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Apps
Episode 1572 - Listener Questions
-35:00 Rena asks if one person should make all the FastPass Plus reservations through the My Disney Experience app for her large group

Episode 1558 - Be Our Guest Podcast Goes BetaMouse

Episode 1510 - Simple, Obvious Improvements for Walt Disney World (3:49-4:30)

Episode 1452 - Listener Questions
-35:48 Terry asks if each member of her party gets Memory Maker privileges if one member has an Annual Pass and the members are connected through My Disney Experience

Episode 1429 - Looking Back on 2018 at Walt Disney World (21:32-27:35) Play Disney Parks App and My Disney Experience App

Episode 1400 - Copper Creek Villas, Royal Pacific, Summer 2018 (26:24-27:36) Play Disney Parks App

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-14:53 Clyde asks about a new Disney app that provides interactive features for guests waiting in line in addition to park music

Episode 1292 - Listener Questions
-4:53 Garrith from England asks about linking Magic Bands to My Disney Experience and his park tickets

Episode 1277 - Listener Questions
-30:22 Karen from Illinois asks Minnie Vans and the Lyft app

Episode 1259 - Listener Questions
-16:16 Lauren from Texas asks about preordering lunch from Be Our Guest Restaurant through the My Disney Experience App

Episode 1221 - When a Hurricane is on the Horizon (11:31-14:22)

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-20:44 Kate from Illinois asks if other members of her multi-family party can control the children's FastPass Plus and dining reservations if she made the initial reservations
-27:49 Sherry asks about making FastPass Plus reservations during a split resort stay and about luggage transfer for a split stay

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World (13:37-18:27) Dining

Episode 1116 - Rikki’s 2016 Walt Disney World Christmas Adventure (8:23-13:34) My Disney Experience

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 1055 - Listener Questions
-32:08 Brad asks if he will have access to PhotoPass photos immediately after upgrading to an Annual Pass. Brad also asks if he can share these photos with non-Annual Passholders through My Disney Experience

Episode 1050 - Start with Apps

Episode 1046 - Listener Questions
-5:55 Jamie Lee asks if she can link her Magic Band and her husband's Magic Band to both of their My Disney Experience accounts

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-4:49 Mike mentions a new photography app, Prisma
-20:11 Katie from New York asks about the Annual Pass Memory Maker, and the connection between Memory Maker and friends on the My Disney Experience app

Episode 1041 - Mike’s Disney Cruise, Animal Kingdom Lodge & More (After 50:15) 4th FastPass with My Disney Experience

Episode 1038 - 5 New Things from Mike’s Walt Disney World Vacation (16:44-20:38) Amazon Prime and Amazon Pantry

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-6:12 Julia asks about transferring an ADR via connected My Magic Plus accounts

Episode 1007 - Listener Questions
-6:45 Amanda from Canada asks if she can alternate among different-colored linked Magic Bands depending on the day

Episode 1004 - Listener Questions
-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 1001 - Listener Questions
-8:37 Heather from New Hampshire says FastPass Plus availability differed between the My Disney Experience App and the in-park kiosks. Rikki discusses recent changes in FastPass Plus protocol

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-29:31 Coleen, who is planning an anniversary trip for her parents, asks about the accuracy of the sample menus for Victoria and Albert's on the My Disney Experience App. Coleen also asks about making an ADR for Victoria and Albert's, potentially hiding this ADR from My Disney Experience, and prepaying for the meal
-36:09 Conner from North Dakota asks about changing his address on his My Disney Experience profile for Disney's Magical Express

Episode 966 - Using the Lines App by TouringPlans.com

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (9:13-11:35)

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

Episode 949 - A Fairytale Wedding at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (12:35-14:48) Photo Stream

Episode 942 - Best WDW Shopping Experiences (7:39-14:22) Shop Disney Parks App

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 913 - Hour 3 from 12-Hour Live Show - Disney Tech Hour

Episode 909 - Rikki’s WDW Labor Day Weekend Trip (21:26-23:35) My Disney Experience

Episode 904 - Hour 2 of 2015 12-Hour Live Show with Deb Wills (39:51-43:56) Periscope

Episode 902 - Listener Questions
-9:21 Jeff from Ohio asks if a Disney transportation app is available

Episode 884 - Listener Questions
-3:29 Lauren asks about toll roads in Central Florida and SunPass. Mike mentions a related app
-24:02 A listener talks about a Disney transportation app
-25:53 Rick asks if Magical Express can drop his party off at a resort other than where he is staying, because of an ADR. Mike talks about ADR protocol and the Uber car service

Episode 866 - Listener Questions
-19:22 Beth from Illinois asks about utilizing My Disney Experience with a room-only reservation and no-expiration tickets

Episode 861 - More Listener Questions
-9:36 Matt from New Jersey asks about traveling to different hotels using Disney transportation. Matt mentions a related website, and Debbie mentions a transportation app
-18:03 Brad from Michigan asks about using Memory Maker in conjunction with another party through My Disney Experience

Episode 858 - Just a Bit Better (24:32-28:11)

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style

Episode 849 - Disney Tech Best Practices 2015

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

Episode 803 - Listener Questions
-26:52 Bobby talks about updates to the My Disney Experience App

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

Episode 792 - The My Disney Experience Plus Button

Episode 770 - Listener Questions
-10:37 Rob asks about linking tickets to Magic Bands through My Disney Experience

Episode 769 - Hour 4 of 12 Hour Live Show - My Disney Experience App Tutorial

Episode 750 - Even More Listener Questions
-14:41 Krista from Virginia asks about the My Disney Experience app

Episode 741 - Improving the My Disney Experience App

Episode 670 - Pop Century, Great Meals, Extended Family (16:02-17:34)

Episode 565 - A Deluxe Dining Trip Report- MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE APP (7:32-7:52)

Episode 549 - Rikki’s WDW Trip -MY DISNEY EXPERIENCE APP (20:25-31:45)

Fastpass Plus
Episode 1684 - Be Our Guest Podcast Community Check-in: May 29, 2020: No ADRs, No Fastpasses; No Dining Plans, More

Episode 1683 - Mommy/Daughter Trip - July 2019 - Polynesian Village Resort (30:48-37:37)

Episode 1637 - Listener Questions
-29:03 Megan asks about getting a Mickey's and Minnie's Runaway Railway FastPass if the parks reopen by early June

Episode 1618 - Listener Questions
-20:07 Ashley asks about obtaining FastPass Plus reservations for Flight of Passage, Expedition Everest, and the Safari only seven days before her vacation

Episode 1615 - Listener Questions
-15:57 Samantha ponders the best current FastPass Plus strategy at Disney's Hollywood Studios
-31:13 Shawn asks about prioritizing his FastPass Plus reservations at the Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1608 - Listener Questions
-29:02 Kirsten asks about the new FastPass Plus tiers at Disney's Hollywood Studios and seeks recommendations for each tier

Episode 1605 - Listener Questions
-12:43 Megan ponders FastPass Plus and ADR recommendations for her June trip

Episode 1602 - Listener Questions
-32:21 Angie asks about booking FastPass Plus reservations while staying at an offsite resort
-34:03 Ron decides between making a FastPass Plus reservation for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway and Smugglers Run

Episode 1601 - College Program Memories; Disney’s Art of Animation Resort; Multi-Generational Trip (12:56-15:36)

Episode 1599 - Listener Questions
-26:48 Jessica asks if upgrading her regular tickets to an Annual Pass on her first day will interfere with her FastPass Plus reservations. Jessica also asks if she will immediately receive access to her Memory Maker photos upon upgrading

Episode 1596 - Listener Questions
-38:39 Shawn asks about FastPass Plus and virtual queue status for Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway

Episode 1593 - Listener Questions
-9:49 Andrew asks if child swap can be used in conjunction with a FastPass Plus reservation

Episode 1584 - Listener Questions
-15:59 Jane asks if having a FastPass Plus reservation for Fantasmic will affect her ability to attain rolling FastPasses
-21:14 Nina shares her experience booking FastPass Plus reservations and ADRs

Episode 1582 - Listener Questions
-29:48 Ivan asks about skipping one of his initial three FastPass Plus reservations at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1578 - Listener Questions
-14:34 Thomas seeks good attractions for adults to acquire FastPass Plus reservations, especially at the Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood Studios
-23:02 Maggie asks about the correlation among FastPass Plus reservation windows, on-site resort reservations, and park tickets

Episode 1572 - Listener Questions
-35:00 Rena asks if one person should make all the FastPass Plus reservations through the My Disney Experience app for her large group

Episode 1545 - Listener Questions
-3:17 Stacey asks if she can realistically get out of Crystal Palace, with a 4:10 ADR, in time to make a 4:15-5:15 FastPass Plus reservation for Seven Dwarfs Mine Train. If not, Stacey ponders good quick service restaurants with Mobile Ordering to enjoy during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. Stacey also ponders the best attraction with an overlay, the best entertainment offering, and the best treat at the Halloween Party; and the best viewing spots for the Party shows and parade
-18:23 Carla discusses obtaining FastPass Plus reservations for a non-package guest staying in a room with those on a package. Mike recommends contacting the My Disney Experience Help Desk

