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Join Disney experts and Disney fans as we talk about Walt Disney World, Disney Cruise Line, Disneyland, Aulani, Adventures by Disney and even Universal Orlando. This award-winning podcast features Monday, Wednesday, and Friday shows that focus on Disney resorts, theme parks, attractions, restaurant…

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    BOGP Open Line - October 2, 2022 - BOGP 2167

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 6, 2022 62:45


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, September 25, 2022! Scott and Mike take your calls over the next hour discussing how Walt Disney World handled Hurricane Ian this past week and we also give our thoughts on the Epcot40 Celebrations too!  We get some great calls including Listener Greg from the National Weather Service to discuss how these storms are so hard to predict, especially in places like Florida but how Disney works to keep their guests safe and then Listener Wade gives us perspective of what it is like to "ride out the hurricane" via his son's experiences working in Resorts at Walt Disney World last week!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - October 5, 2022 - BOGP 2166

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2022 46:13


    Mike and Pam are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today Mike and Pam start the show off with news of the new Little Mermaid rooms coming to Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and the return of After Hours Events in 2023, then we hit some questions about places where you can work remotely around the Boardwalk, Beach & Yacht Club Resorts. Also, we have a discussion as to why we felt so optimistic at Epcot during the Millennium Celebration. We also give some thoughts to how to get pictures of all four park icons with your medals over Marathon Weekend without park tickets, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    ”I'm Magic Kingdom Happy!” - a Multi-Generational Trip to Walt Disney World - BOGP 2165

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 39:45


    We are excited to head to Portland, Maine today to speak with Listener Karen about her multi-generational trip to Walt Disney World this past spring! We discuss her stay at both Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort and a vacation rental home, great meals at places like Three Bridges, Chef Mickey's, Grand Floridian Cafe, and more! Plus, we discuss how using Genie+ made their trip better too! We also dive into how they divided the trip into two parts; one more aggressive to see the attractions and then the second-half of the trip where they enjoyed the resorts and each other's company! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Epcot @ 40 - Our Personal Memories - BOGP 2164

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 50:02


    Today Mike, Pam, and Rikki take a show to just celebrate Epcot at 40 years old! We all three love this very unique theme park and today spend some time sharing our personal favorite memories from times spent here. From "Where's the Fire?" and "The Great Piggy Bank Adventure" to riding Segways, spending New Years Eve with half the planet, seeing special fireworks and parades and much more, we hope you can connect some of your memories over the years with those we share today! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - September 25, 2022 - BOGP 2163

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2022 63:21


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, September 25, 2022! Scott and Mike take your calls over the next hour discussing thoughts on Epcot's 40th Anniversary celebrations (or lack of them) this coming week, guests who "sneak in kids" to avoid paying for theme park tickets, discussing Dennis' Disneyland trip (and the Oogie Boogie Bash!), and much more!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - September 28, 2022 - BOGP 2162

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2022 49:27


    Mike and Pam are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today Mike and Pam lead off the show with experiences we have had being at Walt Disney World when a tropical system (or in Mike's case - Hurricane Charley) came to visit! Then, we dive into questions about strategies to get the most out of Early Magic Hours at the Magic Kingdom, getting in as one of the first guests at Trader Sams, seeing the Magic Kingdom fireworks without a theme park reservation or Park Hopper, and a great email from Scotland that is what these Walt Disney World trips are truly all about! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Fort Wilderness Pop-Up Campsite, 12 Night Trip, 10 Day of Theme Park Fun, Financial Discussion - BOGP 2161

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 61:30


    Today we are headed to Birmingham, Alabama to speak with Listener Justin about his epic 12-night trip to Disney's Fort Wilderness Campgrounds where they stayed in a pop-up camper back in February! We talk about the logistics of staying at The Fort, fun times in the theme parks (10 days worth) with his wife and 2 boys, great meals, awesome snacks, and a discussion on the breakdown of the finances from the trip! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Tips to Capture the Magic On Your Next Walt Disney World Vacation - BOGP 2160

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 48:47


    Mike, Rikki, and Pam are here today going over more ideas to bring home some great memories from your next Disney adventure using the technology that you have with you, mostly your smartphone. We discuss tips to practice with your device before leaving home, shooting video and still images at the same time, debate Portrait vs. Landscape video, talk about why talking with your kids on video is so important, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - September 18, 2022 - BOGP 2159

