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Jeff and Sandy bring you the next episode of the resort series with this unique option - camping! One of the original 3 resorts to open in 1971, Fort Wilderness has welcomed many visitors.  Sandy take's a stroll down memory lane sharing about the airstream campers that were originally available for rent, River Country - Disney's first water park, the Marshmallow Marsh and Mickey's Backyard Barbecue.   Hear about resort options from cabins that sleep six to campsites with full or partial hook and premium locations.   Did you know you can even rent a tent for your vacation?Start vacation planning your vacation with a resort that offers more recreation than anywhere.  Everything from Horseback riding, Archery, tetherball, tennis, basketball, fishing and more!   Reach out to our friends at to get started.
On May 27, 2022 Guardians of the Galaxy: Galactic Rewind will officially open in Walt Disney World's Epcot.   This amazing family thrill ride will be a top pick for many!   At opening, the roller coaster will not offer a standby line.     You can purchase it as an individual select attraction or grab a spot in the virtual que.   Hear about our preview experience so you can plan to have the best day with a ride at this new attraction.
In part two of our Epcot dining series, Jeff and Sandy share all their World Showcase sit down restaurants.   Hear if LeCellier is for you including the adorable chocolate moose dessert (since the moose is their national wildlife symbol) or maybe it's the hibachi at Teppen Edo you will love.   Epcot offers not only the most choices but the most diverse choice.  They'll share which restaurants include entertainment as well as which have community seating.   With so many choices, you'll need two weeks just to explore Epcot dining!
April 22, 2022 marked the return of many night time spectaculars to the Disneyland Resort.   Jeff sits down with Sandy, who was at Disneyland for the "re-premiers" to give you all the scoop on why this park is amazing.   Hear about their unique fireworks restrictions making for limited viewings of Disneyland Forever.   Get tips for Main Street Electrical Parade, Mickey's Mix Magic, Small World Encanto Projection and of course, the World of Color at California Adventure.  Sandy shares free tips for great viewing areas and possibly scoring amazing merchandise like the light up turtle sipper cup and the Pete's Dragon Popcorn bucket.Be sure to contact our friends at to start planning your magical stay.
Jeff and Sandy wrap up the resort comparison series with the most complex category.    The Home Away From Home Resorts are unique in location, amenities, and room configurations.   From the original resort - Old Key West with the largest room size but no elevators in the buildings, to the newest resort, Rivera on the gondola system, there is something for everyone.  They will cover everything from Studios to Grand Villas and Bungalows to Cabins.  Find out who has the best fireworks view or pool, dining options and programming!  You don't have to be a Disney Vacation Club Member to stay here, reach out to our friends at for help with your vacation planning.Want to hear about a specific resort?  Check out these past episodesAnimal Kingdom Lodge - Kidani VillageBay Lake TowerBeach Club VillasBoardwalk VillasCopper Creek & Boulder RidgeVillas at Grand FloridianOld Key WestPolynesian Villas and BungalowsRiviera Resort
Jeff and Sandy stroll the original Disney park - Disneyland.  They'll talk about tips of where to go first, places to get out of the rain, all the thrills and family rides.   Hear about classis attractions and new spins on old favorites.   Disneyland is known for it's holiday overlays and special projection shows.    If you haven't been to the place you can literally walk in Walt's footsteps, now is the time to start planning.  Reach out to the expert team at
Dining in Future World is the 4th of 7 episodes in this theme park dining series.    Jeff asks Sandy everything you want to know about the new Space 220 and the Space 220 lounge.   They talk all about dining at the Coral Reef with their amazing salt water tank and Garden Grill with Farmer Mickey and friends.   You'll want a breakfast reservation for the most amazing cinnamon buns or the family style all you care to eat lunch and dinner menu which includes produce grown right in the pavilion!   You can hear about the great variety of options at the Sunshine Seasons a quick service location and a peak into Creations, the newest quick service opening in 2022.   Grab a snack, maybe popcorn in your Disney container before listening to this episode because it will make you hungry!
