158 Visiting Yellowstone National Park after your Summer cruise cancels

When our Summer cruise cancelled, our family pivoted to finally visit Yellowstone National Park, a park we had wanted to visit for years. We used Adventures by Disney’s Wyoming trip to model some of the activities and places we chose to visit during our stay in Jackson Wyoming. So lace up your hiking shoes and grab your bear spray, we’re headed to the beautiful state of Wyoming for our 2020 Summer vacation.

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157 Eastern Caribbean Sailing on the Disney Fantasy

Listener Jenni joins us again to discuss her family’s latest Disney cruise. This time they set sail on an Eastern Caribbean sailing aboard the Disney Fantasy featuring a Star Wars Day, and a stop at San Juan. We discuss dining, thoughts about sailing in an aft cabin, booking and spending time in the nursery for their daughter, dinner at Palo, and some memorable character meetings. We finish up talking about their port adventures (featuring a rare stop at San Juan), and their time spent on Castaway Cay. So grab your favorite drink of the day, and find a place to kick back and lounge as we set sail for the Eastern Caribbean aboard the Fantasy.

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156 Adventures by Disney: Christmas Market River Cruise

Jennifer joins us once again to discuss her family’s latest Adventures by Disney vacation, featuring a Danube river cruise over the Christmas Holidays. They sailed aboard the AmaViola, between Vilshofen, Germany and Budapest, Hungary. We hear all about the holiday happenings aboard the ship, along with all of the amazing adventures they had in each city over the Christmas holidays. So pour your self a mug of hot chocolate or Gluhwein, put on your best sweater, we’re sailing down the Danube with Adventures by Disney.

Find out all Adventures by Disney has to offer:
http://www.adventuresbydisney.com

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Live: Coffee at the Cove, Disney Cruise Line Fall 2021 Release

This is a play back from our new live Coffee at the Cove episodes, which stream live to Facebook and YouTube. Our Coffee at the Cove episodes do not have a set schedule, but are generally a spontaneous opportunity for us to talk about news. We hope you’ll be able to join us during our live shows, but for those who can’t, we will put some of them on the podcast feed as well. So grab your favorite beverage, as we look at the Fall 2021 DCL Release schedule, released July 23, 2020.

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155 A bucket list cruise to Alaska aboard the Disney Wonder

Jessica joins us this week to discuss her cruise to Alaska in 2019 aboard the Disney Wonder. This was a bucket list cruise for her and her husband, and it did not disappoint. We discuss all of the unique experiences they had onboard the ship, and during their Port Adventures, which are only found on the Alaskan sailings. So put on your hiking boots, and zip up your gortex jacket, we’re headed North to the Great State of Alaska aboard the Disney Wonder.

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154 A DVC stay at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort

Good friend of the show, and frequent Disney Cruiser, Steve from Tampa joins us to discuss his family’s recent stay at Disney’s Hilton Head Resort. The resort had recently opened when Steve and his family stayed there. We discuss some of the changes in procedures due to Covid 19 you will find if visiting there soon, along with their room, activities available, how the pool and beach house operate, and of course dining options at and near the resort. I hope you’ll find as we did, that if you’re looking for a little bit of Disney magic outside of the parks, Disney’s Hilton Head Resort is just the place to find it.

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153 Saving money on Port Adventures in Alaska

Carol from Florida, joins us this week to discuss how her family saved money on port adventures when they sailed to Alaska last Summer. They sailed aboard the Norwegian Joy, so we start by discussing some of the differences between Norwegian and Disney. We then take a look at each of the ports they stopped at, what they had planned, and how they saved money over booking excursions through the Cruise Line. So instead of those crowded tourist buses, lets grab a cab and set out on adventure, as we travel the ports of Alaska.

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152 Talking DVC with Nick Cotton/President of the DVC Resale Market

Disney Vacation Club is one of the many things you can learn about when sailing aboard the Disney ships. We are very excited to bring you our conversation with Nick Cotton, President and founder of the DVC Resale Market. Nick began his career with the Disney company as an Industrial Engineer, and he soon pivoted to working with Disney Vacation Club. While at working for DVC, Nick spent many years aboard the DCL ships representing DVC. After leaving DVC and Disney, Nick started his own company, the DVC Resale Market. His company is now instrumental in helping family’s buy and sell DVC contracts on the resale market. In this episode, we have a fun time hearing about Nick’s background, life aboard the ships, how he founded his company, and where he see’s DVC in the future. So sit back and relax, as we learn all about DVC and the amazing company Nick started, the DVC Resale Market.

If you would like to find out more info. about DVC, contact Nick and his team at:

https://www.dvcresalemarket.com

Phone Number – 1 (844) 382-7767

Email: inbox@dvcresalemarket.com

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151 In search of Hidden Mickeys with author Steven Barrett

This week Steven Barrett, the author of the Hidden Mickeys series of books, joins us to discuss all things Hidden Mickey. We discuss how his passion for finding Hidden Mickeys started, then we touch on some of the fun ones he’s found through the parks and ships, and finish up talking about his book series and App. So get your best detective hat and magnifying glass out, we’re headed out into the parks and onboard the ships, in search of those Hidden Mickeys. Good luck, and good hunting everyone!

You can connect with Steve and purchase his books via:

http://www.HiddenMickeyGuy.com

http://www.facebook.com/hiddenmickeyguy

http://www.instagram.com/hiddenmickeyguy

https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hidden-mickeys-steven-barrett/1102208573

https://www.amazon.com/Hidden-Mickeys-Disney-World®s-Secrets/dp/1937011291

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150 Aulani Part 2: Exploring around Oahu

Amber joins us once again for Part 2 of our Aulani series. In this episode we step outside of the Aulani Resort, as we discuss some of her family’s favorite activities, hikes, excursions, and restaurants around the island of Oahu. I’ve tried to list all of the places we talked about below, along with links to some of their websites. So make a quick stop at the ABC Store, grab a Musabi and some POG Juice, as we head out to explore the beautiful island of Oahu.

Places to Visit around Oahu:

Pearl Harbor: https://www.nps.gov/valr/planyourvisit/fees.htm

Hanauma Bay: https://hanaumabaystatepark.com

Kualoa Ranch: https://www.kualoa.com

Byodo-In Temple: https://www.byodo-in.com

Waimea Valley: https://www.waimeavalley.net

Dole Plantation: https://www.doleplantation.com

Restaurants discussed in the show:

Leonards Malasada’s, Rainbow Drive-In, My Cafe, Ku’Ana Cafe,

Locomoco Drive In, En Fuego, and Boots and Kimo’s.

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