Tickets, touring, and potential problems

General Planning

Annual Pass
See "Tickets" below

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

Episode 713 - Listener Questions
-11:16 Melanie from Texas asks about linking your tickets to your reservation through My Disney Experience

Episode 704 - Listener Questions
-8:04 Karen from Michigan asks about transportation between the parks. Debbie mentions a related app

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
-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 677 - Listener Questions
-27:42 Jocelyn from Massachusetts asks about the Family Magic Tour, and whether tours can be linked to Magic Bands through My Disney Experience

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

Episode 659 - Listener Questions
-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 656 - Listener Questions
-14:14 Scott from New York shares how his experience with making an ADR for Beaches and Cream on the My Disney Experience App differed from doing so on the main Disney dining website.

Episode 635 - Listener Questions
-14:29 Minnie411 asks about using My Disney Experience features as a DVC Resort guest

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

Episode 599 - Listener Questions
-20:20 Heather asks if she can link her race entries, flight info, etc. to My Disney Experience

Episode 575 - Listener Questions
-9:13 Lori asks about loading information onto Magic Bands via My Disney Experience
-22:20 Lori asks for phone app recommendations

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)

Books
Episode 1189 - Mother/Daughter Trip on a Budget (23:23-25:53) Ridley Pearson/ Kingdom Keepers

Episode 1181 - Listener Questions
-4:54 David seeks book recommendations about either Walt Disney or Walt Disney World

Episode 1117 - Disney Tale of the Tape

Episode 1105 - The Walt Disney World That Never Was

Episode 1069 - The Frugal Mouse with Kevin

Episode 1062 - Talking Mousekatots with Tara

Episode 1020 - Unofficial Guide Reader Survey Results with Len Testa

Episode 1017 - The Wisdom of Walt with Dr. Jeff Barnes

Episode 927 - Magical Miles: The Runners Guide To Walt Disney World

Episode 879 - Resources for Disney Fans with Nate from Wedway Radio (6:57-20:04)

Episode 825 - Bob Sehlinger from the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

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

Episode 746 - Listener Questions
-12:44 Amanda from Ohio asks for good books about the history of WDW

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

Episode 642 - Listener Questions
-10:04 Jeanine from Kentucky asks for Walt Disney World guidebook recommendations for a first timer. Debbie recommends Birnbaum's.

Fastpass Plus
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 725 - Listener Questions
-20:36 Diane from Pennsylvania shares her experience with FastPass Plus and asks about protocol for "Rain Check" FastPasses

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

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

Episode 710 - Listener Questions
-6:14 Elizabeth asks about booking FastPass Plus reservations when staying at an offsite condo, which will afford her a voucher.
-10:52 Elizabeth asks about FastPass Plus at Be Our Guest Restaurant
-23:46 Tracy from Kentucky asks about booking FastPass Plus reservations for Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party if she will not be in the park during the day

Episode 707 - Listener Questions
-26:47 Naomi from New Jersey asks about renewing an Annual Pass and FastPass Plus

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 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 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" and/or "Tickets" below

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" below

Money
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 959 - Listener Questions
-34:14 Lucy from Ohio asks about breaking even on an Annual Pass

Episode 958 - Bonus Listener Questions
-7:49 Sharon from Colorado asks if it would be economically beneficial to purchase an Annual Pass for herself while utilizing 6-Day Water Park Fun and More Tickets for the other four members of her family. Mike and Rikki ponder Annual Pass discounts

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

Episode 914 - Listener Questions
-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 560 - Listener Questions
-22:40 Mike from St. Louis asks about the new Magic Your Way ticket prices

Episode 554 - Listener Questions
-5:25 Robin asks about tipping protocol for various services at WDW

Episode 551 - Listener Questions
-20:44 RussellH asks for strategies to save extra money for Disney

Episode 545 - Listener Questions
-2:20 Tara from Canada gives a trip report featuring advice on getting to Universal from Disney, and she asks the hosts for examples of "break even" points at WDW

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 for episodes on saving money on dining

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

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

Episode 923 - Listener Questions
-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 917 - Listener Questions
-12:13 Matt from New Jersey asks if an 11-night vacation with resort transfers is worth doing with two toddlers. He also asks about handling resort transfers, including Magic Bands and Magical Express reservations

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

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

Episode 877 - Bay Lake Tower, Anniversary and First-timers Celebration (28:31-31:14)

Episode 863 - Listener Questions
-27:21 Donny asks if he can use his Magic Band to pay at the Food and Wine Festival booths

Episode 854 - Listener Questions
-17:42 Jeanine from the UK asks if guests can reuse old Magic Bands on subsequent trips

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

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

Episode 833 - Listener Questions
-19:45 Sarah from the UK says her Magic Band hurt her arm and asks if this is a common issue

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

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

Episode 773 - Listener Questions
-14:22 Wendy from Canada asks if guests staying in the same room can use different credit cards with My Magic Plus
-18:24 Jennifer from Canada asks how My Magic Plus works when a group books multiple rooms

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

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

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

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

Episode 702 - Seven Dwarfs Mine Train Media Event Recap (19:35-23:12)

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

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

Episode 662 - Listener Questions
-15:28 Scott from Indiana asks about transporting Magic Bands such as to keep them working
-17:27 Angie shares her experience with another member of her party linking a different credit card to her Magic Band

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

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

Episode 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 635 - Listener Questions
-20:27 mouse_ears_mom asks if Magic Bands are reusable on a guest's subsequent trips

Episode 623 - Listener Questions
-23:33 Heather asks if Magic Bands can continue to be used on future trips

Episode 617 - Listener Questions
-10:33 Lori from Pennsylvania asks about restaurant payment and tipping protocol at WDW. She asks if you can do so with your Magic Band

Episode 608 - Listener Questions
-11:21 Mike asks about "bounceback" offers with Disney hotel packages

