WDW Prep To Go Podcast

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

After 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.

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

The 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.

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

I 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.

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

Over 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.

Great apps for Disney World trips – PREP010

There 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.

How to celebrate special occasions at Disney World – PREP008

Lots 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.

Pros and cons of FastPass+ – PREP006

(Article last updated: August 4, 2014) 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.

6 ways to save without looking like a cheapskate – PREP005

(Article last updated: August 4, 2014) I like to save money but not to the point of looking like a cheapskate. Today, I have 6 tips for you on saving money on your Disney World trip that will still allow you to get the full experience. I also have a quick tip on what I think is the very best time to visit Disney World and pay the least while being able to do the most.

Free Dining! Free Dining! Free Dining! – PREP004

The title of this post is a recap of the subject lines of most of the emails I receive. I have some info on who should use Free Dining and tips on making the best use of it. I also have a couple of other tips for people wanting to use Child Swap and a room request tip for people staying at Art of Animation.

Should you use PhotoPass on your trip? – PREP003

PhotoPass can be kind of hard to understand. I’ve got some info on who should use it and what I think you should purchase from the PhotoPass service. I’ve also got tips on planning Table Service meals and a way to make your child easier to find inside one of the attractions at Hollywood Studios.