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Backside of Magic: Tips and Tricks For Your Walt Disney World Vacation

A show focused on getting the most out of your time at Walt Disney World by considering every available advantage during planning and once on the ground. We analyze and test pre-arrival strategies, the latest in-park systems, and money-saving techniques in an effort to determine the best ways to maximize fun and minimize costs.
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Dec 27, 2016

ADR availability alerts, paying dues, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for listening!

Meetup at WDW: Monday evening Jan 9 / Crescent Lake area

MouseDining Reservation Finder

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Dec 20, 2016

MDE & ticket talk, a great 2017 room discount, infrequently asked questions, and a discussion of strategies and concerns regarding split resort stays at Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

Meetup at WDW: Monday evening Jan 9 / Crescent Lake area

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Dec 13, 2016

MDE issues, discounted gift card sale post mortem, and helpful Walt Disney World trip recaps from three lovely and talented listeners.  Thanks for listening!

Meetup at WDW: Monday Jan 9 / Crescent Lake area

MouseDining Reservation Finder

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Dec 6, 2016

Finding ADRs, express transportation, and a discussion of first-hand experiences and planning concerns for seasoned Walt Disney World travelers at Legoland Florida. Thanks for listening!

MouseDining Reservation Finder

Discounted Legoland tickets (link at bottom right of page)

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Nov 29, 2016

13-month Annual Pass activation, on-property stay via Priceline, and a discussion of strategies for successfully nabbing desirable dining reservations at Walt Disney World. Thanks for listening!

Touring Plans Reservation Finder

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Nov 22, 2016

From the sad ashes of a lost recording arises a discussion of some Walt Disney World news and email.  Thanks for listening!

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Nov 15, 2016

Valuables at the water parks, requiem for a podcast segment, and we discuss a recent trip to Walt Disney World that included some fun, some runDisney, and some other stuff. Thanks for listening!

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Nov 8, 2016

Applying dining discounts to large groups, vacations with issues, and we go over some of the better ways to save money on Walt Disney World on-site hotel rooms including our thoughts on a recent article on travel agency exclusive pricing. Thanks for listening!

Touring Plans blog post regarding Magical Vacations Travel room pricing: http://tinyurl.com/onepphr

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Nov 1, 2016

Discounted Disney gift card follow-up, better touring through chemistry, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for listening!

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Oct 25, 2016

Follow up chit-chat, Jim from Atlanta, and we go over our thoughts on the current best practices for acquiring discounted Disney gift cards. Thanks for listening!

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Oct 18, 2016

Food & Wine, golden entry, and an examination of the value found in the new Walt Disney World passholder benefits and their impact on Tables in Wonderland. Thanks for listening!

NOTE: There were two errors in the final list of restaurants we produced for our discussion of Tables in Wonderland.  First, Boma should have been in the list of restaurants that are eligible for a 10% off AP discount.  Second, we (Jeremy) neglected to copy his second page of written notes into the spreadsheet that included all of the in-park and Disney Springs restaurants that are covered by some level of AP discount.  The spreadsheet has been updated to correct both of these issues -- very sorry about that!

To download the spreadsheet mentioned in the show:

http://tinyurl.com/zssugkf

 

 

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Oct 11, 2016

A run on Disney Springs plus a deep dive into the family trips we recently took to Walt Disney World. Thanks for listening!

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Oct 4, 2016

8am ADR chit-chat, treat tossers, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for listening!

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Sep 27, 2016

Halloween follow-up, scheduling store visits, and a discussion of some of the ways secondary tickets can be utilized when booking FastPasses. Thanks for listening!

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Sep 20, 2016

Park entry times via ADR, data denial, and character dining at Walt Disney World as a route to early ride access and other hidden value. Thanks for listening!

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Sep 13, 2016

Follow-up on previous stuff, popping pills, and a discussion of touring strategies and general tips for getting the most out of a Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Walt Disney World. Thanks for listening!

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Sep 6, 2016

Fingerprints, travel consequences, and an examination of some ideas that are beyond the realm of the grey. Thanks for listening!

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Aug 30, 2016

Miscellaneous goodies, getting a big head, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for listening!

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Aug 23, 2016

A beloved discount in jeopardy, really big ideas, and the lessons learned from a quick weekend trip to Walt Disney World with limited park admission.  Thanks for listening!

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Aug 16, 2016

Phoning a friend, followed by a big helping of Topic Stew (ingredients: in-park gaming, news analysis, a gift card miracle, & some e-correspondence). Thanks for listening!

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Aug 9, 2016

Belle in the House, happy robots, and a recap of a recent trip to Walt Disney World that included new experiences and the testing of several touring tricks.  Thanks for listening!

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Aug 2, 2016

Muppets in Liberty Square, Fitbit-friendly touring, and closing the deal on a Disney Vacation Club resale contract.  Thanks for listening!

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Jul 26, 2016

Gift cards unrescued, dreams becoming reality, and sharp ways to analyze the Disney Vacation Club resale market.  Thanks for listening!

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Jul 19, 2016

Smartphone updates, magic doors, and a bunch of great tips we received following our previous discussion of rental car strategy.  Thanks for listening!

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Jul 12, 2016

Ride vehicle resets, a listener challenges us to budget a Walt Disney World vacation for a cost-conscious family of six, and Rope Drop [dot] Net dials up the fancy SpeakPipe widget. Thanks for listening!

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