminations replacement, "Epcot Forever," and the still-unnamed permanent replacement

Kidcot Fun Stops
Episode 1366 - Rikki & Mike Recap Walt Disney World Trips (15:09-19:09)

Episode 837 - Jungle Cruise Restaurant, Innoventions Changes with Listener Dean (28:37-30:10)

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series
Episode 537 - Summer 2013 Preview (13:15-16:47)

ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex

Baseball
Episode 1448 - Working Spring Training into your Walt Disney World Vacation & More (5:27-19:46)

Episode 550 - Spring Training at Walt Disney World

Cheerleading
Episode 1489 - Mike’s Walt Disney World Off-Site Adventure for Summit Cheerleading Championships

Episode 1454 - College Cheerleading Championships, Port Orleans Riverside, Princess Experiences & More

CrossFit
Episode 835 - First Disney Fit Challenge Weekend

General
Episode 1368 - Listener Questions
-5:45 Kim asks about transportation from the Magic Kingdom and Port Orleans Riverside to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex to pick up material for Wine and Dine Race weekend. Kim also asks if children must be present at Wide World of Sports to obtain packets for the kids' races

Episode 1114 - Looking Forward to 2017 at Walt Disney World (After 31:34)

Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (30:24-32:36)

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

Pop Warner
Episode 815 - Listener Questions
-24:36 Theresa from New York asks about crowds at WDW between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. Rikki mentions Pop Warner and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Golf

18-Hole
Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (34:34-35:53)

Episode 1376 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Princess Half-Marathon, Disney Dream Cruise (10:09-10:56) Sunrise 9 Special

Episode 1352 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 1) (25:14-27:45)

Episode 1120 - Hacking at Walt Disney World

Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (12:48-15:36)

Episode 633 - Disney’s Old Key West Resort (11:49-12:46)

Miniature Golf
Episode 1482 - Listener Questions
-24:31 Andrea chooses between mini-golfing at Winter Summerland and at Fantasia Gardens

Episode 1326 - Listener Questions
-39:35 Jennifer ponders nighttime activities that are suitable for children around the Swan and Dolphin. Mike mentions Fantasia Gardens

Episode 1317 - Listener Questions
-10:51 Daniella from Brazil asks about miniature golf at Walt Disney World

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

Episode 964 - Mother/Daughter 10-Day Pop Century Resort Trip (25:33-27:17)

Episode 943 - Annual Extended Walt Disney World Vacations (15:49-16:04) Fantasia Gardens

Episode 892 - Mike’s Summer WDW Vacation Thoughts (24:54-26:08) Winter Summerland

Episode 888 - More Listener Questions
-8:04 Brett shares a non-park trip report, including his stay at Kidani Village; dining at Disney Springs/Downtown Disney, Maya Grill, and Boatwrights; and mini golf at Fantasia Gardens

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

Episode 772 - Villains, Animal Kingdom Lodge, & Dolphin (20:32-21:23)

Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (37:08-37:58)

Episode 558 - Cruise Update and Package Bonuses (23:12-25:00)

Episode 530 - Art of Animation and a No Parks Trip (15:30-18:09)

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

Magic Kingdom

24-Hour Events
See "Annual Promotions" above

ABC-TV Christmas Parade
Episode 1239 - WDW Holiday Season 2017 Preview (30:57-32:37)

Episode 938 - Listener Questions
-17:08 Allison from Minnesota asks about touring the Magic Kingdom on the day of the ABC-TV Christmas Parade taping

Episode 802 - Listener Questions
-14:00 Matt from New Jersey wonders how the taping of the ABC-TV Christmas Parade affects touring and crowds at the Magic Kingdom

"After Hours" Events
Episode 1494 - Listener Questions
-16:50 Jennifer asks about the minimum age for children to ride attractions without adults. Jennifer also asks about H2O Glow Nights at Typhoon Lagoon. Pam discusses the upcoming Villain-themed After Hours event at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 1491 - Listener Questions
-7:59 Caitlin decides between doing Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and an After Hours event at the Magic Kingdom with a multi-generational group

Episode 1483 - Live Calls Talking Disney After Hours, Riviera Resort, Woody’s Roundup Rodeo, More (9:24-11:46)

Episode 1476 - Listener Questions
-5:31 Sarah asks about managing the Happily Ever After Dessert Party at 9PM with the beginning of the After Hours event at 10PM. Sarah asks if she should cancel the Dessert Party such as to not miss part of the After Hours event

Episode 1458 - Listener Questions
-4:49 A listener asks about touring the parks over three days in early April with her seven-year-old daughter and husband, including the propriety of purchasing tickets to a Magic Kingdom After Hours event to avoid daytime crowds
-12:04 Josh and Vanessa ask if Disney will schedule After Hours events for the summer

Episode 1449 - Call-in LIVE Listener Questions
-24:08 Dan asks about scheduling for Disney's After Hours events past April 2019

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-18:06 Jillian asks if the Magic Kingdom offers After Hours events at the same time of year that Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party runs

Episode 1437 - Listener Questions
-32:42 Alfred asks if rare characters ever appear at Disney's After Hours events

Episode 1434 - Listener Questions
-30:39 Katie asks if she can see most of the Magic Kingdom during the park's After Hours event

Episode 1419 - Listener Questions
-39:58 Julie decides among dropping the Happily Ever After dessert party, her Disney After Hours tickets, and her single day tickets to the Magic Kingdom

Episode 1416 - Listener Questions
-30:39 Barbara asks about arriving at the Magic Kingdom from an offsite resort for the After Hours event. Barbara also asks about entering the event

Episode 1371 - Listener Questions
-31:42 Sarah asks about the future of the Magic Kingdom's After Hours events

Episode 1357 - LIVE Trip Reviews from Toy Story Land, Yacht Club, Highway in the Sky & More (15:35-17:03)

Episode 1331 - Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney After Hours, Nighttime Safari, & More (24:31-28:10)

Episode 1327 - Walt Disney World Win, Fail, or Meh! (5:26-10:40)

Episode 1306 - 30th Birthday Celebration Trip to Disney’s Beach Club Resort (12:14-16:46)

Episode 1280 - Listener Questions
-5:14 Mark from Illinois asks about securing identification for a Magic Kingdom After Hours Party when he will be in the park before the event

Episode 1034 - Listener Questions
-21:54 James from Indiana asks about the future of the Disney After Hours events

Episode 996 - Disney’s New Offerings to Enhance Your Next Trip (9:33-13:54)

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

Bibbidy Bobbity Boutique
Episode 1407 - Listener Questions
-13:47 Trisha asks about attending a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservation during a scheduled Early Morning Magic timeslot when she doesn't have tickets to Early Morning Magic

Episode 1355 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 2) (6:13-7:53)

Episode 1291 - A Disney College Program in Cinderella Castle (19:47-28:05)

Episode 1204 - Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, Wilderness Lodge - Club Level (27:55-31:15)

Episode 1076 - Listener Questions
-30:06 John from West Virginia asks how far in advance he can make reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Pirates League

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-8:21 Sarah asks about the future of DisneyQuest. Sarah also asks about alternative options for a father and son while her daughter visits Disney Springs's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (13:03-15:02) Alternatives

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-22:05 Shante from Ohio reviews Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique

Episode 740 - Listener Questions
-19:33 Shante wonders if Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique can work with her daughter's hair style

Episode 735 - Mike’s June 2014 Port Orleans - Riverside Trip (10:16-12:11)

Episode 637 - A Trip for a Princess (13:20-16:05)

Episode 573 - Best Experiences For Your Princess (15:15-17:20)

Episode 133 - I Won! I’m Going to Disney World!

Episode 59 - First Trip for Kids at Port Orleans Riverside

Cabanas
Episode 1101 - Mike & Rikki Talk Disney News (19:21-23:47)

Episode 1097 - Listener Questions
-37:58 Rikki discusses the new cabanas at the Magic Kingdom

Celebrate the Magic
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" below

Early Morning Magic
Episode 1485 - Extra, Extra Listener Questions
-28:38 Caitlin decides between splurging on Early Morning Magic and a Happily Ever After Dessert Party in June with her eleven-year-old sister. Space at the dessert party is discussed

Episode 1464 - Listener Questions
-37:54 Sheri asks if hard ticket events at the theme parks sell out quickly. Sheri decides among Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom, Early Morning Magic at Disney's Hollywood Studios, and adding a Park Hopper option to her tickets

Episode 1452 - Listener Questions
-20:15 Lorie asks if she can attend an ADR at the Plaza Restaurant during Early Morning Magic without tickets to the event

Episode 1447 - Listener Questions
-26:28 Allison asks how Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom affects regular rope drop protocol and crowds

Episode 1439 - Polynesian Village Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney Cruise to Alaska, & Disney Institute Experience (11:41-13:43)

Episode 1419 - Listener Questions
-35:03 Allison decides between doing a pre-park opening breakfast at Be Our Guest Restaurant and booking an Early Morning Magic Fantasyland package with her family of four; the latter option will require her to buy another day of park tickets

Episode 1413 - Listener Questions
-25:25 Natalie decides between attending Early Morning Magic at the Magic Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios without children

Episode 1407 - Listener Questions
-8:58 Natalie decides between eating breakfast at Cosmic Ray's, which is included in her Early Morning Magic package, and Be Our Guest Restaurant, where she has an ADR
-13:47 Trisha asks about attending a Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique reservation during a scheduled Early Morning Magic timeslot when she doesn't have tickets to Early Morning Magic

Episode 1374 - Listener Questions
-14:37 Andrew asks how many tickets are sold for Early Morning Magic in Fantasyland

Episode 1371 - Listener Questions
-4:37 Leslie asks if the Magic Kingdom's Early Morning Magic will continue into January 2019

Episode 1362 - Listener Questions
-26:31 Cherie asks if Disney is cancelling its Early Morning Magic events in October and November

Episode 1338 - Listener Questions
-42:20 Sarah asks about the Magic Kingdom's Early Morning Magic event

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-29:37 Erin from Kansas asks if Early Morning Magic will be offered at the Magic Kingdom in December
-32:18 Erin from Kansas asks if Extra Morning Magic is worth attending if her daughter will not ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train

Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-32:05 Joe asks if the Fantasyland Early Morning Magic Event will be extended into the summer

Episode 996 - Disney’s New Offerings to Enhance Your Next Trip (13:55-19:45)

Flag Ceremony
Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-10:19 Sylvia from Washington asks if there are any commemorative events for September 11 at Walt Disney World. Mike mentions the Flag Retreat ceremony at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 603 - Traveling with Vintage Adults (22:14-24:23)

Happily Ever After
See "Nighttime Spectaculars" below

Harmony Barber Shop
Episode 1478 - Art of Animation Resort with Extended Family in the Spring (20:30-21:46)

Episode 1374 - Listener Questions
-26:21 Max asks about booking a haircut for himself and his two sons at Harmony Barber Shop

Episode 1343 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Food & Wine Festival, Homecomin’, & More (24:21-25:03)

Episode 1225 - Disney’s Kidani Village and Memories for a Lifetime (22:14-24:22)

Episode 1173 - Harmony Barber Shop at Walt Disney World

Episode 1163 - Listener Questions
-12:10 Frank from Pennsylvania asks if Photopass photographers can take photos at the Harmony Barber Shop

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-15:40 Josh from Louisiana asks if the Harmony Barber Shop will retroactively date a child's first haircut

Episode 1073 - Listener Questions
-15:32 Lindsey from Pennsylvania shares her experience using a PhotoPass photographer at the Harmony Barber Shop for her daughter's first hair cut

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

Episode 972 - Everything But Running (33:22-34:10)

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (20:59-22:34)

Episode 738 - Mike’s Wilderness Lodge Stay & More! (25:01-30:06)

Episode 544 - Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Family Fun (14:02-15:22)

Incredible Tomorrowland Expo
Episode 1339 - Walt Disney World 2018 Summer Survival Guide (7:22-10:38)

Episode 1336 - An Incredible Memorial Day Weekend at Walt Disney World (10:37-18:56)

Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
Episode 1506 - Listener Questions
-24:05 Allison decides between buying tickets to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and regular one-day Magic Kingdom park tickets with young children. Allison also asks about FastPass Plus protocol with separate ticket purchases

Episode 1496 - Disney’s Polynesian Village in September with Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party (27:28-31:00)