Episode 1533 - Listener Questions
-15:11 Jill asks if FastPass Plus reservations can be made on a Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party day with only a party ticket, not a regular park ticket

Episode 1530 - Listener Questions
-16:37 Elisa asks if she can book FastPass Plus reservations for Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 1527 - Listener Questions
-13:53 Jennifer decides between booking FastPass Plus reservations for Slinky Dog Dash after visiting Galaxy's Edge or for a Magic Kingdom attraction before attending Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party
-16:46 Morgan asks if FastPass Plus reservations for the most popular attractions next week are already gone

Episode 1524 - Listener Questions
-25:39 Eric asks for help making FastPass Plus reservations as a first time visitor to Walt Disney World. Eric also asks if he is trying to fit too many activities into his arrival day

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 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 1503 - Listener Questions
-12:39 Amy asks if Disney still offers free FastPasses for guests taking DVC tours and if these FastPasses can be used on any Walt Disney World attraction. Amy also asks when DVC tours are usually scheduled

Episode 1497 - Listener Questions
-34:18 Whitney asks about the new tiered FastPass Plus categories at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1494 - Listener Questions
-5:27 Tim seeks touring strategies for when a scheduled FastPass Plus reservation is cancelled for mechanical or weather issues and a special Anytime FastPass is given in compensation

Episode 1472 - One Day, Three Parks, Memories Forever (Esp. 16:47-21:38)

Episode 1470 - Listener Questions
-10:47 Jake ponders the best times of day to make rolling FastPass Plus reservations at the theme park kiosks
-35:34 Sammy asks about managing his second two FastPass Plus reservations at Epcot after using his first one for Frozen Ever After

Episode 1468 - Wagons, Smoking, Ice, & Disney Dreaming (32:16-37:05)

Episode 1467 - Listener Questions
-10:19 Chris asks which of the Walt Disney World parks he should avoid on July 4 and ponders essential FastPass Plus reservations

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

Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-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 1455 - Listener Questions
-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 1452 - Listener Questions
-23:02 Kristen asks about managing FastPass Plus reservations for Fantasyland attractions in the mid-to-late morning. Kristen also seeks general tips for touring with her four-year-old daughter
-28:19 Shannon asks if FastPass Plus reservations and ADRs are easier to secure for couples

Episode 1449 - Call-in LIVE Listener Questions
-15:46 Corinne asks about Disney's new policy of deleting FastPass Plus reservations that were made sixty days in advance and no longer correspond to on-site hotel reservations
-33:53 Steven asks how the debut of Mickey and Minnie's Runaway Railway will affect FastPass Plus tiering at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1448 - Working Spring Training into your Walt Disney World Vacation & More (29:30-31:17)

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

Episode 1440 - Listener Questions
-7:28 Chris asks if he should use his first FastPass Plus reservation for an early-morning meet with Mickey at the Magic Kingdom while travelling with a toddler. Chris also asks about scheduling FastPass Plus reservations for guests under age three

Episode 1434 - Listener Questions
-9:44 Kelsey asks if she can make FastPass Plus reservations for her party and another party when the parties are connected through My Disney Experience. Kelsey also asks about protocol with FastPass Plus tiering

Episode 1427 - Disney’s Old Key West Resort Spring 2018 (18:38-20:47)

Episode 1425 - Listener Questions
-33:32 Jennifer decides between making her party's final Animal Kingdom FastPass Plus reservation for UP! A Great Bird Adventure Show and for Festival of the Lion King with three children

Episode 1422 - Listener Questions
-20:04 Megan asks about making a FastPass Plus reservation for Frozen Ever After after the Princess Half Marathon. Megan also asks how much time she should allow to get back to Pop Century after the race
-43:05 Natalie asks how many tier-one FastPass Plus attractions one can book sixty days out

Episode 1413 - Listener Questions
-36:32 Scott asks if his Premiere Annual Pass, including Walt Disney World and Disneyland, would start towards expiration if he makes FastPass Plus reservations for Walt Disney World sixty days in advance but does not visit a park in the interim

Episode 1407 - Listener Questions
-24:09 Terry asks about managing her FastPass Plus reservations on a day when part of her group will be arriving in the afternoon

Episode 1398 - Listener Questions
-40:09 Matthew asks about booking FastPass Plus reservations for a guest who is on his room reservation but who will not be arriving until halfway through the trip

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

Episode 1374 - Listener Questions
-18:28 Tracy asks about touring Disney's Hollywood Studios and Animal Kingdom on the same day with FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1371 - Listener Questions
-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
-7:47 Lynn asks about adding another guest to a room reservation who does not require the park tickets and dining plan being utilized by the other guests in the room as part of a package. Lynn also asks about making FastPass Plus reservations in this scenario

Episode 1358 - A Disney Springs-Focused Trip (29:03-32:23)

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

Episode 1350 - Listener Questions
-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 1347 - Listener Questions
-36:48 Jen from Illinois asks if she must make a third, second-tier FastPass Plus reservation at Disney's Hollywood Studios such as to receive a fourth FastPass to use on a second ride on Slinky Dog Dash. Jen also asks if she can use the third FastPass at the Magic Kingdom rather than at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Episode 1341 - Listener Questions
-8:33 Stella asks if she will lose her FastPass Plus reservations if she upgrades to an Annual Pass

Episode 1332 - Listener Questions
-28:44 Tracy asks about scheduling FastPass Plus reservations when she plans to tour Animal Kingdom in the morning and Disney's Hollywood Studios later

Episode 1327 - Walt Disney World Win, Fail, or Meh! (35:46-42:02) Tiering

Episode 1323 - Listener Questions
-36:52 Chuck asks if he will lose his FastPass Plus reservations if he upgrades his package tickets to an Annual Pass

Episode 1321 - Mike & Rikki with Walt Disney World News and Observations (15:33-22:59)

Episode 1320 - Listener Questions
-36:14 Peggy asks about making FastPass Plus reservations for a large group when some of the party will arrive at park opening and other members will come later

Episode 1318 - More Listener Questions
-4:05 Laurel from Ohio decides between making her initial FastPass Plus reservations for her September trip for the Magic Kingdom in the morning or for Epcot in the evening
-34:25 Holly asks about FastPass Plus reservations for a group with multiple toddlers

Episode 1314 - Listener Questions
-5:11 Sherry asks about quick service dining, including refillable mugs, at the Boardwalk. Sherry also ponders Disney's Hollywood Studios' FastPass Plus tiering once Toy Story Land opens. Finally, Sherry asks about dining generally in the Epcot area

Episode 1307 - Listener Questions
-23:58 Dan asks about the current FastPass Plus status of Toy Story Midway Mania with Toy Story Land construction. Dan also asks about working in Rock 'n' Roller Coaster

Episode 1304 - Listener Questions
-7:52 Melissa asks if FastPass Plus reservations will be available for Toy Story Land's first day of operation and if there will be soft openings
-22:30 Zachariah from Tennessee considers making FastPass Plus reservations prior to making his ADRs

Episode 1301 - Listener Questions
-9:56 Jodie from Kansas asks about checking for available FastPass Plus reservations without cancelling reservations already made

Episode 1286 - Listener Questions
-25:42 Kim from Virginia asks how Disney technology chooses the correct ticket from her Magic Band when she enters the parks. Kim also asks about rider-switch protocol in conjunction with FastPass Plus

Episode 1280 - Listener Questions
-7:42 Daniel from Missouri asks about handling rope drop at the theme parks in late May, including managing FastPass Plus reservations
-26:42 Glenn asks if rolling FastPass Plus reservations can be made for a different park than the park for which the initial three FastPass Plus reservations were made. Glenn also asks if he must select three FastPass Plus reservations sixty days out

Episode 1277 - Listener Questions
-11:06 Dorit from Iowa asks about making tier-one FastPass Plus reservations at Epcot

Episode 1274 - Listener Questions
-18:53 Elaine from New Jersey asks about Minnie Vans and FastPass Plus protocol with a guest in a wheelchair

Episode 1268 - Listener Questions
-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 1253 - Listener Questions
-13:12 Janice from Ohio asks about managing FastPass Plus reservations when windows for crucial attractions are only available at extremely early or late times

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

Episode 1238 - Listener Questions
-12:26 Lisa from Florida asks about scheduling FastPass Plus reservations and whether she can book FastPass Plus reservations for two days when she is staying one night at the Dolphin

Episode 1236 - Too Much Planning for WDW?

