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May 5, 2016

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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.

Apr 27, 2016

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Apr 20, 2016

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Apr 13, 2016

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Mar 24, 2016

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On this episode of Unlocking The Magic, we review our recent dining experience at the ESPN Club restaurant located on Disney's Boardwalk. 

The ESPN Club restaurant can feel a bit off the beaten path as it's location on Disney's Boardwalk doesn't seem easily accessible (there is no direct bus transportation to the Boardwalk) and to be honest, we never had consider eating here in the past as the exterior/seemingly bar type restaurant never made us feel like it was too kid (or girl LOL) friendly. However, we decided to try it this time around and overall, were really pleased that we did!

Being one of the few restaurants that don't accept reservations, the ESPN definitely makes it a good choice for a last minute idea or for those that are not big planners. The "bar" food is great quality and offers many choices that you might not think of.... chicken and waffles?!

Mar 9, 2016
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Mar 2, 2016
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Feb 5, 2016

Your questions answered (finally lol!)

On this episode, we go over listener emails and answer many questions that can help you with your vacation. Planning a trip to Walt Disney World takes some patience and definitely heavy research. We review the latest questions and answer them based on our experience and preference. 

 

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Jan 21, 2016

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"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to peruse them."
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Jan 14, 2016

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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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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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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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Nov 24, 2015

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Nov 17, 2015

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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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