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Dec 22, 2015
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Fun ways to surprise your kids (or kid at heart) with a Disney Vacation

Announcing a trip to Disney is a sure fire way to get on the parents of the century list lol! In this episode, we go over a few fun ways to surprise someone special with the ultimate gift. We love coming up with these and encourage you to share your ideas as well. We’ d love to hear them or see them! Send us photos :)

Mentioned on the show:

  • “Mystery Ride” Road Trip
  • Disney Mylar Balloons with attached envelope 
  • A Map of Florida with Disney Word circled in sharpie
  • Disney floral and gifts website
  • Homemade T shirts – (front) Get excited we are.. (back) Going to Disney World!
  • Character Call (*Disney Cruise)
  • DYI Puzzle 

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

Email us your question or suggestions for future episodes: Info@unlockingthemagic.com

Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Dec 10, 2015

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

Email us your question or suggestions for future episodes: Info@unlockingthemagic.com

Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Dec 1, 2015

Top Mistakes to Avoid On Your Next Disney Trip

After many vacations to Walt Disney World it got us thinking... why do so many people complain that they need a "vacation from their vacation" to WDW?  Then we remembered our first fateful trip... we did so many things wrong that we swore we'd never go to Walt Disney World again- LOL! Fast forward to today, we have learned from our mistakes and try to convey our message to others.

Below is a few top mistakes to avoid..

Back to Back Parks

It is so very tempting to cram as many days in the theme parks as possible. Especially when "adding" additional park days to your "magic your way package" seems so affordable. However, this will lead to an exhausting vacation.

Even as our kids grow we find that scheduling back to back parks makes our vacation feel like a blur and our feet so achy we can't enjoy the moment. If you are still dead set on visiting the parks back to back be sure to set these two largest parks apart from your days..Animal Kingdom and Epcot. 

NOT SCHEDULING SCHEDULING DOWN TIME/relaxing AT THE RESORT

Scheduling down time is a definite must at Disney. If you are not able to schedule a day off at your resort (highly recommended) you can even slow down for a while at the parks. Relax and recharge. You might even find something you weren't looking for..

OVERPLANNING

While planning a Disney vacation is important and for me it's half the fun ;) It is also important to not get so bogged down on your plans that you fail to enjoy each moment. We also find that having a little flexibility we stumble upon things we may have missed if we stuck to a strict plan.

UNDER PLANNING

Ok, while we think that over planning is an overkill, under planning is definitely not. Disney is continuing to grow their technology to help (fast passes online etc) but it's also important for you to do your research prior to your vacation. Jot down what shows, restaurants or parks your family will like most and plan accordingly.

Another way to go about it is to make sure you have you have an idea where you will be each day of your trip wether a theme park or other and schedule dining reservations around that plan. If your heart is set on a specific restaurant be sure to begin reserving 180 days in advance. 

Park Hopping

While some families can park hop without batting an eyelash, for us it is daunting. We never quite enjoy or appreciate the park that we are visiting if we have the park hopper option. Plus, the travel time between parks (plus all the walking) is exhausting for most. 

Not preparing for Florida weather (beyond the rain gear)

Florida is called the sunshine state for a reason. Sunscreen is an absolute must even if you think you will be spending only a few minutes outdoors.

Florida can also be surprisingly chilly. During off season months you can go from wearing swimsuits to heavy winter coats in a few days. Plan accordingly so you are not stuck purchasing warm gear while on vacation. Who wants to spend their souvenir money on that anyway? lol ;)

Not going on the disney site to view restaurant options and menus

This goes along with planning. I can't tell you how many people out there don't realize the many different restaurant offerings inside Walt Disney World. If you have very picky eaters, you can easily research menus ahead of time from home and plan out your families favorites. Having at least some idea of what you might like even if you are doing only quick service options will help ease the "hangrys" lol

Not seeing the big picture

"We believed in our idea- a family park where parents and children could have fun- together."

-Walt Disney

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Nov 27, 2015

Disney's Grand Floridian Resort Unlocked

It's hard to imagine nowadays that the plot of land that the Grand Floridian sits on was originally intended for an Asian Themed resort.

