Oct 052016
 

Young children have a difficult time understanding elapsed time. I make a paper chain with my young grandchildren. I make sure we have the number of links needed until our Disney vacation. We remove one link a day until there are no more links. They then understand that we leave tomorrow for our vacation. (Submitted by Annette F.)

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Episode 1074 – Right now at Walt Disney World

Mike was missing Walt Disney World something fierce this week, so he got to thinking.. “Right now at Walt Disney World, someone is…”  So, we made this into a show!  Think about it.  Right now at Walt Disney World, someone is getting on the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train RIGHT NOW!  Someone is sitting down to dinner at Whispering Canyon RIGHT NOW!   What else did we come up with?

The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

The BOGP family has members from all over the world and we hope you will join us!

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Sep 212016
 

Our family loves Christmas ornaments which can be expensive. We have found that key chains and bookmarks can be a less costly alternative. If you don’t want to hang them on the tree with the key ring you can always remove it with needle nose wire pliers and hang with ribbon. (Submitted by Rhonda)

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Episode 1068 – Would You Rather?

Mike, Rikki, and Pam are back and ready to have some fun before the weekend!  We are playing, “Would You Rather?”  Trader Sam’s or Nomad Lounge?  Disney Magic or Disney Dream?  7 Nights with no WDW Parks or 4 Days with the Parks?  Hear these propositions and more.

The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

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Sep 012016
 

To help catch drips from popsicles, Mickey Bars, etc… use a drink lid (like you would get at the soda fountain or quick service location)… simply invert and put the stick through the “X” and voila… drip catcher! (Submitted by Laura C.)

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Episode 1059 – WDW Nostalgia Vs. Universal Hipness

We are very excited to have Listener John from Wisconsin joining us today to lead a fun discussion about the nostalgia of Walt Disney World Vs. the cutting-edge experiences at Universal parks.  Is one better than the other?  Does one experience preclude the enjoyment of the other?
The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

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Aug 242016
 

When not using the Disney Dining Plan, eating can be expensive.  We always pack a small hard exterior carry on luggage with snacks and non-perishable breakfast items.  This way, you save money on food and have extra room to bring back special purchases!! (Submitted by Nathalie J.)

 

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Episode 1056 – What’s Included – Disney Cruise Line Entertainment

We needed to relax today and head out to sea!  Mike, Pam and Rikki discuss those things that are included in your Disney Cruise Line fare that really make the experience incredible!  From desk parties to trivia to first-run movies, we talk about our favorites!

The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

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Aug 102016
 

This is a Magical Tip/ Magical Memory in one! If you are staying at one of the WDW properties and have the opportunity to go the evening Extra Magic Hour at the Magic Kingdom that runs until the early morning hours, make sure you go!  On a visit over Thanksgiving week, we made a point to go back to the hotel and nap midday so we could stay up and go to the park’s Evening Extra Magic Hours.  We arrived just as the fireworks started.  When the fireworks ended, there was a mad rush by most Guests to the gates, yet we were able to fight the crowd and made our way toward the back of the park.  This was the beginning of our favorite memory of the week.  We rode everything we wanted to and had no lines at most rides.  I remember walking straight though to a waiting boat on Pirates of the Caribbean!  We wanted to walk through and see Fantasyland and ended up riding the Under the Sea ~ Journey of The Little Mermaid!  It ended up being a great ride!  And of course I left humming the music.  At times, we felt like the only ones in the park.  The only other people we saw were cast members!  Make sure to take advantage of these late night Extra Magic Hours if they are available when you are vacationing at WDW!  It’s worth it and your kids will love it.  They get to stay out late and ride and ride and ride some more. One more tip: have snacks and drinks in your hotel room when you get back.  Everything is closed at 3:00 a.m. (Submitted by Keith R.)

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Episode 1050 – Start with Apps

Today we spend some time talking technology and Disney!  From Pokemon Go to Star Wars Rebels all over Walt Disney World to more traditional apps to make your Disney vacation experience awesome, we talk about it all today!
The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and hope you will share yours as well.

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Jul 272016
 

When my daughter’s family joined us on our last trip, I went to the Disney Store in the outlets and bought some items to take with me — matching t-shirts, small stuffed animals, gift cards, etc.  Each morning items would be set out on the kitchen table to surprise the grandkids with a different note from the different Disney characters.  In the middle of the week, I had a personalized tote from the Disney florist sent to the room with soda, candy  packed inside and couple of balloons attached .  The tote my daughter carried thru the parks and everyone admired it!    The grandkids still remember this and talk about it often.  We are now planning another family trip with my daughter and son’s family — I guess I’m going back to the Disney outlet once again for more surprises! (Submitted by Donna L.)

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The Be Our Guest Podcast 12 Hour Live Show is upon us and will take place on Sunday, July 31 from 10 a.m. EST to 10 p.m. EST. This special show is all to benefit the amazing Give Kids The World Village in Orlando, Florida, which is a non-profit organization that exists only to fulfill the wishes of all children with life-threatening illnesses and their families from around the world to experience a memorable, joyful, cost-free visit to the Central Florida attractions, and to enjoy the magic of Give Kids The World Village for as long as there is a need.

This year, we are hoping to raise $15,000!  It’s going to be difficult, but we know that with your help, we can do it!  If you would like to donate, please do so at http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/beourguestpodcast/12HourLiveShow2016  Any little bit that you can donate helps!

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The Be Our Guest Podcast is hosted by Disney lover Mike and co-hosted by fellow Disney aficionados Pam and Rikki. The show covers everything from listener experiences to questions about how to make the most of your dream trip to the world! We hope you will join us each week as we share our love of all things Disney and we hope you will share yours as well.

The BOGP family has members from all over the world and we hope you will join us!

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