Episode Archives

BEST OF: Summer Travel Tips for Walt Disney World

Are you considering summer travel to Walt Disney World, but are afraid that it might be too hot?

Well, we have all the tips and advice to help you beat the heat, and explore why summer is the PERFECT time for your family vacation.

Summer travel can be quite fun, especially with this great advice.

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Epcot Flower and Garden Festival Preview 2024

In this episode, our team delves into the colorful and flavorful world of the upcoming Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival. We’ll take you through the stunning topiaries that transform the park into a vibrant garden, each one meticulously crafted to represent beloved Disney characters and themes.

But it’s not just about the flowers—we’re also dishing out the details on the mouthwatering food options available throughout the festival. From fresh, farm-to-table dishes to delectable desserts, we’ll share our top picks and must-try treats.

We won’t forget about the exclusive festival merchandise, perfect for commemorating your visit or bringing a touch of the festival home. And for music lovers, we’ll highlight the Garden Rocks concert series and how enjoying a great meal can secure the best concert seating.

So whether you’re a festival veteran or planning your first visit, this episode is packed with tips, favorites, and insider info to help you make the most of your Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival experience. Get ready to immerse yourself in the beauty and flavors of this beloved event!

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Our Favorite Walt Disney World Lounges

In this episode, we’re taking you on a tour of our favorite Walt Disney World lounges! From the adventurous Nomad Lounge to the quirky Trader Sam’s and the elegant Enchanted Rose, we’ve got a lineup of spots that are perfect for relaxing and enjoying a drink (or two).

But it’s not just about the drinks—we’ll also dive into the delicious food offerings at each lounge. Whether you’re in the mood for light bites or something more filling, we’ve got the scoop on what to order.

So grab a seat, order your favorite drink, and join us as we share our top picks and insider tips for the best Walt Disney World lounge experiences.  Whether you’re a seasoned visitor or planning your first trip, this episode is sure to inspire your next lounge-hopping adventure!

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VIP Tour Experiences at Universal Orlando

Join Nicole as she shares her VIP tour of Universal Studios Orlando. Nicole shares all about her experience with her friend and all their kiddos, including the awesome perk of skipping the long lines. She talks about how they added meals into their day without any hassle and highlights how great the guide was with the kids.

She also gives a bunch of tips on how to make a VIP tour at Universal Studios really special. From the little things that make a big difference to the best ways to enjoy the park, Nicole’s got the inside scoop.

So, if you’re thinking about doing a VIP tour at Universal Studios, this episode is full of helpful info and stories to get you excited for your trip. Get ready to hear all about their amazing day and how you can plan your own unforgettable VIP experience!

For information on booking your next Walt Disney World vacation, visit the Dream Designers at My Mickey Vacation Travel.  For a complimentary quote or consultation, visit https://mymickeyvacation.com/quote.

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Disney Dining Decoded: Navigating Allergies, Snacks, and DIY Meals

In this episode, we delve into the world of Disney dining alternatives and specialty situations at Disney destinations, with a focus on navigating dietary needs and preferences. We start by exploring the extensive allergy accommodations provided at Disney restaurants. Disney is known for its exceptional care in handling dietary restrictions, offering a range of options for those with common allergies like nuts, gluten, and dairy. We’ll share insights on how to effectively communicate your needs to the staff and what to expect in terms of meal customization.

Additionally, we’ll discuss the practicality of bringing your own food into the parks. This is especially relevant for guests with specific dietary requirements or preferences that might not be readily catered to by park offerings. We’ll cover the guidelines and best practices for carrying personal food items into Disney parks.

Moving on, we’ll explore how snack options available across Disney destinations can serve as delightful and sometimes healthier substitutes for full meals. This segment is perfect for guests looking to save time and money or those who prefer to indulge in smaller, varied eating experiences throughout the day.

Lastly, for those staying in Disney resorts, we’ll touch on the possibilities of cooking in your own resort space. We’ll highlight which resorts offer kitchen facilities and share tips on sourcing ingredients, both within and outside the parks. For guests wanting a touch of home while on vacation, we’ll suggest easy and enjoyable recipes that can be whipped up in your resort kitchen.

For information on booking your next Walt Disney World vacation, visit the Dream Designers at My Mickey Vacation Travel.  For a complimentary quote or consultation, visit https://mymickeyvacation.com/quote.

