Today we are talking in depth about Disney’s Contemporary Resort. We talk about our experiences at this resort and the advantages that this resort has in terms of location. We discuss the uniqueness of the Hotel’s design and give an overview of the amenities. This resort has a lot of history from the way the hotel was built to the political history that happened there. Let us know your thoughts of this unique Disney resort.

 

Links to the Videos mentioned in the episode:

Bob Gurr tells a story about testing the WDW monorail at the Contemporary

Adam the Woo visits the ball room where Nixon made his “I’m not a crook” speech

Adam the Woo points out the room where John Lenon stayed at the Polynesian

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In this episode we start our trip through the history of Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. This land has changed a lot since 1971 so it is going to take us 2 episodes to go through it all. We start were we left off by going from the Liberty square side and working our way past Cinderella Castle. We talk about the current attractions and the past attractions that have been in each location of Fantasyland. Next week we go into the Fantasyland expansion and give our thoughts on what is called “New Fantasyland…”

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?

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?

CBJ_TWTMToday we are talking all things Frontierland at the Magic Kingdom! We go through the history of the land and the attractions that have come and gone through the years. We reminisce over our favorite experiences in this land from when we were kids coming here in the 80’s up to now. We talk about the food and entertainment options as well. What is your favorite thing about Frontierland?

 

Picking the right Disney resort for your vacation can be a difficult task. Jon and I give our choices for the best Disney resort in some categories that we came up with. We also give our advice on how far out to book your resort and some ways to get a room discount. Let us know what resort is your favorite.

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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Today we are starting a new format on Traveling with the Mouse…Every Wednesday will now be an episode where we discuss the latest Disney news and rumors. In today’s episode we discuss the new privacy policy at Disney hotels, The Monorail system, Disney testing out a cashless system at Animal Kingdom Lodge, and Star Wars the Last Jedi reaches $600 million dollars at the domestic box office. There’s a few other news stories sprinkled in as well. We hope you like the new format!

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 crowds at Walt Disney World can be a lot to deal with. In this episode, Jon and I give our tips for avoiding the crowds. We discuss having a plan in place, using the park hours to your advantage, how to navigate the parks when it is busy, and the best times of year to visit.

Today we are talking about updates and changes that are rumored for 2018. In our last episode we discussed the things that are confirmed for this year so we are covering the things that haven’t yet been confirmed. There are rumors about Country Bear Jamboree getting a change, New pavilions coming to EPCOT, new attractions coming to World Showcase and many other small rumored changes. Join us as we dig into them all.

Happy New Year! Today we start off the new year by previewing all of the new Disney related things coming in 2018. We preview what things we know are coming to the Disney Parks this year. specifically, Toy Story Land in Walt Disney World and Pixar Pier in Disney’s California Adventure Park.  We also preview the new Disney movies that will hit theaters this year. What are you most looking forward to in 2018?

We finish out the year having a discussion about the Fast Pass Plus system at Walt Disney World. We give our overall thoughts about it and go through each park and talk about which selections we would make when the most sought after Fast Passes are not available.

In today’s episode, Jon and I discuss the many news Stories that have been coming one after another this month. We talk about the 20th Century Fox acquisition and we talk Star Wars news. We also discuss other stories including, The re-opening of Hall of Presidents, a new cirque du soleil show coming to Disney Springs, and Disney Springs Hotels are getting some extra perks. Happy Holidays to all!

Today’s episode is part 3 of Jon’s trip report from his Disney Cruise/Walt Disney World vacation. Jon walks us through his final day at sea and goes over the various activities that are available on a Day at Sea on a Disney Cruise. Next he talks about his experience at The Beach Club Villas as well as some dinning reviews at EPCOT. On the Last day of his trip Jon talks about riding Flight of Passage and gives his review of the attraction. He concludes his trip report with an experience he had with the customer service at the Beach Club that included an ambulance ride over to Celebration hospital. Tune in for the details.

Jon is back from his Walt Disney World/Disney Cruise vacation. Today we talk through the first few days of his trip which started with a day at the Magic Kingdom including the Christmas Party. The second day Jon walks through the first day of the cruise. Look for Part 2 coming up in the next episode.

Today we discuss some of the other potential locations that the Walt Disney World property could have been located. We even discuss some of the early projects that could have influenced the purchase of land for “project future” had they materialized. They locations are spread across the country and any one of them could have changed the course of events the lead to the Walt Disney company purchasing land in central Florida. The book that we referenced for the episode is titled: Project Future. You can get it Here

 

 

With the rumors out there about a new hotel that would have an entrance to EPCOT it got us thinking about other ideas for resorts that have an entrance to one of the parks. We have a discussion about what theme these resorts might have and where they could be located with a special entrance to one of the parks. We go through each park and figure out just about every possible location that a new hotel could go. What kinds of hotels would you build with an entrance to the parks and where would you put it?