Disney World

Traveling with Little Kids to Disney World Part 1

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Episode 23 of Zipadee Doo Dah Disney titled Taking Kids to Disney World Part 1. That's right this episode is the long awaited episode on my tips for taking little kids to Disney World.  

This episode looks at the best time of year to go with your kids (hint: it is NOT during the summer), tips for traveling with little kids, and some of my favorite hotels to stay at; my favorite hotel might surprise you! Thanks for listening. If you can please leave me a review and subscribe in whatever podcast platform you use. Let's go on this ride.

Eric

Episode 23  Taking Kids to Disney World Part 1

0:00 Intro

0:14 Episode Summary

1:04 When to Travel to Disney World

9:05 Tips for Traveling with little kids

14:10 Eric's Favorite Disney World Hotels

23:48 Wrap Up

 

P.S. In between this episode and episode 19 there were three quick hits episodes which looks at recently announced changes. Those links are below:

 

Kaela and Jake on our Hotel Room Balcony at Animal Kingdom Lodge

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Kaela and Jacob at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party

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Jacob and Kaela at the Sand Bottom Pool at Yacht and Beach Club

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Zipadee Doo Dah Disney is a blog by Eric Frenchman and made with love for all my friends and family that have ever asked me about how to have a great time on a Disney World Trip.

How to Get On Rise of The Resistance

Welcome, welcome, welcome to Episode 19 of Zipadee Doo Dah Disney titled How to Get on Rise of the Resistance. That's right this episode focuses on Disney World's awesome 25 minute ride/show extravaganza located in Galaxy's Edge called Rise of The Resistance.  

Have you been on this ride? Because it is arguably the best ride in Disney World. Pretty much only Flights of Passage, Millennium Falcon, and perhaps Everest are even competitive.  Anyway, this episode quickly looks at Rise of the Resistance, where it is, what a virtual pass is and then, my top 5 steps for getting a coveted virtual boarding pass. That's right, I outline my patented (well not really but it should be) 5 steps to put you in the best spot to get a Rise of the Resistance boarding pass. Just 5 steps that costs you nothing to get that virtual pass.

Thanks for listening. If you can please leave me a review and subscribe in whatever podcast platform you use. Let's go on this ride.

Eric

Episode 19 How to Get On Rise of The Resistance

0:00 Intro

1:31 What is Rise of The Resistance

4:38 Why My 5 Steps Will Help You

5:27 5 Steps to Get on Rise of The Resistance

10:04 Quick Recap of My 5 Steps (in case you don't want to listen to 5 minutes)

10:55 Wrap Up

Jake Surrounded!

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Rey Gives You Orders
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One Part of Rise of The Resistance
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Lisa Loves a Man in Uniform
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The Gang Gets Interrogated
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A Successful Virtual Rise of The Resistance Boarding Pass
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AT-AT Walker
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Zipadee Doo Dah Disney is a blog by Eric Frenchman and made with love for all my friends and family that have ever asked me about how to have a great time on a Disney World Trip.

Episode 18: How Covid Safe is Disney World

Hi!

Welcome welcome welcome to Zipadee Doo Dah Disney Episode 18 titled How Covid Safe is Disney World? We just got back from a December - January trip and I go over travel to Disney World, Disney World transportation, dining, and of course the parks. This is a dive into Disney World's Covid protocols. Is Disney World safe to travel to during the Covid pandemic? I answer emphatically yes but listen to this episode to see why. Thanks for listing!

Let's Go On This Ride,

Eric

Episode 18: How Covid Safe is Disney World?

0:00 Intro
1:25 Traveling to an from Disney World
8:57 Disney World Transportation Covid Protocols
12:42 Dining with Covid Protocols
20:26 Parks and Disney Springs Protocols
25:50 Wrap Up

Classic Epcot Photo

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"Character Greetings" with Covid Protocol Style

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Pop Up Parades
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The Gang is All Here
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Zipadee Doo Dah Disney is a blog by Eric Frenchman and made with love for all my friends and family that have ever asked me about how to have a great time on a Disney World Trip.