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2022 72:30


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, September 18, 2022! Scott is back from Nashville and join us as we take your calls, after some brief news about the ending of Kite Tails and Winnie the Pooh returning to Crystal Palace!  Then, we take some great calls discussing a few very special moments for a mother/daughter trip to Walt Disney World, thoughts on if Disney has "lost the magic" as an article going around the internet states, and then Neil gives a quick trip report from his D23 trip!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - September 21, 2022 - BOGP 2158

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2022 49:18


    Mike and Pam are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today's topics include holiday events to experience at Walt Disney World other than the Deluxe Resorts, theme parks and Fort Wilderness, tips for getting your room request granted, solo runDisney race advice, a special "thank you" meal for a group of 15, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Port Orleans Riverside When WDW Shut Down for COVID; Port Orleans French Quarter 2 Years Later - Two Stories - BOGP 2157

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 49:12


    We are excited to have Listener Jason back on the show today from Pennsylvania to discuss his trip with his family to Disney's Port Orleans French Quarter Resort this past March. We talk about fun times in all four theme parks, his first experience with Rise of the Resistance being a huge Star Wars fan, discussion on the recent D23 announcements, some great dining reviews including Le Cellier and Artist Pointe, and we also talk about his trip when he was at Disney's Port Orleans Riverside back in March 2020 when the resort closed for COVID. We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Villains, Treasures, West Coast Races, Happy Ever After, Oh My! (D23 Expo Reactions) - BOGP 2156

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 44:25


    Mike, Rikki, and Pam spent today's show discussing thoughts from the Disney Parks Panel from the D23 Expo last weekend! We have a fun conversation on if Disney is listening to the fan-base with decisions like pulling the plug on Harmonious and bringing back Happily Ever After, talk about the 6th ship joining the Disney Cruise Line fleet, the Treasure, runDisney returning to Disneyland, Zootopia and Moana headed to Animal Kingdom, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - September 11, 2022 - BOGP 2155

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2022 64:30


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, September 11, 2022! Scott was down in Nashville this week, so it was just Mike and the callers!  Obviously, we spent the hour discussing many of the announcement from the Disney Parks Panel at D23 Expo earlier in the day!  We get some great calls discussing the new experiences coming to Disneyland, runDisney returning to the West Coast, the 6th Disney Cruise Line Ship - the Treasure, sailings to Australia, Harmonious & Enchantment going away, Happily Ever After returning and much more!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - September 14, 2022 - BOGP 2154

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2022 44:38


    Mike and Pam are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today's topics include tips for a solo traveler headed to Walt Disney World during the holiday season staying at the Polynesian who already has tickets to Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party, where to eat with the family the night before the BOGP Cruise - Steakhouse 71 or Hoop de Doo Revue, how friends and family can get to the Finish Line on Marathon Sunday in January from Port Orleans French Quarter, a fun celebration for a 70th birthday party at Walt Disney World, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Disney's Pop Century Resort, Extended Family, Jaleo, Mama Melrose, Dessert Party, Family Memories - BOGP 2153

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 56:54


    Today we are headed to Connecticut to speak with Listener Diana about her extended family trip to Walt Disney World this past June/July! We talk about being a Disney fan growing up in Spain, then planning this awesome family vacation with different family groups, spending time in all four theme parks, great meals at places like Sanaa, Mama Melrose, Jaleo, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!  

    The One Where Rikki Makes An Announcement - BOGP 2152

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2022 43:51


    Mike, Rikki, and Pam are here today to create a "Just Solid Attractions" Hall of Fame for Walt Disney World! We aren't talking about the "headliners" that get all of the attention, rather those consistent, solid attractions that we always go back to time and time again that we would definitely miss if they went away. But first, Rikki has a BIG announcement to share with the podcast family and we couldn't be more proud of her! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - September 4, 2022 - BOGP 2151

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2022 62:01


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, September 4, 2022! Scott joins Mike as we discuss the rumored "Disney Prime" service that might be coming soon to "bundle" Disney experiences for a monthly fee.  Is this something you might be in interested in?  Also, we get calls discussing the value of the dessert parties during Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, a mini-trip report from Malcolm in the UK about his 27 day trip last month including an awesome Disney Fantasy cruise, dining discussion with Brandon from New Hampshire, and Eric talks about 26.2 magical miles around the Walt Disney World Resort hotels!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - September 7, 2022 - BOGP 2150