Due to financial hurdles, the project was abandoned and the land remained empty for many years to come. When the idea for the resort finally resurfaced, Imagineers wanted to make sure that whatever they built resembled the land in the Magic Kingdom (just as the Contemporary goes with Tomorrowland and Polynesian with Adventureland).

They finally settled on a concept that would reflect the beautiful Main Street U.S.A inside the Magic Kingdom. Alas, the Grand Floridian was born.

Officially opened in 1988, The Grand Floridian was designed to resemble the beautiful beach front resorts of yesteryear with an old fashion victorian elegance that transports you back in time. Adorned with Italian marble and timeless victorian details throughout, the Grand Floridian is a luxurious resort.

Definitely with the luxury comes a hefty price tag but I strongly believe that it is something that everyone should experience at least once in a lifetime. Even if you are not staying at the resort, carve some time during your vacation to tour the grounds. The cast members are incredibly welcoming.

A few things mentioned on the show..

  • Victoria and Alberts restaurant 
  • Movies under the stars
  • Christmas time inside the Grand Floridian
  • Dinner at the Grand Floridian Cafe
  • The lobby
  • Grand Floridian Society Orchestra
  • The Housekeepers parade

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

Email us your question or suggestions for future episodes: Info@unlockingthemagic.com

Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Nov 24, 2015

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

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Nov 17, 2015

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Top places to take pictures in Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World has many designated (kodak photo spots) areas to take incredible photos. The parks even list these areas on their maps for easy finding.  Of course, memory maker also takes the ease from taking photos but many just don’t have it in their budget.  

We wanted to share with you our favorite places to take pictures that are a bit more “out of the box” and are just as beautiful -if not more! Some of these require a bit of pre planning but we think the effort will definitely be worthwhile and provide you with great memories when you arrive back home.

Nov 12, 2015

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Nov 9, 2015

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Unlocking Tomorrowland 

“A vista into a world of wondrous ideas, signifying man’s achievements … a step into the future, with predictions of constructive things to come. Tomorrow offers new frontiers in science, adventure, and ideals: the Atomic Age, the challenge of outer space, and the hope for a peaceful and unified world.” -Walt Disney. Dedication of Tomorrowland.

 Walt Disney loved exploring and imagining what the future would hold.  Exciting innovations and progress were at the core of his heart.  Visiting Tomorrowland inside the Magic Kingdom makes us feel connected to Walt Disney. Be sure to try to visit the land both day and at night as a lot of our favorite attractions are better experienced when the sun goes down. 

Attractions in Tomorrowland:

Tomorrowland Transit Authority People Mover

This iconic attraction is our first stop when entering Tomorrowland. It sets the tone of the entire area and makes you feel like this really may be the way people travel in the future. ;)

Space Mountain 

Did you know that Space Mountain is actually astronaut approved?!!

"With help from a NASA astronaut, Space Mountain opened in January 1975 at Magic Kingdom park. The idea originated with Walt Disney in the 1960s, but the technology did not exist to bring his vision to life. Later, when the attraction was given the green light, Mercury 9 and Gemini 5 astronaut Gordon Cooper joined the Space Mountain creative team as a consultant. He wanted to make sure that the attraction incorporated information gleaned during NASA’s early space missions and that the experience felt like actual space flight"- source disneyworld.com

 This attraction is pretty intense. Made for heights 44inches or taller, if you are anything like us you will definitely breathe a sigh of  relief once the attraction comes to an end and you can see that everyone made it back alive. Ha!
 

Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress

A Disney Classic. Walt Disney’s Carousel of Progress was personally created by Walt Disney for the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. It takes you into the history of progress from the 1920's to the "present" (1986 lol). With each era, you will learn how the technological advances of the day have made life more convenient. Definitely makes you appreciate the every day "little things" we so take for granted.

 We guarantee you'll come out singing, "Theres' A Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow!!!"

Stiches Great Escape

An under- rated attraction that my kids still enjoy. It's lighthearted fun and a unique experience.

Star Orbiter 

*Best to visit at night. It's actually waaay more thrilling than it appears from the ground below. Don't be ashamed if your rocket doesn't take the highest flight. Ha!

Buzz Light Year Space Ranger Spin

Such a fun attraction. Be sure to spin continuously to annoy your fellow space ranger LOL!