Episode 1491 - Listener Questions
-7:59 Caitlin decides between doing Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and an After Hours event at the Magic Kingdom with a multi-generational group

Episode 1488 - Listener Questions
-10:36 Jonathan decides between doing Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on a Sunday, which is cheaper, and on a Tuesday

Episode 1476 - Listener Questions
-21:18 Anna asks about the suitability of Seven Dwarfs Mine Train and Slinky Dog Dash for a three-year-old child. Anna also asks about experiencing Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1470 - Listener Questions
-20:25 Clarissa seeks good activities at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party for a second-time attendee

Episode 1458 - Listener Questions
-9:45 Sarah asks if she can realistically attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and visit Galaxy's Edge in a twenty-four-hour period in late October while flying in directly before the Halloween Party and flying out directly after Galaxy's Edge

Episode 1455 - Listener Questions
-34:14 Clarissa decides between the Halloween and Christmas parties at the Magic Kingdom
-39:28 Kim asks if Disney sells more tickets for the Halloween night Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1452 - Listener Questions
-3:38 Robbie ponders the best time to make a dinner ADR at California Grill such as to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Robbie also asks if Happily Ever After or the special Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party fireworks are better viewed from California Grill

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-18:06 Jillian asks if the Magic Kingdom offers After Hours events at the same time of year that Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party runs

Episode 1398 - Listener Questions
-30:58 Ryan asks about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1395 - Listener Questions
-33:57 Christine talks about getting a costume for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Orlando area

Episode 1383 - Listener Questions
-12:00 Tracy from Australia seeks resorts with good Halloween theming, for a person with little knowledge of the holiday. Rikki says that unlike Christmas, the resorts have minimal if any decorations for Halloween; Fort Wilderness is mentioned
-30:16 Sierra asks about doing everything at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1380 - Listener Questions
-27:59 Kylie asks about the timing of the Jack and Sally Meet-and-Greet at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Kylie also asks about purchasing merchandise at the party and the timing of the introduction of the special snacks at the party

Episode 1374 - Listener Questions
-26:55 Mickey asks about the Hallowishes Dessert Party

Episode 1368 - Listener Questions
-23:41 Jacob ponders good touring strategies for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1359 - Listener Questions
-20:23 Heidi seeks Halloween night activities for a family with children aside from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-10:00 Karen asks about Walt Disney World crowds and weather in September. Karen also asks about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
-14:05 Christopher decides between taking his girlfriend on a tour and to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party during their October vacation

Episode 1351 - Be Our Guest Podcast - YOUR Turn! (5:49-11:58; 27:51-30:09)

Episode 1347 - Listener Questions
-7:58 Katie asks about the Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian, and touring and dining prior to a night at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Rikki mentions the snacks one might encounter at the party
-18:11 Jason asks if he should reduce his six-day Park Hopper pass to five days when he will be attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on one of the days and has a 4:30 PM ADR at Cinderalla's Royal Table

Episode 1344 - Listener Questions
-5:48 Stacey decides between attending the first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in August and visiting a water park on that same night. Stacey also asks about the surrey bikes at the Boardwalk

Episode 1341 - Listener Questions
-29:25 Nick asks if Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is worth it with a five-year-old child

Episode 1308 - Parking, Puppies, Pirates, and Parties (25:41-29:40)

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-40:58 Adam decides between Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and a Happily Ever After Dessert Party with a three-year-old daughter

Episode 1268 - Listener Questions
-30:54 Frank from Pennsylvania asks how Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party compares to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1261 - 2 Bedroom Villa at Saratoga Springs Resort (21:18-23:23)

Episode 1242 - Rikki’s Walt Disney World Fall Adventure (6:50-16:14)

Episode 1240 - Hurricane Irma Comes to Disney’s Polynesian Village (30:53-33:20)

Episode 1232 - Listener Questions
-23:04 Nicole offers a tip for flying out of Orlando International Airport after Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1228 - First time to Walt Disney World and Disneyland (12:21-18:24)

Episode 1227 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2017

Episode 1223 - Listener Questions
-23:13 Dan from New York asks when character-meet queues at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party open

Episode 1217 - Listener Questions
-9:07 Catherine from Michigan asks if regular park tickets are needed in addition to a party ticket to attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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 1195 - Saratoga Springs, Fort Wilderness, and Coronado Springs All-In-One (13:23-21:37)

Episode 1187 - Listener Questions
-30:12 Deanna from Canada asks about early admission protocol to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Deanna also asks about Halloween festivities generally at Walt Disney World

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-26:14 Eric asks if Big Thunder Mountain Railroad and Splash Mountain will be closed during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party this year

Episode 1181 - Listener Questions
-30:04 Emily from Washington asks about attraction wait times at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-13:08 Crystal from Canada asks about doing a Walt Disney World Honeymoon in late August and how far in advance Disney decorates the Magic Kingdom for the Halloween Party

Episode 1166 - Listener Questions
-33:55 Carolyn asks about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and Annual Pass discount blackout days around Halloween

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-24:51 Daniel asks about crowds at the November 1 Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1157 - Listener Questions
-24:00 Barry from Virginia asks if guests are given physical copies of tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Barry also asks if FastPass Plus is available during the party and whether Magic Bands from a previous trip can be used

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-34:51 Robbie asks about adult costume guidelines at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-33:49 Laurie asks if the seasonal snacks offered at the Magic Kingdom's hard ticket parties are free

Episode 1096 - A Party of 18 at Animal Kingdom Lodge in October (16:12-18:29)

Episode 1076 - Listener Questions
-3:55 Stacy asks if Disney can discern between her Magic Your Way ticket and her Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket when she is entering the Magic Kingdom for the Party
-34:49 Alyssa from Massachusetts ponders Halloween night activities aside from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-5:03 Tricia from Indiana ponders the best viewing areas for the Boo to You Parade at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party with three children under age ten
-28:10 Elizabeth from Illinois asks about experiencing attractions during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and her FastPass Plus reservations generally. Elizabeth also asks if she can reasonably expect to view the 8:30 Boo to You Parade after a 7:10 ADR at Cinderella's Royal Table. Rikki recommends eating dinner at 1900 Park Fare instead

Episode 1064 - Listener Questions
-26:22 Matthew asks about eating an early meal at the Magic Kingdom before Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-5:21 Sylvia from Washington asks about viewing Magic Kingdom fireworks from the California Grill. Pam shares a related story. Rikki discusses Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
-25:38 Dan from New York asks asks if Christmas decorations are installed between the last Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 1052 - Listener Questions
-13:53 Alexandria from Canada asks if Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party would be enjoyable for young adults

Episode 1015 - Pop Century Stay for Karate Competition at ESPN Wide World of Sports (30:50-32:46)

Episode 1003 - WDW Veterans Visit Disneyland For 1st Time at Halloween (23:47-25:14) Comparison to Disneyland, California's counterpart, "Mickey's Halloween Party"

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-27:42 Lee from the UK seeks activities between leaving the Magic Kingdom at 4 and the commencement of the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage at 9. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is discussed

Episode 994 - Caribbean Beach Resort in the Fall While Expecting (23:12-29:11)

Episode 989 - Listener Questions
-22:35 Ashley asks about child-friendly Halloween activities aside from Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 980 - Listener Questions
-5:04 Mark from Scotland ponders evening activities at Walt Disney World for a thirtieth birthday celebration with three other adults. Mark also asks about character breakfasts in the Magic Kingdom area. Finally, Mark wonders if Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party could be fun for adults who have experienced Universal Orlando's Halloween Horror Nights

Episode 979 - Split Stay at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Villas (33:00-34:44)

Episode 970 - Spring and Fall Trips to All-Star Music & Port Orleans French Quarter (23:35-29:46)

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 947 - Listener Questions
-12:39 Jenny from Australia asks about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates and crowd levels

Episode 944 - Listener Questions
-18:05 Lee from the UK asks about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 929 - Listener Questions
-11:51 Meg asks about character meet schedules at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and mentions a related feature on the My Disney Experience app. Meg also wonders if she can meet Jack and Sally from "The Nightmare Before Christmas" after the second parade. Mike shares some tips for trick-or-treating at the Party

Episode 924 - I Miss __ at Walt Disney World Today (10:09-12:28)

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-21:07 Chris from Massachusetts asks the hosts if they would rather attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or take the Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Episode 893 - Listener Questions
-35:27 Katie asks if a Mickey's No So Scary Halloween Party ticket affords admission to the Magic Kingdom for the entire day of the party

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

Episode 848 - Listener Questions
-17:11 Vikki from the UK asks if she should attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party on a Sunday or a Tuesday

Episode 838 - Disney’s Beach Club Perfect for Food & Wine Festival (15:02-17:04)

Episode 809 - Listener Questions
-5:00 Vikki from the UK asks when dates for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party are usually announced and when tickets for said event go on sale. She also asks if she can get an Annual Pass discount on the Party tickets when she will only have a voucher

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (43:46-44:45)

Episode 768 - Epic October 2014 Weekend Recap (3:25-10:13)

Episode 767 - Listener Questions
-31:02 Crystal asks for viewing spots for the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party parade and fireworks; Wishes; and Illuminations

Episode 764 - Listener Questions
-13:21 Rod from Canada ponders attraction wait times at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 761 - Listener Questions
-20:17 Jessica asks about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party highlights

Episode 756 - Villains Arrive, Off-Kilter, Mo’Rockin Go (After 18:11) Villains Sinister Soiree dessert party

Episode 722 - Listener Questions
-5:05 Connie is excited about Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. She asks when Halloween decorations are put up at the Magic Kingdom
-11:07 Brandy from New Jersey asks about scheduling a VIP tour during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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

Episode 680 - Listener Questions
-7:35 Kelly from Missouri asks if she can realistically wait to make Be Our Guest Restaurant dinner reservations for September until Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party dates are announced

Episode 655 - Couples Trip with Split Stay & Great Dining (21:03-27:11)

Episode 652 - Pop Century & Beach Club Family Fun (8:59-12:30) Touring Magic Kingdom on party days without going to party itself

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine (17:40-20:41)

Episode 625 - Live Interviews from Epic October 2013

Episode 609 - Epic October 2013 Memories (5:11-10:12)

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

Episode 600 - Fall 2013 Preview (6:43-15:23)

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 581 - Listener Questions
-25:15 Tyson asks if attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party to only ride attractions is a good idea

Episode 575 - Listener Questions
-4:22 Kim from Ohio asks about the logistics of attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, both in general and on an arrival night

Episode 573 - Best Experiences For Your Princess (22:45-23:21)

Episode 554 - Listener Questions
-25:30 Kent asks how far in advance he should purchase tickets for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 289 - A Last Minute Weekend Trip to WDW

Episode 267 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party 2010

Episode 167 - Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party & Child’s First Trip

Episode 73 - Tower of Terror 13K, AKL Villas, & Doorways to Dreams

Episode 67: Saratoga Springs Resort, The Wave, MNSSHP

Episode 57 - Rikki Live from Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 18 - Old Key West, Renting DVC Points, Photopass Tips

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Episode 1497 - Listener Questions
-28:53 Michael asks if certain days of the week are less crowded at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Michael also asks where he should eat dinner while on the Candlelight Processional Dinner Package and how far in advance he should line up to get the best seating at the show

Episode 1493 - Disney’s Aulani Resort in February & Art of Animation/Pop Century in December (32:04-33:47)

Episode 1455 - Listener Questions
-34:14 Clarissa decides between the Halloween and Christmas parties at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 1425 - Listener Questions
-27:30 William asks if touring at the Magic Kingdom is easier on days when Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is held or on non-party days

Episode 1422 - Listener Questions
-15:38 Sherry ponders the best cupcakes at Walt Disney World. Sherry also asks if she can get ADRs at Tony's Town Square Restaurant during Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 1421 - A Surprise Multi-generational Trip at Christmas to Old Key West Resort (11:34-14:46)

Episode 1417 - Pam’s Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights (20:28-25:50)

Episode 1416 - Listener Questions
-39:33 Jadena asks if she should purchase the extra Tony's Most Merriest Town Square Party package within Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 1410 - Listener Questions
-26:15 Alyssa decides between viewing Illuminations and attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The replacements for Illuminations are discussed
-37:19 Chris asks about queue protocol for meeting Jack and Sally with young children at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 1409 - Ultimate Walt Disney World Christmas Trip 2017 (22:10-30:53)