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2022 45:12


    Happy Disney Plus Day to all who celebrate! Mike and Pam are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today's topics include a huge thank you to the guests at The Magic For Less Travel to start the show, and then we discuss what to do with your day prior to a Halloween or Christmas Party at the Magic Kingdom, getting items (groceries) delivered to your resort prior to your arrival, celebrating a 21st birthday outside of Epcot, breaking down what the water stations look like during a runDisney event, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Walt Disney World Honeymoon, Pop Century Resort, Homecomin', Walking Boot, More - BOGP 2149

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 5, 2022 42:48


    We are headed to near Houston, Texas today to speak with Listener Samantha about her honeymoon trip to Disney's Pop Century Resort this past January! We discuss how the honeymoon came together and how she had to "win over" her husband for this trip, working through the challenges of being in a "walking boot" during the entire vacation, great times in the theme parks as well as some awesome dining experiences! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Disney Upgrades That Are Totally Worth It - BOGP 2148

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 40:14


    Mike, Rikki, and Pam are here today to kick-off a great Labor Day Weekend! We have a fun discussion about upgrades that are totally worth it when it comes to Disney Cruise Line, Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and more! From Memory Maker to verandas to club-level and more, hear our thoughts on the value of these upgraded experiences! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - August 28, 2022 - BOGP 2147

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2022 65:43


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, August 28, 2022! Scott was back and joins Mike as we discuss the news of the week including changes (for the better) to the Disney Park Pass system as well as changes to character Meet & Greets on the Disney Cruise Line!  Scott also shares some highlights from his trip including thoughts on Coronado  Springs, a review of Hoop De Doo Revue, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, and more!  Finally, we get some fun calls from Don and Caleb as well!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - August 31, 2022 - BOGP 2146

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2022 47:29


    Mike and Pam are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today's topics include a discussion on if Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is worth it for an elderly parent, Pam's top 3 lounges to visit over the Wine & Dine Race Weekend, speculation on when Woody's BBQ might open and when 1900 Park Faire could re-open, will we see Be Our Guest Restaurant ever return to Quick-Service for lunch, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Walt Disney World Dolphin, Space 220, Brown Derby, Theme Park Fun, ”That Guy!” - BOGP 2145

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 29, 2022 63:20


    Today we are excited to head to Seattle, Washington to speak with friend of the show Don about his trip to Walt Disney World last December! First, we discuss his history with the Disney Parks, including a great first experience at Disneyland as a kid! Then, we discuss how he used great technology tools to plan this trip with multiple groups, staying at the Walt Disney World Dolphin, meals at places like Space: 220, Brown Derby, Skipper's Canteen, and more! We also discuss an awesome way to thank special Cast Members during your stay! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Fall Dining at Walt Disney World - BOGP 2144

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2022 30:46


    We've had a bit of a cooler week here in the Midwest so that got us to thinking, "What restaurants at Walt Disney World remind us of the fall?" Today we share some hidden gems around property that you might want to consider for your next Walt Disney World vacation because their menu options are best enjoyed when it isn't the hottest time of the year! We also throw in our favorite fall snacks around Walt Disney World as well! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - August 21, 2022 - BOGP 2143

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 68:18


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, August 21, 2022! Mike was flying solo tonight as Scott is on his way home from Walt Disney World during tonight's show!  We start the show off with some news of beloved tours returning to Epcot and an upcoming Skyliner refurbishment that could affect your plans in January.  Then, Wade calls in to share some highlights from his trip last week, including a great review of this year's Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party, golf at Walt Disney World, dinner at California Grill, and dropping his son off for his College Program.   We also speak with Alfred about some current Disney topics including MagicBand+, Mary Poppins at Epcot, and Cosmic Rewind!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - August 24, 2022 - BOGP 2142

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2022 47:14


    Mike, Pam, and Rikki are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today's topics include what Disney's response to Epic Universe could be and what we could see announced at D23, thoughts on H2O products going away, how we are "celebrating" Disney Plus Day, if you should upgrade to Club-Level if you hit a discount for your Walt Disney World vacation, running at Pop Century and Port Orleans Riverside Resorts, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    The Walt Disney World 5 Resort Split-Stay and 4 Parks in One Day - BOGP 2141

