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Disney Radio Show - Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line Trip Planning, Disney Events, and News with a fun family point of view. Join us each week on the MouseChat.net Podcast as we discuss the latest Disney news from the parks and resorts all around Disney destinations. For Disney Fans by Disney Fans.

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Disney Radio Show - Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line Trip Planning, Disney Events, and News with a fun family point of view. Join us each week on the MouseChat.net Podcast as we discuss the latest Disney news from the parks and resorts all around Disney destinations. For Disney Fans by Disney Fans.

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686 Ratings
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Disney Radio Show - Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line Trip Planning, Disney Events, and News with a fun family point of view. Join us each week on the MouseChat.net Podcast as we discuss the latest Disney news from the parks and resorts all around Disney destinations. For Disney Fans by Disney Fans.

Rank #1: D23 Disney News and updates

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Our Disney D23 recap show filled with park, cruise, and travel news

Sep 16 2019

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Rank #2: Dining options at Walt Disney World

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Our best snacks, apps, and dining ideas for Walt Disney World, and also what we have tried and will skip.

Oct 26 2017

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Rank #3: Best Disney Resorts to Drop In and explore

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The Best Disney World Resorts to visit

When you have some extra time at Walt Disney World these are our top Disney World Resorts to visit. You don't have to stay at a Disney World Resort to enjoy it. Come lounge, window shop and enjoy a meal at these Disney World resorts.


Our first Walt Disney World resort to see on your next vacation is Disney's Grand Floridian Resort. You can get a drink at Miznor's Lounge, or in the main lobby. The Grand Floridian has an amazing lobby and a grand staircase that are both perfect for a quick family photo. There are also several fantastic restaurants that allow you to enjoy the resort and grounds and make your visit more of an event. The Grand Floridian is also on the Disney World monorail so it is easy to get to from the Magic Kingdom.

Our next Disney World resort is the Disney Boardwalk Inn. This Disney World resort is behind Epcot and a nice place to stroll in the evening around the lake on the boardwalk. There are restaurants, games, shops and places to grab an ice cream, or a slice of pizza. There are some boardwalk food stands too for a cheaper budget. There is also a fun themed bar - AbracadaBar which has a backstage magician theme.

The next Disney World Resort to visit especially during Christmas time is Disney's Wilderness Lodge. Artist Point is an amazing restraunt and the lobby has this massive fireplace that you can sit in a rocking chair and read a book in. Out back you can see the geyser out back by the water. To get to Disney's Wilderness Lodge you can take a nice boat ride from the Magic Kingdom.

For our full list of Disney World Resorts to check out please listen to our Mouse Chat Disney Podcast.

Free at Walt Disney World

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We also have Mouse Chat Radio if you would like to listen to our Internet Radio station. We stream our current and last three episodes on Mouse Chat Radio.

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Anyone can listen by calling: (701) 719-2539

Mouse Chat Radio is also broadcasting 24/7 at all of your favorite internet stations (iTunes Radio, TuneIn, etc.)

May 10 2017

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Rank #4: Our Full Disney Pandora Review

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Our Full Disney Pandora Review

We are back from Pandora and have a full review of Disney World's new Pandora Disney Avatarland.


Lauren, Sharpie, Chris and Steve went to Disney's Animal Kingdom to the opening of Pandora, the World of Avatar. Let me say it's amazing and well worth your journey to Animal Kingdom.

I am not going to go into much of the Pandora review here because we have a full one hour Disney podcast covering everything Pandora. Please listen to our full Disney World Pandora review on the podcast.We cover Disney's Pandora in general. Also we go over the dining, shopping, attractions, and Pandora during the day time vs. Pandora at night. We do go over Disney's Pandora in detail and there are spoilers.

I have posted a full write up review of Pandora, videos and photos also. So if you can't listen to our Pandora Podcast, please read our Pandora review.

Free at Walt Disney World

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Jun 26 2017

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Rank #5: Walt Disney World Hacks

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One of our best shows backed full of Disney World tips and tricks from Disney insiders.  Our show is filled with hidden Disney park secrets that will save you time and money.

Get our complete list of Disney World Hacks

We have a long list of Disney World Hacks that will help save you time and money.  Our list is free and we are happy to email it to you.

