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My full March trip report – PREP143

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My full March trip report – PREP143

Today I have a full trip report from my March trip, including Flower and Garden Festival at Epcot, Rivers of Light at Animal Kingdom, Pop Century, and Coronado Springs Resort.


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Monday 11th of September 2017

Hello! Loving the podcast. I was listening to this one to learn more for my upcoming trip in March 2018. I'll be in WDW the 4-9. You have a section where you talk about how crowded it was in March 2017, somewhat uncharacteristically from the year before.

Do you have a guess on the crowd level for this year? My understanding is that Mardi Gras this year does not fall late as it did in 2017.

Thanks again for the great site and podcast!


Wednesday 15th of March 2017

I stayed at Pop in Sept. 2015 -- bag service did the same for us. Dropped in the morning when we arrived, went to MK, got a mid-day text that our room was ready and what number it was, and when we got back our bags were there.

Michael Dooley

Friday 10th of March 2017

I love your tip about Open Table at Disney Springs. If I book a reservation using that system can I still use my Disney dining credits (where applicable) for that meal?

Shannon Albert

Friday 10th of March 2017

Yep! The waiter will ask if you're on the dining plan, and you can just tell them you are.


Thursday 9th of March 2017

I love your podcasts! We have booked Orlando Transportation by Mike next month on your recommendation as a surprise for my husband and son and I am so excited to try it out!


Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Another great podcast as always! I learn something new every time After listening it!

A couple of questions for our trip in Jan 2018,

In your opinion,, which night time show is more suitable for a couple of princess lovers, age 5 and 3, Fantasmic at HS? Light of river at AK? Or Illuminations at Epcot?

Also, is it doable that we go to Boardwalk for the new Rapunzel character breakfast from Poly on our departure day? We probably will only have carry on luggage, are we still able to use magic expresss after breakfast?

Thanks a lot! Really appreciate your input!

Shannon Albert

Wednesday 8th of March 2017

Hi, Gina! Glad you enjoy the podcasts. As far as nighttime shows go, Fantasmic is much more classically Disney and does feature the princesses. As long as your kids know ahead of time that there's some dark/scary/loud points in the show, that's the one I'd pick.

Getting between resorts at WDW is tricky, and you'll need to be back at the Polynesian to catch the Magical Express bus 3 hours before your flight. You'll only really be able to get to the Boardwalk if you consider a taxi to get to/from. There isn't an easy way using Disney transportation. I'd suggest that you leave your carry-on bags with bell services, catch a taxi to the Boardwalk, have breakfast, catch a taxi back, get your bags out of bell services, then board Magical Express to the airport. Hope that helps.