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 MyMagic 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

Packages: Dining
See Dining for Disney Dining Plan and Special WDW Activities and Programs for Fantasmic and Candlelight Processional Dinner Packages

Packages: Photography
Episode 1225 - Disney’s Kidani Village and Memories for a Lifetime (19:36-22:13)

Episode 1223 - Listener Questions
-21:05 Allison from Indiana asks about utilizing Memory Maker upon upgrading a Magic Your Way Ticket to an Annual Pass

Episode 1216 - Multi-Generational Trip to Bay Lake Towers (19:30-20:44)

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

Episode 1209 - The Pandora Problem (42:30-45:16)

Episode 1205 - Listener Questions
-42:43 Lisa asks about quietly proposing in the UK Pavilion at Epcot with a PhotoPass photographer on hand

Episode 1183 - Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge Resort (33:30-35:55)

Episode 1172 - Listener Questions
-26:11 Kelly seeks good places for family memories at Walt Disney World, especially for her husband. Fishing excursions, Memory Maker, tours, and Yehaa Bob are discussed

Episode 1169 - Listener Questions
-10:57 Patricia discusses how Disney removes inappropriate visuals from on-ride photographs
-26:51 Kate from Illinois asks how her friends can download her Memory Maker photos after the vacation

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

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

Episode 1157 - Listener Questions
-13:59 Nicole from New Jersey asks if purchasing Memory Maker for a long weekend trip is worth it

Episode 1154 - Listener Questions
-26:54 Gerard from Pennsylvania asks how long it takes to activate PhotoPass upon purchasing an Annual Pass. Rikki discusses RunDisney photographs
-28:49 Sarah from Michigan asks how far in advance she can purchase Memory Maker. Sarah also asks about planning a multi-generational trip. Old Key West is discussed

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-16:10 Wendy from Indiana asks if Memory Maker is worth purchasing if her child is not into characters and she is not interested in on-ride photographs

Episode 1140 - Making the Most of Memory Maker

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

Episode 1116 - Rikki’s 2016 Walt Disney World Christmas Adventure (18:46-22:30) Disney Springs PhotoPass Studio

Episode 1079 - Listener Questions
-14:09 Danielle from Michigan asks about the Marceline to Magic Kingdom tour, especially regarding the Haunted Mansion; general honeymoon tips; and whether Memory Maker is worth purchasing for honeymooners. Rikki mentions the Keys to the Kingdom Tour, and Pam mentions activities and tours at the Animal Kingdom Lodge
-24:49 Jason seeks the best value for purchasing Marathon Weekend photographs

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
-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 1065 - 21 with Hanna and Paige (After 44:51)

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-29:03 Nicholas from New York asks if he can use the Memory Maker from his father's Annual Pass when his father will not be on this trip. Nick also asks about balancing the touring when he is a frequent Walt Disney World visitor and his girlfriend has not visited in 15 years

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 1049 - Listener Questions
-9:16 Shawn asks if he has to activate his Memory Maker purchase upon arriving at Walt Disney World. Mike talks about Memory Maker and Annual Passes

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

Episode 1037 - Listener Questions
-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 998 - Listener Questions
-23:54 Dean recommends booking a photographer for proposal photos at Walt Disney World

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-8:23 Diana from Ohio shares a trip report including Disney's Magical Express, Pop Century, Art of Animation, bad weather, and Memory Maker protocol with Annual Passes. Mike and Rikki discuss a rumor that RunDisney photographs will soon be included with Memory Maker

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-8:31 Taran from South Carolina wonders if Annual Passes that were purchased but not activated before the recent price increases qualify for the Memory Maker accompaniment

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

Episode 974 - Listener Questions
-3:03 Justine from Pennsylvania asks if she can immediately utilize Memory Maker upon activating a voucher for an Annual Pass renewal

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-6:07 Lisa says people who bought Annual Passes prior to the price increase do not receive access to Memory Maker but can upgrade their passes

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

Episode 949 - A Fairytale Wedding at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (11:15-14:48; After 23:25)

Episode 944 - Listener Questions
-25:48 Jason from Michigan asks about the new Annual Pass-Memory Maker amalgam

Episode 935 - Listener Questions
-32:59 Sylma asks about Disney’s PhotoPass photographers

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

Episode 906 - More Listener Questions
-5:52 Tom from Pennsylvania asks if he can connect his Memory Maker account with the PhotoPass card of another party that is staying offsite earlier in the month

Episode 890 - Listener Questions
-12:48 Richard asks if he can be friends on Memory Maker with a person who has different vacation dates
-26:11 A listener asks if a single Memory Maker package can be used for multiple reservations

Episode 881 - Listener Questions
-18:39 Shawn from California asks how long a Memory Maker package lasts after first use

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

Episode 861 - More Listener Questions
-18:03 Brad from Michigan asks about using Memory Maker in conjunction with another party through My Disney Experience

Episode 820 - Listener Questions
-23:19 Ellie discusses doing group photos at WDW

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

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

Episode 794 - Listener Questions
-24:44 James from Indiana asks about doing Christmas card photos at WDW

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

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

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

Episode 762 - Mike & Rikki in the Morning (18:15-22:41) Memory Maker video

Episode 758 - Listener Questions
-10:49 Justine asks about sharing on-ride photos with other members of a large group through Memory Maker
-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
-19:26 Vicky from New Jersey asks if Memory Maker can be used during the off-site portion of a split stay

Episode 750 - Even More Listener Questions
-9:02 Krista from Virginia asks if race photos are included in the Memory Maker photo package

Episode 742 - Let The Eat Cake at Disney's Art of Animation Resort (21:22-22:11)

Episode 737 - Listener Questions
-24:21 Joe asks if the person who is linked to Memory Maker must be present at the taking of photos