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Never Have I Ever – Things We’ve Never Done at Walt Disney World

Join us for a fun and revealing episode of our travel podcast, “Never Have I Ever,” where we uncover the hidden gems and overlooked treasures of Walt Disney World. In this unique episode, our hosts share their personal lists of resorts, attractions, and dining experiences that they’ve yet to explore at the most magical place on Earth.

Listen in as we discuss the reasons why these uncharted experiences have remained unchecked on our Disney bucket lists. Is it the allure of the unknown, the overshadowing fame of more popular attractions, or simply the challenge of fitting everything into one visit? We dive into the intriguing stories behind these unexplored gems, sparking curiosity and excitement to discover them.

We also take this opportunity to reflect on the vastness and diversity of Walt Disney World. From hidden nooks in world-class resorts and underrated attractions that promise unique thrills, to culinary delights that are waiting to be tasted, we discuss the endless possibilities that make every Disney trip a new adventure.

Whether you’re a Disney aficionado or a first-time visitor, this episode will inspire you to look beyond the usual and discover your own list of “Never Have I Ever” at Walt Disney World. Join us and expand your Disney horizon – who knows, you might find your new favorite Disney experience in the most unexpected places!

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Returning to “Normal” at Walt Disney World

In this timely episode of our travel podcast, we delve into the exciting reasons why now is the ideal time to plan your return trip to Walt Disney World. With the much-anticipated return of the Disney Dining Plans, the freedom of park hopping, and the removal of park reservation requirements, the magic of Disney is more accessible and enjoyable than ever!

We kick off the discussion by exploring the return of the Disney Dining Plans. Learn how this fan-favorite option can enhance your Disney experience, offering convenience, flexibility, and a taste of the wide array of culinary delights across the parks and resorts. We share tips on how to make the most of your dining plan and highlight some must-try restaurants and food experiences.

Next, we celebrate the freedom of park hopping returning to Walt Disney World. Discover the joy and excitement of moving between the parks at your leisure, making the most of your favorite attractions, shows, and experiences across the Magic Kingdom, EPCOT, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom—all in one day!

We also dive into the significant change with the removal of park reservation requirements for most tickets. Discussing how this shift enhances spontaneity and flexibility in your Disney vacation planning, we guide you through how to take advantage of this new freedom, ensuring a stress-free and magical Disney experience.

Whether you’re a Disney veteran eager to revisit your favorite memories or a new adventurer ready to create your own, this episode is packed with valuable insights, tips, and excitement about the latest developments at Walt Disney World.

Tune in and discover why now is the perfect time to return to the magic, the memories, and the unparalleled joy of Walt Disney World!

For information on booking your next Walt Disney World vacation, visit the Dream Designers at My Mickey Vacation Travel.  For a complimentary quote or consultation, visit https://mymickeyvacation.com/quote.

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7 Questions to Ask When Interviewing to be a Disney Travel Agent

Are you an aspiring Disney Travel Agent?  In this episode, Jeff Stoner, the co-founder of My Mickey Vacation Travel, offers invaluable advice to help get your through your agency interview.

Jeff outlines seven crucial questions that applicants should ask during their interview to become a Disney Travel Agent. This discussion isn’t just about getting a job; it’s about finding the right fit in the travel industry, understanding the unique aspects of being a Disney Travel Agent, and setting yourself up for success in this dream career.

While it’s important that you are a good fit for the agency, it’s equally important that the agency is a good fit for you.

Listen and take notes to be prepared for you next interview.

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Festival of the Holidays Event and Food Recap

The Festival of the Holidays at Disney’s California Adventure Park integrates all the seasonal diversity into one incredible festival.

In this episode, Renee shares her experience at this year’s festival.  In particular, we walk around the park with her as she visits all the wonderful food booths.  

This is a festival you do not want to miss.

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Jollywood Nights – The 2nd One

Jollywood Nights is the new limited holiday party held at Disney’s Hollywood Studios park.

In this episode, Bridget takes us on a trip report of her recent visit to the “2nd” party held.  

While the party may have had less-than-stellar reviews from the opening night, it was modified and made much better for the 2nd and subsequent nights.  You will hear about all the quick improvements to the party, what Bridget and her family loved, and where improvements can be made for next year.

Jollywood Nights has turned out to be a great event and we hope that you enjoy hearing Bridget’s account of her time spent with her family.

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