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 58:59


    We have a great time today speaking with friend of the show Chris from New Jersey about two recent Walt Disney World trips! First, we talk about his honeymoon trip where they ended up staying at 5 Walt Disney World hotels - including the Polynesian Villas, Saratoga Springs, Animal Kingdom Lodge (Kidani Village), and the Boardwalk Villas! Then, we break down Chris' solo trip in May for the Guardian of the Galaxy preview, where he did 36 hours at Walt Disney World and 4 Parks in One Day! This is a really fun show with lots of insider tips to make your next trip even better! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Pam's Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser Experience - BOGP 2140

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2022 43:49


    We are excited to have the original squad back today as Pam shares her experience with the Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser at Walt Disney World! We discuss pre-trip, arrival, cabin option, dining, missions, entertainment, character interaction and so much more on today's show! If you are at all curious about this experience, today's show will answer a lot of questions you might have about this very unique and highly-themed experience! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - August 14, 2022 - BOGP 2139

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2022 62:07


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, August 14, 2022! Mike was flying solo tonight as Scott is down at Walt Disney World this week enjoying some family fun at Coronado Springs Resort!  We got some great calls tonight from Kidani Village, Cleveland, and New Hampshire all discuss recent Disney trips!  We discussed this years Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party (and how soggy this first one was), fun meals, runDisney Springtime Surprise themes, Marching Band memories from years past, and much more!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - August 17, 2022 - BOGP 2138

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2022 46:40


    Mike, Pam, and Rikki are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! Today's topics include more incredible aggressive animal encounters at Walt Disney World, suggestions for taking a baby to Aulani Resort, discussion about options for a family of 6 for a first on-site stay, things to do as a solo traveler at Disneyland Resort, an epic trade proposal between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Disney's Pop Century Resort, Family of 5, Emergency Strikes, Family Memories Made - BOGP 2137

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 15, 2022 59:00


    Today we are headed to Minnesota to speak with Listener Karin about her trip to Disney's Pop Century Resort with her family of 5 this past May! We discuss her first night staying over at Endless Summer at Universal to start the show (along with a meal at Toothsome's), having two rooms at Pop Century, great dining at places like Three Bridges, Primo Piatto, Whispering Canyon, and we get the story of when a medical emergency strikes during your trip! (It has a very positive outcome!) We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    The Walt Disney World Performance Review - BOGP 2136

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2022 48:22


    Mike, Scott, and Rikki are here again today for more fun Disney talk to ease you into the weekend! First, Scott gives a preview of his Walt Disney World trip that starts tomorrow, including some hard-ticket events (three of them!) he will be attending, where he is staying, ADRs that he will be enjoying, and an unusual way to get to Walt Disney World! Then, we put Walt Disney World through a Performance Review with two simple questions - What is Walt Disney World doing really well right now and what does Walt Disney World need to work on moving into 2023? Hear our thoughts and then share yours! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - August 7, 2022 - BOGP 2135

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 65:37


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, August 7, 2022! Mike & Scott are here taking your calls for the next hour!  Today we discuss changes to Genie Plus that we think most guests will be pleased with, do a "quick preview" of Scott's trip next week to Walt Disney World, take some calls with a review of the new Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort, discuss the best "old fashioned" drinks on-property, and speak with a listener from Sydney, Australia who is coming over to the Galactic Starcruiser here in October!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - August 10, 2022 - BOGP 2134

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2022 43:55


    Mike, Scott, and Rikki are here today answering your awesome Listener Questions! First, we each give a suggestion as to the one retro song we would add to Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind, discuss thoughts on if the Wine & Dine Half-Marathon Post Race party is worth the ticket purchase, talk about transportation options from MCO to Walt Disney World, debate between Coronado Springs - Gran Destino Tower - Club Level vs. Wilderness Lodge (Standard Room), and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Bay Lake Tower, Extended Family, Star Wars Experiences, Genie Plus Tips, More - BOGP 2133

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 52:42


    We are headed to Houston, Texas today to speak with Listener Amanda about her trip with extended family to Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort back in February! Hear how they made the most of 3 days at Walt Disney World! We talk about planning with 10 people in the travel party, arrival and time at Disney Springs, multiple days at the Magic Kingdom and how Genie Plus saved them a lot of time, great counter-service dining options, awesome Star Wars experiences and much more! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    More Listener Questions - August 5, 2022 - BOGP 2132

