Podcast Episode 154: In Depth: Port Orleans Riverside

Continuing our In Depth series of the Walt Disney World resorts, we have Port Orleans Riverside!  This is one of our favorite Moderates so check this episode out to learn why!

Other In Depth resort episodes:
All Stars

Animal Kingdom Lodge

Caribbean Beach

Contemporary

Coronado Springs

Pop Century

Port Orleans French Quarter

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Podcast Episode 153: Babies At Disney

So you may be thinking “My baby is way too young for Disney” but it’s just not true!  Disney is for families of every age and size!  You should absolutely bring your baby to Disney and we give you great tips on how to make the most of your baby’s Disney vacation!

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Podcast Episode 148: Our Disney Love Stories

A true Disney fan knows the moment that they first fell in love with Disney parks.  You can remember everything about it, where you were, how you felt, what you were doing.  Join us as we share our origin stories of how we came by our love of Disney parks and what we plan for to foster that love in the future.

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Podcast Episode 136: Character Dining Overview

One of the most popular activities you can do at Disney is to have a character meal!  This is a great way to see your favorite characters without standing in line and while having a delicious meal.  Join us as we talk all about the character meals you can find at Walt Disney World!

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Podcast Episode 133: Animal Kingdom Quick Service Locations

We know visiting Animal Kingdom can give you an elephant-sized appetite so we’re talking about all the quick service options you can find there.  From burgers to pizza to more ethnic style cuisine, you can find something delicious at Animal Kingdom!

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Podcast Episode 105: Perfect Pirate Day

If you’ve got a pirate fan in your family, you’ll want to listen this week!  We give you the low down on all the pirate activities and fun you can find at Walt Disney World.

At the other end of the spectrum, you can find where we discussed how to have a Perfect Princess Day back on Episode 88.

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Podcast Episode 104: Disneyland In A Day

We all know that Walt Disney World is nearly impossible to see in one day, but how about Disneyland?  We have special guest, Jen, on with us this week to talk about her one day experience of Disneyland in California.

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*We did have quite a bit of technical difficulty during our recording, however, we very much wanted to share the content.  We apologize for the poor sound quality.

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know You Were Missing At Epcot

Epcot ThingsWe love Epcot and there are lots of things to do there, especially for kids.  Here are some things you probably didn’t know you were missing at Epcot!

1.  Glowing pathways – At night, part of the sidewalk in Future World glows.  You can look down and see it right there under your feet!

2.  Lots of water fun – There are splash zones for kids in three places throughout Future World: outside Test Track, on the main drag from Future World to the World Showcase, and one on the way to Mission Space.  Be sure to bring dry clothes!  Also, you can check out the jumping water fountains.

3.  Club Cool – We talk about this a lot but lots of people don’t think to stop there.  It’s a great way to quench your thirst for free and soak up a bit of a/c.  They have different flavors of Coca Cola sodas right there on tap from many countries around the world, and it’s all free!  You can have as much as you like!  

4.  Gran Fiesta Tour – There is a boat ride with Donald Duck inside the Mexico pavilion and there’s hardly ever a wait for it.  It’s one of our favorites. Try it out!

5.  Refreshment Port – Boring name, awesome food!  This is where you can find the Cronut, winner of our March Madness of Food challenge!  We love the Cronut!

Podcast Episode 97: Things You Didn’t Know You Were Missing At Walt Disney World

Chances are there are quite a few things you’ve missed while you’ve visited Walt Disney World.  This week we fill you in on a few things in each of the four parks we think it’s worth taking time out of your next Disney vacation to enjoy!

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Epcot is for Kids

I have heard it before and I will hear it again but so many people opt out of visiting Epcot because they think there is nothing to do there.  I even wrote an article about Epcot for Preschoolers, and here is another aimed more at the elementary aged kids.  Why the need for a new article?  Well the parks are always changing and as my own daughter grows older we find other items of interest to her as well as some of the same.

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But I am still disappointed when parents say they aren’t taking their kids to Epcot, it is my second favorite of all the parks and it is still awesome.  Like Magic Kingdom is has a timeless quality to it.  So let’s look at what there is for kids to do at Epcot.

Spaceship Earth-this is perfect for a history lesson or those just curious as to what is in “that golf ball thing”.  My daughter at 7 says this is her favorite attraction in Epcot, she really enjoys the end part with the cartoon pictures of yourself.

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The Land Pavilion- Soarin’ is so much fun as long as they meet the height requirement, which most elementary aged children will.  Living with the Land is another fantastic attraction and they may learn a thing or two along the way or see some unusual plants!  Behind the Seeds tour is available for children to participate.  You can go backstage in the Land Pavilion and it is pretty inexpensive!

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The Living Seas Pavilion- The Seas with Nemo and Friends is going to appeal to this age group. Turtle Talk with Crush will be another pleaser for kids, plus they can even be a part of the action by asking questions to Crush.  And when you are finished you can explore the aquarium to get up close and personal with some fish!

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Imagination Pavilion- Journey into Imagination with Figment is adorable and fun, trust me when I say they will love the bright colors and catchy tune!  Plus once you are finished with the attraction you can design your own figment, orchestrate music and play interactive games.

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Test Track- If your child meets the height requirement and enjoys thrills this is the place to be!  Designing a car is fun for all ages and they will really get a kick out of it.  Plus there is a fun interactive driving game when you are finished seeing whose car performed the best!

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Mission Space- Once again if your child likes thrills and meets the height requirement and isn’t prone to motion sickness this is a great attraction.  I would stick to the Green side though to be safe.  BUT, even if you don’t get on this attraction there is a neat play area with games and a climbing play are for kids.  You can enter through the shop to check this out.

Agent P’s World Showcase Adventure- Recently, Disney announced that you can now play this on your own smartphone if you choose.  You can still get their phones to play, but you may find this easier.  There are a few countries to choose from, you can do one or all.

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Mexico Pavilion- Not only for the neat atmosphere you will want to check out the Gran Fiesta Tour attraction.

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Norway Pavilion- Frozen Ever After plus an Anna and Elsa meet and greet will make this a big hit with children.  Check out the Stave church while you are there for a bit of a lesson on Norwegian culture.

China Pavilion- See the terracotta warrior statues, get a kakigori and visit with Mulan.

Kidcot stations- sure they are probably getting to upper end of this, but I still think coloring is fun for all ages and you get a cute Duffy or Perry the Platypus to fan yourself off with.  So yeah adults, you’ll want to grab one too.

This list isn’t comprehensive since there is plenty to do in World Showcase that is not listed but just a few favorites.  Let us know what your favorite thing to do with kids in Epcot.