Episode 1230 - Where To Hang Your Fastpasses

Episode 1229 - Listener Questions
-31:30 Kim from Canada asks about scheduling FastPass Plus reservations and touring the parks generally

Episode 1214 - Listener Questions
-17:11 Lauren from Texas wonders if she should make FastPass Plus reservations for Frozen Ever After or for Soarin'
-31:48 Amy asks about FastPass Plus protocol with the Pandora attractions

Episode 1208 - Listener Questions
-14:04 Carol asks if a guest's first three FastPass Plus reservations for a day must be in the same park

Episode 1205 - Listener Questions
-19:55 Megan asks about the changes to Mission: Space. FastPass Plus is discussed

Episode 1202 - Listener Questions
-8:37 Amelia from Ohio asks if guests can exchange Magic Bands such that a non-rider can give his or her FastPass Plus reservation to another person

Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-29:31 Jacob asks how the DAS system differs from FastPass Plus, how the DAS card can best be utilized with FastPass Plus, and how the system works when multiple people in one party have DAS cards

Episode 1193 - Listener Questions
-18:44 Kim from North Carolina asks how FastPass Plus reservations and ADRs are affected when a member of a party cancels his vacation

Episode 1187 - Listener Questions
-13:21 Lesliann from California asks about managing FastPass Plus reservations while park hopping during Christmas week
-20:32 Erica asks how a split-resort stay affects Magic Bands and FastPass Plus protocol

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-15:50 Samantha asks if using a tier-one FastPass Plus reservation for Fantasmic is worth it
-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 1175 - Listener Questions
-39:16 David from Iowa asks if FastPass Plus reservations are tied to a ticket or to a resort-reservation length

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-20:44 Kate from Illinois asks if other members of her multi-family party can control the children's FastPass Plus and dining reservations if she made the initial reservations
-27:49 Sherry asks about making FastPass Plus reservations during a split resort stay and about luggage transfer for a split stay
-32:35 Diane from New Jersey ponders FastPass Plus strategies for experiencing the two attractions in Pandora—The World of Avatar

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

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
-38:12 Holly asks how far in advance her cousin can make FastPass Plus reservations when part of her stay will be offsite

Episode 1157 - Listener Questions
-16:42 Jenny Lee asks if she can link one-day tickets to her hotel reservation and make FastPass Plus reservations sixty days in advance. Jenny Lee also asks about construction at the Yacht Club
-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
-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
-35:54 Sue asks if she can make FastPass Plus reservations prior to arriving at Walt Disney World if she does not yet have an actual ticket

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World (19:18-21:42)

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

Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-35:28 Amy asks about FastPass Plus protocol differences for Annual Passholders and for on-site resort guests

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

Episode 1127 - Listener Questions
-30:42 John from West Virginia asks about touring with a guest who does not have FastPass Plus reservations when the rest of the party does have FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1123 - A Sibling Trip to Port Orleans Riverside (16:06-17:52)

Episode 1116 - Rikki’s 2016 Walt Disney World Christmas Adventure (8:23-13:34)

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

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

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
-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
-37:25 Jackie from Missouri asks about FastPass Plus protocol with rider swap

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

Episode 1073 - Listener Questions
-25:25 Jennifer asks about bonus FastPass Plus protocol

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-4:44 Maria from Pennsylvania asks about making bonus FastPass Plus reservations at Epcot, where the attractions are tiered
-12:00 Beth from Maine asks about traveling between Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Beth also asks if she can mix her FastPass Plus reservations among different parks on the same day
-31:50 Kimberly from Iowa asks about activating Memory Maker and making FastPass Plus reservations upon upgrading a Magic Your Way ticket to an Annual Pass

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
-29:27 CJ from Florida asks about making FastPass Plus reservations with an expiring Annual Pass that he plans on renewing later

Episode 1041 - Mike’s Disney Cruise, Animal Kingdom Lodge & More (After 50:15) 4th FastPass

Episode 1039 - Cool Off with a Christmas Season Trip Report in July (15:15-17:59)

Episode 1037 - Listener Questions
-11:57 Penny from Ohio asks about upgrading unused Park Hopper tickets from 2000 and whether she can upgrade the tickets prior to her arrival at Walt Disney World such as to make FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-19:16 Amanda asks if on-site guests can make FastPass Plus reservations for more than seven days
-27:49 Kendra asks if she can schedule further FastPass Plus reservations in the park for the same attraction if she previously scheduled only one reservation online. Kendra also asks about Wifi in the parks

Episode 1019 - Listener Questions
-19:42 Byron asks about the new FastPass Plus booking time

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

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

Episode 1007 - Listener Questions
-9:00 Amanda from Canada talks about making FastPass Plus reservations with a non-activated Annual Pass

Episode 1005 - More Listener Questions
-11:44 Christie from Canada asks if Annual Passes go into effect when they are purchased or when they are first used. Pam says the Annual Pass has to be activated to make FastPass Plus reservations
-20:59 Beth from New Jersey asks about making FastPass Plus reservations with Main Gate passes

Episode 1004 - Listener Questions
-13:18 Rebecca asks if she can make FastPass Plus reservations on her husband's ticket while he is at a conference such that she can have six reservations

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-8:37 Heather from New Hampshire says FastPass Plus availability differed between the My Disney Experience App and the in-park kiosks. Rikki discusses recent changes in FastPass Plus protocol

Episode 982 - Family of 7 at Disney’s Art of Animation Resort (14:29-20:01)

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-23:38 Sharon asks about daily FastPass Plus allotment
-27:47 Sharon wonders when Soarin' will reopen and how attraction debuts and reopenings are handled at Walt Disney World, especially in terms of FastPass Plus
-36:13 Michelle from the UK asks about visiting Walt Disney World with young children. FastPass Plus and dining are discussed

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-16:05 Terran from South Carolina talks about incorporating rider swap with FastPass Plus at Epcot. Mike and Rikki make cameos
-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 (9:54-11:54) Surprise complimentary offering

Episode 959 - Listener Questions
-8:13 John from Kentucky asks if Annual Passholders staying on-site are limited to 7 days of advance FastPass Plus reservations and if a split-stay impacts the FastPass Plus reservation process
-22:01 Leslie from Wisconsin considers the optimal times of day to make FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (11:36-14:44)

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 950 - Listener Questions
-28:02 Vikki from England asks if Epcot's upcoming attractions will cause a change in its FastPass Plus tiering system

Episode 938 - Listener Questions
-6:01 Tim from New Hampshire discusses FastPass Plus protocol with rider swap
-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
-28:27 Kristen from West Virginia mentions a website that updates FastPass Plus availability

Episode 934 - Toddler’s First Trip (23:16-25:43)

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

Episode 929 - Listener Questions
-37:54 Rebecca from Texas asks if she can utilize the FastPass Plus reservation of someone not intending to ride the attraction in question such as to get an extra ride. Rebecca also seeks strategies for FastPass Plus utilization

Episode 926 - Listener Questions
-20:47 Robbie asks when he can start making FastPass Plus reservations. Robbie also asks if there is a comprehensive list of FastPass Plus attractions. Finally, Robbie asks how FastPass Plus works with rider swap

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

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

Episode 905 - Listener Questions
-27:48 Kenny asks if using FastPass Plus for Wishes is worth it. Pam says there is a new FastPass Plus viewing area

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

Episode 901 - 30 Years Between Disney Trips (After 33:26)

Episode 896 - Listener Questions
-4:55 Beth from New Jersey asks if she can book FastPass Plus reservations for the days she is staying on a room-only reservation following a package stay at the start of her vacation. Pam discusses upgrading a ticket while at Walt Disney World

Episode 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 872 - Listener Questions
-33:43 Janice and Ed from Pennsylvania ask what happens if a FastPass Plus reservation is curtailed due to a ride closure

Episode 865 - Boardwalk Inn, Cabins at Fort Wilderness & Flower and Garden Festival (14:21-16:53)

Episode 857 - Listener Questions
-11:38 Robin from Canada asks if she can use her in-laws' FastPass Plus reservations if they do not want them

Episode 855 - Even More Tough Disney Choices (6:12-8:33; 16:19-22:54)

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-26:06 Ann from Virginia asks if an Extra Magic Hour day is better to meet Anna and Elsa at rope drop than a regular day. Debbie suggests checking for FastPass Plus cancellations.
-30:40 Mark asks about FastPass Plus scheduling intervals after Wishes. Mark also asks about the FastPass Plus Illuminations viewing area

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (Alternatives)

Episode 848 - Listener Questions
-5:39 Tim from New York asks about upgrading no-expiration park hopper tickets to Annual Passes considering FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 844 - Bay Lake Towers for Summer Fun (16:09-19:25)

Episode 843 - Fastpass Plus Strategies

Episode 841 - 3 Princesses Experience Walt Disney World (10:45-13:03)

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 829 - A Very Grand Gathering to Celebrate Retirement (17:34-19:35)

Episode 826 - Girls Trip with Free Dining at Caribbean Beach Resort (8:48-9:52) With rope drop