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 45:32


    We had so many great questions in the inbox as well as in the Live Chat as we recorded that we just needed to keep going from Wednesday's question show! Rikki, Scott, and Mike discuss transfer options from the Miami Airport to the cruise terminal, which ADR to get rid of: Topolino's breakfast or Space 220, a wile animal encounter story from Discovery Island, selecting the "most themed" resort for 5 year old twin girls, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - July 31, 2022 - BOGP 2131

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 64:38


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, July 31, 2022! Mike & Scott are here taking your calls for the next hour!  Today we discuss trades that could be made between Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort that would benefit both destinations in the spirit of the Major League Baseball trade deadline this week, meet & greets we would like to see with rare characters, and the scariest animatronics!   We also get a couple of great calls with tips on using Genie Plus and feedback from last week on Hoop de Doo Revue and much more!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - August 3, 2022 - BOGP 2130

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 3, 2022 47:49


    Rikki is back and joins Mike and Scott to answer your Listener Questions today! We jump in by discussing how quickly you can get off a Disney Cruise Line ship at Port Canaveral if you are headed to Walt Disney World that morning, discuss what not to miss for your first time at Castaway Cay, follow-up information on teens using the fitness centers with Disney Cruise Line, a crazy running challenge proposed by a listener to run at each Walt Disney World Resort hotel, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Fiance's First Walt Disney World Experience, Coronado Springs, Star Wars Magic, More - BOGP 2129

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2022 42:13


    Today we head to the Atlanta area to speak with Listener Madison about her trip to Walt Disney World last September! This was a trip where she took her fiance' who had never been to Walt Disney World before! Hear how Madison and her mother really made this first-time experience special in many ways and find out if he is now a "Disney fan" post-trip! We discuss their stay at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, dining at Mama Melrose, Ohana, Be Our Guest, touring all four theme parks, lots of fun in Galaxy's Edge, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    More Tough Disney Choices - BOGP 2128

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 48:45


    It's time to have some fun and play right along with Mike & Scott as we propose some tough Disney choices during today's show! Would you rather explore the Disney Wish or explore Nassau while in port during the BOGP Podcast cruise? Would you rather get 2 paid runDisney registrations other than Marathon Weekend or "just" Marathon Weekend paid for? Would your rather have Memory Maker or Genie Plus included with your Annual Pass? Would you rather get 7 nights at Saratoga Springs or 3 nights at the Grand Californian? These and many other tough choices on today's podcast! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - July 24, 2022 - BOGP 2127

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 66:18


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, July 24, 2022! Mike & Scott are here taking your calls for the next hour!  Today we discuss the release of the MagicBands+ this week at Walt Disney World, debate if Scott should keep an ADR to T-Rex for his trip next month, and then we get a few calls about times we lost our vehicles in parking lots at Disney destinations as well as when we have had wildlife encounters at Walt Disney World!   Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - July 27, 2022 - BOGP 2126

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2022 54:53


    Today you get Mike & Scott answering a TON of great listener questions on the show! We cover topics such as if first-time cruiser should take a 5-night Disney Fantasy cruise with 2 Castaway Cay stops or a 4-night Disney Wish cruise, where to watch some college football in the Disney Springs area this fall, experiences we miss from the old Downtown Disney at Walt Disney World, speculation on when the Walt Disney World Railroad might come back, celebratory meal ideas for "Marathon Sunday" and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Disney's Beach Club Villas - 2 Bedroom, Extended Family, Genie Plus Tips, Typhoon Lagoon, More - BOGP 2125

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 51:55


    We are excited to get back to what the show is all about today - trip reports! Listener Amy joins us from out near Boston to discuss her trip to Disney's Beach Club Villas this past February to share her stay in a 2 bedroom villa with extended family! We talk about the planning of the trip, travel down, first use of Genie Plus, thoughts on changes at Walt Disney World since her last trip in 2019, visiting Typhoon Lagoon, evening Deluxe Resort Hours, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Comparing Select Walt Disney World and Disneyland Experiences - BOGP 2124