Episode 734 - Listener Questions
-1:54 Listener Mike shares his experience with the Memory Maker photo package. Mike and Rikki discuss changes with photo package protocol at character meals

Episode 713 - Listener Questions
-6:59 Tracy from Kentucky asks about the presence of Photopass photographers during hard ticket events. Rikki says that FastPass Plus isn't available during hard ticket events.
-9:58 Mike says that on-ride photos will immediately transfer to your Memory Maker account

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

Episode 668 - Listener Questions
-14:02; 20:39 Craig from Minnesota asks about photo packages offered by Disney Cruise Line

Episode 667 - Caribbean Beach Resort over Christmas 2013 (12:06-14:11) Memory Maker

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine (8:54-10:23)

Episode 636 - Current Walt Disney World Topics (20:11-25:35) Memory Maker photo package

Episode 629 - Listener Questions
-18:38 Brett from Arkansas shares his experience with activating PhotoPass cards before giving a general trip report

Episode 617 - Listener Questions
-16:01 Lori from Pennsylvania asks if guests can upgrade from PhotoPass Plus to the Memory Maker

Episode 611 - Listener Questions
-24:43 Joel from Canada asks if PhotoPass Plus is worth purchasing

Episode 590 - Listener Questions
-24:47 Brett asks for locations where guests can activate Park and PhotoPass Plus tickets

Episode 534 - Disney's Photopass Services

Episode 523 - Polynesian, PhotoPass+, and Deluxe Dining (PHOTOPASS PLUS: 18:20-21:05; after 35:00)

Resort Reservations
See Resorts

Specific Times of Year
Episode 1216 - Multi-Generational Trip to Bay Lake Towers (4:38-6:17) February

Episode 1207 - Fort Wilderness Cabins during Food & Wine Festival (12:02-15:23) Veterans Day

Episode 1193 - Listener Questions
-13:27 Ashley from New Jersey ponders Walt Disney World crowds between October 10 and 15, Columbus Day weekend

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 1175 - Listener Questions
-23:17 Carolyn from New York asks about celebrating Father's Day at Walt Disney World. Carolyn also asks about June weather at Walt Disney World

Episode 1174 - Living the Florida Resident Dream (14:07-16:54) Fall

Episode 1160 - Listener Questions
-22:43 Amy asks if visiting Walt Disney World for a week in August or during the week prior to Thanksgiving is better

Episode 1153 - Pop Century, Blizzard Beach, Resort Hopping over Memorial Day Holiday

Episode 1152 - Summer 2017 at Walt Disney World

Episode 1150 - Summer at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

Episode 1147 - Boardwalk 2 Bedroom Villa in August

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

Episode 1121 - Listener Questions
-4:18 John from Pennsylvania wonders if he can watch part of the AFC Championship Game at Epcot and if he is likely to meet any NFL players in Orlando for the Pro Bowl. Rikki recommends ESPN Club, Big River Grill, and the Epcot resort lounges; and Mike mentions the Atlantic Dance Hall
-30:03 Jennifer from Connecticut asks about touring Walt Disney World at the end of August and Free Dining

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

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

Episode 1087 - Treehouses, Old Key West, DVC Life (12:24-15:00) January

Episode 1078 - Multi-Generational Trip over Spring Break 2016

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-22:52 Elizabeth from Illinois wonders why TouringPlans.com predicts that an October Monday will be excessively crowded

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

Episode 1064 - Listener Questions
-19:36 Amber from Minnesota asks about potential crowds and activities during the week of the NFL Pro Bowl, the last week of January
-23:40 Barbara asks about crowds over Martin Luther King Day weekend and Marathon Weekend

Episode 1060 - Girls Weekend at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort (11:40-13:00) Martin Luther King weekend

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

Episode 1057 - WDW Spring Break Off-Site Trip with Legoland Detour

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

Episode 1045 - Bay Lake Towers with Extended Family in February

Episode 1016 - Listener Questions
-27:44 Rob asks about typical crowds and weather around Labor Day at Walt Disney World. Rob specifically asks about TouringPlans.com's crowd calendar

Episode 1013 - Listener Questions
-26:38 Ariel asks about September weather at Walt Disney World

Episode 1008 - Awaken Summer at Walt Disney World

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

Episode 998 - Listener Questions
-4:23 Max asks if visiting Walt Disney World with an infant over Marathon Weekend is worth it
-26:03 Ashley from Ohio asks about touring and dining at Walt Disney World solo in April, during the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 994 - Caribbean Beach Resort in the Fall While Expecting

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 971 - Listener Questions
-7:35 Brandon from Tennessee ponders crowds during the first half of March, with Easter being earlier this year

Episode 970 - Spring and Fall Trips to All-Star Music & Port Orleans French Quarter

Episode 964 - Mother/Daughter 10-Day Pop Century Resort Trip (28:47-29:37) September

Episode 958 - Bonus Listener Questions
-19:34 Christy asks if her party can plausibly obtain a water view table during an 8 PM ADR at Spice Road Table. Christy also asks if such tables provide adequate views of Illuminations. Finally, Christy ponders crowds over Martin Luther King Day weekend
-31:31 Katherine from Illinois ruminates on Mother's Day crowds. Rikki discusses the Flower and Garden Festival

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

Episode 956 - Listener Questions
-18:10 Nikki from Pennsylvania seeks tips on touring Walt Disney World during the winter while pregnant
-27:12 Leslie asks about "Minnie's Seasonal Dining" at Hollywood and Vine. Rikki mentions the Fantasmic Dinner Package

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 944 - Listener Questions
-13:07 Lee from the UK asks about crowds over Columbus Day weekend. Rikki suggests touring strategies

Episode 936 - Mike Flew, Rikki Ran - 2015 Wine & Dine Half-Marathon Recap (18:32-23:27) Early November