Get the Top Disney World Hacks - Tips and Tricks List

How to save money on your Walt Disney World Park Ticket extras:

Our first Disney World hack will save you money on your Disney World tickets.  To save money on your Disney park ticket don't add the extras like the Park Hopper, Fun and More, etc. when you book your Disney World vacation package.  If you add these extras to your Disney World vacation Package you will have to add it to everyone's park tickets that is on the vacation package because they all have to be the same.  So if you only part of your party wants the Disney Park Hopper option, add it when you get to Walt Disney World.  You will have to add it at one of the Disney park guest service windows.  This way if two of you want to add the Disney park hopper to your tickets and two of you don't want it, no problem.

Save Money with this Disney Dining Plan Hack:

A little know Disney hack that will save you money with Disney dining is to get the Disney Dining Plan during Epcot's food and wine festival.  You can use a Disney Quick Service Dining Credit for three snack items instead of a quick service meal.  During Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival you can get the food items at the different countries around World Showcase for 1 snack credit each.  You can do very well using all three snack credits at one of the food and wine pavilions instead of cashing the quick service credit in for a single quick service meal.  If you have little ones on the Disney Dining Plan you can use their quick service Disney dining plan credits also for three snacks and cash those in for higher priced Disney Food and wine food items.  Your average Disney World Quick Service meal is about $15 so you can get equal value or better trading for snacks during Food and Wine at Epcot.

You have to use all 3 snack credits at one location.  This is a nice way to share with your friends at Food & Wine.

Frozen Dessert and Ice Cream Trick:

Do you more than one kid?  I often find myself buying a Dole Whip or ice cream for both my kids and they eat half of it or less and then it's in the trash.  You can ask to have a Dole Whip split up.  So they will put it in two cups.  Brilliant!

Disney Pin Trading does not have to cost you $100+:

Pin trading is fun but expensive.  Disney pins run about $9.00 and up and by the time you get a lanyard too and ten pins it can add up.  Our kids LOVE pin trading and what we do is we give them 8-10 Disney pins each day that they can trade with Disney castmembers.  But we buy our pins at other places like ebay.  We will by a lot of 50 or so Disney pins (make sure the seller has a good rating).  You can get Disney pins for about $1 each on ebay instead of $9 at Disney World and Disneyland.

Disney glow:

Don't let this happen to you.  You at at Disney World and the nighttime parade or fireworks are about to start.  You have your spot that you camped out in for an hour before the show and your kids are eyeing the carts that keep coming by with all the glow and light up toys at $20 or so each.  Before you go to Walt Disney World, stop by a Walmart or shop on the internet and buy some glow necklaces or glow toys to bring with you.

Save at Disney's Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique:

You can have your child made up like a princess at BBB, but it adds up fast.  Most people don't know that you can jut get your hair and makeup done and bring your own princess dress.  This will save you a TON and we have done this with both of our daughters and they loved being princesses for the entire day at the Magic Kingdom.

Free Water:

There is not much free in life, but water is free at Walt Disney World and during a hot Summer day it hits the spot.  Just go up to any quick service dining location and ask for a cup of water.  Want to PLUS it up even more?  Open a Crystal Light packet from your fanny pack and BAM!

Hidden Disney World Lounges:

There is a little know secret at Epcot at Walt Disney World.  There are TWO different private lounges that you can enjoy.  The first lounge is a Chase VISA Lounge that allows Disney Visa card members to enter this lounge area over in the America Pavilion.  The lounge is a nice place to cool off and relax, have a free Coke product on a freestyle machine and plan your next attraction at EPCOT.  Also DVC members can enjoy a DVC lounge at the Imagination pavilion which also has iPads on the tables and some fun seating areas, Coke Free Style drinks are also included.

Join DVC and buy 50 points to take advantage of Disney discounts:

If you buy the minimum 50 point DVC contract (Disney Vacation Club), you can get the Disney discounts: Epcot lounge access, Top of the World Access at the Contemporary, Annual Pass Walt Disney World Discount, and some restaurant and Disney merchandise discounts.