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

Episode 820 - Listener Questions
-32:42 Nikki and Jeremy from Colorado seek suggestions on making FastPass Plus reservations for a large party

Episode 814 - Hour 6 of 12-Hour Live Show with Len Testa (35:44-41:54)

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

Episode 802 - Listener Questions
-12:59 Jimmie from Texas talks about booking FastPass Plus reservations with discounted RunDisney tickets

Episode 799 - Summer Magic at Disneyland Resort (29:14-30:58) Comparison of Fastpass Plus system with legacy paper Fastpass system

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

Episode 788 - Listener Questions
-7:01 Lauren asks if you can skip one of your three FastPass Plus reservations and still be eligible for a fourth FastPass Plus if the time windows on all of the originals have expired

Episode 785 - Listener Questions
-9:07 Vikki from the UK asks if she will be able to book FastPass Plus reservations 60 days in advance when she won't activate her Annual Pass until arrival at Walt Disney World

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014 (18:15-23:03)

Episode 782 - Listener Questions
-14:18 Dean from Connecticut says Disney will not issue a ticket number on discounted Run Disney package tickets, so FastPass Plus is not an option. However, Dean also mentions a loophole a Cast Member discovered to help him circumnavigate this situation somewhat

Episode 776 - Listener Questions
-16:59 Riley shares a trip report highlighting FastPass Plus and California Grill

Episode 775 - Yacht Club, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Deluxe Dining Adventure (48:21-51:15)

Episode 773 - Listener Questions
-14:52 Wendy from Canada ponders a good time to make her first FastPass Plus reservation and/or ADR with her flight arriving mid-morning

Episode 770 - Listener Questions
-5:59 Renee asks how the Dolphin compares to Disney-owned resorts, especially in terms of amenities. She also asks about Magic Band protocol at the Dolphin and FastPass Plus protocol when the room reservation isn't in her name. Pam discusses the detriments of upgrading discounted tickets upon arrival at Walt Disney World

Episode 758 - Listener Questions
-19:40 Laurie from Maine asks about linking her FastPass Plus and Memory Maker reservations with members of her party who are staying off-site

Episode 752 - Listener Questions
-13:41 Dean from Connecticut asks about reserving FastPass Plus for discounted tickets purchased through RunDisney

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

Episode 746 - Listener Questions
-22:00 Angie asks if a Disney hotel concierge can make a fourth FastPass Plus reservation in advance

Episode 735 - Mike’s June 2014 Port Orleans - Riverside Trip (32:04-35:58) Fourth FastPass

Episode 734 - Listener Questions
-8:01 Jimmie from Texas discusses FastPass Plus availability at special events
-15:12 Lauren asks about FastPass Plus protocol with rider swapping
- 20:39 Alica asks how one can obtain a fourth FastPass Plus reservation

Episode 731 - Listener Questions
-11:10 Erica from Indiana asks how far in advance DVC owners can make FastPass Plus reservations

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 692 - Listener Questions
-13:50 Robert from North Carolina asks if his party can make FastPass Plus reservations through the My Disney Experience app if his children will be staying on Magic Your Way tickets while he and his wife will be using Annual Passes. Pam shares some money saving tips

Episode 689 - Listener Questions
-10:17 Paul from New Jersey asks about scheduling FastPass Plus reservations around ADRs, especially in the evening
-17:45 The panel discusses the new "Rolling FastPass," which allows guests to obtain a fourth daily FastPass if and when they've utilized their first three
-23:09 Peter asks if he can share his Magic Band and its allotment of FastPass Plus reservations with his son-in-law such that his son-in-law can experience thrill rides
-25:28 Vicki from the UK asks about linking a group's FastPass Plus reservations through the My Disney Experience App, especially in regards to thrill rides

Episode 686 - Listener Questions
-22:07 Jared ponders touring all four parks in a single day, utilizing FastPass Plus. Rikki discusses potential new FastPass Plus options

Episode 683- Listener Questions
-20:28 Erica from Indiana asks about scheduling advance FastPass Plus reservations with an Annual Pass that won't be hooked with her hotel reservation

Episode 682 - Toddler’s First Trip to Port Orleans - French Quarter (37:57-38:40) At Hotel Concierge Desk

Episode 677 - Listener Questions
-12:58 Riley from Canada ponders FastPass Plus protocol for the second part of his trip, which is essentially on a room-only reservation

Episode 675 - Would You Pay For Fastpass Plus?

Episode 674 - Listener Questions
-23:04 Tim asks if he can make advance FastPass Plus reservations for any three days during his eight-day trip if he only has tickets for three days

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 665 - Listener Questions
-14:54 Paul asks if individual FastPass Plus reservations must be at least an hour apart

Episode 662 - Listener Questions
-23:13 John from New York asks if guests at the Downtown Disney hotels [on Hotel Plaza Blvd.] can make advance FastPass Plus reservations

Episode 659 - Listener Questions
-23:17 Shelley from Canada asks about FastPass Plus and Magic Band protocol for AP users staying on a room only reservation
-25:57 Shelley from Canada asks if she can link her in-laws' third-party tickets to her family's My Disney Experience profile such as to make FastPass Plus reservations for everyone

Episode 653 - Listener Questions
-7:28 Scott from Michigan asks about linking FastPass Plus reservations with an Annual Pass that will expire in the middle of his trip

Episode 652 - Pop Century & Beach Club Family Fun (5:54-8:58)

Episode 647 - Listener Questions
-9:01 Darren shares his experience with using FastPass Plus at Fantasmic
-17:47 Adam from Alabama asks if it's possible to make FastPass Plus reservations ahead of time for people who don't have tickets yet

Episode 642 - Listener Questions
-16:03 Donna asks about making Fastpass Plus reservations for a group with different types of tickets

Episode 636 - Current Walt Disney World Topics (15:03-20:10)

Episode 632 - Listener Questions
-10:02 Tom from Minnesota asks about Fastpass Plus protocol for young children on thrill rides
-14:51 Tom from Minnesota asks about FastPass Plus protocol for character meets
-19:24 Beth from Maine asks if the legacy Fastpass system will remain in place for non-Disney resort guests

Episode 629 - Listener Questions
-10:34 Benjamin from Georgia asks about protocol for changing FastPass Plus reservations via the My Disney Experience app

Episode 626 - Listener Questions
-9:07 Glenn from New Hampshire asks questions about FastPass Plus

Episode 623 - Listener Questions
-16:27 Krista from Virginia asks about participation in FastPass Plus testing

Episode 614 - Listener Questions
-19:27 Camille from Texas asks about touring in August. She also asks if Park Hopper tickets are worth purchasing with FastPass Plus protocol.

Episode 613 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Pirate Fun (19:57-22:56)

Episode 611 - Listener Questions
-15:26 Russell asks about making Fastpass Plus reservations with Annual Passes and older no-expiration tickets
-27:35 Gretchen asks about FastPass Plus for offsite guests

Episode 606 - Pam’s Fall 2013 Trip Report (After 24:28)

Episode 593 - Listener Questions
-8:05 Joe asks about the future of Fastpass with My Magic Plus

Episode 563 - Listener Questions
-25:44 Brian from New York asks about the impact MyMagic Plus will have on the average guest.

Episode 549 - Rikki’s WDW Trip (27:00-31:45)

Episode 542 - Listener Questions
-7:16 Megan asks about NextGen protocol and Fastpass. Rikki offers tips on impressing first timers

Episode 409.5 - Breaking News: Fastpass Return Enforcement

Episode 364 - Fastpass

General Pre-Trip Considerations
Episode 1650 - Listener Questions
-34:43 Robert asks if travel agents can book Marathon Weekend packages

Episode 1575 - Listener Questions
-10:32 Ashley asks about special activities to share with a first-time visitor to Walt Disney World

Episode 1566 - Listener Questions
-20:27 Emily wonders when she should start planning her 2021 vacation and ponders good resorts for an anniversary trip

Episode 1533 - Listener Questions
-18:04 William asks if putting items in ziplock bags while packing saves time later on when trying to find things during a vacation

Episode 1527 - Listener Questions
-30:15 Michael asks about touring Walt Disney World with a first-time visitor

Episode 1521 - Listener Questions
-12:25 Jennifer asks about the advisability of booking a trip only a few months ahead of time. ADRs are discussed

Episode 1512 - Listener Questions
-19:06 Luke asks if it's too early to start planning a 2021 trip to Walt Disney World

Episode 1503 - Listener Questions
-7:35 Clara ponders places at Walt Disney World for her boyfriend to practice his tuba

Episode 1499 - Live Calls with Advice for the Class of 2019 Walt Disney World Travelers

Episode 1494 - Listener Questions
-40:36 Ashley asks about involving a first-time Walt Disney World visitor in the trip planning process

Episode 1492 - To The Class of 2019 Walt Disney World Travelers

Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-7:18 Drew asks about planning a last-minute solo trip to Walt Disney World over Spring Break