Episode 934 - Toddler’s First Trip (21:05-23:14) September

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

Episode 928 - Beach Club, November Fun and Friends

Episode 909 - Rikki’s WDW Labor Day Weekend Trip (esp. 6:22-9:48) Labor Day

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

Episode 893 - Listener Questions
-27:31 Evelyn from Texas asks about dealing with the summer heat at WDW and bus transportation quality at Port Orleans Riverside

Episode 887 - Listener Questions
-10:34 Nikki from Alabama ponders the temperature at Walt Disney World around Thanksgiving

Episode 877 - Bay Lake Tower, Anniversary and First-timers Celebration (4:46-5:11; After 33:53) Early January

Episode 838 - Disney’s Beach Club Perfect for Food & Wine Festival (12:56-15:13) October

Episode 826 - Girls Trip with Free Dining at Caribbean Beach Resort (11:11-12:08) October

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

Episode 811 - Grand Floridian & Beach Club Villas Stay (September)

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

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

Episode 784 - Pop Century, Disney Dining Plan, October 2014

Episode 781 - Two Off-Site Stays, Extended Family, Low Crowds (Labor Day week)

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

Episode 750 - Even More Listener Questions
-22:10 Scott from Indiana asks how crowds in early September compare to those in July

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

Episode 713 - Listener Questions
-21:35 Vikki from England asks about crowds and special events during the last week of October as compared to mid-February

Episode 707 - Listener Questions
-4:27 Anna from England asks if crowds are low during the first week of January. Mike mentions the Walt Disney World Marathon

Episode 705 - It’s a Super Summer 2014 at Walt Disney World

Episode 703 - Contemporary Resort, First runDisney Experience, & Family (February)

Episode 682 - Toddler’s First Trip to Port Orleans - French Quarter (Mid-January)

Episode 681 - WDW For the Sports Fan (15:36-16:47)

Episode 679 - Embassy Suites Orlando and a 3-Month Old Princess (Mid-November)

Episode 664 - 10-Night Off-site Visit to Central Florida Attractions (Early December)

Episode 661 - Unexpected Magic with Family and Friends (14:09-17:41) (Mid-November)

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

Episode 655 - Couples Trip with Split Stay & Great Dining (LATE OCTOBER)

Episode 650 - Listener Questions
-18:02 Connie asks about Labor Day at WDW, including crowds and resort rates

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

Episode 646 - Old Key West, Multiple Families, & Food and Wine (COLUMBUS DAY WEEK)

Episode 637 - A Trip for a Princess (3:53-5:39) (LABOR DAY WEEKEND)

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

Episode 628 - 18 Straight Thanksgiving Trips to WDW

Episode 625 - Live Interviews from Epic October 2013

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 (11:05-12:58) (SUMMER)

Episode 609 - Epic October 2013 Memories

Episode 600 - Fall 2013 Preview

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

Episode 595 - Friends Visiting over Easter Break

Episode 590 - Listener Questions
-15:12 Russell from New York asks about the logistics of park closures during busy times of year. The panel discusses the different phases of closure.

Episode 579 - Thoughts on Summer 2013 WDW Vacations-EARLY JULY (14:55-20:57)

Episode 568 - Teens, Infant, and Spring Break at Pop Century-MARCH SPRING BREAK (4:55-5:59; 7:58-8:40)

Episode 563 - Listener Questions
-3:18 Constance asks about the best times to visit WDW for low crowds. Other factors are also discussed

Episode 544 - Old Key West, Animal Kingdom Lodge, Family Fun-PRESIDENT'S WEEK (FEBRUARY)

Episode 537 - Summer 2013 Preview

Episode 521 - Family Magic at Wilderness Lodge (EARLY DECEMBER)

Episode 520 - Listener Questions
29:37 Judith from Massachusetts asks about touring during Thanksgiving and/or Christmas

Episode 507 - A Transitional Time at WDW (Between Halloween and Christmas)

Episode 488: Good WDW Holiday Value

Episode 359: 4th of July at WDW

Episode 334: Star Wars Weekends for Dummies

Episode 303 - A Bowl Game With a Side of WDW (1ST WEEK OF JANUARY)

Episode 296: Managing Magic During Crazy-Busy Times

Episode 256 - Discounts, Discounts, Discounts!

Episode 194 - Making the Most of a Long Weekend at WDW

Episode 193 - What To Do When The Parks Close Early

Episode 186 - Our Top 3 Must Sees During Christmas at WDW

Episode 171 - Planning a Trip in October

See also Celebrations for shows about experiencing WDW during holiday periods and Special WDW Activities and Programs for individual special events

Tickets
Episode 1226 - Listener Questions
-6:30 Kurt asks why the Florida Resident Annual Pass he wants is not available
-17:18 Tina from Connecticut asks if she must exchange an Annual Pass voucher for the actual Pass before being able to receive restaurant discounts. Tina also asks if she can make such an exchange at her resort concierge. Pam recommends not making an ADR for so soon after her flight arrives

Episode 1223 - Listener Questions
-21:05 Allison from Indiana asks about utilizing Memory Maker upon upgrading a Magic Your Way Ticket to an Annual Pass

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

Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-3:10 Jennifer from Illinois asks about upgrading a Magic Your Way ticket to an Annual Pass

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

Episode 1193 - Listener Questions
-21:55 Adam and Jenny from Australia ask if non-activated Annual Passes have an expiration date

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

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

Episode 1157 - Listener Questions
-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 1154 - Listener Questions
-26:54 Gerard from Pennsylvania asks how long it takes to activate PhotoPass upon purchasing an Annual Pass. Rikki discusses RunDisney photographs

Episode 1151 - Listener Questions
-23:37 Jeff from Canada asks about the logistics of the Water Park Fun and More ticket option
-28:03 Greg from New Jersey asks if his whole party can use the Annual Pass entrance to the theme parks when only some members have an Annual Pass. Pam says the Annual Passholder queue is often slower than the regular entrance lines

