WDW Prep To Go Podcast

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She won a Disney World trip. Now what? – PREP062

A new reader named Judy just recently won a Disney World trip and wasn’t sure where to begin so we had a chat to help her work through the planning. I also have a quick tip with information on figuring out which restaurants you can expect to be on the Disney Dining Plan in the future.

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My October trip report – PREP061

I just returned from a Disney World trip full of bucket list items and each night, I recorded audio recapping the day. Today, I have all of those clips included in my trip report. I also have a quick tip with a way to access your My Disney Experience info regardless of whether or not you have an internet connection.

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Disney World is driving me crazy – PREP060

Disney World has been making too many unpleasant changes and performing crazy tests and it’s driving me crazy for people who are traveling in late 2014. Today, I have some rants about those things as well as some proposed solutions to some of them. I also have a quick tip of the day on getting Free Dining for 2015.

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Is Memory Maker worth it? – PREP059

Lots of people are trying to decide if the $149 pre-purchase price of Memory Maker is worth it for their trips. Today, I have some thoughts to help you decide. I also have a quick tip about adding items to My Disney Experience that aren’t automatically linked.

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My favorite 1 week Disney World trip plan – PREP058

If somebody asked me what the best-of-the-best plans were for a family trip to Disney World, today’s 1-week plan would be it. It has all of my favorite overall resorts, dining locations and special touches that I think most families will enjoy. I also have a quick tip of the day about what you can order when you make a dining reservation.

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A magical first-timer interview – PREP057

Today’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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Souvenir shopping on Disney World trips – PREP056

One big part of many people’s trip budgets is for souvenirs so today I’ve got info on where to shop, what to buy and some tips. I also have a quick tip of the day for people who are nervous about knowing how to use the My Disney Experience site or app when it’s time to make dining or FastPass+ reservations.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Toy Story Land opening June 30, 2018! Here’s everything we know.
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Tips for dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant in 2018
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Magic Kingdom touring plans for 2018 (with FastPass+ suggestions)
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
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Disney World height requirements for rides
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Tips for dining at Be Our Guest Restaurant in 2018
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7 Disney Free Dining Tips for 2018
Babies and Toddlers Characters General Reference Group Travel Luxury Saving Money Special Needs Technology Transportation
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Disney World height requirements for rides
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How to plan a Disney World trip (6 step process)
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How Minnie Vans at Disney World work