Episode 1408 - Walt Disney World Holiday Happenings 2018 (17:52-34:09)

Episode 1404 - Listener Questions
-6:01 Erica asks if she should take Uber or Magical Express from Orlando International Airport to Coronado Springs after a scheduled 1:30 PM landing such as to arrive at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party in the most efficient manner
-26:33 Nina asks about the differences between the Christmas Party Wishes and Happily Ever After, and wonders if she should book a dessert party on another night to see Happily Ever After. Nina also asks about eating at every ice cream parlor on Disney property. Finally, Nina ponders the best vegetarian menu options on property

Episode 1401 - Listener Questions
-39:08 Paige asks if she should skip the Magic Kingdom on a Sunday with Early Extra Magic Hours and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

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 1392 - Listener Questions
-4:28 Sherry asks about getting a good viewing spot for the first run of the Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party parade with young children

Episode 1389 - Listener Questions
-16:03 William ponders a good place for a late lunch before Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 1371 - Listener Questions
-15:52 Danielle asks about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
-41:52 Kimberly asks about linking Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets to her Magic Band and making FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1365 - Listener Questions
-13:14 Karen ponders crowd levels at the Magic Kingdom on days with early closure for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and no Morning Extra Magic Hours. Karen also asks about touring the Magic Kingdom on such days and the necessity of Park Hopper tickets. Karen also asks about Doc McStuffins meet-and-greets

Episode 1352 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 1) (After 28:41)

Episode 1351 - Be Our Guest Podcast - YOUR Turn! (5:49-11:58; 27:51-30:09)

Episode 1350 - Listener Questions
-9:22 Jamie asks if she should add an extra day to her park tickets so that she can tour the Magic Kingdom outside of the 4 PM-midnight window that her Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party ticket will allow. Jamie also asks about eating dinner during the Christmas party
-34:06 Whitney asks if she can make FastPass Plus reservations sixty days in advance for the 4-7 PM window prior to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party if she will not be using a Magic Your Way ticket on that day

Episode 1341 - Listener Questions
-25:58 David from New Jersey decides between attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party on November 8, the first night of the party, or on November 9, a Friday

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

Episode 1320 - Listener Questions
-20:48 Danielle asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth it if her four-year-old son does not stay up late. Danielle also asks about Minnie's Holiday Dinner at Hollywood and Vine and other holiday festivities

Episode 1308 - Parking, Puppies, Pirates, and Parties (29:41-33:26)

Episode 1292 - Listener Questions
-22:56 Madison from Australia ponders the romance-level of dinner at Whispering Canyon, eating lots of snacks at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, sharing Ohana bread pudding at Tambu Lounge, Hoop Dee Doo Revue, and Dinoland USA at night

Episode 1274 - Listener Questions
-34:56 Brenda from Minnesota decides between touring Kennedy Space Center or attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party after disembarking a Disney Cruise

Episode 1268 - Listener Questions
-30:54 Frank from Pennsylvania asks how Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party compares to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
-35:12 Matthew from Virginia asks about touring the parks solo, touring with friends with different FastPass Plus return times, and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 1241 - Listener Questions
-5:43 Stephanie from Alabama asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth it for two college students on a tight budget. Rikki mentions other Christmas activities

Episode 1207 - Fort Wilderness Cabins during Food & Wine Festival (22:57-26:17)

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 1157 - Listener Questions
-18:53 Shawn asks about scheduling FastPass Plus reservations during the 4-7PM grace period prior to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. Shawn also asks about the general crowds at the Christmas parties

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-10:42 Beth from Illinois asks about the 2017 Food and Wine Festival, including the dates and general tips. Beth also asks when Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets will be available for purchase

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-33:49 Laurie asks if the seasonal snacks offered at the Magic Kingdom's hard ticket parties are free

Episode 1106 - Listener Questions
-25:07 Allison from Minnesota asks if she can receive an Annual Pass discount for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party tickets when she will have an Annual Pass at the time of the party but not at the time of the party ticket purchase

Episode 1104 - At , Would You Consider _? (After 27:39)

Episode 1098 - New Holiday Offerings at Walt Disney World (14:10-22:10)

Episode 1091 - Listener Questions
-20:24 Nate from Illinois asks if he has to use a regular park ticket to make FastPass Plus reservations at the Magic Kingdom between 4PM and 7PM on a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party day if he has tickets to the party

Episode 1073 - Listener Questions
-5:43 Amanda from South Carolina asks if Disney's restaurant lounges are generally child-friendly and whether items can be ordered to go at the Tune In Lounge and the Tambu Lounge. Amanda also asks if the fireworks from Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party are similar to the regular Wishes fireworks when viewing from a distance

Episode 1066 - Wine & Dine Weekend 2015 (25:51-29:44)

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-25:38 Dan from New York asks asks if Christmas decorations are installed between the last Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 1048 - Grand Floridian Villas, Disney Dream, Beach Club Villas (10:02-11:19)

Episode 1039 - Cool Off with a Christmas Season Trip Report in July (26:57-28:14)

Episode 1031 - Listener Questions
-14:12 John From Missouri decides between buying tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party or adding a couple of days to his trip

Episode 1024 - Disney Vets Bring 1st Timers to Walt Disney World (16:14-17:56)

Episode 992 - Listener Questions
-34:12 Chris from Massachusetts asks when the Food and Wine Festival ends and when Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party begins in 2016

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 939 - 2015 Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 937 - Father/Daughter Trip with Early December Magic (9:23-12:35)

Episode 928 - Beach Club, November Fun and Friends (10:06-13:54)

Episode 924 - I Miss __ at Walt Disney World Today (19:22-20:32)

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 851 - Listener Questions
-15:39 Sheila from Pennsylvania asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth it for a 30-year old

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 833 - Listener Questions
-25:40 Sarah from New York asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parties occur during Thanksgiving week. She also ponders a good place for a Thanksgiving dinner at WDW

Episode 815 - Listener Questions
-24:36 Theresa from New York asks about crowds at WDW between Nov. 28 and Dec. 5. Rikki mentions Pop Warner and Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 809 - Listener Questions
-21:41 Debby from Indiana asks when the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party occurs and when the Osborne Lights begin their shows

Episode 794 - Listener Questions
-28:46 James from Indiana asks about crowds at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 791 - Listener Questions
-13:49 Brandy from Oklahoma asks if her ticket to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party can be linked to her Magic Band. She also asks how quickly Party tickets sell out, and wonders if she can buy tickets on the day of the party

Episode 788 - Listener Questions
-29:03 James asks how crowds at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Parties compare to a regular day at the Magic Kingdom

Episode 782 - Listener Questions
-17:45 Paul from the UK asks generally about Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Episode 755 - Listener Questions
-10:57 Jed asks about activities outside the parks during the December holidays. He also asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth doing

Episode 746 - Listener Questions
-23:07 Jeremy asks if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party will be offered on Nov. 6, 2015 and the Osborne Lights on Nov. 7, 2015.

Episode 713 - Listener Questions
-6:59 Tracy from Kentucky asks about the presence of Photopass photographers during hard ticket events. Rikki says that FastPass Plus isn't available during hard ticket events.

Episode 710 - Listener Questions
-23:46 Tracy from Kentucky asks about booking FastPass Plus reservations for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party if she will not be in the park during the day

Episode 670 - Pop Century, Great Meals, Extended Family (10:03-12:17)

Episode 661 - Unexpected Magic with Family and Friends (33:10-36:44)

Episode 628 - 18 Straight Thanksgiving Trips to WDW (15:14-16:44)

Episode 584 - Listener Questions
-4:03 A listener asks for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party touring tips

Episode 578 - Listener Questions
-13:15 Darren asks for must sees at Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. He also asks for the best place to view the parade.

Episode 547 - Port Orleans Riverside & Great Cast Members (21:05-28:00)

Episode 545 - Listener Questions
-22:40 Mickeyforlife asks whether Park Hopper tickets or choosing Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is better for his situation

Episode 394 - Plussing the Walt Disney World Holiday Experience

Episode 181 - Jillian’s Early Christmas Trip to WDW

Episode 79 - Debbie’s Big Moment LIVE from MVMCP!

Episode 74 - Holidays In The Parks

Episode 12 - Sister & Brother Trip, MVMCP, Dining Opinions

A Pirates Adventure - Treasure of the Seven Seas
Episode 1266 - Trapped In Adventureland (14:34-16:36)

Episode 837 - Jungle Cruise Restaurant, Innoventions Changes with Listener Dean (26:53-27:50)

Episode 826 - Girls Trip with Free Dining at Caribbean Beach Resort (11:40-12:49)

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (16:07-17:45)

Episode 549 - Rikki’s WDW Trip (12:55-17:15)

Pirates League
Episode 1204 - Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, Wilderness Lodge - Club Level (27:55-31:15)

Episode 1076 - Listener Questions
-30:06 John from West Virginia asks how far in advance he can make reservations for Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and Pirates League

Episode 1072 - A Trip Fit For a King (20:09-22:30)

Episode 613 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Pirate Fun (22:26-24:43)

Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom
Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-6:44 Thelo asks about the length of progress-storage for Sorcerers of the Magic Kingdom. Rikki mentions a related protocol change

Episode 837 - Jungle Cruise Restaurant, Innoventions Changes with Listener Dean (24:46-27:50)

Episode 589 - Solo Trip for Expedition Everest Challenge (21:00-26:25)

Wishes
See "Nightime Spectaculars" below

Merchandise

Major Episodes
Episode 1510 - Simple, Obvious Improvements for Walt Disney World (45:18-47:28)

Episode 1459 - Epcot’s Flower & Garden Festival Review (25:19-28:15)

Episode 1420 - Trapped In Fantasyland (23:14-28:32)

Episode 1408 - Walt Disney World Holiday Happenings 2018 (34:13-40:44)

Episode 1330 - What’s Up With That at Walt Disney World? (23:49-28:40) DisneyStyle store

Episode 1312 - Walt Disney World Hot Takes (28:51-34:40)

Episode 1296 - Trapped on Sunset Boulevard (27:51-31:04)

Episode 1257 - Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort Review (32:17-33:16)

Episode 1248 - What Would You Bring Back? (25:17-30:37) Pal Mickey

Episode 1206 - Experiencing the Best of World Showcase (24:22-26:28)

Episode 1113 - Wrapping Up 2016 at Walt Disney World (After 40:31) Shop Disney Parks App

Episode 1110 - “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for a Long Weekend Trip (20:41-21:08) Shop Disney Parks App

Episode 1068 - Would You Rather? (28:23-31:44) MouseGear and Emporium

Episode 1050 - Start with Apps (23:45-27:35; 35:19-35:55) Amazon and Disney Shopping Act

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

Episode 1035 - The American Adventure (After 28:51)

Episode 1014 - Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort (26:38-28:40) Screen Door General Store at Boardwalk Inn

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

Episode 960 - More Oddsmakers for 2016 (21:57-24:36) Annual Pass shopping discount

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (26:04-28:52) Resort delivery

Episode 942 - Best WDW Shopping Experiences

Episode 892 - Mike’s Summer WDW Vacation Thoughts (11:22-12:36) Momento Mori picture

Episode 885 - Touring Germany in Epcot (12:02-20:19)

Episode 834 - Talking runDisney, Canada, and More with Brett Young (After 30:53) Running

Episode 819 - What We Love About Walt Disney World (21:50-24:57)

Episode 813 - Debbie Wilderness Lodge Villas Staycation (13:39-14:51) Ornaments at Germany, Epcot

Episode 772 - Villains, Animal Kingdom Lodge, & Dolphin (23:26-25:36)

Episode 771 - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (36:57-38:03)

Episode 738 - Mike’s Wilderness Lodge Stay & More! (30:07-34:59)

Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (25:39-31:19)

Episode 669 - O Canada! (23:17-25:00)

Episode 446: WDW Merchandise

Episode 290: Shopping at WDW

Episode 180 - Black Friday at WDW

Episode 44: Souvenirs

Listener Questions
Episode 1413 - Listener Questions
-16:37 Jillian asks about budgeting for souvenirs at Walt Disney World
-28:44 Justin seeks a good activity or piece of merchandise as a gift to his mom

Episode 1404 - Listener Questions
-16:01 Natalie asks how long merchandise typically lasts at the Princess Marathon Expo