Episode 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
-35:57 Laura from Michigan asks if she can use her package tickets early if she books a stay at another on-site resort. Laura also asks if vacancies will open at Coronado Springs during September

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

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

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

Episode 1125 - Top 3 Underrated “Things” at Walt Disney World (22:51-27:05) Park Hopper

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

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
-10:52 Valerie from Canada asks if Park Hopper tickets are worth buying for a two-week trip with a young daughter. Valerie also seeks tips on meeting Disney princesses
-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
-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 1104 - At , Would You Consider _? (After 27:39)

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
-10:46 Caitlin from Illinois asks about upgrading package tickets into an Annual Pass

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

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

Episode 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 1083 - More #AskBOGP Listener Questions
-17:23 Brett asks if he can preorder Magic Bands when he has Annual Pass vouchers
-20:17 Malcolm from the UK asks if the new Annual Pass dining discounts will be available around Christmastime

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
-3:55 Stacy asks if Disney can discern between her Magic Your Way ticket and her Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party ticket when she is entering the Magic Kingdom for the Party

Episode 1069 - The Frugal Mouse with Kevin (22:06-24:31)

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-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 1064 - Listener Questions
-12:47 Kristen from Rhode Island asks about planning a trip where she has an Annual Pass but her children do not. Kristen asks if she can book a Disney Dining Plan. Pam talks about Free Dining
-17:31 Holly asks if she can add days to the tickets of only some members of her party upon arriving at WDW

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-15:33 Mike asks if he should explore Disney Springs and some resorts, visit a Disney water park, or buy a one-day ticket to Epcot to kill a few hours before his wife arrives in Orlando for their October vacation
-29:03 Nicholas from New York asks if he can use the Memory Maker from his father's Annual Pass when his father will not be on this trip. Nick also asks about balancing the touring when he is a frequent Walt Disney World visitor and his girlfriend has not visited in 15 years
-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 1055 - Listener Questions
-29:27 CJ from Florida asks about making FastPass Plus reservations with an expiring Annual Pass that he plans on renewing later
-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 1049 - Listener Questions
-9:16 Shawn asks if he has to activate his Memory Maker purchase upon arriving at Walt Disney World. Mike talks about Memory Maker and Annual Passes

Episode 1043 - Listener Questions
-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 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
-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
-27:37 A listener asks about Annual Pass window commencement when a Magic Your Way Ticket is upgraded during a trip
-28:02 Colleen asks about touring Walt Disney World solo. She asks about transportation, namely renting a car or taking Uber, to Church on the Sunday of her trip; upgrading to a Park Hopper ticket; and Disney's Hollywood Studios' Star Wars fireworks

Episode 1031 - Listener Questions
-26:55 Stephanie from Indiana shares a tip for upgrading multi-day tickets to an Annual Pass

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-3:27 Richard asks if guests must check in at their on-site Disney resort for their package tickets to be activated. Richard also asks if he can utilize Extra Magic Hour Mornings prior to checking into his on-site resort
-5:12 Jillian asks about Annual Pass perks. Jillian also asks when Annual Pass room discounts are usually released

Episode 1025 - Listener Questions
-35:43 Dana asks about park hopper ticket activation protocol

Episode 1022 - Listener Questions
-5:04 Deeder asks if she should upgrade her park hopper tickets to an Annual Pass. Pam talks about discounts

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 1019 - Listener Questions
-14:37 Terran from South Carolina asks if unused multi-day tickets expire. Terran, who has an Annual pass, also asks if unactivated tickets from Free Dining can be saved for future use

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

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
-14:27 Rebecca asks if she can link new tickets to old Magic Bands
-16:44 Adam from Georgia considers purchasing park hopper tickets for his party, which includes two young children, for its June trip

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

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-8:23 Diana from Ohio shares a trip report including Disney's Magical Express, Pop Century, Art of Animation, bad weather, and Memory Maker protocol with Annual Passes. Mike and Rikki discuss a rumor that RunDisney photographs will soon be included with Memory Maker

Episode 984 - Oddsmakers: Tiered-Ticket Version

Episode 983 - Listener Questions
-8:31 Taran from South Carolina wonders if Annual Passes that were purchased but not activated before the recent price increases qualify for the Memory Maker accompaniment

Episode 974 - Listener Questions
-3:03 Justine from Pennsylvania asks if she can immediately utilize Memory Maker upon activating a voucher for an Annual Pass renewal

Episode 971 - Listener Questions
-6:07 Lisa says people who bought Annual Passes prior to the price increase do not receive access to Memory Maker but can upgrade their passes

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

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
-25:28 Leslie from Wisconsin asks if she should purchase Park Hopper tickets, considering two young children and Disney's Hollywood Studios' renovation state
-34:14 Lucy from Ohio asks about breaking even on an Annual Pass

Episode 958 - Bonus Listener Questions
-7:49 Sharon from Colorado asks if it would be economically beneficial to purchase an Annual Pass for herself while utilizing 6-Day Water Park Fun and More Tickets for the other four members of her family. Mike and Rikki ponder Annual Pass discounts
-14:48 Joe asks if Park Hopper tickets can be applied towards an Annual Pass renewal. Joe also asks if DVC owners should renew Annual Passes through DVC member services or at a theme park Guest Services location

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

Episode 956 - Listener Questions
-12:16 Nikki from Pennsylvania asks how Annual Pass vouchers are applied when Annual Pass terms and benefits are altered between purchase and activation

Episode 955 - Summer Split Stay at Art of Animation and Wilderness Lodge (6:30-8:55)

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 943 - Annual Extended Walt Disney World Vacations (11:11-14:35)

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
-30:35 A listener asks if an Annual Pass is needed for each member of a family, and if Annual Passes can be purchased in advance and activated upon arrival