Episode 10: Springing into a No Kids Vacation at Disney Springs

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Welcome, welcome, welcome to Episode 10 of Zipadee Doo Dah Disney. Episode 10 is titled Springing into a No Kids Vacation at Disney Springs. The episode takes a look at all the awesome adult things we did on our recent no kids The voidvacation. We stayed at Disney's Saratoga Springs Hotel so you'll get a nice review of what it's like to stay at the hotel and all the amenities that are available to you including the quick boat ride to Disney Springs and the delicious lobster roll (see pic below). I spend the bulk of the episode reviewing Disney Springs, formerly known as Downtown Disney; the review includes all of the awesome places we've eaten at over the years. Thanks for listening. 

Let's Go On This Ride

Eric (picture on the right is from The Star Wars Virtual Reality Mission at The Void)

Episode 10: Springing into a No Kids Vacation at Disney Springs

  1. Intro and Episode Setup: 0:00 - 1:47
  2. Planning our No Kids Vacation 1:48 - 5:40
  3. Visiting Saratoga Springs: 5:41 - 9:25
  4. Eating at Saratoga Springs: 9:26 - 11:34
  5. Quick Overview of Disney Springs (formerly known as Downtown Disney) 11:35 - 13:04
  6. Disney Springs Restaurant Reviews 13:05 - 24:00
    1. The Hangar Bar (Pass) 13:05 - 13:58
    2. Wine Bar George (Yum especially without kids) 13:59 - 15:20
    3. Vivoli il Gelato 15:21 - 15:55
    4. The Boathouse (Yum fun for all) 15:56 - 17:00
    5. Ragland Road (Yum fun for all) 17:01 - 17:32
    6. Morimoto Asia (Awesome, I could eat here every day) 17:33 - 19:15
    7. Enzo's Hideaway (Best Italian in Central Florida) 19:16 - 20:59
    8. The Edison (Bar is awesome, food review coming in 2020) 21:00 - 22:07
    9. Frontera Cocina (Solid upscale Mexican) 22:08 - 22:37
    10. D-Luxe Burger (Great burgers) 22:38  - 23:30
    11. The Coke Store (Avoid unless you want Coke apparel) 22:31 - 24:00
  7. Favorite Shopping and Other Spots Including The Void 24:01 - 27:16
  8. Summary 27:17 - end

Link to Disney's Saratoga Springs Hotel

Having a glass of wine at Wine Bar George

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Lobster Roll at Saratoga Springs - YUM

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Breakfast Burger at D-Luxe Burger

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Deciding from all the Delicious Options at Morimoto Asia

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Restaurant Links at Disney Springs (lots of links so enjoy)

Wine Bar George (New for us)

Enzo's Hideaway Bar (New for us)

Frontera Cocina (New for us)

Morimoto Asia

D-Luxe Burger

Vivoli il Gelato

The Boathouse

Raglan Road

 

 

 

 

 









 

 

 

 

 

 

Zipadee Doo Dah Disney is a blog by Eric Frenchman and made with love for all my friends and family that have ever asked me about how to have a great time on a Disney World Trip.

Episode 8: Falling In and Out of Love on Our Fall 2019 Trip

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Welcome, welcome, welcome to Episode 8 of Zipadee Doo Dah Disney. Episode 8 is titled Falling In and Out of Love on Our Fall 2019 Trip where we briefly explore some of the changes coming to DHS, the park layout, fast passing overview, rides overview, and how I'm planning my Fall 2019 trip. The whole episode takes into consideration the opening of Galaxy's Edge which radically changes how you plan a visit to DHS. Note, for the first few months or so, Hollywood Studios will be opening three hours earlier for Disney Hotel guests. While that is awesome news, keep in mind that Disney also changed the process for Disney Land's Galaxy Edge and I'm sure if Disney  thinks it's a good idea, they'll also change how they handle the Florida opening.

