Tuesday, July 18, 2017

79: We Went To Pandora

Some D23 announcements impacting touring, and a discussion of all things Pandora that we experienced during recent trips to Walt Disney World. (WARNING: mild spoilers)

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

78: FastPass+ Bonanza Revisited

Some park ticket offers & analysis of the updated state of the FastPass+ system based on reports and our own experiences during recent trips to Walt Disney World.

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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

77: You Asked For It

Rapid rewards, golden fastpasses, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

76: Talker Tip Show I

FastPass+ system change update, Animal Kingdom EMH, and we share some of our own tips regarding Walt Disney World touring and money savings that have passed our rigorous zero-step screening process. Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

75: Father's Day

We put our feet up and made the little freeloaders do the all the work this week.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

74: You Asked For It

Trip prep talk, an update on the Walt Disney World FP+ system changes, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

73: Alas, Poor Loophole!

Follow-up on some stuff, a favorable Southwest points offer, and a discussion of the imminent change to the Walt Disney World FP+/ticket-entry verification process and related touring adjustments.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

72: Trip Planning Stew

A major change to FastPass+ may be coming, words with friends, and some of the details we have been working through in planning upcoming trips to Walt Disney World.

DISboards FP+ changes speculation thread: https://goo.gl/X8zaZr

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

71: All Things MagicBand, Part 2 (The Glory)

Rivers of Light during EMH, Jedi Training, mobile ordering, and a discussion of MagicBand related stuff including getting free ones & deactivation.

WDWNT's mobile ordering review: https://goo.gl/8SJHyy

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

70: Jedi Training Sign-Up: A Star Wars Story

Resort TV, Animal Kingdom Extra Magic Hours beyond Pandora, and a discussion of sign-up strategies and other things related to Jedi Training Academy at Hollywood Studios.

WDW Today Resort Channel Simulator: http://www.wdwtodaychannel.com/

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

69: You Asked For It

Same-day FastPass+ availability, a hangry mammal, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Touring Plans blog post on same-day FP+ data: https://goo.gl/sgkaec

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

68: 20 Hours at WDW

Pandora touring, other topics, and thoughts from Jeremy's visit to Legoland and non-park time at Walt Disney World over spring break.

Deeply discounted Legoland FL tickets: https://goo.gl/ZTcO2y

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

67: Listener Tip Show II

FastPass+ planning maneuvers, dining plan windfalls, and more of the great listener tips we've received for getting the most out of a trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

66: Getting The Most Out Of The Disney Dining Plan

Some follow-up, some news, and some strategies for best taking advantage of the structure and loopholes of the Disney Dining Plan.  Thanks for listening! (and thanks for the topic, @disneydad611!)

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

65: You Asked For It

Renewal rates, getting free dining, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Kenny the Pirate on scoring free dining: https://goo.gl/qgUJf2

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

64: All Things MagicBand, Part 1 (The Guts)

Security changes, sleepy time madness, and we talk through Ryan's dissection of a MagicBand and analysis of what he found inside.  Thanks for listening!

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SHOW NOTES

Gizmodo: "How I Let Disney Track My Every Move" https://goo.gl/2PhG85

AtDisneyAgain: "Making the Band - MagicBand Teardown and More" https://goo.gl/4oKVQ9

US Patent: "Combined HF and UHF RFID Device" https://goo.gl/T2a9GV

Check @backsideofmagic on Instagram for Ryan's MagicBand breakdown photos

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

63: New Touring Strategies for Animal Kingdom

Gift cards, news, fishy madness, and thoughts on touring Animal Kingdom after Pandora opens.  Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

62: Cheap Offsite Hotel Strategies

Non-member price clubbing, number one madness, and strategies for successful off-property hotel stays through Hotwire and Priceline.  Thanks for listening!

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SHOW NOTES

BJ's Wholesale Club Disney Gift Cards

Sites helpful for Hotwire/Priceline hotel guessing: BetterBidding, HotelDealsRevealed, BiddingTraveler

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

61: You Asked For It (Dummy-Band-Free Edition)

Agency-discounted hotel rooms, unconventional vacation financing, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Deeply discounted Legoland FL tickets: https://goo.gl/ZTcO2y

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

60: Touring Plans dot com

Caribbean Beach gift cards, DVC rental rates, and a discussion of how we utilize some of the features on touringplans.com when planning trips to Walt Disney World. Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

59: Listener Tip Show I

Plaza ADRs, Uber at Disney Springs, Avatar, Gondolas, and some of the great listener tips we received for getting the most out of a trip to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

58: There and Back and There and Back and There and Back

FastPasses for sale and a discussion of some of the goods and bads from Jeremy's three January trips to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

57: You Asked For It

A pile of follow-up, a heap of news, and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for the questions and thanks for listening!

Touring Plans day-of-FP-availability research: https://goo.gl/NLLvuf

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

56: Topic Stew

Getting free flights faster, trip recap feedback, and a steaming bowl of Topic Stew (ingredients: trip talk, parking/resort fee speculation, new Magic Kingdom VIP tour, and the lengths to which we would go to jam).  Thanks for listening!

"Purple Martins of Epcot" by Jim Korkis: https://goo.gl/5QcxKM

WDWMagic Forum thread regarding parking/resort fees: https://goo.gl/cTIMb5

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

55: 2017 Trip #1

Magic Kingdom rope drop follow up and a recap of fun, interesting, and other categories of things from Ryan's recent family vacation to Walt Disney World.  Thanks for listening!

MouseDining ADR tool: https://goo.gl/gxzC2Q

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

54: New Magic Kingdom Rope Drop Strategies

Discounted park ticket kiosks, tail tales, and an examination of 4 different approaches we tried out on recent trips to account for the new Magic Kingdom welcome show's impact on rope drop touring.  Thanks for listening!

Raise.com 1-year protection policy: https://goo.gl/8F6HIC

MouseDining ADR tool: https://goo.gl/gxzC2Q

easyWDW: Rope Drop Strategy & Breakfast Options

Everson Griffen:

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

53: You Asked For It

Discounted park ticket limitations discussion and we respond to listener-provided sentences that end with question marks. Thanks for listening!

Orlando Trade Show Calendar - https://goo.gl/ujzQqx

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

52: Character Locator

A ticket reassignment oopsie and a discussion of Kenny the Pirate's site and Character Locator tool.  Thanks for listening!

Kenny the Pirate

Brad's Legoland tips blog post

Discounted Legoland tickets (link at bottom right of page)

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Tuesday, January 3, 2017

51: Looking Back(side), Looking Foward(side)

Meetup at WDW: Monday Jan 9th 9PM at Abracadabar

Gift card talk, touring impact of the MK welcome show move, and a discussion regarding planning and experiencing Walt Disney World trips in the year that was and the year to come.  Thanks for listening!

@DCharacterNews on Twitter

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