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 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 899 - Listener Questions
-24:16 Paul from New Jersey thinks DVC owners should receive more ticket perks

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 890 - Listener Questions
-14:02 Richard asks if he can transfer package tickets to a later date if he can't make his vacation for some reason

Episode 889 - Disneymoon on the Platinum Plan at Christmas

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

Episode 881 - Listener Questions
-6:58 Valentina asks if she can upgrade a park hopper ticket to an annual pass
-15:15 Angela from Missouri asks if someone can enter a park prior to checking in at a resort hotel when staying as part of a package
-20:31 Kent asks if resort check in is required to activate park tickets on a party's Magic Bands

Episode 878 - Listener Questions
-11:49 Kimberly from Illinois asks about utilizing Park Hopper tickets
-17:01 Jen from Massachusetts asks whether the duration of an Annual Pass commences when one converts a Magic Your Way Ticket into an Annual Pass or when an actual trip begins
-34:33 Taren from South Carolina says Annual Passholders staying offsite can obtain free parking at the theme parks with a Magic Band. Taren also shares a way to get free parking through an AP-holding child without a driver's license

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

Episode 866 - Listener Questions
-15:14 Melissa asks if she can use package park tickets and the Disney Dining Plan during a room-only day at the beginning of the trip
-19:22 Beth from Illinois asks about utilizing My Disney Experience with a room-only reservation and no-expiration tickets

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

Episode 847 - Making the Most of a Couples Weekend (Esp. 14:34-15:56) Annual Pass

Episode 839 - Listener Questions
-12:23 (Question read at 14:26) Chuck from New York asks if Annual Passholders can obtain the Disney Dining Plan

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 827 - Listener Questions
-4:41 Chris from Massachusetts ponders Disney tours, especially Keys to the Kingdom. Guest co-host Jessica discusses the Behind the Seeds Tour. Chris also considers the price difference between a 10-day park hopper ticket and an Annual Pass

Episode 821 - Listener Questions
-30:47 Craig asks if he should purchase an Annual Pass

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.
-22:30 Carol from Georgia asks about upgrading her tickets to an Annual Pass

Episode 814 - Hour 6 of 12-Hour Live Show with Len Testa (After 1:05:53) Annual Pass

Episode 812 - Listener Questions
-20:13 Ashley from Georgia asks what she should do with extra park tickets from Undercover Tourist

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 806 - Listener Questions
-10:20 Tim asks if he can upgrade discounted RunDisney tickets to an Annual Pass

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

Episode 794 - Listener Questions
-15:24 Robin from North Carolina asks if she can change her daughter's Annual Pass expiration date so that it will coincide with that of the parents

Episode 791 - Listener Questions
-10:01 William asks if a park hopper ticket is required to attend an ADR at a second park

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

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

Episode 749 - More Listener Questions
-21:45 Jamie Lee from Canada asks if she can extend park tickets purchased now during her actual trip in 2017

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

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

Episode 713 - Listener Questions
-11:16 Melanie from Texas asks about linking your tickets to your reservation through My Disney Experience
-13:56 Melanie from Texas asks if she should purchase an Annual Pass
-14:53 Melanie from Texas asks what would happen to her mother's reservation if only Melanie has upgraded to an Annual Pass

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
-26:47 Naomi from New Jersey asks about renewing an Annual Pass and FastPass Plus

Episode 695 - Listener Questions
-26:28 John from Pennsylvania talks about upgrading from a WDW Annual Pass purchased with a DVC discount to a Premier Annual Pass, which includes admission to Disneyland

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 683- Listener Questions
-5:43 John from Pennsylvania shares his experience with upgrading from a DVC-discounted Annual Pass to a Premier Annual Pass, which also includes admission to Disneyland

Episode 680 - Listener Questions
-22:03 Michelle asks about upgrading a Florida resident Annual Pass to a Premier Annual Pass, which is also good at Disneyland

Episode 677 - Listener Questions
-10:59 Riley from Canada asks if he can continue to use his six-day park tickets on the second part of his trip, which will be broken up by a Disney Cruise

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 659 - Listener Questions
-19:49 Shelley from Canada asks if she can use the balance from old Magic Your Way tickets towards a new Annual Pass over the phone.
-23:17 Shelley from Canada asks about FastPass Plus and Magic Band protocol for AP users staying on a room only reservation

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 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

Episode 647 - Listener Questions
-5:22 Matthew from Missouri asks about purchasing tickets at different times with a gift card
-24:03 TJ shares his experience with applying My Magic Plus features to tickets purchased through Undercover Tourist

Episode 614 - Listener Questions
-6:17 Sarah asks about upgrading a Park Hopper ticket to an Annual Pass

Episode 613 - Bonnet Creek Resort & Pirate Fun-ANNUAL PASS (8:49-10:01)

Episode 611 - Listener Questions
-21:53 Dawn and Don from Massachusetts ask if an eight-day park hopper ticket can be used towards an Annual Pass renewal

Episode 602 - Listener Questions
-15:41 Mike from Connecticut asks about purchasing tickets from third-party vendors

Episode 590 - Listener Questions
-24:47 Brett asks for locations where guests can activate Park and PhotoPass Plus tickets

Episode 587 - Listener Questions
-8:11 Dean from Connecticut asks how far in advance Disney travel documents, Disney Cruise Line, WDW Packages, and Magical Express, should arrive at one's home. He also discusses his experience with Magical Express concerning luggage tags

Episode 569 - Listener Questions
-10:54 Tony from Long Island asks about transferring tickets between Key to the World cards during resort transfer

Episode 560 - Listener Questions
-22:40 Mike from St. Louis asks about the new Magic Your Way ticket prices

Episode 545 - Listener Questions
-16:55 Ed (mickeymaz) asks the hosts to choose between a Park Hopper ticket and staying two extra days with no Park Hopper