Episode 1446 - Is This Romantic? (24:25-25:33)

Episode 1363 - What’s In Our Disney Tech Bags

Episode 1360 - Last-Minute Trip Tips for Walt Disney World

Episode 1329 - Listener Questions
-7:46 Caitlin from Maryland asks about planning a trip that will include a Walt Disney World newbie

Episode 1324 - Thoughts on an Agent Education Program to Walt Disney World and Universal

Episode 1307 - Listener Questions
-38:14 Marliese asks about planning a more relaxed trip to Walt Disney World

Episode 1286 - Listener Questions
-32:13 Cheyenne from Ohio asks about general trip planning for her family's first Disney trip in thirteen years

Episode 1277 - Listener Questions
-19:57 Jordan asks if travel agents work with DVC members. Jordan also asks how Old Key West compares to Animal Kingdom Lodge and seeks advice for touring Walt Disney World over Wine and Dine Race Weekend for the first time in a decade

Episode 1269 - Agony & Ecstacy of a Last-Minute Trip

Episode 1259 - Listener Questions
-5:41 Lauren from Texas ponders activities to celebrate an upcoming Disney trip with her seven-year-old niece the night before their trip

Episode 1253 - Listener Questions
-6:41 Michael from Arkansas seeks suggestions for first-time visitors and ponders Thanksgiving Day crowds at the Animal Kingdom

Episode 1244 - Listener Questions
-13:42 Bjorn from Spain asks about planning a trip that will have a mix of big Disney fans and casual fans

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 1236 - Too Much Planning for WDW?

Episode 1228 - First time to Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-3:34 Ashley from Arkansas ponders ideas to impress her boyfriend, a logistics major, on his first trip to Walt Disney World

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

Episode 1148 - Listener Questions
-17:27 Erica asks about touring Walt Disney World as a first-timer on the Deluxe Dining Plan

Episode 1146 - 9 “Outside The Box” Tips for 9 Years

Episode 1135 - A Most Romantic First-time Trip to Walt Disney World

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 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 1097 - Listener Questions
-30:23 Melanie from Texas talks about using a travel agent as a Type-A planner and asks about Disney Cruise Line's internet packages

Episode 1086 - Breaking Down an Itinerary

Episode 1082 - #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-30:46 A listener asks if the hosts sometimes wish that guests would not plan as much

Episode 1081 - First time trip to Walt Disney World

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

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

Episode 1061 - Listener Questions
-12:53 Eric from Kansas seeks tips to convince his wife, who has never visited Walt Disney World, to take a Disney vacation. Eric also asks about planning said trip.in terms of touring strategy
-20:17 Becky from the UK seeks tips for newbies to Walt Disney World, and asks about Saratoga Springs and good restaurants. Mike and Rikki discuss Disney Springs, 50's Primetime Cafe, Whispering Canyon Cafe, and Chef Art Smith's Homecoming

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 1044 - I Always Mean To..

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

Episode 1034 - Listener Questions
-26:51 Christine from Pennsylvania asks about perks for conventioneers at Walt Disney World

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-30:45 Jamie ponders using a travel agent as a Disney veteran

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

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

Episode 1013 - Listener Questions
-37:10 Ariel asks about The Magic for Less Travel

Episode 1005 - More Listener Questions
-14:28 Christie from Canada asks if unactivated Annual Passes can be used for hotel discounts. Travel agents are discussed

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

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-36:09 Conner from North Dakota asks about changing his address on his My Disney Experience profile for Disney's Magical Express

Episode 974 - Listener Questions
-4:30 Bob from Michigan wonders how altered reservations affect travel agents and ponders general pet peeves for travel agents

Episode 925 - Hour 4 from 12-Hour Live Show for Give Kids the World - WDW Rookie Mistakes

Episode 920 - Listener Questions
-10:35 Vanessa from Maryland asks if she should stay at the Boardwalk, the Beach Club, or Saratoga Springs. Rikki suggests Saratoga Springs because of its proximity to Disney Springs. Vanessa also ponders activities for a group of women with varying levels of previous experience at Walt Disney World
-35:14 Briana asks about planning a Walt Disney World vacation for a large group of first-time visitors

Episode 915 - The Agent Education Experience

Episode 872 - Listener Questions
-28:21 Hanna from England ponders imperative experiences for first timers to WDW

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

Episode 849 - Disney Tech Best Practices 2015

Episode 833 - Listener Questions
-23:20 Janine from the UK asks the hosts to provide their top tip for first-time visitors to WDW

Episode 795 - Stuck Like Glue [Different Trip Expectations]

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 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 773 - Listener Questions
-25:04 Krista talks about her trip planning

Episode 620 - Listener Questions
-2:52 Brett discusses plans for his upcoming trip

Episode 567 - The Last 48 Hours-2 DAYS BEFORE LEAVING

Episode 541 - Two Amazing WDW Trips (2:00-3:05)

Episode 216 - Pre-Trip Considerations

Episode 152 - What To Do Before Leaving For WDW

Episode 118 - Disney “Do’s and Don’ts”

Episode 93 - Planning a First-time Trip to WDW

Episode 9: Ultimate Planning Tips

Episode 3: Touring Solo, Carribean Beach, DVC

Length of Stay
Episode 1595 - Solo Trio - Disney’s All-Star Music Resort - Fall 2019 - MNSSHP, Food & Wine, More (40:15-42:57)

Episode 1590 - Listener Questions
-28:22 Chris asks about touring during a two-day trip to Walt Disney World

Episode 1582 - Listener Questions
-4:49 Nick asks about managing park hopper tickets when he wants to visit the parks on both the first and last days of his ten-day trip but only wants to visit the parks five or six days overall

Episode 1526 - 2 Weeks at the Polynesian from the United Kingdom

Episode 1518 - Listener Questions
-13:24 Samantha asks about the advisability of doing a Wednesday to Sunday trip for Star Wars race weekend

Episode 1487 - Melody Makers, Pop Century for Two Weeks, Traveling with Teens to Infants (19:03-22:10)

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 1464 - Listener Questions
-5:07 Alexa decides between four-day base tickets and three-day Park Hopper tickets when she and three friends want to visit all four Walt Disney World parks in a maximum of three-and-a-half days in the winter of 2020. Pam recommends taking advantage of Evening Extra Magic Hours

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 1452 - Listener Questions
-29:54 Kia asks if planning a last-minute short trip to Walt Disney World is worth it

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
-36:59 Louisa seeks an upscale onsite hotel to spend one night at

Episode 1419 - Listener Questions
-6:50 Samantha seeks tips for touring the Magic Kingdom in one day in May with her husband and two toddlers as first-time visitors

Episode 1340 - Surprise Weekend Anniversary Trip to Pop Century

Episode 1328 - Port Orleans Riverside and Boardwalk Inn Celebrating 10 Years (8:42-11:20) Long weekend

Episode 1247 - Listener Questions
-40:04 Michael from Canada decides between staying at the Polynesian and Port Orleans Riverside for at least ten days with three children

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

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

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-4:14 Sandra from Australia asks about planning a three-week trip to Walt Disney World. Ticket and resort options are discussed
-11:38 Harrison asks about touring Walt Disney World, especially Epcot, over four days with two other twenty-somethings

Episode 1118 - Listener Questions
-3:28 Melissa asks about adding an extra day to a previously-booked package ticket

Episode 1110 - “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for a Long Weekend Trip

Episode 1081 - First time trip to Walt Disney World (7:54-9:19)

Episode 1047 - AbracadaBar, Coca-Cola Store, and More! (5:51-9:03) Long weekend

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 1028 - Listener Questions
-19:16 Amanda asks if on-site guests can make FastPass Plus reservations for more than seven days

Episode 1001 - Listener Questions
-14:55 Jimmie from Texas discusses his stay at Coronado Springs and a meal at The Boathouse. Rikki shares tips for spending a long-weekend at Walt Disney World

Episode 988 - 2 Week Polynesian Village Honeymoon from the United Kingdom (Esp. 28:29-33:12)

Episode 980 - Listener Questions
-13:48 Johnny from the UK ruminates on a value resort for 14 nights

Episode 964 - Mother/Daughter 10-Day Pop Century Resort Trip (Esp. 27:18-28:45)

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

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 943 - Annual Extended Walt Disney World Vacations

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 762 - Mike & Rikki in the Morning (13:17-14:57) Quick weekend trips

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

Episode 746 - Listener Questions
-4:22 Peter ponders the ideal amount of time to allot for a WDW vacation

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

Episode 605 - Listener Questions
-7:36 Simon from Scotland asks for good things to do on one's last night at WDW

Episode 536: Listener Questions
-17:44 Mickey T asks about the optimal amount of time to stay at WDW

Locals
Episode 697 - Florida Resident Touring & Fort Wilderness
See Also "Uber Fandom" on Online Community and Disney Fandom for episodes about moving to the Orlando area