Tomorrowland Speedway

This attraction definitely tops Bruce's list as must do. There is nothing quite like this speedway and we know you will have a blast.

Monsters Inc Laugh Floor

The "Monsters" of this attraction discovered that laughter provides 10 times more energy to Monstropolis than a scream, so they put on quite an interactive show. It's hilariously fun and you just never know who they will pick in the audience to participate.

"Tomorrow is a heck of a thing to keep up with.” —Walt Disney

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Nov 5, 2015

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Rating Disney's Moderate Resorts

This is a tough show for us to do as there's much to love about each one of Disney's moderate resorts which makes them difficult to rank.

In this episode, we give a brief overview of each resort while listing our top picks from our least favorite to most. From the relaxing tropical setting at the Caribbean Beach Resort to the cobblestone streets inside New Orleans’s historic French Quarter, there are many things to love about the variety of the resorts. Which one is your favorite? ;)

  • Disney's Coronado Springs

The only moderate category resort with a full fitness center and spa, this resort tops our list as our #1 choice.

  • Caribbean Beach Resort

The only tough thing about this place is how to pronounce the name ..("ker-i-BEE-uhn"??) There are plenty of relaxing areas at this tropical resort and the pool is absolutely beautiful.

  • The Cabins at Disney's Fort Wilderness Resort

With quaint cabins that sleep 6 adults, there is plenty of space for a big family with all the comforts of home. You can even pre-order a pantry full of fresh groceries— and housekeeping even does the dishes!!

       Port Orleans -French Quarter

The Historic French Quarter comes alive here. With beautiful wrought iron balconies some overlooking the river, there is a mystical feel throughout the resort.

  • Port Orleans- Riverside

The resort offers two very different areas... the fancy white Mansions of Magnolia Bend where you will find gorgeous landscaped grounds to the "cottages" of  the Alligator Bayou.

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Oct 27, 2015

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Twilight Zone Tower of Terror- Unlocked

The Tower of Terror is exactly how you would expect.... absolutely terrifying LOL. The attraction, which is based on the popular television series from the late 1950's is so terrifying, that our now teenage (-eek!) daughter still won't go near it after having gone on the attraction at age 10!

The Hollywood Tower Hotel, located inside Disney's Hollywood studios, glows in the distance and seems to have a ghostly, magnetic pull that draws you inside.

 Upon "checking in" at the hotel, you feel as if time stood still during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Disney cast members "tell the story" seamlessly throughout the attraction and by the time you enter the unlucky elevator, you really feel as if you are doomed.

What to listen for:

  • Why our teenager won't go back
  • What makes this attraction so terrifying
  • Fast Pass yes or no?
  • Where is the most thrilling seat on the ride
  • The must see movie based on this attraction
  • When and where to take pictures

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Oct 21, 2015

Pirates of the Caribbean, located at the end of Adventure Land is one of our favorite attractions.

It is a well known "Disney Classic" and a must do at the Magic Kingdom. Believe it or not, the attraction was originally supposed to be walk through wax museum but with the success of Walt Disney's Carousel of Progress at the 1964 New York World's Fair, Walt Disney decided that Audio Animatronics was the best way to have their guests immerse themselves in this fun, pirate story.

There was even a movie inspired by the attraction. Have you heard of it? ;) Be sure to visit the pirate themed gift shop at the end of your experience for some really great keepsakes to take home. Truth be told, Bruce has to drag me out every time."Yo ho, yo ho, a pirates' life for me." Ha!

Things to listen for:

  • Some differences between the attractions in DisneyLand and DisneyWorld
  • The unexpected surprise at the beginning of the ride
  • Fast pass a yes or no?

 

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

 

Oct 14, 2015

7 Things we love about Disney's Boardwalk

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Disney's Boardwalk is a little tucked away gem. It can be easily overlooked as there is technically no direct transportation to the Boardwalk (tips on how to get there on the show). The ambiance takes you back to a simpler time "the good old days ;) " and there is no better place to go for an evening stroll.