Episode 456: 2013 WDW Package Discussion

Epsidoe 370: Annual Passes

Episode 362: Ultimate Park Hopper vs. Magic Your Way Tickets

Touring
Episode 1209 - The Pandora Problem

Episode 1206 - Experiencing the Best of World Showcase

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

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

Episode 1196 - Listener Questions
-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 1188 - Walt Disney World Nighttime Strategies

Episode 1187 - Listener Questions
-13:21 Lesliann from California asks about managing FastPass Plus reservations while park hopping during Christmas week

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 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 1160 - Listener Questions
-16:18 Garrett asks about touring Walt Disney World over a nine-day period

Episode 1148 - Listener Questions
-17:27 Erica asks about touring Walt Disney World as a first-timer on the Deluxe Dining Plan
-23:36 AJ from Georgia requests an updated episode on Disney restrooms. AJ asks about touring Epcot on a single day during the Flower and Garden Festival

Episode 1143 - More Listener Questions
-11:38 Harrison asks about touring Walt Disney World, especially Epcot, over four days with two other twenty-somethings
-18:17 Michael from Indiana asks about scheduling the three Magic Kingdom mountains and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train into his itinerary. Michael also asks the hosts for their opinions on the Mountains

Episode 1139 - Listener Questions
-37:47 Emily ponders ways to maximize her time over Wine and Dine Race weekend, staying at the Contemporary

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

Episode 1121 - Listener Questions
-9:57 Kristen wonders what her party should do on its arrival day after eating dinner. Mike and Rikki recommend just relaxing at the Polynesian

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

Episode 1106 - Listener Questions
-31:55 Melissa from Australia asks if visiting a theme park on her arrival day is worth it

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

Episode 1088 - Listener Questions
-21:13 Madeline from Texas asks if TouringPlans.com offers a customizable Park Hopper touring plan

Episode 1086 - Breaking Down an Itinerary

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

Episode 1070 - Listener Questions
-18:59 JC from Missouri ponders a possible Disney Parks and Cruise honeymoon vacation

Episode 1068 - Would You Rather? (15:22-18:49)

Episode 1067 - Listener Questions
-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

Episode 1064 - Listener Questions
-8:31 Paul from Louisiana asks if his two-day touring plan is feasible

Episode 1063 - 35 Attractions for 35 Years

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

Episode 1058 - Listener Questions
-29:03 Nicholas from New York asks if he can use the Memory Maker from his father's Annual Pass when his father will not be on this trip. Nick also asks about balancing the touring when he is a frequent Walt Disney World visitor and his girlfriend has not visited in 15 years

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

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

Episode 1028 - Listener Questions
-3:27 Richard asks if guests must check in at their on-site Disney resort for their package tickets to be activated. Richard also asks if he can utilize Extra Magic Hour Mornings prior to checking into his on-site resort
-24:27 Amy shares a no-park trip report

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

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

Episode 1016 - Listener Questions
-35:15 Heather talks about touring the parks spontaneously

Episode 1013 - Listener Questions
-7:39 Susie from Texas asks why the hosts do not consult TouringPlans or Lines for touring questions

Episode 1010 - Listener Questions
-35:19 Lorie ponders necessaries for adults touring the parks without children

Episode 1007 - Listener Questions
-11:04 Jay from South Korea ponders booking the Wishes Dessert Party for the first night of his honeymoon vacation, when his wife has only visited the Magic Kingdom previously
-20:05 Christie talks about her attempt to ride 35 attractions in one day for her anniversary

Episode 995 - Listener Questions
-32:30 Vikki from the UK asks if spontaneous touring and dining is still possible at Walt Disney World

Episode 977 - Listener Questions
-8:25 Christie seeks a plan to ride 35 attractions in one day at Walt Disney World to celebrate a 35th wedding anniversary

Episode 966 - Using the Lines App by TouringPlans.com

Episode 965 - Listener Questions
-31:46 Kristen ruminates on midday activities such as to take a break from the theme parks

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

Episode 959 - Listener Questions
-22:01 Leslie from Wisconsin considers the optimal times of day to make FastPass Plus reservations

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
-22:58 Erica from Indiana seeks touring tips for the week between Christmas and New Years

Episode 952 - Surviving Christmas Week at WDW

Episode 950 - Listener Questions
-18:33 Erica from Indiana asks how early she should arrive at the Hollywood Hills Amphitheater to attain waterfront seats for Fantasmic over Christmas week using the Fantasmic Dinner Package. Erica also asks how early she should arrive at the theme parks in the morning
-31:22 Jen asks about touring with extended family to celebrate a toddler's first trip

Episode 944 - Listener Questions
-13:07 Lee from the UK asks about crowds over Columbus Day weekend. Rikki suggests touring strategies

Episode 943 - Annual Extended Walt Disney World Vacations (11:11-14:35)

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

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

Episode 932 - Listener Questions
-9:15 Britten talks about rider swap protocol on FastPass Plus attractions and shares a related touring strategy
-25:15 Jan from Indiana shares a trip report from her April vacation to Walt Disney World. The Disney Dining Plan, the Hollywood Brown Derby, Le Cellier, World Showcase touring, the Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour, and Sanaa are discussed

Episode 888 - More Listener Questions
-8:04 Brett shares a non-park trip report, including his stay at Kidani Village; dining at Disney Springs/Downtown Disney, Maya Grill, and Boatwrights; and mini golf at Fantasia Gardens
-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
-20:49 Lauretta seeks tips for touring Walt Disney World solo

Episode 880 - Magical Moments on the Disney Dream (3:21-5:17) Locals

Episode 878 - Listener Questions
-6:07 Lynne considers ways to spend an afternoon break from the Magic Kingdom with two boys. Resort pools and the Wilderness Lodge are discussed
-11:49 Kimberly from Illinois asks about utilizing Park Hopper tickets