Episode 1359 - Listener Questions
-5:43 Scott asks if Disney has cancelled its Purchase with a Purchase merchandise discount program at Walt Disney World and Disneyland
-30:39 Susan ponders the best souvenirs to purchase from Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Hong Kong Disneyland, Tokyo Disneyland, Disneyland Paris, and Shanghai Disneyland, respectively

Episode 1311 - Listener Questions
-24:33 Mark from Illinois asks if Mouse Gear will be open after the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party

Episode 1250 - Listener Questions
-6:32 John from Missouri asks about shipping a cast iron skillet purchased at a Florida outlet mall from Walt Disney World property to Missouri

Episode 1238 - Listener Questions
-34:46 Scott from Michigan asks about TSA candy protocol with pre-check at Orlando International Airport. Scott also asks if Disney's Starbucks locations sell specialty coffee mugs

Episode 1151 - Listener Questions
-29:45 Melissa from New Jersey asks if she can use her Magic Band to pay at non-Disney owned stores on property, Melissa also asks if she should eat breakfast at Chef Mickey's or Trattoria al Forno with two young children

Episode 1083 - More #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-5:28 Brian asks the hosts how much they would pay for a souvenir drink mug

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

Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-28:46 Michelle from Tennessee asks if Disney Dollars are still available

Episode 1007 - Listener Questions
-10:07 Mike says a commemorative plate is still included with Dine with an Imagineer

Episode 1004 - Listener Questions
-5:28 Dustin ruminates on the price of the commemorative plates used during Dine with an Imagineer lunches
-7:07 Madeline from Michigan asks if she can link her tickets to multiple Magic Bands from previous trips while also adding a new person to her My Disney Experience profile. Mike talks about customized Magic Bands

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-33:57 Jennifer and Greg ask if merchandise coupons are still offered on receipts at quick service restaurants

Episode 950 - Listener Questions
-5:37 Jay from Nevada discusses the benefits of Disney's new shopping app, "Shop Disney Parks"

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 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 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 836 - Listener Questions
-15:35 Sue from Pennsylvania asks if a resort concierge can schedule the bonus fourth FastPass Plus if a party takes an afternoon break after utilizing the first three FastPass Plusses. Sue also wonders if Disney sells cases of bottled water in its gift shops; Pam recommends Garden Grocer

Episode 749 - More Listener Questions
-13:39 Ashley from Oklahoma ponders unique Disney souvenirs

Episode 746 - Listener Questions
-25:55 Keith asks if Disney's "Glow with the Show Ears" are popular

Episode 674 - Listener Questions
-7:28 Erica from Indiana shares her experience with shipping merchandise home from Walt Disney World

Episode 645 - Listener Questions
-20:18 Alex asks if Disney will ship souvenirs bought at WDW to his home address

Episode 548 - Listener Questions
-12:07 Mark (@thedisnerd) asks about collectibles owned by the hosts

Episode 536: Listener Questions
-4:10 Dennis from Massachusetts asks the hosts about collectibles they may buy
See Dining for Refillable Mugs and "Pin Trading" below for Pin Trading

See Outside WDW for offsite shopping

Mini Golf

See "Golf" above

Nighttime Spectaculars

General
Episode 1482 - Listener Questions
-33:00 Jennifer asks if it's possible to view all of Disney's Hollywood Studios' nighttime spectaculars (Fantasmic, the Star Wars fireworks, and Wonderful World of Animation) in one night

Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (6:32-9:33)

Episode 1463 - Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge, Easter 2018, Water Parks, Extended Family (23:33-27:46)

Episode 1443 - Listener Questions
-38:01 Jennifer asks if she should try to visit both Epcot and the Magic Kingdom, the latter for the fireworks, on July 4 while staying at the Boardwalk

Episode 1422 - Listener Questions
-34:24 Sherry asks if Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios have any special fireworks shows on the 4th of July

Episode 1355 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 2) (10:28-14:24)

Episode 1343 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Food & Wine Festival, Homecomin’, & More (17:22-19:12) Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Dessert Party

Episode 1341 - Listener Questions
-11:02 Adam from Washington ponders what to do on his party's first night at Walt Disney World. The Polynesian is mentioned. Adam also asks how Walt Disney World's nighttime spectaculars compare to those at Disneyland
-38:35 Alyssa asks if Disney's Hollywood Studios's fireworks can still be seen at Coronado Springs, and if Disney's Hollywood Studios will have special fireworks for the 4th of July

Episode 1326 - Listener Questions
-25:40 Justin asks if he should eat a quick service dinner between lunch at the Plaza Restaurant and that night's fireworks dessert party

Episode 1318 - More Listener Questions
-11:12 Sierra and Joe decide between doing a fancy dinner or a dessert party for their anniversary
-20:06 Todd discusses fireworks cruises

Episode 1279 - Beach Club with College-Aged Kids Last Week (15:40-18:56)

Episode 1256 - Listener Questions
-21:29 Ashley from New Jersey seeks adventurous dining options with big portions and asks about dessert parties. Pam mentions Boma. Ashley also asks about traveling to Port Canaveral via Uber and scheduling a flight home after her Disney Cruise

Episode 1253 - Listener Questions
-31:53 Tara from Massachusetts ponders the two best nighttime spectaculars for a preschooler

Episode 1247 - Listener Questions
-26:11 Melissa from Indiana asks about the respective Magic Kingdom dessert parties at the Tomorrowland Terrace and the Garden
-30:48 Jen from Wisconsin asks about nighttime fireworks cruises

Episode 1243 - Honeymoon at the Yacht Club from the United Kingdom (24:24-26:21) Fireworks Cruise

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
-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 1208 - Listener Questions
-49:12 Rob from Florida asks if the Magic Kingdom will get a new nighttime parade

Episode 1204 - Port Orleans Riverside, Yacht Club, Wilderness Lodge - Club Level (25:56-27:53) Dessert Parties

Episode 1188 - Walt Disney World Nighttime Strategies

Episode 1178 - Listener Questions
-8:52 Erica from New York seeks the best nighttime spectacular for a nine-year-old girl other than Happily Ever After. Erica also seeks general tips for a mother-daughter trip. Rikki mentions the Grand Floridian tea

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-17:51 Emilia asks if she can realistically visit the Magic Kingdom for fireworks on New Year's Eve if her party will not be arriving at Walt Disney World until the mid-afternoon. Mike and Rikki discuss Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Emilia also asks how long Christmas decorations are kept up into the new year
-31:01 Jillian from Illinois asks about seeing Music of Pixar Live, Fantasmic, and the Star Wars fireworks all in the same night

Episode 1136 - Listener Questions
-11:24 Lucy ponders the best nighttime spectacular at Walt Disney World. The hosts recommend Wishes over Illuminations

Episode 1112 - Listener Questions
-7:44 Erica from Indiana wonders how far in advance she should arrive at the Magic Kingdom's fireworks dessert party on December 30
-10:59 Erica from Indiana asks about the best way to return to the Grand Floridian from the Magic Kingdom after late night fireworks. Mike mentions a special ferry option
-12:59 Erica from Indiana asks about the best way to return to the Grand Floridian from Epcot after later night fireworks on New Year's Eve

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-6:36 Natalie from Illinois ponders dining options, nighttime spectaculars, and other non-hard ticket New Year's Eve activities to enjoy with three children under age 10. The Polynesian is discussed
-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 1044 - I Always Mean To.. (29:36-32:38)

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-18:35 Amanda from Georgia asks whether Illuminations or Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks is better for her family

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

Episode 1007 - Listener Questions
-11:04 Jay from South Korea ponders booking the Wishes Dessert Party for the first night of his honeymoon vacation, when his wife has only visited the Magic Kingdom previously

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-27:33 Heather from New Hampshire wonders if the Star Wars fireworks at Disney's Hollywood Studios will last through February
-29:33 Katie asks about moving from FastPass Plus seating at the Main Street Electrical Parade to viewing locations for Celebrate the Magic and Wishes

Episode 964 - Mother/Daughter 10-Day Pop Century Resort Trip (16:50-19:59) California Grill

Episode 957 - Betting On 2016 (After 29:39)

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (11:36-12:52)

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

Episode 818 - Listener Questions
-5:32 Nicola from England ponders good activities and meals for her two-week honeymoon trip to WDW. Mike recommends a fireworks cruise, and Pam recommends PhotoPass, private dining at the Polynesian Village Resort, and custom-ordered cakes. Tours are also discussed

Episode 743 - Listener Questions
-20:01 Christine from Indiana asks how WDW's New Year's Eve fireworks compare to its 4th of July fireworks

Episode 723 - WDW Nighttime Spetaculars

Episode 603 - Traveling with Vintage Adults (16:11-18:28)

Episode 551 - Listener Questions
-16:05 Tink1987 asks the hosts what nighttime spectacular they'd remove if they could choose one

Episode 545 - Listener Questions
-13:33 Heather asks for good viewing spots for the nighttime spectaculars

Episode 211 - A Family of Four and Live WDW Audio, Part 1

Episode 106 - Nighttime Spectaculars!

Celebrate the Magic
Episode 737 - Listener Questions
-18:44 Erica from Indiana ponders the best locations for shorter people to view the "Celebrate the Magic" castle projection show

Disney Movie Magic
Episode 1182 - The Music of Pixar LIVE! & More at Disney’s Hollywood Studios (After 28:13)

Electrical Water Pageant
Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (25:58-28:19)

Episode 1350 - Listener Questions
-7:55 Megan asks if she can view the Electical Water Pageant from the Wilderness Lodge's Geyser Point

Episode 1153 - Pop Century, Blizzard Beach, Resort Hopping over Memorial Day Holiday (10:49-13:26)

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-13:22 Ann from Virginia seeks a quiet longhouse at the Polynesian considering construction and the Luau, and asks for optimal viewing locations for the Electrical Water Pageant. She also asks about the Portofino Bay Resort at Universal Orlando

Episode 761 - Listener Questions
-8:24 Michelle asks what the Electrical Water Pageant's show schedule is

Epcot Forever (Forthcoming; replaces Illuminations)
Episode 1414 - The Latest Walt Disney World News (4:50-9:55)

Episode 1410 - Listener Questions
-26:15 Alyssa decides between viewing Illuminations and attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The replacements for Illuminations are discussed

Fantasmic
Episode 1482 - Listener Questions
-20:53 Colleen asks if she should cancel her September 30 Fantasmic Dining Package reservation such as to view the last performance of Illuminations with four children under age eight

Episode 1479 - Listener Questions
-4:13 Kristen asks if she should retain her Fantasmic Dinner Package on the final night of her trip when she is concerned that her four-year-old twins might be too tired at that point in the trip, especially considering the huge crowds exiting Fantasmic. Kristen also asks if she can realistically secure a ride on Uber, Lyft, or a Minnie Van after Fantasmic. Kristen also asks if she should watch Happily Ever After from the Polynesian instead, and if so, how she can get back to Wilderness Lodge afterwards

Episode 1473 – Listener Questions
-23:22 Kevin asks if a potential-second Fantasmic showing in October would be earlier or later than the currently-scheduled 8PM performance, when his Fantasmic Dining Package reservation is for the night's "first show"

Episode 1455 - Listener Questions
-30:20 Steve asks if he can realistically see both Fantasmic and the Star Wars fireworks on the same night, when Fantasmic is scheduled for 8:30 and the fireworks for 9:00

Episode 1401 - Listener Questions
-24:19 TJ asks about the Fantasmic Dessert Package, especially its value and scheduling, and asks if the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! Party is a better option

Episode 1397 - Spring Break Stays at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (30:47-31:45)

Episode 1389 - Listener Questions
-14:23 Jessica asks if the Fantasmic Dessert and VIP Seating Package is worth it

Episode 1296 - Trapped on Sunset Boulevard (20:57-23:52)

Episode 1292 - Listener Questions
-37:24 Justin from Rhode Island asks if his party can eat at Mama Melrose's on the Fantasmic Dining Package when only some members plan to view Fantasmic

Episode 1255 - A Family WDW Trip & Solo Disneyland Adventure (10:30-12:27)

Episode 1229 - Listener Questions
-26:58 Lauren from Texas seeks nighttime ADR suggestions for a party with a seven-year-old. Rikki suggests 50’s Primetime Café; Pam recommends the Fantasmic Dining Package