In the third episode of the Comparing Walt Disney World Resorts, Jeff and Sandy discuss all the deluxe resorts.   Listen to opinions on best pool, best fireworks view, best dining option, best programs and more.   Get a view on which resorts might make be a better fit for your trip if you are spending more time at one particular theme park versus all four.  Transportation around Disney is always so important and we've got you covered with those options too!   Room size, which can vary greatly as well as maximum people in a room are discussed as well.  Hear about a favorite resort, you can listen to the specific resort episode.Animal Kingdom LodgeBeach & Yacht ClubsBoardwalkContemporaryRefurbishment updateGrand FloridianPolynesian Refurbishment updateWilderness LodgeDon't forget to reach out to our friends at to talking with a specialist personally that can guide your family, all with no additional fees!
Jeff and Sandy talk all about Disney's second water park, Typhoon Lagoon.  Typhoon Lagoon opened on June 1, 1989 and boasts one of the World's largest wave pools.    Located close to Disney Springs, this 61 acre oasis is a great way to enjoy a day of your Disney vacation and beat the heat!  Sadly, in 2016 Disney closed the Shark Tank.Hear about all the slides and attractions as well as height requirements for the park.   Be prepared for the day knowing about the cabanas, lockers, towel rental and free life jackets.Have ticket questions or ready to start planning your vacation?  Reach out to our friends at
It's time for the 2022 California Adventure Food & Wine Festival.   Sandy & Jeff discuss this amazing festival which runs from March 4 - April 26, 2022.  Hear about the new addition kids will love of Alice's Wonderland Bakery Unbirthday Party, where children can participate and decorate a birthday cupcake.Hear about the 40 food items and 70 Festival drinks offered from 12 specialty kiosks, 13 in park restaurants and 9 participating Downtown Disney locations.  Sandy shares some of her favorites and even a food fail.   This festival includes great seminars with wine, beer and cocktails including a Maker's Mark Seminar Sandy attended  from Trevor Bowles, Maker's Diplomat, with a cocktail recipe you'll want to download!  It's the perfect summer treat!  @committedtomakersThe festival wouldn't be complete without musical performances, a kids activity station and a visit from the Jammin' Chefs!  If you haven't made plans to attend, you'll want to reach out to our friends at today!
It's festival time again at Epcot!  Jeff and Sandy talk about everything new and old favorites at this year's Flower & Garden Festival.   Sandy shares her favorite topiaries and gardens as well as what all the sponsorships mean for this year's festival.    Hear about the 20 food booths and some great bites!   They'll share information on the concert series and so much more.If you want a digital checklist while you are in the park, we've got one here for the topiaries and here for the garden.    You'll definitely want to get your copies!
Disney's Boardwalk resort was designed with concept's of the Jersey Shore, putting your New Jersey host Jeff and Disney Master Sandy, feeling right at home.   Hear all about this deluxe resort with a Disney Vacation Club section as well.    They cover the extensive room categories including the unique sleeps 6 single club level room!  Walking to Epcot is a highlight of this resort along with some amazing dining including Flying Fish and Trattoria Al Forno.  With it's name being "boardwalk" of course, that is what you can find.....nightly free outdoor entertainment everything from a magician, a musician, a cowboy roper and other unique options select nights, along with boardwalk/carnival style games and the two ends are flanked with entertainment from the ESPN Zone to Jellyrolls Dueling Piano Bar.   Ready to start planning the magic?  Be sure to reach out to our friends at
Jeff and Sandy break down the temporary changes at Walt Disney World of  3 attractions moved from Individual purchase to part of Genie+.  From February 25 - August 7, 2022 Space Mountain, Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway and Frozen Ever After are now included with Genie+Hear tips on how to get your return times, stacking Genie rides and which things to pick first.Listen to past park stroll episodes to hear the most popular attractions in each park.  These will be the first rides to fill with Genie return times.Stroll through Magic KingdomStroll through EpcotStroll through Hollywood StudiosStroll through Animal Kingdom
Back from the Lunar New Year celebration at Disney's California Adventure, Sandy answers all of Jeff's questions about this unique celebration.    Sandy shares how perfect this celebration is for those homeschool or anyone looking to make your Disney vacation educational.    The Mulan's Lunar New Year Processional complete with dragon is not to be missed.   Immersive yourself in the culture and luck of the celebration by leaving your wish on the Wish Wall or having your name written in Chinese Calligraphy!   Enjoy special character meets including Reya, the three little pigs and Mickey, Minnie and Tigger in their traditional Chinese costumes.  Add in the specialty food booths with unique treats and this celebration should be part of everyone's vacation plans.   Be sure to reach out to our friends at for all your Disney vacation planning needs.