Things we love The Boardwalk at Walt Disney World

  1. Boardwalk atmosphere (especially at night)
  2. Surrey Bike rentals
  3. Boardwalk Bakery
  4. Seashore Sweets
  5. Hotel Exploring
  6. Wyland Galleries
  7. It's Free (bonus)

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Oct 6, 2015

The do's and don'ts about driving or flying to Disney World

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Bruce and I are constantly torn (argue lol) about whether to fly or drive when headed to Walt Disney World. Both have great pro's but they also come along come with some negatives. On this episode, we discuss our thoughts about driving or flying and hope to help with your decision.

 

What to listen for:

  • Tips for driving a long distance
  • Why we like driving sometimes over flying
  • The benefits of driving
  • What you loose when you drive 
  • The benefits of flying
  • When flying is the best idea for you
  • When driving is the better choice
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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Sep 30, 2015

Perfect day at the Magic Kingdom

The Magic Kingdom is a remarkable park. From the moment you step upon Main street, you are taken into another world. We have been so lucky to have visited many times and are able to share some insight on what makes a great day for us.

In this episode, we give you our ideas of what makes a perfect day at the Magic Kingdom.

Some topics we discuss:

What to look for along Main Street

Where to grab lunch

How to relax and regroup

Must do attractions

The perfect way to end the evening

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Sep 25, 2015

Planning a vacation to Walt Disney World is an exciting time. However, with so many details to coordinate, there can be a lot of questions that are left unanswered.

In this episode we answer some great listener questions and hope it can help you with your planning.

 

Question Answered in this episode:

How far out in advance does Disney release extra magic hours?

What is our favorite moderate resort to stay at and why?
 
What to do with our luggage if we arrive early
 
What is included with your quick service meal/ table dining meal?
 
Are Deluxe Resorts worth the money
 

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Sep 22, 2015

10 Things To Love About Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney's Hollywood Studios holds a special place in my heart. From the moment you step into the park, you are immersed into the glitz and glamour of Hollywood's Golden age. Movie magic comes to life and the entertainment is abundant.

Although the park is currently undergoing changes, you can feel at ease knowing that Disney has always been able to undergo transformations seamlessly.

Mentioned in This Episode: 

  • 50's Prime Cafe
  • Writers Stop
  • Star Tours
  • One Mans Dream
  • Tower of Terror
  • The Great Movie Ride
  • Fantasmic!
  • Strolling down Sunset Boulevard 
  • Visiting the Art Store

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Sep 17, 2015

10 Things To Love About Disney’s Magic Kingdom

A vacation to Walt Disney World is not complete without visiting the Magic Kingdom. The magic can be felt as soon as stepping onto Main street when you are suddenly immersed in a land of fantasy, leaving all your worries behind. It is a place we feel that everyone of all ages should experience at least once in their lifetime and become inspired that truly anything is possible.

 

“Walt Disney World is a tribute to the philosophy and life of Walter Elias Disney… and to the talents, the dedication, and the loyalty of the entire Disney organization that made Walt Disney’s dream come true. May Walt Disney World bring Joy and Inspiration and New Knowledge to all who come to this happy place … a Magic Kingdom where the young at heart of all ages can laugh and play and learn — together”.

– Roy Disney October 25, 1971

 

Our Favorite Things

  • Walking slowly down Main Street
  • Astro Orbiter (preferably at night)
  • Pineapple Dole Whip
  • Liberty Tree Tavern (all you can eat at dinner time) 
  • Relaxing on Central Plaza (area between Main Street & Cinderella Castle).
  • Carousel of Progress- The classic attraction that Walt Disney himself created.
  • Dumbo ride at night. No, you are never too old for this attraction lol
  • Jungle Cruise- So entertaining!
  • Space Mountain
  • The Electrical Parade- Guaranteed to bring the out the kid in you :)

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Sep 15, 2015

10 Things to Love about Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Disney’s Animal Kingdom is a theme park unlike any other. Officially opened on Earth Day, April 22, 1998, the park actually has a lot of ties to Walt Disney, and the admiration he displayed for animals throughout his life. Some of Walt’s earliest sketches were local animals.

With over 500 acres, it is super important to wear your most comfortable shoes at this park. 

What to listen for:

  • When is the best time to visit
  • What’s hidden inside the Tree of Life
  • Why you should keep a watchful eye on the park map
  • Expedition Everest, more than a roller coaster.