Episode 1208 - Listener Questions
-30:57 Catherine asks if the Fantasmic Dinner Package is worth it in terms of seating location and availability. Mike mentions the The Music of Pixar Live! dining package, and Rikki mentions the Rivers of Light dining package. The future of The Music of Pixar Live! is discussed

Episode 1188 - Walt Disney World Nighttime Strategies (27:57-33:22)

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-15:50 Samantha asks if using a tier-one FastPass Plus reservation for Fantasmic is worth it

Episode 1178 - Listener Questions
-14:47 Ashley asks about paying for the Fantasmic and Rivers of Light Dining Packages with the Disney Dining Plan, including the status of appetizers

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-31:01 Jillian from Illinois asks about seeing Music of Pixar Live, Fantasmic, and the Star Wars fireworks all in the same night

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-19:10 Missy asks if it is possible to view Galactic Nights and Fantasmic on the same night at Disney's Hollywood Studios. Missy also asks about the Galactic Nights dessert party

Episode 1061 - Listener Questions
-8:04 Molly asks about viewing Fantasmic and the Star Wars Fireworks, the latter with a good standing location, on the same night

Episode 956 - Listener Questions
-27:12 Leslie asks about "Minnie's Seasonal Dining" at Hollywood and Vine. Rikki mentions the Fantasmic Dinner Package

Episode 950 - Listener Questions
-18:33 Erica from Indiana asks how early she should arrive at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater to attain waterfront seats for Fantasmic over Christmas week using the Fantasmic Dinner Package. Erica also asks how early she should arrive at the theme parks in the morning

Episode 943 - Annual Extended Walt Disney World Vacations (19:10-21:25)

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-27:07 Chris from Canada asks if he should see the Frozen Summer Fun fireworks before Fantasmic or vice versa. Chris also asks if he can offer his Fantasmic seating from the Fantasmic Dinner Package to another party

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 766 - Surprise 18th Birthday at 3 Walt Disney World Resorts (23:09-24:20) Dinner Package

Episode 656 - Listener Questions
-19:16 Connie asks about the Fantasmic Dinner Package

Episode 655 - Couples Trip with Split Stay & Great Dining (17:29-18:40) Exiting the stadium

Episode 652 - Pop Century & Beach Club Family Fun (22:34-23:45) Dinner Package

Episode 647 - Listener Questions
-9:01 Darren shares his experience with using FastPass Plus at Fantasmic

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine (23:54-27:26) Dinner Package

Episode 632 - Listener Questions
-25:14 Beth from Maine asks if the Fantasmic Dinner Package is worth it

Episode 608 - Listener Questions
-16:11 Sue asks about the Fantasmic Dinner Package

Happily Ever After
Episode 1506 - Listener Questions
-27:55 Allan seeks the best dessert party at Walt Disney World. Mike and Rikki recommend the Happily Ever After's dessert party

Episode 1490 - Mother/Daughter Trip during Flower & Garden at Disney’s All-Star Music (12:44-14:42)

Episode 1485 - Extra, Extra Listener Questions
-28:38 Caitlin decides between splurging on Early Morning Magic and a Happily Ever After Dessert Party in June with her eleven-year-old sister. Space at the dessert party is discussed

Episode 1483 - Live Calls Talking Disney After Hours, Riviera Resort, Woody’s Roundup Rodeo, More (32:21-36:59)

Episode 1479 - Listener Questions
-4:13 Kristen asks if she should retain her Fantasmic Dinner Package on the final night of her trip when she is concerned that her four-year-old twins might be too tired at that point in the trip, especially considering the huge crowds exiting Fantasmic. Kristen also asks if she can realistically secure a ride on Uber, Lyft, or a Minnie Van after Fantasmic. Kristen also asks if she should watch Happily Ever After from the Polynesian instead, and if so, how she can get back to Wilderness Lodge afterwards
-21:33 A listener seeks tips for viewing Happily Ever After from the Polynesian in late May

Episode 1476 - Listener Questions
-5:31 Sarah asks about managing the Happily Ever After Dessert Party at 9PM with the beginning of the After Hours event at 10PM. Sarah asks if she should cancel the Dessert Party such as to not miss part of the After Hours event

Episode 1470 - Listener Questions
-17:37 Paul seeks a good activity at Walt Disney World for one night while he is on a business trip. Pam recommends going to the Magic Kingdom to see Happily Ever After and ride some of the classic attractions

Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-38:09 Christopher asks if he can realistically board Flight of Passage with a minimal wait if he arrives at the Animal Kingdom as the general public is admitted on an Extra Magic Hour Morning. Christopher also decides between seeing Illuminations and Happily Ever After

Episode 1452 - Listener Questions
-3:38 Robbie ponders the best time to make a dinner ADR at California Grill such as to see the Magic Kingdom fireworks. Robbie also asks if Happily Ever After or the special Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party fireworks are better viewed from California Grill

Episode 1446 - Is This Romantic? (21:15-24:24)

Episode 1439 - Polynesian Village Resort, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Disney Cruise to Alaska, & Disney Institute Experience (11:41-13:43)

Episode 1422 - Listener Questions
-27:59 Stephanie ponders a good restaurant from which to watch Happily Ever After while on her honeymoon

Episode 1420 - Trapped In Fantasyland (31:43-33:41)

Episode 1419 - Listener Questions
-39:58 Julie decides among dropping the Happily Ever After dessert party, her Disney After Hours tickets, and her single day tickets to the Magic Kingdom

Episode 1413 - Listener Questions
-33:20 Janet asks if she can realistically obtain a window seat at the California Grill lounge if she arrives at opening time, 5:30. Janet also asks if she can view Happily Ever After from the California Grill if she only eats at the lounge and if said view is better for the fireworks than the Polynesian beach

Episode 1404 - Listener Questions
-26:33 Nina asks about the differences between the Christmas Party Wishes and Happily Ever After, and wonders if she should book a dessert party on another night to see Happily Ever After. Nina also asks about eating at every ice cream parlor on Disney property. Finally, Nina ponders the best vegetarian menu options on property

Episode 1392 - Listener Questions
-17:16 Megan asks if her nine-person party can realistically watch Happily Ever After at the Magic Kingdom before a 9:50 ADR at Ohana

Episode 1383 - Listener Questions
-35:30 Steve and Carla ask about seeing Happily Ever After during a week full of Halloween Parties and Extra Magic Hour Evenings

Episode 1377 - Listener Questions
-37:57 Ann asks about viewing the Magic Kingdom's Fantasy in the Sky fireworks on December 30 and how these fireworks compare to Happily Ever After and Wishes. Ann also asks if there are multiple fireworks shows at the Magic Kingdom that night. Finally, Ann asks about touring Walt Disney World on New Year's Eve

Episode 1371 - Listener Questions
-24:08 Pamela asks about the difficulty of exiting Cinderalla's Royal Table as guests queue up for the fireworks

Episode 1362 - Listener Questions
-36:11 Kris seeks the best dessert party at the Magic Kingdom and asks about managing My Disney Experience when travelling with friends, especially concerning credit card information

Episode 1359 - Listener Questions
-33:28 Katie asks about crowding in the hub grass area at the Happily Ever After Dessert Party. Katie also asks if this spot is good for watching the fireworks with a toddler
-43:02 Theresa asks if the Happily Ever After Dessert Party is worth it for a diabetic

Episode 1355 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 2) (37:33-41:09)

Episode 1354 - Live Questions with Your Calls! (35:22-39:23)

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-8:08 Scott asks about the direction of the Magic Kingdom afternoon parade and the best viewing spots for a party with three children under age ten. Scott also ponders the best viewing spots for the Happily Ever After fireworks

Episode 1347 - Listener Questions
-20:45 Jenny from Texas asks about the utility of attending a Happily Ever After dessert party if she plans to leave early. Jenny also seeks casual dining options for two adults on the monorail loop
-35:01 Kevin asks if he can return to the California Grill to watch the Magic Kingdom fireworks if he attended an ADR at the restaurant earlier in the day
-36:08 Brittany from North Carolina asks if she can be admitted early to the California Grill to view the Magic Kingdom fireworks if her ADR is not until five minutes after the scheduled fireworks
-41:04 Shantee asks if the California Grill is worth it just to view the Magic Kingdom's castle projection show and fireworks if the menu doesn't appeal to her. Shantee also asks if California Grill accepts Dining Plan credits for brunch, and she seeks other good signature dining options

Episode 1343 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Food & Wine Festival, Homecomin’, & More (21:06-22:02)

Episode 1338 - Listener Questions
-21:41 Kurt asks about the quality of the Celebration at the Top Private Party at the California Grill and whether he should save $99 and view Happily Ever After elsewhere

Episode 1337 - Party of 13, All-Star Music Family Suites, Fireworks, Pirates & More (18:04-20:55)

Episode 1332 - Listener Questions
-15:58 Jennifer asks about viewing the Magic Kingdom fireworks with an elderly relative who is only interested in the fireworks, not rides or food

Episode 1327 - Walt Disney World Win, Fail, or Meh! (10:41-14:32) Dessert Party

Episode 1320 - Listener Questions
-28:58 Jennifer asks about the best time to arrive for the Happily Ever After Dessert Party

Episode 1317 - Listener Questions
-21:58 Elizabeth asks about viewing the Happily Ever After fireworks from the Polynesian after dinner at Ohana. Elizabeth also considers substituting Captain Cook's for Ohana. Elizabeth also ponders transportation options from the Polynesian to Extra Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom after the fireworks

Episode 1306 - 30th Birthday Celebration Trip to Disney’s Beach Club Resort (23:36-27:41) From Cinderella's Royal Table

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-5:04 Melissa asks if her party can realistically view the Magic Kingdom's Happily Ever After fireworks after a dinner at Cinderella's Royal Table or at least from inside the castle
-40:58 Adam decides between Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party and a Happily Ever After Dessert Party with a three-year-old daughter

Episode 1301 - Listener Questions
-12:42 Mark asks why ADRs for the Magic Kingdom's Plaza Dessert Party have not opened for August 2018

Episode 1298 - Listener Questions
-27:04 Kelsey asks if there is any chance of seeing the Magic Kingdom's Kiss Goodnight as an offsite guest on an Evening Extra Magic Hour night. Pam mentions a new fireworks show at Universal Orlando

Episode 1290 - Listener Questions
-28:11 Matt from New Jersey ponders the best spots to view the fireworks shows at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios excluding dessert parties

Episode 1279 - Beach Club with College-Aged Kids Last Week (15:40-18:56)

Episode 1271 - Listener Questions
-35:20 Marci from Tennessee asks about the Magic Kingdom fireworks dessert party for a group with two children under age six

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
-29:49 Lauren from Texas asks where she should optimally view Happily Ever After

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 1191 - What We Are Looking Forward To (27:01-27:54)

Episode 1188 - Walt Disney World Nighttime Strategies (7:27-20:12)

Episode 1187 - Listener Questions
-33:37 Deanna from Canada asks about the view of the Happily Ever After fireworks from the Polynesian beach

Episode 1176 - Last Weekend at Walt Disney World (18:03-30:58)

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-11:56 Leanne asks if she should wait before booking a Keys to the Kingdom Tour and a Happily Ever After Dessert Party for Christmas week

Episode 1172 - Listener Questions
-22:38 Shaif from Israel asks if he can view Disney fireworks from outside the parks. Mike and Rikki think "Happily Ever After" will be more difficult to view from outside the Magic Kingdom than "Wishes" was

Illuminations
Episode 1482 - Listener Questions
-20:53 Colleen asks if she should cancel her September 30 Fantasmic Dining Package reservation such as to view the last performance of Illuminations with four children under age eight

Episode 1476 - Listener Questions
-11:52 Tracy asks if the Epcot fireworks will be visible from the Toledo Restaurant at Coronado Springs. Tracy also asks when the Three Bridges Bar and Grill will open

Episode 1470 - Listener Questions
-33:26 Alfred asks about the food and drink offerings when doing the Illuminations Dinner Package at Rose and Crown

Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-38:09 Christopher asks if he can realistically board Flight of Passage with a minimal wait if he arrives at the Animal Kingdom as the general public is admitted on an Extra Magic Hour Morning. Christopher also decides between seeing Illuminations and Happily Ever After
-41:15 Bob asks about the difficulty of securing a late-afternoon rolling FastPass Plus reservation for Epcot's Character Spot. Bob also ponders the best place to view Illuminations sans a FastPass Plus reservation

