May 012013

Purchased a child’s ticket with the No Expiration option?  You don’t have to worry about the tickets no longer being valid if a child should turn ten before a return trip to Walt Disney World. Children’s Magic Your Way tickets with no expiration date and unused days can be exchanged at any park Guest Services for an adult ticket at no additional charge.

BOGPLogoEach issue we will feature a snippet of what you could learn by listening to the Be Our Guest Podcast. Be sure to check back each issue for more fun.

Be Our Guest Podcast Featured Tip:

From Episode 537: Summer 2013 Preview

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Jun 272012

When you get in trouble and you don’t know right from wrong
Give a little whistle! Give a little whistle! – Jiminy Cricket


Q.  We’re hoping to do a trip in October/November with our new daughter (who will then be approximately 15 months).  On previous trips, we always included trips to California Grill, O’hana, Le Cellier, Cinderella’s Royal Table, etc.  Will these still be doable with a toddler?  Will she have to order off the menu?  (Submitted by Leslie L.)

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May 022012

By: Dena Burkett


On a recent trip to Florida to meet my parents for a Spring Training baseball game in Tampa, we decided to make a last minute trip to Walt Disney World to spend a half day and have dinner. One thing to keep in mind is that I am a huge Disney planner so I was beside myself about going to Disney without any sort of plan.

We arrived on property at 4:00 pm and since we could only pick one park we decided on the Magic Kingdom (my favorite!). First things first, when we entered the park, we decided to watch the flag ceremony which is something that I had heard about but had never before seen. (Editor’s Note:  The Flag Retreat, in our opinion, is a must do for all guests.  It takes place daily at 5:00 pm on Main Street USA and involves a Veteran from a branch of the Armed Forces).

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Dec 312011

In each issue we like to highlight tips and tidbits from our readers. If you have a tip to share, send it to us at

Published on Dec 28, 2011

My tip is a mess saver for a family with kids! I always travel with a plastic toothbrush holder and a liquid soap dispenser. It eliminates a lot of the sink top mess you get when traveling. (Submitted by Patti B.)

Each issue we will feature a snippet of what you could learn by listening to the Be Our Guest Podcast. Be sure to check back each issue for more fun.

From Episode 396: Be Our Guest Annual Gift Exchange

Every year the Be Our Guest Podcast does a virtual Holiday Gift Exchange. It is a fun light hearted episode that will hopefully give you a laugh or two. We wish you the best Holiday Season ever!

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Feb 082010

Navigating Walt Disney World with a stroller can sometimes be overwhelming. After visiting WDW numerous times without a stroller, with a single stroller, and now with a double stroller, I’ve learned the most useful strategies to have a positive experience while taking a stroller into the parks:

  • Bring a hook or bag that attaches to the handle. Hooks can be purchased at a baby or toy store. These hooks can hold everything from a small bag to several large bags as you leave the park. Don’t forget to use Disney’s resort package delivery or front gate package service to help cut down on the amount of packages that you have to carry.
  • Buy a stroller cover in case of rainy weather. This will protect your children, but also your purchases too!
  • Keep in mind that where you park your stroller to enter a ride or attraction may not be where that you find it once you return. Many families get distraught upon finding that their stroller has been moved. Usually a Cast Member has moved the stroller to make room for other strollers. It can take some searching to find your stroller. Be sure that you park your stroller with the brake on and put it in a place marked “stroller parking.”
  • Make your stroller easy to spot. If you are getting ready to purchase a new stroller, buy one that is a bright color that can be seen easily. Tie a bandana or other colorful item around the handle to make yours stand out. A Disney balloon tied to the handles also works, and is sure to delight the stroller’s occupant. Anything that you can do to make your stroller more easy to spot will help with finding it if it has been moved.
  • If you have small children and don’t always want to take them out of the stroller when you or other family members have to use the restroom, I suggest looking for a family bathroom. These are often roomy enough to accommodate a stroller.
  • Put identifying information somewhere that is visible. Make sure that you put a cell phone number on your stroller in case another family takes it accidentally. The luggage tags that Disney sends to visitors staying on Disney property are great for this!
  • Decorate your stroller! Make it fun. Put pictures of Disney characters on the inside/outside of the canopy, cover the seat with Disney fabric, or add a Disney character pillow. Make it a family activity before you leave for your magical vacation. This will definitely help with being able to identify your personal stroller, but will also with your family’s growing excitement about their vacation!

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