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 52:31


    Happy Friday, everyone! Today, Mike & Scott are back with a topic that was suggested by multiple listeners of the show during our live recording of the Listener Questions earlier in the week. We take a look at comparing select experiences from our recent Disneyland trip with experiences we've had in the past at Walt Disney World, such as Fantasmic, Main Street, USA, the Railroads, IncrediCoaster vs. Slinky Dog Dash, the Matterhorn vs. Expedition Everest, and many more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - July 17, 2022 - BOGP 2123

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 61:43


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, July 17, 2022! Mike & Scott are here taking your calls for the next hour!  Today we celebrate National Ice Cream Day by discussing our favorite places to get ice cream treats on the Disney Cruise Line, at Disneyland and at Walt Disney World!  We also discuss an old Walt Disney World commercial that was discovered this past week that lauds the benefits of staying on-site and how this makes you feel!  We also get some great calls with very fun and positive trip reports as well!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Listener Questions - July 20, 2022 - BOGP 2122

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2022 47:00


    Pam is traveling to a galaxy far, far away this week and Rikki is a bit under the weather, so you get Mike & Scott answering your listener questions! Today we discuss the pros/cons of scheduling a Back-to-Back cruise on the Disney Wish, thoughts on if teens can use the fitness facilities on the Wish, places to dine at Walt Disney World before the full marathon, thoughts on when the MagicBands+ may launch, touring Walt Disney World with relatives with mobility issues, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BONUS Patreon Show: More Disneyland Stories with Mike - BOGP 2121

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 44:18


    Today we have a very different show to get the week started! Due to many things happening in this week following our trip to Disneyland, (and a couple of last-minute cancellations for trip report recordings), we are bringing you this past week's Patreon Exclusive Show - "Mike in the Midwest" for free! In this show, Mike shares a few more stories that were not mentioned in the other shows from his Disneyland trip! This is a great way to hear what "Mike in the Midwest" is all about, and I do apologize, because it is a lot of me just rambling and telling stories! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    Mike & Scott Go to Disneyland! - BOGP 2120

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 63:41


    This is a show that I am so excited to bring to you! Today, it's the trip report from Mike's very first visit to the Disneyland Resort! Scott and his family joined Mike's family in Southern California last week and we have so much to share! We discuss flying into both San Diego and Long Beach, staying at the Disneyland Hotel, so many experiences throughout Disneyland and Disney California Adventure, Genie Plus tips, dining, snacking, and why we fell in love with Disneyland! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    BOGP Open Line - July 10, 2022 - BOGP 2119

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 67:05


    This is the Live Call-in Show from this past Sunday night, July 10, 2022! Mike & Scott are just back from Disneyland within the last 24 hours and are giving their very initial thoughts on their trip! Hear first-impressions of Disneyland from Mike, traveling from San Diego from Scott, great snacks and meals in the parks, surprising experiences, special events, and much more!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.  Become a patron of the Be Our Guest Podcast over at www.patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!  

    Pam Is Back From Her Disney Wish Cruise! - BOGP 2118

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 13, 2022 61:48


    We are switching things up a bit today as instead of Listener Questions, we are bringing you Pam's review of the Disney Wish! Pam sailed on the inaugural sailing of this amazing ship and gives us all of the details! We discuss her first impressions of the ship and what feels similar and different from the other ships, we discuss the different stateroom categories and layouts, the rotational dining offerings, lounges on board, adult areas (with spa services), children's areas, and much more! We hope you enjoy today's show!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

    The Family Trip to Disneyland That Finally Happened in January 2022 - BOGP 2117

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 50:41


    Today we are so excited to have Listener Jenna from Seattle joining us to share her trip to Disneyland Resort from this past January! This was yet another trip that was delayed time and time again due to the COVID-closures, but when it finally took place this past January, was amazing! Hear Jenna's history with Disney, including growing up in Canada and making a special road trip to Walt Disney World when she was younger, which set the stage for this awesome Disneyland adventure with her own family years later! We discuss the Disneyland Hotel, touring both parks, using Genie Plus, dining and snacks and so much more! We hope you enjoy today's podcast!  Please visit our website at www.beourguestpodcast.com.  Thank you so much for your support of our podcast! Become a Patron of the show at www.Patreon.com/BeOurGuestPodcast.  Also, please follow the show on Twitter @BeOurGuestMike and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/beourguestpodcast.   Thanks to our friends at The Magic For Less Travel for sponsoring today's podcast!

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