How to get the best rooms at Walt Disney World:

We have stayed at all of the Walt Disney World resorts and also all four Disney Cruise Line ships.  There are certain rooms we like more than others at Disney World and on Disney Cruise Line.  Now remember that you can request a certain room but it's NOT guaranteed.  If you want to know which resorts we like, which room categories, and which Disney Cruise Line staterooms or categories, please send a quote request to Pixie Vacations and as for a Mouse Chatter to help you plan and book your Disney vacation.  There is no extra cost to book with Pixie Vacations so it's a win win and you get personal help with planning your trip.

My Disney Experience Fastpass and Dining Reservation Insurance:

Sometimes you might not be able to get internet access or your Disney World App might not load.  This can be very frustrating when you are trying to determine what Fastpass reservation you need to go to next or what time your dining reservations are.  Also sometimes My Disney Experience might go down.  It's not common but having a back up is easy and something we tell everyone to make sure they do who travels with us at Pixie Vacations.  Just take a screen shot of your Fastpasses and dining reservations.  This way if you walk up to the ride or restaurant and for some reason they say you don't have a reservation and you can't find it or access it in My Disney Experience, just show them the screen shot.

Don't rent a Disney stroller at the park:

A stroller or wheel chair can be convenient or necessary but don't rent these at the Disney parks.  You can rent a stroller at one of many off property companies and they strollers are much nicer quality and they will drop off the stroller right at your hotel.  Please contact us and we will let you know which stroller companies can drop off at bell services and which ones you need to meet at bell services to get your stroller or ECV.  The other advantage of renting from an off property company is that you get to keep your stroller and take it with you everywhere.  It's much easier to take a sleeping child on the bus and to the room after a long day in the Disney parks.  If you rent at a Disney park you have to turn in your stroller when you leave the park and carry your kid to the bus and then carry them to your hotel room.  Please contact a Mouse Chatter to help plan your vacation and we can book your ECV or stroller for you.

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Jan 09 2017

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Rank #6: Disney College Program 101

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Lisa and I both did the Disney College Program in the 1990's but that was a while ago,  So for this Mouse Chat podcast we have a past Disney Cast member that recently did the Disney College Program a few times.  If you want to apply for the Disney College Program you need to listen to this full podcast for the insider track on the process, roles, and advice.  First we want to go over the interview process for the Disney College Program so you can get an understanding of the steps and also of what is required in each interview.


Interview steps for the Disney College Program:

1. First you apply online.  If you get accepted you go on to a web based interview.

2. Web based Disney interview (30-40 questions) - At this stage you take an online timed interview.

3. If you get to the next stage you will have a phone interview.  After the Disney phone interview you can get a call back in a few weeks.

College Program Interview TIP: to maybe get a quicker call back from Disney please listen to our interview tips on the podcast.

Can you get College Credit for the Disney College Program?

Yes, but this depends on your University.  There are lecture style classes as well as actual classes with tests and homework that you can take.

Where do you live when on the College Program?

There are four different housing complexes you can live at while on the College Program.

Dorms is a website that Disney created to help you pick the housing you want and number of roommates you want.  Some places can hold up to 8 cast members.
You can also take Disney classes which again depend on your University for credit.  There are several Disney classes structured different ways that you can take.

Top College Program Apartment Complex: Patterson is our top pick for the apartment complex.  The layout and complex is the newest of the four Disney College Program dorms.
Vista Way is the oldest complex and is located across I-4 from Disney Springs.

Do I get paid on the College Program?

Yes as a College Program (CP) cast member you get paid hourly.  But don't expect to save for a new house or for your 401k.  Most of your pay will go to your Disney World apartment rent.

Should I do the Disney College Program?

Having Disney on your resume never hurts and also the experience is amazing!  If you want to work at Disney after college this is also a great way to learn about Disney and the different areas.  It is still very difficult to get a full time job at Disney World and entry level jobs at Disney can make it hard to make a living off of, so use the College Program experience to research what you want to do as a full time career.

What are some of the College Program roles?