Let's Go On This Ride,

Eric

Episode 8: Falling In and Out of Love on Our Fall 2019 Trip

  1. Intro: 0:00 - 2:10
  2. Hotel and Restaurant Reservation Overview: 2:11 - 7:40
  3. Airline and Resort Check In Plan: 7:41 - 8:55
  4. Overview of Fall 2019 Updates at WDW including Galaxy's Edge and Magic Hours 8:56 - 10:38
  5. Important Hollywood Studios Fast Pass Changes: 10:39 - 12:59
  6. Food and Wine Festival and Epcot + Animal Kingdom Plans: 13:00 - 14:03
  7. General Fast Pass Planning: 14:04 - 15:44
  8. Planning the Fast Passes by Day: 15:45 - 26:30
  9. Summary 26:31 - end

Link to Disney's Saratoga Springs Hotel

Restaurant Links for Our Stay

Wine Bar George (New for us)

Enzo's Hideaway Bar (New for us)

Yachtsman Steakhouse (an all time favorite of ours)

Frontera Cocina (New for us)

Morimoto Asia

Fast Pass Reservation for the Week

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Zipadee Doo Dah Disney is a blog by Eric Frenchman and made with love for all my friends and family that have ever asked me about how to have a great time on a Disney World Trip.

Episode 6: Fast Passing Future World, Epcot Part 1 of 2

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Welcome, welcome, welcome to Episode 6 of Zipadee Doo Dah Disney. Episode 6 is titled Fast Passing Future, Epcot Part 1 of 2 where we briefly explore some of the changes coming to Epcot and how you can plan your visit to Future World. You are going to hear tons of great information including how to navigate the front section of Epcot, fast passing future world, and where to eat and shop. Thanks for listening and as always, please leave me comments good or bad.

Let's Go On This Ride,

Eric

Episode 6: Fast Passing Future World, Epcot Part 1 of 2

  1. Intro: 0:00 - 1:10
  2. Quick Overview of Changes to Epcot: 1:11 - 3:05
  3. Navigating Epcot 3:06 - 6:45
  4. Epcot Fast Pass Strategy and Leo 6:46 - 11:27
  5. Soarin' and Land Pavilion 11:28 - 14:38
  6. Test Track Baby! 14:39 - 16:58
  7. Mission Space 16:59 - 17:56
  8. Back to Center of Future World and Spaceship Earth 17:57 - 19:48
  9. Living with The Seas and More 19:49 - 21:08
  10. Eating in Future World 21:09 - 22:27
  11. Summary 22:28 - end

Annotated Map of Future World

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Link to Coral Reef Restaurant

Hanging with Minnie Mouse

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Test Track Baby

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Mission Accomplished on Mission Space

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Zipadee Doo Dah Disney is a blog by Eric Frenchman and made with love for all my friends and family that have ever asked me about how to have a great time on a Disney World Trip.

Episode 4: Duly Doing Disney Dining

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Welcome, welcome, welcome to Episode 4 of Zipadee Doo Dah Disney. Episode 4 is titled Duly Doing Disney Dining where we take a look at how to pay for your food at Disney. We talk about sending food to your room and the Disney Dining Plan.  As always, thanks for listening and feel free to leave comments, rating, etc.

Let's Go On This Ride,

Eric

Episode 4: Duly Doing Disney Dining

  1. Intro: 0:00 - 2:13
  2. Bringing food into Disney World tips: 2:14 - 7:41
  3. Disney Dining Plan: 7:42 - 17:52
    1. Summary: 7:42 - 10:48
    2. Quick Service Plan: 10:49 - 12:29
    3. Disney Dining: 12:30 - 14:39
    4. Deluxe Dining: 14:40 - 16:30
    5. My LeCellier dinner story: 16:31 - 17:52
  4. Tables in Wonderland: 17:53 - 19:34
  5. Duly Doing Disney Dining wrap up: 19:35 - 22:41

List of Starbucks in Disney World

Contempo Cafe

Disney Food Blog My Go to for All Things Disney Food and More

Disney Dining Plans Descriptions, Rules, and Cost

Le Cellier Link

Flying Fish Pic

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Zipadee Doo Dah Disney is a blog by Eric Frenchman and made with love for all my friends and family that have ever asked me about how to have a great time on a Disney World Trip.