Jeff and Sandy have got you covered for everything dining in this episode.  Hear about sitdown, signature and quick service meals plus of course snacks.   We couldn't not discuss Jeff's favorite Dole Whip!   We'll break down our favorites and all the changes in the past few years plus we'll even tell you where to find the famous Cheeseburger Spring Roll.    Be sure to check out this past episode to hear all about the design of the Crystal Palace.  One thing not covered is Magic Kingdom dessert parties.  There are so many, we had to give them their own show, which you can listen to here.
Jeff and Sandy talk about all the low cost and no cost ways to spend a day at your Disney Resort.    Sandy asks you to think about a sleep in day vs. a no parks day, covering considerations such as cost, weather and more.   Hear about everything from swimming, movies, and art at your resort to monorail crawls, pontoon boats and time at the Boardwalk.  Here about things at Disney Springs such as movies, bowling and Cirque Du Soleil.  You can listen to our complete what to do at Disney Springs episode for more details.  Hear about unique seasonal opportunities as well as activities in the area including Celebration, Universal Orlando, Crayola Experience, Legoland and the Disney Wilderness Preserve.Looking for the free Let's Talk Dis fan resort scavenger hunt?  Get your copy here!
Premiering in November 2021 this new Cirque du Soleil show is like no other.   Sandy and Jeff discuss this show which replaced LaNouba.  Unlike any other Cirque show, this one incorporates Disney characters galore.  The story is about a girl who follows in her father's footsteps to become an animator.   The acrobats and incredible skill are abundant in this show.   It is 90 minutes with no intermission and will have you on the edge of your seat!Plan accordingly, the show is dark on Sundays and Mondays with sporadic entire vacation weeks.   Two shows nightly at 5:30pm and 8pm.  Be sure to make a dinner reservation before or after the show to enjoy your time in Disney Springs. Check out this episode for all the dining options.Tickets can be purchased directly on the Drawn to Life ticket page.
Jeff and Sandy take a look at Epcot's shortest festival - Festival of the Arts from January 14 - February 21, 2022.   They will cover all the FREE things Disney includes from the Disney on Broadway Concert series, mural painting, kids chalk fun, animation academy and more.   Sandy shares a true highlight of the show - Visual Arts Performance the most amazing 15 minutes featuring Trevor Carlton & Stephen Fishwick as they dance and paint.   Check them out on  The second part of the festival is Culinary Arts and you can hear Sandy's tips for finding shorter lines and hear her new favorites - Gnocchi Poutine & Deconstructed French Onion Soup.  Sandy also shares some of her great meeting with Greg McCulloough and Rob Kaz as well as a print from Will Gay.   This festival is sure to be highlight to kick off the new year.
With so many choices of where to eat, join Jeff & Sandy in this second episode of theme park dining as they discuss all the choices at Hollywood Studios.   From sitdown dining at Mama Melrose, SciFi Drive In, 50s Prime Time Cafe and Hollywood & Vine to the signature meal at Hollywood's Brown Derby.  They'll take you to Batuu for Oga's Cantina, Docking Bay 7, Ronto Roasters and of course, the Milk Stand.   Hear about favorites for a quick bit at PizzeRizzo, ABC Commissary, Woody's Lunch Box and Fairfax.   So many great choices, so many things to know.
Sandy always described Disneyland is thrown in the middle of the busiest city near you!  Imagine if Disneyland was placed in Time Square, Faneuil Hall or instead of the Sears Tower.    Jeff asks all about the pros and cons to Disney's onsite resorts and how to pick from the almost 60 approved Good Neighbor Resorts.   Sandy shares her favorites, what she loves about each one and how to pick the right one for your family.   Of course our number one tip, is to reach out to our friends at to do it for you, all with no additional fee.   You can check out this episode to hear about The Tropicana, Howard Johnson Water Park, Grand Legacy at the Park and Hyatt House.
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