Episode Archives

Universal Orlando Resort Hosts Our Recent Visit

Universal Orlando Resort is an amazing vacation destination in the Orlando area.  With 6 resorts (and 2 more on the way), as well as 3 parks, families with kids of all ages will have a blast at Universal.

Last week, about 20 Dream Designers from My Mickey Vacation Travel visited the resort and played (and learned) for 4 days.  We took in all the experiences to bring back to our guests.

This week, Dream Designer Michelle Stephen sits down with Jeff to talk about her personal experience.

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Multi-Family Disney Vacation Tips

Multi-Family Disney vacations are very common at Walt Disney World® Resort.

I mean, why not have your family reunion at the Most Magical Place on Earth?

In this week’s episode, Dream Designer Jill Ng offers her tips and suggestions to make a multi-family vacation a rousing success for everyone.

From tips on organizing your dining, to managing your FastPass+ selections, to picking the right resort, you’ll find some great ideas here for your next trip.

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Disneyland – Make it Your Vacation Destination

Disneyland has become our favorite vacation destination.  Without question.

So many of our guests ask these questions, though…… Isn’t it so far away?  Isn’t it just a small park?  Isn’t is just a ‘one day’ vacation?

NO, no, no, no, and no.

In this episode, we explain why Disneyland is the perfect family destination.  From having 2 full theme parks within walking distance of each other, to having 3 onsite resorts you can walk to as well, Disneyland is the perfect vacation destination for families.

Imagine not having to deal with buses, boats, monorails, or cars.  

And if you’ve traveled to Walt Disney World before, there are so many differences that you may not be aware of.  

Join us as we discuss all the great vacation opportunities that await your family in Disneyland Resort.

And then reach out to the wonderful Dream Designer travel professionals at My Mickey Vacation Travel to get started planning your vacation.

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Animal Kingdom Lodge, Haunted Mansion, and a Trip Report

Animal Kingdom Lodge was our weekend home as Karen and Jeff got away for a few days to celebrate their upcoming wedding anniversary.

Recording live from the Lodge, complete with background noise from drums, kids, music, and doors, they reflect on their visit to the resort, the Haunted Mansion special event, Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, and some restaurant reports.

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Disney After Hours and H2O Glow Nights

Disney After Hours is a great way to experience the parks with very minimal crowds.  Imagine, walk on to any attraction or character meet, and free Mickey Bars.  What could be better?

In this episode, Karen and Jeff discuss their experiences attending the events at Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and Animal Kingdom.  

We also take a look at upcoming After Hours events including Villains Unite the Night.  At this event, the villains will come out for a spectacular stage show, and you’ll even have special appearances by Malificent.  Look for special snacks and merchandise, too.

We also talk about H2O Glow Nights, a special after hours event being held at Typhoon Lagoon.

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Walt Disney World Crowds Tips for Spring Break and other busy seasons

Walt Disney World crowds are probably the most mentioned concern that we hear from our guests.

Today, Karen and Jeff bring you some ideas and hacks on how to maximize your vacation pleasure, at the same time the crowds are very high.

As we enter into spring break season, the timing of this episode couldn’t be more perfect.  Although, we have found that these ideas work well all year round.

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Taste of Magic Kingdom Park Food Tour

Who doesn’t like Disney snacks and food?  We sure do, so we recently took the “Taste of Magic Kingdom Food Tour”

This great tour is about 3 hours in length, and offers a guided tour of the various fun food offerings around the Magic Kingdom.

Let by 2 tour guides, and their support team, we visited such places as Casey’s Corner, Skipper Canteen, Aloha Isle, and Be Our Guest, just to name a few.

While this tour is a lot of fun, we highly recommend it for the returning guest who is looking for something unique to add to their vacation.  I wouldn’t suggest this to a new visitor to WDW.

A podcast announcement…..

We’ve been spending the last month doing our research and rehearsing, so look for our new YouTube channel coming this fall.  We’ll have great Disney tips and tricks, tours, and interviews to make your next vacation even more magical.

And don’t forget to visit our friends at My Mickey Vacation Travel.

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Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party – 2018 Review

Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party has returned for another great season, and this year’s event tops all the other seasons according to Danny and Stacey.

In this week’s episode, Danny and Stacey give their review from the first night of the 2018 party season.

Take a walk around the party as they discuss the characters, new food offerings, new merchandise, and our favorite shows.  You’ll be surprised by which attraction has been “amped up”.  We’ll even share our favorite tips for managing your merchandise and meet & greet opportunities.

2018’s version of Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party is a “can’t miss” event.

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Disney Park Tours – Beyond the Attractions

Disney Park tours are an amazing way to experience even more while on your family vacation.  Whether you are a Walt Disney history buff, enjoy behind the scenes access, or just want to experience something new, tours are a fun way to bring these to life.

In this week’s episode, I chat with my dad, Tom Wunder, about our 5 favorite tours….

  • Keys to the Kingdom Tour at Walt Disney World
  • Walk in Walt’s Footsteps at Disneyland Park
  • Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour at Walt Disney World
  • Grand Circle Tour learning about Walt’s love of trains at Disneyland.
  • VIP Tours at both Walt Disney World and Disneyland Park

While Disney offers these and many other tours, there are over 100 other Enchanting Extras available to make your vacation experience even more magical.

I’ve added as many pics as I could, but please keep in mind that backstage and Walt’s apartment are off limits for general public pics.

Please enjoy my conversation with my dad.

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Pixar Pier and PixarFest Trip Report to Disneyland

Pixar Pier opened recently at Disneyland Resort in the California Adventure theme park.  We were excited to be invited by Disney for a special media event to celebrate and explore the opening of the Pier.

We also explored Disneyland park as well as the summer-long event Pixar Fest is in full swing.

Karen, Danny, Stacey, and Jeff take you on a virtual tour of the pier including the attractions, shopping, and of course, the food.  

Enjoy and be sure to share this episode with your friends.

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