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Sep 11, 2015

10 things we love about Epcot

Epcot is an amazing park with many hidden gems that can take some experience to discover. In this episode, we talk about our top favorite things about Epcot and ways to get the most out of the park for yourself. 

Mentioned in this episode

  1. Illuminations
  2. Living with the land
  3. Welcome to France Movie
  4. Living with the Land
  5. Watching Connie on Mission to Mars
  6. The Food
  7. Browsing treats in Japan
  8. Christmas in Epcot
  9. Riding the Boats
  10. American Adventure

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Sep 8, 2015

Top Quick Service Restaurants in Walt Disney World

We could literally do 5 episodes of our favorite quick service restaurants we love when visiting Walt Disney World. To narrow them down to fit into a 30 minute show was tough but we did it. 

In this episode we give you are top quick service restaurants we have to visit every time we go to Disney World in Orlando. We try new ones every time that we visit but this is the list of our favorites. 

They are spread out inside and outside of the parks, so some of these you will need a ticket to get into but not all. On your next trip visit some other resorts and check out there quick service restaurants and see what they have to offer.

Our Top Places:

  • Tangierine Cafe
  • Beach Club Marketplace
  • La Cantina De San Angel
  • Captain Cooks 
  • Columbia Harbor House
  • Be Our Guest

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Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

Sep 3, 2015

Our favorite places to eat in Walt Disney World

There are so many dining options in Walt Disney World which can make choosing a restaurant difficult. In this episode, we talk about our favorite places to dine and some insight on each.

We know you may have your favorites so we would love to hear what you think. Where are your favorite places to eat when your at Disney World? It can be anything in the parks or resorts. Leave your comments below.

Mentioned in This Episode:

  • Liberty Tavern
  • Tangieres Cafe
  • California Grill
  • Kona Cafe
  • Sci-fi Cafe

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Sep 1, 2015

Disney Dining Tips For Beginners

The Disney Dining Plan is such a great addition to your vacation package. We find that we are able to relax more by having our meals prepaid and have always enjoyed experiencing the many different restaurants.

However, it can be very tricky for beginners to get accustomed to using the dining plan or discovering ways to make the most out of the plan.  In this episode we discuss our 5 top Disney Dining Plan tips for beginners.

What to Listen For:

  • What's the first thing you should do
  • Who the dining plan will be good for
  • How to make advanced reservations
  • Tips for splitting up your meals
  • Using snack credits wisely

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Aug 28, 2015

One Man's Dream: Where it all began

Walt Disney's One Man's Dream located inside Hollywood Studios, is one of our favorite attractions in all of Walt Disney World.

It is incredible to view some of the amazing prototypes that Walt Disney himself created. The short film at the end of the attraction is a documentary of Walt's life and is something that we feel everyone should see.

This is the place that completely changed the way we viewed Disney World and where essentially it all began for us...

What to Listen For:

  • What is One Man's Dream
  • Why it is so important
  • What you'll find inside
  • Why you may not get to see it
  • Our favorite part of this attraction
  • What this attraction means to us

Email us your question or suggestions for future episodes: Info@unlockingthemagic.com

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Aug 25, 2015

Things We Wish We Knew On Our First Disney Trip

We have gone to Disney many times and along the way, we have learned many tricks to make our trip even better. In this episode, we talk about those things that we wish we knew way back on our first trip. 

This could be a really long episode so in order to keep things moving we just mentioned a few things each. We will continue to do episodes like this one to give you more and more ideas on how to make the most out of your Walt Disney World vacation.

What to Listen For:

  • How to get the most out of the dining plan
  • Ways to do early check in at the hotel
  • How to view other resorts
  • How to Enjoy Disney resorts... Even if your not staying there
  • How awesome the Disney's Boardwalk is
  • How much walking you are gonna do...no double that thought! 
  • Rent a car... I know this one is a shocker!

Email us your question or suggestions for future episodes: Info@unlockingthemagic.com

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Hope you enjoyed this episode! We really love doing these shows. It’s so much fun for us and we hope you like them too :) . If you could subscribe in Itunes and give us an honest review that would be awesome. 

Also come talk to us on Twitter & Facebook and see the photos from our recent trips on Instagram. That’s it for now! Until next time, have a great (and of course magical) day.

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