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A magical first-timer interview – PREP057

A magical first-timer interview – PREP057

cindypodcastsquareToday’s interview is with a first-timer named Cindy who I talked to before and after her September 2014 trip. There were surprises, great plans, magical moments, unexpected challenges and great memories.

I also have a quick tip of the day about a way to snag difficult FastPass+ reservations less than 60 days before your trip.

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Quick tip of the day

When park hours are extended, new FastPass+ opportunities open up. To be notified when park hours for your trip dates change, sign up for alerts on the monthly dashboard for your month.

You can also find links to the PDFs that Disney publishes on my binder download post.

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Shannon Albert

Vania

Tuesday 25th of August 2015

Shannon, I love listening to you podcast and I look forward to it every week. I sometimes go back and listen to my favorite episodes while I work, and this one is without a doubt my favorite one to revisit. I have listened to it SO many times. We are getting ready to take our 2nd family trip to WDW in November, and listening to this episode helps tide me over until our trip. Thanks so much for all you do!

Tiffany

Tuesday 14th of October 2014

I am so glad I found your site! I've been prepping for the last two months for a May 2015 visit! After this helpful interview and tons of your other info. I finally booked today! My magical moment? There was a pin linked to my account! I would never have known what that was if it wasn't for you! Thanks!

Amy M

Sunday 21st of September 2014

What a great interview! 10 more sleeps for us; I am getting so excited! Loved hearing about her trip. Cannot agree more that your eBook was amazing. I just laminated the maps from the eBook. They are awesome!