Episode 1458 - Listener Questions
-15:33 Michelle asks about the Illuminations Dining Package at Rose and Crown. Pam reviews the experience

Episode 1453 - Mike’s Princess Half-Marathon Trip Report (29:55-33:10)

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-29:28 Jeff asks if the fireworks cruises from the Epcot-area resorts offer good views of Illuminations or if he can get a better vantage point elsewhere. Pam discusses a new Illuminations-viewing party at Rose and Crown

Episode 1422 - Listener Questions
-23:51 Briane asks how long before showtime she should arrive at the reserved seating area for the January 26 Festival of the Arts nighttime concert while on the Disney On Broadway Music Series Dining Package. Briane also asks where she should watch Illuminations after the concert

Episode 1414 - The Latest Walt Disney World News (4:50-9:55)

Episode 1410 - Listener Questions
-26:15 Alyssa decides between viewing Illuminations and attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The replacements for Illuminations are discussed

Episode 1400 - Copper Creek Villas, Royal Pacific, Summer 2018 (28:13-29:41)

Episode 1395 - Listener Questions
-17:37 Nick wonders if the Frozen Dessert Party at Epcot and the Early Morning Magic event at Disney's Hollywood Studios will still be available as of April. Rikki says special event-dining schedules are released later than regular restaurant schedules for ADR purposes

Episode 1386 - Listener Questions
-4:50 Rochelle decides between seeing Illuminations and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! during her December trip. Mike discusses the announced end of Illuminations
-12:52 Mike asks about eating dinner at the Boardwalk without an ADR and watching Illuminations from the Boardwalk

Episode 1355 - How To Do Everything at Walt Disney World (Part 2) (31:47-34:40)

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-17:59 Ray asks if Illuminations can be viewed from La Hacienda de San Angel. Ray also asks about the food quality at that restaurant

Episode 1338 - Listener Questions
-4:47 Debbie asks about New Year's Eve festivities in Epcot's World Showcase and about making ADRs for that night. Pam mentions the holiday version of Illuminations

Episode 1311 - Listener Questions
-24:33 Mark from Illinois asks if Mouse Gear will be open after the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party

Episode 1290 - Listener Questions
-28:11 Matt from New Jersey ponders the best spots to view the fireworks shows at the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and Disney's Hollywood Studios excluding dessert parties

Episode 1217 - Listener Questions
-11:01 Lauren from Texas asks about stretching out an early ADR at Rose and Crown such as to view Illuminations

Episode 1188 - Walt Disney World Nighttime Strategies (After 33:24)

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

Episode 1075 - Bachelorette Party at the Boardwalk (7:35-8:16) Illuminations Cruise

Episode 1053 - Should I Stay or Should I Go? (16:14-18:54)

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-6:34 Mindy from Tennessee decides among a carriage ride with beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter; an Illuminations dessert party; and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue to celebrate her parents' 50th anniversary on a budget of about $150. Mike also mentions Yehaa Bob Jackson's show at Port Orleans Riverside

Episode 1013 - Listener Questions
-23:54 Brian from Ohio asks about arriving at Mickey's Backyard Barbecue, and the IllumiNations Sparkling Dessert Party

Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-20:01 Sarah from Tennessee asks if Illuminations can be viewed from non-window seats at La Hacienda de San Angel. Other restaurants with Illuminations views are discussed

Episode 1002 - Quantifiable Walt Disney World (12:28-16:20)

Episode 985 - The Premium Food & Wine Festival Experience (After 30:25) Illuminations Sparkling Dessert Party

Episode 958 - Bonus Listener Questions
-19:34 Christy asks if her party can plausibly obtain a water view table during an 8 PM ADR at Spice Road Table. Christy also asks if such tables provide adequate views of Illuminations. Finally, Christy ponders crowds over Martin Luther King Day weekend

Episode 943 - Annual Extended Walt Disney World Vacations (19:10-21:25)

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

Episode 898 - Listener Questions Live from the Disney Dream
-15:37 A listener asks about celebrating a wedding at Walt Disney World with 12-15 people. The Illuminations Dessert Party, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Boma and Jiko tours, and the Boardwalk Inn are mentioned

Episode 896 - Listener Questions
-15:40 Lauren wonders if 7:45 PM is a good ADR time for viewing Illuminations from La Hacienda de San Angel

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-30:40 Mark asks about FastPass Plus scheduling intervals after Wishes. Mark also asks about the FastPass Plus Illuminations viewing area

Episode 767 - Listener Questions
-31:02 Crystal asks for viewing spots for the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party parade and fireworks; Wishes; and Illuminations

Episode 738 - Mike’s Wilderness Lodge Stay & More! (35:00-36:40) Holiday Tag

Episode 714 - Location Matters at Epcot (After 24:30) Best viewing spots

Episode 706 - Multi-Generational WDW & DCL Experiences (15:57-17:08) Cruise

Episode 667 - Caribbean Beach Resort over Christmas 2013 (22:20-23:46) Holiday Tag

Episode 571 - Ultimate WDW Retirement Plans (14:20-16:50)

Episode 563 - Listener Questions
32:57 Heather asks for the hosts' favorite viewing spots for Illuminations

Episode 541 - Two Amazing WDW Trips (3:55-7:24) Cruise

Episode 252 - Illuminations: Reflections of Earth

Episode 46 - Illuminations Cruise, Sunset Safari, And More!

Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! fireworks
Episode 1417 - Pam’s Walt Disney World Holiday Highlights (16:29-19:24)

Episode 1401 - Listener Questions
-24:19 TJ asks about the Fantasmic Dessert Package, especially its value and scheduling, and asks if the Jingle Bell, Jingle Bam! Party is a better option

Episode 1386 - Listener Questions
-4:50 Rochelle decides between seeing Illuminations and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! during her December trip. Mike discusses the announced end of Illuminations

Episode 1362 - Listener Questions
-4:08 Sherry decides between attending Candlelight Processional and the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! dessert party with her nine-year-old son

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-40:08 Liz asks if Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will commence by November 10, 2018. Liz also asks when the gingerbread houses are installed at the resorts. Finally, Liz decides between a trip in early November or early December

Episode 1326 - Listener Questions
-16:59 Valerie asks about dessert party logistics on a night when both the Star Wars Fireworks and Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! will be shown at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1320 - Listener Questions
-25:02 Danielle asks about the difficulty of securing a spot for Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! and whether booking a dessert party is essential to getting said spot

Episode 1082 - #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-10:32 Jenny Lee from Texas asks if the Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM! fireworks show at Disney's Hollywood Studios might have a soft opening performance

The Jungle Book: Alive with Magic
Episode 1113 - Wrapping Up 2016 at Walt Disney World (15:31-22:03)

Episode 1065 - 21 with Hanna and Paige (27:53-30:01)

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

Episode 1032 - Rikki’s Reviews Animal Kingdom at Night and Disney Springs (11:20-16:47)

Permanent Illuminations Replacement (Forthcoming; Will replace Epcot Forever)
Episode 1414 - The Latest Walt Disney World News (4:50-9:55)

Episode 1410 - Listener Questions
-26:15 Alyssa decides between viewing Illuminations and attending Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. The replacements for Illuminations are discussed

Rivers of Light
Episode 1495 - Are You Looking for Something New at Walt Disney World? (36:43-38:04)

Episode 1374 - Listener Questions
-21:00 Adrian asks if he should arrive at his Sanaa ADR early to explore Animal Kingdom Lodge or linger in the Animal Kingdom to view Rivers of Light

Episode 1286 - Listener Questions
-10:57 Tiana from California decides among dinner at Tusker House with a Rivers of Light Dining Package, 50's Primetime Cafe, and Ohana

Episode 1274 - Listener Questions
-23:56 Bethany from North Carolina decides between exploring Pandora at night or seeing Rivers of Light

Episode 1209 - The Pandora Problem (28:10-33:08)

Episode 1208 - Listener Questions
-30:57 Catherine asks if the Fantasmic Dinner Package is worth it in terms of seating location and availability. Mike mentions the The Music of Pixar Live! dining package, and Rikki mentions the Rivers of Light dining package. The future of The Music of Pixar Live! is discussed
-43:05 Alyssa from Maine asks about booking the Rivers of Light dining package after October 31. Mike gives his opinion of the show

Episode 1188 - Walt Disney World Nighttime Strategies (20:13-27:56)

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
-14:47 Ashley asks about paying for the Fantasmic and Rivers of Light Dining Packages with the Disney Dining Plan, including the status of appetizers

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-4:40 Jimmie and Rhonda from Texas ask if they should make a FastPass Plus reservation for Rivers of Light or if they should do the related dining package

Episode 1158 - Geyser Point, Flower & Garden Festival, Toothsome & More with Rikki (10:04-17:52)

Episode 1156 - Bachelor Party at Walt Disney World (28:38-28:54)

Episode 1145 - Listener Questions
-16:07 Elysa from Pennsylvania asks about the Rivers of Light dinner package at Tiffins, especially if Tables in Wonderland or Annual Pass discounts are available

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-35:12 Courtney from Kentucky asks about the Rivers of Light dining package

Episode 1134 - Pandora, Rivers of Light, Wishes & More (23:08-30:08)

Episode 1113 - Wrapping Up 2016 at Walt Disney World (15:31-22:03)

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

Episode 1101 - Mike & Rikki Talk Disney News (3:55-11:14)

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World (16:11-23:52)

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 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 612 - Changes to Disney’s Animal Kingdom & GAC Program (7:40-9:12)

Starbright Holidays — An Intel Collaboration Drone Show
Episode 1429 - Looking Back on 2018 at Walt Disney World (33:49-35:33)

Episode 1217 - Listener Questions
-29:26 Noella ponders Christmas activities at Disney Springs, such as the Drone Show and the Christmas Tree Trail

Episode 1116 - Rikki’s 2016 Walt Disney World Christmas Adventure (22:31-23:35)

Episode 1113 - Wrapping Up 2016 at Walt Disney World (22:04-24:09)

Episode 1101 - Mike & Rikki Talk Disney News (11:15-15:25)

Episode 1099 - Mike Takes Your Questions Live
-18:10 Mike and Jay discuss the new drones at Disney Springs

Episode 1098 - New Holiday Offerings at Walt Disney World (After 39:34)

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks
See "Disney's Hollywood Studios" above.

Wonderful World of Animation (DHS; Forthcoming)
Episode 1486 - Pam’s Experiences with Galaxy’s Edge, Disney’s Riviera, DHS 30th Anniversary, More (30:42-31:23)

Episode 1467 - Listener Questions
-17:53 Kristen asks how the May 1, 2019 D23 event at Disney's Hollywood Studios to celebrate the park's thirtieth anniversary will impact crowds at the park. Kristen also asks what time the park's new nighttime projection show, Wonderful World of Animation, will start that night

Episode 1414 - The Latest Walt Disney World News (25:58-27:26)
See "Resorts" below for "Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage"

Package Vouchers

Episode 558 - Cruise Update and Package Bonuses (After 19:10)
See Also: Trip Planning for more episodes about Packages generally

Pin Trading

Major Episodes
Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (32:56-34:31)

Episode 1289 - Is This Romantic? (22:24-25:41)

Episode 1189 - Mother/Daughter Trip on a Budget (10:24-14:21)

Listener Questions
Episode 861 - More Listener Questions
-13:33 David discusses pin trading

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

Resorts

General
Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-19:35 Rachel asks if the Boardwalk has fun activities for children and tweens. Activities at DVC resorts are discussed generally

Episode 1335 - Listener Questions
-28:18 Patricia from New York asks about must-dos at the Grand Floridian and the Boardwalk around New Year's Eve

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-12:03 Keith from Georgia asks about the schedule for the nighttime performers at the Boardwalk

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-9:08 David asks about exploring the Wilderness Lodge and Fort Wilderness late in the afternoon with two children

Episode 1023 - Even More Listener Questions
-15:59 Steve from the UK ponders activities at the Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-3:36 Jolyn ponders activities at Disney's Boardwalk area

Episode 845 - Listener Questions
-14:44 Elizabeth seeks the best restaurants and entertainment options at the Boardwalk for an anniversary trip. Rikki recommends the Yacht Club's Captain's Grille for breakfast

