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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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Nov 21, 2017

Flight of Passage FP drop update, a Magical Express change, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Discounted Party Tix: https://www.attraction-tickets-direct.co.uk/

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Nov 14, 2017

DVC hurricane policy, a good deal on Disney gift cards, and Ryan talks through some more stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

Best Buy gift card deal: https://bestbuy.cashstar.com/gift-card/buy/

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Nov 7, 2017

CONTEST WINNERS, an intriguing vacation package, and Ryan talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Oct 31, 2017

Ingredients: Trip insurance, offsite 60-day FPs at Walt Disney World, free flights, Target gift card sale worries, Disneyland followup, and cheap rooms on Crescent Lake. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Contest THROUGH 10/31 -- 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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Oct 24, 2017

Exciting contest announcement, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Contest THROUGH 10/31 -- 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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Oct 17, 2017

Conference-rate park tickets, deeply discounted deluxe resorts, and a discussion of Ryan's recent trip to Disneyland along with a basic planning lesson for a Walt Disney World-focused traveler heading west.

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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Oct 10, 2017

Ingredients: inexpensive Swan & Dolphin access, the current state of discounted Disney gift cards, and planning an upcoming trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Oct 3, 2017

Tickets at Work, DVC contracts, and an examination of the savings numbers that may or may not come of gaming the Disney Dining Plan by turning adult participants into children.

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 26, 2017

Outdoor queueing, FastPass supply, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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 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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