Skip to Content

My January trip report – PREP140

HomeMy January trip report – PREP140
My January trip report – PREP140

My January 2017 trip included a stay at Saratoga Springs Resort, several visits to Disney Springs, Magic Kingdom After Hours event, using express transportation to visit all 4 parks in one day, Star Wars Dessert Party at Hollywood Studios, Epcot’s Festival of the Arts, and the new Magic Kingdom welcome show and opening procedure.

Hear how it went in this episode.

I also have a quick tip for families dealing with kids who might be scared of the dark.


These are notes from this episode. There’s much more info included in the audio so be sure to listen to the episode for a better explanation.

Become a WDW Prep To Go Patron

WDW Prep To Go Patrons pay a little to unlock even more content than what’s on the main podcast feed, such as a private FB Group and exclusive audio that’s released on a private podcast feed.
Become a Patron Now

Leave me a message

Want to be considered for a first-timer trip report? Please leave me a SpeakPipe message with your name, trip dates, resort, and who is in your group.

You can do that using your computer or phone at

Links and info from this episode

Quick tip of the day

Kim emailed in a tip that suggests using glow sticks on dark rides for kids who are a little scared but still want to ride. It’s just enough light to help them without bothering other guest. Thanks for the tip, Kim!

Subscribe to get new episodes

There are a few ways to get new episodes of WDW Prep To Go (if you’re used to listening on the website, subscribe so you can take new episodes with you on your phone)

Related News
Shannon Albert


Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Hi Shannon, In your Podcast, you stated on your last day on the trip with your son, you took an Uber back to the airport instead of the Magical Express. I had never thought of that before but really despise spending 3 hours at the airport. Roughly how much was your Uber total from the resort to the airport? I hope you don't mind my asking. Trying to include that in the budget to spend more time in the park on our last day.

Shannon Albert

Tuesday 11th of April 2017

Hi, Mekia - you can open the Uber app and put in your starting and ending points to see what the fare would be. I believe it was $18-20 for the trip when we did it.

Miranda Renee Calender

Sunday 19th of February 2017

Do the refillable mugs have handles this year ?


Friday 17th of February 2017

With the new opening procedure, will you still consider BOG pre opening breakfast is still a better way to ride mine train/meet princess after wards?

Shannon Albert

Friday 17th of February 2017

Yep! Many people who have eaten at Be Our Guest have been able to finish eating before park opening and were allowed to ride Seven Dwarfs Mine Train before anybody else.