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

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

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

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

Episode 850 - IFTTT WDW-Style (Alternative options)

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

Episode 843 - Fastpass Plus Strategies

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 825 - Bob Sehlinger from the Unofficial Guide to Walt Disney World

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 814 - Hour 6 of 12-Hour Live Show with Len Testa (35:44-47:20)

Episode 795 - Stuck Like Glue

Episode 791 - Listener Questions
-10:01 William asks if a park hopper ticket is required to attend an ADR at a second park

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

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

Episode 773 - Listener Questions
-10:06 Wendy from Canada seeks tips for touring WDW during Christmas week

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

Episode 722 - Listener Questions
-11:07 Brandy from New Jersey asks about scheduling a VIP tour during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

Episode 704 - Listener Questions
-6:23 Karen from Michigan ponders an optimal park hopping itinerary

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 605 - Listener Questions
-17:41 Angie asks for a two-day touring strategy for two adults

Episode 590 - Listener Questions
-15:12 Russell from New York asks about the logistics of park closures during busy times of year. The panel discusses the different phases of closure.

Episode 581 - Listener Questions
-8:29 Billy from New York asks a transportation question related to park hopping. The panel recommends parking your car at the park you're ending your day at such as to avoid Disney transportation shutdowns

Episode 557 - Listener Questions
-21:46 JohnAnker asks for arrival-day touring tips

Episode 548 - Listener Questions
-8:06 Andy asks the panelists about their touring habits

Episode 536: Listener Questions
-2:04 Marci from New York asks about maximizing early morning touring at MK with a young child

Episode 406: To Park Hop or Not to Park Hop

Episode 236 - Character Interactions

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

Episode 194 - Making the Most of a Long Weekend at WDW

Episode 115 - Changing Your Touring Style

Episode 108 - Touring Habits & The EMH Trap

See Parks and Downtown Disney for Episodes discussing the touring of all four theme parks in one day

Travel Agents
See "General Pre-Trip Considerations" above

Websites
See Online Community and Disney Fandom

Problems

Health
Episode 1199 - Listener Questions
-12:26 Christie from Tennessee asks about touring the parks with severe hip problems. Scooters are discussed

Episode 1045 - Bay Lake Towers with Extended Family in February (10:08-14:35)

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

Episode 972 - Everything But Running (35:49-37:27)

Episode 953 - Listener Questions
-13:41 Jimmie from Texas shares a trip report about dealing with an illness at Walt Disney World

Episode 907 - When Illness Strikes At WDW

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

Episode 849 - Disney Tech Best Practices 2015 (17:41-18:29; 25:23-25:50)

Episode 662 - Listener Questions
-8:39 Chris asks for tips on touring WDW with back problems

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

Episode 648 - Mike’s WDW Winter 2013 Vacation (34:14-34:55) Blisters

Episode 603 - Traveling with Vintage Adults (13:00-16:10)

Episode 595 - Friends Visiting over Easter Break (After 23:44)

Episode 580 - Extended & Couples Trip at 3 WDW Resorts (11:47-15:06)

Episode 568 - Teens, Infant, and Spring Break at Pop Century (21:29-24:21)

Episode 397: Debbie Tours WDW First Aid Stations & More

Episode 301: If You Get Sick at WDW

See "Special Needs" under Guests for renting EVCs and scooters

Safety
Episode 1124 - Listener Questions
-31:06 Wade from Georgia discusses temporary safety tattoos and shares a story about the street lights near Port Orleans French Quarter

Episode 1038 - 5 New Things from Mike’s Walt Disney World Vacation (29:31-31:15) Security

Episode 932 - Listener Questions
-11:51 Jeremy from Illinois ponders Walt Disney World security. Jeremy and the panel share related anecdotes

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

Episode 62: Safety at WDW

Weather
Episode 1224 - How Disney Handled Hurricane Irma

Episode 1221 - When a Hurricane is on the Horizon

Episode 1195 - Saratoga Springs, Fort Wilderness, and Coronado Springs All-In-One (13:23-17:14; After 21:46) Hurricane

Episode 1171 - A Big Family Trip to Old Key West Resort (21:06-30:32) Hurricane

Episode 1132 - Grand Floridian Club Level, Character Meals and a Hurricane (Esp. 13:32-17:26)

Episode 1090 - A Pop Century Stay with a Visit from Hurricane Matthew (Esp. 21:12-31:02)

Episode 1080 - WDW, DCL, and Hurricane Matthew

Episode 986 - Listener Questions
-8:23 Diana from Ohio shares a trip report including Disney's Magical Express, Pop Century, Art of Animation, bad weather, and Memory Maker protocol with Annual Passes. Mike and Rikki discuss a rumor that RunDisney photographs will soon be included with Memory Maker

Episode 936 - Mike Flew, Rikki Ran - 2015 Wine & Dine Half-Marathon Recap (After 31:40)

Episode 893 - Listener Questions
-27:31 Evelyn from Texas asks about dealing with the summer heat at WDW and bus transportation quality at Port Orleans Riverside

Episode 887 - Listener Questions
-10:34 Nikki from Alabama ponders the temperature at Walt Disney World around Thanksgiving

Episode 849 - Disney Tech Best Practices 2015 (24:17-25:22)

Episode 841 - 3 Princesses Experience Walt Disney World (31:40-34:53) Rain

Episode 533 - Roadtrip to First DVC Stay & Disney Cruise (after 37:40) December

Episode 509: Extended Family and Traditions at WDW (Between 17:00 and 19:40) Bad weather at outdoor shows

Episode 332: Saving a Rainy Day at WDW

Episode 325: The Drive, the Vacation Home, and the Rain

Episode 119 - Hurricanes, Shuttles, and Shows