In this episode, Jon walks us through is preparations for his upcoming Land and Sea trip. He talks about book-ending his Disney Cruise with a stay at Walt Disney World. We also talk a little about using the Disney Visa card and tease an upcoming episode on the subject. Let us know how you like to prepare for your Disney Vacations.

Today we try to answer the question…Why is Disney World so spread out? The answer is more complicated than you might think. It spans several decades and involves a lot of different people. We try to break this question down by going back to the beginning of Walt Disney World’s history and work our way to present day.

We go through each park at Walt Disney world and decide which attractions (past or present) are the worst of all time. Deciding which attractions should be on this list is harder than you would think. We debate about some attractions that one or both of us have had bad experiences on and try to decide if that should be a deciding factor in what attractions belong on the worst list. What attractions would go on your worst list?

In the early plans for Walt Disney World there were plans for 5 resorts. Only 2 of these original resorts were built (The Polynesian and the Contemporary) What ever happened to the other 3 resorts and why were they never built? The other resorts that were planned were the Asian resort, the Venetian resort, and the Persian resort. Jon and I talk about these resorts and examine their proposed locations. Do you wish that any of these resorts were ever built?

Here is an article that we sourced for this episode.

 

Today Jon and I talk about our favorite music from Walt Disney World. We list our favorite music by attraction and by area. We list our favorite music from the resorts as well. We had a lot of fun with this episode so we added in some honorable mentions in addition to our favorites. Take a listen and let us know what is your favorite music from Walt Disney World.

In Episode 29 we take you through a lot of the different Christmas festivities going on at the Walt Disney World Resort this holiday season. We cover the different decorations and activities at the Parks, Resorts, and Disney Springs. There’s a lot of hidden gems to discover by exploring the entire Walt Disney World resort during the Christmas season. What are some of your favorite holiday activities at Disney? Let us know.

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Jon and I prepare you for Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas party. We talk about our experiences from our times going to the party. We list out our favorite things about it and give our advice on how to maximize your time. Are you planning to go this year? Let us know.

Link to the Video Mentioned in the Episode: From Disney’s Sing Along Songs – Very Merry Christmas Songs

 

Disney_ShopsToday we reveal our favorite places to shop at Walt Disney World. We give your our thoughts on the best shopping locations at all of the parks as well as the resorts and Disney Springs. Our favorite shops are typically ones that have unique merchandise, have excellent theming, or a great location. Some shops may even have all 3! Speaking of Shopping, TODAY (11/3/2017) is the last day to get 20% off your order of Traveling With The Mouse gear at our Spreadshirt store. Use the coupon code 20wishes to get your discount!

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Today we talk about one of our favorite things at Walt Disney World, The Electric Water Pageant. We simply call it The Water Show. Jon and I have memories of this show almost as far back as we can remember. The Electric Water Pageant started operating in late October of 1971 and has changed a few times over the years. Jon and I talk about the 2 versions that we remember most from our childhood up to current day. For those who don’t know much about it, we also give some details on when and where to catch this unique and free show. Let us know what you think about it!

View the Electric Water Pageant from my room at the Polynesian in 2016

In this episode, I talk about my recent trip to Walt Disney World with my one month old son. I do a mini review of some of the products that I used in the parks. I especially liked using the Dad Shirt from Lalabu. I lost count of how many people came up to me just to ask about it. I also do a quick review of the baby care centers and reveal which one was my favorite. Thanks for listening and If you want to help support the show, visit our store on spreadshirt.com. If you make a purchase between Today (10/30/17) and November 3rd 2017 you can save 20% on your order with the coupon code: 20wishes

List of Products mentioned in this Episode:

The Dad shirt from LALABU

Hydro Flask Water Bottle

Bebamour Backpack/Diaper Bag

Draw String Bag (With TWTM Logo)

Today we narrow down the top 10 attractions at Walt Disney World that are not at Disneyland. We took rides from all four Disney World parks and narrowed them down to our top 10. We found it very difficult to pick a number 1 attraction from this list. We could have easily made a case for all 10 of them! What is your favorite attraction at WDW that is not at DL? Let us know.

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In today’s episode, I give my review of my recent stay at the Swan & Dolphin resort. I talk about my experience booking the room and Jon and I go over some of the differences are between these hotels and Disney operated hotels. I talk about some details of the rooms and the dining options at the Swan and Dolphin. (One of the meals I had here was outstanding!) This was my first experience at this resort and overall I would recommend giving it a try. Tune in to this episode for all of the details.

Links: https://www.swandolphin.com/

Today’s Episode is all about the Walt Disney World Monorail. Jon and I talk about our experiences with the monorail from when we were kids. We then talk about some of our recent experiences with some of the maintenance issues that we have noticed over the past few years. We conclude the episode talking about the future of the WDW monorail and what we hope to see change in the near future. Let us know what you think about the monorail. podcast@travelingwiththemouse.com

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Show notes:

Riding the Monorail past the Grand Floridian during construction

View of a Mark IV monorail Car (From Adam the woo)

List of monorail incidents 

Piece of Monorail Blue falls off near Epcot

Buy Monorail Socks

 

We are back! In this episode we take an in depth look at Disney’s Polynesian Village & Bungalows. We talk about our many past experiences staying at this resort and we cover everything from transportation to shopping. If you are at all interested in staying at the Polynesian in the future then this is the episode for you. Let us know if you would like for us to do more in depth resort episodes. We hope you enjoy the show!

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In our 15th episode we discuss the pros and cons of staying on property and off property at Walt Disney World. Jon talks about his experiences staying at hotels located off property. We list out what we think are the best things about staying at good neighbor hotels. The discussion then leads to what we believe are the best things about staying at a Disney resort. What are your thoughts on staying on property and off property? Let us know podcast@travelingwiththemouse.com

 

In this episode we talk about the competition between Disney and Universal Studios. Who is it more of a competition for? Who has the upper hand? We discuss those questions and more…Send us your comments to podcast@travelingwiththemouse.com

In Episode 13 we go through a list of attractions at Walt Disney World that are rumored to get updates in the near future. We give our thoughts on what will change as well as what we hope will change. What changes would you like to see? Let us know podcast@travelingwiththemouse.com

 

We conclude our comparison of Disneyland attractions with Walt Disney World attractions. Which park came out ahead? You’ll have to listen to find out. Send us your feedback Podcast@travelingwiththemouse.com

In this episode Jon and I compare some of the most popular attractions that are both at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. We give our opinions on which versions are better and why. We had so much fun discussing this topic that we are dividing it into two episodes.  (Check out Episode 12 for Part 2). Let us know if you agree or disagree with our picks. Thanks for Listening.

Welcome to Episode 10! We are in Part 2 of our series on traveling to Walt Disney World with children under 3. We discuss the common mistake of over-scheduling your day at the parks. We also go over the best attractions at each park that are suitable for young children. Join in on the discussion on Facebook and Twitter or email us podcast@travelingwiththemouse.com