The most difficult CP role to get is probably front desk, and transportation (watercraft and monorails). The most common roles are attractions, merchandise, food and beverage, and custodial

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Dec 12 2016

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Rank #7: Full Aulani Resort and Spa Review

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Lauren, Chris, and Lisa, went to Disney's Aulani resort in Hawaii and have a full Aulani review.

We spent a week in Hawaii and toured the full Aulani resort.  Our room was stunning and the resort is stunning also.  This resort is amazing and you feel like you have been taken away to tropical paradise, well you have.  There is a new infinity pool at Aulani and they also have the Volcano slide, lazy river, snorkeling lagoon (Rainbow Reef), and lots of pools.  The only thing is lounge chairs are hard to get if you are not in your chair by 9 AM.


The beach is beautiful and calm water.  The sand is clean and white and it is set in a cove.

The room sizes are the same type as what you would find at a Walt Disney World Deluxe Resort property.  Everything is done very well, beautiful, classy, and a modern clean feel.  We book a regular room and also a 1 bedroom.  The 1 bedroom was massive and a very nice setup.  The views from Aulani are fabulous with the beach and sunsets.  Stunning setup photos can be taken every night.  If you pool a ground floor room you can actually have a walk out right to the grounds.

We did eat at several of the Aulani restaurants and checked out the Aulani Spa, the kids club, etc.  So please listen to the full one hour Disney Aulani podcast for the full Aulani review.



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Nov 14 2016

55mins

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Rank #8: Walt Disney World Podcast - October Update

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Walt Disney World October Update

EPCOT'S Food and Wine Festival

The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival is going on at EPCOT and we did a quick run through.  For this weeks show we cover two food and wine items to avoid, but come back because we have a full Food and Wine review coming on a future show.

Walt Disney: Marceline to Magic Kingdom Tour

We loved this Magic Kingdom tour.  The 3 hour tour starts on main street USA at 8 AM in a nice almost empty Magic Kingdom.  The tour has a wonderful story and a highlight of the tour is the Haunted Mansion.  If you are really into the Haunted Mansion you get to go inside to the ballroom scene backstage.  That part of the tour was amazing.

Sep 26 2017

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Rank #9: Epcot food and wine festival booth by booth

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It's time to Epcot's International Food and Wine Festival.  We spent three days at EPCOT trying different food and drinks around World Showcase.  Come with us as we taste our way around EPCOT on this weeks Mouse Chat podcast.

Oct 11 2017

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Rank #10: March 2016 Disney News

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Disneyland | Disney World Updates Disney World now has a purple magicband People are going gaga over the purple magicband and it’s now available as part of your Disney Vacation Package.  Pink was the most popular magicband.  Will purple overtake it? World Of Color Show Dessert Party Disneyland is offering a World of Color dessert […]

Mar 14 2016

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Rank #11: Top hidden Disney World Attractions

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Don’t miss these Disney World attractions Not everything you do at Walt Disney World needs to be a ride.  There are some attractions at Walt Disney World that are not E ticket roller coasters, but these are not to be missed. We cover all the Walt Disney World parks and what hidden attractions you should […]

Jun 15 2016

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Rank #12: Disney Cruise Line Travel Tips from the Experts

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Planning tips for your Disney Cruise.

We have been on many different cruise lines and it's hard to beat a Disney Cruise.  For today's Mouse Chat Disney podcast we have a Facebook page full of Disney Cruise Line questions from you, our listeners.

What's the most affordable way to take a Disney Cruise with a large family of 5 or more?

You can get two staterooms and get staterooms that connect.  We have booked two inside staterooms instead of a veranda that sleeps five and it's actually cheaper to book two inside staterooms.  Disney Cruise Line has double bathrooms which make it much easier to get ready and also lots of storage.  Book very early to get a connecting room, these book first so book this at least a year out.  Also booking a Disney cruise early gets you the best price.

What extras do you get on a Disney Cruise?

Not really an extra but there is really not much smoking that you will encounter on a Disney Cruise.  There is no casino that you have to walk through to get from place to place that is filled with smoke.  Also the night clubs are smoke free.

Disney Cruise Line has loads of extras.  Sodas are included and ice cream cones by the pool, great dining, amazing kids programs, fireworks at sea, and award winning entertainment.

How do I convince my husband to take a Disney Cruise?