Magic Bands
See "My Magic Plus" below and/or "Tickets" on Trip Planning (N-Z) and Problems

Main Gate Passes
Episode 1005 - More Listener Questions
-18:00 Beth from New Jersey asks if discounts arising from a Main Gate pass can be applied for guests staying at a different hotel
-20:59 Beth from New Jersey asks about making FastPass Plus reservations with Main Gate passes

Memory Maker
See "Packages: Photography" on Trip Planning (N-Z) and Problems

Money
Episode 1667 - Listener Questions
-13:30 Gina asks if final payment for upcoming Disney vacations are still due thirty days in advance considering the COVID-19 closures

Episode 1637 - Listener Questions
-8:47 Philip ponders discounts for his September trip because of the COVID-19 pandemic

Episode 1582 - Listener Questions
-10:16 Marlisa asks if the Disney Visa Card is worth acquiring

Episode 1572 - Listener Questions
-4:21 Missy ponders good Christmas gifts to get her large group excited for its upcoming Disney trip. Disney gift cards are mentioned
-12:21 Levin seeks tips for using Disney gift cards, especially consolidating amounts from different gift cards

Episode 1570 - Great Deals at Walt Disney World 2019

Episode 1554 - Listener Questions
-31:00 Laura asks about the Disney Visa card

Episode 1547 - A First Trip To Walt Disney World with a Wedding Proposal (6:56-8:36)

Episode 1512 - Listener Questions
-37:30 Rhonda asks about using a Disney Gift Card to pay for various aspects of her vacation

Episode 1509 - Recent Disney News & Thoughts with Rikki & Matt Parrish (8:38-54:52)

Episode 1503 - Listener Questions
-15:10 Chip asks if Disney will offer normal summer discounts in 2020 and/or 2021

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

Episode 1473 – Listener Questions
-25:46 A listener from Norway asks about staying at Pop Century and All Star Music. The listener also asks about Cabana Bay at Universal Orlando and a bounceback offer for the Port Orleans resorts

Episode 1470 - Listener Questions
-26:35 Tim asks about protocol for valet parking payment at the Walt Disney World hotels
-29:06 Gordy asks about bounceback offer protocol

Episode 1467 - Listener Questions
-39:46 Autumn asks if Bounceback Offers are worth it

Episode 1461 - Listener Questions
-15:55 Melissa asks about booking a Disney trip with her family when her children and husband need park tickets but she, having an Annual Pass, does not. Melissa also asks if she can add AP discounts to an existing reservation

Episode 1452 - Listener Questions
-10:35 Glenn asks how Disney's new credit card authorization policy will affect the ability of guests to pay with Disney gift cards

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

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

Episode 1436 - All-Stars, Disneyland, Caribbean Beach, Port Orleans French Quarter and More (7:04-15:40)

Episode 1431 - Listener Questions
-5:02 Alan asks if an Annual Pass is worth purchasing for him
-9:15 Alfred asks about price increases for Disney's tickets and Annual Passes, including the Premier Pass, which includes both Walt Disney World and Disneyland

Episode 1429 - Looking Back on 2018 at Walt Disney World (17:30-21:28)

Episode 1425 - Listener Questions
-13:13 Becky ponders fun activities for an adult at Walt Disney World. Disney Springs and money are discussed
-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 1413 - Listener Questions
-16:37 Jillian asks about budgeting for souvenirs at Walt Disney World and budgeting for a Walt Disney World trip generally

Episode 1396 - Walt Disney World Happenings - Something or Nothing? (8:12-22:03)

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 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
-20:55 Kaylee asks about the price difference between renewing an Annual Pass and letting the Pass expire and buying a new Pass

Episode 1353 - Listener Questions
-35:58 Debbie asks if a bounceback offer can be retroactively applied to an already-booked trip

Episode 1347 - Listener Questions
-30:35 Shawn asks if he should wait to book a 2019 trip to see if a bounceback offer arises, considering also the need to book a wheelchair-accessible hotel room to accomodate a guest with cerebral palsy. Shawn also asks about applying an Annual Pass discount to this trip

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

Episode 1332 - Listener Questions
-21:54 Seth asks if Disney Gift Cards can be attached to Magic Bands in lieu of credit cards

Episode 1323 - Listener Questions
-31:24 Mandy asks if room discounts for Annual Passholders ever coincide with Disney race weekends

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

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

Episode 1290 - Listener Questions
-23:05 Beth asks about obtaining a Passholder Card to validate Annual Pass discounts

Episode 1276 - Hour 1 of 12 Hour Live Show - 2017 (20:40-24:18) Charging

Episode 1268 - Listener Questions
-15:57 Jeanna from Kentucky asks if she must upgrade park hopper tickets to an Annual Pass before using said tickets, whether all members of her party must be present when she upgrades the park hopper tickets, and whether she will be able to access through Memory Maker pictures taken prior to the upgrade
-21:49 Kevin from North Carolina talks about Annual Pass finances. Memory Maker is discussed

Episode 1265 - Listener Questions
-27:17 Crystal from Canada asks about Disney credit cards and the presence of pets at Port Orleans Riverside

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

Episode 1254 - Black Friday at Walt Disney World

Episode 1247 - Listener Questions
-10:05 Hanna asks about combining a discounted package with free dining

Episode 1244 - Listener Questions
-20:33 Tracy from Australia asks about linking credit cards to her Magic Band as a foreign traveler

Episode 1241 - Listener Questions
-11:40 Karen from Michigan asks if she can utilize online resort check-in at Port Orleans Riverside if she intends to pay using Disney gift cards
-31:12 Carolyn asks about booking a bounceback offer

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

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

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

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-19:34 Stephanie from Georgia asks how early she should depart All Star Movies to arrive at the parks at rope drop. Stephanie also asks whether she and her friend can add their own credit cards to their Magic Bands while on the same reservation

Episode 1189 - Mother/Daughter Trip on a Budget

Episode 1184 - Listener Questions
-12:16 Connor asks if changing some nights of his seven-night vacation from Art of Animation to Port Orleans French Quarter for the larger beds is worth the extra expense

Episode 1178 - Listener Questions
-24:19 Jill asks for tips on saving money during a week-long fall trip with a large group that includes young children. The Dining Plan is discussed

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

Episode 1163 - Listener Questions
-14:26 Frank from Pennsylvania asks if he can use a Disney gift card to pay a balance at checkout
-27:51 Chris from the UK asks about ticket pricing when his daughter will turn three during their vacation

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-23:45 Lacie from North Carolina asks about bounceback offers and the effect of construction at Coronado Springs

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World

Episode 1151 - Listener Questions
-19:56 Nick from Ohio asks about travel insurance
-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 1150 - Summer at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (5:34-7:27) Bounceback Offer

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-32:23 Kim from Pennsylvania asks if she can turn a discounted ticket into an Annual Pass

Episode 1142 - Listener Questions
-3:29 Paige from Missouri asks if AP discounts will be immediately available upon upgrading a Magic Your Way ticket to an Annual Pass
-13:13 Caitlin asks about booking the 2018 Princess Half-Marathon, including possible bounceback offers

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

Episode 1124 - Listener Questions
-16:49 Jennifer from Connecticut asks how much she will save by upgrading a package ticket to an Annual Pass. Jennifer also asks about Disney's Vero Beach Resort, including transportation options

Episode 1112 - Listener Questions
-4:26 John from Pennsylvania asks about activating an Annual Pass purchased through the 13 months for the price of 12 offer

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 _?

Episode 1103 - Listener Questions
-11:53 Rob from Virginia wonders if the rate he paid for a preferred room at All Star Sports includes an Annual Pass discount
-27:18 Erin asks about upgrading park tickets to an Annual Pass

Episode 1100 - Listener Questions
-27:12 Barbara asks about linking a separate credit card to her niece's Magic Band when they will be staying in the same room

Episode 1094 - Listener Questions
-9:40 Jamie asks when Annual Pass holders receive their discount cards

Episode 1085 - Listener Questions
-36:37 Beth from New Jersey asks about the logistics of upgrading a Magic Your Way Ticket to an Annual Pass such as to obtain related discounts

Episode 1081 - First time trip to Walt Disney World (7:54-9:19)

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-20:35 Ashley from Georgia asks if a child's Annual Pass will suffice for an Annual Pass discount if the adults in the party do not have annual passes. Mike and Pam speculate on the future of Tables in Wonderland

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

Episode 1069 - The Frugal Mouse with Kevin

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-32:32 Bev from New Jersey asks if there is a value difference between upgrading base tickets to an Annual Pass and purchasing an Annual Pass outright

Episode 1050 - Start with Apps (27:36-31:02) Disney Gift Card

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

Episode 1037 - Listener Questions
-16:07 Melissa from Wisconsin asks about upgrading her Park Hopper tickets to an Annual Pass, the Memory Maker component of the Annual Pass, and Annual Pass discounts. Melissa also asks if she can use Annual Pass perks in conjunction with her mother, who will be touring with regular Park Hopper tickets

