Episode 16 – How To Hack WDW with the Caillouet Family from the DisneyDNA Podcast

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your WDW Trips! (An Unofficial Disney Podcast)

This week: Caillouet Family Disney Hacks

I first met Trent and Jeni on Facebook after I became a regular podcaster in the Disney podcasting community. Of course, I knew who they were long before they ever knew about me. I had been listening to the DisneyDNA Podcast for quite some time and today I am honored to consider these two my friends.

This discussion is one of the reasons I started The Disney Hack. The ability to connect with and learn from Super Fans about how they manage to maximize the MAGIC and FUN while saving the most TIME and MONEY while on a Disney parks trip. Trent and Jeni are MASTERS at this as they have been going to Walt Disney World for years and talk about their trips often on their show.

I have learned a lot from them and I asked them to share their best hacks when planning a trip to the most magical place on earth. In fact, they shared a tip that I believe EVERYONE needs to know, especially if you find yourself in an emergency situation.

Give a listen to these experienced members of the Hack Pack! You won’t regret it!

Connect with Trent and Jeni here:
Website: https://disneydnapodcast.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DisneyDNAPod

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DisneyDNAPodcast/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/disneydnapodcast/

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfgpYjx3tI6PPJZchEH9FwA

 

What are your favorite Disney hacks?

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Until then, have a great week and remember to pack two pairs of shoes!

 


Episode 15 – The Disney Geek’s Guide to Hacking WDW with Curt Stone

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Walt Disney World Trips! (An Unofficial Disney Podcast)

This week: Geekin’ Family Hacks! 

I first became aware of Curt and Lindsay’s Father/Daughter Disney Podcast, Geekin’ on WDW last Summer, long before I started The Disney Hack podcast. It quickly became one of my top resources for great tips when planning my own Disney vacation.

Curt asked his own community of Disney Geek’s to provide their own best hacks for when visiting Walt Disney World and we take a little time diving in to each one.

Topics Discussed:

 

Connect with Curt Stone here:
Website: http://geekinonwdw.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/geekinonwdw

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/899808513427067

 

What are your favorite Disney hacks?

We’d love to know. Please share your comments with us on The Disney Hack Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheDisneyHack/

 

Any other Hacks to share? Post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the tag, #DisneyHack

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Until then, have a great week and remember to drink lots of water (just don’t buy it from pirates)!



Episode 14 – Meal Hacking Walt Disney World with Mark Lucas

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Disney Trips! (An Unofficial Disney Podcast)

This week: Meal Hacking Walt Disney World with Mark Lucas

Thank the Phoenicians, we’re talking Meal Hacks at Walt Disney World!

I met mark on Instagram when we followed each other’s accounts. He was kind enough to send me a PM on Instagram letting me know how much he enjoyed the show. I replied and we begin a conversation that ended with us recording this episode about dining hacks around how to save money by taking advantage of the appetizers and dessert menu while eating your way around Walt Disney World.

We explore each park, as well as some resorts and Disney Springs! Mark is a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to eating around the World. I really hope you enjoy our conversation.

 

Connect with Mark Lucas here:
Website: http://kingofwdw.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/kingofwdw

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kingofwdw/

 

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What are your favorite Appetizer/Dessert Disney hacks?

We’d love to know. Please share your comments with us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheDisneyHack/

 

Any other non-dining Hacks to share? Post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the tag, #DisneyHack

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Until then, have a great week and remember to thank the Phoenicians!


Episode 13 – Hacking Summer at Disney

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Disney Trips! (An Unofficial Disney Podcast)

This week: Hacking Summer at Disney

NOTE: The audio is a little rough for the first 10 minutes, but it does get better. I would have edited out the bad audio except that the information was very valuable and I wanted you to be able to get that content. If you can get through the first few minutes of the show I promise it gets better!

 

I was fortunate enough to be joined by three amazing Disney experts. Each one loves this stuff as much as I do and all have learned through years of experience just how to navigate a hot Summer day at a Disney theme park.

We explore all Six US parks, as well as the two water parks, to give you insider tricks and tips for surviving your Summer Disney Trips!

 

Joining me today:
Jennifer Galambos of Fairy Tale Concierge

Josh Taylor from Network1901

Rich Stork, host of One Little Spark Podcast

Please check them out!

 

I hope you enjoy this conversation. What are your favorite Summertime Hacks?

We’d love to know. Please share your comments with us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheDisneyHack/

 

Any other Hacks to share? Post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the tag, #DisneyHack

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Until then, have a great week and remember to stay HYDRATED!!

Episode 12 – Early ADR Ride Hacks For All Four Walt Disney World Theme Parks

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Disney Trips! (An Unofficial Disney Podcast)

Ride Hacking Early ADR’s

Everyone is talking about it, nobody wants you to know what it is, it’s travel agents supposed secret weapon…It’s the Walt Disney World Early ADR Ride Hack!