I think first you really need to have a conversation about what you expect from your vacation.  Do you want to read a book poolside and relax?  Is your vacation style more active?  A Disney cruise can accommodate everyone.  If you want to spend your day relaxing at the coffee bar, get a massage, you can.  If you want constant activities, trivia, shows, dining, excursions, you can do that too.

Does Disney create themes to lower booked Disney Cruises?

We have been on the Disney Halloween cruise and also the Christmas cruises.  Disney Cruise Line has a Star Wars cruise also and there was a Frozen themed cruise also.  We love both the Halloween themed Disney Cruises and also the holidays on a Disney Cruise.  The Disney Cruise line ships are decorated for Christmas and even Castaway Cay is decorated for the Christmas Holidays.

Is there a bus to get to Walt Disney World from Disney Cruise Line?

Yes you can get from your Disney cruise port to Walt Disney World.  It's $75 per person and we actually recommend Happy Limo instead.  Contact your Pixie at Pixie Vacations and they can book this for you.
One of the Mouse Chatters here on the podcast can book this for you.  FYI:  Port Canaveral to WDW is only about 45 minutes.  We have driven this many times in our own car and it's a very easy drive.

When should I book Palo or Remy on my Disney Cruise?

We booked the last night of our Disney Cruise at Palo and I would recommend against this.  You have already been eating for many days and your last night it's kind of difficult to have a big fancy meal.  Also you have to head back to your room and pack your luggage.  Also we would recommend not doing a specialty Disney restaurant on your first night.  Most of the time you are in a rush to get your luggage, unpack and get to dinner.  You should ask your travel agent to book Remy and Palo as soon as it is available in advance to get the best dates and times.  You can book on the ship itself as soon as you board, and we have done this also.  But booking on board you have a very limited selection of reservations.

Both Remy and Palo are excellent and worth the up charge.

Does Disney Offer and Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Package?

Yes, this is called a Disney land and sea package, but we recommend booking these separately because your Mouse Chatter can book a promotion much easier when they book WDW and DCL separately for you.  So if a Disney World discount comes out and you have Disney Cruise Line and Walt Disney World booked separately, you can then update your Disney World package to get the new vacation deal.  We have several tips around how to book both Disney World and Disney Cruise Line together, please contact us to get the best offer.

More Disney Cruise Line Tips and advice can be found here on our Disney Cruise Line Podcast #1 and also please listen to this Disney Cruise Line podcast for a full hour of Disney Cruise Line helpful advice.

Mouse Chat Meet Up

We are meeting up at Walt Disney World December 3. ? We can’t wait to see you so please sign up for the Mouse Chat Meet Up here, It’s Free.

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Nov 28 2016

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Rank #13: Magical Secrets of Walt Disney World

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Chris Smith joins us to chat about The Walt Disney World that never was and backstories and secrets of Walt Disney World. Come listen to the stories and the fun details that all us Disney fans love to hear and learn about.

Feb 05 2018

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Rank #14: Best Disney Fastpass Strategies for EPCOT

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Skip the line, Disney Fastpass Strategies for EPCOT
Fastpasses are key to your Disney World vacation and Disney is constantly chasing how Fastpasses work and which rides and attractions have fastpasses.  Epcot has some new rides and also a tiered fastpass setup which makes this Disney park different than the Magic Kingdom.  The Epcot fastpass system has two tiers.  Tier one fastpasses are your E Ticket rides that everyone wants and you only get to pick one tier 1 fastpass at EPCOT.  Tier 2 fastpasses are you lessor rides and attractions at Epcot and you get to pick two fastpass tier 2 level fastpasses.
There are several different ways to plan your Disney Epcot fastpasses.  On this weeks Mouse Chat podcast we cover all the different ways to best use your Epcot fastpasses.
We have tested these fastpass strategies over this Summer.  Chris got to Epcot at rope drop so she could ride Frozen without a fastpass and got on the ride first thing with no wait.  This allowed Chris to use her tier 1 Epcot fastpass for something else.
Lauren also went to Epcot and tried a few fast pass strategies.  We also recommend some options for fastpasses for families with kids going to Epcot.  Also we cover fastpasses in multiple Disney World parks and how to add additional fastpasses to your My Disney Experience when you are in the park.
To hear all of our Fastpass Tips, please listen to our Mouse Chat podcast here on this page or on iTunes.
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Sep 12 2016

