Today we give you our top 5 hidden details at Walt Disney World. Disney is known for paying close attention to detail in the parks and resorts. Some of these details are not as noticeable as others. We are listing our current top 5 favorite details that most people don’t notice. Are there any in our list that you weren’t aware of?

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This week’s news episode covers the following topics:

  • Our thoughts on the new Han Solo Star Wars movie trailer
  • The opening date fort he Tron roller coaster at Magic Kingdom
  • The rumor that the Main Street theater project has been cancelled
  • A rundown of the Incredible summer promotion at Walt Disney World
  • Dwayne Johnson has a new co-star for his Jungle Cruise Movie
  • Construction permits have been filed for the EPCOT hotel project
  • The wonders of life pavilion is having some maintenance work done
  • Is Star Wars starting to fade at the Box office?

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This episode is all about classic EPCOT attractions. These are the original attractions to the park as well as ones that opened within the park’s  first few years. Many of these attractions are no longer open or have been completely changed.  We go through each of them and give our picks for top 5 classic EPCOT attractions. Which ones do you think will be in our top 5?

Today marks the start of a new series where we are going to go through each land of the parks and talk in detail about them. We will go through the history of the land, the attractions, shops, restaurants and the theme. Today’s episode is all about Adventureland at the Magic Kingdom in Florida. We talk about our favorite attractions and our memories of this land through the years. Stay tuned for next Friday as we will be discussing Frontierland.

 

 

 

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What are the best places in Walt Disney World to take a break? When it gets hot and you have been walking all day you need a place to stop and cool off for a few minutes. That’s why in this episode Jon and I discuss some of our favorite places to stop and take a break. We break it down by park and in each park we give some suggestions for locations where you can take a break as well as attractions that are good for getting some cool air and a place to sit. What are your favorite places to take a break?

Monorail red left one of it’s doors open in route to EPCOT. Disney is closing all of their Children’s Activity Centers. Club-level guests will now have the option to buy additional fast passes. Stitch’s great escape just wont go away….Those stories and more on this episode of Traveling with the mouse.

The start of the year usually means it is refurb time for some rides and attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World. We cover what attractions will be undergoing refurbishments and for how long. We also talk about some of the ongoing construction projects that might impact your vacation this year.

 

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It’s the long awaited part two of my Aulani trip. If you missed it, go back and listen to Episode 42 to hear Part 1. In this episode however, I go into more detail on my thoughts about the resort and all that it has to offer. I talk about the dinning options and what I thought of the food at Aulani. I talk about the pools and resort activities that are so much fun. I also reveal my favorite resort activity that is a must do. At the end of the episode I talk a little about what kind of things I did outside of Aulani on the island of Oahu.

Link to the video referenced in the episode of Mo‘olelo Fire Pit Storytelling Continue reading

This is our first episode that is primarily devoted to something non-Disney related. So…we spend the first 7 minutes talking about Disney. Specifically, the new Disney-Pixar film Coco which I saw during it’s opening weekend. I don’t give away any major spoilers but just go see it, you won’t regret it. Anyway…the point of this episode is to talk about the recent trip that my family took to Bryson City, North Carolina to experience the Polar express train. I give my review of the experience and let you know if I recommend it. On this same trip I also spent a day at the Biltmore in Ashville, North Carolina. I give a brief review of that experience and let you know if I would recommend it for parents with young children.

 

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?

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.

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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

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.

In this episode we narrow down the attractions that are at Disneyland but are not at Walt Disney World. We decide on a top 10 and discuss what of those attractions make our top 5. As I say in the episode, if you haven’t been to Disneyland…Jon and I give you 10 reasons why you need to go. What attractions made your list? Let us know.

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.

We have some fun in this episode talking about one attraction from each park at Walt Disney World that we would like to remove and replace it with either something new or the previous attraction that held that space. We each picked different attractions at each park and enjoyed discussing our plans to replace them. What attractions would you replace? Let us know podcast@travelingwiththemouse.com

In Episode 7 of the Traveling with the mouse podcast we talk about the announced changes coming to the Magic Kingdom. Specifically they new Theater and the Tron light cycle power run coaster. We discuss the rumored locations of the the new Theater and speculate on how long it will take for these new attractions to open.

Link to the Tron light cycle power run coaster in Shanghai Disneyland.