About Shannon

Shannon is a wife and mother of 3 kids. She adores all things Disney and loves a good tall Dole Whip.

Podcast Episode 175: Follow Up With The Koster-Smith Family

A few weeks ago, we spoke with the Koster-Smith family about planning their very first Disney parks vacation.  This week, we followed up with them to see how all their planning paid off.  They told us what worked, what didn’t, what they loved, what they didn’t love, and if they plan on going back again!

Listen to our first interview with the Koster-Smith family

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Podcast Episode 174: Yacht Club and Beach Club: In Depth

We continue our In Depth series with two sister Epcot area resorts, Yacht Club and Beach Club.  Situated just outside Epcot’s International Gateway, these resorts are convenient and beautiful.  Listen to find out what kinds of activities, dining, and amenities you can find at both these amazing resorts!

Other In Depth episodes:

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Art of Animation

Caribbean Beach

Contemporary

Coronado Springs

Polynesian Village

Pop Century

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans Riverside

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Podcast Episode 173: Jamie’s Group Trip Report

Recently, Jamie went to Walt Disney World with a group of friends and she’s back to tell us all about it.  To help her, she invited her friend, Stacy, one of the other guests on the trip.  They tell us all about the things they did, the characters they met, and why in the world they went to TWO Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Parties on the same vacation!

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Podcast Episode 172: 2017 Disney Memories

Now that we’ve come to the end of the year, we wanted to take a moment and look back on our favorite Disney memories of 2017.  From time spent with family at parks or at Disney films, to things we’re looking forward to in 2018, we love that Disney plays such a huge role in our lives.  Happy Holidays to all of our listeners and their families.  We hope 2018 is filled with fun, laughter, and love for all of you!

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Podcast Episode 171: Putting a Trip Under the Tree

Happy holidays!  Here at Dole Whipped, we believe there’s no other gift like the gift of travel.  In order to help with that, we’ve come up with some ways you can put a Disney vacation under your tree.  From scavenger hunts, to balloons, we’re sure you can find a really fun and special way to let your family know you want to spend quality time with them at The Happiest Place on Earth!

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Podcast Episode 170: Planning a First Trip to Disney – An Interview

Join us this week as we talk to our guests, Jennifer and Ryan, about planning their first trip to Disney!  This family of four has never been to a Disney park before so we’re discussing all the different aspects of their late December 2017 trip including resorts, dining, tickets, and planning!  And watch this space in the coming weeks as we have Jennifer and Ryan back with us to find out how their trip actually went, including what they loved, and what they might changes for future vacations!

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Podcast Episode 169: Last Minute Trips

Have you ever dreamed of planning a very last minute trip to Disney?  We have too!  In this episode, we give you all the tips and tricks you need to know to plan a last minute trip to Disney that won’t have you frustrated!

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Podcast Episode 168: Thanksgiving At Disney

Have you ever dreamed of spending a holiday at Disney?  We give you our tips for making the most of your Disney vacation during the Thanksgiving holiday.  As a bonus, we all give thanks for the Disney things in our lives, including our listeners!  Thanks for being with us and we hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love and laughter with your family and friends!

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Podcast Episode 167: In Depth – Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort

If you’re a frequent listener to our show, you know that we do an In Depth series where we discuss every aspect of a particular Disney resort.  From room types, to amenities, to dining options within the resort, we cover it all!  We continue our series this week with our favorite, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort!

Be sure to check out the other episodes in our In Depth series:

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Art of Animation

Caribbean Beach

Contemporary

Coronado Springs

Pop Century

Port Orleans French Quarter

Port Orleans Riverside

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Podcast Episode 166: Keep, Refurb, Remove

This week we’re playing a little game of keep, refurb, remove.  We have a scenario where we’re given three Disney attractions and we have to decide which we’d keep as-is, which we’d refurbish, and which we would get rid of entirely.  Some of these were really tough!

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