WDW Prep To Go Podcast

Special Disney World parties and events (and if they’re worth it) – PREP054

There 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.

Disney World with older kids – PREP053

Most 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.

How to choose the right park tickets – PREP051

Disney 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.

Ideal and short-on-time Disney World planning timelines – PREP049

The 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.

Some of the worst Disney World advice I’ve heard – PREP048

Anytime 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.

First timer interview with Jen – PREP046

Today 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.

Disney World dining tips – PREP045

Disney 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.

My thoughts on Extra Magic Hours – PREP044

Extra 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.

Souvenir tips for Disney World trips – PREP043

Disney 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.

Animal Kingdom Epcot Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom Water Parks
Complete guide to Epcot
All about the Frozen Ever After Dessert Party at Epcot
Complete guide to Magic Kingdom
Planning Process Overview Step 1: Pick a Date Step 2: Lodging Step 3: Make a Daily Plan Step 4: Dining Step 5: Park Touring Step 6: Extra Magic
Best Disney World restaurants to share meals
How to rent DVC points (deluxe hotel for moderate prices!)
Disney Springs restaurants and dining
Babies and Toddlers Characters General Reference Group Travel Luxury Saving Money Special Needs Technology Transportation
Best Disney World restaurants to share meals
How to rent DVC points (deluxe hotel for moderate prices!)
Disney Springs restaurants and dining