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Rank #15: Disney Worlds Best Restaurants

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Where to eat at Walt Disney World, Our tops picks

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Rank #16: Walt Disney World & Disneyland November Vacation News

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Here is what's happening NOW at Disney World & Disneyland

Nov 06 2017

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Rank #17: Fun Disney Facts with Fastpass Facts

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Fastpass Facts, Get your Disney facts in a fun way!

We love Disneyland and Walt Disney World and are always looking for fun new ways to experience them while at home. Fastpass Facts is a new YouTube channel unlike any other!


I have watched a bunch of Vlogs and YouTube videos about Disneyland and Disney World. Fastpass Facts has a very unique approach to sharing Disney with you. Their YouTube channel covers Disneyland facts and I have enclosed one here on Mouse Chat to give you an idea. Some Walt Disney World Fastpass Facts will be coming soon for our Walt Disney World lovers too. When you have some free time and are looking for something for your "Disney Fix" Watch the playlist on Fastpass Facts on YouTube.

Our main Mouse Chat podcast show topic is very fitting.

We have Fastpass Facts on Mouse Chat and they are on the west coast so we thought it would be perfect to talk Disneyland with them.

Disneyland what you would do if you had only one day at Disneyland? This is a great show because we cover our favorite ride, food and special activity at Disneyland. You can use these Disneyland tips and advice to build your perfect one day adventure to Disneyland.

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Apr 24 2017

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Rank #18: Disney Cruise Line - Your cruise questions answered

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We read your Disney Cruise Line questions.

Jan 01 2018

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Rank #19: Disney Star Wars Land Reviewed

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Star Wars at Walt Disney World & Disneyland Star Wars at Disney World – Here’s what’s open now in 2016 Star Wars Launch Pad is open and if you are a Star Wars Nerd or even just a Star Wars fan you can spend a few hours in here seeing props from the movies […]

Feb 29 2016

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Rank #20: Don’t Make These Top Walt Disney World Mistakes

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Top Walt Disney World Newbie Mistakes Don’t make these Disney park mistakes on your trip to Walt Disney World.  These are the top 10 mistakes new travelers make at Walt Disney World.  Cram it all in.  No matter if you have a seven day Disney World Vacation or just a three day get-a-way.  Most Disney […]

Mar 24 2016

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Universal Orlando Resort is Open and we are there

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We spent almost a full week at Universal Orlando Resort. Here is what's new with Covid-19

Jul 06 2020

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Disney World Opens with a new Reservation System

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This Mouse Chat podcast covers WDW guidelines for the new reservation system, as well as Disney and Universal Studios Orlando News updates.

Know before you go to Walt Disney World

Jun 29 2020

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Our Top Disney Photo Taking Tips

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How to take fantastic photos at Disney World

Jun 22 2020

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Walt Disney World, What you need to know before you go

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Walt Disney World's reopening guidelines

Jun 15 2020

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Rebecca Metz, shares why Coop & Cami Ask the World, needs to be on your Disney+ play list

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We really enjoyed speaking with Rebecca Metz about Disney, Acting, and how she got started with her career.

Rebecca is a Disney fan just like us and stars in Coop & Cami Ask the World, on Disney+.

Jun 08 2020

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Universal Orlando Resort is opening June 5, 2020, here is what you need to know

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Universal Orlando Resort is opening June 5, 2020, here is what you need to know

May 26 2020

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This is why we love Disney World

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What makes a Disney Fan?

May 18 2020

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This make us stop in our tracks at Disney World

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Disney World Show Stoppers

May 12 2020

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Disney World Vacation - Our Top Ride Pics that were re-imagined

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Top Disney World Rides that have been updated

May 05 2020

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Looking back and what we wish would come back to Disney World

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Our favorite foods we wish werre still at Walt Disney World

Apr 22 2020

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The TOP Disney Snacks, Restaurants you are going to want to visit when Disney Parks open

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Top places to eat at Disney Parks

Apr 20 2020

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How to live the Disney Magic each day from home

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Stuck at home? You can still enjoy Disney while we wait for Disney Parks and Disney Cruise Line to reopen

Apr 06 2020

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Our favorite Disneyland Resort and why

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Our favorite Disneyland memory and top Disneyland Resort

Apr 01 2020

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If you could take a ride from another Disney Park and add it to WDW, what would it be?