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

Episode 827 - Listener Questions
-24:17 Todd from Michigan seeks resort entertainment. Rikki highlights Boardwalk nightlife

Art Classes (Art of Animation; DVC Resorts)
Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (19:12-22:14; 28:20-28:58)

Episode 1419 - Listener Questions
-33:42 Mackenzie ponders art classes and other fun classes at Walt Disney World

Episode 1091 - Listener Questions
-30:35 Amy from Texas asks about the drawing class at the Art of Animation Resort

Episode 742 - Let Them Eat Cake at Disney’s Art of Animation (16:30-19:43)
See also "Painting with a View" below

The Attic (Boardwalk)
Episode 1141 - A Disney Wedding at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and DIsney’s Aulani Resort (6:40-13:58)

Bibbidy Bobbity Boutique (Grand Floridian)
See entry under "Magic Kingdom" above

Carriage and Wagon Rides
Episode 1511 - Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lots of Extra Experiences (13:02-13:51)

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 1278 - New Experiences at Walt Disney World (After 37:38)

Episode 1252 - 10 Day Trip in February over the Princess Half-Marathon Weekend (24:06-25:59)

Episode 1229 - Listener Questions
-7:17 Tabatha from Washington asks if she should take a honeymoon carriage ride at Fort Wilderness or at Port Orleans

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-6:34 Mindy from Tennessee decides among a carriage ride with beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter; an Illuminations dessert party; and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue to celebrate her parents' 50th anniversary on a budget of about $150. Mike also mentions Yehaa Bob Jackson's show at Port Orleans Riverside

Episode 605 - Listener Questions
-14:13 Angela from Illinois asks if Fort Wilderness offers carriage rides during Christmastime

Day Cruise Around the World (Yacht Club)
Episode 1286 - Listener Questions
-22:12 Kristy talks about the Day Cruise Around the World from the Yacht Club through World Showcase

Dine with an Animal Specialist (Animal Kingdom Lodge; Sanaa)
Episode 1511 - Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lots of Extra Experiences (23:55-27:08)

Episode 1436 - All-Stars, Disneyland, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans French Quarter and More (29:59-30:38)

Dine With an Imagineer at Citricos (Grand Floridian)
See "Dine With an Imagineer at Brown Derby" under "Disney's Hollywood Studios" above

Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge Night Safari
Episode 1072 - A Trip Fit For a King (9:59-11:43)

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-6:29 Maria from Pennsylvania asks if the Animal Kingdom Lodge still offers night-vision tours and whether there are age restrictions for said tours

Episode 961 - Three Resorts and Many Magical Experiences (11:43-14:12)

Equestrian
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 1229 - Listener Questions
-19:23 Tim from Texas asks about horseback riding at Tri-Circle-D Ranch, transportation to Fort Wilderness, and dining recommendations

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 1001 - Listener Questions
-31:39 Lee from the UK asks about pony rides at Fort Wilderness' Tri-Circle-D Ranch

Episode 798 - Listener Questions
-19:28 Elisa asks about horseback riding at Fort Wilderness

Episode 785 - Listener Questions
-4:53 Bronwin asks if Fort Wilderness provides comfort stations such that the party can wash and change after horseback riding, and before a reservation at 1900 Park Fare

Episode 772 - Villains, Animal Kingdom Lodge, & Dolphin (21:25-23:24)

Fishing
Episode 1512 - Listener Questions
-9:14 Katie asks about touring the theme parks in an ECV and seeks a good extra activity for her vacation. Mike mentions fishing

Episode 1498 - Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resorts (31:31-33:39)

Episode 1172 - Listener Questions
-26:11 Kelly seeks good places for family memories at Walt Disney World, especially for her husband. Fishing excursions, Memory Maker, tours, and Yehaa Bob are discussed

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

Episode 1021 - More Listener Questions
-9:14 Jeffrey asks about fishing excursions at Walt Disney World

Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (38:38-40:27)

Ivy Trellis Salon (Grand Floridian)
Episode 1451 - Extended Family Trip, Pop Century Resort, Amazing Meals (14:59-18:30)

Episode 1283 - Listener Questions
-4:25 Luke asks about child-switch protocol at Disney attractions and seeks child-friendly activities at Walt Disney World during a two-week stay in late-November and early-December. The Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside are discussed. Mike mentions the Grand Floridian's Ivy Trellis Salon

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

Jellyrolls (Boardwalk)
Episode 1446 - Is This Romantic? (20:08-21:14)

Episode 1398 - Listener Questions
-20:00 Ashley seeks good late-night entertainment options to enjoy with her husband. Jellyrolls is discussed

Episode 1163 - Listener Questions
-17:39 Emily from New Jersey asks if Jellyrolls is usually crowded

Episode 1075 - Bachelorette Party at the Boardwalk (13:10-15:12)

Episode 883 - Couples Getaway to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (21:50-25:04)

Episode 827 - Listener Questions
-24:17 Todd from Michigan seeks resort entertainment. Rikki highlights Boardwalk nightlife

Episode 718 - Walt Disney World Resort Scouting Trip (19:48-20:12)

Episode 655 - Couples Trip with Split Stay & Great Dining (After 30:59)

Episode 616 - Honeymoon at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Club-Level (19:16-19:49)

Episode 577 - Deluxe DVC Stay, Upscale Dining & More (22:52-24:17)

Movies
Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (22:15-24:24)

Episode 1376 - Port Orleans French Quarter, Princess Half-Marathon, Disney Dream Cruise (16:18-17:44)

Episode 992 - Listener Questions
-28:28 Debby talks about watching a "Movie Under the Stars" at Art of Animation

Episode 684 - Pam’s Spring Break 2014 Trip Report (11:23-14:22)

Painting with a View (Bay Lake Tower)
Episode 1400 - Copper Creek Villas, Royal Pacific, Summer 2018 (29:42-31:12)
See also "Art Classes" above

Pirate Adventure Cruises (Grand Floridian, Caribbean Beach, Yacht & Beach Club, and/or Port Orleans Riverside)
Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (28:59-32:55)

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

Episode 961 - Three Resorts and Many Magical Experiences (21:25-25:29)

Episode 662 - Listener Questions
-6:07 Camille from Texas asks for good adult-only activities to do with her husband while their children are taking a two-hour Pirate Cruise. The Grand Floridian and Polynesian are emphasized.

Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage (Contemporary/Seven Seas Lagoon)
Episode 1503 - Listener Questions
-35:43 Melissa asks about celebrating her three and five-year-old sons' birthdays with the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Dessert Voyage

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-27:42 Lee from the UK seeks activities between leaving the Magic Kingdom at 4 and the commencement of the Pirates and Pals Fireworks Voyage at 9. Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party is discussed

Episode 961 - Three Resorts and Many Magical Experiences (20:11-21:24)

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (17:08-20:14)

Episode 613 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Pirate Fun (24:43-27:32)

Pixar Play Zone (Contemporary)
Episode 1433 - Hour 5 of 2018 12-Hour Live Show for Give Kids the World (20:31-24:41)

Episode 1371 - Listener Questions
-14:40 Megan asks about the Contemporary's Pixar Play Zone and PhotoPass photographers

Episode 1339 - Walt Disney World 2018 Summer Survival Guide (24:46-25:49)

Episode 1307 - Listener Questions
-16:36 Jennifer asks about the rigidity of age requirements for the new Pixar Play Zone at the Contemporary

Races
See "Resort Fun Races" under Running/Races

Spas (Grand Floridian; Saratoga Springs; Dolphin)
See "Spas" under Resorts (General Information)

Surrey Bikes
Episode 1391 - Party of 13 at Pop Century in October Plus a Polynesian/Beach Club Split-Stay (32:00-33:56)

Episode 1344 - Listener Questions
-5:48 Stacey decides between attending the first Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in August and visiting a water park on that same night. Stacey also asks about the surrey bikes at the Boardwalk

Episode 1252 - 10 Day Trip in February over the Princess Half-Marathon Weekend (26:24-27:33)

Episode 1234 - Traveling from Canada to Riverside for an Adult Trip (9:53-11:49)

Tea (Grand Floridian)
Episode 1490 - Mother/Daughter Trip during Flower & Garden at Disney’s All-Star Music (8:46-10:54)

Episode 1454 - College Cheerleading Championships, Port Orleans Riverside, Princess Experiences & More (32:16-37:23)

Episode 1397 - Spring Break Stays at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge & Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (25:21-26:04)

Episode 1357 - LIVE Trip Reviews from Toy Story Land, Yacht Club, Highway in the Sky & More (19:23-26:55)

Episode 1347 - Listener Questions
-7:58 Katie asks about the Garden View Tea Room at the Grand Floridian, and touring and dining prior to a night at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Rikki mentions the snacks one might encounter at the party

Episode 1256 - Listener Questions
-7:03 Holly from Illinois asks about the logistics of the Grand Floridian's afternoon tea

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 1178 - Listener Questions
-8:52 Erica from New York seeks the best nighttime spectacular for a nine-year-old girl other than Happily Ever After. Erica also seeks general tips for a mother-daughter trip. Rikki mentions the Grand Floridian tea

Episode 1121 - Listener Questions
-25:08 Lindsey from Florida asks about good dining and entertainment options over Mother's Day weekend at Walt Disney World for a fifty-something mother and her twenty-something daughters. The Flower and Garden Festival and Grand Floridan Tea are discussed

Episode 1091 - Listener Questions
-5:08 Maddie from Pennsylvania asks about ordering a birthday cake or cupcakes at Walt Disney World and about obtaining last-minute FastPass Plus reservations. Hanna shares a tip about the Grand Floridian's afternoon tea party, and Mike discusses activities at Disney's Boardwalk

Episode 1065 - 21 with Hanna and Paige (36:21-37:51)

Episode 1055 - Listener Questions
-13:04 Sam decides between Trader Sam's, Grand Floridian Tea, or taking a tour during Marathon Weekend, where he will run the Dopey. Sam also asks about using a travel agent to make ADRs or FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1040 - Listener Questions
-40:48 Stacy seeks economical ways to celebrate her daughter's tenth birthday at Walt Disney World. Rikki mentions afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian

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

Episode 929 - Listener Questions
-30:31 Tim from Pennsylvania considers several activities and meals to start his vacation. Tim also asks about the afternoon tea at the Grand Floridian

Episode 573 - Best Experiences For Your Princess (23:22-25:06)

Episode 311 - A Disney Wedding Weekend (5:31-10:29)

Tours
See "Tours" below

Water Sports
Episode 1465 - The “Other Stuff” at Walt Disney World (12:19-15:13)

Episode 1380 - Listener Questions
-19:42 Stephanie asks about making the most of her transition day between Art of Animation and the Polynesian at the Polynesian on her honeymoon vacation. Rikki mentions the closure of Sammy Duvall's Watersports at the Contemporary

Episode 1168 - Grand Floridian - Club Level over Thanksgiving (17:11-19:13)

Episode 1034 - Listener Questions
-30:09 Angela ponders activities, such as water sports, at Walt Disney World outside of the parks

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 987 - Rikki’s 2016 Flower & Garden Festival Preview Trip Report (28:54-33:08) Water mice

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

Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (38:00-38:37)

YeHaa Bob Jackson (Port Orleans Riverside)
Episode 1494 - Listener Questions
-33:48 Eric asks about Yehaa Bob Jackson's show

Episode 1189 - Mother/Daughter Trip on a Budget (27:37-30:26)

Episode 1174 - Living the Florida Resident Dream (28:55-30:19)

Episode 1172 - Listener Questions
-26:11 Kelly seeks good places for family memories at Walt Disney World, especially for her husband. Fishing excursions, Memory Maker, tours, and Yehaa Bob are discussed

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-9:36 Maria from Pennsylvania asks about traveling from Pop Century to Port Orleans Riverside to see Yehaa Bob Jackson's show

Episode 1044 - I Always Mean To.. (16:51-19:20)

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-6:34 Mindy from Tennessee decides among a carriage ride with beignets at Port Orleans French Quarter; an Illuminations dessert party; and Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue to celebrate her parents' 50th anniversary on a budget of about $150. Mike also mentions Yehaa Bob Jackson's show at Port Orleans Riverside

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 892 - Mike’s Summer WDW Vacation Thoughts (16:02-17:51)

