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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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Sep 19, 2017

We have verified that there are consistent times each day that Disney makes Flight of Passage Fastpasses available for use later that same day.  

Plus: a contest, some follow up, and Jeremy talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

Contest -- Post a show review today or in the past, win park map coasters like these in the near future: https://goo.gl/m9E2JZ obnoxious hashtag #BofMpostercoasters

(project idea courtesy of Touring Plans blog)

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Sep 12, 2017

Ingredients: empty hotel rooms, Flight of Passage FP+ rule of thumb, DVC magical files, and dining plan gaming.  Thanks for listening!

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Sep 5, 2017

Convention park ticket purchasing reports and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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Aug 29, 2017

An update on the FastPass+ system & a discussion of advanced methods to explore in pursuit of discounted Walt Disney World park tickets.

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Aug 22, 2017

Buying kids meals, early Fastpass+ access, cheap hotels, and more of the great listener tips we've received for getting the most out of a trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Aug 15, 2017

Ingredients: Walt Disney World resorts on Priceline, hunting Flight of Passage fastpasses, phantom Food & Wine dining plan participants, and dining discount calculations.  Thanks for listening!

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Aug 8, 2017

Mourning the DVA, a change in Adventureland, and Ryan talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Aug 1, 2017

We respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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Jul 25, 2017

Minniemobiles, a FastPass+ update, and Jeremy talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Jul 18, 2017

Some D23 announcements impacting touring, and a discussion of all things Pandora that we experienced during recent trips to Walt Disney World. (WARNING: mild spoilers)

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Jul 11, 2017

Some park ticket offers & analysis of the updated state of the FastPass+ system based on reports and our own experiences during recent trips to Walt Disney World.

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Jul 4, 2017

Rapid rewards, golden fastpasses, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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Jun 27, 2017

FastPass+ system change update, Animal Kingdom EMH, and we share some of our own tips regarding Walt Disney World touring and money savings that have passed our rigorous zero-step screening process. Thanks for listening!

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Jun 20, 2017

We put our feet up and made the little freeloaders do all the work this week.

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Jun 13, 2017

Trip prep talk, an update on the Walt Disney World FP+ system changes, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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Jun 6, 2017

Follow-up on some stuff, a favorable Southwest points offer, and a discussion of the imminent change to the Walt Disney World FP+/ticket-entry verification process and related touring adjustments.

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May 30, 2017

A major change to FastPass+ may be coming, words with friends, and some of the details we have been working through in planning upcoming trips to Walt Disney World.

DISboards FP+ changes speculation thread: https://goo.gl/X8zaZr

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May 23, 2017

Rivers of Light during EMH, Jedi Training, mobile ordering, and a discussion of MagicBand related stuff including getting free ones & deactivation.

WDWNT's mobile ordering review: https://goo.gl/8SJHyy

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May 16, 2017

Resort TV, Animal Kingdom Extra Magic Hours beyond Pandora, and a discussion of sign-up strategies and other things related to Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios.

WDW Today Resort Channel Simulator: http://www.wdwtodaychannel.com/

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May 9, 2017

Same-day FastPass+ availability, a hangry mammal, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Touring Plans blog post on same-day FP+ data: https://goo.gl/sgkaec

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May 2, 2017

Pandora touring, other topics, and thoughts from Jeremy's visit to Legoland and non-park time at Walt Disney World over spring break.

Deeply discounted Legoland FL tickets: https://goo.gl/ZTcO2y

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Apr 25, 2017

FastPass+ planning maneuvers, dining plan windfalls, and more of the great listener tips we've received for getting the most out of a trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Apr 18, 2017

Some follow-up, some news, and some strategies for best taking advantage of the structure and loopholes of the Disney Dining Plan.  Thanks for listening! (and thanks for the topic, @disneydad611!)

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Apr 11, 2017

Renewal rates, getting free dining, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Kenny the Pirate on scoring free dining: https://goo.gl/qgUJf2

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Apr 4, 2017

Security changes, sleepy time madness, and we talk through Ryan's dissection of a MagicBand and analysis of what he found inside.  Thanks for listening!

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SHOW NOTES

Gizmodo: "How I Let Disney Track My Every Move" https://goo.gl/2PhG85

AtDisneyAgain: "Making the Band - MagicBand Teardown and More" https://goo.gl/4oKVQ9

US Patent: "Combined HF and UHF RFID Device" https://goo.gl/T2a9GV

Check @backsideofmagic on Instagram for Ryan's MagicBand breakdown photos

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