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Special Disney World parties and events (and if theyre worth it)   PREP054 from WDWPrepSchool.comThere are several special events and parties held at Disney World that you might want to do during your trip.

Today, I have info on each of those, including what each event includes, how much it costs (if anything), if I think it’s worth it and the best times to go to each.

I also have a quick tip if you’d like to enjoy the fireworks from the special parties without attending the event.

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Disney World with older kids   PREP053 from WDWPrepSchool.comMost Disney World info focuses on families with little ones, but how do you do put together a trip plan for older kids?

I have info for you today on doing that, including when to go, where to stay and places to eat.

I also have a quick tip on using Disney gift cards on your trip and a way to save money when you purchase them.

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The best free things to do at Disney World resorts   PREP052 from WDWPrepSchool.comThere are lots of activities to do at Disney World resorts, and some of them are not only great, but won’t cost you a thing.

It’s also the one-year anniversary of the podcast and I have a quick tip of the day about when to buy some types of Disney World tickets.

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How to choose the right park tickets   PREP051 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney World park tickets are expensive and can be confusing to figure out. Today, I have info on which options are available and who should choose each one.

I also have a quick tip about your techie setup when making hard-to-get dining and FastPass+ reservations.

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A Disneyland pro goes to WDW for the first time   PREP050 from WDWPrepSchool.comToday, I have a different kind of first-timer trip report because this one comes from a Disneyland pro who just returned from her Disney World trip with her family.

I also have a quick tip of the day about scheduling a wake-up call in your Disney World resort room.

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Ideal and short on time Disney World planning timelines   PREP049 from WDWPrepSchool.comThe time it takes to plan a Disney World trip is often a surprise to many first-timers. It is a more than a little strange to have to think about what you’re going to eat 6+ months ahead of time.

Today, I have an ideal Disney World planning timeline and what to do if you’re short on time.

I also have a quick tip to increase your chances of getting a FastPass+ to meet Anna and Elsa.

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Some of the worst Disney World advice Ive heard   PREP048 from WDWPrepSchool.comAnytime a mainstream media source tries to give advice on how to plan a Disney World trip, I cringe because I know they are going to mess it up.

Today, I have 5 bits of bad advice that I’ve heard a lot and some good advice that you can use instead.

I also have a quick tip on choosing FastPass+ reservations based on how fun the line is.

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What to expect each month at Disney World   PREP047 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney World varies a lot by month in terms of crowds, temperatures and special events so today, I’ve got info about every month of the year to help you decide when to go.

I also have a quick tip on the best source for accurate info from Disney.

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First timer interview with Jen   PREP046 from WDWPrepSchool.comToday is another interview with a first-time Disney World visitor named Jen who just returned from a 10 day trip to Disney World that was full of firsts for her family.

Hear what she planned, how she fit in a trip to the beach, what her husband said when he realized how much planning she’d done and see if her plans had to change once she got there.

I also have a quick tip of the day about choosing restaurants during your trip.

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Disney World dining tips   PREP045 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney World dining is one of the top categories of questions that I get daily so I’ve got answers to some of the most frequently asked questions as well as the best restaurants to choose whether you’re paying out-of-pocket or using the Disney Dining Plan.

I also have a quick tip about splitting your days when you’re staying at an on-site resort near 1 of the theme parks.

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My thoughts on Extra Magic Hours   PREP044 from WDWPrepSchool.comExtra Magic Hours are a perk of staying on-site in a Disney World resort but they might not always make sense for you. Today, I have info on the best use of Extra Magic Hours and situations where they make sense.

I also have a quick tip of the day on using microwaves at your on-site resort.

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Souvenir tips for Disney World trips   PREP043 from WDWPrepSchool.comDisney puts gift shops at the exits to nearly all of their attractions, giving you endless opportunities to buy their stuff.

Today, I have tips for souvenir shopping to help you know when to buy and what to get.

I also have a quick tip on using Magical Express on a schedule that works for you.

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Getting your phone ready for your Disney World trip   PREP042 from WDWPrepSchool.comSmartphones are a huge part of most people’s Disney World trips but you don’t want to find yourself in a situation with a dead battery, no memory or without the right apps.

Today, I have tips for prepping your phone before your trip and a quick tip on saving money for your vacation.

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Maximizing your FastPass+ reservations − PREP041 from WDWPrepSchool.comToday, I have info on making the most of your FastPass+ reservations, including a quick reference chart that you can save to use later.

I also have a quick tip to help you save room on your phone for vacation pics.

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First timer   before and after her princess themed trip   PREP040 from WDWPrepSchool.comToday, I have a 2-part conversation that I had with a first-time visitor to Disney World who spent a year planning a princess-themed trip for her 4-year-old daughter.

I also have a quick tip about where to find good seats for most Disney World shows.

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