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Rides we want to see at Walt Disney World

Mar 30 2020

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Disney Dreaming! Here is what you are going to want to do when the parks open back up

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Here is what you are going to want to do when the parks open back up

Mar 23 2020

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Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and Disney Cruise Line Close!

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As a Disney Fan I am sad to say today Disneyland, Disney World And Disney Cruise Line announced they will close for two weeks.  The bright side is I know this virus will pass and we will all be back at the Happiest Place on Earth very soon.

Mar 13 2020

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Royal Caribbean - Top Tips for how to book the best cruise ever!

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Royal Caribbean - What to book, When to book, Don't miss, Top Picks!

Mar 09 2020

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Walt Disney World - What you need to know for 2020 vacations

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Disney World Park and Resort news for March 2020

Mar 02 2020

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Universal Orlando Resort - We stay at all the resorts, even the Presidental Suite, to give you our top picks

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We are back from our five days at Universal Orlando Resort and we toured or stayed at all the Universal Orlando Resort on site hotels.

We even rented the presidential suite at Loews Portfolio Bay Resort and have reviews covering everything from Universal Orlando's Resorts Dockside Inn and Surfside Inn resort (Value Resorts on property) up to the presidential suite.

Listen to our full over 1 hour Universal Studios Resort Review before booking your Universal Orlando Resort Vacation.

We are happy to help you with any Universal Orlando vacation questions from resorts, dining plans, Universal tickets, Universal Express Passes and more.

Just go to https://UniversalFamilyVacations.com and quest a quote.  Please ask for Lauren or Sharpie to have them book your next Vacation to Universal Studios.

Feb 24 2020

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Disney Vacation Club what you need to know about DVC

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Disney Vacation Club - DVC Ownership

Mouse Chat Podcast overview show on DVC


What is DVC

  • Disney’s Timeshare product

  • Started with The Disney Vacation Club

    • Disney’s Old Key West Resort WAS “The Disney Vacation Club”

    • Villa style accommodations
      - Studio

        • 1BR - w/full kitchen and laundry facilities

        • 2BR

        • 3BR Grand Villa - three bedrooms, three baths

          • 1BD and higher have master bathrooms with jacuzzi or soaker tub

Most DVC resorts offer at least a counter service and table service restaurant or access to them.

Pools with spa and slide

Members do not receive daily cleaning services, but receive towel and trash service halfway through a week stay

Point system

  • Traditional timeshares offer a fixed week system - you buy a week, and stay in the same or similar unit every year, the same calendar week of the year.

  • Point system offers the flexibility to book any roomstyle in any season… that your points allow you to.

  • Points can be banked from one year to the next, or borrowed… you can use banked, current, and borrowed points on the same reservation.

  • Use year…. What does that mean?

Becoming a member

  • You purchase points at a ‘home resort’ - you own the same number of points each year until the end of the contract - that length of time varies by resort. Older resorts will expire sooner.

  • You can book at your home resort at 11mo

    • You can book at other resorts at 7mo

  • You buy a ‘set’ of points, and they are deeded to you - but as mentioned, the deed does expire, unlike many traditional timeshares.

  • Take the tour - at Disney’s Saratoga Springs

  • Purchase price

  • Maintenance fees

  • Value for the money

    • Break even point

  • Trading points for traditional resort accommodations, cruises, and other timeshares and high end luxury accommodations, as well as adventures by Disney.

Buying direct vs. resale

  • There are several resale outlets

    • You have to know what the difference is, and what you lose out on by buying resale.

Benefits of ownership

  • Discounts

  • Annual Passes

  • Events

  • Magazine - Disney Files

ALL of the DVC resorts - I’ll list them and we’ll talk a little about each one.

Would you buy again?

Feb 17 2020

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