Kenny the Pirate’s top 5 favorite character experiences – PREP015

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A chat with Kenny the PirateI recently had a chat with Kenny of KennythePirate.com and he shared lots of great info.

Kenny talks about how he became the character expert, his thoughts on FastPass+ and his top 5 favorite character experiences at Disney World.

I also have a quick tip about online check-in at Disney World resorts.

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A chat with a WDW first-timer before and after her trip – PREP014

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Interview with a WDW first-timer before and after her tripAfter a reader named Misty left a comment on the Facebook Page about being so excited for her family's first trip to Disney World that they might actually pee their pants, I wanted to chat with her to see what her plans were.

After she got back, I chatted with her again to see how it all went.

You can hear all about that and I have a quick tip of the day about when I suggest booking flights for your trip in relation to when discounts are announced.

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How to add extra magic to your Disney World trip – PREP013

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Ideas for adding extra magic to your Disney World tripThe last step in my 6 step planning process is to add extra magic to your trip.

Today, I have some ideas for how to add extra magic to make your trip even more fun. Although it is definitely optional, it can often help create memories that your family will never forget.

I also have a quick tip on avoiding some crowds at Magic Kingdom as you walk down Main St.

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5 things that are “worth it” for most people going to WDW – PREP012

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5 things that are worth it for most people going to Disney WorldI get asked several times a week if various things are "worth it" at Disney World.

That's a hard question to answer without knowing somebody's personality or budget.

Today, I've assembled a list of 5 things that I think are worth doing for nearly everybody visiting Disney World.

I also have a quick tip about a secret entrance into 1 of the parks.

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Confessions: 6 mistakes I’ve made planning WDW trips – PREP011

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6 mistakes I've made on Disney World trips - PREP011Over the years, I've made some mistakes when planning Disney World trips.

Today, I'm sharing 6 of those with you, including 1 that I made earlier this year.

I'm hoping you'll learn from things I've done wrong and avoid doing the same on your trip.

I've also got a tip for you on where to order Disney gifts that can be shipped to your house.

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Great apps for Disney World trips – PREP010

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Favorite Disney World appsThere are lots of apps to choose from and today, I've got a list of some good ones that cover everything from weather to finances to dining at Disney World.

This show also includes my very first guest on the podcast - Stephanie of CapturingMagic.me and the Capturing Magic podcast.

At the end, I've also got a quick tip on helping your kids prep for your trip.

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The pros and cons of using a Disney travel agent – PREP009

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the pros and cons of using a Disney agentTrying to decide if you want to book your trip on your own or use an agent?

I've got a list of pros/cons of using an agent + some tips to help you find a good one.

I've also got a quick tip for families who want multiple beds so the kids don't have to share a bed in their Disney resort room.

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How to celebrate special occasions at Disney World – PREP008

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How to celebrate special occasions at Disney WorldLots of people plan their Disney World trips around celebrating a special event.

Today, I've got tips for extra things you can do for those special occasions, including some free options and some that are expensive but highly customizable.

I've also got a quick tip on how I suggest booking those hard-to-get reservations so that you have the best chance of getting them.

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How to navigate with Disney World transportation – PREP007

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how to navigate Disney World transportationDisney World provides free transportation to get between the theme parks, resorts and Downtown Disney but...

...how do you put it all together and figure out the best way to get between places during your trip?

I've got tips on how to do that plus a quick tip that will help you keep your pants dry.

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Pros and cons of FastPass+ – PREP006

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(Article last updated: August 4, 2014)

pros and cons of fastpass+As the new FastPass+ system has rolled out, people have had lots of questions about how it works.

Today, I've got a list of pros and cons of the new FastPass+ system and a quick tip on how to remember your trip.

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