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Backside of Magic

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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May 21, 2019

Quick-delivery Disney gift cards, touring challenges, and a discussion about the show's end.  Thanks for listening!

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May 14, 2019

Heavily discounted park admission, Campsite dining plans, and Topic Stew (Ingredients: FastPass cancellations, golden tickets, overlapping ADRs the easy way, card sharing, airport line skipping, and saving money by whining on social media). Thanks for listening!

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May 7, 2019

Bus rides, free breakfasts, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the messages and thanks for listening!

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Apr 30, 2019

Jeremy talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Apr 23, 2019

Delivery services, FastPass cancellation report(s), and more of the terrific listener tips we've received for getting the most out of a trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

Grocery delivery blog post: http://disneydays.com/grocery-delivery-at-a-walt-disney-world-resort/

JJT breakdown of credit card rewards: https://forum.touringplans.com/t/pre-trip-report-or-how-i-embraced-credit-card-rewards-and-learned-to-love-them/36151

Chase's 5/24 rule: https://thepointsguy.com/guide/ultimate-guide-chase-5-24-rule/

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Apr 16, 2019

Credit card perks, pool access strategy, and an examination of some of the food/drink/etc delivery services that can be utilized during a trip to Walt Disney World.  Also, we make an announcement.

Disney Debit Card: https://disneydebit.com/

Other card article: https://thewirecutter.com/money/credit-cards/disney-credit-card

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Apr 9, 2019

Potty passes, Cancelled passes, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the messages and thanks for listening!

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Apr 2, 2019

Ryan talks through the rest of the stuff he found interesting during his recent mega-trip to Walt Disney World.

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Mar 26, 2019

A discounted Disney gift card bulk buying offer, and Topic Stew (Ingredients: Drink sharing, runDisney stuff, FuelRod controversy, Trip planning, and Party changing). Thanks for listening!

Points to Neverland explanation of March BJs offer for discounted Disney GCs: https://pointstoneverland.com/new-bjs-promotion-on-bulk-disney-gift-card-purchase/

Backside of Magic episode 136 (Change Party) show notes: http://backsideofmagic.blogspot.com/2018/08/136-topic-stew-long-live-change-party.html

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Mar 19, 2019

Ryan talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent mega-trip to Walt Disney World.

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Mar 12, 2019

What the details around the Star Wars opening announcements might mean for touring, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the messages and thanks for listening!

Dining Calculators: 

https://seeyareelsoon.wixsite.com/seeyareelsoon/calculator-download

https://www.distripplanner.com/

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Mar 5, 2019

Cutting corners, significant changes to FastPass booking practices, and the goods and bads from a couple of experiences with Disney After Hours.

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Feb 26, 2019

Vacation prices, reshuffling DVC points, and more of the terrific listener tips we've received for getting the most out of a trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Feb 19, 2019

Resort parking, a FastPass-finding service, and Jeremy talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Feb 12, 2019

Ride load ratio, MDE app functionality change, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the messages and thanks for listening!

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Feb 5, 2019

A change of tune, threats against FastPasses, and strategies for approaching a trip to Walt Disney World during extremely heavy crowd periods.

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Jan 29, 2019

Sliding credits, park entry requirements, and Jeremy talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Jan 22, 2019

Exclusive hotel deals, credit pooling, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the messages and thanks for listening!

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Jan 15, 2019

Magical Express infotainment, Dining credit pooling, and Topic Stew (Ingredients: DVC rule changes, free dining, agency exclusive examination, credit cards, crowd predictions, race availability, and dollar swaps). Thanks for listening!

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Jan 8, 2019

Ryan talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Jan 1, 2019

FastPass availability tool back from the dead, DVC changes, and a discussion of new and changed stuff impacting trips to Walt Disney World in the new year.

FastPass availability tool on the Dibb: https://www.thedibb.co.uk/forums/showpost.php?p=10123554&postcount=1

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Dec 25, 2018

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

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Dec 18, 2018

Morning FastPass availability, ride closure reaction, and Jeremy talks through some stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Walt Disney World.

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Dec 11, 2018

Topic Stew (Ingredients: Priceline room clues, same-day fastpass drop update, sharing dining credits, and some listener email). Thanks for listening!

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Dec 4, 2018

Deeply discounted Walt Disney World park tickets, Missing cash, An incredible hotel deal, and Ryan talks through some more stuff he found interesting during his recent trip to Disneyland Resort (a themed entertainment destination located in southern California).

John's Touring Plans blog post on Priceline Express madness: https://blog.touringplans.com/2018/11/12/priceline-deals-near-and-far/

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