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
-26:55 Stephanie from Indiana shares a tip for upgrading multi-day tickets to an Annual Pass

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-5:12 Jillian asks about Annual Pass perks. Jillian also asks when Annual Pass room discounts are usually released
-11:32 Stacey asks if Disney gift cards can be used at Disney Springs's shops
-15:54 Colleen seeks restaurants for an economical Sunday breakfast or brunch

Episode 1022 - Listener Questions
-5:04 Deeder asks if she should upgrade her park hopper tickets to an Annual Pass. Pam talks about discounts
-27:50 Martin from the UK asks if a free breakfast credit obtained from a Disney promotion in the UK can be used for a snack at any meal

Episode 1021 - More Listener Questions
-3:15 Andrew talks about the bittersweet monetary results of purchasing an Annual Pass. Andrew also talks about his podcast-listening habits

Episode 1013 - Listener Questions
-33:02 Ariel asks about Disney Visa Card perks

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

Episode 1005 - More Listener Questions
-14:28 Christie from Canada asks if unactivated Annual Passes can be used for hotel discounts. Travel agents are discussed
-18:00 Beth from New Jersey asks if discounts arising from a Main Gate pass can be applied for guests staying at a different hotel

Episode 1004 - Listener Questions
-4:11 Spencer asks whether the regular price or the discounted price of his park hopper tickets will be applied when upgrading to an Annual Pass

Episode 1002 - Quantifiable Walt Disney World

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

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

Episode 994 - Caribbean Beach Resort in the Fall While Expecting (3:19-6:01) Bounceback offer

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
-41:06 Angie seeks economical dining options. Rikki mentions the Grand Floridian Cafe and the Plaza Restaurant

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

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-14:06 James from Louisiana shares his experience buying into DVC. James also asks about Free Dining and other Disney promotions, especially the popularity of such promotions

Episode 984 - Oddsmakers: Tiered-Ticket Version

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-9:47 Taran from South Carolina asks about bounceback offers at Walt Disney World
-33:57 Jennifer and Greg ask if merchandise coupons are still offered on receipts at quick service restaurants

Episode 968 - Listener Questions
-23:31 Matt from New Jersey asks about saving money on food at Walt Disney World with a large group

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

Episode 957 - Betting On 2016 (9:32-14:18)

Episode 951 - Skipper Canteen, Let’s Do Brunch, and Memories Get Cheaper (4:28-10:18)

Episode 944 - Listener Questions
-8:53 Amanda from Tennessee asks if discounted park tickets are offered to participants in runDisney races. Amanda also ponders park crowds around races, specifically the Star Wars Half Marathon in April
-25:48 Jason from Michigan asks about the new Annual Pass-Memory Maker amalgam

Episode 941 - Listener Questions
-33:20 Amanda asks if Annual Passes would be economical in her situation as compared to Free Dining

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

Episode 932 - Listener Questions
-19:42 Melissa from Wisconsin asks about the general popularity of the Royal Rooms at Port Orleans Riverside, especially the discounted rooms

Episode 923 - Listener Questions
-11:16 Julia from Massachusetts asks about hotel bounceback-offer protocol, including their viability for Annual Passholders
-16:27 Amanda from Massachusetts asks about changing a package reservation at Pop Century to a room-only reservation. Amanda also asks if she can apply the value of two ticket packages towards an Annual Pass

Episode 921 - Changes to WDW Annual Passholder Prices and Structure

Episode 914 - Listener Questions
-31:31 Paul from New Jersey thinks DVC members should receive more perks. Pam offers her opinion

Episode 902 - Listener Questions
-33:33 Marnie from Texas asks if she can apply 10-day park hopper tickets from a Free Dining promo towards an Annual Pass renewal prior to using the 10-day tickets

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

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

Episode 874 - 3 Weeks in Florida - Fantasy, Pop, Give Kids the World, & More (25:25-28:06) Hotwire.com for hotels

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

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

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-19:55 Emily asks if Free Dining is possible with military discount tickets

Episode 851 - Listener Questions
-18:12 Keith from Georgia thinks of ways to save money for a WDW trip, including Disney's new Vacation Account

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

Episode 830 - Listener Questions
-5:18 Craig from Georgia asks when it is worth it to purchase an Annual Pass and what benefits come with an Annual Pass. Craig also asks how bounce back offers and free dining work with Annual Passes

Episode 826 - Girls Trip with Free Dining at Caribbean Beach Resort (3:29-4:38) PIN discounts/Free Dining

Episode 820 - Listener Questions
-3:58 Diane from Pennsylvania asks if she can apply her Annual Pass discount to a second hotel room. Diane also ponders must dos at WDW for a three-day trip with a large group without Park Hopper tickets. Finally, Diane seeks dining suggestions.

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 808 - Coronado Springs Business Class August 2014 Trip (23:38-24:43) Gasoline Prices

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

Episode 794 - Listener Questions
-5:03 Michelle asks about the Disney Vacation Account, a program that allows one to budget for a Disney vacation, and whether it can be booked through a travel agent. Pam discusses Adventures by Disney

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 779 - Listener Questions
-8:59 Brad asks if he should stay at the Fort Wilderness campground during his November trip just to save money. He also asks if Tables in Wonderland is worth purchasing for an Annual Passholder
-26:46 Joselin from Massachusetts asks if she should postpone future trips until construction at Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios is completed. She also ponders budgeting tips.

Episode 776 - Listener Questions
-4:17 Jason from Michigan says you can save money by renting DVC points
-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 762 - Mike & Rikki in the Morning (15:24-18:14) Apple Pay

Episode 761 - Listener Questions
-10:51 Vicky from England asks if an Annual Pass affords discounts on Club Level resort rooms. She also ponders the resort with the best Club Level rooms for a boy and a girl

Episode 743 - Listener Questions
-4:29 Jason from Michigan asks about upgrading a two-year old ticket that was purchased from a third-party vendor, emphasizing discounts. Pam recommends being cautious when purchasing tickets well in advance
-24:29 Evan from Massachusetts asks if Disney's Free Dining Plan is financially worth it for a couple in comparison to hotel discounts.

Episode 740 - Listener Questions
-25:06 Christine asks about Disney's military discounts and the Shades of Green resort

Episode 733 - This One Time, On a Band Trip! (14:03-18:47)

Episode 731 - Listener Questions
-31:05 Christine asks about utilizing Disney's military discount

Episode 728 - Listener Questions
-25:59 Mark shares his experience with the Disney Vacation Account and its corresponding gift card offer. He also asks for optimal snack options in each park, especially those that can be used for a light lunch

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

Episode 719 - Listener Questions
-8:21 Theresa asks about Free Dining blackouts, highlighting the weeks around Thanksgiving. Rikki discusses crowds and holiday festivities during the week before Thanksgiving. Theresa also asks about PIN discounts on multiple rooms

Episode 718 - Walt Disney World Resort Scouting Trip (6:40-9:18)

Episode 710 - Listener Questions
-6:14 Elizabeth asks about booking FastPass Plus reservations when staying at an offsite condo, which will afford her a voucher.

Episode 707 - Listener Questions
-7:55 Gemma from the UK asks if she can utilize Premium Annual Pass discounts before the corresponding voucher is activated

Episode 698 - Listener Questions
-11:20 Chris asks why he's seeing huge discounts offered through third-party DVC vendors

Episode 697 - Florida Resident Touring & Fort Wilderness (Especially after 22:03)

Episode 692 - Listener Questions
-13:50 Robert from North Carolina asks if his party can make FastPass Plus reservations through the My Disney Experience app if his children will be staying on Magic Your Way tickets while he and his wife will be using Annual Passes. Pam shares some money saving tips

Episode 686 - Listener Questions
-6:42 Jessica asks about Annual Pass activation protocol. Pam suggests purchasing an Annual Pass voucher. Debbie and Rikki share tips for first time AP holders, especially concerning discounts

Episode 679 - Embassy Suites Orlando and a 3-Month Old Princess (13:17-14:13) Bank Cards

Episode 677 - Listener Questions
-4:08 Todd from Virginia discusses the amount of money one can save by staying offsite

Episode 674 - Listener Questions
-22:08 Tim asks how many premium Annual Passes he's allowed to buy with a DVC discount

Episode 671 - Listener Questions
-9:15 Zachery, who isn't a DVC member, asks if he can get a DVC-discounted Annual Pass through his grandparents, who are DVC members

Episode 668 - Listener Questions
-25:29 Erica asks about combining the balances from multiple Disney gift cards onto a single card

Episode 656 - Listener Questions
-26:44 Jenny ponders WDW locations that don't accept Disney gift cards.