 

FYI: ADR = Advance Dining Reservation

 

With me today is Maven, the founder of http://www.goinformed.net/

Like: https://www.facebook.com/goinformednet/

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Bonus content for listeners of this episode! The list of Disney World park restaurants that take breakfast reservations and the rides you can reach before anyone else is in the park! BUT – you must listen to get the unique link for this exclusive information.

 

I hope you enjoy this conversation. What are your favorite early ADR hacks?

We’d love to know. Please share your comments with us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/TheDisneyHack/

 

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Until then, have a great week and remember…Walk and take pics on your way to breakfast!

Episode 11 – The Fathers Day Happily Ever Fantasmic Rivers of Electrical Light Parade IllumiNation Spectacular!

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Disney Trips!

Our Special Father’s Day Discussion of Disney’s Nighttime Entertainment or as I like to call it: The Happily Ever Fantasmic Rivers of Electrical Light Parade IllumiNation Spectacular!

In this episode, I’m joined again by my good friend – Father of four, avid theme park goer and leading themed entertainment designer.

We took some time recently to get dinner and discuss every single nighttime show we’ve seen over the years. We naturally sprinkled in some great tips for getting the best view, and perhaps even a few views you never knew were available.

I hope you enjoy this conversation. What are your Disney Park Nighttime Entertainment Hacks? We’d love to know. Please share your comments with us on Facebook at:   https://www.facebook.com/TheDisneyHack/

 

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See ya real soon!

Episode 10 – Everything I Know About Hacking Pandora, The World of Avatar

Image by Rich Stork of One Little Spark Podcast

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Disney Trips!

This week:

  • I’m joined by my good friend Rich from the One Little Spark Podcast
  • We follow up on a conversation from Episode 6 about FastPass+ Hacks
    • What has changed?
    • Who does this effect?
    • Is this a good thing or bad?
  • Everything I know about hacking Pandora, The World of Avatar at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Yes, every other podcast is talking about this and we have been listening to what they had to say, for your benefit, so we could bring you the very best information. If you consume as much Pandora news as I have been doing for the past few months, you may already be sick of people talking about it.

If not, check out the Flaska Reclinata: https://ohmy.disney.com/news/2017/05/25/9-beautiful-details-that-amazed-us-in-pandora-the-world-of-avatar/

Ziggy Knows Disney’s Pandora FastPass+ Strategy: http://www.ziggyknowsdisney.com/2017/05/pandora-world-of-avatar-fastpass-strategy-tips/

Hidden Mickey (Thanks @teambercasewdw on Instagram for sharing!): https://www.instagram.com/p/BUHKDOdFg2h/

 

 

Well, that’s it. What are your Pandora Hacks? We’d love to know. Shoot us a note on your preferred social network and let’s talk about it!

 

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See ya real soon!

 

Banner image credit: Rich Stork of the One Little Spark Podcast (Thanks again, Rich!)

Thumbnail image credit: The Walt Disney Company and Lightstorm Entertainment

Episode 9 – The Five Disney Podcasts That Inspired Me To Start My Own

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Disney Trips!

This week:

  • News on why I have been MIA for the past two weeks.
  • Some interesting Dining Hacks I had to share from friends on Instagram.
  • And, the five Disney podcasts that inspired me to start my own.

…Plus, several honorable mentions.

 

 

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Episode 8 – Surviving a Pop Warner Youth Cheerleader Disney Trip

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Cheerleader Trips!

This week we dive into navigating the complicated environment of a Pop Warner Youth Cheer leading / Cheerleader Championship at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. My guest this week is digital marketing savant, John Ludlow, who’s daughter recently competed at the Cheer leading Nationals.

Items discussed include (but are not limited to):

  • Differences between Disney, ESPN and Pop Warner
  • What you can/cannot do from the Parent Pit
  • Photo Sharing Hacks
  • Dining Hacks YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW
  • Resort Review
  • Transportation Tips
  • Managing Expectation and Emotional Readiness

You can reach John at his website: http://jpludlow.com/

 

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Episode 7 – FastPass, Magic Bands and How Disney is Hacking You

The Disney Hack – Tricks and Tips for your Disney Trips! (An Unofficial Disney Podcast)

This week I continue  my conversation from episode 3 with my friend, a leading Theme Parks designer. This time we discuss FastPass, Magic Bands and MORE:

  • Walt Disney World and Disneyland FastPass(+) Hacks
  • Some thoughts on Magic Bands
  • How Disney is Hacking the psychology of its guests

 

Any Hacks to share? Post them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the tag, #DisneyHack

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