Episode 868 - Wedway Radio Meets BOGP 2014 Edition (40:13-43:49)

Episode 833 - Listener Questions
-5:35 Blossom from California asks generally about Yehaa Bob's show

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

Episode 609 - Epic October 2013 Memories (30:48-32:30)

Episode 571 - Ultimate WDW Retirement Plans (17:15-18:47)

Episode 378 - Live Performances at WDW

Episode 311 - A Disney Wedding Weekend (20:15-24:10)

Episode 245 - “Yehaa” Bob Jackson & Len Testa

Episode 139 - Port Orleans Riverside, Ye-Haw Bob, & A Fun Birthday

Episode 131 - Very Last Minute Trip to Star Wars Weekends with Live Audio

Richard Petty Driving Experience (NOW CLOSED)

Major Episodes
Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (32:37-36:09)

Listener Questions
Episode 611 - Listener Questions
-10:07 Chris from Illinois asks about Disney transportation, especially concerning the Richard Petty Driving Experience

School Groups

Major Episodes
Episode 1454 - College Cheerleading Championships, Port Orleans Riverside, Princess Experiences & More

Episode 1264 - Back to the Boardwalk Villas Celebrating 20 Years (14:16-17:21)

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

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

Listener Questions
Episode 1473 – Listener Questions
-4:47 Stephanie seeks educational opportunities at Epcot for eighth graders
-9:39 Stephanie ponders activities for groups of twenty students on their first night at Walt Disney World staying at Pop Century. Mike and Pam suggest either staying at the resort or exploring Disney Springs, maybe riding Characters in Flight
-13:00 Stephanie asks if any restaurants at Walt Disney World can seat groups of upwards of 100 students

Episode 1217 - Listener Questions
-19:59 Danny decides between staying at Pop Century during Star Wars Half-Marathon Weekend and one of three cheerleading weekends

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
-24:54 Brian from North Carolina seeks"filling" quick service meals for a school group

Episode 820 - Listener Questions
-23:19 Ellie discusses doing group photos at WDW

Episode 671 - Listener Questions
-5:00 Jackie from Texas asks about touring strategy for a school group staying offsite, especially concerning FastPass Plus utilization

Episode 626 - Listener Questions
-23:34 Mary asks about educational dining options for a school band group at WDW. Rikki mentions House of Blues at Downtown Disney.

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

Shopping

See "Merchandise" above

Spas

See "Spas" under Resorts (General Information)

Tours

Major Episodes
Episode 1511 - Disney’s Port Orleans French Quarter, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Lots of Extra Experiences (22:04-23:53) Caring for Giants

Episode 1366 - Rikki & Mike Recap Walt Disney World Trips (21:28-25:33) Keys to the Kingdom

Episode 1364 - ChEaring for Princess at the Contemporary and a Family of 19 at Pop Century (14:14-15:41) Keys to the Kingdom

Episode 1346 - Wild Africa Trek, Backstage Magic Tour, DVC Moonlight Magic, Coronado Springs Resort, More (5:18-29:16)

Episode 1334 - Pop Century, First runDisney Event, Blizzard Beach & More (9:09-13:09) DVC Tour

Episode 1331 - Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, Disney After Hours, Nighttime Safari, & More (34:13-38:08) Nighttime Safari

Episode 1319 - Flower & Garden Festival, Typhoon Lagoon, Coronado Springs (25:03-27:50) Behind the Seeds

Episode 1264 - Back to the Boardwalk Villas Celebrating 20 Years (19:04-21:10) Keys to the Kingdom

Episode 1255 - A Family WDW Trip & Solo Disneyland Adventure (16:04-20:50) Keys to the Kingdom

Episode 1206 - Experiencing the Best of World Showcase (9:13-10:51) World Showcase Destinations Discovered Tour

Episode 1201 - Wine & Dine Week at Caribbean Beach and Saratoga Springs Resorts (12:44-16:46) Savor the Savanna: Evening Safari Experience

Episode 1114 - Looking Forward to 2017 at Walt Disney World (14:55-19:23) Star Wars Guided Tour

Episode 1030 - Tink, Princess, and Animal Kingdom Lodge Fun (26:22-32:16) Behind the Seeds and DiveQuest

Episode 1012 - Honeymoon Split-Stay at Beach Club and Animal Kingdom Lodge (16:12-20:18) Wanyama Safari and Dinner

Episode 988 - 2 Week Polynesian Village Honeymoon from the United Kingdom (13:36-15:51)

Episode 949 - A Fairytale Wedding at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (15:19-17:39) Wild Africa Trek

Episode 945 - Culinary Tour at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 937 - Father/Daughter Trip with Early December Magic (23:23-27:28; 29:12-32:47) Sunrise Safari and Keys to the Kingdom

Episode 915 - The Agent Education Experience (27:51-29:33) VIP Tour

Episode 900 - Never Been There, Not Done That (After 31:39) Backstage Magic tour and Holiday D-Lights tour

Episode 889 - Disneymoon on the Platinum Plan at Christmas (7:42-8:31; 15:36-17:03) Yuletide Tour; Dolphins in Depth Tour

Episode 883 - Couples Getaway to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (13:03-21:49) Keys to the Kingdom

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (23:39-26:46)

Episode 844 - Bay Lake Towers for Summer Fun (23:58-27:16) Behind our Steam Trains Tour

Episode 775 - Yacht Club, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Deluxe Dining Adventure (After 53:35) Snorkeling

Episode 771 - Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge (29:10-30:17)

Episode 684 - Pam’s Spring Break 2014 Trip Report (16:33-17:09) Animal Kingdom Lodge Culinary Tour

Episode 672 - Top 6 Experiences at Epcot (24:27-25:27) Behind the Seeds Tour

Episode 624 - WDW Holidays: Undiscovered (19:46-21:44) DISNEY'S YULETIDE FANTASY TOUR

Episode 574 - Disney Fairytale Wedding and 10-Night WDW Honeymoon (11:28-12:20) WILD AFRICA TREK

Episode 541 - Two Amazing WDW Trips- MARCELINE TO MAGIC KINGDOM TOUR (After 32:45)

Episode 496: Virtual Holiday WDW Walkaround (20:20-23:00)-Discussion of tours related to December holidays

Episode 431: Wild Africa Trek Tour

Episode 355: Pop Century, Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Segways

Episode 117 - Backstage Magic Tour

Episode 113 - Segway Tours at Epcot and Fort Wilderness

Episode 111 - The Magic Behind Our Steam Trains Tour

Listener Questions
Episode 1479 - Listener Questions
-18:56 William decides between taking the Keys to the Kingdom tour and the Backstage Magic tour with his wife
-33:12 Carolyn asks if she should have gotten a confirmation number for her Keys to the Kingdom tour

Episode 1476 - Listener Questions
-29:05; 36:17 Shelby asks which attractions are included with the Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Episode 1455 - Listener Questions
-14:21; 22:08 Nikki ponders a good tour for two adults. The Ultimate Nights of Adventure VIP Tour at the Animal Kingdom is discussed
-19:37 Lauren decides between staying club level for four days for extra FastPass Plus privileges and splurging on a VIP tour guide for one day

Episode 1447 - Listener Questions
-29:06 Amanda ponders interactive tours at the Animal Kingdom with two children, ages nine and twelve. The Caring for Giants Elephants Tour and the Up Close with Rhinos Tour are mentioned

Episode 1428 - Listener Questions
-16:32 Ashlan ponders the best tour for her boyfriend, who is interested in the technological aspects of the Disney parks. Pam mentions Keys to the Kingdom and Magic Behind Our Steam Trains, and Mike notes some of the tours at Epcot
-28:03 Lisa ponders fun activities at the Animal Kingdom Lodge. Culinary tours are mentioned

Episode 1368 - Listener Questions
-17:23 TJ asks about the Caring for Giants Elephant Tour

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-14:05 Christopher decides between taking his girlfriend on a tour and to Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party during their October vacation

Episode 1344 - Listener Questions
-19:00 Jordan ponders tours suitable for two children under age seven, including one toddler

Episode 1335 - Listener Questions
-24:08 Spencer ponders a relatively inexpensive tour to celebrate his birthday. The Marceline to the Magic Kingdom tour, the Caring for Giants tour, and the Wanyama Safari and Dinner are mentioned

Episode 1301 - Listener Questions
-25:06 Megan from North Carolina asks if she can enter the parks on the day her Annual Pass is scheduled to expire. Megan also seeks tours that do not require park admission

Episode 1259 - Listener Questions
-25:38 Julie from Maryland asks about the lunch included with the Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Episode 1256 - Listener Questions
-10:48 Holly from Illinois seeks photography-based activities at Walt Disney World. Rikki mentions Festival of the Arts and several tours

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 1235 - Listener Questions
-17:17 Emily from Texas asks about using a VIP guide at Walt Disney World
-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 1202 - Listener Questions
-20:09 Tracy from Australia asks about transportation options, including the new Minnie Van service, from the Animal Kingdom Lodge to Port Orleans Riverside after the Starlight Safari Tour

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-22:30 Carolyn ponders birthday activities for her and her friend's thirtieth birthdays. The Food and Wine Festival and tours are discussed

Episode 1175 - Listener Questions
-11:56 Leanne asks if she should wait before booking a Keys to the Kingdom Tour and a Happily Ever After Dessert Party for Christmas week

Episode 1172 - Listener Questions
-26:11 Kelly seeks good places for family memories at Walt Disney World, especially for her husband. Fishing excursions, Memory Maker, tours, and Yehaa Bob are discussed

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 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 1067 - Listener Questions
-6:29 Maria from Pennsylvania asks if the Animal Kingdom Lodge still offers night-vision tours and whether there are age restrictions for said tours

Episode 1055 - Listener Questions
-13:04 Sam decides between Trader Sam's, Grand Floridian Tea, or taking a tour during Marathon Weekend, where he will run the Dopey. Sam also asks about using a travel agent to make ADRs or FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-19:59 Dawn asks about the Family Magic Tour

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 983 - Listener Questions
-35:56 Jennifer and Greg seek a Disney tour

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 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

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-21:07 Chris from Massachusetts asks the hosts if they would rather attend Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party or take the Keys to the Kingdom Tour

Episode 899 - Listener Questions
-11:03 Maddie from Texas ponders good birthday activities for her husband at Walt Disney World. Mike mentions the Segway tour at Fort Wilderness. Rikki suggests Characters in Flight at Downtown Disney. Pam recommends exploring the Wilderness Lodge

Episode 898 - Listener Questions Live from the Disney Dream
-15:37 A listener asks about celebrating a wedding at Walt Disney World with 12-15 people. The Illuminations Dessert Party, Whispering Canyon Cafe, Boma and Jiko tours, and the Boardwalk Inn are mentioned

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 875 - Listener Questions
-25:44 Shannon from Kansas asks if photography is allowed on the Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour. She also asks about transportation from Pop Century to the Magic Kingdom for the Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

Episode 830 - Listener Questions
-22:24 Bob from Massachusetts ponders the culinary tours at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Episode 827 - Listener Questions
-4:41 Chris from Massachusetts ponders Disney tours, especially Keys to the Kingdom. Guest co-host Jessica discusses the Behind the Seeds Tour. Chris also considers the price difference between a 10-day park hopper ticket and an Annual Pass

Episode 818 - Listener Questions
-5:32 Nicola from England ponders good activities and meals for her two-week honeymoon trip to WDW. Mike recommends a fireworks cruise, and Pam recommends PhotoPass, private dining at the Polynesian Village Resort, and custom-ordered cakes. Tours are also discussed

Episode 801 - Listener Questions
-16:06 Ashley from Massachusetts ponders a nature-related gift to surprise her husband with before announcing they're going on the Wild Africa Trek

Episode 785 - Listener Questions
-24:05 Dawn asks for good ways to celebrate her daughter's college graduation at WDW. Tours are discussed

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

Episode 677 - Listener Questions
-27:42 Jocelyn from Massachusetts asks about the Family Magic Tour, and whether tours can be linked to Magic Bands through My Disney Experience

Episode 584 - Listener Questions
-24:46 Jenny from Ireland asks if she can book Wild Africa Trek while at WDW

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

Episode 563 - Listener Questions
-20:41 Steve from Washington asks for logistics concerning the Magic Kingdom tours, as well as recommendations

Water Parks

See "Water Parks" under Parks