Episode 655 - Couples Trip with Split Stay & Great Dining (7:10-8:03) Saving money on resort

Episode 650 - Listener Questions
-5:33 Tim asks if he can get a DVC discount when converting a Magic Your Way ticket into an Annual Pass
-8:03 Tim ponders Disney's best non-seafood restaurants that are also a good value. Pam discusses The Wave, and Debbie brings up Starring Rolls Cafe
-18:02 Connie asks about Labor Day at WDW, including crowds and resort rates

Episode 639 - Planning a Disney Land & Sea Vacation (Especially 12:43-17:51)

Episode 636 - Current Walt Disney World Topics (After 28:48) Discounts

Episode 632 - Listener Questions
-28:26 Valentina asks about PIN Code offers and combining discounts

Episode 605 - Listener Questions
-26:30 Sue asks if travel insurance is worth purchasing

Episode 602 - Listener Questions
-14:53 Lori from Pennsylvania asks about fall discounts at WDW

Episode 578 - Listener Questions
-17:09 Such as to save money, Jean from Canada asks for good meals for sharing at WDW that aren't "family style"

Episode 520 - Listener Questions
-38:43 Keith asks about price increases at WDW

Episode 486: Tipping Around WDW

Episode 316: WDW on a Budget

Episode 123 - Being a Travel Agent with Pam

Episode 60: Visiting WDW During a Down Economy

Episode 15: Disney on a Dime

Episode 13: Our Disney Splurge

Episode 10: Pop Century, Free Dining, Planning Advice

See Also Dining (General Information) for episodes on saving money on dining

My Disney Experience
See "Apps" above and "My Magic Plus" below

My Magic Plus
Episode 1593 - Listener Questions
-13:47 Candace asks if she can use old Magic Bands to access her park tickets and FastPass Plus reservations during her upcoming stay at the Swan and Dolphin

Episode 1582 - Listener Questions
-4:49 Nick asks about managing park hopper tickets when he wants to visit the parks on both the first and last days of his ten-day trip but only wants to visit the parks five or six days overall

Episode 1570 - Great Deals at Walt Disney World 2019 (13:45-17:55)

Episode 1568 - Bonus Listener Questions
-22:46 Chance asks if he should buy holiday-themed Magic Bands immediately or wait until Christmas is closer
-23:20 William asks if he can cancel package tickets upon purchasing an Annual Pass and wonders at what point purchasing an Annual Pass becomes worth it

Episode 1566 - Listener Questions
-28:00 Chance asks if Disney will sell additional holiday-specific Magic Bands

Episode 1530 - Listener Questions
-32:48 Lauren asks about buying themed Magic Bands at Walt Disney World

Episode 1521 - Listener Questions
-18:26 Carrie asks if Disney's new custom Halloween Magic Bands have any special features

Episode 1464 - Listener Questions
-5:07 Alexa decides between four-day base tickets and three-day Park Hopper tickets when she and three friends want to visit all four Walt Disney World parks in a maximum of three-and-a-half days in the winter of 2020. Pam recommends taking advantage of Evening Extra Magic Hours
-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 1437 - Listener Questions
-17:56 Jenna asks if she should stay at Pop Century before or after her stay at the Swan. Jenna also asks about receiving her Magic Band if she stays at the Swan first, about whether her Magic Band will work for her whole trip if she stays at Pop Century first, and about transportation either way between the Swan and Pop Century

Episode 1365 - Listener Questions
-7:47 Lynn asks about adding another guest to a room reservation who does not require the park tickets and dining plan being utilized by the other guests in the room as part of a package. Lynn also asks about making FastPass Plus reservations in this scenario
-29:39 Jessica asks if off-site guests can link a credit card to their Magic Bands

Episode 1362 - Listener Questions
-27:47 Laura asks about upgrading a six-day Magic Your Way Ticket to a seven-day pass
-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 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 1344 - Listener Questions
-10:44 Anthony asks if his party's Magic Bands will be active for a room-only day prior to the start of the package part of the vacation

Episode 1332 - Listener Questions
-21:54 Seth asks if Disney Gift Cards can be attached to Magic Bands in lieu of credit cards
-29:47 Mickey asks about linking Magic Bands to My Disney Experience accounts
-31:21 Cheryl asks if she can connect tickets to old Magic Bands

Episode 1327 - Walt Disney World Win, Fail, or Meh! (17:52-23:08) Customized Magic Bands

Episode 1292 - Listener Questions
-4:53 Garrith from England asks about linking Magic Bands to My Disney Experience and his park tickets

Episode 1286 - Listener Questions
-25:42 Kim from Virginia asks how Disney technology chooses the correct ticket from her Magic Band when she enters the parks. Kim also asks about rider-switch protocol in conjunction with FastPass Plus

Episode 1283 - Listener Questions
-23:21 Sherry asks if she can reuse a Magic Band from a previous trip and if she can use multiple Magic Bands on the same trip

Episode 1276 - Hour 1 of 12 Hour Live Show - 2017 (20:40-24:18) Charging

Episode 1268 - Listener Questions
-15:57 Jeanna from Kentucky asks if she must upgrade park hopper tickets to an Annual Pass before using said tickets, whether all members of her party must be present when she upgrades the park hopper tickets, and whether she will be able to access through Memory Maker pictures taken prior to the upgrade

Episode 1265 - Listener Questions
-22:51 Hanna asks about a free dining offer and Magic Bands

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

Episode 1247 - Listener Questions
-10:05 Hanna asks about combining a discounted package with free dining

Episode 1244 - Listener Questions
-20:33 Tracy from Australia asks about linking credit cards to her Magic Band as a foreign traveler

Episode 1202 - Listener Questions
-8:37 Amelia from Ohio asks if guests can exchange Magic Bands such that a non-rider can give his or her FastPass Plus reservation to another person

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-19:34 Stephanie from Georgia asks how early she should depart All Star Movies to arrive at the parks at rope drop. Stephanie also asks whether she and her friend can add their own credit cards to their Magic Bands while on the same reservation

Episode 1193 - Listener Questions
-18:44 Kim from North Carolina asks how FastPass Plus reservations and ADRs are affected when a member of a party cancels his vacation

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

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-20:44 Kate from Illinois asks if other members of her multi-family party can control the children's FastPass Plus and dining reservations if she made the initial reservations

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

Episode 1106 - Listener Questions
-27:26 Brett from Louisiana talks about obtaining Magic Bands with Annual Passes and asks for feedback on his car rental plan, which involves a pair of one-way rentals

Episode 1101 - Mike & Rikki Talk Disney News (After 36:37) Magic Band 2

Episode 1100 - Listener Questions
-27:12 Barbara asks about linking a separate credit card to her niece's Magic Band when they will be staying in the same room

Episode 1083 - More #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-17:23 Brett asks if he can preorder Magic Bands when he has Annual Pass vouchers

Episode 1046 - Listener Questions
-5:55 Jamie Lee asks if she can link her Magic Band and her husband's Magic Band to both of their My Disney Experience accounts

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-6:12 Julia asks about transferring an ADR via connected My Magic Plus accounts

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

Episode 1022 - Listener Questions
-30:47 Jennifer from Iowa asks about dealing with extra Magic Bands

Episode 1007 - Listener Questions
-6:45 Amanda from Canada asks if she can alternate among different-colored linked Magic Bands depending on the day

Episode 1004 - Listener Questions
-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
-14:27 Rebecca asks if she can link new tickets to old Magic Bands

Episode 989 - Listener Questions
-31:27 Erica from Florida asks about utilizing Magic Bands in conjunction with an Annual Pass. The panel discusses Magic Band upgrades

Episode 984 - Oddsmakers: Tiered-Ticket Version

Episode 972 - Everything But Running (30:57-33:21) Customizable Magic Bands

Episode 950 - Listener Questions
-22:15 Heather from Massachusetts asks if the park tickets included in Disney's Platinum Package will remain unactivated, for future usage, if she does not actually enter a park on her planned trip

Episode 941 - Listener Questions
-30:19 Leslie shares a trip report including numerous technical issues with My Disney Experience

Episode 930 - 2015 BOGP Halloween Special (16:58-22:41) Customizable Magic Bands

Episode 829 - A Very Grand Gathering to Celebrate Retirement (5:46-6:35)

Episode 823 - Couples-Only Trip For a Family Man (After 31:31)

Episode 649 - 2013 Wine & Dine Weekend Recap with Listener Doug (4:36-11:22)

Episode 644 - Looking Back on 2013 and Looking Forward to 2014 (12:59-17:47; 26:05-30:43)

Episode 606 - Pam’s Fall 2013 Trip Report (After 22:55)

Episode 575 - Listener Questions
-9:13 Lori asks about loading information onto Magic Bands via My Disney Experience

Episode 563 - Listener Questions
-25:44 Brian from New York asks about the impact My Magic Plus will have on the average guest.

Episode 549 - Rikki’s WDW Trip -MY MAGIC PLUS (17:20-20:25)

Episode 506 - My Magic+

See "Apps" above for discussion of "My Disney Experience" app